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Day 6 at the main stage

Today we set up for a big band and then waited. And waited. It turns out that they decided not to come in time for sound check but didn’t tell the festival… Oh well. When the 6:30 band showed up, … Continue reading

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Day 5 on Main Stage

Today was another day of different set ups and different music. Both bands leaned towards country, one more than the other. So the instrumentation was different that we usually see. As well, both bands provided significantly different stage plots within … Continue reading

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Day 4 on the Main Stage

Today’s concerts was all free and the theme was New Orleans. The crew got to do all the setting up and wiring as neither band had a crew. Hurrah! Our back line, which also made things easier. Lots of dancing … Continue reading

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Thank You Kevin!

Kevin kindly came out of retirement to help the stage team out after a key member had to stay home because of illness. Kevin used to be with the festival many years ago and some of us were very happy … Continue reading

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Day 3 on the main stage

Today started early with a 10 am load in of Blue Rodeo gear. The crew worked well together and we got everything up on the stage deck very quickly. We assisted their management team in setting up what we could … Continue reading

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June 25–Day 2 on the main stage

Today was very hot on both stage–the OLG stage wins because the sun heats it up in the morning and it never cools down all day. We experienced that in 2018 and 2019 when the main stage was in that … Continue reading

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June 24–Day one!

The team has done great work today! We finished up the bits of set up that were left over on both stages and got the first two shows up successfully. Well done, everyone!

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2022 Jazz festival setup crew day 8, June 20th, 2022

Good evening all, Day 8 was another day full of activity. Again, many tasks on the list, enough to fill the whole day and then some, but today we had three coordinators so things were a little less hectic for … Continue reading

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2022 Jazz festival setup crew day 7, June 19th, 2022

Good evening all, Day 7 was a day full of activity. Many tasks on the list, enough to fill the whole day and then some.  We needed to organize the backstage cabinets, finish building the Follow-Spot tower roof (to make … Continue reading

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2022 Jazz festival setup crew day 6, June 18th, 2022

Good evening all, Day 6 was an interesting day.  The #1 task was building the truss on the OLG stage. This is a smaller stage and tent than the main stage tent but nonetheless, just as important. After huddling by … Continue reading

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