Bracken Audio, A full service Sound and Lighting Company located in Winchester, VA providing DJ services, wedding services (DJ, lighting, and sound), sound reinforcement for events, venue audio and lighting installs, audio and visual rentals, and audio and visual sales. With over 25 years of professional audio experience, Bracken Audio can make your event sound and look spectacular!

Need wireless microphones, stage lights, speakers? Bracken Audio has a full line of rental equipment.

Engineer Bios:

Bracken Audio John Bracken Winchester VAJohn Bracken – As Founder of Bracken Audio, John Bracken brings a variety of skills and experiences to the company. After serving in the US Army as an Intelligence Analyst, John applied his problem solving, quick thinking abilities, and attention to detail to the world of audio. Since 1988, John has engineered shows for the likes of high profile speakers such as President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, (former) Senator Hilary Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey. In addition to these engagements, John has also served as monitor engineer for acts such as The B-52′s, Ziggy Marley, and The Go-Go’s, along with large-scale festivals including Jamboree in the Hills, Rocky Gap Country Festival, WHFS Festival, and The Capital Jazz Festival. Currently, John is in his fourth year touring with The Beach Boys as their monitor engineer. When he is off the road and at his home in Winchester, Virginia, John consults and occasionally engineers and installs the sound for local venues and festivals. When asked about the decision to open his own sound company, John says “I’ve always wanted to take all the different techniques and experiences I’ve had and mix them with the way I approach sound to make a real quality product. I’m excited for this opportunity”

tn_georgeGeorge Hoppe II – Starting with his time at Shenandoah University, George Hoppe II has had a passion for producing and engineering audio. With a degree in Audio Engineering and Studio Production, George went on to train in a studio and is regarded as a professional with a “studio ear”. George’s studio training includes proficiencies on both analog and digital consoles, as well as fluency in industry standard softwares Pro Tools and Apple’s Final Cut Pro 6. Artists such as Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Howard Jones, Johnny Winter JunkFood, Brett Michaels Band, The Reflex Michael Burks and Cheap Trick have had the opportunity to work with George in the past. Currently, George is in his fourth year of being the in-house Sound Engineer at Winchester, Virginia’s local live music venue, Sweet Caroline’s. In this role, George has honed his professional skills in audio, as well as mastering lighting direction and stage management. George says he is “excited to combine my talents with John’s and see what can happen. I truly believe we have a unique and fantastic service here”.

Event Lighting and Sound Reinforcement, DJ Services,Wedding Services, Venue Sound and Lighting Installs, Audio/Visual Sales and Rentals, and much more.


Concert Audio-Lighting Production
Event-Corporate Audio and Lighting Production
Mobile/Video DJ Service
24 Track Mobile Recording – We bring the studio to you!
Audio-Video Mixing and Mastering
Rentals – Wired & Wireless Microphones, Speakers, LED Lights, Fog/Hazers and more!
Audio and Lighting Installs
Consulting Services
Video Projection
SalesOver 25 years of professional experience.  Bracken Audio is the trusted name for your audio and visual needs.
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