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As the leading technical event production company in the area, BML-Blackbird has provided event lighting in New York for some of the industry’s biggest names and events. With our state-of-the-art technology and knowledgeable, dedicated production teams, clients continue to love the magic we create for their for special events, concerts and conferences.

Through decades of experience, we have done event lighting in New York for hundreds of events, big and small. We know that in order to be successful, you need to be aware of every event’s unique needs and develop a personalized event strategy.

Although all of our productions are special to us, here are some events in particular that showcase some of the best event lighting in New York that we’ve ever done.

Governor’s Ball

BML-Blackbird helped the music-festival culture of New York start the summer off right with 3 days of technical production magic at the 2015 Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. Over 20,000 people gathered during the first weekend of June to witness Drake headline on Friday with a career-spanning set. Innovative DJs Rustie and Flying Lotus carried the hyped crowd through Saturday and Sunday welcomed a true veteran to wrap up an unforgettable experience – Weird Al Yankovic.

After successfully working the annual event since 2013, we became the festival’s go-to for technical event production and event lighting in New York because of our strong knowledge of the festival grounds. For months leading up to the big weekend, our Project Manager worked closely with the client every step of the way to make sure all of the stages and needs were taken care of seamlessly. We’re happy to report the festival went off without a hitch.

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Pitbull at The Apollo

Trevanna Entertainment, on behalf of Sirius XM Radio, brought BML-Blackbird on for the launch of Pitbull’s brand new SiriusXM channel, Globalization, at the The Apollo Theater in Harlem in May 2015. At the invite-only event, our extensive package for event lighting in New York included more than 100 intelligent fixtures, a 20′ x 30′ 5mm LED wall, staging, power distribution, rigging and more to make for an incredible performance from Pitbull at the iconic theater.

In front of a packed house,  the pressure was on to ensure the production elements were nothing short of perfection.  Pitbull brought the experience of a lifetime to his fan base in-person and over the airwaves with help from our technical event production magic. Thanks to our dedicated team here at BML-Blackbird, the event was a huge success.

Annual Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Shluchim

For the past eight years, BML-Blackbird has worked with the International Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Shluchim producing their annual Gala Banquet in Brooklyn. With a guest list of over 5,000 people, the event is held in a warehouse. Transforming this raw space into a banquet hall is a substantial undertaking.

BML-Blackbird helps to do just that by providing all of the power distribution, rigging and event lighting in New York. Producer David Scharf, Event Designer Ronen Peled Hadad and Lighting Designer Alon Cohen create a stellar multi media environment. Equipment used to convert the space included over 430 fixtures and 2000 feet of truss with rigging. In addition to the sizable lighting build, we provided things such as power distribution for lighting, audio, video, practical lighting, computers, translation booths and a kosher kitchen serving 5,500 dinner guests.

The expertise of our staff has resulted in a successful event year after year, forming a great professional partnership.

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Every year, McDonald’s Corporation sponsors Gospelfest at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Since 2011, BML-Blackbird has been a part of the annual televised fundraising event, which is said to be the most spectacular gospel celebration in the country.  

For the kickoff of the nationwide 2015 Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, BML-Blackbird provided equipment and rigging services to facilitate Tyler E. Littman of Sholight Entertainment Design’s vision. Equipment included 125 moving lights, over 600 feet of truss, 40 chain motors, power distribution and control.

Famous acts such as Cissy Houston, The Clark Sisters and Faith Evans joined some of the best gospel choirs in the country to inspire thousands at the star-studded weekend event. Our team ensured the concert looked as flawless as all of our other event lighting in New York productions, allowing the packed arena to enjoy the talented performers.

Event Lighting In New York

These are only a few of the many event lighting in New York productions we’ve done over the years. Because of our decades of experience in the industry, we have successfully created and produced some incredible feats in lighting, staging, video and audio. We offer the same level of knowledge, creativity and professionalism to each individual event and are always up for any challenge a client is willing to throw at us.

It can be tough to find a technical event production company who can truly handle extensive requirements for event lighting in New York, but our years of technical experience and happy clients prove that BML-Blackbird is the smart choice.

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