California Museum UNITY Celebration, August 21-26, Sacramento.

The California Museum in downtown Sacramento was opening a new section of the museum and had 3 different events on the property throughout the week. We were honored to provide sound, staging and video for all 3 days. These images are from the different days, in no real order. On the first evening, we had the honor of doing sound for Common, The Governor, The Mayor, CA Secretary of State and the Attorney General.

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McCalls Motorworks Revival VIP Event, Montery Jet Center, August 16

This is truly one of our favorite events of the year. We love the people, the theme, the weather, the location, and on and on. This is a VIP party that kicks off 'motor week' in Monterey. It features incredible cars, planes, helicopter and motorcycles and is a fundraiser to benefit the CHP 11-99 Foundation. We put sound inside the massive hanger, and on the tarmac outside. I DJ and MC for the first 3 hours, and then we have another DJ, drummer and guitarist play party music for the last hour and a half. We really look forward to next August.

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PETALUMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, AUGUST 5, SONOMA-MARIN FAIRGROUNDS

This was our second year doing this event. This year, Chris Robinson (Black Crows Alum) was the headlining artist. We had 5 bands from noon to 10 pm, and 4 of them brought their own sound engineers. We flew the main P.A. and set the subs down the night before, which really helped speed up the morning of the show. We used (18) JBL VTX V20 Main Speakers, (8) JBL VTX G28 Subwoofers, and (7) JBL VTX M22 Monitors. The frustrating part is, we can only turn the system up to about 1/3, but the cool part is, everyone is super easy going and not a single drink got put on my subwoofers. The crowd also did an amazing job at cleaning up after themselves, it was stunning. One cool part of the day was one of the bands started playing the song 'Spirit In The Sky', and then an older gentleman with a cane walked on stage and started singing. This man was Norman Greenbaum, the guy who wrote and recorded the song originally. It was really cool to meet him since we love that song. We had a good day and the 75º weather was dreamy.

Norman Greenbaum

Norman Greenbaum

Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson

Thank you Josh Rosato for bringing us in again this year.

Thank you Josh Rosato for bringing us in again this year.

Rancho Murieta Concert Series

This is our second year doing stage and sound in Rancho Murieta for their 5 summer concerts. These are unique events and we really have a good time. This year, they added a 3 phase power cam lock panel that saves me a lot of time.

We build a 32'x20'x3' stage with drum riser.

We build a 32'x20'x3' stage with drum riser.

On the July 4th weekend show, we had a patriotic fly over.

On the July 4th weekend show, we had a patriotic fly over.

Talitha mixing monitors

Talitha mixing monitors

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Common and DJ Jazzy Jeff, Sacramento

This was a very last minute process. The client called on Monday to ask if we could do this huge show 5 days later. We didn't even get Common's rider until Tuesday and it took a lot of phone calls to local friends who had some of the gear the rider was asking for. We arrived at 10 am, after setting up another stage for another show in Fair Oaks. This event was situated between two restaurants in a 27' wide space. We did a 24'x20'x3.6' stage with an 8'x24'x18" riser on the back. We only had 1 place for stairs. We called in STL to handle the lighting needs and they did a great job. Common's sound guy arrived and informed us the monitor engineer was not able to make this show, so he would assume monitors and FOH mixing. We moved FOH a lot closer to the stage and we got to work pinning the 40 input stage. The event started at 10 pm and went until 1:30 am. This was a unique event for us since it was in the middle of downtown and sound was 'allowed' that late. I suppose when the Lt. Governor and the mayor are involved, things like this are allowed. We had a good time, but didn't finish load out until 4 am.

DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Sacramento Mayor Daryl Steinberg

Sacramento Mayor Daryl Steinberg

2 Day EDM Festival, Hyampom, CA

This group from San Francisco found us on Google and we are delighted to have been a part of this. This was a rather private event that was only promoted through friends and friends of friends so the group was really fun. This location is 2.5 hours west of Redding in the middle of no where. Cell service gave out an hour and a half before we even got there. We brought in the stage and sound, and our friends at Cloud Parade Productions brought in the lighting. The promotor gave us cabins to sleep in which was very useful since it was 32º and these nights went until 2:30 am. We had a great time and would do it again for sure.

