We had the opportunity to provide (16) of our JBL VTX V20 speakers and Crown I-Tech 4x3500 amplifiers for the Pepe Aguilar Tour on their Oracle Arena in Oakland date. We had never done a show with a full rodeo in the center of it and it was a great experience. The 30+ dump trucks of dirt made load in a little tricky, but everything ran smoothly. We were hired by First Born Productions, LLC out of Texas who provided the rest of the production equipment and they were easy to work with.
Living in West Sacramento, we have known about this event for years and it was an honor to be invited to do sound and lighting for it. We did sound and lighting for the main stage on L Street and worked with one of our favorite bands, Thunder Cover. We also set up speakers along the riverfront for the firework show sound track. ABC10 was doing a live broadcast and we connected their wireless transmitter for the audio, but by the time the crowd filled in the space, the signal was temporarily lost. The broadcast truck called me and asked if I could raise up their transmitter, so for the rest of the 15 minute show, I held their device above my head and it worked great. The event was spectacular and we really had a great time.
This is truly one of our favorite events. This was our 3rd year providing stage, sound and lighting for this event and it is such a blast. We had 4 bands and DJ Lady Kate (DJ for The Kings and the only female DJ in the NBA). The crowd is massive and full of super cool people. We look forward to next year for sure.
This was the second year we have done sound, stage and lighting for this really fun two day event for the community of Rancho Murieta. We set up on Friday and we had concerts on Friday and Saturday.
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.
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.
This was the largest band we had all season in Rancho Murieta and they were amazing. The talent on stage was incredible and they were all a delight to work with. The crowd really enjoyed this show.
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.
This is our 6th year doing sound at this concert series. We now provide sound, stage, a truss roof and lighting. This is one of our favorite concert series we do.
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.
This is our 4th season of Concerts in the Park and we love this concert series. These take place at Cesar Chavez Park in the middle of Downtown Sacramento and our crowds range from 6,000 - 9,000 attendees. These are totally free to attend.
The Sacramento Kings introduced their 2017 draft picks at our event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This was our last El Dorado Hills Live on the Boulevard Concert for the 2016 Season. This will be the 4th year we have done sound for the Folsom Lake Symphony and it's always a very rewarding challenge. This year, we used 28 channels of audio and had mics placed all over. This event just gets better every year..
This is a rather popular cover band from the Bay Area. They show up with most of their own equipment and they were a blast to work with. Super talented and really nice people.
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.