(Oregon District, Dayton, Ohio) It didn't take long for a community to stand up and take back the area of a national tragedy. Dave Chappelle started rumors of doing a benefit concert for the city of Dayton. In less than a week, Gem City Shine was happening. Headliners were tossed around, and the week of the event, they found someone interested in doing the main show: Stevie Wonder and his band.
(Naples, Florida) This year marks the 25-year anniversary of a non-profit 501(c)3 association dedicated to helping those involved with the festivals and events industry in Florida. PM1 joined as members in time for the association's annual show in Naples, Florida.
(Detroit, Michigan) PM1 Detroit Crews installed a custom stage and modified clear stage railings for this large-scale entertainment event at the new Little Caesar's Arena in downtown Detroit.
(Davenport, Iowa) 5AM Call Time? It's actually fun when you know that one of PM1's owner/partners, Iowa Native Jarrad Scott will be there too. This is the second post about my 48-hour whirlwind tour with PM1's National Presidential Campaign Production staff.
(Mt. Pleasant, Iowa) Because our blog is called backstage, we sometimes have an opportunity to present our own viewpoints as we travel. This is written from my personal perspective as I joined PM1's Nationwide campaign production teams for two Presidential Campaign events in August. PM1 has no official stance or supported candidates in the democratic process, we're just happy to support all sides and ensure that the events go off without a hitch no matter who's on stage! - Ben Slayter, PM1 CMO/CXO
(Detroit, Michigan) It's every parent's worst news; your teenage daughter passes away due to gun violence in your neighborhood. But what her family and community did about it is the real story.
(Orlando, Florida) When you're known for amazing pool stages, people tend to expect amazing stuff.
(Greenfield Village) Our Detroit office fields a lot of staging inquiries around the midwest; each one of them exquisitely different and challenging. This one came in from historic Greenfield Village. It seems "the gazebo was just too small."
(Jacksonville, Florida) As PM1 continues to grow, we've been recruiting the industry's best talent. David Baudier joined PM1 as and Orlando-based Nationwide Production Manager, and we immediately gave him a huge job to tackle: three stage decks installed in a fountain in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. The stage was used for an on-location music video shoot; you'll have to keep your eyes out on YouTube and let us know when it pops up a video. We'll be sure to put his larger jobs up soon. If you don't understand the importance of nailing the small stuff, read our recent blog on "The Importance of an 8x8 stage".