Welcome Dinner Reception

 

WELCOME DINNER RECEPTIONFrank Lloyd Wright Ballroom
Enjoy an outstanding dinner with special live entertainment featuring stand-up comedian, Tonight Show & The Late Late Show, Louis Ramey .

VOTED Best New Artist by the US Comedy Arts Festival

Comedy veteran and world traveler, Louis Ramey loves what he does for a living, performing stand-up comedy over the past 20 years . Louis can be seen currently hosting TV Land Prime Movie Block’s . Other recent TV appearances include TBS Presents: A Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs, and TBS Promo’s Bitcoms . He has been all over TV and the Net . You have seen him as a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC Daytime’s The View and NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly among many other television appearances in the U .S ., Canada and abroad . Voted by students as”Campus Performer of the Year”, Louis Ramey is a strong headliner who is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser .

8:45 pm

COMEDIAN, LOUIS RAMEY

“I’m a professional standup comic and I can truly say it’s the best job in the world and only job I’ve ever wanted. When I started years ago doing open mic in Atlanta I never thought it would have taken me so far.”

– Louis Ramey

8:15 pm

OPENING REMARKS SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER, KIRK MACDOWELLMacGuard Advisors

Transforming Your Business To New Heights

Dynamic business leader Kirk MacDowell is the founder and CEO of MacGuard Security Advisors . A 40+ year security industry veteran, Kirk partners with other CEOs and top-level executives to help their businesses transform, innovate, and compete in today’s ever-changing electronic security landscape.

FOLLOW THIS MAP TO A SECRET SPECIAL ROOM!

Secretly built in 1929, the Mystery Room dazzles and delights as an authentic speakeasy. Framed by iconic Biltmore blocks, the room features the original fireplace and a bookshelf that opens up to a bar.

The Mystery Room at the Arizona Biltmore is a renovation of the original speakeasy that operated in the resort when it opened in 1929. It used to be called the Men's Smoking Room. Back then, the liquor cabinet was disguised as a bookshelf, and there was a spotlight to target patrol cars. While that’s not entirely necessary today, the Mystery Room still boasts the same vibe of the Roaring '20s. The architecture is classic Flank Lloyd Wright, the bartender dresses the part, the music reflects the era, and a password is absolutely necessary. However, it's not that easy to come across. It changes weekly, and clues can be found on the resort's various social media platforms. If you think you've got it, share with the concierge in the lobby and they'll give you directions to the entrance. Don't bother knocking, either. Walk right in. Hours are 8 to 11 p.m. on Sundays.