Fan Fair Creator Elmer Alley Passes Away
June 12, 2008 at 10:34 AM (PT)
ELMER ALLEY, the man credited with creating FAN FAIR (now known as the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL), passed away MONDAY (6/9) at the age of 87. ALLEY was also the co-creator of the former OPRYLAND theme park; he launched THE NASHVILLE NETWORK (TNN), was a broadcaster on GAYLORD Country WSM-A/NASHVILLE and a former PD for WSMV-TV/NASHVILLE , among other career accomplishments.
A graveside service will be held at SPRING HILL CEMETARY in SPRING HILL, TN today (6/12) at 1:30p (CT). Following the service, family and friends are invited to a celebration of ELMER's life at the CANEY FORK RESTAURANT across from the OPRYLAND HOTEL in NASHVILLE from 2:30-5p (CT).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ALIVE HOSPICE of NASHVILLE.