The Gig Lab goes to historic Greeneville, Tennessee for the 2014 edition of the Appalachian Regional Mobile DJ Symposium (ARM DJs 7.0).
CHAUVET DJ rocked Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville Festival, providing lighting for the Crazy Dave’s Music Experience exhibit last month. The festival was held at Jacksonville, Florida’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. Welcome to Rockville is a two-day destination music festival featuring a massive all-star rock lineup featuring Avenged Sevenfold, The Cult, Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, and many more. CHAUVET DJ lit up the exclusive artist lounge and other features of the the exhibit. Crazy Dave’s Music Experience is a free, interactive “rock star” exhibit. Fans were able to get hands-on interaction with tons of musical equipment, and, of course lighting, much of which is used by their favorite artists performing on stage at the show.
Baton Rouge, LA – Sometimes even the most diehard sports fans want to do more than just root for the home team. The owners of the Station Sports Bar and Grill in Baton Rouge realized this, which is why they divided their well-known establishment into two separate sections, one a traditional sports pub with pool tables and LSU Tiger memorabilia on walls, the other a performance club with live band performances, a DJ, weekly comedy nights and some vivid stage lighting provided by the 4Bar Flex from CHAUVET DJ.
“There was no real lighting system to speak of at the club before, but the owners knew they needed to create an exciting production feeling on stage if they were going to attract more business from students at LSU, which is 10 blocks away,” said Ray Zeigler of RZI Lighting (New Orleans). “The CHAUVET DJ fixtures were instrumental in helping us accomplish this goal. We used two bars on stage on two FOH facing the stage. “
As is so often the case with mid-sized clubs, budget was an issue at the Station Sports Bar and Grill. The affordable price of the CHAUVET DJ 4Bar Flex was much appreciated by the client, says Zeigler, as was the fixture’s user-friendly features. “All of the fixtures had to be controlled by the current 16-channel board or by foot controllers in this job, which is why the Flex bars came in handy,” said the well-known Louisiana LD. “There is normally not a board operator on hand, even on band or comedy nights, so the lighting has to be pretty self sufficient. Ease of use and control were critical to our choosing the CHAUVET product.”
A complete LED wash system with 144 RGB 0.25-watt LEDs; multiple control options, including standalone, DMX mode and footswitch; as well as built-in automated and sound activated programs, the 4Bar Flex offers a user-friendly, cost-effective and ready-to-go solution to end-users looking to create a quality lightshow at mobile events and small to mid-sized clubs.
“This was the ideal fixture to use for lighting bands on this stage,” said Zeigler. “It absolutely has some very good out of the box effects and can be left alone on sound activation with no controller. My client is getting the look they wanted on stage without having to take on a lot of added cost.”
So back in Baton Rouge, the vaunted LSU Tigers are still rocking the sports world and their feats are still being celebrated at The Station Sports Bar and Grill. This is, after all, a quintessential sports bar, said Zeigler. What else would you expect from an establishment with a menu that includes such offerings as the “Two Point Conversion” (two stuffed burgers – one with blue cheese and Portobello mushrooms, the other with bacon and cheddar)? Only now, this venue is a popular live performance spot too, thanks to a little help from CHAUVET DJ.
For information on RZI Lighting visit www.rzilighting.com.
Building off of last year’s successful event, this year will offer something for everyone. Our manufacturer participation will include Chauvet DJ, Chauvet Professional, and Electro Voice. The newest products for sound and lighting enthusiast will be on display for viewing and our seminars this year will be sure to inform, teach and inspire. Pro Audio and Lighting will feature a Video wall from Chauvet Professional and the new Rogue series moving heads. Electro Voice will show a hanging line array for larger venue mobile application, and permanent installation. Electro Voice will also unveil their new ETX line of speakers to impress your ears. Not to be outdone, Chauvet DJ Lighting will show off the newest lighting available including the Freedom series wireless products, Core products and a sneak peak at the new EZPin Pack and more. Manufacture’s representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may a have throughout the 2 day event.
ProAAL will have open air time from 3pm-6pm both days for sound and lighting demonstrations; this will give you the opportunity to have one on one time with manufacture’s reps and sales people, in our 14,000 square foot facility. Earlier time slots available by appointment to accommodate your schedule. After 6pm we will have several different seminars that will offer plenty of how to information. Stu Schatz, Applications Engineer, Bosch Security Systems, will give a presentation on how to improve your sound and offer tricks to fix some of the sound system problems that everyone encounters including sub placement, EQ settings, and matching your sound system to your venue. Our own Tom Neville will show off the newest audio controllers from manufactures like American Audio, Pioneer and Native instruments. Tom will go over the differences and similarities in the controller features, and hopefully help you decide which one is right for you. Bob Laino, Chauvet’s North East Sales Manager will give a class on the DMX software Showxpress giving you the basic knowledge to get your light show programming started. Secondary private lessons will be offered at a show price special. Finally, we want to show you how to make more money! Pro Audio and Lighting owner Robert Kuron, will present an informative seminar with one goal in mind, to make you more money at your events. Rob will highlight several tips on how to up sell your event s to your clients. If you are not offering add on items to your events you are leaving money on the table.
We almost forgot to mention prizes and give-a-ways! Electro Voice and Chauvet DJ are bringing the goodies to give away. Prizes will include corded and cordless microphones and ZLX speakers from Electro-Voice plus lighting effects from Chauvet DJ valued at over $2500.00 retail. You can’t win if you’re not here, so don’t miss out. Mark your calendars for May 13th and 14th and be ready to reserve your seat at the Pro Audio and Lighting open house.
