Dallas Light and Sound wishes everyone a
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Prosperous New Year.


Dior Beauty in Highland Park Village Celebrates First Anniversary with Red Carpet Reception

The Dior Beauty Highland Park team on
the red carpet at their first anniversary event.
Friday, December 9th saw Dior Beauty at Highland Park Village celebrate their first anniversary... and Dallas Light and Sound was there to assist with the festivities.  As the sun set on a crisp December evening, we rolled out the red carpet for patrons who entered to find champagne and other beverages including hot cocoa, all served from behind one of our lighted bars. Spandex covered highboys from DLS topped with mirrors helped showcase signature florals and Christian Dior branding icons that were strategically placed throughout the event.

A Dallas Light and Sound black and white tent sheltered guests from the chill while they enjoyed custom Dior cookies and other nibbles. The tent coupled with heavyweight velour pipe and drape from DLS created a couryard in front of the store for a guest DJ who spun contemporary dance music all night to an appreciative crowd. Stylish outdoor heaters in the courtyard warmed party goers who posed on the red carpet and in front of a Christian Dior step and repeat.
Dior Beauty celebrates their first anniversary with
Flastcreens from DLS and a Lighted Bar serving
champagne and hot cocoa.

It's a red carpet welcome at
Dior Beauty in Highland Park
from Dallas Light and Sound.
This jewelbox destination for the Dior cosmetics brand is smaller than some master closets in Highland Park ... yet provides a sumptuous shopping experience for perfumes, cosmetics, skin creams and more. To reinforce in-store branding, Dallas Light and Sound installed three flatscreens elevated to above eye level with spandex covered trussing. Flatscreens placed at the DLS red carpet entrance, under the tent and in the courtyard played gorgeous Dior promotional videos continuously throughout the event.

A special thank you to D'Onna Winn and to Christian Iles who chose Dallas Light and Sound to provide production resources for this Christian Dior luxury experience.
Dior Beauty in Highland Park Village celebrates their first anniversary.
Flatscreens from Dallas Light ad Sound deliver Dior messaging to party guests. 

Dior Beauty in Highland Park Village celebrates their first anniversary.

Christian Dior branding elements and signature florals look beautiful
on mirror topped highboys from Dallas Light and Sound
at the Dior Beauty first anniversary celebration.
Am album of images from the event is available for viewing on the Dallas Light and Sound Facebook page at...


Little Black Dress 2016 at Park Place Volvo Benefits Legal Hospice of Texas - 2017 Edition Approaching

Francisco Flores created the winning look at
Little Black Dress 2016 at Park Place Volvo
Legal Hospice of Texas produces two major fashion events each year. One of these is Little Black Dress which is held early in the year, often in January. Showcased designers at Little Black Dress choose their most fashionable look and compete for the crowd chosen honor of being recognized as having designed the best look of the night. Most if not all of the LBD designers go on to show capsule collections at Legal Hospice’s second major fashion production - Fashion CITED – a runway extravaganza held later in the year. 

With the 2017 edition of Little Black Dress less than a month away, Dallas Light and Sound is looking back at the 2016 Legal Hospice fashion soiree held at Park Place Volvo. Fashion calendars across North Texas were marked weeks in advance for Little Black Dress 2016 held at Park Place Volvo on January 15th,. Attendees helped Legal Hospice "Spy" the best Little Black Dress in North Texas when designers for the Legal Hospice of Texas 10th annual Fashion CITED show brought their best work to show one look for one night as a preview to the main event. More than 300 patrons turned out to cast their votes to select a dress by Franciso Flores as the top design. Flores is one of the founders of Fashion CITED and continues to serve as the production manager and lead organizer. 

Unlike many fashion shows, guests at Little Black Dress are able to get up close and personal with each designer creation to appreciate the skills of the participating designers and to meet the designers who attend the event. 

Joining co-producers Flores and Cathy Garcia, local fashionistas Leah Frazier and Vanessa Lua attended Little Black Dress 2016 and were recognized as the Co-Chair s of Fashion CITED. DJ Tony Dean manned the decks to spin mysterious spy tunes and helped emcee the event. More than 300 patrons packed Park Place Volvo to sip cocktails, taste lite bites, socialize, and cast their votes. Dallas light and Sound provided flatscreens for sponsor recognition and event branding, a sound system for public address and music playback, cocktail bars for beverage service, a red carpet walkup, and pipe and drape to define the space. DLS also supplied elevated runways and modelling stations so that guests could see the fashions showcased by the designers. 

