[EVENT RECAP] Faster Horses 40,000 Fans Strong

40,000 eager country fans traveled across Michigan in search of the ultimate country music experience. In its 5th year anniversary celebration, Faster Horses lived up to its name, once again, providing the crowd the undeniable “Party of the Summer.”

The 2017 Faster Horses country music festival was held at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. The weekend festival featured performances by country royalty, including the likes of Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge. Eighty-year-old Charlie Daniels also came to party, fiddle in hand.

The Next From Nashville stage also featured a number of its own notable performances from up-and-coming artists. LANco, who is already dominating country radio airplay across the country, took the Next From Nashville stage on Saturday night, giving Old Dominion’s main stage performance a run for its money. Their hit song, “Greatest Love Story”, energized thousands of fans who couldn’t help but sing along.

Mountain Productions built our signature MTN HD+ Staging System for the country festival’s main stage, as well as the Next From Nashville stage. We were also happy to provide camera platforms, VIP platforms, and an ADA-compliant VIP viewing platform.

Courtesy of Marc Nader / mLive Media Group

Faster Horses relied on Mountain Productions for a number of other ancillary structures, as well, including everything from ground cover and barricades to video posts and risers.

Courtesy of Detroit Free Press

Courtesy of mLive Media Group

The self-proclaimed “Hillbilly Sleepover” left little room for dozing off. Equipped with Budweiser’s signature Clydesdale horses, a Faster Humans Fun Run for the brave, line dancing, pancake parties, competitions, and the best new music to kick your boots to, a little rain couldn’t stop the party of the summer.

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Pollstar’s 2017 Mid-Year Report: World’s Best Venues and Tours

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On the Mountain: Five First Concerts

Whether it was big noise and bigger hair or the serene sounds of a classical piano, first concert memories have a way of bringing up some of the best childhood memories. In this edition of “On the Mountain”, we asked five members of the Mountain team to tell us about their first concert experience. This is where it all began:

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From Wilkes-Barre to Tokyo: International Relations through the Generations

Mountain Productions stands as a global leader in event production largely by virtue of great business relationships and loyal friends, like those at Shimizu Group in Japan.  Ron Rose, Director of International Development, recently visited the Shimizu Group headquarters. While there, he had the opportunity to tour their facilities and discuss the long-standing relationship between the two organizations and the bright future both companies see ahead. Read more

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Festival Survival Guide: Get the most from your experience

After producing nearly 16,000 events across North America, Mountain Productions knows a thing or two about peak performance during festivals. Whether this summer is your first music festival experience or you’re a veteran chief of the good vibe tribe, there are a few surefire ways to make sure you get the most out of your next fest. Our Festival Survival Guide is here to help.   

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Love Your Gloves: Which pair is best for you?

The MTN Shop offers three different brands of gloves, each offering a few variants that are tailored to your needs. We want to offer our friends the perfect choice to suit their needs but, with so many options, it can be a hard decision. While we’re confident you’ll be happy with any of our brands, we’ve decided to take a look at which glove options are best for your specific wants and needs.

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[Event Recap] 2017 Firefly Festival: Fan-Curated, MTN Built

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[Event Recap] What You Need to Know about the 2017 CMA Festival

Mountain Productions spent the weekend in Music City, USA, for the ultimate country festival – the 2017 CMA Music Festival. With the likes of artists ranging from Kenny Rogers to Thomas Rhett, the Country Music Association called on North America’s leader in staging and rigging to set the scene in Nissan Stadium. Here’s what you need to know about the ultimate country weekend in Nashville.

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Rockers & Riders: How Motorcycle Culture Fused with Rock and Roll

Triumph. Harley. Indian. No matter which brand you ride, there’s a good chance you’re listening to one thing – Rock and Roll. From outlaws to outcasts, the rich, intertwined history of both make for one of the most iconic pairs in American history. What is it about Rock and motorcycles that makes the two so inseparable?

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Mobile Stage Softgood Sizes (Downloadable PDFs)

Getting the right sized softgood panels for your mobile stage is important and sometimes harder than you may think. With everything going on during the production planning process, printed banners and the stage finishing is often one of the latest topics to arise in conversation. We’re no stranger to tight deadlines and always prepare for those unexpected, last-minute requests, but it’s a big stress reducer to have your panel sizing and specifications all sorted out from the get go.

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