The SDSU Rodeo Club held their annual Jackrabbit Stampede last week at the Swiftel Center in Brookings SD to a HUGE crowd each night. The cowboys and cowgirls showcased their riding and roping for school and personal pride.
We at Pinnacle Productions have worked with the SDSU Rodeo Club for each of the last 3 years to provide an awesome dance experience for these athletes and their friends! From early on the dance floor was full and the requests were non stop! From country to rock and roll and even some awesome top 40 and hip hop, the music was pumpin’!
We used a massive sound system and great lighting and music videos to engage dancers and spectators as well. When the dust settled they were begging for more!! But until next time, the memories will have to suffice!
Thanks again to everyone at the Swiftel Center for the hospitality and thank you for allowing us the honor to work with the awesome folks in the SDSU Rodeo Club!
USD Law Schools Barrister Bash is an formal event for the students to recognize faculty, dine, and dance the night away! Jason Krause the SBA President, Matthew Abel the ABA Representative, Matt Dorothy Vice President, Steve Cotton Secretary, and Mallory Freeman Treasurer were all on hand for the event held at the Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood IA.
The evening began with social hour followed by a great dinner featuring Prime Rib or Chicken with the students and their guests. Following the dinner Mr. Krause presented the John Wesley Jackson Award given each year to the “Best Faculty Member” as voted on by the students. This year’s recipient was given to Professor Roger Baron who gave a well delivered message about the hard work the students had put in and about the professors savvy to teach the students how to teach themselves law.
WIth the formal portion of the evening concluded the students were ready to put their dancing shoes on! From the early goings the dance floor was alive! First request of the night went out to Max, who requested the Miley Cyrus songs “Party in the USA” will go unnamed but the dancing didn’t go unnoticed!
All in all a great night was had by everyone in attendance and the party raved until midnight when they had to kick us out! From slow songs, old school, rock, and even some crazy club tunes this night was absolutely a blast!
We would personally like to thank Jason, Matthew, Matt, Steve, Mallory, and the rest of the law students for allowing us to entertain you all for an unforgettable night with some amazing people! Thanks again for choosing Pinnacle Productions Lighting and Sound Design!
Every year chiropractors from around the world congregate in Sioux Falls for a weekend of conferences, networking, and to lift their professions. DC Mentors is the brainchild of three amazing chiropractors, Doug, Frank, and Cecile. Together these three have been coaching, training, and spreading the word about more fun, more free time, and more freedom.
We’ve worked with this amazing group for the last two years and we’ve been honored to experience their moving testimonials, and their approach to their profession!
Recently we here at Pinnacle were asked to help an exceptional group of high school students plan their annual statewide convention at the Holiday Inn in Sioux Falls. This organization prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe, Deca.
For over 60 years DECA has reached tens of millions of students help develop skills necessary for post secondary education that translates well into the workforce and promotes outstanding leadership abilities as well.
At the state convention the members were judged in several categories and compete for a spot in Salt Lake City at the Deca National Convention. Keynote speaker Leona Tran addressed the students and described how a 20 year old used the lessons she learned in Deca and the relationships built to follow her dream of publishing her very own online fashion magazine.
We worked with the local deca organization to integrate video, audio, and lighting design to help make their awards banquet something they will never forget. We were honored to work with this years officers and their advisor to help make this event something memorable for the students and we wish the finalists all the best at Nationals!
Your event is obviously important to you and those around you. Your’ve been cautious in planning the event around dates and potential conflicts. You’ve got the flowers, the venue, the photographer and you’ve taken painstaking detail to make sure the event reflects all things important to you and your event. Now who do you hire for entertainment?
There are entertainment choices from acoustic musicians, orchestra, live bands, comedians, and much more. More often then not you will be choosing between one of MANY local mobile entertainment companies to provide Disc Jockey services. In reality it’s a very wise choice as most dj’s are able to play music from a very large area, don’t take breaks, and in many cases are very talented emcees as well.
If you do indeed want to choose a dj for your event, where do you start? At last look (according to Google) there are no fewer than 30 yes THIRTY dj’s here in the greater Sioux Falls area. How in the world do you narrow your decision? Everyone is AWESOME. Everyone has a HUGE music library. EVERYONE is going to tell you that they are you’re best bet. I realize in this day and age, and by the intended sarcastic tone, that things aren’t always as they seem.
What’s the answer? Do some homework! Talk to other event professionals about who they recommend and what service providers they respect. What about price? I know some dj’s in the local market that average a $1500 or more for their services and some for $500. What’s the difference? PLENTY! True professionals charge what professionals charge and they do so for good reason. Some dj’s are overpriced at the lower end of the spectrum. Professionals attend conferences, educational seminars, emcee workshops to hone their craft and deserve the rates they earn.
Think about this when you are looking for entertainment for your next event. What is it worth to have a great entertainer at your event? What is entertainment “Worth”? What’s it worth if they do a great job and do everything goes great? What’s it worth if they are late? What’s it worth if they dont show up at all? You’ve spent all this time, energy, and money to make this event COUNT! If your guests don’t stay around to enjoy the evening because of a lackluster entertainment choice, or one who’s MIA, it’s all for naught.
Cheap entertainment is seldom great. Great entertainment is seldom cheap.
The annual Pink Fashionist was held Saturday October 1st, at the Avera Cancer Institute. Pink Fashionista is an amazing fashion show to raise money for the Care Store Salon! It truly is a night filled with fashion and glamor ~ amazing food and beverages and great friendships!
Pinnacle Production had the opportunity to provide sound and lighting design for this great event. Guest began to arrive at 6pm, they walked down the pink carpet and were greeted by Shannon, our MC for the evening. They continued to walk through and enjoy amazing food and drinks.
Stewart’s school, with help of some amazing store, put on a spectacular fashion show. The models were assisted on the pedestals by the Sioux Falls Fire and Rescue members. Between each fashion walk, the guests enjoyed videos of recap from last year, and thank-you videos for people that this cause has helped.
Thanks to all the volunteers who help with this event. It took a lot of people to pull off an amazing event like this, and Pinnacle Productions is honored to be part of it.
There are some very great causes that we’ve been privileged to help and on Thursday, September 22nd, Pinnacle Productions had the pleasure to be part of the 2011 Realtors for Kids dinner and auction. The event was held downtown Sioux Falls at the Coliseum. Our goal was to provide elegant lighting and sound reinforcement for this amazing organization
Realtors for Kids (RFK) is a non-profit organization that raises money to helping children throughout the Sioux Empire, by providing financial support for fees associated with school and community activities as well as other costs associated with improving their quality of life. Pinnacle Productions provided sound and light scaping for the beautiful event.
The event had a silent auction with a very wide variety of items. The live auction included several unique and awesome items and even included a live yellow lab puppy The food for the evening was served and prepared by the fabulous Chef Jessica. We would like to thank all the volunteers and business for all their efforts to make this event happen. It’s opportunities like this that make the Sioux Empire and amazing place to live and raise your family