Big and small, we’ve done it all. We have the experience that makes a difference. We know what needs to be done, who needs to do it, and how long it will take. We’ve handled budgets from a few hundred to millions of dollars.
We’ve done thousands of small-scale jobs: intimate concerts, birthday parties and family tributes.
We’ve produced hundreds of huge events, some of which over a million people attended. We’ve managed production for public festivals that took months to produce and incorporated dozens of crew members and truckloads of audio and visual equipment.
Dan Kobayashi, owner of Kobotech, has been the Production Manager for the Mayor’s Office of Special Events since 1985. He has managed every Gospel Fest, Blues Fest, Taste of Chicago, Viva Chicago, Jazz Fest and Celtic Fest since their inception.
Kobotech is the main production management and technical services company for the Pritzker Pavilion at Chicago’s Millennium Park.
During the week long celebration of the parks grand opening in July of 2004, they organized and managed nine stages simultaneously, including the main stage.
They have also provided equipment and services for the dedications of The Jay Pritzker Pavilion, The Boeing Galleries, Wrigley Square and Millennium Monument, The McDonald’s Cycle Center and The Cloud Gate Sculpture (aka The Bean).
Kobotech was chosen to manage The City of Chicago Mayor’s Office of Special Event’s International Millennium Gala at McCormick Place, New Years Eve 2000.
Since 1992, Kobotech has been the production management company for The Grant Park Music Festival.
Kobotech managed the press event for the Democratic National Convention, executing the main concert at the Petrillo Music Shell and 12 stages at Navy Pier.
Kobotech has worked on Bank of America’s Chicago Marathon, including managing the starting stage, the finish line and the awards stage since 1999.
Kobotech also handled production for the opening concert of The 2004 World Cup and all six Chicago Bulls championship rallies at The Petrillo Music Shell.
Kobotech also handles the production at the Shedd Aquarium, Northeastern and SAIC.