Sound Foundations: Pro Show Audio

Zeo Brothers Productions was founded on July 4th, 1976, by Dan, George, and Phil Zeo under a different name: Pro Show Audio. Pro Show Audio was a sound company dedicated to superior-quality audio for concert productions and club bands. Through whatever means necessary, Pro Show Audio grew to meet the needs of increasingly ambitious concerts and events. It was not uncommon for the company to invent and build proprietary equipment.


The Incorporation of Zeo Brothers Productions

In 1988, Pro Show Audio changed its name to Zeo Brothers Productions, Inc. Throughout the 1980s, the company had begun to develop a hefty inventory of concert lighting (Par cans, Fresnels, Ellipsoidal, etc.), making its first leap toward becoming the full-service event production resource that Zeo Brothers exemplifies today.

1980s to 1990s

Local and National Concert Touring

Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, Zeo Brothers Productions performed concert productions for many National Tours and Major Youth Festivals. After this extraordinary progress, the company’s concert touring branch barreled into the late 1990s with astonishing momentum.

mid 1990s

Corporate Events and Parties

In the mid-1990s, Zeo Brothers Productions launched its corporate event services branch to match the increasingly refined requirements of corporate events. Entering this arena opened a whole new world to the company, which led to a dedicated corporate A/V division of The Zeo Group.

since the 1990s

Educational Support

Since the 1990s, Zeo Brothers Productions has provided consistent event service to most local educational institutions in the Greater Philadelphia and Central New Jersey areas. For theatrical productions, graduations, proms, and other student events, area high schools, colleges, and universities have relied on the professional event technical services of Zeo Brothers Productions.

1980 to 1991

Political Campaign Events

During the late 1980s, Zeo Brothers Productions began offering services for local and national political events, working for Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr, and Bill Clinton. When Hillary Clinton spoke at the opening of the Intrepid Museum, Zeo was there. Zeo has also rendered services for events hosted by Presidential Candidates, John McCain and Al Gore. During the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, Zeo serviced many campaign events, including those at Philadelphia polling locations on election day and his Presidential Inauguration the following January. In addition, Zeo has provided technical event services for the campaign events, election day events, and inaugural events of dozens of local Philadelphia political figures and candidates.

In 1991, when Desert Storm POW Jeffrey Zaun returned home to Cherry Hill, NJ from Iraq, Zeo was noted in radio airplay for providing an exceptional and “state-of-the-art” sound system


Growth Out Of Necessity

A consistent trend in the history of Zeo Productions is necessity-driven expansion. Client demands require increasingly impeccable quality and consistency, and the company has always responded by taking the steps necessary to exceed client expectations.

Around 1990, Zeo began stepping into the staging arena, beginning with high-quality custom-fabricated wood stages. The company eventually progressed into an enormous inventory of poly-vinyl finished aluminum frame stages by manufacturers like Secoa. Today, Zeo Productions also offers a fleet of mobile stages; they are the perfect solution to set the stage for just about any outdoor event.

In 1994, the company recognized a growing demand for top-notch backline services. We acquired an inventory of backline instruments to fulfill common requests from technical riders and meet the needs of any touring act. Today, Zeo Productions has a fully equipped backline facility and is an official artist-endorsement provider for many manufacturers, including Mesa Boogie guitar amps, Gallien-Krueger bass amps, DW drums, and Mapex drums.


Production in the New Millennium

Zeo Brothers Productions has continued serving the touring, corporate, educational, and political event industries for the past two decades. The company has been providing sound, lighting, staging, video, and backline for events like Unity Day, Billboard Magazine, and national tours of some of the top talents of the music industry. Zeo regularly services concerts and events in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, and Times Square, New York City.

In addition, Zeo Brothers Productions has recently been running corporate events for Mack Cali and Clear Channel,  custom installations for area businesses, churches, clubs, and schools. Christmas Decor installation for many Kravco Simon malls and wedding/special event services throughout the Philadelphia/Washington, DC/New Jersey/New York area have also become company specialties. The demand for installation projects prompted the formation of Zeo Systems, the company division responsible for audio-visual installations and integrations.

since 2000

Community Efforts

Zeo Brothers Productions is also committed to ongoing support for the community and regularly participates in local events, charities, and festivals. Zeo has worked for the MS Society, the March of Dimes, and Tavis Smiley for fundraising efforts.

2009 to present

In 2009, Zeo Brothers Productions became The Zeo Group. This corporate parent company now includes three divisions. Each division has formed to focus on the specific and unique needs of the market.

The Zeo Group is committed to providing all clients with thorough and professional technical and creative services in any capacity necessary. Striving to raise the bar on quality and flawless execution, each division listens to clients when expectations are set and aims to exceed them.

Divisions of The Zeo Group

Zeo Productions: Live Event Production Division
Zeo Productions has served the live event industry for over 30 years with its top notch production services. A great resources for concerts, festivals, and ceremonies, Zeo Productions will provide all of your production related services including sound, lighting, staging, backline, and video.
Zeo Brothers: Rental/Retail Division
Zeo Brothers provides over-the-counter equipment rental services as well as new and used equipment sales. The Rental/Retail Division serves a wide variety of needs, providing equipment in audio, lighting, video, staging, backline, pipe & drape, and almost anything else event related.
Zeo Audio/Visual: Corporate A/V Division
Zeo Audio/Visual serves clients in the corporate and event planning industries. Decision makers for corporate meetings, weddings, conferences, and political campaigns all turn to Zeo Audio/Visual for their A/V needs.
Zeo Systems Integration: Custom Installation Division
Zeo Systems Integration provides the custom installation of audio, lighting, and video equipment for academic and religious institutions as well as theaters, restaurants, clubs, and other public venues.
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