[Event Recap] West Indian Day Parade Celebrates Caribbean Culture

In 1930s Harlem, a group of newfound New-Yorkers set in motion a celebration of Caribbean culture and tradition that would continue more than 80 years later. Since the mid-1990s, the New York Caribbean Carnival Parade attracts millions of people annually, far surpassing the combined attendance of Coachella, Lollapalooza and South by Southwest. Read more

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Iconic “Manny’s Music” Set to be Demolished

Mountain Productions began to build their reputation as one of North America’s leading event production companies in 1981 after producing a legendary benefit concert for Simon and Garfunkel in Central Park. Just a few blocks away, Manny’s Music was where Paul Simon, himself, bought his first guitar at the age of twelve.

Located just outside the theater district, a landmark that once served as the heart of Manhattan’s music scene, Manny’s Music, is now set to be demolished. Read more

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Rock Royalty and their Celebrity Side Hustles

With millions of fans and billions of dollars, you may think that’d be enough to keep the music industry’s biggest icons satisfied. More and more often, though, musicians take to side hustles either to give a little back or to reach a new level of success and fulfillment.

From building restaurants and hotels to managing entire venues and producing events, the odd job outside of stardom can come from anywhere and seemingly encapsulate a wide range of other passions. 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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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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From Protractors to Modern Day DISTOS: An Appreciation of Measuring Tools Throughout History

The creation and practice of measuring instruments is arguably one of the best indicators of technological progress we can identify in early civilization. When civilization was in its infancy, people needed a way to understand and calculate a variety of tasks, including bartering food and raw materials, making clothing, and constructing buildings that would collectively form cities, communities, places of worship, and more. This is where the importance of measurement systems becomes glaringly obvious.

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On the Mountain: “What Was Your Favorite MTN Event?”

Mountain Productions has produced more than 16,000 of the world’s largest and most elite events. In our first ever “On the Mountain”, we asked five members of the Mountain team which event was their favorite to work with and why. Here’s what they had to say:

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Ultimate Venues: 10 Iconic Spaces that Steal the Show

Warmer weather is making its way across the states in time to bust out the band tees and festival-wear and head to the country’s most legendary summer concerts and festivals. Here are ten of our favorite outdoor amphitheaters across the states that have fans flocking to see the celebrated venues almost as much as the performers, themselves.

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[EVENT RECAP] Erasing the Line Between Art and Fashion at the Met Gala 2017

A ticket to the Met Gala (officially known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala) is one of the year’s most coveted invitations. It makes sense considering the “party of the year” brings together over 500 of our culture’s biggest celebrity icons covering the music, fashion, film, political, and business industries. More importantly, the Met Gala is an annual fundraising benefit for the museum’s Costume Institute in New York City. The event is the perfect way to honor the mission of the Costume Institute and pay homage to prominent artists and themes that have driven fashion evolution throughout history.

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A Condensed History of the NFL Draft

For three days, life seems to freeze for football fans, coaches, teams, and collegiate hopefuls all over the globe. All eyes are glued to the television and online news tickers. Prospective players hold their heads high hoping for their life-changing dream to come true.

The NFL Draft sets the stage for a brand-new season of football and the event’s popularity has soared into the mainstream throughout the years. As we prepare for the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia, PA, let’s take a look back at its impact, origins, and what it means for both players and fans of the gridiron.

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