2022 NBA Draft Drone Show



JUNE 2022

2022 NBA Draft

Client: NBA

Location: New York, NY

Drones Used: 500

Brought the 2022 NBA Draft to life by executing the first-ever drone light show in New York City, featuring 500 drones. Generated over 50MM digital impressions from 13 different countries around the globe. 

The drone light show lit up the New York City skyline with the Statue of Liberty in the background and was visible to spectators at Liberty State Park and beyond. Included elements were a countdown clock, the NBA logo, and Draft caps of player selections. 


The red and blue drones text, "The future starts now" hovers over the water in New York City.
Red, purple, and blue drones in the shape of a man tipping his "2022" hat hovers the NYC skyline.
The NBA logo formed out of 500 lighted drones towering over New York City.
Purple and blue drones taking off to begin their show for the NBA Draft in NYC. The Statue of Liberty is behind them.
Red and blue drones shaped like a basketball player taking a jumpshot fly over the Hudson river in support of the NBA draft in NYC.

Flying the very first drone light show in the New York City area was the honor of a lifetime — something our Pixis Drones team is proud to have done in recognition of the 2022 NBA Draft.

With 500 drones shining above the NYC skyline, our goal was to offer a moment of awe for NBA draft attendees, and create vibrant energy around Liberty State Park. An enormous clock counted down to the start of the 2022 NBA Draft drone light show, kicking off with the iconic association logo up in lights.

New York City’s very first drone light show ever resonated far beyond the bounds of the burroughs, generating over 50 million digital impressions. An artistic feat on a global scale, masterfully orchestrated by Pixis Drones.

Ready to book your very own drone show in NYC, or anywhere else in the world? Reach out today.