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Big Machine Music City Grand Prix 2021

(Inaugural Year)   Event Signage

This is one of those projects that makes us grateful beyond words to call Nashville, TN our home base. Music City is uniquely designed and primed to host events on a massive scale, from the NFL Draft to music festivals to sports franchises of all kinds ... and now the IndyCar Series – the premier level of open-wheel racing in the United States, and the fastest cars in the world.

We could not be more excited to be part of the inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix and design the event signage, banners and stages that took over downtown Nashville for three days of high-octane thrills.

Shout out to Big Visual Group for producing and installing everything we designed, and to the entire Music City Grand Prix organization for bringing us onto the crew. Can't wait to see this event back in Nashville for many years to come!


record setting viewership

on-track series




to the music city economy

a large sign wrapped around the corner of a building, overlooking the race track
two Stadium Super Trucks doing doughnuts nose-to-nose
large truss signage for gate 1 event entry at the base of the pedetrian bridge
large truss signage for gate 2 area entry
large truss signage for the indycar paddock
Kristen Moser (manager, event operations) driving wayfinding signage around in a utility cart
gate 6 entryway mockup
bright yellow wraps branding the entrance to the pedestrian bridge
a huge sign at the top of the pedestrian bridge
a vinyl banner spanning the length of Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, a very photogenic section of the race track
point of sale beverage menus
point of sale food menus
dining area table tents and table clings
stage banner for the New Sound of Nashville stage
stage banner and scrims for the main stage
a massive crowd listening to live music at the main stage
welcome members Club RPM VIP area signage
grandstands packed with people watching the main event: the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix
finish line flag stand banner wraps
victory circle stage banners
three winners on the podium, spraying champagne over a cheering crowd
fireworks over the Cumberland River

"A HUGE thank you for all Pen & Mug did to make this event such a huge success. Your attention to detail was amazing, you were quick, and you did it all with an amazing attitude. You are very much appreciated....THANK YOU!"

Brittany Olsen

Premium Hospitality Manager

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