NYC Homecoming Concert
WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Concert was the culmination of a week-long celebration to honor and support New York City’s resilience through the COVID-19 pandemic. As restaurants, offices, and shops began to reopen and rebuild in NYC, it was a moment to celebrate this new chapter of life.
The event, produced by New York City, Clive Davis and Live Nation was a beautiful idea to celebrate NYC getting back to some normalcy and welcome people back home. The concert was at The Great Lawn in Central Park, televised on CNN, and featured music icons ranging from Barry Manilow to Paul Simon to Jennifer Hudson to Polo G.
We were stoked that we were asked to be a part of this epic, historic event. We proudly built one of the most notable pieces of the stage, the enormous N Y C letters! They were over 40 ft. tall, and each had intricate, integrated lighting. We also had our hands in assisting with custom fabricating flooring elements and building the supports for the double-sided LED walls.
What’s so cool is seeing these stage elements being built in our shop at Rock Lititz, then watching them come alive at the show itself. It was a great moment for NYC and a great moment for the live event industry, with seemingly one of the largest in-person shows of 2021. Unfortunately, Mother Nature cut the concert short, but it was still a spectacular and cherished time, regardless of the weather.
Special thanks to Live Nation, Bruce Rodgers/Tribe, DPS, C2W Rigging, G2 Structures, All Access, Light Action, Cat Power, and 4Wall for coming together to make this an unforgettable experience. Concert images courtesy of Getty Images from Jeff Kravitz and Kevin Mazur.