Lighting plays a prominent role in this sub-set of portraits.
Two of these series were shot at my church, Covenant Generations Church, where the stage area is lit by flood lights and LEDs. There, I often shoot at 2500-3200 ISO, from 15-40 feet away. In most cases I use the Canon 70-200 mm telelens to shoot close-ups. The rest of the time I use a Canon 17-40 mm wide angle lens.
The series with the Terry Sheets Band was an open air concert and I was shooting in natural light at around 2 pm.