Tubin, NY (November 10, 2006)–Moe. has always been an innovative improv-based group (aka “jamband”), and that ability to think outside the box extends far beyond the concert stage. Besides running its own label, the band also holds its own weekend-long music festival each year in upstate New York, and brings in students from Full Sail Real World Education’s Show Production & Touring degree program to provide production services for the show, held at Snowbridge Ski Area in Tubin, NY.
A group of eight Show Production students, along with Show Production & Touring Course Director, Corey Jacobs, worked the 7th Annual Moe-Down, which brought over 12,000 people to Snowbridge over the first week-end in September. “The students had full control of mixing and lighting,” said Jacobs. “Personally, this was my second year and I love to see the students in action. It’s like riding a rollercoaster with someone for their very first time.”
The band Moe. hosts the event that has included acts such as: Ziggy Marley, Les Claypool, The Violent Femmes and Blues Traveler. This year’s lineup included nearly 20 acts over 3 days. Full Sail students managed and handled the set up, maintenance, set change and break down for each of the bands.
“It is a privilege for Full Sail to be a part of Moe.Down again this year,” said Dana Roun, program director of Show Production & Touring. “The experience for both the students and the artists continues to be a positive one. More importantly, we love that our students are able to take what they have learned at Full Sail and apply it to a real world experience.”