The 2017 edition of Little Black Dress is slated for Friday, January 12th at the beautiful showroom of Goodson Acura. A $25 donation at the door equips attendees with four votes to cast for their favorite Little Black Dress. Guests will enjoy one of the most engaging and fun fashion presentations in North Texas plus complimentary food, drinks, music and fun! We'll hope to see you there! DJ Tony Dean will be back this year to spin some “Rhythm and Hues” for the evening. A unique X shaped runway from Dallas Light and Sound will anchor the showroom, providing 360 degree surround viewing of all designer entrees in the contest. The event serves as a preview of Fashion CITED 2017, scheduled later in 2017 at Frontiers of Flight Museum, and benefits Legal Hospice of Texas. 
More than 300 patrons turned out in support of
Little Black 2016 benefiting Legal Hospice of Texas
For additional information on the Little Black Dress 2017 event please call 214.521.6622 or email kamesha@legalhospice.org.

To view an album of images from the 2016 event, visit our Facebook page at ...

A capacity crowd at Park Place Volvo enjoys fashions presented at Little Black Dress 2016.

Dallas Light and Sound provided a host of event resources and services including
modelling platforms for Little Black Dress 2016
elevated modelling platforms for Little Black Dress 2016.


Wedding Reception at Union Statton Made Memorable with Lighting and Audio from Dallas Light and Sound

When Deiadra Burns and Amanda Minkler decided to plan their wedding and reception, they chose one of the grandest venues in Dallas for the reception - Union Station. Completed in 1916 as a masterpiece of Beaux-Arts Classicism, Union Station is a testament to the grand experience of life — an artful marriage of architectural details and monumental proportions that both inspires and uplifts. Stately pillars instill a spirit of grandeur on the second floor verandah that spans the width of the building. Graceful arched windows soar beneath 48-foot ceilings. Original chandeliers echo the refined spirit of a bygone era.
Café Lighting Across the dancefloor from Dallas Light and Sound
added a touch of warmth and whimsy to Union Station.
As one of the most classically elegant venues for events and receptions in DFW, Union Station is widely considered to be one of the Grand Dames of Dallas for event professionals. As such it presents certain challenges. The event spaces at the facility are on the second floor of the building, with only a tiny passenger elevator available to transport everything needed for an event upstairs. Acoustically, the 45 foot ceilings that lend so much to the main ballroom’s grandeur create an opportunity for substantial echo. Our familiarity with the building meant that DLS came prepared to bring the space to life and to create a beautiful memory for the wedding party and their guests.

For Deiadra and Amanda's reception, Dallas Light and Sound designed a lighting installation that focused on the building’s architectural strengths. We supplemented that design with controllable midway lighting over the dancefloor at the request of the wedding planners. Working with Jarrod Freeman who coordinated our installation with the event planners, DLS provided LED uplighting for the room that was wirelessly controllable. Several of the images in this album show the exact same perspective of the main ballroom, with the room lighted in different hues. Dancefloor lighting with high energy advanced LED moving head fixtures worked all night to keep the dancefloor packed. Midway lighting suspended over the dancefloor provided a warm ambiance for slower dances, and a custom Texas A&M logo on the ceiling topped of the night during a rendition of the Aggies Fight Song.

In a custom audio design for this event, a combination of wedge and square speakers positioned at ideal points on an elevated stage meant that the dancefloor was jumping all night, and guests were able to both hear and understand announcements and speeches. This October wedding featured an outside DJ and with extensive experience in working with different DJ equipment, the connection for DJ Mark Seebaran went smoothly.

Thank you to Deiadra and Amanda for choosing Dallas Light and Sound to assist in creating a magical experience at Union Station. To consider Dallas Light and Sound as an audio, lighting or video vendor for your next Union Station event, call 214-943-4238 or email info@dallaslightandsound.com.

