College Football Beckons

August 16, 2012

Almost two years ago, JHE took its first steps into the college football arena by supporting Appalachian State University with several live entertainment and concert needs.

Kicking off the relationship in style, JHE produced an outdoor concert with country music star Dierks Bentley at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C.

Since that time, two concerts have been completed per year. JHE delivers two style shows, one a more traditional setup with JHE’s SL-250 mobile stage and a second, slightly unconventional setup.

The traditional stage is set up the day prior with the band set up taking place the day of the show. Then of course, JHE provides the audio infrastructure, lighting and more to deliver an exceptional show.

The second format can be a bit more challenging. As part of the football team’s pre-season scrimmage, there is a game on the football field immediately prior to the musical performance. 

To aid in a quick load-in time and ensure everything is setup properly, JHE delivers the stage the day prior to the game, allows the band to do a sound check the morning of the game and then removes the stage and supporting items from the stadium. Immediately following the game, the stage and all equipment are moved back onto the field, reconnect all the equipment and kick off the musical performance.

The team has helped to entertain thousands of “Mountaineers” and the local community with performances by Credence Clearwater Revisited, Lee Brice, NeedtoBreathe and more.

In addition, JHE manages the procurement of music performers for the university’s “Black and Gold” game and its “Fan Fest” activities.

Following a recent event, Appalachian State’s associate athletic director, Troy Heustess, stated, “JHE made our event this weekend. Please know how much we appreciate your team and all of their hard work. Not only do they know what they are doing, but they are very pleasant and easy to get along with.  Your folks are as down to earth as they are professional.”

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