Letter: Thanks for help with festival

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To the Editor:

The music festival at Short Mountain Distillery is over.  Considering that this was the first time the farm was used for this large of a venue it was very successful.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers, clubs, vendors, private security, County police and officials involved who helped make the farm a safe space.  We would also like the community to know that we are aware of a few details that we promise we will correct with future events.

Firstly, a very special THANK YOU to the police, both the hired security and the Cannon County Sheriffs Office for their presence at our festival.  99.9% of the attendees had a positive experience, but the ones that did not were in good hands.  There were 2500 people on the farm and no accidents occurred. 

Traffic was also not a problem.  Thank you to the Cannon County Walking Horse Association for running parking.  Cars were quickly moved off the road and parked on the property.  There were no traffic incidents.

We are the first ones to admit that the loud music during the event was not a match with our rural location.  Never again will we have amplified music playing from this property late into the night.  The loud bass was not anticipated and impossible to stop once the festival was in full swing.  We are very sorry for any annoyance this may have caused our close neighbors and we assure you it will never happen again.  

We have partnered with a special event producer, Tom Kiermaier, who is the founder of KSEM Events in Nashville. Tom has agreed to produce the larger events on the farm in the future.  We feel confident that we will never face the challenges with loud music, etc. that we had this past weekend.

Problems aside, we had a fun time with all the neighbors that came to the event and enjoyed themselves.   Our close neighbors always get free tickets to our events.  It was a joy to see the familiar faces with wide smiles enjoying the music, and seeing the farm with fresh eyes.  

We are available for any feedback from the community.  If anyone has any suggestions on how to make larger events here a better experience, please contact us at the distillery, 615-216-0830 

Once again, thank you for your support.


Billy Kaufman

President of Short Mountain Distillery

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