For most of the four-day festival, the Riverfront Stage drew a capacity crowd of over 22,000 to hear performances from the Swon Brothers, Diamond Rio, Phil Vassar, Jack Ingram and Tanya Tucker.
For main PA, a STM system layout used 42x STM M46 main cabinets, 42x STM B112 bass cabs for the main and side hang, 4x STM M28s for down fill, and 32x STM S118 subs.
“The beautiful thing about the NEXO STM is that when it comes out of the box, it is already nearly up and running,” stated Mark Bollenberg, system tech and front-of-house engineer. “We confirmed the whole set up with SMAART staying coherent and in magnitude and then phase aligned the S118 subs to the main hang, which was very nice because you can actually see where your phase is going.”
The Riverfront Stage used four Yamaha CL5 digital audio consoles – two at front of house and two at monitors with four Rio 3224-D input/output boxes. CL5 desks could also be found on most of the other stages at the festival.