Fair St. Louis, “America’s Biggest Birthday Party,” was celebrated under the city’s iconic Gateway Arch for the last time before a two-year renovation, with Stanco Productions providing audio, video and lighting for the fourth year in a row.
To ensure quality coverage throughout the fairgrounds for this year’s featured acts, including Trace Adkins, Brett Michaels and Counting Crows, Stanco chose to provide Martin Audio arrays consisting of 16 W8LC per side with 12 W8LM and 4 W8LMD down fill cabinets per side for out fill.
Loudspeakers were driven with Crown audio amplification, and Avid VENUE Profile consoles were supplied for front of house and monitor mixing.
Stanco’s crew for this year’s festivities included technical director Sam Wehrmeyer, front of house engineer Justin Slazas and monitor engineer Brennan Houser.
The only real issue was getting enough PA hung from the roof and staying with weight limits,” Wehrmeyer states. “The W8LC is the perfect solution for this. Its light weight and high output allows us to hang more boxes for better coverage than other line array systems.
“Once again the client told us they continue to be impressed with the sound of the rig,” he concludes. “They told us Martin Audio is the best sound they’ve heard.”