(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".
(Clare, Michigan) Our stage deck supplier & manufacturer StageRight has been on fire with informative posts lately. Today they dropped this gem: a history of staging performances going back to 2000 BCE.
(Washington DC) BrightFocus supports research to end Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. They are a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States, and are working to save mind and sight.
(Washington DC) The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.
We're honored to have been a part of this event. Originally scheduled to be outdoors, a last-minute decision put the event indoors at the historic Studebaker Building in South Bend, Indiana. Good decision; it rained all day.
If there's a common element in PM1's clients, it may be their dedication to helping America's troops and families. Gary Sinise, who most people know as "Lieutenant Dan" has been doing that for over a decade with Kimo Williams; they tour as the Lt. Dan Band and do USO shows. They also fundraise for disabled veterans as the Gary Sinise foundation, whom we've been partnering with recently on a tour of bases across America.
(Somewhere in the Midwest, USA) When PM1's Tom Baclawski adds photos to our shared album on iPhoto we never know what we're going to get.
(National Mall, Washington DC, Memorial Day Weekend 2019) USAA's Poppy Wall is dedicated in memory to the over 645,000 veterans who never returned home.
(Mayport, Florida) - Some companies say they do production; we mean it. PM1 installed the SL-320 main stage and generators on day one. At dawn on day two arrays and trusses were flown and the bands started load-in by the time Reveille was played. PM1 provide full stage, lights, sound, power, site management, staffing, and operations for this one-day, four-headliner free festival at US Naval Station Mayport.