Saturday, February 27, 2010



We are in the middle of a five-city series of recognition events for one of our favorite long time clients. These dinner and awards programs honor outstanding performances by the top sales and service managers within the company. This week, one of the top winners who should have been honored live at the event in Nashville could not be there due to a prior commitment to a management training program in another city. The solution? We arranged a live SKPE session with the winner that allowed her to be part of the evening! As she was introduced, her live image appeared on screen to the surprise and delight of her co-workers. We worked with the client and the hotel to arrange a special audio and video feed that allowed her to see and be seen by her associates. It was a great success and worked perfectly. A special thanks goes to GMP production manager Jonathan Yeaworth for helping with the technical details. Here's a shot of her surprise "guest appearance".



The Nashville Heart Gala is one of our city's most noteworthy charity events, and this year continued the American Heart Association's tradition of excellence with the success of the 2010 Heart Gala. The silent auction, dinner, and dancing event raises significant funds to support heart research and patient services for the American Heart Association. Gary Musick Productions has partnered with the Nashville Heart Gala staff for several years on the design, decor, and production of the event. This year, an Asian theme incorporated gorgeous linens and table decor with our huge Japanese lantern stage set pieces and dramatic lighting to create a stunning look for the event. Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center was once again the site of this year's gala. Highlights of the event included an authentic Chinese Lion Dance, several fabulous trips auctioned after dinner, and a moving testimonial from a young heart patient who received a heart transplant as a result of the work of the Association. Congratulations to the GMP producer Brandon Thomas and the Heart Gala staff and volunteers on the success of the this year's gala! Also, hats off to the staff of the Schermerhorn for their great work and cooperation - thank you to Allison Huber, Bruce Pittman, and Brian Doane especially. And thank you for allowing GMP to be part of the event again this year!

Laura Turner Hall just before doors opened to guests.

Table decor design was a collaborative effort between gala chairpersons, the Heart Gala staff, designer Amos Gott, and GMP producer Brandon Thomas.

Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center offers a dramatic setting for any special event!

The Craig Duncan Orchestra provided music for dinner and dancing. They were a huge hit with gala guests!
Lead singer Denise Patton is the wife of GMP General Manager David Patton. What an incredible performer! Awesome...just awesome!