KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – As the nation and entertainment industry navigate the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, all Bandit offices have made available to local governments and hospitals, power distribution systems, IT data distribution systems, and portable structures and lighting, completely free of charge. Bandit has also made available, free of charge, its Nashville rehearsal facility, Venue One, for use by any artist that needs a place to perform a live stream event during this critical time.
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites is thrilled to announce long time team member Stephanie McSpadden will be taking on a new role as the Sales Support Manager. Her new duties will include overseeing sales invoicing, administrative support of inventory, sales project management within accounting, tax reporting, fixed asset reporting, revenue recognition and project administration.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – For those missing the comradery and exuberance of a live concert experience, longtime Bandit Lites client Garth Brooks offered some words of encouragement amidst a one-hour Facebook live stream that was so popular, it apparently kept crashing the social media site. Brooks was recently honored as this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – In 1976, Bandit Lites owner Michael T. Strickland saw on stage in Las Vegas a has-been rocker, playing to an almost empty room. It was none other than Kenny Rogers, formerly of The First Edition. In a moment that would forever shape Bandit Lites and the life of Michael Strickland, Kenny struck up a conversation and the two swapped numbers; while Bandit was already a big player in a very small industry, what happened next was a real game changer.
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – The Knoxville Museum of Art held the 17th annual L’Amour du Vin, its primary fundraising event that features a chic wine dinner and auction. The soiree took place on March 7th, and Bandit Lites donated a lighting system for the event, lighting spaces ranging from the façade of the museum to multiple interior spaces and the tents into the gardens.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites, the global leader in concert lighting, recently made another investment in growing its touring inventory with a sizeable purchase of Elation Professional Proteus Maximus lighting fixtures, Ayrton Khamsins and Robe BMFL WashBeams.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – When Alaskan rock band Static Cycle found themselves in need of a location to shoot their latest music video, “Boxes,” Bandit Lites offered use of their rehearsal space, Venue One, a 10,000 square foot facility equipped with the capabilities of hanging a rig, virtual programming rooms and more. The band, comprised of Jared Navarre, Andy Sheridan and Lester Estelle Jr. have been dubbed the “hottest rock band out there” by MTV.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – The Country Radio Seminar returned to Nashville for a three-day conference at the Omni Hotel, giving country artists and labels the opportunity to break news, honor artists, introduce new music and highlight singles already climbing the charts. Bandit Lites worked with lighting designer Keith Hoagland and Scott DeVos of De Lux Production to supply the lighting for multiple events including the Warner Lunch where Kenny Chesney was honored for his charitable work, the Amazon showcase where Kelsea Ballerini performed one of the new songs off her upcoming album, the Big Machine Lunch and the New Faces Dinner where Ingrid Andress, Morgan Evans, Riley Green, Runaway June and Mitchell Tenpenny performed.
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – The University of Tennessee System honored Haslam College of Business graduate Michael T. Strickland with The Presidents Council Service Award on January 31, 2020. The Presidents Council Awards Dinner was held at the Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee and was attended by several hundred Tennessee alumni from across the country. The UT System is comprised of multiple campuses and locations across the great state of Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – American rock band Alter Bridge recently wrapped a headlining winter tour with a lighting system from Bandit Lites. The Florida quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy (vocals, guitar), Mark Tremonti (guitar, vocals), Brian Marshall (bass) and Scott Phillips (drums) recently released their sixth full-length, “Walk The Sky” (Napalm Records), an album that brought the band its first career No. 1 on the Top Current Albums Chart.