BUENA PARK, Calif.—Hard-hitting rock acts performed at the first ever Carolina Rebellion Festival that took place on May 7 at the Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina. Co-produced by Right Arm Entertainment and AEG, over 35,000 fans throughout the Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic were treated to a full day of non-stop rock on two side-by-side stages. Performers consisted of My Darkest Days, Cavo, Saving Abel, Halestorm, Hinder, Skillet, Alter Bridge, Bullet for My Valentine, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, and more.
Logic Systems Sound & Lighting, Inc. of St. Louis provided the main PA, which consisted of a 96-box NEXO GEO T line array, 36 NEXO CD18s (six clusters of six), and 12 NEXO PS8s used for front fills. Two Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio consoles were used for monitors.
“The day was scheduled so that one band was playing on one stage while the other band set up on the other stage,” states Chip Self, President of Logic Systems. With a 40' work area between the two stages, each stage area was 60' x 40', connected by one very large stage. The stage deck itself was 220' x 64' with two complete loading docks. “The audio crew was divided into two teams (one per stage) so that each stage and crew could run autonomously to help keep everything on schedule,” notes Self. Other than a few announcements between bands, Carolina Rebellion was non-stop music for the entire day.
“The NEXO PA performed very well, and the system itself sounded great,” says Self. “We were able to provide even concert level coverage for an area over 400' wide and 600' deep. An event of this scale adds a level of complexity that can be overwhelming if not properly planned for. The Logic Systems crew did an exceptional job planning every detail of the project. As a result, the day went according to schedule, according to plan, and guest engineers commented that they appreciated that we put together a proper concert sound system.”
For more information on Logic Systems Sound & Lighting, Inc., visit www.logicsound.com.
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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.