SAVE THE DATE: Our 2025 Show will take place January 31 – February 2, 2025
Stay tuned for updates!

Show Entrance

“Butterfly Kisses”

2024 show entrance

Celebrated the world over for elegance, beauty and grace, the humble butterfly holds deep significance for innumerable cultures. Themselves stunning works of nature, their vibrant beauty and colors combine in an endless fascination of patterns. They are the embodiment of transformation and are cherished in our collective human consciousness.

For many, they represent hope, endurance, positivity, resurrection, change, freedom, the soul, ancestors, comfort, good luck and love. Ours were inspired by the exquisite Herend porcelain manufacturers of Hungary, founded in 1826. And they were favorites of Queen Victoria and the Hapsburgs. They flutter and enfold as you enter.

These monumental beauties were envisioned by intrepid Show chairs Caroline Cook and Susan Weathersby and were rendered in moss and flowers by the talented creative team Brian, Lynn and Todd. We most humbly and exuberantly “Welcome You to Beautiful!” Please enjoy the Show.


General Chairs: Caroline Cook & Susan Weathersby (concept)
Brian Somerville (sculptor and fabricator, The Grit Shop)
Lynn Brown (floral and design chair)
Todd Breyer Estate and Garden Design (production design)

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Brian Somerville

SCULPTER and fabricator, the grit shop

The Grit Shop is an artistic fabrication studio in Burns, Tenn., that makes adventurous ideas of any scale a reality. With over 20 years of experience in themed construction and commissioned sculpture, Brian Somerville started The Grit Shop to design, fabricate and install creative projects that extend beyond traditional art. Specializing in foam, fiberglass, epoxy, and concrete, anything is possible with knowledge, skill, and grit.
Instagram: @claybeasts

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Lynn Brown

Floral and design chair

Lynn Brown is the artist behind the stunning floral arrangements throughout the 2024 Show, “Welcome to Beautiful.” The A&G team is grateful for her expertise and help in elevating this year’s Show to a new level. 

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Todd Breyer


Designer of exemplary grounds and gardens throughout the South. Read more about Todd and his work on the East Garden page.

(text) 615-663-8558

Lighting design by

Chris Lisle, CLLD LLC 

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CLLD is a concert production (lighting, set, video) design company serving national touring acts, corporate events, and special events.  We also handle the production management of events of any scale – from clubs to festivals to stadiums.

Owner and production designer, Chris Lisle, is a native Nashvillian with over 27 years experience in the Entertainment Industry.  Some of Chris’ present and past clients include: Robert Plant, Jason Aldean, Judah and the Lion, Miranda Lambert, One Republic, Dave Koz, Danny Gokey, Sugarland, Billy Currington, Peter Frampton, Nick Carter, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Chris Young, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Brice, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, IEBA, Sara Evans, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Ann Womack, Phil Vassar, The Recording Academy (Grammy’s), and many more.

Instagram: @clisle

Blue lights on a music stage
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Red and Blue lights with singer on stage