Northwestern University Dillo Day

Dillo Day began in 1972 when the Northwestern University Texans held a small celebration in honor of the official mammal of their home state. More than 40 years later, Dillo Day is the largest student-run music festival in the nation, hosted at the Northwestern Lakefill on the shore of Lake Michigan. Nationally and locally known artists play on two stages; this year’s entertainment for the approximately 10,000 attendees included The Mowgli’s, Schoolboy Q, Cashmere Cat, Dial Up, DJ Hayden James, Derek Carter, among others.

Sound Works Productions, Inc. (Mokena, IL) brought in NEXO line array systems for the two festival stages. The main stage consisted of 32 NEXO GEO T boxes,16 CD18s, 4 PS10for fills, and NX 4x4 amps powered the system. The second stage consisted of 12 NEXO GEO S12 line array boxes, 4 RS18 Ray Subs, and 2 PS10s for fills, powered by NX 4x4 amplifiers.

Ontop of Audio, Sound Works Productions also provides Lighting, Video, and Staging for the event.

Eric Lindholm