If you’re seeking to make a concert memorable, a paramount step is to hire a technical event production company that provides professional entertainment lighting services. Even if stage design is expertly created, audio is immaculate and a packed audience fills the venue, the wrong lighting can hinder the crowd from experiencing the true ambience of what the concert calls for.
Throughout 2015, BML-Blackbird has been lucky enough to provide a wide variety of entertainment lighting services and lighting rentals for some of the most talented artists and the biggest East Coast events. Regardless of the venue size or equipment used, we always give each show our all ; this has allowed us to help the artist capture the attention of audiences night after night. Here are a few 2015 highlights to show you what we’ve been up to and what we’ve accomplished.
Lighting Designer Jason Hartwyk brought BML-Blackbird on for the the Oxford-born indie rock band, Glass Animals, nationwide US Tour in September and October 2015. We provided our unique entertainment lighting services to the band to help accentuate their electronic musicality and bring their laid-back, psychedelic-influenced stage vibe to life.
When designing the lighting, Hartwyk drew upon his long term relationship with BML-Blackbird, knowing we could provide the equipment to carry out his vision. Our equipment has traveled with the band to such well-known spots such as The House of Blues in Boston, Terminal 5 in New York, the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Riviera Theater in Chicago.
BML-Blackbird was proud to work with Warren Haynes and The Ashes & Dust Band on their most recent North American/European tour which spanned from September to December of 2015. We provided our entertainment lighting services, including both design and equipment, along with our technician, ensuring the lighting at each show performed immaculately.
Haynes was looking for a full lighting system that could be set up, operated and torn down using a minimal amount of time and labor, without sacrificing any quality. What might be a challenge to other technical event production companies was no challenge for our Lighting Designer, Christopher Ragan, who has been working with the band for years. Chris developed a comprehensive lighting system to run independently so they would not need to use any house lights. Our ability to create and innovate with the industry’s latest technology is what keeps BML-Blackbird atop the list of technical event production companies nationwide.
In June of 2015, BML-Blackbird provided Trevanna Entertainment with equipment rental and entertainment lighting services for Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam concert. The rental, consisting of lighting consoles, strobe lights, spot lights, truss, conventional fixtures, power distribution and more, helped bring multiple stages to life both in and outside of MetLife Stadium. The concert, considered NJ and NY’s hottest hip hop event of the year, saw big acts such as Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean, Meek Mill, Childish Gambino, Travi$ Scott and B.O.B. grace the stages in front of a sold-out crowd.
Being one of the biggest hip hop concerts on the East Coast, providing support for Summer Jam was no small feat for us, even though we have worked the event for multiple years. We provided our equipment and equipment manager to work closely with Trevanna’s designers and production staff to assure that all phases of technical prep were accounted for and that each stage ran smoothly and efficiently.
As you can see, we cater to each client to satisfy their specific needs and wants. Just as every artist has a unique talent, every event deserves unique and captivating entertainment lighting services. If you believe your professional artist or event requires an extra nudge in the lighting department, reach out to New York and New Jersey’s leading technical event production company, BML-Blackbird. With over four decades of dedicated service, rest assured we can handle any task at hand.