The 13th Annual Merchants & Music Festival in Fort Thomas, Kentucky took place at the historic Tower Park Amphitheater with entertainment by the Kentucky Headhunters, Brothers Osborne, Humming House, Sundy Best, Wildwood, and Tana Matz.
Event Enterprises of Cincinnati, OH provided NEXO speaker systems for the festival’s two outdoor stages. “The main stage consisted of 9x NEXO STM omni-purpose M28 loudspeakers per side with Vario Bumper rigging, a great speaker with a small footprint,” states Event managing director, Grant Cambridge. “It also provided the necessary throw and punch for the Top 40 Country and Southern Rock programming.”
The amphitheater sits in a bowl with about a 30′ grade from the stage to the back with coverage of about 175′ of depth and 130′ of width necessary. The Vario Bumper had a +4 degree up-tilt on it to throw to the top of the bowl. The M28s were supplemented with 12x RS18 Ray Subs and 4x PS10s for immediate front and outfill coverage.
The second stage PA was outfitted with a NEXO Alpha E system. “It was an efficient, great supplement for the amphitheater that needed a ground-stacked system for festival bands « throw and go » schedule,” said Cambridge.
“The sound was exceptionally clear on both stages,” confirmed Debbie Buckley, Renaissance Manager & Economic Director, City of Fort Thomas.
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