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BANDIT LITES JOINS THE JOURNEY WITH UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – More than 82,000 individuals and corporate donors gave to the University of Tennessee’s 1.1 billion dollar Join the Journey campaign, which focuses on making the overall cost of earning a degree more affordable, with funds going towards undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty support, athletics and other university initiatives. Bandit Lites was honored to donate the lighting for the sophisticated soiree, which culminated with a private event at the Knoxville Convention Center.

On campus, LED Light cubes gave each individual college program a modern and fresh look to highlight aspects of the school along the concourse, from nursing students with lifelike babies to law students holding court with judges

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BANDIT LITES ILLUMINATES CHRIS YOUNG

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Chris Young is rounding out the year with a new album and a tour run that covers the country as part of Jason Aldean’s They Don’t Know Tour. Bandit Lites is providing the lighting package for the American Country Award winning artist, whose sixth studio album is set to drop this month and features his most recent single, Losing Sleep.

Using Bandit supplied Elation CuePix Blinder WW2 fixtures, Robe Pointes, Ayrton MagicPanels, and Martin Atomic 3000 Strobes, lighting director Mike Stanley created a portable version of Chris Lisle’s 2016 tour design which did not have any floor lights conducive for an opening act position since most of the rig was in the upstage torms.

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BANDIT LITES CELEBRATES JOHN CAMERON CARTER JOURNEY FROM INTERN TO BANDIT

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – The appeal of the entertainment industry draws many, but breaking in, standing out and making a career can be an uphill climb. Fortunately, John Cameron Carter had both the gumption and talent to take advantage of Bandit’s intern program where upon completion, he joined the team as a full time Bandit Lites employee.

Carter majored in Technical Theatre at The High End School for Performing and Visual Arts with a focus on lighting. He then attended Webster University to study in the Conservatory’s Concert Design Program led by Lighting Designer and longtime Bandit client, Seth Jackson.

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CHRIS BLUE RETURNS HOME WITH BANDIT LITES

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – Even after being crowned the winner of NBC’s Emmy-winning smash show The Voice, Chris Blue is the same humble, thankful person from Knoxville, Tennessee, and to show his appreciation to the city that raised him, Blue performed at the historic Tennessee Theatre, where tickets sold out in five minutes, and two additional shows had to be added, only to have all three shows sell out in minutes. Bandit Lites, whose world headquarters is based in Knoxville, was tapped to provide the lighting package for the special event. Bandit Chair Michael Strickland was invited on board as part of the Chris Blue family by longtime friend Hallerin Hilton Hill, who serves as Chris’s manager. Producer and musical guru Travis Wyrick is also part of the Blue Machine, and

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