Bandhappy: Giving Fans a Chance to Learn with Their Favorite Bands

Christofer Drew of Never Shout Never teaching for Bandhappy

It’s hard to know where or how to start learning to play an instrument. But what if you could learn directly from rockstars? Well, Bandhappy, a platform built to connect musicians with their fans through educational experiences — both online and in person — is giving you the opportunity to do just that. This summer, Bandhappy will team up with Van’s Warped Tour and over 30 of its bands to teach classes live on site for their 3rd consecutive year! This year’s lineup includes bands like The Ready Set, Crown The Empire, The Word Alive and many more.

“This is a great chance for fans to really connect and get to know their favorite artists in a much more meaningful and powerful way,” says Bandhappy founder Matt Halpern. Instead of supplying the regular artist meet-and-greet, Bandhappy is going to provide fans with a way to learn directly from those artists who most inspire them. “It’s also going to be a great opportunity for  the artists to build a stronger relationship with their fans,” says Matt.

Bandhappy is also partnering with CreativeLive to bring you our biggest audio contest to date. This is your chance to show us what you can create — and potentially be featured by some of the best bands in the business! Check out the details below to find out more, and follow CreativeLive and Bandhappy on Instagram for a contest announcement.

The Contest:


You could find yourself in the front row taking pictures of the band the next time they’re in your hometown.


Have you ever wanted to design your own fan art? Here’s your chance to do it for The Summer Set!


Yes, it’ true. This is your chance to produce a beat for The Ready Set.

Prepare to Win!

The Bandhappy contest begins June 13th, the first day of Van’s Warped Tour. Between now and then, we STRONGLY suggest you hone your design, photography and music skills by checking out our free mini courses below – it may just increase your chances to WIN!

How to Enter:

Visit to reserve YOUR spot in a class with your favorite artist and to find out all the Warped Tour contest details. Also, follow CreativeLive and Bandhappy on Instagram. Once the Van’s Warped Tour begins on June 13th, we’ll be sending out updates via our accounts!

Free Mini Courses:


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Topher Kelly is a San Francisco-based freelance writer and editor at CreativeLive. Follow Topher on Twitter@Topher_LIVE.