Inspired Emotions at The Largest Industry Event in Philadelphia


Every Thanksgiving Eve, The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau holds their annual luncheon, as the largest industry event in the Philadelphia area. The event brought in about 1250 people to the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, and were greeted by guest speakers such as Mayor Michael Nutter

BVTLive’s Inspired Emotions musicians provided the entertainment for this event in a unique fashion. John Callaghan provided elegant tunes on the piano during the meet and greet reception. Musicians were strategically placed on opposite sides of the venue, each on their own stage as guests entered through the doors. On the left stage was the nationally accomplished saxophonist, Andrew Neu. The right stage was controlled by electric cellist, Alfred Goodrich. In the middle stage, Jellyroll’s Mark Teague (guitar) and Brian Fitzgerald (electric violin) brought together both Andrew and Alfred for eclectic, enjoyable tunes to accompany the afternoon’s atmosphere. Do not miss the video below to see Mark and Brian’s rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

BVTLive! would like to thank Jennifer Roberts and The PHLCVB for having our artists at this high profile event.


Kurt Titchenell is the founder and President of BVTLive! He is also the bandleader, and co-creator of the award-winning dance band, Jellyroll and has been performing with the band since 1980. With thousands of private performances under his belt, his experience has lead Jellyroll to become the most in-demand party band in the tri-state area and BVTLive to become one of the areas foremost leaders in wedding and private event entertainment. Kurt's dedication to his profession is evident in every aspect of his professional life. As President of BVTLive, Kurt is committed to making your event a success.