Some Essential Questions to Find Perfect Event Entertainment

By LimeLight Group

Have you ever gone to an event and left feeling completely underwhelmed by the entertainment? 

When it comes to entertainment, finding the perfect fit to wow an audience requires some thought about the event and attendees. 

That’s why we’ve compiled some important questions that will help you find just the right event entertainment. Once you’re armed with the answers to these questions, you can make the best choice!

But first, let’s remember that no matter what type of event you’re putting on, the biggest deciding factors for entertainment are: 


1) How you want the audience to feel? 

 2) What you want them to do?


Now, on to those important questions…

Will the event have dancing? 

Will the audience 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 is the right choice.  

You can take a look at the dance band options we offer here. 

What kind of music will the event attendees enjoy? 

We often get asked about the matter of original music vs. well-known cover tunes. And the truth is, both have advantages. 

Start by thinking about the age and demographics of the audience.

Familiar, well-loved covers are dance-able and fun and appeal to a wide selection of audiences.

At  Limelight Group, we also love promoting local talent and original artists. It expands the mind and offers something new and different. 

A songwriter’s circle is a unique, up-close-and personal option to consider when the audience interested in sitting back and truly listening and engaging with the talent.  

It gives the audience a look at the art of song-writing—something we ‘listeners’ don’t often think about. 

Combine four or five musicians, great stories and lots of funny anecdotes about music and life and you’ve got a Songwriters Circle

It’s a one-of-a-kind thing—it won’t ever 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. If you’d like to see our selection of East Coast Kitchen Party Entertainers, click here. 

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.

Should the event have a comedic element?

Comedy is a whole other avenue when it comes to event entertainment. 

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!

What worked in the past? 

We also always ask ourselves what has been successful in past years and what wasn’t. If something was effective, we’re likely to use it again. On the other hand, if something didn’t work the way we wanted it to, we know to pivot. 

These are all key pieces of information and answers to these questions pave the path to the perfect fit for your event entertainment! 


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