Live Event and Production Testimonials


Van Morrison – Joni Mitchell – Elvis Costello – Kaleo – Hozier – Brandi Carlile – Jackson Browne – Bonnie Raitt

KD Lang – Boz Skaggs – John Mayall – Allison Krause -John Prine – The Neville Brothers – Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant said her folk fest set was the best sound she’s ever had during any live show, period. Not a festival show, not

an outdoor show, ANY show.”

Terry Wickham,


Edmonton Folk Festival

I have been meaning to contact everybody to thank you for all your good work this year. I really like the working relationship between Stage Loaders and Allstar; it went so smoothly despite all the challenges weather-wise. It is a lot of work to be done in a short period of time. And, as always, an excellent show was delivered. Appreciate all your expertise and dedication to the Festival. Look forward to working with everybody again next year. Danny and Rodger, please extend our gratitude to the rest of the Allstar crew.

Thank you.

Mike Ford

Production Manager

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Keith Urban Rexall Place

Everything went great, real good show. Crew worked real hard and gave me everything I needed. Thanks.

John Lucksinger

Production Manager-Keith Urban

Thanks for a great job on venue production, all of your crew guys were wonderful to work with. I think KU & all the

production crew &band hit a grand slam in Edmonton. Hope to cross paths in the near future.

Randy “Baja” Fletcher

Keith Urban Production Mgr.


On behalf of the 1,300 employees and the entire leadership team at Dell Edmonton, we want to commend you and your amazing crew for pulling off a miracle in the snow and cold of late November so we could have all our employees meet with our company’s chairman and founder, Michael Dell, in a huge tent behind our building. Everyone we turned to in Edmonton said it couldn’t be done – and you and your team proved them wrong! Braving extreme record low temperatures and drifting snow that drove even the hardiest construction workers indoors for almost a week, your put up a giant 50X120-foot tent, kept the heaters working overtime and gave us a safe and comfortable venue where no one else could or would on November 29. Combined with a great staging, sound and lighting set-up second-to-none, your efforts allowed our time with Michael Dell to be the highlight of our year.

Thank you for your incredible, uncomplaining “can-do” positive attitude, for solving problems continually as they came on in a stream, for motivating your team to do their best despite incredible odds, and thereby allowing us to have the event we had dreamed of for months. It was a home run and a hat trick all rolled into one, for which we are deeply grateful and which we will not forget for some time to come. We look forward to working with you again on future large events and heartily recommend your highly professional and motivated crew to any other potential customers. You are clearly the best in your business! Sincerely, and on behalf or our Site Lead Dave Vanden Bosch and the entire

Dell Edmonton leadership team,


Manager, Communications

Dell Edmonton

Boodang Music: Tiesto, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Above and Beyond, Diplo, Rezz

It goes without saying, there are a lot of pieces that need to fall into place for events like this to be successful. People behind the scenes like Mark Planche and Chris Pauze from Allstar Show Industries. These are the guys that work throughout the night / day to get the sound / lights/ video / sfx working and looking their best. thank you for your hard work. Thanks to Rodger Boyce at Allstar Show Industries for supporting us throughout the years.

Martin K

Boodang Canada

“Huge shoutout to the production team for the endless hours you out in to making our dreams come true. Thank you to Mark Planche ChrisPauze, Steph Dewhurst, Nevin Tarnowski, Kyle Garner and Poncho Valentino Lucero you are truly the A team!”

Boodang Music Canada


You should all be very proud of your contributions as I’ve heard nothing but amazing feedback from our guests and valued donors. Thank you again for making this a great first experience as the technical lead for gala. Your expertise is unrivaled and greatly appreciated.

