PGI 2012 Convention - Public Display Information
Photo by Joe Tomko
With four nights of displays, each night promises to be a unique
program of true pyrotechnic artistry. "Fire in the Sky" promises to
be the largest series of displays ever presented by the PGI.
Fireworks will be presented in the air and at ground level.
Grandstand seating is the best way to enjoy the show.
The gate open at 6pm each night and the show's will start at 9pm.
Be sure to get your tickets early to
ensure you won't miss the shows.
August 12 - Sunday
Sunday is the Grand Opening Display. We will be ready to impress
La Porte County with Fire In the Sky's opening night. The National
Anthem, produced by Heartland Pyrotechnic Arts Association,
Indiana's hometown team, leads the night's lineup. The second
display will be presented by The Chicago Lights, an unofficial club
from the Chicagoland area, led by show designer Peter Rogoz a
Chicago native. The Chicago Lights are proud to present "My Kind of
Town", a tribute to all things Chicago. The evening wraps up with
the marquee display named, Tapestry of Dreams, presented by
Fireworks Extravaganza's very own award winning, John Sagaria.
August 14 - Tuesday
Tuesday will treat you to three fabulous displays. Leading the
evening is Advanced FWX and their return to the stage. These folks
hail from Kentucky, and bring a memorable display to us this year.
The second display is a unique hand fired show from F&F
Fireworks, based in Niles, Michigan. The evening's lineup will close
out when Vince Hudkins combines the efforts of 5 different clubs
from four states, to present The Battle of the Bands, a show you
won't want to miss.
Following the evening displays, Extreme Pyro of Texas will
present a fantastic product display. We'll round out the evening
with competition. Competitor's from around the country and possibly
the globe will show you their best, something you won't see anywhere
August 15 - Wednesday
Wednesday brings us a line up of three more shows. We'll start
off with Junior Pyro Association's (JPA) display. The JPA comprised
of our youngest members, will show you they can wow a crowd. Next,
Dominator Fireworks presents a combination Class C (Consumer) and
Class B (Professional) fireworks. Dominator will be presenting some
new and creative effects. The third and final display is from Mad
Bomber Fireworks of the Tri State Area. Our convention host, Tim
Walczak, is one of Mad Bomber's lead shooters.
After the shows, we'll once again transition into competition
mode with more unique rockets and shells. Stick around and maybe
you'll see what one of our Grand Masters can do.
August 17 - Friday
Friday night we'll marshal our collective talents within the
Guild and leave La Porte breathless, with our Grand Public Display.
This will be a night of seriously intense fireworks. Get your
tickets early, Friday night always sells out, it's tradition!
The evening begins with paying tribute to our members that have
departed since the last Convention. Next up is the National Anthem
presented in cooperation with Bluegrass Pyrotechnic Guild (BPG).
Ever see one million firecrackers in a single string? We do it
ever year in out Super String. We'll follow up with the Mega
Next the All Stars will present "A Tribute to Don and Nadine
Rowe" set to original music using shells that will be assembled on
site during the convention. This tribute recognizes the Rowe's, a
dedicated and loving couple who made significant contributions to
the Guild. Lastly the Grand Public Display will be presented by Ace
Pyro of Michigan. This display has been 3 years in the making and
promises to be the largest display in the company's history.