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New Equipment Added to Production Inventory!
4/9/17, 12:30PM: Kelcema Audio has increased their production inventory over the past couple of months, helping to ensure successful events! Over the past three months, Kelcema has added new electrical cables (with custom company printing!), over one thousand feet of SDI (video) cable, a new Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD live production video switching system, 7,000 lumen video projectors, several Staging Concepts SC90 4' x 8' staging decks, and now Shure ULX-D digital wireless microphone systems. Contact Us Today to talk about how this new gear can help make your next event really shine!
upcoming gigs.

  • September 8th to 10th, 2017:
    Tinnubulation Music Festival, Spokane, WA
  • September 13th, 2017:
    People's Co-Op Fall Harvest Festival, Portland, OR
  • September 23rd, 2017:
    Ballard Fall Fisherman's Festival, Ballard, WA
  • September 24th to 28th, 2017:
    "Hiring Our Heroes" by US Chamber of Commerce, Joint-Base Lewis McChord, WA
  • October 20th to 22nd, 2017:
    AquatiFur, Wisconsin
  • November 3rd to 5th, 2017:
    PAWSCon, San Jose, CA
  • November 10th to 12th, 2017:
    AnthroNW, Seattle, WA
  • November 25th to 26th, 2017:
    2017 Amica Seattle Marathon, Seatte, WA
  • December 31st, 2017:
    Generator Rental, Tacoma First Night Out, Tacoma, WA
    past gigs.
  • January 12th to 15th, 2017:
    FURther Confusion convention, San Jose, CA
  • February 3rd, 2017:
    Seattle University "Battle of the Bands," Seattle, WA
  • February 15th, 2017:
    Kelcema Audio speaks at Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Leads & Needs,
    Vancouver, WA
  • February 22nd, 2017:
    Seattle Generator Rental,
    Tukwila, WA
  • March 22nd to 27th, 2017:
    Texas Furry Fiesta,
    Dallas, TX
  • April 20th-22nd, 2017:
    Generation 4 Truth Conference, Vancouver, WA
  • April 23rd, 2017:
    Seattle Counseling Service- 13th Annual ICON Fundraiser, Seattle, WA
  • May 5th, 2017:
    Nathan Hale High School Dance, Seattle, WA
  • May 11th to 14th, 2017:
    Everfree NW, SeaTac, WA
  • May 12th, 2017:
    Coastal Conservation Association of Washington, SW WA Chapter Annual Banquet, Ridgefield, WA
  • May 13th, 2017:
    St. John's Bizarre, Portland, OR
  • May 13th, 2017:
    c89.5 FM Listener Appreciation Party, Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle, WA
  • May 14th, 2017:
    Wanderlust 108, Portland, OR
  • May 20th, 2017:
    Bellevue Arthritis Walk, Renton, WA
  • May 21st, 2017:
    Wanderlust 108, Issaquah, WA
  • May 26th to 28th, 2017:
    Furlandia, Portland, OR
  • May 28th, 2017:
    Pride Asia, Seattle, WA
  • May 31st to June 3rd, 2017:
    BLFC, Reno, NV
  • June 2nd, 2017:
    South Kitsap Relay for Life, Port Orchard, WA
  • June 10th, 2017:
    Volunteer Park Festival by Seattle Pride, Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA
  • June 10th, 2017:
    Capitol Hill Pride Festival, Seattle, WA
  • June 11th, 2017:
    Global Pride March, Seattle, WA
  • June 17th-18th, 2017:
    Portland Pride Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR
  • June 23rd, 2017:
    Trans*Pride, Cal Anderson Park, Seattle, WA
  • June 24th, 2017:
    PrideFest Family Day, Cal Anderson Park, Seattle, WA
  • June 24th, 2017:
    PrideFest Street Festival, Sound Transit Main Station, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
  • June 24th, 2017:
    PrideFest Street Festival, Broadway, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
  • June 24th, 2017:
    PrideFest Queer Geeks & Gamers, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
  • June 25th, 2017:
    43rd Annual Seattle Pride Parade, Seattle, WA *A Kelcema Audio Loyal Client Event!
  • June 25th, 2017:
    11th Annual Seattle PrideFest, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA *An Inaugural Event for Kelcema Audio!
