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Performance Lighting Chicago: A One-Stop Shop for Memorable Live Events
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Performance Lighting Chicago, located on 395 Kent Avenue, is a full-service production company specializing in theatrical stage lighting along with additional services in audio, video, staging, and labor to create unforgettable events.

The company was founded in 1985 by two brothers, Douglas and Bob Peterson. Douglas has a background as a CPA small business consultant and was a U.S. marine. Bob was a stage lighting professional. Together, they had the knowledge and vision to start something of their own. Over the years, Performance Lighting Chicago has built a remarkable stage lighting portfolio.

Creating memorable experiences with light

The company first started out in the concert touring industry working with renowned artists like George Thorogood, George Benson, REO Speedwagon, and Bob Seger. Since then, they've gone to work with mainstream artists like Jackson Browne, Pantera, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, and KISS.

But it doesn’t stop at music. Performance Lighting Chicago recently provided lighting for the Chicago Wolves, installing 24 lighting fixtures within the arena that highly integrate with video and pyro effects. They’ve also worked with renowned brands like Nike to create memorable consumer experiences.

Creating a “wow” factor at your next corporate event

Performance Lighting Chicago leverages their creativity, deep technical knowledge, and dedicated client services to deliver a unique client experience, even under the most dynamic event circumstances. With experiential marketing becoming more popular with companies, both small and large, they make it easy to take corporate events, trade shows, conferences or meetings to the next level while increasing engagement and the overall aesthetic of the event.

Not to mention, they know a thing or two about traveling to wherever the event is taking place. With their background in concert touring, the Performance Lighting Chicago team can effortlessly deliver event production systems to any venue in North America.

Creating a great experience starts with a great team

Today, leadership continues to drive a positive and efficient work culture at Performance Lighting Chicago. “We know how to hire and recruit the right people,” stated Sales and Marketing Manager of Performance Lighting Chicago, Tyler Armentrout.

Fun fact about Performance Lighting Chicago — Douglas’ license plate, “PLZ B KND” aligns with the company’s mission, vision, and values. “Kind and considerate interaction is something that’s really important to us,” stated Tyler. “With a renewed focus on the Performance Lighting family, we continue to take a humanitarian approach to our mission and vision statement.”

Connecting with the Elk Grove Village community

Performance Lighting Chicago has been here for 25 years. “It’s a fantastic community to be a part of, in addition to the resources available to local businesses.” stated Tyler.

Performance Lighting Chicago is looking to connect with local businesses and become more actively involved in the Elk Grove Village community. To get in touch, reach out to Tyler Armentrout at Learn more about Performance Lighting Chicago by visiting or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.