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.
It wasn’t voted the “best musical festival in the world” by DJ magazine for nothing.
Ultra Music Festival continues its reign as one of the premier electronic music events of the year with a staggering 165,000 fans and 14.1 million live streamers as proof of the event’s wild success. The UMF experience grows to groundbreaking heights each year, and its 19th edition was a whirlwind of larger-than-life production, a world-class lineup of EDM’s biggest performers, and eight stages of heart-pumping rhythms.
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.
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/)
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.
This past year has been full of change and memorable moments throughout the world. One of our proudest moments in 2016 was when we took home the 2016 Parnelli Award for Staging Company of the Year thanks to the entire Mountain Productions team, who worked harder than ever this past year.
As we approach the New Year, it’s hard not to get a bit nostalgic and remember all of the challenges, successes and memories of 2016. Take a trip back through the last 365 days with us as we recap some of the biggest moments of Mountain Productions’ 2016.
We couldn’t decide where to celebrate the beginning of the New Year, so we traveled all over the country! Mountain Productions provided staging and event production services to five major New Year’s Eve shows, including Pitbull’s New Year Revolution in Miami and the iconic Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in Times Square. We are proud that our world-class systems were on display to millions of viewers on major networks across the world.
Read on to check out the projects we were busy with during the last few days of 2016.
Mountain Productions kicked off the opening night of the NBA season in Cleveland, Ohio by providing staging for the “NBA on TNT Road Show” outside of the Cavalier’s Quicken Loans Arena. The event was the launch of Turner Sports’ interactive road show sponsored by American Express and featured TNT’s Inside the NBA studio team providing pre-game, halftime, and post-game coverage on-site along with a musical performance by Grammy-nominated rapper, Wiz Khalifa. Interactive experiences setup for fans completed this event including TNT Personality Themed Events, the On-Court Hoops Experience, “Singer Slam” Studio, and much more.