TWO WEEKS OUT: GETTING THERE
We still had a lot of planning to accomplish, such as developing a production and show plan, hiring various crews, and finding audio, lighting and security companies. We also had to develop public safety, communications and crisis management plans, and a project workflow and budgets. Luckily our address book is large and we found top-notch specialists for this concert.
Amazon Music planned to livestream this once-in-a-lifetime performance and provided their go-to company, Spring Board Productions. We feel very lucky to have gotten to know Hank Neuberger and the rest of the team there.
Amazon was also working on a VIP hospitality plan, a promotional plan, and a merchandise and catering plan. Amazon and the band’s agency wanted to make sure they got the word out about this show. After all, The Head and The Heart started in Seattle and then made it big. They hadn’t played to their hometown audience in three years and were hoping for a warm welcome.
Our talent manager, Greg Garcia, began advancing the band two weeks before the concert, and our backstage team began shopping and planning for the band’s backstage experience.