When it comes to a 4th of July party, Nathan’s Hot Dogs on Coney Island in New York does it right. An estimated crowd of over 40,000 pack the corner of Surf and Stillwell in front of the landmark original Nathan’s location in the Coney Island bureau of Brooklyn. Over one-million people view the legendary event on ESPN, now in its 98th year.
To cover the sprawling crowd, Amawalk-based Audio Production Services is called in to provide sound for the event. Having to work with a widespread open facility, cover the stage, and maintain the decorum mandated by the national TV broadcast, APS uses a combination of RCF TTL31A active line arrays with dB Technologies DVA-T12 and DVA-T4 boxes. For stage coverage, a combination of dB Technologies K70 compact active speakers and DVX DM12 monitors.