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music city food + wine festival grows with bandit lites

October 18, 2017 | Category: Print

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE –  The Music City Food + Wine Festival returned to Bicentennial Park for another weekend that celebrated the culinary crafting of world renowned chefs, mixologists, sommeliers and self-proclaimed foodies. Bandit Lites joined forces with C3 Presents and Jeff Wendt to create a lighting package that would add to the ambiance, energize the space and bring color and light to more than twenty tents, a DJ booth, and the Grand Pavilion Taste tent.

With food and spirits from more than 80 purveyors, ticket holders were given the opportunity to indulge in a weekend of artisanally crafted flavors and exceptional experiences including an intimate bourbon tasting with Preston Van Winkle of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, BBQ from Martin Bar-B-Que Pitmaster Pat Martin, a Gospel Brunch along the Music City Walk of Fame Park, panels and chef demos and a Grand Taste Pavilion with tastings, showcases, book signings and more.

Bandit Lites supplied ETC Source Four Pars among the tents and 1700 feet of festoons on the grounds, along with Martin Atomic 3000 Strobes, Bandit’s exclusive GRNLite Pars and a Road Hog console for the DJ booth. Iluminarc Ilumipanels provided a wash along Nashville’s 6th Avenue and nearly 50 trees along the site were uplit with GRNLite Pars.

In a move that combined the delectable dishes of the festival with the rich musical culture of the city, the Nashville Food + Wine Festival featured a Harvest Night, where famed chefs including Hugh Acheson, John Besh, Maneet Chauhan, Susan Feniger, Cassidee Dabney and more offered delicious dishes while Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, R&B Pioneer Award Winners, and original founding members of Sly & The Family Stone; Jerry Martini and Greg Errico performed the chart topping hits of Sly & The Family Stone.

For Harvest Night, Bandit provided another 1300 feet of Festoons, VL 2500 Spots, Clay Paky Sharpys, GRNLite Moving Washes and a grand MA 2 UltraLite console, while GRNLite Pars and Iluminarc Ilumipanels lit different scenic elements around the area.

“This is the fourth year we have had the pleasure of working with C3 to light the Music City Food and Wine Festival and this year a new design was formed by the creative people at C3 spearheaded by Jeff Wendt,” said Bandit Vice President Mike Golden. “I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff on this and many other jobs in past so we simply put our heads together and came up with a basic gameplan. Our crew was spearheaded by Ms. Teresa Fensler who has also worked with Jeff in past and she was able to put her own artistic flair on the project.  This event is always a pleasure and I appreciate the work C3 Presents puts into this event.”

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