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[EVENT RECAP] Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival

Mountain Productions is extremely proud to have provided staging, equipment and ancillary structures for the 2017 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida this past weekend. Over 30,000 fans flocked to Florida to enjoy five stages, hosting EDM, hip-hop, and rock’s biggest names along with interactive art exhibits, seminars, yoga sessions, clothing and jewelry vendors, food trucks and more.

The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is becoming an undeniable presence in the national music festival circuit, as fans pledge their loyalty to the safe, friendly, dynamic and, most importantly, fun environment that Okeechobee creates. The diverse and energetic crowd represented an increasingly popular festival culture built upon social action, creativity, and a sense of community.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] CM Hoist School Fast Facts

We’ve got some fast facts straight from our CM Hoist School for you! Check out some of the memories and milestones that we’ve collected over the 30+ year history of the CM Hoist School (click on image to enlarge):

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See Mountain Productions’ Rigging & Install Capabilities at USITT’s 57th Annual Conference & Stage Expo – Booth 1813

Our Trade Show Tour is heading to St. Louis to exhibit at one of the largest full production event conference’s in America—the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo. With over 307 exhibitors and thousands of attendees, USITT’s conference is a valuable place to “generate new ideas, examine new products, create and strengthen connections, and learn about what you need to succeed in the coming production and year.” (Learn more about the USITT conference at their website by clicking here)

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3 MORE Things You’ll Love About Our CM Hoist School

Last year, we published 10 Things You’ll Love About Our CM Hoist School just before our 2016 annual event. To help get ready for the 32nd Annual CM Hoist School, we decided it was time to bring you 3 MORE things you’ll love about CM Hoist School.
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[FEATURED PRODUCTS] Tomcat & JTE Truss Now Available for Easy Online Ordering

We’re excited to announce the launch of Tomcat & James Thomas Engineering truss products on Mountain Productions Rigging Shop. We’ve teamed up with these iconic brands to bring their most popular entertainment truss products to your one stop shop for production gear.

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[EVENT RECAP] Counting Crows at Hard Rock Stadium, Dolphins Cancer Challenge

The Mountain team was proud to have been involved in the 2017 Dolphins Cancer Challenge this past weekend in Miami, FL. The annual DCC hosts a handful of events, including a variety of cycling routes and races, a 5k run/walk, golf tournament, and interactive exhibits for family fun. The goal of the DCC is to fight cancer and raise money for the financial support of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. This amazing event donates 100% of participant-raised funds towards this cause. To learn more about the Dolphins Cancer Challenge’s mission and cause visit: (http://dolphinscancerchallenge.com/)

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6 Blogs You Should Be Following

With the industry’s top experts and organizations spread across the world, an active blog can be a great way to stay on top of expert opinions, innovations, big projects and the resources you might need to reach your full potential. Here are six of our favorites to follow for all things event production. Please comment and share with us the blogs and publications that you count on.
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Training from the Comfort of your Own Home – CM’s Online Lodestar Maintenance Training

CM Hoist School is approaching—are you registered and ready for one of the best training events of the year? A great program to enroll in prior to the CM Hoist School can be completed without the expense of travel. Even if you can’t make it this March, this proven digital training course is a great resource and perfect place to start your journey into hoist maintenance for all entertainment technicians and riggers. The CM Online Lodestar Maintenance Training course is packed with the information taught in CM’s proven one-day motor class and can be completed at your own pace and on your own schedule. Even better yet, we’re offering an incredible promotion that earns you a FREE license key to this digital training (see below for full details).

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[FEATURED PRODUCTS] Announcing the Launch of CM Industrial Rigging Hardware & Manual Chain Hoists at ShopMTN.com

As we continue to expand our product offerings, we’re excited to announce the addition of Columbus McKinnon’s Top Industrial Products in our Rigging Hardware and Manual Chain Hoist collections. We’re proud to be a Master Distributor of Columbus McKinnon’s renowned inventory, including both entertainment and industrial gear. Some of the new offerings include Wire Rope Clips, Screw Pin Shackles, CM’s Hammerlok®, and a variety of manual lever chain hoists. The CM brand is legendary in the entertainment field, but perhaps even more widely used in industrial houses due to the superior manufacturing and design of their hardware, chain, attachments, hooks, and slings.

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[EVENT RECAP] Ford’s Toughest Tailgate Challenge at Super Bowl Live, Houston, TX

The Super Bowl is more than just one of the biggest sporting events of the year. The NFL creates an entire experience for diehard fans each season leading up to the Big Game, and this year Houston hosted a nine-day massive fan festival with live music, interactive exhibits, and a ton of games for adults and children alike with the NFL Experience. Mountain Productions proudly provided the structure for Ford’s exhibit at Super Bowl Live which involved suspending two Ford Super Duty F250 trucks that represented an enormous goalpost.

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