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Luck & Thanks

Here at Bradfield Stage Lighting, we are lucky enough to work with some of the loveliest clients and organizations in town. We got the nicest letter recently that reminded us of this, and it was so lovely we felt it should be shared.

We are proud to have been part of the Volunteer State Horseman’s Foundation Iroquois Steeplechase for so many years. It’s an important Nashville tradition, and one that we love helping with. Working with such kind, gracious people as the event planners at Event Logistics makes it even more wonderful! Thank YOU for including us in such a Nashville institution, and thank you to ALL of our clients for continually reminding us why we do this and how lucky we are!



Lipman/ Orthwein Wedding featured on Style Blueprint blog!

Check out the Style Blueprint blog about the beautiful Lipman/ Orthwein Wedding that we provided lighting for back in September!

Lipman/ Orthwein Wedding


It was a truly wonderful event with such a distinct personal touch, and the lighting design helped tie the decor together as well as highlighting the natural features of the beautiful Middle Tennessee farm setting.  And as always, we were honored to work alongside such an incredible team of area vendors and event professionals!

We love happy customers!

Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority here at Bradfield Stage Lighting. We strive to provide clients with effective, beautiful lighting solutions, which makes notes like these so delightful to receive:






We have the best customers, and we are so grateful to be a part of incredible events like these!

Follow us on twitter!

Hey there!

Exciting days here at Bradfield Stage Lighting: we have joined Twitter!

Check us out at @bradfieldlights to check in with us to see what exciting new things we are up to!

We have some fun content in store, as well as information about specials, sales, and other updates. We’d love if you’d stop by and follow us for an exclusive look behind the scenes at the best event lighting company in Nashville!

Sale!! Sale!! Sale!!

That’s right!  We are holding a Back-To-School Sale!  From now until the end of September all in stock gobos are $10 each (see list below for an in stock inventory).  Select gobos from Rosco, GAM and Apollo are available.  Sizes vary.

Rosco, Lee and GAM Gel is “buy 12 sheets/get one free” and the box of Mystery Gel is $3 per sheet.  What is “Mystery Gel” you ask?  It is assorted brands of gel piled in a box.  If you just need a random color for a special or are wanting a deal you can come dig through the box to see what you can find.  Please note that these prices are good while supplies last.

gobo inventory

BSL Open House!

Bradfield Stage Lighting would like to cordially invite you to an Open House and New Technology Showcase here at our offices, 620A Davidson Street, Nashville, TN 37213, on March 15th (The Ides of March!) from 1-5pm. We would love if you could drop by during that time and check out some exciting new gear we will have in house that day!

If you have any questions please let us know, and we hope to see you next Friday!96g10/huch/3458/16

Now a Lee Filters Dealer!


Just wanted to let everyone know that we have added Lee Filters to our stock, and we are now able to get all those delicious colors into your hands! Our stocking order should arrive in about a week, so let us know how we can help you!

Drop on by to pick up a Lee Swatchbook!

In the meantime, check out the Lee Filters site to see what will soon be on our shelves!

Bradfield’s new educational outreach

My name is Anne Willingham and I am the new Educational Outreach Director at Bradfield Stage Lighting.  We have just launched an education program designed specifically to help high school drama teachers.   We know that often teachers are asked to not only teach a full load of drama and performance classes, but are also expected to teach the technical elements as well.  On top of a full class load you are asked to design the show, build and paint the set, hang the lights and see that all of the technical chores are done.  It is a lot of ground to cover, especially if technical theatre is not your forte`.

We would like to help!  We now offer a variety of classes on lighting, scenery and design.  We would be happy to present either a classroom based lecture for your students or a hands-on workshop for students and volunteers.  If you have a need that is not being covered by the technical theatre community please let me know and we will try to help. 
I would love the opportunity to come meet you and hear about your program.  There are exciting things going on in Middle Tennessee!   I have a “bag of swag” for you and would relish the chance to come tromp around your theatre space.  I am, after all, a theatre nerd at heart and love poking around backstage.  Drop me an email and let me know what I can do for you (

Part B of our outreach is this blog.  Every week or so I will be posting a new entry.  These entries will range from how-to help for the DIY theatre tech to tales from backstage to new equipment that I am excited about.  You just never know what will show up.  If you have a topic you would like discussed feel free to email me and let me know.  I will do my best to cover it. 

Education is key to building strong theatre technicians.   We are excited to have the chance to help train the next generation!  Let us know how we can help you!

We love making people happy!

Here at Bradfield Stage Lighting, we consider a happy client the highest praise. We strive to go above and beyond, so when we hear that we’ve helped create a successful event for our customers we are ecstatic. Here are some of the many compliments we’ve received lately!


Looking Back… (and forward)

How things can change in a year…

One year ago, from May 1st to May 3rd, following 13″ of furious rain, the Cumberland and Harpeth Rivers swelled over their banks, and Nashville was the site of a catastrophic flood. Situated as we are on the bank of the Cumberland River, we at Bradfield Stage Lighting also experienced the devastation that was felt all across the city. With roughly 3 1/2′ of water in our warehouse and offices, we knew we had a long cleanup ahead of us.

What was so amazing was the support of our friends, churches, and even our competitors. So many people came and helped us during the arduous clean-up process, and we can never express how grateful we were, not only for the help (which we so needed) but for the show of support and solidarity.

Now, one year later, the Great Flood of 2010 is anything but forgotten. Like the rest of the city, we are still feeling the repercussions, as well as sorting through remainders of the mess. But, by the grace of God, we are still here, and for that, we are so very grateful.

As illustration, here are two photos, taken almost exactly a year apart. The first shows our office space after we cut away the ruined walls and started trying to find our way back. The plant in the picture was submerged, and like the rest of us, was very unhappy about it.

The second picture shows that same plant, one year later, occupying the same spot in our renovated offices.

It has managed to thrive, and with the help and support of our friends, colleagues, and customers, so have we. And for that, we say: