Music Festival Business
 

Governors Ball Celebrates Another Successful Year

Date: 11/20/2014

Hailed as the East Coast’s response to Coachella, this year’s Governors Ball lived up to its reputation, bringing some of the festival season’s top acts to the stage, including headliners Jack White, Vampire Weekend and the recently reunited Outkast, to individually close out each of the three nights that weekend.  MORE


L-Acoustics Goes Cruising

Date: 11/20/2014

Cruising to rock n’ roll used to mean playing the radio while driving, but these days, it’s a whole new business: high-seas cruises with classic bands playing for music fans on deck. Aboard luxury MSC Cruises ships, production company On The Blue specializes in curating rock-themed cruises through the Caribbean where stars of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s regale their fans night and day with their repertoires. Cincinnati-based sound reinforcement provider Loud and Clear, Inc. recently outfitted the MSC Divina from bow to stern with K2 and other sound system elements from L-Acoustics.  MORE


Firehouse Productions Supports Global Citizen

Date: 11/20/2014

Firehouse Productions once again provided the sound reinforcement for the annual Global Citizen festival, held in New York City’s Central Park in early Fall.  MORE


L-Acoustics Hit Up Oregon Festivals

Date: 10/23/2014

Two of the year's most successful regional country music festivals took place this August with the help of U.S. Audio & Lighting, who provided a L-Acoustics K2 system for the two weekends.  MORE


Soundcraft Supports MO Festivals

Date: 07/21/2014

Bob Walter, owner of the small production company Strictly Audio STL, employed a Harman Soundcraft Si Expression 2 console to help mix some his area’s festivals.  MORE


Global Citizen Festival to Feature Jay Z, No Doubt

Date: 07/17/2014

This year’s Global Citizen Festival, held on the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park, will feature performances by Jay Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., The Roots and Tiësto. This annual festival is part of the Global Citizen movement, dedicated to achieve a world without extreme poverty by 2030.  MORE


MOOGFEST 2014

Date: 07/02/2014

I was lucky enough to attend this year’s Moogfest and found it was certainly a different kind of festival.  MORE


NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 60 YEARS

Date: 07/02/2014

It was in the winter of 1953 that Elaine Lorillard first walked into the Storyville jazz club, downstairs beneath the Copley Square Hotel in Boston.  MORE


ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL

Date: 07/02/2014

When it comes to supplying sound equipment for an Electric Dance Music (EDM) festival, careful consideration needs to go into the reinforcement of the genre’s lower frequencies.  MORE


Sound Works Tapped For Philfest

Date: 05/27/2014

Northwestern University’s annual Philfest, a collaboration between A&O Productions and Students for Ecological and Environmental Development (SEED), tapped Frankfort, IL-based Sound Works Productions to provide audio production for the festival.  MORE


SE Systems Returns To Merlefest

Date: 05/15/2014

This year’s MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC featured over 125 artists, and had audio support from SE Systems of Greensboro, NC, as it has for 27 years. Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. provided four CL5 digital audio consoles for the event, which already included plenty of Yamaha-Nexo gear.  MORE


Mixing The Newport Folk Festival

Date: 05/02/2014

In 1965, Bob Dylan famously took the stage at the Newport Folk Festival and played an amplified act with guitarist Mike Bloomfield and organist Al Kooper. Dylan’s choice to use an electric guitar at a traditional folk festival was met with mixed reactions, with many of the guests booing Dylan off the stage by the end of his set.  MORE


 


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