Axxis, Inc. Selected as Technical Producer and Designer for Annual GMA Dove Awards


Nationally Televised Music Award Show is Christian Music’s Biggest Night

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 20, 2012) - - - Axxis, Inc., a premier creative and technical production company founded in Louisville, was selected to provide lighting, sound, video and scenic design for the 43rd Annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards. The award show is produced by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) to offer the most comprehensive platform celebrating Christian and Gospel music. The award ceremony was taped live on Thursday, April 19 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga. and will be nationally televised on the Gospel Music Channel on Tuesday, April 24 at 8 and 10 p.m. (EST).

Axxis, Inc. was selected for this large scale undertaking based upon their ability to handle all facets of set design and production, a characteristic that the company has strived to maintain and develop over the course of their near 30 year history. Since entering  into concert music production seven years, the company has made significant financial investments with equipment and personnel to be able to execute a nationally televised program such as this one. Axxis, Inc. is the region’s only supplier of LED high resolution set designs, a key component of the Dove Award design.

“We are excited and humbled to be a part of such a prestigious event in the Gospel and Christian Music Industry,” said Steve Smith, CEO of Axxis, Inc. “From our beginnings as a small lighting company founded in Louisville 27 years ago, it’s amazing to see our national presence continue to grow. This event is the pinnacle of the type of work we do.”

Nearly one fourth of the company’s Louisville based work force was dedicated to work on the Dove Awards project full-time. The team at Axxis built the Dove Awards stage at their warehouse in downtown Louisville before it was disassembled and shipped on two semi trucks and a box truck to Atlanta, Ga. The set design created by Axxis includes an Austrian drape, two 10 feet tall LED displays, band risers, technical equipment, lighting, rigging and speakers.

“To produce the Dove Awards is the culmination of years of hard work and financial investments to be able to operate at this level,” said Stewart Davis, vice president of Axxis, Inc. “We are thrilled to be able to bring this level of production back to our customer base in Louisville.”

Axxis, Inc.
Axxis, Inc. is a premier creative and technical production company based in Louisville, Ky. The company is a one stop shop for event production including lighting, audio, video and set design capabilities. They complete work across the US for various trade shows, corporate meetings, conventions and concerts. In addition, the company handles set production for three of the premier Christian music events in the nation including Winter JAM, a 40-city national tour; Creation Northeast, the nation’s largest Christian music festival; and the Dove Awards, an annual ceremony celebrating Christian and Gospel music.

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