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Everything’s Bigger in Texas! Don’t Miss the ELEVATE Bash

If you enjoyed last year’s ELEVATE, you don’t want to miss this year’s. ELEVATE is heading to Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 10-13, 2023, and part of the event is an epic night at Gilley’s honkytonk.

Billed as the largest honkytonk in the world, Gilley’s started when club owner Sherwood Cryer invited country music legend Mickey Gilley to join him as a partner. The club was eventually so well-known it became the inspiration for the movie Urban Cowboy. When the movie became a box office hit, Gilley’s was integrated into American pop culture.

While the original club in Pasadena, Texas, is no longer in operation, Gilley’s in Dallas opened in 2003 and still has the original mechanical bull featured in Urban Cowboy and NALP has rented this world-class entertainment complex for you!

Reconnect with your friends and make new ones while enjoying activities like mechanical bull riding, armadillo races, line dancing and more!

On top of cutting-edge educational sessions, the ELEVATE Expo and networking opportunities, there are also two facility tours you can attend, choosing between Southern Botanical and EarthWorks.

Over the past 28 years, Southern Botanical has become known in the landscaping industry for their award-winning projects, innovative business practices, and commitment to sustainability. As a locally owned, full-service residential and commercial landscape partner, the company specializes in providing comprehensive maintenance, certified tree care, and design-build services. Their team is proud to service some of the most iconic properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

EarthWorks was founded as MC Lawn and Landscape in 1979 as a primarily residential landscape maintenance company. In 1987, it was rebranded and shifted its focus to commercial landscape maintenance. Since that time, they’ve grown into a full-service landscape management company, providing an array of services from maintenance to design to arbor care and more. EarthWorks currently operates from four offices and employs more than 400 people across Texas. They’ve grown to their current size without any acquisitions and with no outstanding debt, giving them a unique perspective on the industry. 

You can check out our Schedule at Glance here and mark your calendars to save the date for ELEVATE.

Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the senior content manager for NALP.