Fly Me To The Moon!
We are SO excited about an event that will take place this Saturday in Huntsville, Alabama. Southern Accents is creating a one-of-a-kind stage design for "NASA on the Square!" Downtown Huntsville, Inc. has partnered with Marshall Space Flight Center for an event that will celebrate the amazing past, present and future programs and missions of NASA. This event will take place on the Square in Downtown Huntsville this Saturday, June 21st, from 11:00 am till 4:00 pm. The festivities, designed for all ages, will include live music, food, free activities, chats with astronauts, and more.
In recent years, Southern Accents has been involved in the design and construction of several stages and sets. Our biggest projects to date have been Billy Reid's set for 2013 Fashion Week in New York City as well as our work the past two years at Southern Makers. After the huge success of the first Southern Makers event, Southern Accents signed on for round two as one of the SM event curators and set designers. Coming off a second successful Southern Makers festival, we were approached about collaborating with NASA and GMC for this exciting event. Southern Accents will be designing and constructing the stage that will be used by Marshall Center researchers, scientists and other team members as they present short talks about their work. There will also be live bands performing on the stage throughout the day. Agreeing to take on this project was an easy decision. Garlan stated, "Flying to the moon in a space rocket is a childhood dream of most young boys. The chance to be involved with the Marshall Space Flight Center for this celebration is an honor and an opportunity we knew we could have a lot of fun with!"
When sketching out design ideas for the stage, the obvious theme was a rocket. Andrea Jean of GMC was inspired by the Tintin rocket from the comic book series. Playing off of that idea, we will be incorporating a salvaged carnival ride rocket in our set design!
Huntsville has been home to the Marshall Center for more than 50 years! As always, we are proud of our Alabama connection and honored to be participating in this celebration.
Southern Accents team members have been working hard all week constructing this unique set. The stage will be located on the east side of the square. This is a FREE event for the whole family! If you spot any of the SA team members as you enjoy the events of the day, be sure to stop us and say hello!
June 19, 2014, Vol. 105
Staging, Props and Set Design
Southern Accents is a great resource for event planners and coordinaters who are looking for something different and unique. If you have an upcoming event that requires the construction of an entrance or stage, please come talk to us and let us show you how we can help.
If you live within driving distance of our showroom and are simply looking for props for an upcoming wedding or event, we can help out there as well! We have a great selection of architectural pieces available for rent!
We are also a great resource for professional photographers. Whether you are looking for architectural props for your studio or just need to rent a few items for a special photo shoot, come see us! We have a great selection of salvaged doors, mantels, windows, etc. in our warehouse that are inexpensive and lend themselves perfectly to DIY projects.
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This salvaged carnival rocket will be incorporated into the stage design. Thanks to the Tanner House in Nolensville, Tennessee for finding this great prop! Pictures from this exciting event will be posted soon!