Celebrating a living legend such as Mavis Staples is not an easy task. Now couple that sort of party with 27 other special friends and guests and you have a BIG event... Precision was proud to be a part of the Mavis Staples 75th birthday celebration in Chicago, IL in November of 2014 operating as A1 Audio Lead and A1 Stage Manager.
With 23 different technical setups for guest musicians, different band configurations and special presentations, ensuring that the concert flowed on time and in sync was the responsibility of the stage management team led by Sam Walton. Precision Senior Partner Scott Bozack helmed the audio team operating as A1 at Front-of-House as well as spec'ing the audio system.
The night was filled with talent - Gregg Allman, Ryan Bingham, Joan Osborne, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Church, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Otis Clay, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Glen Hansard, Taj Mahal, Michael McDonald, Buddy Miller, Keb' Mo', Aaron Neville, Widespread Panic, Grace Potter and Jeff Tweedy were all part of the celebration to pay homage and celebrate the musical life of Mavis Staples. And, of course, to crown the evening right - Ms. Mavis and her band led the audience through a PERFECT rendition of "I'll Take You There".