Thunder Beach Bike Week – Panama City Beach

For years Southern Sound and Lighting has been heading down to Thunder Beach Bike Week at the Sand Piper Becon Beach Resort.  We set up sound, lights and production for bands and entertainment that rock the World Famous Tikki Bar!  This year, Mustang Sally, out of Nashville and Big Engine, out of Jacksonville, entertained the crowds. If you are a biker, you don’t want to miss this rally!  And book your room at the Sand Piper….stay and play!

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Sound Equipment; JBL VERTEC 4889, JBL VTX 4719 Subs,  Crown I Tec HD power amps, custom bi amp monitors and EV ELX monitors,  AVID SC48 digital console and Yamaha LS9 digital console,  Whirwind snake and Shure mic package

Lighting Equipment; 18 k par 64 lighting and Leprocon dimmers


One Spark 2014 – Jacksonville Florida

Southern Sound and Lighting was a proud partner of CenterStage Events  in conjunction with First Coast Audio Visual for One Spark 2014!

If you are not familiar with the One Spark Festival, it is the largest crowd funding festival in the world….and it started here in Jacksonville Florida!  Basically, hundreds of creators in art, science, technology, music and innovation flood the streets of downtown Jacksonville for a week.  They set up booth spaces in the streets, buildings and parks and promote and pitch their ideas to a crowd of 300,000+.  By downloading an app, the public has the ability to vote for their favorite ideas or creations.  They can also donate money to their individual cause to help fund their idea.  Each creator has a specific idea or plan as to what they want to do with the money.

Southern Sound and Lighting handled all of the production for One Spark; the Main Stage, Pitch Decks, One Spark After Dark, Beer Garden, Speaker Series and Corporate parties.  It was a great event and we were extremely honored to be part of this amazing event.  We are looking forward to next year!

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Main Stage, After Dark Stage, Beer Garden, Speaker Series, Corporate Events and Individual Pitch Decks

Sound Equipment; JBL VERTEC 4889, JBL VTX S28 subs, proprietary double 15/2″ horn tops, EV ELX powered speakers,  custom 15″ x 2 ” bi amp monitors, Crown I Tec HD Power Amps and Crest PRO 200 power amps, Sennheirser and Shure mic packages, Avid  and Yamaha digital mixing boards, and Whirlwind snakes

Lighting Equipment; Thomas Truss, Leprecon dimmers, Source 4 and Par 64 lighting, Elation 5r beam moving lights, Source 4 Leko with custom patterns, DF 50 hazers, custom LED lighting trusses, and Avolite Pearl console

Stage Equipment; Applied 32 x 28 roof system, Stageright decks, and City of Jacksonville mobile stage

Video Equipment; 12×9 video wall,  twelve 40″ inch TV, four 70″ TV’s on custom stands

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Southern Sound and Lighting is excited to handle the sound, stage, lighting and video walls for Jacksonville’s One Spark Festival!  We are working in conjunction with Centerstage Entertainment & Events to handle the full production of the event.  CenterStage will handle the tents, tables, chairs and decor.

If you are not familiar with One Spark, it is a crowd funded festival that lasts for 5 days, April 9-13.  Creators and entrepreneurs from all over the world will pitch their ideas in the fields of art, innovation, music, science and technology.  Each creator has a project that they are seeking funding for.  The crowd and judges will end up awarding over $300,000 in money to help turn peoples dreams into a reality.  More than 150,000 people are expected to attend the festival and support the creators.  This event is free to the public, expect speaker series will have an admission charge.

Check out One Spark After Dark, when the festival ends the street party begins!  Bands and DJ’s from all over will entertaining the crowd and we will be handling the production, stop by and say hi!

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Georgia Wing Festival 2014

For the second year in a row, Southern Sound and Lighting has handled the production of the Georgia Wing Festival. This is a great family friendly event that is full of food, fun activities for the kids, a wing eating contest and of course….live music!  We even spotted Honey Boo Boo who made a celebrity appearance!

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Sound equipment used for Wing Festival; JBL VERTEC 4889 tops & JBL SRX 4719 Subs with Crown I Tec HD power amps, mic package; Shure and Sennheiser products, mixing console Avid SC48, monitors EV ELX 112 self powered

Lighting equipment used for Wing Festival; 32 feet of 12 inch Thomas Box Truss, two applied L-16 lifts, 3 socapex 6 channel light bars, 24 channels of Leprecon dimmers

Festival – Northeast Florida Scottish Games

Southern Sound and Lighting produced the lighting for the Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival.b

For this festival we brought in LED 5 watt fixtures on custom Southern Sound and Lighting truss, 24 par 64 lamp bars and 6 Martin 301 moving lights.  This was a great event and we are looking forward to being a vendor next year!

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Festival – Celtic Festival in Jacksonville Beach

Southern Sound and Lighting was proud to join the Destination Planning Corp team to assist them in the full production of the Jacksonville Beach Celtic Festival.  Our team at SSL provided a JBL Vertec, Crown i-tech Power, LS9 digital mixing consuls, 60k of lighting, 24 LED lights and 10 movers.

This was the first annual Jax Beach Celtic Festival and we are looking forward to the next one.  Talent from all over the USA and Ireland performed on the stage.  Food tents, beer tents, and plenty of Celtic vendors participated.  The kid zone full of bounce houses and activities made this festival family fun!

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Expos and Corporate Events

Southern Sound and Lighting provided a basic set up for a local bridal expo, the Premier Wedding Expos, to highlight their wedding musicians.  Four different solo artists or bands performed on a stage throughout the show.  This Premier Wedding Expo took place at the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Jekyll Island Georgia.

This set up can be used with other types of trade shows and expos or for corporate events that have live entertainment.

The equipment used; EV self powered speakers ELX model, microphone and mic stands by Shure, mixing console by Mackie 1604 VLZ and stage.

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Private Concert – Tracy Lawrence and Jared Ashley

Southern Sound and Lighting provides sound, stage and lighting for many private events and concerts.  Each private event or concert has it’s own specific needs and requirements, which we can easily accommodate by asking the right questions.  Every sound system can be custom created to meet the size of the crowds, the needs of the artist and the expectations of the producers.

This system was comprised of; 48K of Par can lighting, 6 over 4 of JBL SRX system with two Avid SC48 consoles.

Artists: Tracy Lawrence and Jared Ashley

Call Southern, Sound and Lighting for a custom quote on your private event or concert!  904-683-8139


Private Party with Ben Wells

Southern, Sound and Lighting had the opportunity to provide sound and lighting for a private mud bogging party with Ben Wells.  We headed down dirt roads to a small southern town in Georgia for this muddy and fun event. We would love to provide our production services for more mud bogs so give us a call and we will give you a quote!

Equipment used:  JBL SRX system 1 over 1, Yamaha LS9 console, and 8 Par 64 LED lights

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Festival – Peanut Festival

Southern, Sound and Lighting was proud to be the the production company at the Georgia Peanut Festival! This was a great event that celebrated one of Georgia’s most important crop…the peanut!  We worked with the festival’s committee to create the exact look and feel that they wanted for their main stage. We are looking forward to working with them next year and celebrating the peanut!


Equipment Used: JBL Vertec 4889 Line Array, powered by Crown i-Tech 12k, Yamaha LS9, mobile 30×24 stage, 24k Par 64 lighting and 12 moving LED wash units.