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Northwestern U Music Festival NEXO'd Out

June 15, 2016

NEXO Systems Used On Two Stages For Dillo Day

Armadillo Day began in 1972 when the Northwestern University Texans held a small celebration in honor of the official mammal of their home state. More than 40 years later, Dillo Day is the largest student-run music festival in the nation, hosted at the Northwestern Lakefill on the shore of Lake Michigan. Nationally and locally known artists play on two stages; this year's entertainment for the approximately 10,000 attendees included The Mowgli's, Schoolboy Q, Cashmere Cat, Dial Up, DJ Hayden James, Derek Carter, among others.

Sound Works Productions, Inc. (Mokena, IL) brought in NEXO line array systems for the two festival stages. The main stage consisted of 32 NEXO GEO T boxes, 16 CD18s, 4 PS10 for fills, and NX 4x4 amps powered the system. The second stage consisted of 12 NEXO GEO S12 line array boxes, 4 RS18 Ray Subs, and 2 PS10s for fills, powered by NX 4x4 amplifiers.

“Dillo Day is a challenge because we have national acts and an audience that demand a concert level SPL, states Matt Wilson, Account Manager, Sound Works Pro. But, we need to keep the noise down in the town that is located very close to the event site, so with the GEO T and CD18's directionality, we were easily able to give the audience exactly what they wanted without creating noise complaints from the neighboring community.”

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