Monday, February 02, 2009

2009 Nashville Heart Gala "All You Need Is Love"

As I mentioned last week, we've been in major planning for the Heart Gala at the Nashville Schermerhorn Symphony Center last Saturday. Months and months of planning went in to make this a special night and to raise money for the American Heart Association. It was a terrific success!

Here are some pictures to chronicle the day...


Preparations began early Saturday morning as we began to build the set and prepare the room

stage set goes up

Volunteers word hard to get the auction items in place

Heart Gala logo

Valet Area

Guests begin to arrive...show time!


Gabe Dixon, a popular local artist, played instrumental Beatles tunes in the main lobby as guests walked in



Gabe

West Lobby

The "!964" band did sound check and was ready to go!


Michelle Moschel (VP of the AHA for Middle Tennessee) kicked off the night

Heart Gala co-chairs welcome everyone

After dinner there was a late night party where the band played and everyone danced the night away!




My lovely go-go dancers! (Mary Roberts and Alina Williams) They are such sweethearts and did an awesome job Saturday night. If you remember last year when I did the Chinese Dragon show in Atlanta, Alina was one of my dancers there. She is a Radio City Rockette but is based out of Nashville. She's worked ships for us in the past. Mary was a new find and a great dancer. She's off to do a contract for Holland America but hopefully we'll be seeing her again!



Go Alina!

Everyone had such a blast dancing! Our buddies, Mark and Holly Whaley were the life of the party. Holly and I work together a lot on different events. We really love them!

We had such a great time!



Alina, Mary and me


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Enjoy these fun clips!

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This clip....priceless. Gary...I'm thinkin' definite blackmail.



All in all it was a fantastic night! Definitely one of the coolest events I've gotten to work on. The band was incredible and everyone seemed to have a great time. Thank you, Alyson, Holly, and the rest of the gang at the AHA. Looking forward to working with you all again!

3 comments:

Stephen Bailey said...

Great job! Looked like a lot of fun...and a lot of work!

annie said...

What a fun party! Looks like all your hard work paid off.

Christy said...

ohh...you guys dress up so nice!!! Glad it went well:)