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We’re less than 4 weeks out from our big whoop, so I will share some past advice for the benefit of the first timers. If this will be your first Guitar Gathering, I also recommend reading the threads from 2021 and prior years.

The Conference:
In every room, we’ll be surrounded by rows of chairs. An acoustic is probably more versatile for the workshops and jams. If you want to play your electric in the student showcase, there will be cables, amps, microphones, and a professional audio system. The main room will be locked and secure when we’re not there, so you can leave your gear. Make sure your guitar cases are well labeled; there will be a hundred black cases lying around -- in a black room.

Other than the obvious (picks, tuner) I recommend bringing: pencils and a small notepad, business cards, a folding guitar stand, and cash for lunch, Greg Voros' setups, and other incidentals. I also pack sticky notes, staff paper (theory geek), my chord block stamper, foot rest and a small seat cushion. Trevecca has music stands. If you have a specific brand of strings you want Greg to use, bring them with you, otherwise he will use D'Addarios and you might not have a choice of gauge. Steve will have items from his GG store on display for sale. I've attached the 2021 program below (with the blank note-taking pages removed). 

Trevecca:
At this writing, Trevecca will not have food service on campus. Steve says their contract does not permit outside caterers or food trucks. Accordingly, Steve is allowing a 90 minute lunch break. Last year many of us just made the short walk to the Subway at the entrance to Trevecca. There will be on-campus housing this year. The conference is held in the Jackson music building at the back of the campus. It has ample, secure visitor parking. Get your bearings with the campus virtual tour. A few scenes of the Jackson building are near the end of the video.

Housing:
Update: Trevecca is providing on campus dormitory housing at $65 person per night; make your reservation here.  Steve has secured a conference rate of $119/night at the Holiday Inn Express Brentwood about 15 minutes away. Express-style breakfast is included. Use the conference code of GGC when you book online, or call the hotel directly at (615) 221-5001 (ask for Autumn Forbes). I recommend making reservations ASAP, because we are now entering peak travel season and hotel occupancy will be high. There are also a number of other hotel options nearby. Be aware that Nashville can be hot and humid in mid-June, and the Jackson building can be quite cool.

In Town:
No Summer NAMM for us this year, unless you want to swing by Anaheim. Sorry, gear hounds. So Steve will probably devote Saturday morning to the Student Showcase, a tour, or perhaps something else. That afternoon there will be a songwriters’ show at 3rd and Lindsley. Tickets are also available for Saturday night at the Grand Ole Opry, which will likely be at full capacity. Here's the Nashville Visitor's Guide.

Steve has e-mailed registrants with a survey asking: Do you want to reserve a setup with Greg? Can you help with logistics (ride sharing, for example)? Do you want to play in the student showcase? He's also posted a GG 2022 Facebook Group for registrants. So, this is what I have as of May 20, and things can change. Stay tuned. (And in tune!)

GG2021 Program Final No Notes.pdf

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I won't be there this year but hoping for next year.  Diane, I remember  a similar post you made in 2018 was invaluably helpful as I was packing.  Thanks for all the thorough, thoughtful information you provide.

 

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7 hours ago, Nancy Lawing said:

I won't be there this year but hoping for next year.  

 

Nancy, you are echoing what I say every year!!!🥵

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Sadly my one and only time at the Gathering was 2016. 

Doesn't appear that I'll be going any time soon, probably not again 

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Thank You Diane for providing accurate and timely information once again. I have attended 3 of the previous Guitar Gatherings and believe it has been the BEST music educational experience and value available for the Guitar.

And it is FUN !!

Keep up the good work,

Gene C

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I have a conflict this summer and won't be able to spend time with friends and make new ones at the Gathering unfortunately. Thankfully, we all have Diane's daily journal , allowing us to  enjoy and imagine the good times had by all.

Greg

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On 5/2/2022 at 3:28 PM, Gene C said:

Thank You Diane for providing accurate and timely information once again.

 

On 5/5/2022 at 6:00 PM, gotto said:

I have a conflict this summer and won't be able to spend time with friends and make new ones at the Gathering unfortunately. Thankfully, we all have Diane's daily journal , allowing us to  enjoy and imagine the good times had by all.

Greg

The pressure is on @DianeB!!!  We, some of us, live vicariously through you!

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For those diehards who will stick around through Saturday night...

Saturday Night June 18 Shows in the Area:

Grand Ole Opry lineup, Saturday night June 18:
Dailey & Vincent, Katy Nichole, Smithfield, Sam Williams, others.

Third and Lindsley lineup, Saturday night June 18:
Resurrection: A Journey Tribute

Station Inn lineup, Saturday night June 18:
The Farmer and Adele

City Winery lineup, Saturday night June 18:
The Brothers Landreth

Franklin Theater
No lineup announced yet for Saturday June 18.
Watch the calendar.

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