A full schedule will be finalized in the weeks to come along with registration information for this free event as space will be limited.
Pro Audio and Lighting
2400 East 14 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48092
PH: 586-582-0871 or 800-357-8991
CHAUVET DJ is a proud sponsor of this 2 day workshop from NLFX and Mike Fernino of DJ Idea Sharing. The Lighting Symposium is in its 2nd year and is designed for entertainment pros who are serious about using lighting to create spectacular events and make more money! On April 15th and 16th, attendees will learn more about lighting tools, techniques and time-tested tactics to increase profits! The place to be is the Electro-Voice (Bosch Communications HQ) - 12000 Portland Ave Burnsville, MN 55337. Find out more at http://bit.ly/1hUuNKj
The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience will kick off their 2014 music festival season April 26 & 27 at Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville at Jacksonville, Florida’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville (www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com) is a two-day destination music festival that anchors the World’s Loudest Month festival series and will feature a massive all-star rock lineup featuring Avenged Sevenfold, The Cult, Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, and many more. The festival is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents.
The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience will also participate in Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion on May 3 & 4 near Charlotte, NC and Rock On The Range on May 16-18 in Columbus, OH. Details will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.facebook.com/CrazyDavesMusicExperience and http://www.crazydavesmusic.com for more info.
Crazy Dave’s Music Experience is a free, interactive “rock star” exhibit. Fans can expect to get hands-on interaction with tons of musical equipment, much of which is used by their favorite artists performing on stage at the show.
Visitors to Crazy Dave’s Music Experience will have the chance to test the latest music equipment from companies including: CAD, Chauvet, CHAUVET® DJ, Dunlop Manufacturing (MXR, Dunlop, Cry Baby, Way Huge), ESP Guitars, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (Jackson, Charvel, EVH), Hercules, Ibanez, Korg (Vox, Blackstar), Moog, PRS Guitars, and Yamaha & Steinberg.
Each musical product manufacturer in attendance will have representatives on hand to share the brand’s story, answer questions, and in some cases even give away merch or make impromptu recordings. There will be contests with some great prizes, and models of equipment on display will be available at special, discounted prices with free shipping from Crazy Dave’s. Most of the instruments for sale onsite also include a VIP ticket upgrade. Crazy Dave’s Music Experience will also host various artist appearances and signings.
CHAUVET Mexico has a big presence at this year’s Sound Check Xpo 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico at the WTC. Check out a video of the show, featuring CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ!
Night Club and Bar Show – CHAUVET DJ electrifies this event every year! It’s THE industry’s most important bar, nightclub, beverage, restaurant and hospitality event of the year! The Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show is THE right place and THE right time to make connections, learn and of course experience the very latest CHAUVET DJ products that are lighting up nightlife hot spots everywhere! Visit us at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 24th – 26th, 2014 in Las Vegas! Learn more at http://www.ncbshow.com
Midwest DJ Show – CHAUVET DJ loves to go where DJs are to learn, teach and share products that make DJs more profitable! Midwest DJS Live takes place in Wisconsin where some of the most knowledgeable mobile entertainment pros gather so that’s where we’ll be March 30th & 31st. This growing DJ show is in its 6th year and its smaller format means great opportunities for one on one networking and learning. Come say hello at the Fountain Banquet Hall at 8505 Durand Ave. in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. More info is at http://midwestdjslive.com
Lighting Symposium – CHAUVET DJ is a proud sponsor of this 2 day workshop from NLFX and Mike Fernino of DJ Idea Sharing. The Lighting Symposium is its 2nd year and is designed for entertainment pros who are serious about using lighting to create spectacular events and make more money! On April 15th and 16th, attendees will learn more about lighting tools, techniques and time-tested tactics to increase profits! The place to be is the Electro-Voice (Bosch Communications HQ) - 12000 Portland Ave Burnsville, MN 55337. Find out more at http://bit.ly/1hUuNKj
PHDJ Workshop – Industry icons Joe Bunn of Joe Bunn DJ Company and Mike Walter of Elite Entertainment are combining forces to present the PHDJ Workshop Sponsored by CHAUVET DJ! It’s the most comprehensive DJ program ever and we’re excited to be a partner in bringing DJ education to serious industry pros like you! Earn your DJ “Doctorate” in this intensive two-day workshop March 9th & 10th at the Hampton Inn in Raleigh North Carolina. With over 20 hours of education, networking, round-tabling and performance workshopping crammed into 2 full days this will be an intensive weekend of learning, touching on every aspect of running a successful DJ company. Register now at http://phdjworkshop.com.
Speaking of education…
Don’t forget to register now at www.chauvetdjacademy. It’s CHAUVET DJ’s online learning resourcefor DJs and other mobile entertainment professionals featuring video lessons on lighting, marketing, sales and other gig related topics! Class is in session and you’re on your way to a better DJ business and graduating Summa Cum LOUD!
Become a CHAUVET DJ VIP Rewards member today! A FREE way to earn valuable rewards points for your CHAUVET DJ purchases that you can use toward new gear! Log on to http://www.chauvetlighting.com.
CHAUVET® DJ’s Geoff Short is excited to be presenting a seminar at the 2013 Las Vegas DJ Show! It’s all about making more money by becoming better consultants to clients to help them create amazing events! In this seminar, Geoff will be combining some of the concepts of his article “The Reality of Moments” (http://bit.ly/TKIKsq) along with some easy and affordable lighting ideas that can help make gigs more profitable! See you in Vegas!