Friday, December 31, 2010

GMP on the Road in Las Vegas

The GMP team recently hit the road to Las Vegas to produce a major year-end conference for one of our clients. The 3-day program was held at the Bellagio Hotel and Resort and featured several general sessions geared toward the organization's conference theme of "Best in Class". Our clients included California-based "Blueink Writing" and "Travel Dynamic Group". GMP team members Gary Musick, Jonathan Yeaworth, Chris Lyle, Jacob Driver, Rob Dicken, Brandon Thomas, Sean Yeaworth and Johnny Jones provided direction, audio, lighting, and video support for the main tent events. This was our second time to work with this client and the program came off without a hitch! Congratulations to the entire creative and production team for another successful road show!

The General Session staging incorporated three AV screens for graphics, video rolls, and live image magnification. Special lighting effects were used to complement the style of the conference logo.

The opening night reception featured a Cirque theme and incorporated a number of amazing acts from the Las Vegas area. Aerialists, stilt walkers, contortionists, and strength and balancing acts performed throughout the evening. It was very cool!

GMP provided decor throughout the reception that included 17 private cabana seating areas. Each cabana was themed in a different color and included pillows and candy-based centerpieces in matching hues.

Monday, December 13, 2010

W.L. HAILEY & Co. Christmas Party

GMP Producer, Brandon Scott Thomas produced a company Christmas party for W.L. Hailey over the weekend. Although the weather outside was frightening, the decor inside was so inviting! GMP partnered with Sheryl Thomas from Sheryl Thomas Florals to transform the DUREGO event space into a winter wonderland. The delicious catering was provided by Mere Bulles. The band was the "Party Cats" and they did a great job too.

Special thanks to Terry Beeler and Melissa Davis from W.L. Hailey for being so great to work with!

Here are a few pics from the night:

Sheryl is constructing her centerpieces

linens came from BBJ

These look great! Way to go, Sheryl!

cabanas went up with special Christmas candy dishes on the tables

The veranda room was set up as a mingling area

even the restrooms looked beautiful!

The band who was hired is called the Party Cats. They were really amazing!


GMP Producer, Brandon Scott Thomas, captured these images last week during the television taping of "Broken". Last year, Darrell Vanzant asked Brandon to create the scenery for a tour he was doing of a musical based on a dramatization by the Young Life Organization. Later this year TBN expressed interest in taping it for television so Darrell called Brandon and we revised the set for TV.

The taping went well and it should air sometime toward the end of January. Kudos to the cast and crew and to Darrell for all his hard work. Check out his link for more information on this project and the cast. Click HERE for details.

Special thanks to Keith Brogdon for his design work on the scoreboard. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We Would Like to Thank the Academy

Keith Urban

Martina McBride

Mel Tillis and Kenny Rogers

Earlier this fall, Gary Musick Productions worked with the Academy of Country Music (ACM) on production of the 4th ACM Honors, presented at Nashville's landmark Ryman Auditorium. GMP was tasked with putting together the Red Carpet arrival, where more than 20 media outlets interviewed honorees and presenters prior to the event. Additionally, GMP designed and fabricated the stage set for the awards show.

GMP Producer Bert Hensley spearheaded the project working closely with ACM Vice President of Logistics, Erick Long and Michelle Goble, Vice President of Membership & Events, and the show's producer.

Gary Musick Productions would like to thank the Academy for allowing us to play a part in the 4th ACM Honors.

For a great recap of the event, please view the video tagged in this post.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dunkin’ Donuts Baskin Robbins Family Day event for T.J. Martell Foundation

Gary Musick Productions is proud to have worked with the T.J. Martell Foundation, a long time client, in launching a new family-oriented event in Nashville- Dunkin Donuts Baskin Robbins Family Day.

This exciting new event took place at the Belmont Curb Event Center on Halloween, and was a huge hit among the hundreds of families who attended. The event was designed by GMP Producer Bert Hensley as a carnival / circus atmosphere, and featured corporate trick-or-treat booths, balloon artists, inflatable bounce attractions, larger than life themed scenic d├ęcor and a variety of entertainment.

Following a performance by Playing By Air, a juggling troupe, Capitol Nashville recording artist and star of Nickolodeon Channels’ iCarly, Jennette McCurdy took the stage for a performance that thrilled children and parents alike.

A big thank you to all the sponsors whose support made the event possible. All net proceeds of the event support the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center- so it was “fun for a cause”. The response and feedback for this new event has set the stage for what is sure to become a Nashville Halloween tradition.

Friday, November 12, 2010


This past Tuesday night, our Berger Event Facility hosted the "Chemo Duck Goes Country" fundraiser. GMP producer Brandon Thomas help produce the event in conjunction with GMP client Brian Mayes. Here are excerpts from Brandon's review of the evening...

Last Tuesday night I helped produce a benefit for Lu Sipos's organization called "Gabe's My Heart". The event was called "Chemo Duck Goes Country" and it was a huge success. Gabe Sipos (8 yrs old and a cancer survivor) was the inspiration for this organization. He is in a movie coming out in January with Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw called "Country Strong". Red Carpet pictures with Gwyneth and Gabe taken this week in Nashville at the preview for the movie have now circulated all around the globe.

Celebrities gathered to raise money for Lu's organization and champion the fight against pediatric cancer. One of the best parts of the evening was getting to spend some time talking with Colin Raye. He is a pretty amazing guy. Very strong believer and encourager. I've always loved Colin but my love for his music was re-fueled Tuesday night. Incredible voice and gift...still!

Lu and Rob Sipos have quite a fire cracker on their hands. Gabe is Mr. Charm and worked the crowd like a pro. He is a great kid and a worthy opponent at thumb war. I didn't even let him win. :) I loved getting to know Gabe, Rob and Lu. They are one very special family. Kudos to everyone for a wonderful night...especially Brian Mayes.

And here is a post show comment we received from Brian Mayes, our client with the Nashville Publicity Group;...

Hey Brandon,

Thanks for your help with making the event so incredible...
On behalf of Chemo Duck, Collin Raye and Nashville Publicity Group, thank you.
The Berger is hands down the best event space in town.

Brian Mayes
Nashville Publicity Group

Red carpet and photo opp in front of the Berger...

Colin Raye performing on the Berger stage...

Chemo Duck mascot stuffed animals used at the auction...