Danny Israel, Technical Lead for the Snowflake Gala,

Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for supporting Snowed In, our online Stollery spectacular! We’re excited to share that we raised more than $363,000 in gross revenue to help advance children’s physical and mental health care at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

Your gift is an investment in the best people, programs, equipment and research to make sure the Stollery remains among the best children’s hospitals in the country and the most specialized in all of Western Canada. Thank you again – it wouldn’t have been possible

without you. Together, we can give all kids the best chance to live a long and healthy life

Mike House, MBA, ICD.D

President & CEO

Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Power Within/Bill Clinton

Thank you for the attention you gave our show with Bill Clinton. Your crew did a great job and it was a pleasure working with them. I look forward to working with you again in the coming future.”

Art Silveira,

Artistic Director,

The Power Within

Edmonton Klondike Days

“Thank you all once again for being an integral part of making Klondike Days a success. The

professionalism and expertise we get from Allstar year after year is a reflection of the hard work

and dedication of each member of the staff.

Sue Tomchuk

Manager of Events

Lynyrd Skynyrd

“We were all pleased with the system and the techs. Our LD Jon Tosarello was very happy with everything, you will probably hear from him directly. As for audio, John Watson was happy with the PA, sounded great and was quite pleased. He was also very impressed with the audio tech you sent, very impressed. So we will keep you and your company in the very positive file for future work. As for me, our communication was excellent. We were able to work things out quickly without any real issues, you rose to the occasion. Tosarello and I liked working with you”.

Thanks, Steve Voudouris

Tour Manager

“Lynyrd SkynyrdI am sending you an email to tell you what a GREAT JOB Chris and Chelsea did. They were great, the gear was great and the load in / out went great!. I’ve mentioned to Steve Voudouris that I would like to use Allstar (with Chris and Chelsea of course) for any and all future gigs we do in the area. Thank you for reaching out and I look forward to the next time”.

Regards, Jonny “Tosar” Tosarello

Lighting Designer/Director



Amy Grant – Michael W Smith – Casting Crows – Hillsong – Arlen Salte

You were such an important part of all of this. Without you we would not be able to see over 15,000 leaders and influencers from over 1,000 churches under one roof, being renewed and equipped for effective ministry. Elsa and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the superb job you did at Break Forth Canada 2013. You and your team made this the best year ever.

The compliments on the quality of sound, lighting and the killer LED wall seem non-stop. You are a gift to us and to the thousands of people who were profoundly blessed and encouraged.

Please pass on our thanks to everyone at Allstar who did such an exceptional job.

With Gratitude,

Arlen and Elsa

Dear Rodger –

Elsa and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the superb job you did at Break Forth. You and your team made this the best year ever. The compliments on the quality of sound, lighting and the killer LED wall seem non-stop. You are a gift to us and to the thousands of people who were profoundly blessed and encouraged. Please pass on our thanks to everyone at Allstar who did such an exceptional job.

With Gratitude,

Arlen and Elsa

The City of Edmonton

“I commend Allstar Show Industries on your professional handling of this situation. You saved me from a far-reaching embarrassing situation and who wouldn’t appreciate THAT!!!

Thank you again for your patience, promptness and professionalism … . Believe me, I WILL be recommending AllStar Show Industries Inc. to any City employees looking to hire a great audio/show company!!”

Nancy Shave

Office of Environment and Energy Deputy City Manager’s Office

City of Edmonton

The Ford World Men’s Curling Championship

Allstar was extremely professional and provided the very best equipment for audio, lighting and video required for the various venues associated with the Worlds. This included the Keith’s Patch, Canada Club, Opening Banquet, Sponsors Reception, Closing Banquet and Volunteer Recognition Party. Another notable was the move of the Patch venue half way through the event to increase capacity for spectators. The move was seamless and Allstar was a partner in that happening. Your willingness to attend pre-event meetings and offer suggestions was helpful. Your ability to work with the various committee members and other contractors made set-up, the event and tear down easy for all parties involved.