  • June 25th, 2017:
    PrideFest Queer Geeks & Gamers, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
  • July 25th-30th, 2017:
    Cable Ramps Rental, Oregon Brewer's Festival, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR
  • July 29th, 2017:
    Generator Rental, Port Orchard, WA
  • August 5th, 2017:
    Soulful Giving Foundation Blanket Concert, Troutdale, OR
  • August 5th to 12th, 2017:
    PA & Technician Rental, RSVP Cruises, Alaska Cruise 2017 (HAL from Seattle to Alaska and Canada)
  • August 9th to 12th, 2017:
    DJ Gear Rental, Summer Meltdown, Darrington, WA
  • August 18th, 2017:
    Generator Rental, Seattle Seahawks Pre-Season Game, Seattle, WA
  • August 20th, 2017:
    Generator Rental, Sumner, WA
  • August 25th, 2017:
    Generator Rental, Seattle Seahawks Pre-Season Game, Seattle, WA
  • August 25th, 2017:
    DJ Gear Rental, Reed College, Portland, OR
  • August 26th, 2017:
    Generator Rental, Parkland, WA
  • Another GREAT Year at FURther Confusion!
    1/20/17, 9:30AM: We just returned from our second trip to San Jose-based FURther Confusion's annual convention at the San Jose Convention Center. Building upon last year's very successful event, this year we provided 12 boxes of JBL VerTec VT4888 speakers, 12 JBL SRX728S dual-18" subwoofers, and our usual complement of JBL STX-series monitor wedges and VRX-series utility speakers.

    Kelcema Audio Owner Re-Elected President of Clark County Leads Direct.
    12/8/16, 12:30PM: Kelcema Audio Company Owner Ray Aberle has been serving as the President of local business networking group Clark County Leads Direct since May of 2016 when the former group President stepped down. With the regular election scheduled for Tuesday, December 6th, our owner, Ray Aberle, was nominated to continue as the group president, and this nomination was affirmed by all members in attendance.
    New Pipe & Drape Package Available
    To support our growing corporate client base, Kelcema Audio has added a large Pipe & Drape package to our inventory. See How Much Pipe & Drape is now available for your next event!
    QLX-D Wireless Inventory Boost
    To satisfy the increased demand for wireless solutions from our clients, we have doubled our inventory of Shure QLX-D wireless microphones. Learn what we have available for your show!
    Kelcema Audio at Seattle Marathon
    Our 4th year with this event, we again provided JBL VRX and STX speakers and Shure QLX-D Wireless Microphones for both the start & finish lines. Read More about how we've helped this event sound amazing!
    Campaign Appearances!
    11/4/16, 11:00AM: With Election Day 2016 upon us, we recognize that this has been a tumultuous election cycle this year. Because of the intense emotions that many people have regarding their preferred candidates, while we were involved with several campaign events this spring, we chose to not post as to what events we were doing and for whom.

    In as much as we are now just a few days away from Election Day 2016, we're now releasing the details of the work we did this spring, which included three rallies with Senator Sanders in his Presidential Campaign, and one with Former President Bill Clinton. This past month, we also provided for two Hillary Clinton events, one with her appearing in person and one for her daughter Chelsea.

    For all of these events, we provided high quality audio, lighting and staging services, often with very short notice, and in all cases, our campaign site leads were very pleased with the results. In one instance, where we deployed our WhisperWatt generator in under 4 hours from given notice, the campaign lead was shocked that we were able to pull that off, commenting that he's NEVER seen a large diesel generator obtained on such a short notice on a Saturday night!

    Just Added! 1-Ton CM Electric Motors
    We just purchased 2 1-Ton CM LodeStar chain motors for suspending our JBL VerTec VT4888 speaker system at shows. Read More about how these are improving our services!
    New Cases from Rock Hard Cases
    We've started a new relationship with Pacific Northwest-based case manufacturer Rock Hard Cases. With several cases already, find out how this will benefit our customers!
    Soulful Giving Show A Success!
    Our inaugural year with this event, we deployed our JBL VerTec sound system, along with staffing and power. Learn about the outcome, and see how delighted the clients are!
    New Dante-MY16-AUD Cards Arrive
    Just purchased are 2 new Audinate Dante-MY16-AUD Digital Interface Cards for our Yamaha digital mixing consoles. Read More about how these are integrated into our system.
    Seattle Pride 2016 Planning Progress
    We're getting ready for our 10th year working with Seattle Pride and their associated events. To learn about how we're involved with this event this year, Read More!
    ICON 2016 just around the corner!
