The Woodlands sits just within the grounds of Dover International Speedway in Delaware and is transformed for four days each summer into the East Coast’s premier music festival experience – the Firefly Music Festival. Roughly 90,000 young and energetic fans took to The Woodlands this past weekend for the chance to see headliners like The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Bob Dylan, Muse and Twenty One Pilots.
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.
“We don’t stop going to school when we graduate.” —Carol Burnett
Graduation is a big stepping stone for students and the milestone that launches them into their futures. We’re always extremely proud of the work we do each year during commencement season because of how important these moments are for so many students, teachers, parents, and families around the country. Our goal is to provide the platform where lifelong memories are born, and commencements are some of those wonderful celebrations that are reminisced on time and time again.
Few companies have reached the status that Google has achieved in the technological world. Let’s face it, the word “google” is now a common verb synonymous with words like “search”, “discover”, and “learn”—and this is no coincidence. Google’s influence on the digital community is massive and they remain on the cutting edge of new, innovative ideas on how technology can interact with human activity. They’ve conquered the internet and are climbing the developmental mountain as leaders of VR and AI.
We are experts at production technology. You’d be hard pressed to find our crew with clean hands and we share a passion for making things work, no matter if it’s on stage or in the shop.
Beyond the entertainment industry, Mountain Productions’ Industrial department stays on the cutting edge of hoist and lifting equipment to bring the quality service that Mountain is known for. Our industrial team is proud to have completed a hoist system for one of trucking’s biggest names in the game: Freightliner.
A sold-out crowd of over 40,000 took over Bayfront Park in Miami for the 2017 Rolling Loud Festival that featured a lineup full of hip-hop’s brightest stars. Although Rolling Loud is still in its infancy (the inaugural event took place in 2015), this star-studded festival brought together one of the best collections of talent in rap. The heavy-hitting bill covered two stages of electrifying energy that kept the crowd wild into the night.
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.
Coachella is a cultural phenom. It’s been the trendsetter in both music and fashion alike and continues to raise the bar every year for music festivals all over the world. Two weekends of entertainment legends, larger-than-life art installations, and mouth-watering premier food vendors in the Indio desert is enough to make anyone feel like they transcended straight into a divine musical paradise.
There are crazy college parties, and then there is #FEST. Starting its legacy as the Premier College Music Festival Experience back in 2004 at Ohio University, #FEST just wrapped up its 15th circuit of high-energy performances that are enough to make any student feel more pumped than their first block party.
The 2017 Prolight + Sound Conference has ended but the Mountain Productions team is confident that the success of the event will live on far beyond our four days in Germany. The annual conference was the place to be for the latest product launches, cutting-edge innovations and great opportunities to meet with people as passionate and dedicated to the event production industry as our own team.
With hundreds of companies represented by thousands of production leaders, our week in Frankfurt barely seemed like enough time. We’re reflecting on the new friends we met throughout the Prolight + Sound show and are thankful to have spent time with our international colleagues that have helped to grow Mountain as an international leader.