Southern Hospitality and Sunshine from the Music City

With the Nashville ADJA after the cruise

Zek Storm, Jim Cerone, Chuck Roberts, Mike Walter, Kelly Farmer, & Brian Snyder

A big thank you to our friends from Nashville, Tennessee, who hosted the DJ Retreat last Tuesday.  Even though they talk with a funny accent, they were a pleasure to work with and ran a smooth operation.

Kelly Farmer and the members of the Music City region are certainly giving this ADJA chapter something to talk about. After 10 days in a row of rain in the deep south, the sunshine made a welcomed return just in time for our visit.

Weddings That Wow!

Weddings That Wow!

The event was held at Nashville Shores at their outdoor amphitheater location.  The gorgeous weather and natural setting added to the unique and desirable experience for Mike and I as well as the attendees.

Mike presented, “Weddings that Wow”, The Methodology of Entertaining the Masses, I presented “Bar Mitzvah TNT”, Traditions and Techniques for an Exceptional Celebration, and then we teamed up for our interactive keynote on “Balance”, Personal Evolution for the Mobile Entrepreneur.

Based on the e-mails and texts so far, our presentations were well received.

Bar Mitzvah TNT

Bar Mitzvah TNT

I think it’s fair to say that Robin and Linda Knowles went home happy.

Marcello and Mike,

…”Your unbelievable energy really reached out to even Emcee Show Veterans like myself.  We listened again to everything you and Mike said all the way home to Memphis that same evening with our digital audio recorder.  We really learned some terrific things from you that we will certainly add to our shows!  It goes to show that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!”…

Robin and Linda

Rockin Robin’s Dj’s, Memphis TN.

With the Perfect Host, Jim Cerone

Mike & I with the Perfect Host, Jim Cerone

Nashville Sunset, Life Is Good!

Sunset on the water, a nice way to end the day, Life Is Good!

Special thanks to the event’s producer, Kelly Farmer, for extending the invitation and making sure we had everything we needed, to Brian Snyder for his entertaining city tour and taking us to the best steakhouse in Nashville, Fleming’s, to Zek Storm for his sound engineering services, to Chuck Roberts for complimenting the river cruise with his musical selections, to Mike Durham for providing the delicious cuisine, and to our good friend, Jim Cerone, for a nice evening at Mad Donna’s and for sharing his candids for this entry.

Many of the attendees drove over 3 hours to join us.  We certainly appreciate everyone’s efforts and taking the time out of your busy schedules to make the trip in.  It was nice spending the day with you all.

Man, we’re fixin’ to go back and visit y’all real soon.  🙂

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One Response to “Southern Hospitality and Sunshine from the Music City”
  1. Kelly Farmer says:

    Who ever knew that a couple of boys from Jersey could inspire so many DJs in Tennessee. We were so proud to have Mike and Marcello in the Nashville area for our first DJ Retreat. The Music City ADJA has worked hard on this event and you two helped us bring it. I’ve had numerous emails and phone calls thanking me for bringing such a great conference to Nashville…all thanks goes to Mike and Marcello. The DJ Retreat was a great shot in the arm to take us into the new year with focus and vision to have our individual DJ businesses be the best that they can be. Thanks again.

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