ResoSummit is produced by Rob Ickes & Betty Wheeler for ResoRevolution.



ResoSummit | November 14-17, 2013

ResoSummit 2013 Group Photo

What an amazing group of people came together to collectively create the magic that was ResoSummit 2013! To download a high-resolution version of the ResoSummit 2013 group photo, formatted for 8x10 printing (and, as they say, suitable for framing, click here. It is a 1.33MB file, so it may take some time to display/download. Right-click to save it on your computer.

Photo Gallery of ResoSummit 2013 Images
Click on the images below to see a great selection of photos from ResoSummit on Flickr, taken by our official photographer, Lee Hiers.

ResoSummit 2013 Collage
Images from ResoSummit 2013

ResoSummit: Total Dobro Overload by Design!

3 days of workshops by a diverse, stellar faculty; 3 evening performances at the Station Inn plus a closing faculty Dobro All-Stars performance; after-hours jams; luthier consultations; and more. ResoSummit's home is the Scarritt-Bennett Center, a beautiful campus in Nashville's Music Row-Vanderbilt area.
Our goal: To send you home with enough homework, ideas, and especially inspiration to make this a highly creative and productive time in your musical life.

Registration Fee: $430
Includes all workshops & activities, 3 Station Inn performances, and the closing Dobro All-Stars performance. Does not include optional on-site housing or meals. The registration fee is unchanged from 2012; on-site housing fees are
lower than 2012. Optional on-site meals will be available by pre-order, with orders taken closer to the event.

Registration+Wait List

Registration opened exclusively to those on the ResoSummit email list at 7:05 pm CST, and sold out at 8:14pm. If you are interested in attending ResoSummit, don't despair - we make offers to many people on the wait list every year.

Sign up for the wait list by completing our simple online registration survey.

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Schedule highlights

ResoSummit begins on Thursday, Nov. 14. Registration opens at 3pm, and on-site room check-in opens then also. There is an optional "get acquainted" dinner at 5:30pm in the Susie Gray Dining Hall at the Scarritt-Bennett Center, our ResoSummit "home", and the first official event of ResoSummit will be an 8pm performance at the Station Inn by Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes. Informal jamming space will be available beginning at 1pm, and is available after-hours each day of ResoSummit, as deep into the night as you wish to use it.

Friday, Nov. 15 features an all-Summit opening session, where you'll meet the faculty and hear them play in duos. Three workshop sessions follow, plus an "optional activities" hour with options ranging from informal performances and demos to one-on-one opportunities to consult with faculty and our staff luthiers during "office hours". After a dinner break we'll be back at the Station Inn for a performance by the Dale Ann Bradley Band (Phil Leadbetter on dobro), followed by informal after-hours jamming.

Saturday, Nov. 16 has a similar schedule, with four workshop sessions, plus an optional activities hour, and an 8pm performance at The Station Inn featuring Flatt Lonesome, featuring Michael Stockton on dobro

Sunday, Nov. 17 features two morning workshop sessions, plus one 2-hour session after lunch. There is an opportunity on Sunday for a workshop at a nearby recording studio, and the 2-hour final workshop is a good opportunity for a more in-depth treatment of key topics. ResoSummit then closes with "Dobro All-Stars" faculty performance, which will end by 6pm. Some participants leave on Sunday afternoon or evening; others stay overnight and leave on Monday, so we provide after-hours jamming space for Sunday night.


ResoSummit offers approx. 80 workshops during 10 workshop sessions, covering a broad range of topics. The workshop schedule includes core topics offered every year, along with new topics based on faculty interests and suggestions from prior years' surveys. Check out the 2013 Workshops here.







Rob Ickes

Paul Beard

Billy Cardine

Andy Hall

Orville Johnson

Randy Kohrs

Phil Leadbetter

Stacy Phillips

Ivan Rosenberg

Tim Scheerhorn

Michael Stockton
& Flatt Lonesome

Sally Van Meter

Michael Witcher



Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley & Friends
Thursday, Nov. 14

The Dale Ann Bradley Band
featuring Phil Leadbetter on dobro
Friday, Nov. 15

Flatt Lonesome
featuring Michael Stockton on dobro
Saturday, Nov. 16


The Dobro
All-Stars ResoSummit Faculty
Harambee Auditorium (Fondren Hall — Scarritt-Bennett Center)

Critics' Pick, Nashville Scene:

"Ever the busy bee, resonator guitarist Rob Ickes has for several years now been taking time out of his hectic schedule to preside over ResoSummit, an instructional camp that’s only half-jokingly billed as “total Dobro overload by design.” [By] way of showing off the instrument and some of its best masters, each night finds campers — and the public — gathering up at the Station Inn for related shows. It is always a stunning lineup..."
Jon Weisberger, Nashville Scene 

venue locations

Scarritt-Bennett Center
1008 19th Ave S.
  Nashville, TN 37212

The Station Inn
402 12th Ave S.  
Nashville, TN 37203

P.O. Box 682551
Franklin, TN 37068-2551
phone: 615-656-5306



Key Information

on this page:
Registration Fee
Registration+Wait List
Cancellation + Refund Policy
Schedule Highlights
ResoSummit Venue Locations
Family & Friends Info

On other pages:
Housing+Hotel Info
On-site Meals+Nearby Restaurants



Please review this cancellation & refund policy CAREFULLY before paying your deposit or fees.

ON OR BEFORE AUG. 14, 2013, registration fees and on-site lodging deposits are fully refundable minus a $25 cancellation fee.

FROM AUG. 15 THROUGH OCT. 14, registration fees are 50% refundable. On-site lodging & meals payments are refundable if we are able to reassign your room and/or meals to another participant. Otherwise, lodging & meals payments are nonrefundable.

ON & AFTER OCT. 14, registration fees and on-site lodging and meals payments are non-refundable.

Although we reserve the right to follow the terms of this cancellation & refund policy strictly, if we are able to fill the vacancy from our wait list or reassign your room and meals to another participant, we may, in our sole discretion, elect to refund a greater portion of your deposit.

Please note that many people on our wait list need several months' advance notice in order to be able to arrange to attend. If you need to cancel, the sooner you do so, the more likely it is that we can fill your space from the wait list.



Many ResoSummit participants bring family members or friends with them to Nashville.

At registration on Thursday afternoon, and during ResoSummit, you can buy "friends and family" tickets ($15 each; $20 for Thursday performance) so that your family members or friends can join you for the evening performances at The Station Inn.

You can also purchase on-site meals for your friends and family (by pre-order, in advance of the event).

Family and friends are welcome to participate in after-hours jams on instruments other than dobro (and we especially encourage bass players!). However, workshops and other daytime ResoSummit activities, including the opening session, are open to registered participants only. You may bring family/friends to the closing performance on a space-available basis.

Our Restaurants+Diversions webpage lists nearby restaurants and some interesting activities for Nashville visitors, and we'll update this list as ResoSummit gets closer.


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