Bleep the Joneses Rooftop Party in downtown Nashville, TN

Party with the Bleep the Joneses

Bleep the Joneses After Party by Ramsey Solutions - The Ride

As part of our reward for our band, Bleep the Joneses, winning Ramsey Solutions Battle of the Bands 2016, a huge rooftop party at the Aerial in Nashville was held for the band including team members, family, and friends.

One of the perks was the huge limo that came to pick us up at work to take us downtown to Nashville. It was awesome riding with my friends through the crazy rain (hmmm… what about the electrical equipment on a roof in a rain storm?).

Bleep the Joneses After Party Guitar Madness

Once there at the Aerial Nashville, there was a ton of cheering from family and friends. It was awesome. I actually felt important, something that I never get to experience. The food was pretty amazing. My favorite was the bacon-wrapped date. Oh my gosh! My mouth waters thinking about it. Oh, and did I mention there was a southern bar with biscuits and gravy? Well, I avoided that altogether since I am celiac. I did find the bacon though.

Two of the bands, Bleep the Joneses and Brothers Brotique, performed. We did have some challenges as I hinted. Rain + Electrical Equipment = Disaster. Our power went out including the electrical equipment shorting out from being wet. We finally managed to rig up something so our guitarist, Gawain, could do some magic with his 9-string custom guitar.

Most importantly, it was amazing to see the turnout of all the family, friends, and teammates. This is by far the best party I have been to in a very long time. Thank you, Ramsey Solutions, for allowing this to happen. The culture here is amazing and encourages me to work even harder.




We won Ramsey Solutions Battle of the Bands 2016

We won Ramsey Solutions Battle of the Bands 2016!

We won Ramsey Solutions Battle of the Bands 2016

Bleep the Joneses won Ramsey Solutions Battle of the Bands 2016

My heart is elated. I have never done anything like this before. What am I talking about? Joining a band of team members and competing for cash and a roof-top party in Nashville, TN. That’s what I am talking about!

It wasn’t an easy win. The competition was very, very difficult, and we rehearsed quite a bit. There were times where I would drag in to work the following morning after a three-hour rehearsal late the night before and wonder if I was going to make it through the entire day. I sensed the others felt the same way as well.

The talent at Ramsey Solutions is beyond anything I could imagine. Yes, me and the other 550+ people were hired to do work that matters. I just didn’t think that work would entail performing flute and vocals with electric guitars, kick-ass solo vocalists, a keyboardist, and drummer.

This is something that I will never forget. I am super grateful for the opportunities that Dave Ramsey and the board at Ramsey Solutions.

Here’s a list of the songs we have performed (all five of them) on YouTube:

Ain’t Nothing Wrong with That
I See Fire
Barton Hollow
In Your Eyes
Stairway to Heaven

Here are the incredibly talented people that participated in performances.

Susan Russell (Solo Vocals)
Steve Rupp (Solo Vocals, Bass Guitar)
Chip Hayner (Keyboard, Vocals)
Gawain Reifsnyder (Modified Electric Guitar)
Daniel McKinnen (Acoustic, Electric Guitar)
Kristy Sullivan (Flute, Vocals)

Heck, if you think this is cool, just wait. There is so many other cool culture things at Career Openings at Ramsey Solutions.