To celebrate its growth and expansion, Mid South Audio will hold a grand opening from 2 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, for its new 20,000-square-foot facility which includes a state-of-the-art showroom, new office space, a warehouse, and a multi-room recording facility.
Sept. 28 also is the anniversary of the date Mid South Audio first opened for business 31 years ago. The new facility is located at 227 Milton-Ellendale Highway, Route 16, Milton. Reservations are required.
Kevin Short, founder and owner of Mid South, began construction in 2019 on the new facility that will feature products from many manufacturers, including Yamaha, QSC, Electro-Voice, Shure, Chauvet, Danley Audio, Data Video, Black Magic, Whirlwind, Rapco, Allen and Heath, Presonus, Sony, Middle Atlantic Products, Lynn Tech, Elation, JBL, AKG, Vivitek, Chamsys, Blizzard, Philips, One Systems, Audio-Technica, RCF and Da-Lite.
“The company had outgrown its original space in Georgetown. We needed more room to showcase the vast number of audio-video products we offer,” he said. “Our new showroom is the largest of its kind in Delaware.” Factory representatives will be available during the grand opening to answer questions regarding the products on display.
To demonstrate the new multi-room recording facility, Mid South Audio will record songs during the event with some of the finest session musicians in the world: Shane Keister, Paul Leim, Brent Mason, Bruce Bouton, David Pomeroy, Kim Parent and Charlie McCoy.
“The best way to see a new recording studio is to see it in action,” said Short. “The people who will perform are so talented! They are the best in the music business, having performed with acts as big as Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan.” More information on these musicians is available at www.midsouthaudio.com/grand-opening.
Acclaimed Nashville legend McCoy will sign copies of his book “Fifty Cents and a Box Top: The Creative Life of Nashville Session Musician Charlie McCoy.” The musicians have agreed to take questions from the audience immediately after the session.
Also, showcasing MSA's stage, sound and lighting abilities, there will be four live outdoor performances from 2 to 7 p.m. by nationally acclaimed artists: Paul Baloche, Allie Coleen, CJ Solar and Jenny Tolman.
Mid South Audio cares about the safety of those attending the Sept. 28 event. Temperatures will be checked before attendees can enter, and masks are required. Reservations are also required. To register, call 302-856-6993 or go to midsouthaudio.com.
For 31 years, Mid South Audio has been the go-to audiovisual company in Delaware.