Photo by Josh Rosato

Photo by Josh Rosato

It rained on and off the first night, which delayed the start an hour, but we were good after that.

It rained on and off the first night, which delayed the start an hour, but we were good after that.

Our satellite phone came in handy to keep contact with home.

Our satellite phone came in handy to keep contact with home.

Cap City Comedy Festival, Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento.

We were brought in to do this amazing comedy festival and this was the first time JBL VTX speakers have ever been used in this historic venue. We used (18) VTX V20's, (6) G28 Subs, and (2) M22 monitors. It was a blast to work with a local comedian, JR De Guzman, and David Kouchner and Nick Offerman. The production ran flawlessly and sound was crystal clear in every single seat in the venue. Looking forward to the next one. 

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Last Concert of 2016. 'Devil Makes Three', Grass Valley December 28.

The promoter brought us in the provide the main PA, and console and mixing for the 2 piece opener. We had never been to this venue before, but it was cool. We were surprised this 1,000 capacity room had 3 phase power service on both sides of the small stage. We arrived at 8:15 am, and setup went smoothly. The band brought their own lighting and Front of House Engineer, who also happened to be their tour manager. Really nice people and a fun event. The crowd went crazy for this band.

Burger Battle, Cesar Chavez Park

This is the 3rd year we have been asked to do this event and it's really a lot of fun. Benefitting the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, 15 area restaurants compete for the best burger. The event always sells out and the crowd is fun. This year, we did sound for our good friends, The Island of Black & White. We had a great time and look forward to next year.

McCalls Motorworks Revival VIP Event, Monterey Jet Center, August 17, 2016.

This event has really become the highlight of our year. This was the 25th Anniversary of this event and our 2nd. This is the VIP event for the Monterey Auto Week and is usually attended by some really awesome people. This year, we got to meet Nick Mason, drummer for Pink Floyd. The event itself is a showcase of exotic cars, planes and other fine things and we were responsible for the sound, announcements, and staging. This event takes us around 5 hours to set up, and 3 hours to take down and we all seem to have an absolute blast.

Petaluma Music Festival, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, August 6, 2016

We were brought in to provide sound for the main stage at this festival and we were really excited. This was a 1 day festival and would include 5 bands, and multiple guest sound engineers on our stage. We brought (16) JBL VTX V20 mains, (8) JBL VTX G28 subs, JBL VRX Front Fill's, and JBL SRX wedges and side fill subs. The sound was amazing. We had to be careful about where sound went, so we set the subs in a cardioid pattern keeping most of the low end off the stage, and aimed the sound down the middle. The people in charge of the event told us it was the best sound they have ever had in their 9 year history and they look forward to seeing us next year. We are of course in for that..  

Fireworks & Freedom Concert, El Dorado Hills, July 3.

We really look forward to this annual event in El Dorado Hills and this is our 5th year of doing it. 22,000+ people emerge onto the Town Center and it's a blast. This year, we were doing our usual stage, sound and lighting, but we got to do sound for some friends of ours, APPLE Z. This event was an absolute blast. The band was having a great time along with the crowd and of course our team. What a fun night!

Rancho Murieta concert, The Rising (Bruce Springsteen Tribute)

This was our second concert in Rancho Murita and we had TWO bands. Rockin' Down The Highway was a local Doobie Brothers Tribute, and The Rising was from Los Angeles. It was a really hot day so we arrived an hour earlier. We setup our 32'x20'x3' stage and sound and Josh Rosato brought in all of the lighting and trussing. It was a really fun night and the crowd loved these bands. We also had an amazing fly over by a local pilot for the 4th of July weekend.