22 FESTIVALS, FAIRS, RACETRACKS, AMPHITHEATRES, CASINOS, AND LOCAL LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

FESTIVALS

Festivals have contributed an immeasurable range of venues to the worldwide list of possible performance spaces. They can include one-time community events that hire artists, local or famous, to raise money for a charitable cause, such as victims of Hurricane Katrina or the Ohio flood. Or, festivals can be annual worldwide events that draw thousands of fans over the course of several days, such as Live Aid or Farm Aid. Heavy metal, jazz, blues, rap, pop, Christian rock, country music—festivals that are a growing but seasonal venue, primarily active during the summer months. The Sweden Rock Festival (Figure 22.1) is held at a dedicated site about 3 ...

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