It was beyond hot during the first full day of events at the 40th Annual CMA Festival in Nashville. People were passing out left and right, but the heat didn’t stop the performers from giving their all. I got to hear some really talented artists and enjoy the magic of Nashville at night. I even managed to find a few design ideas along the way!
IT WAS RIDICULOUSLY HOT OUTSIDE, BUT NEWCOMER
ASHLEY GEARING WAS EVEN HOTTER. IT WAS FUN WATCHING
THE GUYS BATTLE IT OUT FOR A PRIME PHOTO POSITION!
|THIS WALL TREATMENT, IN THE JACK DANIEL’S EXHIBIT,
WAS MADE FROM OLD WHISKY BARRELS. THERE ARE SOME AMAZING
DESIGN IDEAS FOR REUSING AND RECYCLING THEM HERE!
|THE CROWD AT THE RIVERFRONT STAGE ENDURED THE
RELENTLESS HEAT TO ENJOY THE MUSIC OF COLT FORD
|WHILE TRYING TO ESCAPE INTO SOME PLACE WITH AC,
WE SAW THIS INTERESTING RECYCLING IDEA: OLD KEG TAPS,
HUNG FROM THE CEILING, CREATING A COLORFUL DISTRACTION
(SORRY ABOUT THE GROSS, OLD SCHOOL SOUND PROOFING!)
|THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN, AS THE SUN BEGAN TO SET.
NOTICE THE RECORDING ARTIST BUSES LINED UP BEFORE THE SHOW?
THERE WERE MANY MORE. THAT’S ONLY A FRACTION OF THE PARKING LOT!
|WHAT I SAW FROM THE TOP OF LP FIELD, HOME OF THE TITANS.|
|WHAT MY CAMERA SAW: THE ZAC BROWN BAND, WITH ALAN JACKSON
I WAS A LONG WAY AWAY, BUT THE SET DESIGN WAS REALLY QUITE GOOD.
EACH ARTIST WAS ABLE TO CUSTOMIZE THE MULTITUDE OF LIGHT PANELS.
THE ICONIC BAT TOWER, AS SEEN AT NIGHT,
FROM THE EAST BANKOF THE SCENIC CUMBERLAND RIVER
NASHVILLE HAS AMAZING, SOMETIMES CONTROVERSIAL, PUBLIC ART.
THE RED PIECE IS CALLED GHOST BALLET, BY ALICE AYCOCK
AGAINST THE BACK DROP OF THE SHELBY AVENUE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE
The design ideas in this post were about taking old items and repurposing, reusing and recycling them. In the interest of all things green, take a second to check out a few photos of the new Chevy* Volt here!
The forecast is looking a bit better for today, the high is around 91°, and I discovered that there is quite a lot going on indoors. That’s where they keep the stars cool and comfy, so that’s where I’m heading today. Some tickets are still available here!
*Chevrolet provided me with two tickets to the CMA Festival