Dinér en Blanc, Sacramento Zoo

This was perhaps the most unique event we have done all year. This event has about 2,000+ participants and they are all directed to wear all white, bring their own table, chairs and dinner and meet at a location where the actual destination is revealed. This year, the event was being held at the Sacramento Zoo and it was a big secret until it was revealed.. We were tasked with providing sound throughout the entire zoo, and sound for the main stage with Apple Z performing. We were able to set up the night before, and the zoo is a magical place in the dark. We set up 13 speakers all over the zoo, and then main speakers and subwoofers at the main stage. It was a challenge running all that signal cable all over and finding power in this 91 year old facility, but we made it work and it was a blast. We will never forget getting a text from the zoo asking us to turn it down a bit because the monkeys and the giraffe were freaking out.

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Honda Race Team Launch, Downey CA.

A close friend now owns a Honda dealership in Los Angeles. Apparently, when you own a dealership like this, you buy a race team to go with it. We were called down to provide sound, lighting and DJ this really cool event. The race car was placed in a shipping container, which we put lights in. The good folks at this dealership have never done an event like this before and they were all a bit awe struck to see how we do things in Northern California at his Bentley and Maserati dealership. Honda Corporate was there along with the race team management. It was a really fun event. Looking forward to watching their success.

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McCalls Motorworks Revival Event, Monterey Jet Center

This is one of our top events of the year. This is a VIP event that kicks off auto week in Monterey and it never disappoints. We were responsible for running audio on the tarmac truss, and inside the jet hanger for 3,500 guests and celebrities. We arrive the day before and it takes about 4 hours to setup. We return the next morning and spend a few hours fine tuning. The event is full of cars, planes, helicopter and motorcycles. While we were setting up, a team of 4 guys was rolling a pink Porsche RSR back towards the stage I was set up on. This Porsche won LeMans in June and it was an honor to DJ next to it for a few hours. Rolling a scissor lift right behind it for take down was rather nerve racking though. Can't wait for next year..

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 They needed someone to steer while they pushed it.. Okay, I'll do it..

They needed someone to steer while they pushed it.. Okay, I'll do it..

 Thank you Steve Bloom from Hip Entertainment for bringing us in again.

Thank you Steve Bloom from Hip Entertainment for bringing us in again.

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 Driving a scissor lift inches away from a Le Mans winning car.. 

Driving a scissor lift inches away from a Le Mans winning car.. 

Devin Dawson w/Joy and Madness and Arden Park Roots, Rocklin Quarry, August 19

This was an amazing event at a location we have been wanting to do production in. The City of Rocklin built an awesome venue in Quarry Park. It's a 1,200 capacity outdoor venue. Our lighting guys loaded in around 7 am, and we rolled in with audio at 9 am. During the day, the temperature got up to around 98º, but we got through it. Once the sun went down, the event ran perfectly. Looking forward to doing production there again.

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THE CRYSTAL METHOD, Concerts in the Park #12, Last show for the 2018 Season

This would be our 60th Concert in the Park in a span of 5 years, and this was the one I was looking the most forward to. This was also the first CIP in 27 years that brought an LED wall and more lighting than ever. We provided the sound for the event and of course, had to bring in more subwoofers for the content of the show. I spent many years mountain biking in the mid 90's listening to The Crystal Method and this show was very exciting, especially meeting Scott who is now the only one in The Crystal Method. We talked backstage for about 20 minutes and it was awesome, he gave me the whole history of his music. The crowd was huge and we had an amazing time. 

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Rancho Murieta Concert #1, 10 From 6 (Bad Company Tribute)

Our first Rancho Murieta show of the year ran perfectly. The band was awesome and a super nice group of guys from the midwest. This was a busy day since we also had an event at Niello Porsche celebrating the 70th year of the fantastic brand. The crew was split up a bit, but we sailed through it.. 

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 Lighting provided by Cloud Parade Productions

Lighting provided by Cloud Parade Productions

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Center High School Graduation 2018

This was the 3rd year we have provided sound for this graduation. This high school has a gorgeous football field and very helpful staff. We covered the bleachers with (3) JBL VRX, the in field graduate area with (4) VRX, and the smaller bleacher section with (2) EV ETX 12P speakers. We are huge fans of the Whirlwind CATDUSA which allows us to send 4 channels of audio in either direction 100's of feet over an Ethercon reel. This particular day was incredibly windy, but we got through it.

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Concerts in the Park #3 2018, Franz Ferdinand.

This was predicted to be the biggest night ever in the 27 year history of Concerts in the Park and all predictions were right, a record sized crowd. We arrived at 9 am for this whirlwind of a day. The music was incredible and we had a blast. Our crew was split this day since we were also doing the Niello Audi Quattro Cup across town. Busy day.

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2 Day 'Every 15 Minutes' program at Cosumnes Oaks High School, Elk Grove

We have had the honor of doing sound and video projection for many schools in the Sacramento County area for their Every 15 Minutes program. This event was probably the largest we have ever done with a whopping 1,200 students in attendance. First day is the crash scene. We mic up the fire department, CHP and the young intoxicated driver. Full vehicle extrication, ambulance and helicopter transport, coroner steps in to remove one of the victims, and a complete DUI evaluation by CHP and arrest. The second day is in the gymnasium and the victims of the event read letters to their parents, and we show the video production that was filmed the day before of the event. It's a great program and we look forward to many more.

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Production Support for Pepe Aguilar Tour, Oracle Arena, Oakland

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.  

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New Years Eve, Old Town Sacramento

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.

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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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