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Inaugural AP Music Awards

Rock + Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Cleveland, Ohio

For nearly 30 years, Alternative Press (AP) has been the go-to destination as the definitive source for news of the underground music scene.

"I look forward to celebrating several generations' worth of artists from the ever-growing AP community, from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts to Fall Out Boy to the current Warped Tour headliners. This is not only going to be an amazing night for Alternative Press, but for the true fans, the musicians, the labels and the industry at large. Be prepared for many surprises, once-in-a-lifetime moments sure to be trending worldwide!" commented AP publisher Mike Shea.

Vincent Lighting Systems was hired to provide lighting for this inaugural concert. Lighting Designer Chris Shick and Co-Designer Ben Starett chose a variety of Vari-Lite VL3500 washes, VL500 TD, Clay Paky Sharpy Wash and Spot fixtures, Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlaze 72 instruments and Elation ePAR lights, to create a high-powered design, sure to reflect the energy of the event and artists.

For more information on the awards ceremony, performing artists and nominees, visit the Alternative Press website.

  • Setup for AP Music Awards
  • Rehearsal for AP Music Awards
  1. Setup for AP Music Awards
  2. Rehearsal for AP Music Awards

About Inaugural AP Music Awards


VLS Team

Lighting Director, Lighting Designer: Chris Shick

Co-Designer, Programmer, Operator: Ben Starett

Production Manager: Adam Feig

Master Electrician, Moving Light Technician, Photos: JT Mauric

Power Distribution: Tori Byrd

Partial Equipment List

  • (12) Philips VARI*LITE VL3500 Wash
  • (24) Clay Paky Sharpy Wash
  • (12) Clay Paky Sharpy Spot
  • (12) Philips VARI*LITE VL500™ TD
  • (8) Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlaze 72
  • (12) Elation ePAR QA
  • (6) Chroma-Q® Color Force™ 72
  • (6) Martin Light Atomic 3000 DMX™ Strobe
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