About the Project
Country Concert is the Midwest’s Premier Music and Camping Festival, hosted on a 500 acre facility near Fort Loramie, Ohio. LIVE! has been producing this event for nearly 35 years. As the stage grew from a single concrete slab, to a small single structure, to the current 180 foot main stage and two auxiliary stages, we have been growing in combination with the three-day festival.
The 35-year partnership with Country Concert covers a majority of the history and evolution of LIVE!–from the handmade PA systems in the early 80s to the cutting-edge digital audiovisual technology of today– we’ve always needed to find ways to advance the festival production without overwhelming the budget. A three-day festival with full schedules everyday can inundate even the most seasoned stage manager–add the limited amount of backstage storage area and only two docks and it could quickly become a recipe for disaster. As the concert grew, so did the crowds. Our Production Design and Fabrication teams frequently find themselves tasked with devising solutions to ensure the experience is just as enjoyable in the front row, as it is, in the back.