Client:Four5 Productions / Red9

Date:August 2010

In August of 2010, my company Four5 Productions in collaboration with Red9 hosted the 2nd annual 'Summer Sessions' event. This event featured 3 bands, 20+ DJs, a fashion show featuring 10+ local boutiques and salons, and live wakeboarding in a 30 foot by 120 foot above ground custom wakeboarding pool, which had never been done before inside a local beer garden anywhere in the US.

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Branding & Design
Summer Sessions was an annual event held in the late summer of each year. I wanted to include design elements that complimented the season. Additionally, most other area event and bar flyers featured women or types of drinks on the flyers and posters. I wanted something to help sell the feel of the season and the event.
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Planning & Development
Every year, my 7 fellow co-owners and employees would spend around 2-3 months planning the event. This included lighting and theatrical elements and rentals which valued over $1 million dollars.
Entertainment & the Experience
Summer Sessions always brought together multiple entertainment elements. In 2010, entertainment included 12 wakeboarders performing in a custom made 30 foot by 120 foot above ground pool, which was the first time in the US this was ever done in a venue's beer garden. Additionally, we had over 20+ DJs, 3 bands, flare bartendars, and a fashion show which featured over 100 models wearing clothes from 10 area boutiques.
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The Final Result
Every exceed the year before! In 2010 we had over 1600 patrons and raised the venue over $70,000 in bar sales.