Dan Mayo Dies At 59

Dan Mayo, Digital Sound Systems director of creative services, died unexpectedly in his sleep March 13.

He was 59. Mayo got his first entertainment industry job while in college. Mayo was a production manager for The Ozark Mountain Daredevils and Martina McBride for many years, taking up lighting design when he wasn’t on the road.

In recent years, his work included technical production of the Kansas City, Mo., Ballet and Harvest balls, 40th annual Grammy Awards party at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and numerous fundraisers and other charity events in and around Kansas City.