Janna Tominuk,

Event Coordinator

University of Alberta/ Lexus Group

I just wanted to pass along our thanks and compliments to Ryan for doing our Sound at the U Of A Hospital last night. He did a great job and Carrie Doll (Facilitator of our panel) was impressed – she cannot remember a time when a panel of 4 plus facilitators didn’t have feedback issues at all. So kudos to Ryan for a job well done. We also appreciated that he adjusted the sound as needed in a spot that occasionally was noisy from other areas. Thanks so much!

Kathryn Luedtke,

Office Manager, The Luxus Group

Bad Religion

I’d just like to thank the crew at the PID show, David, Spencer, Russ and Declan. What could have been a difficult day turned out to be easy and a great show for BAD RELIGION (and I’m sure for all others as well). My requests were met with a smile and executed perfectly. The PA sounded great! If you would kindly pass on my regards, I would appreciate it and I look forward to working with them all again soon.

Ronnie Kimball

Doss Audio Services Inc/BAD RELIGION

Los Angeles


On behalf of City Council and the citizens of Edmonton, Alberta’s Capital City, I extend a sincere thank you for assisting with the Royal Visit on Wednesday, May 25, 2005. Your support of this event played a key role in the overall success of the day. You and your crew deserve great credit for making Churchill Square look great. I know all members of your team spent a great deal of time planning all of the technical requirements and it showed, the program was flawless. The warm hospitality and great work ethic of people like you is the foundation upon which our reputation as a great place to live, and to do business, is built. Thank you for a job well done and I look forward to working with you on future projects.

Yours truly,

Stephen Mandel Mayor


I want to thank all of your team in Calgary. It’s always a pleasure to work with your guys. They are professional and careful with our equipment. I hope to work again with you in the future.

Fadi Maalouf, Chargé de Project

Project Manager


Calgary Philharmonic

Thanks Trevor, Your guys were amazing. It couldn’t possibly have gone better!


Frank Gallant

Associate Director, Production

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra


“As always, we were extremely pleased with the quality of service provided by Allstar Show Ind.. I look forward to working

with you again in the future.“

Niki Munro,


Musicfest Canada

“Just a quick note to express my appreciation to you and your incredible staff for the outstanding job done in the production of MusicFest Canada.

Stephen Barden,

Technical Director

The Juno Awards/CTV Television

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Allstar for the outstanding work and participation on the Juno Awards production over the weekend. We are extremely pleased with our final product and the Allstar PA sound support was an important part to the production….You guys delivered!! Thanks again and we look forward to collaborate with All Star on future productions.

David Azoulay

Technical Producer/Senior Technical Director CTV Television

The Shumka Dancers

The evening was, all in all, a grand evening! … I appreciate so much everything you’ve done for us these past months. [The crew] was just great – they were wonderful to work with and very helpful and nice. Again, a great, big, huge Shumka thank you for all you’ve done for us!! I look forward to working with you again.

Tammy Dubetz, General Manager

Ukrainian Shumka Dancers

Shumka School of Dance

The City of Calgary/The Calgary Flames

“I just wanted to drop you a short note thanking you for your participation in our CFL Western Division Championship Rally” Also, Thank you and your staff for the extra effort put into making the Calgary Flames Reception a success.”

Edsel Hilchie,

City of Calgary

Tri Bach Festival

“…We at the TriBach Production Office would like to acknowledge the time, energy and effort of the people at Allstar who helped make all this possible. Because of the good will and cooperation of everyone involved something quite extraordinary and exciting was produced.“

Fred Bunting,

Tri Bach Festival

The World Winter Olympics

“Words are impossible to find to express to you how very very pleased I am to know you, and how I feel our combined synergism aided the spectacular audio, which we produced for the Opening

and Closing Ceremonies of the XVth Winter Olympics. I will make it my business to find other ways for us to work together in the future.“

Laurence H. Estrin,

Best Audio

Calgary Stampede Association

“Once again, the combination of skilled & professional audio engineers, along with the expert installation of quality audio equipment which you supplied to us, contributed towards a high calibre presentation of the many entertainers that were featured.”

