Acrowd estimated at between 175,000 and 200,000 attended Music City Midnight in Nashville, to see artistes including Keith Urban, Peter Frampton and Brett Young at the annual New Year’s Eve celebration.
Erik Parker of Chris Lisle Lighting Design says his focus was two-fold – to energise the crowd while creating a spectacle that would look “fantastic” on camera for live broadcast by NBC.
“For the stage, my goal was to create a big look for the people at the front as well as those hundreds of yards back,” says Parker. “For the site, we wanted to add energy and create that New Year vibe throughout the whole audience.”
He asked Bandit Lites, which has supplied the event for 12 years, to provide more than 1,300 fixtures for the concert, site lighting and the “Music Note drop” feature, which marks the moment of midnight.