Lighting Plots for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards

lighting design for Billboard Music Awards 2019

Held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1, the 2019 Billboard Music Awards featured lighting design by Jon Kusner, who created an elaborate rig of 1,446 lights.

Click through the slideshow to check out the lighting plots, with gear list and lighting credits below.

Lighting Crew

  • Lighting Designer: Jon Kusner
  • Lighting Director: Travis Hagenbuch
  • Lighting Director: Will Gossett
  • Lighting Director / Programmer: Ryan Tanker
  • Lighting Director / Programmer: Eric Marchwinski
  • Lighting Project Coordinator: Marie Turner
  • Pre-Vis Tech: Mark Humphrey
  • Gaffer: Tony Ward
  • Best Boy: Rich Beck
  • Best Boy: Jason Seagrove
  • Best Boy: George Clayton
  • LED Best Boy: Scott Beck
  • Night Best Boy: Dave Serralles
  • Night Best Boy: Kenny Gritton
  • Night Best Boy: Matt Burns
  • Night Best Boy: Scott Essency
  • PRG Chief Tech: Jason Trowbridge
  • PRG Lead Tech: Geoff Smith
  • PRG Lead Tech: Megan Flanagan
  • PRG Lead Tech: Erin Anderson
  • PRG Lead Tech: Flavio Kim
  • PRG Tech: Andrew Gonzales
  • PRG Tech: Israel Mendez
  • PRG Digital Lead Tech: Tom Furginson
  • PRG Garage Tech / Night Chief Tech: Serafin Gonzalez
  • PRG Night Lead Tech: Luis Collazo
  • PRG Night Tech: Casey Fleming
  • PRG Production Manager: Jeff Javier
  • PRG Production Manager: Travis Snyder
  • PRG Account Manager: Tony Ward
  • Volt Lites Project Manager: Harrison Lippman
  • Volt Lites ML Programmer: Matt Shimamoto
  • Volt Lites Lead Tech: Raymond Galvan
  • Volt Lites Lead Tech: Franklin Antonio

Lighting Gear List

  • 254 Color Kinetics Colorblast TRX RGBAW
  • 4 ETC Source Four 26 deg LED HD
  • 6 ETC Source Four 36 deg LED HD
  • 52 TMB Solaris Flare LR
  • 8 GLP JDC-1 Strobe
  • 140 Solaris Flare
  • 8 Solaris Flare Rayzr 100 cm
  • 16 Pallas Light
  • 2 Strong Gladiator III
  • 7 Strong Super Trouper (Long)
  • 20 Martin by Harman Rush PAR 2 
  • 2 ETC Source Four 14 deg LED HD 
  • 12 Vari-Lite VL5 Wash
  • 6 Vari-Lite VL2600 Spot
  • 10 Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash
  • 44 Vari-Lite VL3500 WashFX
  • 72 GLP GT-1
  • 93 PRG Best Boy HP 
  • 6 PRG Best Boy HP Ground Control
  • 2 PRG Bad Boy Ground Control
  • 172 PRG Icon Edge
  • 211 GLP impression X4
  • 40 GLP impression X4 Bar 10
  • 118 GLP impression X4 Bar 20
  • 136 Claypaky Sharpy
  • 6 Claypaky Scenius Unico

Lighting Act Look Counts

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie

  • 60 independently-circuited street lamp dimmers
  • 8 GLP impression X4
  • 1 PRG Best Boy HP

Halsey

  • 180 Martin by Harman Sceptron by Volt Lites

Ciara

  • 4 ETC Source Four LED Studio HD

Dan + Shay w/ Tori Kelly

  • 150 GLP Atom
  • 12 ETC Source Four PAR

Jonas Brothers

  • 7 Solaris Flare Q+ LR

Khalid

  • 33 Solaris Flare

Panic! At The Disco

  • 5 Solaris Flare

Kelly Clarkson

BTS ft. Halsey

  • 30 SGM P-1
  • 12 GLP KNV Dot

Paula Abdul

  • 8 SGP P-1
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