Event Entertainment | 5 Things you should consider
Event entertainment can make or break events. Choosing the right entertainment is critical if you want to critical to add the glam you want to at your event.
Whether using an agency or hiring on your own, there are a few factors to consider when investing in and choosing appropriate and effective event entertainment.
Always think about the theme of your event when choosing your event entertainment. It should complement and reinforce the theme you are working with
Make sure your event entertainment is appropriate for the age range of your guests. Catering to your target audience will help ensure a successful event that’s memorable and worthy of recommendation
Entertainment can be specifically catered to this age range based on the theme of the event, music genres and appealing to their tastes. For example, podium dancing, stilts, circus and fire acts are popular choices among nightclubs everywhere as this is exciting, new and perfect for giving the wow factor.
It’s important to be tasteful. Again, there are a variety of different entertainment acts to choose from – ranging from live music and bands, to meet and greet fantastical acts, to usherette girls who can serve food and drinks. All can still appeal, be unique, unforgettable and compliment a themed event.
There is a fixed fee for artists, but when considering budget it is important to account for the incidentals which come along with the artist fees such as Transport, Flights, Food, Luxury Accommodation etc etc.
To make sure the incidentals do not catch you off guard, it is best to clarify what other costs are involved.Know the facts before you commit to hiring anyone as the cost of the performance could double if they’re expecting flights, food and luxury accommodation!
Event Licenses are most important if you have live entertainment at your event. There are a number of licenses needed depending on the type of event entertainment and the number of people. It is best to confirm what licenses are required by the hotel you plan an event in or if it is an offsite venue then your event agency can help you acquire them.
Besides Entertainment licenses, licenses are required if you serve alcohol, are using a Generator to provide power to your event or if you have sponsors at your event.
The agenda for your event must absolutely factor in the time limits set by authorities, this is simply because you must factor in enough time for your entertainers to deliver the impact expected.
You must factor in enough time for sound tests as well for the artists to be able to optimize their act.
Entertainment at events is planned, so that guests can relax and unwind and to a certain extent they set the tone to create recall and make the event as memorable as can be. If the above are considered and factored in, there cannot be anything which can go wrong, take it from the experts 🙂