CMA Fest is a traditionally busy time in Nashville with multiple performance stages set up all over downtown, a bevy of country music stars taking the stage at various locations at any one given time and an influx of thousands of country music fans from across the country for the four-day long event. It takes a substantial crew of Audio Engineers, Lighting Crew and Stage Hands to pull it all off successfully. This year, as in years past, both current and former Belmont students played huge roles in the success of the event. Many visiting artists had Belmont alumni on their crew in various capacities, and many of the stages had current Belmont students as well as alumni on the crew.
The three Music City Center stages for Fan Fair X were almost entirely staffed by both current and former Belmont students under the direction of Lecturer of Audio Engineering Technology Scott Munsell, who was audio crew chief for the Music City Center. “It was great to see our University and the Curb College represented in so many ways during the festival,” said Munsell. “I not only had several recent grads and current students working Fan Fair X in the Music City Center, but I also encountered other Belmont students and Alum working at the River Stage as well as at Ascend Amphitheater and other stages around town.”
All photos provided by Collin Nixon.