Finding the Perfect Entertainment is Easy when you ask these Questions
By LimeLight Group | Jun 13, 2018
When it comes to entertainment, finding the perfect fit to wow an audience takes some thought about the event and the attendees. Once you are armed with the answers you can make the right choice!
The biggest deciding factors in entertainment are 1) how you want the audience to feel and 2) what you want them to do? Determine if audience will want to watch a performance or get up and dance? Are their spouses in attendance, or is it primarily a corporate crowd? If dancing is key- that’s easy! Order up a great Dance Band : ) AND a big dance floor! But sometimes a lively feature performance that keeps the audience entertained and in their seats. Photo above: Spectacular performance of DRUM featuring the four founding cultures of Nova Scotia. Photo credit: Timothy Richard
We often get asked about the question of original music vs. well known cover tunes. Both have advantages. We love promoting local talent and Original Artists. It expands the mind and offers something new and different. Familiar, well-loved covers are dance-able and fun. Think about the age and demographics of the audience.
If the audience is interested in sitting back, and truly listening and engaging with the talent? If so, a songwriter’s circle is a unique, up-close-and personal look at the art of song writing– something we ‘listeners’ don’t often think about. Combine 4 or 5 musicians, great stories and lots of funny anecdotes about music & life and you’ve got a Songwriters Circle. It’s a one of a kind thing- and so cool that it won’t be repeated in exactly the same way ever again. Now that’s an experience they won’t soon forget! And on the East Coast, we serve up a lot of entertainment for Kitchen Parties!
Sometimes just a hint of music is all that’s needed in the background. Small 1-3 piece ensembles work well in these cases. We like to have fun with all kinds of instruments to keep even background music top notch.
Comedy is another avenue. But it requires an audience that is interested and attentive. As the saying goes, laughter is the shortest distance between two points. It’s a fantastic way to give some much needed levity to an event, and to get those endorphins pumping!
We always ask what has been successful in past years and what wasn’t. These are all key pieces of information and answers to these questions pave the path to the perfect fit!