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New England’s Big E Fair Gets Video Assist from Zasco Productions

PLSN Staff • Projection Connection News • August 29, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, MA — The Eastern States Exposition, also known as the Big E, drew more than 1.3 million attendees from New England and beyond last year. This year’s fair, set for Sept. 13-29, is set to stage performances by The Beach Boys, Don Felder, Kix Brooks and Hunter Hayes, among others. Zasco Productions LLC is providing LED video support.

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CHICOPEE, MA – KMJ Video, the exclusive video production provider of the Big E, has chosen Zasco Productions LLC to provide large format outdoor video displays on their behalf in the Xfinity Arena. The 17 day festival, which boasted more than 1.3 million attendees last year, will serve as the debut event for Zasco’s new high-resolution, highly-versatile LED video display. The ‘big-screens’ will be used to deliver KMJ’s video to fans at the festival.

“This is one of the biggest events in New England, so it’s a natural home for such a big piece of display technology,” said President and Owner Michael Zaskey. “The Big E has given music fans a series of outstanding shows in the Xfinity Arena every year, but audiences are demanding bigger and better productions, so it’s exciting to be part of something that will really take the visual experience to an even higher level.”

2013’s lineup boasts veteran acts like former-Eagle Don Felder, and country legend Kix Brooks. In addition up and coming stars like Hunter Hayes, who boasts one of the top songs on Billboard’s Hot Country chart, will perform for fans. The large, open-air venue inside the festival has seating for over 6,000. Large, vibrant LED displays will enhance the viewing experience, and bring each spectator closer to the stars.

Last month, Zasco Productions announced the acquisition of an LED display system from Oracle LED Systems of Los Angeles. Their Black Widow HD9 product is a high-resolution, high-brightness display that can be used to display stunning video or graphics in any environment. The display panels are the same type as those installed permanently at outdoor entertainment destinations in Las Vegas.

“Deciding to invest in LED technology was easy,” Zaskey said. “Deciding what product was the right fit for our customers was a painstaking process. In the end, we realized that great entertainment company’s believed in the Oracle product because it was well-designed, rugged, and visually brilliant.”

The Eastern States Exposition is an annual event in West Springfield, Mass that has roots back to 1917. It opens on the second Friday after Labor Day, and runs for 17 days. More information on the exposition, including the entertainment lineup, and other attractions can be found at



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