Duane Tabinski, the founder of the Nashville-based production company DUANE, died while working at the NASCAR Chicago Street Race on Friday (June 30). He was 53.
According to a release, Tabinski was deploying his original TracPac systems in front of the grandstands when he was electrocuted. Local paramedics tried to revive him but were unsuccessful.
Tabinski spent over 30 years producing live events specializing in audio, video, lighting and staging. His clients include artists such as Toby Keith, Old Crow Live, ZZ Top, Boston, Bob Dylan and Katy Perry. Most recently, Tabinski worked CMA Fest 2023. He was set to work on more NASCAR events in the future.
Tabinski’s team at DUANE carried on with their responsibilities for the event in his honor.
Tabinski is survived by his loving wife, Kristin, who supported his business and travel, and his three kids, seven grandchildren, and nine siblings. Originally from Elmwood, Winnipeg, Nashville has been his home since 2011.
A tribute page and memorial information will be posted on DUANE’s website.
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