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The Woodshed Guitar Experience is a 4-day, 3-night retreat for guitar players of all kinds!

September 5-8, 2024
Lake Frances Retreats - Crossville, Tennessee

Jam, create, and learn from the best artists in the industry.

Steve Morse

An incredible setting on the beautiful Cumberland plateau paired with amazing music and one on one instruction from some of the best guitarists in the world. The Woodshed Guitar Experience is a 3-night retreat, hosted by Andy Wood, for guitar players of all kinds! Jam, create and learn from Andy and his friends, some of the best artists in the industry.

This exclusive experience is designed to inspire and educate musicians by offering hands-on opportunities with some of the most talented artists in the industry. Our host location, Lake Frances Retreats, is a 150 acre private property, including a private lake, and amenities nestled within the beauty of eastern Tennessee. Attendance will be limited to a guest list of 125 registrants. If you are looking to spend quality time with amazing individuals, learning, listening to, and creating music and more, this experience is for you!

2024 Artists

Steve Morse
Andy Wood
Brent Mason
Andy Timmons
Tom Quayle
David Beebee
Jim Riley on drums
Daniel Kimbro on electric bass
Ben Eller
Andy Campbell

*Artists are subject to change due to dates and scheduling changes

Past Artists

Joe Bonamassa
Eric Johnson
Guthrie Trapp
Seth Rosenbloom
Lari Basilio

Schedule tba

Welcome to Lake Frances

We’re proud to be hosting this year’s Woodshed Guitar Experience at the fabulous Lake Frances outside of Crossville, Tennessee!

Lake Frances is a 150-acre retreat location found nestled on the top of the Cumberland plateau, just outside of Crossville, Tennessee. It’s easy to get to, yet you experience the seclusion of being in nature and hanging out on the lake. Comfortable cabins, top-notch facilities and an amazing setting make Lake Frances the perfect getaway for your church or school group, as well as the ideal fit for your special event or a unique wedding neither you nor your guests will ever forget. Lake Frances is the retreat location you probably haven’t heard of, but the last one you will ever want to visit. Retreat to the wild.


Lake Frances Retreats boasts a variety of rooming options fit for everyone. Rooming options are on a “first come, first serve” basis. We also offer the option for attendees to stay in local hotels.

Standard Rooming
Standard Rooming
Deluxe Rooming

Cabin option I

  • Standard cabin

  • Twin bunks

Cabin option II

  • Deluxe cabin

  • Twin/queen beds available

Cabin option III

  • 1 guest per room

  • Private bathroom

  • Only 15 available!

A world class spread of meal options will be offered to all attendees, with special accommodations for campers with food allergies.


The Woodshed Guitar Experience offers a variety of pricing models that vary based on their accommodations, etc.

Cabin Shared Room

$ 2799 99
  • On-Site Cabin Shared Room
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Bathrooms have 4 sinks and toilets

Cabin Private Room

$ 3299 99
  • On-Site Cabin Private Room
  • Private Bath
  • Limited Availability

Hotel Single Room

$ 3299 99
  • Private Single Hotel Room Option
  • Single King or Double Queen bed Options
  • Shuttle to/from camp included

Commuter Package

$ 2399 99
  • All performances, clinics, demonstrations, and meals are included.
    Lodging Accomodations

guest add-on

Add a guest (spouse, etc) for the week; $450 to package (includes all meals and activities, except for classes)

See rooming accommodations.

cancellation policy

We will refund all payments, minus a $200 processing and registration fee to all participants who send in cancellation notice to oc@woodshedguitarexperience.com by August 22nd, 2024, and receive cancellation confirmation. 

No registration fees are refundable within 14 days of the Woodshed Guitar Experience. 

If the Woodshed Guitar Experience is cancelled for any reason, all participants will receive a full refund.

*Onsite single room availability is limited. Once spots run out, we will book hotel rooms for guests requesting a single/private room

Frequently Asked Questions

All levels of playing ability are welcome at The Woodshed Guitar Experience! New guitar players and veteran guitar players are encouraged to attend. Our only requirements are that you love people and music!

Live Q&A with the The Woodshed Guitar Experience artists are built into all of our instructional classes and sessions. This is a very organic environment that encourages artists and attendees to communicate and learn from each other.

Yes! You are welcome to bring your own guitar, but if you don’t want the hassle of traveling with your own instrument, we will be providing an amp room with plenty of amps and guitars from our sponsors at Open Chord MusicSuhrREVV, and Wampler for you to try out.

We encourage you to bring along your favorite gear, as long as attendees are respectful of volume. We have plenty of space to spread out and play as loud as you want!

It’s our goal at The Woodshed Guitar Experience to create a musically organic vibe for musicians of all ages and levels. There are scheduled attendee jam sessions every night. In addition to the scheduled jam sessions, there will be organic jam sessions popping up throughout the event.

A professional chef will be preparing all guest meals, served on the scenic, covered, deck at Lake Frances Retreat. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.

There will be designated smoking areas on site. Smoking is not allowed in the cabins.

Photos and videos can be taken and used for personal use. We want to respect the artists’ privacy, which means that rebroadcasting of live concerts, shows, or classes will not be allowed, depending on each artists’ consent and agreement.

Yes, attendees will need to sign a photo release form, but you will have the opportunity to opt out of any promotional photos.

Access for people with disabilities is limited. We will do everything we can to make it possible for everyone to attend and participate. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

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There are many of us who have been craving music in recent months, and we feel this is the perfect opportunity in the ideal setting to have a unique event like the Woodshed Guitar Experience. We can’t wait for you to join us!

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