All posts in Live Events

08 | Jun
2015
Music Festival Month: the Deadmau5 Dome at New York Governor’s Ball

Hey hey, it’s Music Festival Month on the Backstage Pass blog, and today we take a look at the biggest stage-design goss from the 2015 Governers Ball, namely, the debut of Deadmau5’s new “Thunder Dome”. Canadian electronic producer Deadmau5 is well known for his audio-visual gymnastics, and the Thunderdome’s first live set was highly anticipated, […]

04 | Jun
2015
Woohoo! It’s Music Festival Month on the Decibel Blog.

It’s June, and that means the world’s gearing up for a solid month of muddy mosh pits, body paint and sonic experiences. So naturally, we’re doing the same. This month on the Decibel blog, we’ll spend four weeks taking a look at the event production, brand marketing and just plain cool highlights from music festivals […]

30 | Mar
2015
Five Events that Went Terribly, Terribly Wrong

Sometimes, everything just goes to straight down the drain. All that planning. All that preparation. All those terrible ideas…

12 | Jan
2015
Heads Up: The 2015 Parade of Trains is Looking for Sponsors

The good folks over at Grand Central Terminal in New York City recently let us know about a great sponsorship opportunity for the 2015 Parade of Trains, held May 2 & 3, 2015. They’re currently offering a number of levels, both the title sponsorship (hey, big rollas!) and supporting sponsorships. Of all of the venues […]

05 | Jan
2015
Unique Event Formats: Speed Geeking

Inspired by “speed dating”, where busy masochists looking for a relationship spend a few minutes introducing themselves before rotating over to new partners, SpeedGeeking is an Unconference event format which allows participants to hear several quick presentations on a variety of topics over a fixed period of time. In this post, we’ll talk a little […]

22 | Dec
2014
The 5 Most Christmassy Christmas Events the World Over

Santa-hats off to the event producers responsible for these huge holiday productions, which draw annual audiences in droves. Radio City Christmas Spectacular, New York With all that seasonal weather, ice-skating, window shopping and tree-lighting, New York is the epicenter of the American urban Christmas. It’s also home to the Radio City Music Hall and the […]

10 | Nov
2014
Unique Event Formats: BarCamp, the Unconference

Let’s get the basic Wikipedia introduction bit out of the way: “BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences primarily focused around technology and the web. They are open, participatory workshop-events, the content of which is provided by participants.”

08 | Nov
2014
Event Production Reviews & Trends: 48th Annual CMA Awards Wrap-Up

The 48th annual Country Music Awards went down on November 5th in a flurry of big hair, big hats, and big white smiles. We turned our event production eye to some of the show’s breakout moments of fabulousness and folly.

05 | Nov
2014
It’s (way past) That Time: Don’t Forget to Get your Super Bowl XLIX Activations Rolling Now

We know that four months in advance is an unchristian amount of lead time to need for anything, particularly when most of us aren’t 100% sure what we’re doing for dinner tonight, but we feel like we ought to put the reminder out: If you’re planning on doing any promotional activity, event, activation or advertising […]

02 | Oct
2014
Unique Event Formats: Silent Disco

Heard of this trend? Silent Storm, a dedicated provider of silent disco sound equipment, describes the format as “a unique way of experiencing live music – whether it be a DJ or even a live band. Guests wear wireless headphones and a silent atmosphere instantly transforms in to a high energy musical performance.”

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