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January 7, 2023

The Chicago Music Cruise brings 300+ fans of 7th Heaven to the Caribbean every year. This past couple of years have been on board Wonder of the Seas. I had the pleasure of working with Royal Caribbean International's staff to put on 4 shows to remember. This show required me to program and run the show on a Hog 4.



July 19, 2022

In 2022 Citadel held their 8th annual gala this years theme was A Night At The Moulin Rouge. The night was full of exciting performances including the big Can Can performance. This year had its share of challenges from load in days full of thunderstorms to the tent arrangement changing the first day of load in.


June 1, 2022

7th Heaven is a local Chicagoland based band performing covers and originals. Touring across the Midwest they perform on average 300 shows a year. with their hectic show schedule they needed a show with detailed programming and durable gear with an ease of load-in in mind.



August 14, 2021

Hideseek is a 10,00 square foot immersive experience with 15 immersive rooms each following the theme of childhood nostalgia. JKL and Illuminate Collective partnered to design, install, and program the experience.


January 1, 2021

This year has been different for everyone. Kids have transitioned from learning at their desks to their kitchen tables. Parents left their cubicle for their couch. Everyone had to put their lives on hold and stay close to their love ones on zoom. For Joe Klamerus from JKL this year has been nothing but shocking.  Normally he spends his year working on concerts and special events, but this year has been far from it. March was a stressful month for everyone especially the live event industry. The entire industry shut down overnight millions of people lost their jobs and 100% of their income. One of those people is Joe. He’s seen the whole roller coaster of Covid-19 from its ups to its downs. Knowing that it wouldn’t go away anytime soon he wanted to try and make something special for families to enjoy. When he realized that a Christmas light display was the one thing, he could do to bring joy to families. This year’s light display was the biggest he’s ever done. With over 25,000 lights and months of planning/programming he was able to create a spectacle in his front yard. The lights are programmed to 6 songs for a total of 20 minuets. After seeing how much joy this has brought to the community, he has decided to bring it back for years to come each year making it bigger.

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September  1, 2020

Joe Klamerus Lighting will be joining our fellow brothers and sisters in the entertainment industry to show support and raise awareness of our industry. 

  • Live events employ over 12 million people.

  • Live events contributes over $1 trillion annually to the US economy.

  • 95% of live events have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

  • 96% of companies have cut staff and/or wages.

  • 77% of people in the live events industry have lost 100% of their income, including 97% of 1099 workers.

On September 1st, 2020, #WeMakeEvents, a coalition of trade bodies, businesses, unions, and live events workers, will light up their venues, homes, and cities red in over 1,500 locations across North America to raise public and media awareness in support of the live events sector. 

 If any company or organization is in need of lighting equipment to light their buildings red contact us as soon as possible we are here to help.


August  6, 2020

Over the past couple of weeks we helped Illuminate Collective with gear, editing and filming. The 2 hour long live stream features interviews, performances, and special appearances. This event supports Special Olympics Illinois.



August 4, 2020

Joe Klamerus lighting is now renting Inflatable outdoor movie systems. With the Covid-19 pandemic still at large and many people still home with their families whats better than relaxing in your own backyard and watching a movie together. We provide the system and you provide the movie. We also have systems for community events/drive-ins.


June 30, 2020

Over the past month Joe Klamerus Lighting collaborated with Illuminate Collective on the redesign and maintenance of Austins Fuel Room in Libertyville IL. The project Consisted of Cleaning and repair of over 50 lights and redesigning the newly renovated venue. We also helped with their new video wall which covered the back of the stage. 2 new PTZ cameras where installed and a full Resolume Arena system was setup.

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