Behind the scenes at Summerfest

CREATED Jul 5, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - The music sounds great at Summerfest, but it takes a lot of work to make that happen.

TODAY’S TMJ4 gets a behind-the-scenes look at the high-tech production at the world’s biggest music festival.

You come to Summerfest, and you want to hear your favorite band, but half the fun is seeing them too. And with the help of huge screens lining the stages, these acts are larger than life. It takes a coordinated effort to make it happen, and mission control gave us a look inside.

“We start planning for this in the winter every year,” said Josh Adams with Mindpool Live. “Live feeds going to the screens everyday and sometimes beyond that.”

Adams said that they keep track of all the stages and screens by hiring a lot of great people.

“We've grown with Summerfest,” he added. “Now we're doing 6 stages every night.”

Summerfest is winding down for the year, with only three more days of the 2013 festival left.