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ResoSummit 2017

November 9-12, 2017, Nashville, TN

Total Dobro Overload by Design!

ResoSummit is: 3 days of workshops by a diverse, stellar faculty; 3 evening performances at the Station Inn plus a closing faculty performance; after-hours jams; luthier consultations; and more.
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.

A big thanks to these special ResoSummit sponsors and friends:
D'Addario, Paul Beard Guitars, GHS Strings & Tim Scheerhorn, Compass Records,
The Station Inn & J.T. Gray, our photographer Lee Hiers, and
volunteers extraordinaire Christine Hultman, Jen Ickes & Dwight Worden.

ResoSummit, celebrating its 11th year in 2017, is produced by
Rob Ickes and Betty Wheeler for ResoRevolution.

Images from ResoSummit 2017

2017 Photo Album + Group Photo

Our official photographer, Lee Hiers, captured some special moments from ResoSummit 2017, including our all-Summit sessions, workshops, Station Inn performances, and more. Find the 2017 Photo Album here.

The group photo is available for download in high-resolution format, suitable for printing as an 8x10 photo. Download the group photo here (1.96 MB jpeg file).

Group Photo - small

Key Information

Full ResoSummit 2017 Schedule (PDF)

ResoSummit 2017 Workshops (PDF)

Workshop Supplement Page

(changes +2 additional workshops)

Print Version of the Online Signup Survey
(the survey shows which workshops were scheduled for each workshop session)

Visit our FAQs page for tips on flying with a dobro, getting to ResoSummit from the airport, driving directions and parking info, and our audio- and video-recording policy.


ResoSummit 2017 Registration

Registration opened on May 9 by a "First Call" email sent exclusively to those on the ResoSummit email list. We sold out very quickly (well under an hour), but we were able to offer some spaces to those on our wait list.

The 2017 Summit included 102 participants from 37 states, five Canadian provinces, plus Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.

2017 Registration fee: $475. It includes 10 workshop sessions, two "optional activities hour" sessions, nightly after-hours jamming, three Station Inn performances, and the closing faculty performance. It does not include on-site housing or on-site meals, both of which are optional.


Our Venues

Scarritt Bennett

Our workshops, on-site lodging and meals, after-hours jams, and closing faculty performance take place at Scarritt Bennett Center, 1008 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212. Scarritt Bennett offers free parking in two lots accessed from 18th Ave. South, available to all participants.

Our evening performances take place at The Station Inn, 402 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203. We organize carpools and the "Dwight shuttle" to get you to and from The Station Inn. Uber and Lyft are also options, since parking near The Station Inn is scarce and expensive.

Scarritt Bennett Center dorms: ResoSummit offers on-site dorm rooms for $200 for 3 nights, or $265 for 4 nights, including all Tennessee and Nashville taxes and fees. Our 2017 hotel group rate was at the nearby Home2 Suites by Hilton.

Quick links: FAQs | Cancellation+Refund Policy | Contact Us | Past-Year ResoSummit Links

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

ON OR BEFORE AUG. 9, registration fees and on-site lodging deposits are fully refundable minus a $50 cancellation fee.

FROM AUG. 10 THROUGH OCT. 9, 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.

AFTER OCT. 9, 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.




Rob Ickes

Paul Beard

Greg Booth

Billy Cardine

David Hamburger

Jimmy Heffernan

Gary Hultman

Randy Kohrs

Todd Livingston

Ivan Rosenberg

Tim Scheerhorn

Sally Van Meter

Mike Witcher



Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, 8pm

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, featuring Todd Livingston on dobro (Thursday)

Mike Witcher, Molly Tuttle & Friends

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley


ResoSummit Faculty
Harambee Auditorium
(Fondren Hall)


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

The Station Inn

402 12th Ave S.  
Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Us:



mailing address
P.O. Box 682551
Franklin, TN 37068-2551

ResoSummit Archives:

ResoSummit 2016

ResoSummit 2015

ResoSummit 2014

ResoSummit 2013

ResoSummit 2012

ResoSummit 2011

ResoSummit 2010

ResoSummit 2009

ResoSummit 2008

ResoSummit 2007

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




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