ELS goes Elation for Dylan Scott charity show
Friday, 18 January 2019
bayou-stockExtreme Lighting & Sound supplied the lighting and video gear for the inaugural event
USA - Country music star Dylan Scott recently organised a charity concert for kids in his home town of Sterlington, Louisiana, and used an all Elation lighting rig along with ADJ video panels to light the event. Extreme Lighting & Sound (ELS) of Nashville, Tennessee, supplied the lighting and video gear for the inaugural event.
Bayou Stock, held 17 November at the Sterlington Sports Complex, featured performances by Mark Chestnut, Morgan Evans, Lainey Wilson and others, not to mention Dylan Scott himself, and raised $30,000 to buy presents for underprivileged kids this Christmas.
ELS was brought in to turnkey the lighting portion of the show, including design and supply of all lighting, which consisted of 17 Platinum HFX hybrid moving heads, eight Colour Chorus 48 LED battens, eight Fuze Wash Z120 LED wash lights, six compact Rayzor 360Z beam moving effects, 15 Cuepix WW2 Blinders, six Protron 3K LED strobes, and eight SixPar 200 LED Par lights.
Dylan Scott is one of ELS’s main clients, having fabricated and built a floor package for his 2018 tour. “This is actually the last of 114 shows this year that it has been on the road,” states ELS president Austin Grundberg, who designed and programmed the lighting for the Bayou Stock event and ran the show for all of the artists.
Designed as a festival rig, Grundberg says he knew he would be using it for all the bands but also took into account Dylan's floor package, which he also wanted to complement. Pivotal to the design were the Colour Chorus battens, which the designer hung vertically upstage. “They helped fill in any blank space and gave a nice eye candy look during the day when it was harder to see the movers,” he stated.
The hybrid ability of the Platinum HFX effects as a beam, spot and wash made them a versatile choice when a number of acts needed to be lit. “We own a bunch of these fixtures and use them all the time; they are incredible,” Grundberg says. “They have been out on the road with The Mavericks and Lee Ann Womack all year!”
Product support for ELS is provided by Elation manufacturer rep firm Freed Sales, who Grundberg values as much for the relationship as the product knowledge. “Freed Sales has always been so great to us. We are a smaller company with close to only five years in business and they treat us with the same respect and support as they do the big houses,” he says.
Grundberg also gives a shout out to his Dad and business partner Glenn Grundberg for his help in fabricating the video set as well as Dylan Scott's production manager/ FOH, Chris ‘Booba’ Young, who helped design the video wall and created all the video content.
With 4,000 people in attendance and $30,000 raised for underprivileged kids for Christmas, Dylan Scott has all the more reason to call Bayou Stock’s first year a big success.
(Jim Evans)

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