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Rock & Loaded ShowMusic's History will meet with Music's Future for a hands-on, interactive, in-depth day of sessions, panels, clinics and a closing show by the greats. The intent of the event is to provide an opportunity for new musicians, writers and singers to meet face to face with some of the best in the business, and to allow the celebrity performers a way to give back to the next generation.

This grass roots project began with a desire to do something more for today's musical students. In an effort to meet our goal a private donor stepped forward with a gift to grant a number of scholarships. Making it possible for many students to be honored with a scholarship based upon their individual commitment to their craft. Many of the speakers, instructors, and staff are working as volunteers to further demonstrate the Universities goal to help enrich, foster and lead the way for the future of music.


September 18, 2010


Rock & Load U/Rock & Load Show 


8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Seminars/Workshops)

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (Dinner)

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Live Concert)


The Rock and Load University is dedicated to providing real world experience by providing workshops and clinics designed to enhance and grow the skill set of all attendees.


The Rock and Load University has the following goals:

  • To provide a personalized meaningful experience to every attendee.
  • To equip attendees with understanding and techniques that will positively affect their playing and personal growth.
  • To emphasize quality instruction by recognized industry professionals.


  • 150 - 200 students for clinics / 200 - 500 for the Concert
  • College, High school, 16-23 years of age / Any age
  • MTSU / Belmont / Vanderbilt / Local High schools / Local Music Schools / CMT / NSAI / Music Starts Here / The Music Row Show
  • Radio / TV / Instructors / Celebrities / Rock & Load Staff / Venue Staff / Promoters / Affiliates / Sponsors


Sabian / D'Addario / SoundCheck / Hilton Garden / Alliance Rubber / Tangent Alliance / Regions Bank / Open Mic.Us / Strum Magazine / The Scene / The Nashville Muse / The Green Umbrella / Hilton Garden Hotel

Rock & Load UniversityUNIVERSITY:

The Rock & Load U will take place in Nashville, TN SAT SEPT 18th 2010. Drum, Guitar, Bass, Songwriting, Engineering, The Music Business, Marketing & Much More.

The Workshops and Clinics will include Legends like:

Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Black Sabbath),

Duane Hitchings (Rod Stewart, Cactus, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix),

Chas Sandford (writer "I ain't missing you at all" and others)

Stan Webb (writer "I'm from the country and I like that way" and others),

Abe White (The Neville Brothers, Keith Anderson, David Ball),

Jay Frank (CMT Senior VP of Music Strategy)

Dan Shafer, Doug Frasure and many more will be on hand to educate, encourage and perform. This is an incredible opportunity for any fan, teacher, performer, player, hobbyist or professional alike.

Chas Sanford & Stan Webb as well as the Rock & Load Show including Carmine, Kent, Dan, Abe, Dave Webb, Duane & friends.

750 Cowan
Nashville, TN 37207-5624
(615) 726-1165