Delmar Hall – sister venue to St. Louis concert nightclub, The Pageant – quickly emerged onto the music scene as the latest mid-size location that caters to up-and-coming artists.
Front of house engineer Tiffany Hendren looked to ProCo Sound, an RHC Audio brand, for all the venue’s cabling needs during the in-house equipment install.
Partners Pat Hagin and Joe Edwards, co-owners of The Pageant, opened the 10,000-square-foot venue in September of this year. Delmar Hall is the latest addition to the “Loop” area in St. Louis; a central hub for music. The mid-size venue stands at a 750-person capacity, between the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill (350 capacity) and The Pageant (2,000-plus capacity).
For the install, Hendren worked with an RHC rep to design a range of custom cabling solutions including a custom snake/split that was built to spec, XLR and speaker cables built with color-coded rings for easy identification of various lengths at a glance and a range of Ethernet cables were installed between the stage and front of house.
ProCo drop snake boxes have also been utilized throughout to reduce the amount of cabling needed and to declutter the stage. In addition, ProCo’s line of DMX control cables were used for the entire lighting set up by the venue’s LD, Jason Grossmann.
“I worked over at The Pageant prior to Delmar Hall and ProCo cables were always our go-to because of their durability and reliability; some of the cables at The Pageant are at least a decade old,” says Hendren. “For this install, it was a no-brainer that using ProCo cables would be in our best interest because if they have held up at to the wear and tear of The Pageant, they would certainly exceed expectations in a smaller space.”
Randall Noldge, senior front of house audio engineer at The Pageant, was also brought on to work in conjunction with Hendren for the audio install.
“As a consultant for this project, I wanted to incorporate a number of the products we use at The Pageant,” he says. “Specifically, ProCo Sound’s range of cables, boxes and snakes. ProCo also created custom length cables for our entire speaker system and had custom short XLR cables made for rack mount applications and the sub snake boxes.”
Hendren also notes that aside from providing quality products, ProCo Sound has developed an exceptional relationship with the team. “It’s really a game changer for me when I have the ability to call my rep at a moment’s notice with a hundred questions and requests and they are patient and accommodating,” she adds. “It truly speaks to the integrity of the company and demonstrates how important their customer relations are.”
Delmar Hall’s equipment set-up also includes a VUE Audiotechnik al-Series line arrays and a-Series monitors, Midas Pro2 and Pro2C consoles and monitors and front of house, the full line of Heil Sound microphones, a Martin lighting console and a range of Chauvet lighting fixtures above the stage.