Past Press


BANDIT BRINGS THE BOOM FOR FORECASTLE FESTIVAL

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – The seventeenth annual Forecastle Music Festival descended on Louisville’s Waterfront park for a weekend of music, activism and art. Bandit Lites is proud to once again have aided the festival’s lighting needs by supplying the systems for the two larger stages. Headliners for the weekend included Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire, Jason Isbell, War on Drugs, Modest Mouse, Vance Joy and Jimmy Eat World.

The event’s main stage, the Mast Stage, featured Roby Pointes, Cuepix WW4, Nexus 7x7, VL3000 spot and GRN moving wash units, Solaris Flares and Chauvet Illuminarc Panel 80 LED Washes all controlled by grandMA 2 full size consoles.

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NASHVILLE CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – More than 250,000 people came downtown to celebrate Independence Day at Nashville's "Let Freedom Sing!" Fourth of July party. Bandit Lites was proud to supply the lighting for the event, which featured two stages and 66,000 fireworks over Music City.

Lighting designer Erik Parker shared that the two stages had two distinct purposes, with the stage on Broadway outside of Bridgestone Arena featuring performances from touring artists such as Lady Antebellum, Chris Janson, Jason Eskridge and others, while the Ascend Amphitheater stage showcased the Grammy-award winning Nashville Symphony.

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BANDIT BRINGS THE LIGHTS TO LECRAE SPRING RUNS

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – When hip-hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and actor Lecrae needed a lighting package for his one-off season, Bandit Lites was there to provide the gear and support for those on the road. With venues ranging from a headlining event at U.S. Bank Stadium to an intimate performance at prisons for inmate moral, Production Manager Charlton Combs crafted a diverse and vibrant lighting design for the two time Grammy-award winner. 

“The hardest challenge we find is building a rig that can work for 5,000 people or 50,000 and still bring the same look every night,” explained Combs.

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SUGARLAND IS 'STILL THE SAME' WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – It may have been six years since Sugarland last hit the road, but Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles are showing audiences that time has not changed the Grammy-award winning duo’s energy or talent as they embark on their 2018 Still the Same Tour. Bandit Lites provided the lighting package for the production, which features the hits audiences know and love such as “Baby Girl,” “Stay” and “Stuck Like Glue” along with songs from their newest album, Bigger.

Lighting Designer Chris Lisle and Associate Designer and Programmer Erik Parker utilized lighting fixtures that would compliment the ‘big top’ circus set.

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