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Geometric Shade Structure

Geometric shade structure made of taut pink, blue, and white triangular sails set up for an outdoor event

What if you could create an area at a festival that makes a statement, provides a shaded gathering point for attendees, allows for sponsorship opportunities, and is totally unique? That solution is now available with a Geometric Fabric Shade Structure supplied by Lighting & Sound Co in Richmond, Virginia. Your outdoor event venue can be transformed into an artistic visual icon.

This 80-ft diameter shade structure provides over 4,000 square feet of shaded area for your event attendees to use as a central hub. Your guests can comfortably stay for a longer duration and enjoy the entire event. This leads to higher attendance and increased satisfaction. Giving the space some character with hanging decor or seating arrangements encourages guests to relax and socialize.

An example of an 80-ft diameter shade structure with red and white triangular sails, with red covered support towers, set up for a festival

After dark, the shade structure can transform from a cool hangout spot to an immersive, bright experience. The sails serve as a canvas for creative lighting and visual effects; lighting, projections, and banners can enhance the atmosphere once the sun sets.

Compared with a tent, your event attendees will likely find that a shade structure feels more open and iconic. The perimeter height is much taller at 12 ft high compared with a typical 8 ft height of a tent, making the area much more inviting. Additionally, the structure’s customizable and colorful sail fabric is considerably more noticeable, remarkable, and memorable than a typical white tent.

A shade structure at night, with lighting illuminating the underside of the structure, at a music festival

Shade structures can be set up in a variety of outdoor locations, transforming an ordinary open space into an inviting venue. They provide event planners with the flexibility to create custom experiences in diverse settings.

The shade structures’ versatility allows for almost infinite design options. With several colors to choose from and rigging points for all kinds of lighting and decor, you can really give your event a personal and memorable touch that guests will keep talking about.

Top view of a 40 ft diameter geometric shade structure with four colors of sails

Printed fabrics also keep your branding consistent and can provide sponsorship opportunities. The support tower covers or corner gusset flags are great ways to subtly add a logo, or the main sails can make a big statement with custom patterns.

Multiple branding options are available to showcase sponsors. Here all the fabric covers are color-coordinated to match the title sponsor’s color palette and both the support tower and roof sails have been printed with the sponsor logos

The shade structure is manufactured by the leading supplier of stretchy fabric structures: Stretch Shapes. It is engineered in accordance with building codes and to withstand 40 mph winds.

Insomniac’s HARD Summer Music Festival had this to say about a similar structure:

Not only did these three geometrically beautiful shade structures set the tone of the festival, but these also provided the festival attendees a sanctuary away from the scorching UV rays. As thousands of posts flooded social media, featuring the Shade Structures as a backdrop, it’s easy to conclude these artistic structures were functional yet iconic elements of the festival

Shade structures can play a pivotal role in the success of outdoor events, offering both functionality and style. They aren’t only a practical addition to a hot summer day, they enhance the overall atmosphere and personality of the event. Event planners looking to create unforgettable experiences should provide the perfect setting to make lasting memories.


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Fog Bubbles with Froggy’s Fog Fobbles F8 Pro Fog Bubble Machine

Are you looking for a way to take your next event to the next level with fog bubbles? Whether you’re planning a Halloween party or a children’s event. Adding the right special effects can make all the difference. And when it comes to creating an atmosphere that’s both exciting and immersive, there’s nothing quite like a high-quality fog machine. That’s where the Fobbles F8 Pro from Froggy’s Fog comes in. This powerful fog bubble machine is designed to create a sea of bubbles. They are filled with fog that spreads in the air when the bubbles pop. From light mist to dense fog banks, making it the perfect choice for a variety of settings. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the Fobbles F8 Pro. We’ll explore how it can add an extra layer of excitement and wonder to your next event.

Photo of Fog Bubbles blowing over a field at Maymont Garden Glow. Photo by Dave Parrish Photography

Check out the Fobbles on our catalog. The Fobbles F8 Pro is a versatile and powerful fog machine that’s designed to create a wide range of atmospheric effects. One of the most impressive features of this fog machine is its adjustable output, which allows you to control the density of the fog. Whether you’re looking to create a light mist or a dense fog bank. The Fobbles F8 Pro can deliver the effect you’re looking for. With its dual-mode operation, you can switch between continuous output and manual burst mode to create varieties of effects.


But perhaps the most interesting feature of the Fobbles F8 Pro is its fog bubble ability. In addition to creating traditional fog effects, this machine can also be used to create a range of other effects. Including bubbles filled with fog, haze, and even snow. This makes it an incredibly versatile tool for creating a range of different atmospheres and unique effects. And because it’s so easy to use and operate, you don’t need to be an expert to get great results.

So how can the Fobbles F8 Pro add an extra layer of excitement and wonder to your next event? One of the most exciting aspects of this fog machine is how it can create a sense of magic and adventure for children. Kids love to see the fog roll in and surround them, creating a mystical and adventurous atmosphere that sparks their imagination. The Fobbles F8 Pro is so easy to use and operate. Children can enjoy the effects of the fog machine.. This can give them a sense of wonder and magic that can make your event truly memorable.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a way to add an extra layer of excitement and wonder to your next event. The Fobbles F8 Pro Fog Bubble Machine is an excellent choice. With its adjustable output, dual-mode operation, and wireless remote control, this powerful fog machine is incredibly versatile and easy to use. And whether you’re creating traditional fog effects or experimenting with bubbles, haze, or snow, the Fobbles F8 Pro is sure to deliver the results you’re looking for. So why not give it a try and see how it can take your next event to the next level? Contact The Lighting & Sound Company today to arrange a fog bubble machine rental.