The Final Four NCAA National Championship will descend on the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 6 through 8. Event coordinators are scrambling to book venues, bands, and other entertainment to delight the teams and their fans while they’re in town for the championship. If you’re booking bands and other entertainers for Final Four weekend or if you’re traveling to Minnesota to perform during the championship, MystiQue Sound can set you up for success.
What Is a Backline?
A band’s backline includes the drum set, guitars, bass guitars, and keyboard—the rhythm section instruments that keep the band rocking through their set. Back in the 1960s, backline musicians brought their own amplification equipment to ensure they could be heard across even the largest of venues.
Today, it’s common for venues to provide backline equipment and the technicians to set up and manage it. Using the same equipment saves set-up time between musical acts and often enables bands to take advantage of a venue’s high-quality equipment and expert staff.
What Are the Different Types of Backline Equipment?
Speaker cabinets and amplifiers are the two most typical pieces of backline equipment, though bands have backline rider requirements for there performance’s. Each backline instrument will require its own amplifier and speaker cabinet. Often, bands will request specific brand names and even model numbers to produce the sound that defines their style.
Who Rents Backline Equipment?
MystiQue Sound Solutions rents backline equipment to both performers and venues. Band managers call us to set up and manage backline equipment, but we often field calls from event coordinators who have been asked to provide equipment per rider requirements for the bands they’ve booked.
MystiQue Sound Solutions has years of experience providing high-quality backline amplification and speaker systems for musical acts of all stripes. We can simply rent the equipment, or our technicians can set up and manage the equipment during your event. Check out our upcoming January blog post for a closer look at how we supported four Super Bowl acts last year.
You still have time to rent backline equipment for your Final Four entertainment event. To book your dates or schedule a consultation, contact MystiQue Sound Solutions today.