Chicago, IL (February 1, 2017)—Held the day after the inauguration, the Womens March in Washington, D.C. was mirrored with hundreds of sister marches in cities around the world; Chicago’s garnered a crowd of 250,000, making it the third largest in the U.S. Providing audio for the event in the Windy City was Sound Works Productions (Mokena, IL).
The march proved to be one of the largest protests in the city’s history; held to show solidarity among women and on behalf of numerous groups, it drew a crowd so large that supporters flooded into the streets. While there were some expected street closures, those proved to be no hurdle for the audio team at Sound Works, which got the call to provide production roughly three weeks before the march.
“The biggest challenge we had to overcome with this event was getting the whole production from the truck to ‘show-ready’ in three hours due to expected street closures,” said Daniel Nickleski, COO, Sound Works Productions.
In all, Sound Works Productions provided audio, delay audio, IMAG video, assistive listening systems, and power to support the various speakers and artists in the city’s Grant Park.
For the main stage, the company chose 14 Nexo Geo S1210 line array speakers with two Nexo Geo S1230s, all powered by four NX4x4 Amps.
“With a lot of logistical planning and the assistance from our Nexo S Geo12 system that comes pre-rigged in cases of four, we were able to make it happen,” said Nickleski. “At the end of the day, it was an extremely successful event.”
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