We love creating events that celebrate the best of the South.

In November 2011 my mom passed away suddenly. Her passing got me thinking about where my family came from, so I did some research and discovered that my great-grandfather was born in Tennessee, which makes my children at least fifth-generation Tennesseans. We’ve always been proud Southerners, but something about learning this rekindled our love affair with the South. A little while later we started feeling like it was time for me to step away from a 12 year career with Dave Ramsey. We wanted to create a business that would combine our love for the South with our passion for small business. That’s how MADE SOUTH was born. Today we create events that celebrate the best makers, food, drink, music and art in the South. We do that because the Southerners we know are kind, gracious, creative and friendly, and we want to tell more of their stories.


Christopher H. Thomas, Founder, MADE SOUTH