Our industry has seen yet another impressive year, with new technology and unique approaches to festivals, concerts and events. Grand structures standing as tall as multi-story buildings and as wide as a football field have become the norm nowadays, as well as the continued (and customized) use of mobile staging. Elaborate video displays and lighting arrangements are present at almost every festival. Event planners and promoters have also become more streamlined in the digital age that we live in, finding answers online through shared content, blogs and social media. What has not changed however, is the work ethic and dedication of the crews behind every show and event that takes place. Excuse the cliché, but we wouldn’t be here without them.
Thanksgiving for most Americans can probably be summed up in 3 words beginning with the letter “F”: Family, Food and Football. Last year, roughly 28 million people turned on the tube to watch the Thanksgiving Day Redskins/Cowboys matchup, making it last fall’s most-watched television show! I’m sure many of us took a tryptophan-time-out this year as well to watch the game. Mountain Productions was behind the scenes building the rolling stage for the halftime show at the Packers/Lions game on Thanksgiving this year.
The iconic evergreen in Washington, DC has been part of a national tradition dating back to 1923. The event has been bringing in the Christmas season ever since, growing each year to the become the ceremony we celebrate today. Mountain Productions is building the staging at the Tree Lighting for the second year in a row. Performers at this year’s event include The Avett Brothers, Joshua Bell, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Train and more.