Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there. - Franklin P. Jones
Ensemble Theatre Celebrates 30 Years
Local Theatre's Milestone Representative of Neighborhood


Ensemble Theatre has been producing shows, supporting actors and energizing audiences for over 30 years. They've been in OTR throughout that time - maintaining a front row seat to the positive change happening at the core of our city. 

This past Friday, EE was on hand as Ensemble Theatre celebrated its 30th Anniversary at Music Hall with a party that was capped off by a performance by Cincinnati's own Over the Rhine. Additionally, Ensemble looked back on their last 30 years, and shared their vision on how they plan to continue delighting audiences for another 30+ years. Local 12 covered the event, highlighting the work and commitment Ensemble has made to OTR, and even caught us in action as we loaded in and set up our provided equipment.

We've been honored to be part of the Over The Rhine neighborhood transformation in our own way. While the numerous past Midpoint Music Festivals and the variety of events supported at Washington Park both before and following its 2012 re-opening all come top of mind, in recent years we have also:
  • Found ourselves consistently servicing Cintrifuse and the Brandery as they promote and support start-ups and the entrepreneurial-minded.  
  • Witnessed and supported the ever-growing and popular Taste of OTR with 2016 marking its fourth year as it expands to two days. 
  • Been front and center with the development and production support of the various music shows and events held at the now one year old Woodward Theater, having worked with its ownership on the design and infrastructure to support their performance vision as well as continually provide supplemental equipment on an as-needed basis.
There's no other area in our city that defines revitalization like OTR.
Need Us in Less Than 48 Hours? Yeah, We Got 'Ya.

We pride ourselves at EE for being able to help events shine. Sometimes we make it happen with many months of preparation and notice, and sometimes its within a matter of hours. That was the case just this last week when we were tasked to provide some well known neighbors with the proper gear needs and personnel with the clock quickly ticking down to show time.

With less than a 48 hours notice, we found ourselves at P&G headquarters for the second time this month as they presented the Stax Records documentary, Take Me To The River. With the event on Thursday the 25th, our phone rang mid-day on Tuesday the 23rd and from there we went into action. Having staged the job similarly back in November at Xavier University, we were familiar with the equipment needed, format of the event and the artist's involved. Following the presentation of the documentary and a Q&A amongst its director, artists, and P&G executives, the Memphis based musicians went to work performing a varied set on the full arrangement of backline and audio provided in the P&G Towers by EE.

On the same day, we were also able to help out our friends at Cincinnati's startup hub - Union Hall - in just a few hours for their Thursday night panel, "Future History Now." The event highlighted, and continued the discussion on diversity and inclusion in the start-up community within Cincinnati. 

The Take Me To The River musicians sound check in the hall of P&G. 
Mayor Cranley speaks at Future History Now.
The Grammy's: Music's Biggest Night

The music industry celebrated its biggest night a few weeks ago. To mark the occasion, we reviewed the varied nominated artists we had the fortunate opportunity to work with over the past 12 months. They included:
  • James Bay - Best New Artist & Best Rock Album
  • Tony Bennett - Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (Winner)
  • Seth MacFarlane - Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album 
  • Bill Frisell - Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
  • Lalah Hathaway - Best Traditional R&B Performance (Winner)
  • Christian McBride - Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Winner)
  • Glen Hansard - Best Folk Album
Lee Colliver Joins EE

We're proud to bring on a new role within EE. Lee Colliver has joined Event Enterprises as our inaugural Operations and Production Manager. Lee will be responsible for overseeing and the coordination of all inventory and warehouse personnel. A native of Hillsboro, OH, Lee joins us most recently living and working in Nashville, TN.

Upcoming Events 

Here are just a few upcoming events that we are proud to be a part of happening across the area.

Saturday, March 5 at Rhinegeist
Yes, there is such a thing. All we know is that we sometimes never know what to expect while at our job.
 
Friday, March 18-Sunday, March 20 at Music Hall & Masonic Center Auditorium
MusicNow returns to Cincinnati with one-of-a-kind performances from risk-taking, contemporary artists. We'll be on hand for the festival's final night at Cincinnati Masonic Center Auditorium, providing full production support for The Punch Brothers and others. 

Carrie Rodriguez
Saturday, March 26 at the Dayton VA Medical Center Theatre
Carrie Rodriguez is an American singer-songwriter. Her latest album, Lola, brings together her Spanish and English heritage and honors her great-aunt, Eva Garza. We'll be helping with this benefit for the VA providing full production support for the night's show. 
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