    Celebrating the 12th ICON fundraising event, find out about this great event supporting the Seattle Counseling Service, and purchase tickets! Kelcema Audio will be there!
    New Blog Format
    2/12/16, 10:00AM: We're changing up how we post news items and blog entries. Since basic Search Engine Optimization techniques dictate that the more pages and information a website has, the more "authoritative" it is considered, from this point on all new News and Blog entries will be linked to in the main box above. Those entries will open new windows with the just released information that we want to share.
    Awesome Time in San Jose!
    1/22/16, 10:00AM: Our truck just got back this week from FURther Confusion in San Jose, CA. We brought a majority of our JBL VerTec 4888 3-way line array speakers, and ten JBL SRX728S Dual-18" subwoofers. Using delays programmed into our Crown I-Tech amplifiers, we deployed the subwoofers in a beamform array, "coupling" the low frequencies into a coverage pattern that eliminated nulls and dead spots in the room. Not only were we dislodging ceiling panels in their main room (24' high ceiling!), we were even observed rattling license plates in the convention center's parking garage! We also brought Dante interface cards with our LS9-32. With our LS9, and also using a Yamaha QL5 at Front of House, a 4-channel Ethercon snake and two Yamaha Rio stage boxes, we ran a full digital system. While the QL5 handled all Front of House and Monitor duties, the LS9-32 served as the video mixer for the live stream broadcast of all of the major events in the main ballroom. Fans across the country were able to tune into this live feed! Kelcema Audio: Using technology to improve the experience for everyone!
    2016 Events (All Shows Worked)
  • January 14th to 17th, 2016:
    FURther Confusion convention, San Jose, CA
  • February 5th, 2016:
    Seattle University "Battle of the Bands," Seattle, WA
  • March 20th, 2016:
    Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally, Vancouver, WA
  • March 21st, 2016:
    Hillary Clinton Campaign Rally, featuring President Bill Clinton, Spokane, WA
  • March 25th, 2016:
    Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally, Safeco Field, Seattle, WA
  • April 10th, 2016:
    Seattle Counseling Service- ICON Fundraiser, Seattle, WA
  • April 28th, 2016:
    Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally, Springfield, OR
  • April 30th, 2016:
    Cannabis Freedom March, Seattle, WA
  • April 30th, 2016:
    Due West Private Performance, Ridgefield, WA
  • May 6th, 2016:
    Coastal Conservation Association of Washington, SW WA Chapter Annual Banquet, Ridgefield, WA
  • May 14th, 2016:
    Bellevue Arthritis Walk, Renton, WA
  • May 14th, 2016:
    St. John's Bizarre, Portland, OR
  • May 15th, 2016:
    Wanderlust 108, Portland, OR
  • May 22nd, 2016:
    Wanderlust 108, Redmond, WA
  • May 27th to 29th, 2016:
    Furlandia, Portland, OR
  • June 3rd, 2016:
    South Kitsap Relay for Life, Port Orchard, WA
  • June 4th, 2016:
    Thurston County Relay for Life (DJ/MC Services)
  • June 4th, 2016:
    Greenlake Relay for Life (Generator Rental)
  • June 11th, 2016:
    Volunteer Park Festival by Seattle Pride, Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA
  • June 17th, 2016:
    Gig Harbor Relay for Life
  • June 18th, 2016:
    Rock N Roll Marathon, Seattle, WA
  • June 18th-19th, 2016:
    Portland Pride Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR
  • June 19th, 2016:
    Pride Asia, Hing-Hay Park, International District, Seattle, WA
  • June 24th, 2016:
    Trans*Pride, Cal Anderson Park, Seattle, WA
  • June 24th, 2016:
    Jordin Sparks at Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle, WA
  • June 25-26th, 2016:
    Capitol Hill Pride Festival, Seattle, WA
  • June 25th, 2016:
    PrideFest Family Day, Cal Anderson Park, Seattle, WA
  • June 25th, 2016:
    PrideFest Street Festival, Sound Transit Main Station, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
  • June 25th, 2016:
    Deborah Cox at Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle, WA
  • June 26th, 2016:
    42nd Annual Seattle Pride Parade, Seattle, WA
  • June 26th, 2016:
    10th Annual Seattle PrideFest, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
  • July 8th, 2016:
    North Kitsap Relay for Life
  • July 16th, 2016:
    North Bend Block Party, North Bend, WA
  • July 25th, 2016:
    Oregon Brewer's Festival, Portland, OR
  • July 28th-30th, 2016:
    Electrical Services, StrutzFest, Darrington, WA
