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 d├ęcor 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.