Celebration of Caring Gala 2015, Featuring Peyton Manning and Dierks Bentley

The annual Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital “Celebration of Caring Gala 2015” was recently held May 8, 2015, at the Marriott Downtown Indianapolis in Indiana.  Markey’s is honored to be chosen year after year to provide the audiovisual and staging services for this event, and this year included a VIP Reception, Remarks from Peyton Manning, Awards, Live Auction, Banquet, Concert featuring  Grammy-Nominee Dierks Bentley and an After-Party.

For the reception, Markey’s designed truss arches with textured mesh backdrop behind and decorative lighting for the photos, as well as audio support for Peyton. 

For the main event in the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Markey’s provided a full complement of equipment, including audio, lighting, video switching, projection, camera work, drape and décor. New this year was an LED wall built of 108 Absen A3 panels, which was used as the stage backdrop. All were used for Dierks Bentley, whose crew utilized these Markey's items:

Sound: 

  • 10 Vertec 4888’s
  • 12 Vertec 4886’s
  • 8 Vertec 4880 Subs
  • Avid Venue Profile console 

Lighting: 

  • 24 Martin MAC 101’s
  • 12 Martin MAC Vipers
  • 6 Marin MAC 2000 Washes
  • 25 Martin Stagebars
  • 12 ARRI Freshels
  • 2 Midget HP follow spots 

Video: 

  • (4) 9’ x 16’ Video Screens
  • Barco FSN Switcher
  • 3 HD carmeras
  • 108 Absen A3 panels used as stage backdrop ( 27’ x 9’) 

This popular fundraiser drew 1,000 guests, maxing out the Grand Ballroom.