ARTS Production Services provided audio and lighting production services for the 2013 Old Hilliardfest Community Stage. This included live audio mix with main PA, four individual floor monitor mixes, a tall rack of amplifiers, a dozen compressor/limiters for vocals and instruments, 32 channel Yamaha mixing desk, and various mic and DI configurations throughout the day for the countless performing acts that took the stage. The lighting included a number of PAR64 fixtures, some LED border lights, a handful of movers, and an Elation controller. The audio, lighting, and stage power all ran off of a 20kW generator and several spider boxes.
The festival has been around for nearly thirty years and continues to grow each year. The festival has had a Community Stage for a number of years, but it has generally seen little funding for talent or technical production. This year the festival organizers agreed that making a larger commitment to the Community Stage through advertising, bringing some professional acts, and the addition of professional audio and lighting production would both benefit the festival and the community who attended.