May 2, 2016
Contact: Lynda Vaughn, Sew What? Inc.
Tel: (310) 639-6000
Rancho Dominguez, CA — Stage drapery manufacturer, Sew What? Inc. has produced another unique opening show drape for this year’s Kenny Chesney tour.
Sew What? Inc., located in Rancho Dominguez, California, is excited to have played a small part in the 2016 Spread the Love Tour. Chesney’s tour kicked off April 23 in Auburn, Alabama and his Noise album is due out early this summer. Many believe the country artist, singer and songwriter is poised to hit a new mark with his lyrics and music.
Chesney’s shows also hit the mark in terms of tour design. Unique drapery and surrounds are fully designed and branded with each tour. No two designs have been alike, and each theme is expertly executed across all mediums – album art, merchandise, festival set, and stage designs. The stage designs are expertly matched to each theme using digitally produced printed drapery.
Digital printing is the process of transferring high resolution graphics onto soft drapeable textiles. Wide format digital printing gives the opportunity to present “picture perfect” images to nearly any audience and venue. Seamless images up to 16′ wide can be produced and a variety of fabrics, both indoor and outdoor, are available.
Sew What?’s Flickr gallery shows some of the prior main stage lift drape designs that were printed and sewn for prior Chesney tours:
View Flickr Gallery .
This year’s Backdrop Artwork Concept and Design was created by Kenny Chesney and the creative team at Richards and Southern, Inc. Production Designer was Mike Swinford and Production Manager was Ed Wannebo.
The custom digital printed stage drape’s overall dimensions are impressive — at 43 feet high by almost 75 feet wide. The printed show drapery’s creation utilizes the latest in direct print technology, and is printed onto a polyester poplin substrate for great color reactivity and durability. It is a hamper friendly and tour ready product.