(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.
(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".
(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.