"I do know you can change people's mood in a heartbeat, if you change the lights."     ~ Michael Ahern



"I do know you can change people's mood in a heartbeat, if you change the lights."     ~ Michael Ahern

Michael Ahern Production Services creates unique and memorable events that connect people through live performance.
For 30 years, we have provided unparalleled experiences for clients including Fortune 500 companies, world-renowned recording artists, and non-profits. We specialize in transforming production challenges into flawless large and small-scale events on time and on budget.  With combined creativity and knowledge, we handle all aspects of multimedia production to develop customized and powerful events that deliver beyond expectations!


We deliver high caliber events where every aspect of the production supports the client’s artistic vision and objectives. By bringing together a team of the best and brightest in the industry, this company carries Michael’s legacy of unwavering integrity, drive for excellence, and love of creative and challenging work into every project.



Product Promotions
Galas & Receptions
City, State & Federal Events
Award Ceremonies
Street Events



All components of Event Production
Vendor Management
Coordination of Production Personnel
Sound, Video & Lighting
Stage Management
Travel Coordination
Artist Liaison
Indoor and Outdoor Staging
Live Video/TV streaming



Media Coordination and Liaison
Talent Procurement
Municipal Agency Liaison
Budget Management
Permits and Licensing
Rigging, Roofs, Tents
Security Coordination
Design Talent
Fundraising Strategy






Michael excelled with a challenge.
He liked oddball projects, stuff nobody else thought we could do.

Michael Ahern was a well-known and visionary leader in the production and music industry.  He had a remarkable and distinguished career bringing creative concepts to life that others deemed impossible.  Michael changed the face and very construct of large touring shows, producing once in a lifetime live experiences around the world.

After beginning his career as the Stage Manager at the famed original Fillmore East in New York, Michael went on to become the Production Coordinator for International Tours with:

The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan, Queen, Paul McCartney & Wings, Madonna, Elton John, Santana, U2 

He coordinated both LIVE AID Concerts in Philadelphia and London in 1985 and also the A Conspiracy of Hope tour of six benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International in 1986.

Michael’s expertise was also highly sought out for such diverse events as:

  • Opening and Closing ceremonies at the 1992
    Barcelona Olympic Games

  • Papal Mass at Giants Stadium

  • Annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy shows in LA and NY

  • The Recording Academy’s GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards

  • NY Giants Super Bowl victory celebrations at City Hall

  • Multiple events for the NYC Bloomberg Administration

  • Special events for the New York Stock Exchange

  • PEN Awards ceremony

  • Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame award shows

  • The MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) concerts

  • Various events for Quincy Jones Productions

  • Tribute in Light with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Tribute in Light


Following the 9/11 attacks, New York City leaders wanted to restore the Manhattan skyline and provide a meaningful commemoration.  Michael helped realize this vision by producing Tribute in Light with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.  For one night, Tribute in Light sends two beams of light into the night sky.  It continues to be produced annually by Ahern Production Services.

Tribute in Light - produced by Michael Ahern Productions. Video produced by Gareth Smit for The New York Times.

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