Event Tip: How to Select the Right Entertainment for Your Next Event

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Whether you are planning a wedding, corporate gathering, birthday celebration, or any other type of event, selecting entertainment can be a high pressure situation!

Here are some tips to ensure you pick the right entertainment option for you:

1. Consider the Tone of the Event:

A relaxed, casual backyard BBQ and a formal, black tie wedding reception are polar opposite in terms of tone – where one might best be served by an acoustic or blue grass artist, the other might hold up to a swing or jazz big band with numerous pieces! Consider the overall formality and “vibe” you want to create before researching entertainment options.

2. Consider Your Budget:

When planning a gathering, consider how much you would like to spend on entertainment that meets your needs. Here is an example of how certain entertainment types break down as far as average price:

  • Solo Acoustic Artist – $350 – $850
  • Strings Trio – $500 – $1200
  • Acoustic Trio – $850 – $1500
  • DJ – $1,000 – $3000
  • 5 Piece Band – $3,500 – $10,000+
    **this pricing will also fluctuate based on the number of hours of service that you need!

3. Ask the Right Questions:

Not all entertainment artists are created equally! Be sure to ask the artist/band how long they have been playing, how long and how often they have been playing together (if a band is what you are considering), and how they keep guests engaged throughout the course of an event.

Still confused? We are here to help! We would be happy to put together an entertainment package customized to your unique needs and event. With decades of experience in this industry, we can make create a seamless entertainment experience for you and your guests.