Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wine Down Wednesday

Valerie Summers, our new VP of Sales and Customer Relations at GMP, invited the GMP team to Arrington Vineyards for an evening of award-winning wine, dinner, music, and fun! Arrington Vineyards, located about 25 miles south of Nashville, is one of the most unique attractions in the Nashville area and is a popular spot for corporate events and private parties. Valerie’s husband, Kip, is the vintner and co-owner of Arrington, and we were lucky to be given a personalized tour and tasting by the expert himself. Kip and Valerie’s partner in the venture is Kix Brooks, from country music's super duo “Brooks and Dunn.

Our evening started with a tour of the facility, followed by a tasting of the winery’s wide selection of varietals, culminating with dinner provided by Stage Left Catering. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our last company outing of the summer. Thank you to Valerie, Kip, and Arrington Vineyards for making it a special evening. Watch for upcoming Arrington Vineyards special event packages from GMP - it truly is an outstanding location for corporate events and gatherings of all kinds!

Kip explaining the bottling process.

Learning about the bottling process.

Grape crushing machine.

Wine tasting.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Did You Know?

Thompson Square, fresh off their debut album and single “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?,” just hit the road with Jason Aldean. Thompson Square turned to Gary Musick Scenic to complete elements of their new set design. The GMP team built two 5’ tall x 8’ wide faux speakers that served as a base for oversized lips. We wish them great success with the tour!
Faux speakers for Thompson Square.
 GMP has also recently created scenic elements for other artists and staging companies in support of tours for artists like Kid Rock, Brad Paisley, and The Misfits. Our Scenic department recently helped Accurate Staging with key elements of the design for the Kid Rock “Born Free” tour which included a carved eagle, two 30-foot-long rifles, and an oversized longhorn skull.
Carved eagle for Kid Rock's touring set.

Scenic elements at live show.