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...

Monday, November 1, 2010



This weekend was a busy one for the team at Gary Musick Productions. On Thursday, we helped our friends at the COPPER KETTLE with the grand opening of their new facility in Columbia, Tennessee. The same night, we provided decor for a masquerade ball at Nashville's "Standard" club. Then on Saturday, we had the honor of producing the IASIS Healthcare 2010 Chairman's Awards at Nashville's Downtown Hilton Hotel. IASIS is one of the nation's leading hospital companies, with 19 facilities communities across the United States. The unique thing about the IASIS awards program is the purpose of the recognition. Rather than honoring outstanding business performance, the company recognizes those employees who have exhibited exemplary leadership in community involvement, social concerns, and charitable activities. I don't think I've ever seen award winners who were so truly appreciative of the recognition. Giving back is part of the IASIS culture, and their awards program certainly is a testament to their philosophy. This was our third consecutive year to assist with design and decor, technical production, and overall event coordination. Music was provided by the Scat Springs Band. Florals were designed by Jimm Wright, and linens were provided by The Graceful Table. Kudos to IASIS planner Lora Bateman-Lovell for creating another fabulous event!

Watch for several new posts coming up this week featuring Nashville's coolest family Halloween event, a fantastic art exhibition at our Berger event facility, and the first week of rehearsals for the cast of our "Colors of the Season" production for Louisville's Galt House "KaLightoscope" downtown holiday celebration!

The ballroom featured a stage flanked by elegant draping with dramatic lighting effects.

Colorful lighting effects and designs were used to create interest throughout the program.

The foyer became a comfortable lounge setting for guests to enjoy conversation and networking with fellow IASIS honorees.

Dramatic florals provided stunning visual impact to the event.

Four floor-to-ceiling faux window treatments with huge floral displays and dramatic lighting flanked the perimeter of the ballroom. It was a beautiful addition to the room decor!