Lincoln Dinner at Iowa Events Center is First Look at Republican Hopefuls


The Republican Party of Iowa Lincoln Dinner is a fundraiser event for the Republican Party of Iowa and was especially important this year, as it provided the nation with an opportunity to take a snapshot look at current and potential candidates running for the Presidency. The event was a sellout and speakers included Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, Rand Paul, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Scott Walker. The dinner was May 16, 2015, in the Grand Ballroom of the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Markey’s provided the professional stage lighting needed for the national media and press who were in attendance, and major news networks were broadcasting live from the event. High Definition cameras and projectors were used for IMAG and video recording. For the stage design, Markey’s provided a 40’x 20' shark tooth scrim with 10 Martin Stagebar lights to provide a simple yet striking blue light backdrop against the six Iowa and USA flags lined up behind the podium.

An additional service provided by Markey’s was to incorporate a D’San Digital Speaker timer system and Operator to ensure that no candidate exceeded the strict 10 minute time slot they were allowed.  At the client’s request, the microphone was to be cut if anyone went over and exit music played through the PA.



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