2024 Breakin’ Up Winter Registration
Breakin’ Up Winter Registration
We will be featuring some great players including: Earl White with the Earl White Stringband (featuring Adrienne Davis on Guitar and Victor Furtado on banjo) and Gretchen Priest-May (fiddle) and her band Roadside Distraction (featuring Emily Watson on mandolin, and Tim May (guitar). We will have the full schedule up soon – but will have workshops to cover fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and flatfoot dancing. (Schedule subject to change)
— NOTSBA Board and Breakin’ Up Winter Committee
Here is the full schedule of events for this year. Or print your own PDF by clicking here.
Here are links to 2 nearby campsites as an alternative:
1204 Murfreesboro Rd
Lebanon, TN 37090
Nashville East/Lebanon KOA Journey
2100 Safari Camp Rd
Lebanon, TN 37090
Cedars of Lebanon State Park
328 Cedar Forest Rd, Lebanon, TN 37090 | (615) 443-2769
Cedars of Lebanon State Park has been the home of our annual old-time music retreat from the very beginning. We utilize most of the park facilities and have a great relationship with the park rangers and the Friends of Cedars of Lebanon, a support organization.
The park contains 900 acres, and an adjoining 8,100 acres are operated by the Parks Division as a natural area and by the Forestry Division as a State Forest.
- Cedars of Lebanon State Park is located approximately 31 miles east of Nashville in Wilson County. It is 6 miles south of I-40 on U.S. Highway 231 (State Route 10).
- Coming south from I-40 on US 231, State Route 265 is the major intersection before the park entrance, which will be on your left.
- Coming north on US 231, the park entrance will on your right before the crossroads with State Route 265.
Each year, NOTSBA holds a drawing to determine who gets to stay in a cabin onsite at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. There are just a few cabins available and many people who want them, so the drawing is an attempt to level the playing field.
To toss your name into the hat, please send in your check to NOTSBA along with the “Enter Me In The BUW Cabin Drawing” coupon on the back of the Breakin’ Up Winter flyer. All cabin entries must be mailed; there is no option to enter the cabin drawing online. If you don’t initially get a cabin, you will be contacted by a member of the drawing committee; we can either destroy your check or keep you on the waiting list in case someone cancels.
The postmark deadline for entering the cabin drawing is January 12, 2024.
The physical drawing will take place on January 22, 2024. Members of the NOTSBA Board of Directors conduct the drawing and email results to all applicants within a few days.
Local Hotels, B&Bs
Lebanon, TN, 7 miles north of the park, has several motels:
For information about bed & breakfasts in the area or locally-owned accommodations, contact the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce at 615-444-5503, or visit www.lebanonwilsontnchamber.org
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO THURSDAY NIGHT POTLUCK
Fees, Refunds, Cancellations & Contact Information
2024 Registration Fees
- Member | Full Event: $75
- Non-Member | Full Event: $85
- Student (college level or under) | Full Event: $30
- Single Day Member | Friday or Saturday only: $45
- Single Day Non-Member | Friday or Saturday only: $55
It’s possible that these rules and regulations could change without notice. To learn more about up-to-date Tennessee State Park COVID policy, visit https://tnstateparks.com/about/Keeping-Visitors-Healthy
NOTSBA offers scholarships to students who might not be able to attend Breakin’ Up Winter without a little assistance. A Breakin’ Up Winter scholarship includes registration fees for one student and an adult companion. It does not include meals or lodging, but free attendance to all events and jams is a great reason to attend.
If you know of a student who plays an acoustic stringed instrument – full-time college students or younger – who would benefit from the experience of learning about old-time music first hand, please email us at [email protected] and we will make every attempt to offer the student an opportunity to attend at no charge.