Welcome everyone to the thread for what I am hoping is to become the Annual Music City Meet. I have wondered for a couple years now, why I haven't seen a meet for this area. I was excited to see some interest when someone dug up an old thread asking about interest for the Nashville / Middle TN / North Alabama / Kentucky area. Obviously everyone is invited, you don't have to be from those areas. Due to the interest that was expressed in that older thread it seemed that the Nashville, TN area would be the ideal location. It is a centralized location for most. It's also known as music city, what could be more fitting?
The date has yet to be determined, however I believe it would make sense to say tentative late spring, possibly early summer. This will hopefully allow for a higher number of members as school will not be in session. It will also allow for proper time to plan, based on level of interest.
Below is some information I'm interested in collecting for the meet:
All members interested, if you could reply and let me know what your availability is, what gear you will be bringing, and how many people will be joining you. (If you don't have anything, or very little to bring, no worries, this will hopefully only fuel your fire, haha)
If anyone knows of a company that is local, and would like me to try to get them to stop by and demo their products, let me know and I will do my best.
I would also like to provide some food / refreshments. If you have any food allergies, let me know and I will do my best to avoid such items. (Just a quick note, I will not be providing alcohol, lol)
Any other suggestions or requests, feel free to let me know. I promise if they are reasonable I'll give them strong consideration.
If you would like to get involved and help out with organizing this event, I'm open for help.
Information will be compiled in post #2 as far as who is planning to attend, and what they will be bringing. Thanks all. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
I have contacted the Music City Sheraton hotel in Nashville, about hosting the meet there. I have actually stayed at and attended functions in this hotel previously. They have a ton of options for spaces to host this event. Also, what better place to host the Music City Meet, than the Music City Shearton?
Also, I have been looking at a date of May 10, 2014. This isn't set in stone, and can easily be adjusted at this point. If this is going to conflict for anyone let me know and we can discuss other options.
My intentions are to stay at the hotel on Friday night, to meet anyone else that plans on staying there, or just wants to come by and get a quick familiarization. Perhaps we could all go for dinner that night?
I sent out an invitation to Tyll Heartsens of Innerfidelity . I'm sure he would be interesting to meet and have lots of insight.
-Tyll sent me a response on 3/2/2014, letting me know he would be unable to attend.
AURISONICS has let me know that they would like to support us with this event!! They have told me they will remain in contact with me to work out the specifics. Great News indeed!
Edited by rsgladwin85 - 3/4/14 at 10:44am