Welcome to Ils

Lighting & sound

Established in 1975 by Richard F. Dooley, Sr., Interstate Lighting and Sound was the first full service professional lighting company in Nashville. Richard, with a full staff of working professionals, quickly rose to become one of the premier professional lighting and sound providers to what was then the growing “Music City USA”.

Working with Television Stations, Production Studios, Theaters, Schools, Churches and professionals, Interstate Lighting and Sound quickly became a standard tool for the entertainment professional. Interstate played a vital role in the development of all television and video services, “Music City, U.S.A.”

Today after over 40 years of providing professional lighting and sound to the Southeastern United States, Interstate still remains an icon for the entertainment industry. Owner Frank Dooley with a staff of over 75 years of experience, Interstate Lighting and Sound can provide you the expertise in selection, sales, installation and support.

If you are in Nashville we invite you to stop by and visit! We always like to meet our customers to have a better understanding of their needs – That’s just the way we are, good people that provide a good service. “That’s why we’ve been here so long”

Professional Services


Interstate’s Professional Services works with you on start to finish including every aspect from Sales, Installation Completion and training. Our satisfied and happy customers include:

  • Churches
  • Schools
  • Major Auditoriums
  • Television Studios
  • Clubs
  • Architectural Lighting
  • Major Promotion Events


With over 40 years in business our sales staff has helped thousand’s of organizations choose the right product for the right price. We have provided sales for multi-million dollar facilities as well as helping you choose the right mirror ball for your event.


Our design staff works closely with our sales staff and assists you in the complete elements of customized design and installation for you project. Our design work has may years of success stories and our installation teams are 2nd to none in a quality and timely install. We also train and assist your operators and administrators in the complete operation and maintenance of any equipment. We stand behind our work. We have for over 40 years.


Like Richard Dooley said many years ago, “If it has a plug on it, something just might have a problem down the road”. While we don’t wish this on anyone, it is nice to know our service and repair department is backed by the finest authorized service and repairs for all of the top lines. We will make sure your fixed, and do everything we can do to make sure you’re not out any performances.


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