A Gala in Wonderland

Back in June we had a great time doing some lighting for the Asheville Community Theatre on their fundraising gala: A Gala in Wonderland. The theatre did an amazing job decorating the venue at Celine and Companies “On Broadway”. We were brought in to highlight the art work and set pieces. We used our Elation Six Par 200s to uplight the walls. This is a fantastic fixture for the job. They are very bright and we can set them to any color or color combination. Next we used our Astera battery powered uplights to highlight the set pieces that the Asheville Community Theatre brought in. We also used a Cheshire Cat grin gobo that slowly faded in and out.

Check out these pictures:

Inventory Addition: Turbosound iQ12 powered speakers


Introducing the iQ12! A great addition to our powered speaker inventory. Boasting 2500 watts of power and onboard DSP these are a great solution for any event. Pair these with a couple of iQ18 subs and you’ve got a system that can handle any small show. Or use them as powered floor monitors and know you will hear everything you need to put on a great show.

We are authorized Turbosound dealers, so give us a call today if you’d like to upgrade your system!

On The Road Again: With Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest is back out on the road starting this week. We are happy to be working with the band again as they take out a lighting package and some audio gear, including:

Elation Platinum HFXs

Elation DTW 350s

Martin Mac Auras

Base Hazers

Avolites Quartz

Digico SD9

Here is where you can find them:

FEB 14, 2019

Royale Boston, MA

FEB 15, 2019

Mass MoCA North Adams, MA

FEB 16, 2019

Madison Square Garden New York, NY

FEB 17, 2019

Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD

FEB 18, 2019

The National Richmond, VA

FEB 20, 2019

Georgia Theatre Athens, GA

FEB 21, 2019

The Moon Tallahassee, FL

FEB 22, 2019

The Beacham Theatre Orlando, FL

FEB 23, 2019

The Orpheum Tampa, FL

FEB 26, 2019

Tipitina's New Orleans, LA

FEB 27, 2019

White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX

FEB 28, 2019

Emo's Austin, TX

MAR 1, 2019

Canton Hall Dallas, TX

MAR 2, 2019

Paper Tiger San Antonio, TX

Inventory Addition: Martin Mac 101 Wash


We are happy to report that we have added a fleet of Martin Mac 101s to our inventory. These RGB moving head wash lights are small but pack a big punch. They are the perfect addition to your SL100 show - Fast, Bright and Affordable!

These guys are ready for rental or to add to your show package. Check out the pictures below

Copy of Summer Reading PSA - "Libraries Rock!" With Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

A while back we provided lighting for a summer reading PSA. The Final product is pretty cool and we wanted to share it with you. We’ve got lighting for all kinds of events and occasions including film and video. Check out the video:

Libraries Rock! is a free program at your local library! Song by: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo featuring The PopUps ©2018 #LibrariesRock #CSLPreads #SecretAgent23Skidoo #ThePopUps #kidhop #rock #summer #summertime #summer2018 #library #librarylife #books #reading #read #kids

We used Elation Six Pars, Robe Pointes a Base Hazer, Avolites Titan Mobile and a Lycian 1267 follow spot.

Inventory Addition: Elation Platinum HFX


We are really excited about this purchase! We just picked up 8 Elation Platinum HFX moving lights. These lights pack a punch with their Platinum 14R lamp, they can rival the output of a standard 700 watt fixture, but using less than half the power. The HFX works great for a downstage wash or for upstage aerial effects. Check out the promo video below!

“The Platinum HFX™ is a hybrid versatile 3-in-1 luminaire which can be utilized as a beam, spot, or wash fixture, featuring the brand new Philips™ MSD Platinum 14R 280W 80CRI lamp, 7,800K, 12,000 total lumens, 2.3° to 15° zoom in beam mode, 3° to 22° zoom in spot mode, and 10° to 34° zoom in wash mode, 13 dichroic colors including UV and a new Quad Color (RGBY) filter, CTO and CTB color correction, 8 rotating-interchangeable and 12 static-stamped gobos, 8-facet and linear rotating, and 10-facet static prisms, wash frost effects, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), Art-NET, and sACN support, 5pin DMX, RJ45 Ethernet, and powerCON in/out connections, (6) button control full color 180° reversible menu display, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v). “ - Elation Professional

Inventory Addition: Rolling Risers!

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It seems like everyone needs rolling risers these days. We’ve had many calls this year looking for a local place to rent them. We finally pulled the trigger and bought some Staging Dimensions riser decks. We received them this week and they are already out on a show this weekend!

We can now do three 8x8 rolling risers at various heights. These also make a great 12’x16’ stage for your smaller events. We can always get more so check with us if you need a large stage!

PisgahAVL On Tour with Car Seat Headrest


We are proud to report that we are supplying lighting for the band Car Seat Headrest on their September tour. Asheville’s own John Foresman is the Lighting Designer for the band. When he is not on the road, John is also a Lighting Designer and Stage Manager at The Orange Peel. In fact, John met Car Seat Headrest when they came through town and played The Orange Peel, they hit it off and took him out on the road.

The tour is making stops in Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Brooklyn, Philly, DC, Atlanta, Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City as well as Carrboro and here in Asheville at The Orange Peel on September 22nd.

We worked out the logistics to deliver the gear to the tours first stop in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will be picking up at their last stop in Kansas City, Missouri.

Here is a list of gear we provided for the tour:

Avolites Quartz lighting console

Martin Mac Auras

Elation Platinum HFXs

Check out these awesome shots from this tour: