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36th Annual Stellar Awards

PLSN Staff • Online ExclusiveSeptember 2021Showtime • September 7, 2021

The awards show for Gospel music was recorded at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center and broadcast on BET on Aug. 1.

Lighting Co

Bandit Lites


Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Nashville, TN


  • Lighting Designers: Mark Carver
  • Lighting Director/Programmer: Brian Jenkins
  • Media Programmer: Tony Fransen
  • Gaffer: Luke Carver
  • Techs: “Scott Sepe, Vanessa Sexton, Wayne Lotoza
  • Awards Show Hosts: Tye Tribbett, Jekalyn Carr
  • Bandit Lites Reps: Mike Golden, Don Lockridge


  • 2 grandMA2 Full consoles
  • Elation Smarty Hybrids (beam effects, air gobos)
  • Ayrton Ghiblis (key light/backlight/overhead gobos)
  • Claypaky B-EYE K20’s (color toning, TV eye candy)
  • Robe Spikies (beam effects)
  • Solaris Flares
  • GLP impression X4’s (audience lighting/color toning)

Event Details:

Bandit Lites once again provided the gear — nearly 220 fixtures in all — for LD Mark Carver’s lighting design for the Stellar Awards for Gospel music. The 36th annual event was recorded at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and hosted by Tye Tribbett and Jekalyn Carr. The show was then aired Aug. 1 on BET. Along with honors for the year’s best performances in the genre, the show gave tribute to Gospel music icons and the genre’s longtime supporters.



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