A quintessential celebration of American Independence, Fair St. Louis was held for several days over the July 4th holiday and featured Air Shows during the day and a series of concerts highlighted by fireworks at night.
The concerts were staged under the iconic St. Louis Arch and this year featured headliners Heart, Third Eye Blind and Dierks Bentley. Audio, video and lighting was again provided by Stanco Productions with a crew that included Sam Wehrmeyer (Technical Director), Brennan Houser (Monitors), Justin Slazas (FOH, System Tech) and Matt Nichols (A2).
For optimum coverage, Stanco deployed 32 Martin Audio W8LCs supplemented by 12 Martin Audio W8LM’s and 4 Martin Audio W8LMD’s for sidefill and downfill. The setup also included Crown amplification, XTA processing and two Avid Profile consoles.
Asked why Stanco again opted for this setup, Wehrmeyer said, “Martin Audio has been solid for three years running. The speakers continue to amaze us here at Stanco.
“We do sound, video and lighting at Fair St. Louis, but the reason we keep getting hired back every year is because of our superior sound. Every year, the client says that it’s the best sound they’ve ever heard outdoors, and that’s why they keep coming back. Martin Audio not only sounds great, it’s our best sales tool. When you sound better than everyone else there’s no reason to look elsewhere.”