Vernon Meding

Superintendent Communications dept

International Street Performers Festival

“I would like to thank you once again for working cooperatively with us. The sound augmentation you provided worked beautifully at all locations. I look forward to working with you again next year.”

Dick Finkel,


Edmonton-Shaw Convention Center

I just wanted to congratulate you, Chris and the rest of the team on the production this past weekend. I have only seen positive reviews all around and how people were very impressed by the show.

Keep up the great work.

Martin Kloepfer

World Police and Fire Games

“The sound systems and reinforcement equipment provided by Allstar proved to be ideal for our needs. The feedback I received from the performers was all extremely positive.”

Brian Wagner Manager,

Entertainment World Police/Fire Games

Regina Downtown Business Association

… my compliments to your team at Allstar. My co-director and I were very pleased with the décor lighting and your team’s first rate customer service. You have a very talented and creative team, who were a pleasure to work.…especially when it came to putting on special events (ie: Green Day, Deal or No Deal, etc.) I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for providing your expertise and advice throughout the planning stages and look forward to working with you and your Allstar team again in the future.

Tracy Fahlman

Executive Director

University of Calgary Students Union

“The Students’ Union has worked with ALLSTAR for a number of years now and has been more than satisfied with all the services they have provided. The staff are very courteous and complete professionals in all our business dealings with them. Allstar have shown themselves to be a truly reliable and creative organization.”

Greg Curtis

Program Director

MS Society of Canada

The stage you were able to secure and set up in less than five hours … looked fabulous. It would not have happened without you and your team…. Allstar’s contribution to our event saved the day and we will be forever grateful. Allstar Show Industries went above and beyond by staying within our monetary budget concerns, especially with a last minute rental.Kathy Mendes

Manager of Development

Enerflex MS Walk

Calgary Jazz Fest

“I am writing to let you know how pleased the Calgary Jazz Festival is with your continued support and high quality sound production for the Festival. It’s a rare combination to have the best quality sound and staff available.”

Nelson Whalen


The Works Art and Design Festival

Thank you for you support of The Works Arts & Design Festival …. This kind of accomplishment would not have been possible without Allstar Show Industries’ commitment to the visual arts.

Dawn Sunders Dahl

Director of Programming and Marketing

Amber Rooke

Director of Programs and Production

Run for the Cure

Just wanted to send a quick note of thanks for all that All Star provided for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure event on Sunday, October 5. The finish line structure looked great this year, the sound was perfect and thanks to your team for helping us hang up our signage. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for our event.

Thanks Again, until next year

Natasha Robb

Coordinator, CIBC Run for the Cure

Edmonton & Fort McMurray

The Edmonton Music Awards

The Edmonton Music Awards is dedicated to the goal of annually celebrating, honouring and rewarding creativity and diversity in the Edmonton Music Community. Our vision is to acknowledge, celebrate and promote Edmonton music and musicians in all forms. This June marked our 5th year in existence with our most ambitious event ever, and we are proud to say that this has been our best year yet! The partnership of a tireless event team and generous sponsors, like yourselves, had truly made this year’s event spectacular for our guests. We are writing today to thank you for being a Sponsor for our 2015 Edmonton Music Awards Gala. We are proud to partner with Allstar Show Industries and look forward to continuing to build a valuable and mutually beneficial relationship. Without the assistance of community-‐minded individuals just like you, we wouldn’t be able to celebrate the musical achievements in our community every year. It is our sincere hope that you will join us again when we create an even bigger and better event in support of the Edmonton

Musical Community.

Steve Derpack,

Director of Sponsorship & Marketing

Turf Vancouver

AllStar built our new sound system for our second fitness studio in Vancouver. We were so impressed with the outcome we had them work to optimize our first studio. Both Fred and Bryan gave amazing experience and were 100% available for every question and concern. The product is amazing but what really sets them apart is the great customer service.

Angela Hartman

Vice President + General Manager

TurF Vancouver