Saturday, June 26, 2010


"THE BERGER" Open House...A Super Event for Event Superheroes!

GMP hosted a summit of Nashville's event planning superheroes Thursday night for THE BERGER event facility's open house. The Superheroes theme was the perfect backdrop to showcase Nashville's coolest new special event facility! The historic Berger is located in the heart of Nashville's thriving downtown area and is within walking distance of some of Music City's largest convention hotels. The unique space offers endless options for meetings, receptions, fundraising events, and parties of all kinds. Gary Musick Productions recently became The Berger's management company and will be supporting customers with a complete array of decorating, audiovisual production, catering and event planning services. We partnered with our friends from Copper Kettle Catering, The Premiere Event, and Garden Delights to create a spectacular event designed around a superhero theme. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped make this evening a super success!

Here are some shots taken just before doors opened....

LED lighting effects and special LED furniture created a striking look.

Cartoon superhero silhouettes and a cartoon version of the Nashville skyline were used as backdrops for the music room and stage.

Stunning tablescapes were designed by GMP's David Holloway.

A bubbling beverage fit for any Superhero!

The Berger boasts four unique spaces that can be designed to create a perfect flow for events.

Chef John (on the left) from Copper Kettle Catering presided over a pasta station that was a hit with our guests!

Centerpieces featured fresh flowers in a custom vase filled with glowing "kryptonite"! Our LED bench seating areas are perfect for receptions.

We're planning for The Berger to become a favorite music spot for downtown events and convention attendees. In fact, we're located just three blocks from Nashville's new MUSIC CITY CENTER!

Thursday, June 17, 2010



This past Tuesday the Gary Musick staff and more than 150 special guests celebrated the grand opening of DUREGO EVENTS in Brentwood, Tennessee. GMP and Durego Lewis have joined forces to create the Nashville area's most prestigious event facility. DUREGO EVENTS was transformed into an elegant oasis of beautiful decor, comfortable furnishings, amazing music, and sumptuous cuisine. Many local GMP clients and top area meeting and event planners joined with members of the Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce to help with the ribbon cutting ceremony. A special thanks goes to Mere Bulles (catering), Jimm Wright Designs (florals), and Southern Events for partnering with Gary Musick Productions to make the evening so special. We've already received numerous booking inquiries for the facility this week and the future looks extremely bright! Watch for special entertainment events to be created by GMP especially for the Durego Events facility. This is the start of something big!

Durego Lewis, Gary Musick, members of the Durego advisory board and Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon to commemorate our Grand Opening.

Several members of our GMP family were on hand to help with the event. Good looking bunch, huh?!

We created several intimate conversation cabanas with elegant draping and comfortable seating.

Guests enjoyed the soft elegance of the decor designed by our GMP staff.

Jimm Wright designed the floral arrangements for the party. They were stunning!

Our elegant fountain served as a stunning centerpiece for the event. Many guests thought it was a permanent feature of the facility. Great job by our GMP scenic and lighting team in creating a perfect look for the event!

Saturday, June 12, 2010



GMP is delighted to announce the formation of a new alliance between our company and Durego Events, the Nashville area's newest upscale event location. The Durego facility has 8400 square feet of meeting and event space, with a large main room, a fabulous veranda, and a private green room area. Located at 1649 Westgate Circle in the heart of Brentwood's popular Cool Springs area, the facility has access to parking for 350 guests, a catering kitchen, and was designed to accommodate vehicles and trade show displays in a showroom format. The building was originally an upscale restaurant but was recently renovated to become one of Williamson County's only multi-purpose event facilities. Gary Musick Productions will be handling bookings for the facility as well as offering all aspects of decorating, audiovisual, catering, and event support services to its customers. We're incredibly excited about this new venture and look forward to helping it become one of Nashville's top meeting and event destinations! For information on booking Durego, contact GMP producer Brandon Thomas (615-259-7952), or any of our GMP producers. We're eager to show you why Durego should be your next event location!

This unique facility offers an elegant covered entrance surrounded by ample parking for 350 guests.

Durego has a catering area and permanent bar.

The main room's tile floors are specially built to accommodate heavy automobiles and other machinery.
Brides love the private green room area!

Durego's large open floor plan is perfect for receptions, weddings, themed events, business meeting, dances, gallery events. and corporate celebrations.

The private veranda is perfect for small groups and dinners.

Durego is becoming a favorite among brides looking for a luxurious reception experience.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

CMA Fest Underway!

CMA FEST Underway!

Our scenic crew started early this morning with the load in for a CMA FEST booth for Nashville's Big Machine Records. This is the third year we've created a booth for BMR which represents major artists like country superstar REBA McENTIRE and the recording industry's top phenom TAYLOR SWIFT. The booth was designed by Keith Brogdon in our graphics department and built by our scenic team lead by tech director Eric Cardwell. Operations Manager Chris Lyle and our ace scenic crew assembled on site. The project is coordinated by GMP producer BRANDON THOMAS for our clients Justin and Kelly from BMR. We'll post some more pics of the artists in the booth over the next few days...never know who you might see! Thanks to BMR for allowing us to be involved again this year.

CMA FEST is country music's largest celebration for the fans, with a week of fabulous concerts, autograph sessions, artist parties, and live music by the biggest stars in country music. This year is especially important to our home town as Nashville rebuilds from the devastating floods of last month. Downtown Nashville has made an amazing recovery thanks to the unequaled volunteer spirit of our Music City citizens. Come see us this week...its a BIG party!

Justin, Brandon, and Kelly in front of the booth in progress.

See anyone who looks familiar?
BIG Machine is BIG TIME!

Shoney's Event has Big Impact


Nashville's Embassy Suites was the site of a contemporary themed dinner event for Shoney's Corporation tonight. GMP handled the design and decor for the event - and it looked GREAT! The project was spearheaded by GMP producer Brandon Thomas with a lot of help from our scenic team. Here are some shots hot off the camera...