Every second week in July we move over to the Sheraton Music City in Nashville and host the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society convention. This was our 27th!!
I am really busy the whole time and don't bother taking my camera down to the registration desk because I know I won't have a minute to even think about pictures. However on Saturday morning I did bring it down and took this shot of the registration desk. We start on Wednesday with about 10 office depot boxes full of registration packets and by Saturday we're down to one. We register people coming the whole week and this year we had 1400 people.
It's hard to explain an event like this. A first timer this year just emailed me to thank us for hosting it and saying her Dad had told her for years how wonderful it was, but until she came she didn't understand it.
It is 4 days of music with 3 stages, 2 workshop rooms, 4 vendor rooms, a thumbpickers room and music everywhere in the hotel lobby and bar area.
The concert Saturday night started with George Hamilton IV. He's come before but each year we have new kids and we want them to hear the stories of Chet. George had to be first because he had to get over to the Opry for the second show. He is a funny man and so kind to come tell us about his friend. They all miss Chet so much.
No weaving this week. I did wear my new scarf to the concert. I'm not really a scarf person but I did enjoy wearing it. I hope to weave more of them. Did get an order for one.....
On to new challenges for this week!