  • July 28th-31st, 2016:
    Oregon Country Jamboree, Sweet Home, OR
  • August 6th, 2016:
    Soulful Giving Foundation Blanket Concert, Troutdale, OR
  • August 18th, 2016:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • August 25th, 2016:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • August 27th, 2016:
    Emerald City Pet Rescue Generator Rental, Seattle, WA
  • September 1st, 2016:
    Duran Duran at Comcast XFinity Arena, Everett, WA
  • September 14th, 2016:
    People's Co-Op Fall Harvest Festival, Portland, OR
  • September 24th, 2016:
    Ballard Fall Fisherman's Festival, Ballard, WA
  • September 25th, 2016:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • October 1st, 2016:
    Back To School Concert, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
  • October 3rd, 2016:
    All-Hands Meeting, ZONAR Systems, Tukwila, WA
  • October 12-14th, 2016:
    "Hiring Our Heroes" by US Chamber of Commerce,
    Joint-Base Lewis McChord, WA
  • October 14th, 2016:
    Hillary Clinton Campaign Event, Campaign Field Office, Seattle, WA
  • October 16th, 2016:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • October 22nd, 2016:
    Chelsea Clinton Campaign Event, Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA
  • October 23rd, 2016:
    Diana Reyes LIVE, Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle, WA
  • November 7th, 2016:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • November 19th, 2016:
    c89.5 FM Listener Appreciation Party, Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle, WA
  • November 20th, 2016:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • November 20th, 2016:
    Ninel Conde LIVE, Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle, WA
  • November 23rd, 2016:
    All-Hands Meeting, ZONAR Systems, Tukwila, WA
  • November 26th, 2016:
    Seattle Children's Hospital Kids Marathon, Seattle, WA
  • November 27th, 2016:
    2016 Amica Seattle Marathon, Seattle, WA
  • December 2nd-3rd, 2016:
    City of Auburn Generator Rental, Auburn, WA
  • December 3rd, 2016:
    Port Orchard Jingle Bell Run, supporting Arthritis Foundation
  • December 4th, 2016:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • December 15th, 2016:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • December 24th, 2016:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • December 31st, 2016:
    Tacoma Generator Rental, Tacoma, WA
  • New Gigs On The Horizon!
    12/03/15, 1:45PM: We've got some great new events coming up in the near future! Next month, we're traveling to San Jose for FURTher Confusion. We'll be bringing 12bx of JBL VerTec with a pile of subs, stage monitors and even DJ gear. We're also going to be at Seattle University in February for their annual Battle of the Bands. With sound and lighting services being provided, we're going to help them sound and look great. Kelcema Audio: No matter what your event is, we'll be there for you!
    WHAT A SUMMER!
    10/09/15, 9:30AM: We have had a great summer here at Kelcema Audio, working throughout Oregon and Washington. From the Tulalip Resort and Casino, to Microsoft for the Windows 10 Launch event, Safeco Field in Seattle, and Summer Meltdown, we had gear and techs everywhere ensuring some solid sounding events! What's really impressive is that one of these events, we were called on a Wednesday, for a load in with our VerTec rig Saturday morning. We pulled it off, without a hitch, ensuring that the client had their show, and we can make this happen for you as well! Kelcema Audio: When you want results, period.
    New Gear and Other Improvements
    10/09/15, 9:30AM: We're always working to improve our logistical infrastructure. By making our systems more efficient, we not only can load in and out faster, but that uses less man-power, saving our clients money. This past summer, as we increased our subwoofer inventory, we went ahead and installed casters (wheels) on all of our subs. This means we no longer have to hand truck the subs, as each one is self-wheeling! We're also redesigning our cable packs to be lighter weight and reduce confusion with less options. Previously, we had a variety of XLR cable lengths, but we are now standardizing on 10' and 25' lengths. In addition, we are now deploying XLR cable packages in 1/4 truck pack cubes, instead of our previous method of using racks with drawers. This saves us at least 50 pounds of weight from each cable package, which means less fuel used to get to your show. Kelcema Audio: Kaizening our processes, all the time, to help save you money!