The following images show three different color pallettes from the nearly infinite colors choices available from
Intelligent LED Uplighting from Dallas Light and Sound.

A second color in brilliant peach generated by Dallas Light and Sound Intelligent LED Up-Lighting
at this beautiful wedding reception at Union Station.

Wedding reception guests enjoy dancefloor lighting from Dallas Light and Sound
while the entire room changes color - a feature of intelligent LED Up-Lighting.


Meat Fight 2016 Raises $175,000+ to Defeat Multiple Sclerosis

Flatscreens from Dallas Light and Sound flank the Meat Fight 2016 stage to convey
event branding, sponsor recognition, and to provided details on each of the event's live auction items.
If you were anywhere near Trinity Groves on the morning of November 13th, you probably caught a whiff of meat being prepared for Meat Fight. Later that afternoon more than 1,000 meat enthusiasts packed The Big Green Warehouse at Trinity Groves to eat meat and drink whiskey and beer. Along the way they raised more than $175,000 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!

The mission of Meat Fight is to make the lives of those living with MS brighter - and ultimately, to find a cure for MS. Meat Fight donates 100% of base ticket price (before service fees) directly to the National MS Society and programs that support those living with MS. These programs include the organization’s own, original Meat Fight Meat Bike program, which gives bikes to those living with MS.
The mission of Meat Fight is to make the lives of those living with MS brighter - and ultimately,

Organizers Alice and Michael Laussade have taken Meat Fight from a keg party in their backyard in 2010 and grown it to become an amazing gathering of competitive chefs, whiskey and beer drinkers, and barbecue lovers.
Competing Chefs at Meat Fight 2016 take to the sage prior to the announcement of category winners
at this sold out event held in Trinity Groves at the Big Green Barn.
Chefs competed individually and in team. The individual winners included Omar Flores (Brisket),
Anastacia Quinones (sausage), Oliver Sitrin (pork ribs), : Patton Robertson (beef ribs). The People’s Choice was given to Andrew Dilda. The team that took home the prize for best team is Meat Sweats—Tiffany Derry, Jeana Johnson, Patton Robertson, and Eric Dreyer. The VIP area hosted the Sideshow awards. Trophies went to Travis & Emma Heim for their bacon tower, Sarah Green and Brian Zenner for Meatlennium Falcon, to Janice Provost for her Wagyu Frito Pie.

Dallas Light and Sound provided lighting, audio, video and décor services for a second year of involvement with Meat Fight. Event Chandeliers from DLS added a touch of whimsy and glamor to the VIP area. Flatscreens flanking the stage recognized event sponsors and provided a rolling reel that described live auction items. Stage and perimeter lighting in the building illuminated the festivities.
Thank you to Alice and the entire team at Meat Fight for choosing Dallas Light and Sound for the second year in a row as a production partner for Meat Fight! For additional information about the organization visit www.meatfight.com.

A photo album of additional images from this event can be found on the Dallas Light nd Sound Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157906686990245

Event chandeliers from Dallas Light and Sound at Meat Fight 2016
provide a touch of glam and whimsy to the VIP Area

Participants and organizers celebrate raising $175,000 to defeat MS at Meat Fight 2016.

A crowd of more than 1000 begins arriving at a sold-out Meat Fight 2016 to
eat meat, and drink whiskey and beer in support
of the organization's fundraising effort to defeat Multiple Sclerosis.


AIN Presents "The Sands - A Retro Nightclub Experience" at 2616 Commerce Events Center

The Hunter Sullivan combo entertains patrons at AIN Presentes "The Sands - A Retro Nightclub Experience"
A night of nostalgia and celebration awaited patrons who attended The Sands – A Retro Nightclub Experience on Saturday, November 5th. Benefiting Aids Interfaith Network, the evening also served the purpose of raising funds for an organization that has been making a difference in the lives of thousands of people and brought to a close their 30th anniversary year leaving supporters, management and staff in high spirits.

Event organizers couldn’t have chosen a better venue with their selection of 2616 Commerce Events Center as the host site. Raw brick walls, high backed banquettes and a Deep Ellum address helped reinforce a 1960s vibe that was made all the more special by a fashion show presented by Vintage Martini. Vocalist Hunter Sullivan crooned mad men tunes for a late night 9 pm - Midnight event that also featured serious libations with an open bar.

The crowd came dressed to kill with many arriving in Mad Men inspired fashions and with happy bouffants soaring to the skies, fabulous eyewear and hats, gloves and shoes that would make Jackie Onassis proud. Impeccably dressed gentlemen and elegantly clad ladies helped make the swinging vibe of the event truly swing, with specialty cocktails from event sponsor Amadora Tequila and an open bar fueling the evening. Attendees received swag bags, noshed on an impressive spread of delicious appetizers from Timm Chamberlain and enjoyed a night of dancing and sparkling conversation. The always fabulous Steve Kemble, America’s sassiest lifestyle guru, hosted the Vintage Martini fashion show with a running commentary that had the audience in stitches. DJ Tony Dean turned the energy up several notches for the last hour of the party to close out the night with contemporary dancing that left the crown wanting more long after last call.

The event also served as an announcement party and logo reveal for the organization’s signature spring gala – Bloomin Ball. With a new venue this year at the Renaissance Hotel, Dallas Light and Sound is looking forward to providing production services as AIN starts a second decade of spring fundraising events. Set for June 3rd, 2017, additional information will be forthcoming soon.
Dallas Light and Sound provided a concert quality audio system for the Hunter Sullivan Combo with Hunter delivering his era appropriate vocals on an Electrovoice “Raven” Microphone, one of several specialty mics in our inventory. Gobos on opposing walls and rotating on the dancefloor were augmented with flatscreen televisions to recognize sponsors, supply event branding, and convey beneficiary messaging. Dancefloor lighting, stage set lighting for the band backdrop, and fashion show lighting rounded out our list of production services for the night.

Period appropriate fashions from Vintage Martini stole the show with hats and gloves and shoes that
would have made Jackie Onassis proud.
To find out more about AIN – Aids Interfaith Network, visit the organization’s website at www.aidsinterfaithnetwork.org and check them out on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AINDallas/ . Thank you to AIN for choosing Dallas Light and Sound as your production partner for this event.

An album of images from this event are available on the DLS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157942559485245

Hunter Sullivan provided his period appropriate vocal stylings at
"The Sands - A Retro Nightclub Experience"

Beautiful backlighting for the Hunter Sullivan Combo and concert quality audio
from Dallas Light and Sound helped make "The Sands - A Retro Nightclub Experience"
into a memorable evening of nostaglia and philanthropy for AIN.
Ftalascreens from Dallas Light and Sound conveyed event branding, sponsor recognition, and
beneficiary messaging at "The Sands - A Retro Nightclub Experience".

AIN Executive Director addresses the crowd at "The Sands - A Retro Nightclub Experience"
following the reveal of the 2017 graphics for AIN's signature spring fundraising gala - Bloomin Ball.

The crowd was jumping at  "The Sands - A Retro Nightclub Experience" benefitting AIN with
DJ Tony Dean closing out the night with classic and contemporary dance music.


DIFFAs 8th Annual Burgers and Burgundy Moves to the Ron Kirk Bridge for 2016

A Dallas Light and Sound red carpet experience
welcomes patrons to Burgers and Burgundy 2016
benefiting DIFFA Dallas.
Dallas’s most stylish social butterflies were overjoyed on Friday, October 6th when the weather cleared just in time for the eighth annual Burgers and Burgundy event benefitting DIFFA Dallas. A new theme “DIFFACella” and a new venue the Ron Kirk Bridge provided a fresh new spin on a perennial favorite to entice the stylish and charitable out for an evening of sipping wine and cocktails, listening to live music, and sampling a variety of mouth-watering burgers crafted by some of the best chefs in Texas. Under a clear fall sky nearly 500 DIFFA supporters joined celebrity chefs on a brisk evening to mingle and admire the view of the Dallas skyline. Also new this year were caricature artists, delicious cupcakes, and rolled ice cream treats from Chill 360.

