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A New Source for a City's Live Events

Managing events across three different venues made easy, accessible, and mobile-friendly within this custom Umbraco implementation.


  • SMG Sioux Falls

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Three venues, three locations, hundreds of events. Developing a site that seemingly caters to each individual person — while at the same time serving a purpose for the entire community at once — can feel like a complicated endeavor. This is the life of the live events industry, and it’s the complex content problem we sought to solve with SMG — a live event management company responsible for booking at Sioux Falls’ Denny Sanford Premier Center.

For SMG, Blend worked with our project partners at Lawrence & Schiller to help develop a custom Umbraco solution for their proposed site design — a partnership we’ve nurtured over the past several years to help balance our technical development knowledge with the integrated full-scope marketing that comes from an advertising agency.

Development focused on integration of five unique content types that interacted both with the site itself and linked directly to SMG’s ticketing software. Beyond this, a calendaring system allowed users to choose dates, filter out event types, and select venues to help de-clutter the always busy calendar of events.

And, because the best screen width is the one you’re currently using, Blend worked toward making the event planning process as accessible and mobile-friendly as possible, ensuring that confirmation of an event time or an opening act is as easy as possible as you’re on your way to the show.

What we ended with was a full Umbraco site build, including Solr integration, sortable event listing, and development of various widgets, all in the spirit of the original design and our partnership.

Project results.

  • Translation of provided design into accessible and mobile-friendly front-end
  • Custom development in Umbraco
  • Integration of online ticketing system


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A deep history of work.

Blend has been working with Umbraco since 2013, and has developed sites in numerous verticals.

2023 Gold Partner.

Blend is a Gold Solution Partner with five Umbraco certified developers on staff.

Contributing Partner

In addition to being a Gold partner, Blend is one of 2022's Contributing Gold Partners, given to agencies that go above and beyond to contribute to Umbraco's open-source project and community.

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