President’s Korner by Roger Hooper
On behalf of the Maconite Nashville Chapter I would like to welcome you to the Nashville website – Home of the County Music Hall of fame as well as the Grand Olde Opry.
Nashville is also home to the Maconite National Scholarship Organization’s newest Chapter and the site of the 2012 Annual Maconite Scholarship Award Ball. We look forward to you visiting our fair city. It is the capital of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County in the northern part of the state. Nashville is a major hub for the health care, music, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to a large number of colleges and universities, hence the label “Athens of the South.”
We look forward to hosting the 2012 event and eagerly await your arrival. We invite you to explore all that Nashville has to offer including the downtown area, which boast a diverse assortment of entertainment, dining, cultural and architectural attractions.
V.President: Spencer Washington
Secretary : Kim Washington
Treasurer: Katie Hooper
Business Mgr. Leon Cade
James E. Hooper (member at large)
Major annual events
Month Held and Location
|Nashville Film Festival||Takes place each year for a week in April. It features hundreds of independent films and is one of the biggest film festivals in the Southern United States.|
|Country Music Marathon||Marathon and half marathon which normally include over 25,000 runners from around the world in April.|
|CMA Music Festival||A four day event in June featuring performances by country music stars, autograph signings, artist/fan interaction, and other activities for country music fans.|
|Fourth of July||Celebration which takes place each year at Riverfront Park.|
|Country Music Association Awards||Usually held in November, typically at the Grand Ole Opry (with recent exceptions), and televised nationally to millions of viewers.|
|Gospel Music Association Dove Awards||Held each April at various locations including the Grand Ole Opry or the Ryman Auditorium. Leading up to the awards is GMA week where radio stations interview and fans get autographs.|
|African Street Festival||Takes place on the campus of Tennessee State University in September.|
|Tomato Art Festival||Takes place in East Nashville every August.|
|Australian Festival||Celebrates the cultural and business links between the U.S. and Australia.|
|Tennessee State Fair||In September at the State Fairgrounds. The State Fair lasts nine days and includes rides, exhibits, rodeos, tractor pulls, and numerous other shows and attractions.|
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