Look who turned up on this fabulous
 Red Carpet for Burgers and Burgundy 2016!
A Real Housewife of Dallas, (LeeAnne Lockin) 
a Fabulous Fashion Blogger, (Cynthia Smoot) 
and a Television Anchor Celebrity
(Jane McGarry)!
At the event, Channel 8 personality and emcee Jane McGarry announced the new DIFFA Style Council Ambassadors from the main stage. The Style Council assist in fundraising efforts for DIFFA’s highly anticipated spring fundraiser. In a special video presentation, organizers presented the theme for DIFFA’s highly-anticipated spring event, House of DIFFA: “DIFFA Arabesque”. DIFFA’s signature annual fundraiser promises to take guests on an enchanting journey with a compelling fashion experience that will provide an exciting mix of fundraising, community, and a renowned runway production. Performing from the main stage were two live bands – The The and Repel the Robot. DJ Tony Dean provided music performing during the interlude and after the live music portion of the evening.

Host John Tesar reached out to other celebrity chefs — Brian Luscher with Luscher’s Red Hots and The Grape, Jermaine Brown with Julia Pearl, David Fingerman with Madrina, Sharon Van Meter who presides at 3015 at Trinity Groves, Casey Thompson, Blaine Staniford of Grace, Rodman Shields with Common Table, and Jacob Williamson from Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck to prepare sliders and other renditions for sampling. Culinary delights included Tesar’s famous slider with pimiento cheese and Staniford’s pork belly ham topped with fermented chilies and garnished with caramelized pineapple.

The main stage at Burgers and Burgundy 2016.
Dallas Light and Sound provided a red carpet walk up experience for the event including a 50 foot red carpet, nickel finished stanchions and red velvet ropes, intelligent lighting, trussing and flat screens to flank the official entrance. Moving into the party, the event benefitted from DLS perimeter lighting, flatscreens on truss towers for sponsor and event branding flanking the stage plus main stage lighting, backstage tents, and a concert quality audio system for the two bands that appeared at the event. Thank you to DIFFA Dallas for choosing Dallas Light and Sound as a production partner again this year for Burgers and Burgundy.

For additional information about DIFFA Dallas and House of DIFFA - Arabesque visit https://www.diffadallas.org.

An album of images from this event can be viewed on the Dallas Light and Sound Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157909443020245.

A view of the enthusiastic crowd who journeyed onto the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge
to patronize Burgers and Burgundy 2016 benefiting DIFFA.
Perimeter event lighting towers from Dallas Light and Sound as seen the background of this photo provided illumination so that patrons could mingle and chat with ease.

The The performing the first music set on the main stage at Burgers and Burgundy 2016
over a Dallas Light and Sound concert quality sound system.

Repel the Robot provide a memorable set of modern dance and rock music at
DIFFA's Burgers and Burgundy 2016. Earlier in the evening the flatscreens flanking the stage

conveyed the announcement message of the 2017 DIFFA Collection theme.


After Black the Black Tie Dinner 2016 Official Afterparty Closes The Night with a High Energy Nightclub Experience from Dallas Light and Sound

A custom Dj booth and nightclub lighting installation from
Dallas Light and Sound for
After Black - the official Black Tie Dinner 2016 Afterparty
With more than three decades of history fueling enthusiasm and attendance, on Saturday, October 1st, Black Tie Dinner presented a blow-out bash at the Sheraton in Downtown Dallas. More than 3000 guests and volunteers celebrated 35 years of philanthropy by the organization with a memorable program of inspiration, recognition and entertainment. Titled “Believe in the Art of Equality”, a gorgeous crowd arrived ready to toast the success of one of the nation’s preeminent galas. Not only is Black Tie Dinner the largest and most successful seated dinner in the nation that supports the work of the Human Rights Campaign Fund, it also raises funds for a host of local, community organizations. The 2016 Black Tie Dinner featured Kuchling Award Winner Dr. Steven Pounders, Olympian Greg Louganis, actresses Connie Britten and Debra Messing, comedienne Dana Goldberg, entertainer Todrick Hall and the incredible vocals of Deborah Cox.
The incredible Deborah Cox performs one of her
biggest hits "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" at
After Black - the official Black Tie Dinner 2016 Afterparty.

Dallas Light and Sound provided event production services and resources focused around the event entrance, and the silent auction and after-party areas of the event. With audio, video, lighting and more for Before Back, After Black, and pre and intermission programming, we coordinated our efforts with Jarrod Freeman from the Black Tie Board of Directors and numerous other Board Members and volunteers.

