Tag Archives: Southwest Audio-Visual

Stale bread.

24 Oct

Woah, over a month since my last post.  That’s real great for keeping my faithful readers coming back.  Thanks for your patience.

Any time I slack on the updates, I feel the need to make a highlight reel of what’s been keeping me from pumping these babies out.  Here goes…

I did my first freelance production management gig on October 1 for a Colbie Caillat show at the O’Reilly Family Event Center on Drury University’s campus here in Springfield, MO.  While easily the biggest production I’ve overseen, all aspects of the show went off without a hitch.  Of course, much of that credit goes to my crew and the folks and Southwest Audio-Visual, who provided the stage, audio and lighting rigs.

That show was a great trial run for the Ozark Mountain Daredevils 40th anniversary show coming up on November 11th.  With support from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and SGF’s own Big Smith, the show is going to be quite the spectacle.  Tickets sold out within the first few days of going on sale, making this the first event to sell out the O’Reilly Center, a 3200(ish) seat venue (depending on configuration).

I’m at the Gillioz every day this week preparing for the Springfield Regional Opera’s production of Hot Mikado, and on that note, it seems my presence is needed in the theatre.  Be back soon.

Life as a graduate.

12 Jun

Since my last post, I graduated with BS in “electronic arts, audio production” with a minor in music recording from Missouri State University.

Now that school is out of the way, I can really get some work done.  I just accepted a job as tech director of the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, Missouri.  Last night, my first show, we hosted the Warren Haynes Band.  Great show, great crew.  I think I’m going to dig this role.  More on that later.

I worked a gig for Southwest Audio-Visual today at the Downstream Casino just across the Oklahoma border from Joplin, MO.  The event was being held for Joplin hospital workers affected by the recent devastating tornado.  We used an extremely handy Cat5/VGA balun system SAV just picked up to run four LCD televisions and an overflow room feed to the building next door to the tent housing our stage…wish I could remember the make and model of the baluns…oh well, here’s a picture of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon giving a few remarks.

Relay for Life

10 Apr

For the annual all-night Relay for Life event at Missouri State University, Southwest Audio-Visual of Springfield Missouri provided staging and sound reinforcement for the dozen or so bands that played throughout the event.  With eight JBL VerTec VT4888 line-array boxes and four EAW SB1000z subwoofers, powered by Lab.Gruppen FP10000Q amps, the rig filled the venue nicely.  After set-up was completed, I had some free time with the Yamaha M7CL digital console.  I’ve only been at the helm a few times, so I’m still getting used to the interface, but find the Yammy to be pretty intuitive.