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BANDIT LITES BLOOMS AT ANTIQUE AND GARDEN SHOW OF NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Spring came early once again in at least one fashion as the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville returned to the Music City Center. Now in its 28th year, the weekend show offers a wide swath of enticements, including antiques, posters, art, rugs, garden supplies and rare blooms. Bandit Lites provided the lighting for the event which featured Charles Spencer, brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales and 9th Earl Spencer, as the keynote presenter, offering insight to the restoration efforts of his ancestral home, Althorp Estate.

Chris Lisle Lighting Design entrusted Bandit Lites to once again outfit a lighting

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DAVID BUTZLER RECOGNIZED AS CMA TOURING AWARDS LIGHTING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites is immensely proud to share David Butzler was awarded Lighting Director of the Year at the 6th Annual CMA Touring Awards. Previously known as the SRO (Standing Room Only) Awards, the since renamed CMA Touring Awards honor members of the Country Music Association who exemplify remarkable professional achievement.

David ‘Gig’ Butzler joined Bandit Lites in 1991 and his career in lighting has spanned the decades including his legendary lighting productions with country music super star Garth Brooks.

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BANDIT HELPS BRING THE SPECTACLE TO WINTER JAM TOUR

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Christian music’s largest annual tour, is traveling the East Coast with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The evening of worship and fellowship features performances and messages from Christian music’s top artists and speakers including Skillet, Kari Jobe, NewSong, Jordan Feliz, John Crist, Nick Hall, KB and Building 429.

Due to the number of acts taking the stage, Production Manager Jerry Holcomb designed a lighting system that offered plenty of options for various looks, while balancing budget and flexibility.

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BANDIT LITES LAUNCHES 50TH YEAR WITH ANNUAL MEETING

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites kicked off its 50th year with its Annual General Meeting, a gathering of all Bandits from around the country to commemorate the previous year’s successes, laud those with significant anniversaries and outstanding service and to devise the groundwork for the upcoming year’s projects.

Among the performers and speakers for the day’s event were Republic Records recording artist and 2016 The Voice winner, Chris Blue, American radio host, Hallerin Hilton Hill, and Bandit Founder and Chair, Michael T. Strickland, who shared his continued vision of Bandit’s focus on excellence. Chris performed several songs, including his new hit single, Blue Blood Blues.

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