Concerts are a great way to hear live music and can be the highlight of any event. When it comes to constructing a concert stage, you’ll want to engage people by showing your creative and unique styles, which will give lasting memories.
The main elements you will need when designing a concert stage are the lighting, audio-visual equipment, and for added flair, smoke machines. Here are five ways that you can design a vibrant and exciting concert stage for your next event.
Identify The Goal
Whether the concert stage is for a seminar or a live band performance, understanding the goal of the concert will be the best way to determine how the stage should be set up. Many performances will have a theme or central idea that they want to convey to the audience, and this could include the lighting of different colors or vibrant backdrops that is visible to the audience.
It doesn’t matter how extravagant the concert stage looks, if the audience cannot see the performers, they will lose out on the whole event. You may need to install additional TV screens or sound speakers to reach the audience at the back, depending on the size of the venue and concert stage. Examine the stage from all angles of the venue to ensure that the audience can see it clearly if they are in the back rows.
Knowing how to light a stage properly for both the audience’s experience, as well as to highlight the performers takes a combination of technical knowledge and a dash of imagination. If you want to take concert stages to the next level, invest in memorable lighting effects that establish the tone of the event. This can range from multicolored strobe lighting that changes with each beat to simple and exquisite fairy lights that create a relaxing atmosphere.
Extend the Stage Forward
Consider constructing an additional platform that extends into the crowd if the center stage isn’t wide or long enough to adequately engage the audience. This creates a distinct effect by placing the performers in the center of their audience, as well as providing an additional walking space. An extended stage can also be a great option if you have a lot of props, or areas of the stage that aren’t visible from a few rows back.
A cluttered concert stage distracts the audience from the show, and they can also be hazardous if wires are near walking spaces or where the audience will stand. This includes everything from laptop and TV wires to microphone cords that the audience can see. Remember the audience wants to be immersed in the performance, and a cluttered concert stage can ruin anyone’s memory of the event.
Successful stage design starts with a well-thought-out strategy that will almost certainly go through several revisions before being finalized. Planning a concert takes time, patience, and dedication and there is no reason that you can’t use these techniques to make any concert stage stand out.