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Bandit Lights Nashville Grammy Block Party

Bandit Lites worked with Chris Lisle Lighting Design to provide a lighting package for the annual Nashville chapter Grammy Block Party.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE –Nashville’s 19th Annual Grammy Block Party returned to Cumberland Park for a party for Recording Academy’s yearly member’s event. Chris Lisle Lighting Design utilized a lighting package from Bandit Lites where musical performances included Grammy-award winning super group, Lady Antebellum, Anderson East, Moon Taxi, CeCe Winans and Muddy Magnolias.

With the Nashville cityscape as a backdrop to the festivities, it is a far cry from the small stage outside of the Nashville Grammy offices that Production Manager Chris Lisle illuminated nearly twenty years ago. In addition to providing the lighting for the show, Chris Lisle Lighting Design (with support from Mark Anderson from their home office) also provided the production management for the stage and performances.

“We couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it and to partner with the Recording Academy to bring a smile and some extra joy to the members of the Academy,” said lighting designer Erik Parker. “As always with this particular event, our goal is pure class. It’s a festival-style show dedicated to the Grammy Members of the Nashville Chapter and our goal is to give them an evening of music, food and libations.”

Due to the roof of the pavilion, Parker had to design around its limitations, utilizing Robe Robin Pointes, Robe Robin 600s, Bandit’s exclusive GRNLite Battens, Lycian M2 Spots, Elation CUEPIX Blinder WW2, Martin MAC Atomic 3000 Strobes and GLP X4 fixtures.

“Bandit helped the lighting aspect of this show stay organized, straight forward and easy,” said Parker. “Project Manager Jimmy Hatten was on top of the pre-production prep and plots/patch, and Scot Sepe rocked it onsite. It was truly a pleasurable experience.”

“This production is a true testament of skill from the team at Chris Lisle Lighting Design, especially considering the rigging limitations that Erik had to design around,” said Bandit’s Brent Barrett. “Even with the roof on the pavilion, it is safe to say those in attendance at this distinguished event were treated to an excellent show, one that Bandit is always proud to be associated with.”

About Bandit Lites, Inc.

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