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Candace Brightman

If there’s ever a concert lighting hall of fame, Candace will surely be among the first inductees. After launching her career in New York in the 1960s, she started out lighting shows at Madison Square Garden, the legendary Fillmore East and dozens of other arenas up and down the east coast. Her most notable work came from 1972 to 2004, when she served as Lighting Director for The Grateful Dead. With The Dead, she developed their shows into highly sophisticated visual spectacles, incorporating set design, automated lighting and video—technologies in which she is considered an industry pioneer. Most recently, she oversaw the design of Fare The Well, the band’s 50th anniversary show.

Candace currently serves as a senior advisor and mentor to the Pulse Lighting Team.

Candace Brightman & Paul Hoffman of Pulse Lighting @ Grateful Dead 50, Fare The Well · Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA · Jun 2015 · Photo ©Joshua Timmermans

Candace Brightman & Paul Hoffman of Pulse Lighting @ Grateful Dead 50, Fare The Well · Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA · Jun 2015 · Photo ©Joshua Timmermans