Prior to 2016, the official after-party dubbed "After Black" took place in an area of the host hotel that was separate and apart from the main dinner ballroom and auction space. For 2016, event organizers combined the silent auction space with the after-party and specified a mid-event transformation of the room to provide immediate energy and continued silent auction bidding after the Dinner.

Custom designed and installed intelligent color changing uplighting from Dallas Light and Sound provided a base design palate for our team to build upon. A total of 12 intelligent moving head fixtures, ten flatscreens, six trussing arches, and a custom designed DJ booth from Dallas Light and Sound served as a framework for the afterparty. DLS Dancefloor lighting, hazers, fog cannons, and a killer sound system completed the space to produce a vibrant and memorable After Black. Gobo projectors delivered the “35 Years” branding message on white pipe and drape, on the ceiling and on the dancefloor.

It was an honor to be chosen as a production partner for
After Black - the official Black Tie Dinner 2016 Afterparty
at the organization's 35th dinner.
Grammy Award winning vocalist Deborah Cox graced the after party stage to perform one of her Billboard #1 hits – “Nobody’s Supposed to be Here”. DJ Blacklow was on hand to spin an energetic mix of HiNRG and contemporary dance that kept the crowd on their feet all night. The entire room was thumping and jumping as the Dallas Light and Sound nightclub quality sound system kept party goers in the mood for more beyond Last Call.

This photo album focuses on After Black, the official after-party of Black Tie Dinner, which was presented by John Wright Martin Building + Interiors. For images from Before Black and from during the event, check other albums on facebook at Black Tie Dinner and here at Dallas Light and Sound.

For additional information about Black Tie Dinner visit www.blacktiedinner.org. Thank you to the Board of Directors for choosing Dallas Light and Sound again this year as a production partner for their annual slate of events, including After Black at Black Tie Dinner.

An album of images from this event can be found on the Dallas Light and Sound Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157925715445245


Broadway Brunch at Texas Discovery Gardens Benefits AIDS Services of Dallas No Tie Dinner

Leslie McDonel wowed the crowd with a sinning stage presence,
inspired selection of show tunes, and with her beautiful voice
in the Grand Hall at Texas Discovery Gardens at
Broadway Brunch 2016.
What a wonderful event! Attendees at Broadway Brunch benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas packed this inaugural edition of what is certain to become an annual tradition. Held over the Labor Day weekend, guests noshed on delicious food and imbibed signature drinks on a Sunday afternoon as they enjoyed a spectacular program of entertainment.

Held in the Grand Hall at Texas Discovery Gardens on Sunday, September 4th, the event featured Leslie McDonel from New York City as featured entertainer. She was supported by Dallas crooner Leslie Frye and a band of local musicians that included Peggy Honea, renowned DFW base player.
Leslie McDonel and
Leslie Frye performed at
Broadway Brunch benfitting
ASD No Tie Dinner 
Leslie Frye kicked off the festivities with several songs that showcased his powerful and emotive voice. Then…. Leslie McDonel took the stage to perform two sets of Broadway classics in a voice and with a stage presence that captivated the crowd. McDonel has appeared in national touring and resident theatre productions of Legally Blonde, American Idiot, Hairspray and numerous other productions.

During the event David Andrew Nelson received the MUCH deserved "Torch Award" for his many years of dedication to our community in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Presenting Sponsor Global Views helped to make the event possible and provided stage décor to brighten the experience for attendees. Food stations sponsored by Sugar City sweets&celebrations, Blackeyed Pea, Blue Mesa Grill, Pappas Catering & Daisy Cakes provided the most delicious dishes that guests are still talking about! DJ Tony Dean provided pre and post performance music programming, and filled in with a selection of great show stoppers during the interlude.

Event organizers chose Dallas Light and Sound to provide audio services for the event, flatscreens and reel creation for sponsor recognition, linens for the tables, and relied on DLS to floorplan the event.

Congratulations again to ASD on a huge Labor Day Weekend success! To find out more about ASD visit the organization's website at http://www.aidsdallas.org and watch the ASD facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/aidsdallas/ for details concerning the 2017 edition of No Tie Dinner.