Music Festival Business

3G Brings Martin Audio To ‘Rio’

Date: 05/29/2015

You can take the Rock In Rio out of Rio, but you can’t take out the rock. At least that’s what crowds learned when the famed South American festival touched down for two weekends earlier this month in Las Vegas, making its U.S. debut at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds.  MORE

Treefort Fest Brings Acts to Urban Setting

Date: 03/27/2015

by Kelleigh Welch. The annual Treefort Music Fest, held throughout downtown Boise, Idaho in March, is about two things—independent music and the local community.  MORE

Chauvet Lights Up Aura Festival

Date: 03/26/2015

Held at the aptly named “Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park,” which covers 800 acres lined with fragrant Spanish moss draped trees, the weekend-long Aura Music and Arts Festival is a feast for the eyes with its art exhibits and stunning natural setting, as well as for the spirit with more than 20 yoga  and healing classes.  MORE

Texas Welcomes Suburbia Festival

Date: 12/17/2014

Texas’ newest music festival, the Suburbia Music Festival, sought to bring a lineup of world-class musicians to the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. With three stages positioned within the 801-acre park, festival goers were able to enjoy an array of top musical acts including David Guetta, Alabama Shakes, J. Cole, Tegan and Sara, and more, all while soaking in that Texas sun.  MORE

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


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


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


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

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