    New JBL SRX-812P Speakers
    October 1st, 2015: We've added a pair of the brand new JBL SRX-812P powered 2-way speakers to our production inventory! With built in amplification, this speaker will accept two separate mic or line level inputs. Utilizing Crown power and processing, this speaker includes presets for various uses, including Main speakers, Monitor Use, Vocals-Only, and more. They are based on the Version 5 I-Tech HD processing, which is the current best processing available from JBL and Crown! By using the included JBL and Crown presets, we can easily produce the best quality sound. Give us a call today to order this set of speakers for your next event!
    From the "Ready To Save The Day!" Files…
    6/11/15, 5:30PM: We got a call from the Operations Manager of PrideNW, whose flagship event, the Portland Pride Parade and Festival is this weekend (June 13th and 14th, 2015) in Portland. Apparently, they had lost contact with their regular sound provider, and were looking for a backup plan. Within an hour of their call, we had a quote to them, and within two hours we had sufficient labor confirmed to guarantee the client that we would be able to provide sound for their two day festival. Later that evening, they were able to finally reach their contracted sound company, so crisis averted, but we were asked to definitely provide a quote for next year's festival. PrideNW places great value in building and maintaining close relationships with local companies and are strongly considering moving forward with Kelcema for future events! Kelcema Audio: When you don't want to be worrying about your sound system less then 24 hours before load in!
    June 6th, 2015: South Kitsap Relay for Life
    was a great success once again this year! We continued to utilize our Global Truss ST-180 tower lifts to raise a line of box truss into the air- from it, we flew 3 JBL VRX932LAPs per side, plus a JBL AR-4892 speaker aimed at a 90° angle from the main hangs for a side coverage fill. 2 JBL VRX918SP per side completed the speaker selection. At Front of House, we used a Yamaha LS9-32 digital mixing console, with a full selection of wired microphones to support the band. 4 JBL STX812M and 2 JBL STX815M monitor wedges (with Crown I-Tech amplification) provided monitoring for the band. Finally, we continued to showcase our new 2-channel Shure QLX-D digital wireless microphone system with a pair of UA874US Active Directional Antenna!
    May 26th, 2015: IEEE - ICRA 2015
    was a new client for us this year! Working with another company, we provided local load-in labor for setting up numerous break-out rooms with speakers and wireless/wired microphones. Then, we provided full production for their main plenary sessions, including our JBL VerTec sound system, Yamaha LS9-32 digital mixing console, our new 2 channel Shure QLX-D digital wireless microphone system, 4 channels of Sennheiser wireless handheld microphones and bodypacks with Countrymen e6i headset mics, and 6 Source 4 ellipsoidals for stage lighting.
    2015 Events
  • June 13th, 2015:
    Seattle Pride Picnic, Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA
  • June 16th, 2015:
    With Octagon, US Open Golf Event, Tacoma, WA
  • June 20th, 2015:
    Pride Asia, Hing-Hay Park, International District, Seattle, WA
  • June 20th, 2015:
    North Mason Relay for Life, Bremerton, WA
  • June 25th, 2015:
    "Book of Love" performs at Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle, WA
  • June 26th, 2015:
    Trans*Pride, Cal Anderson Park, Seattle, WA
  • June 27th, 2015:
    Capitol Hill Pride Festival, Seattle, WA
  • June 27th, 2015:
    PrideFest Family Day, Cal Anderson Park, Seattle, WA
  • June 27th, 2015:
    PrideFest Street Festival, 11th Avenue (East of Cal Anderson Park), Seattle, WA
  • June 28th, 2015:
    41st Annual Seattle Pride Parade, 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA
  • June 28th, 2015:
    9th Annual Seattle PrideFest, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
  • July 10th, 2015:
    North Kitsap Relay for Life
  • July 11th, 2015:
    Saturday In The Park, Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA
  • July 18th, 2015:
    North Bend Block Party, North Bend, WA
  • July 21st to 26th:
    VRX Rental, Oregon Brewer's Festival, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR
  • July 23rd to 26th:
    Human Nature Festival, Oregon
  • July 24th to 26th:
    Run 21 Motorcycle Rally, Otis, OR
  • October 18th, 2015:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • November 15th, 2015:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • November 22nd, 2015:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • November 28th, 2015:
    Seattle Children's Hospital Kids Marathon, Seattle, WA
  • November 29th, 2015:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • November 29th, 2015:
    Seattle Marathon, Seattle, WA
  • December 5th, 2015:
    Port Orchard Jingle Bell Run, supporting Arthritis Foundation
  • December 20th, 2015:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • December 27th, 2015:
    Seahawks Generator Rental, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA