During all these years, she performed for private functions at Hill Wood, Maryland Farms, Brentwood, Legends, and Belle Meade Country Clubs. She also performed at The Cheekwood Mansion, The Cabin at the Lake, and Rachel’s Chapel at The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson. She played many functions in Heathrow Hills, and in the Franklin area. She also subbed at Lowe’s Vanderbilt Plaza when others needed a vacation. She was a regular at the 5-star Hermitage Hotel, performing for the Broadway crowds that attended the Tennessee Performing Center.
While working at the Marriott she took her band to the Ritz Carlton, in Buckhead, Georgia, and sang for a National Ambulatory Surgeons convention. After a one hour show, she was asked to perform in the Presidential Suite for the Board of Directors. She also performed in Salem, Massachusetts, for a private engagement with some of the Berklee Jazz Band. And she sang at the Phizter Hotel, in Milwaukee, fronting an orchestra.
In 1997 she was hired to star in the Dixieland New Orleans Jazz show, and doubled as an understudy on The General Jackson showboat for 5 shows a day, 6 days a week, and 100 shows that season on the Showboat.
After that she was hired by the Opryland Hotel to perform in various venues on the grand piano, or fronting a jazz band, or orchestra. She performed in the Presidential Suites, the Magnolia Ballroom, Delta Ballrooms, Pickin’ Parlor, Delta Lounge, and the Magnolia Lobbies. For Summerfest, she played 7 mornings a week, overlooking the Waterfalls in the Delta. In the evenings, she performed with her own band, or on piano.
Her fondest memories are performing at the Ironwood Farms, Bowling Green, Kentucky, at the home of David Garvin, fronting a 24-piece orchestra – and many other times at the Autumn Crest Farms of Franklin, Tennessee.
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