Each year, we look forward to connecting with our Battery Partners and our Manufacturers at the premier event in our industry, Battery Fest. The annual event is a key component in helping us connect with our partners, vendors, and for them to connect with each other.  With the importance of the event on our minds, it is with heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision to postpone Battery Fest for 2020, scheduled to take place September 25-27 in Nashville, TN.

The uncertainty of the current Covid-19 pandemic has affected the businesses and personal lives of our partners and vendors in many different ways. While we certainly hope that things will be returning to a more “normal” state by the time the event were to take place, we recognize that with all of the advance preparation necessary that has been delayed to this point, the event would likely not be able to be up to the standard that you deserve and that we strive for. With that, we will begin planning a new date for the next Battery Fest where we hope to be able to exceed your expectations again.

For information regarding refunds for any rooms that have been booked, please contact JW Marriott directly. The following statement has been issued by Marriott: “For guests with existing reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates that are typically more restrictive, we will allow full changes or cancellation without a charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival,* as long as the change or cancellation is made by June 30, 2020. Please note that any changes to existing reservations will be subject to availability and any rate differences.”

We apologize for any inconvenience this postponement may cause. We look forward to getting together with everyone in the future at what we are sure will be the best event to date. Dates and details for the next Battery Fest will be shared as soon as they are available.


Peggy, Jason and Brett Smith