GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends 2019
The GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends concert kicked off its fourth year of honoring the recipients of the Recording Academy’s Special Merit Awards on Friday, October 18th. As part of PBS’ Great Performances series, the event featured performances by Garth Brooks, Snoop Dogg, and Johnny Mathis. Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Awards included Black Sabbath, Dionne Warwick, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Sam and Dave, and more.
Returning to the Dolby Theatre for the second time, ATOMIC Designer Tom McPhillips expanded upon the Art Deco theme of the GRAMMYs by adding a modern twist. The show featured custom-built “bent” shaped panels, created specifically for this event, that became one of our newest modular systems products, Bento. The Bento panels created a geometric and state-of-the-art look throughout the entire night, adapting for multiple band looks.
A challenge we faced in this project was to retain the intimacy of the event in a big venue. We solved this challenge by creating distinct layers with the panels that were visible from every angle. In addition, ATOMIC also built custom square, light boxes to complement the shape of Bento.
We had a blast working on this for the third year in a row! Many thanks to PBS, David Horn (Director), Simon Miles (Lighting), Mitch Owgang (Producer) and Phillip Hack (Line Producer).