Written by Dusty Ramsbottom, February 4th, 2019
Valentine’s Day can either be a night to remember, or a complete pain in the kaboose. Well, I am here to tell you now, that IT CAN BE BOTH!
Ok, so for those of you reading this who do not really know what we do here, we create game’s nights that kooky entertainers like myself can download and use at parties, weekly trivia nights, or even big event productions. Some are “Team” games like Fat Bottom Trivia, or there are games that are more fun as individuals, such as Music dobOFF or Triv81.
Many of the games were written by myself personally, but some have been written by some of the other experienced hosts within our community. If you ever have suggestions for new games, or special requests, just let me know! -> email@example.com
All the games have been tested in front of real audiences, and I know every game can be a great tool in your repertoire as an entertainer to create fun events, that people will remember and talk about for weeks after the fact. They are pretty much all family-friendly other than the slight innuendo here and there. In-yer-end-o.. Ha!
We now have games prepared for pretty much all the big holidays, and here are my top picks for Valentine’s Day this year!
Game #1 - The Opening Act, “Girls Vs Boys” Music Bingo
Game #2 - Now Let’s Get Them On Their Feet, “Lust & Love” Game Show
Plug your computer into a big-screen, or even use Chromecast or Apple TV to mirror your screen, and you are ready for an interactive Jeopardy!-esque game show. Though these games are more interactive with extra side-games, and a final challenge. You’ll need Powerpoint or an equivalent to run the program.
(Check out Brian and Chris Jones from the Jones Zone Podcast host this game for their friends at Loom Coworking in Fort Mill, South Carolina)
Game #3 - Music Trivia Party - “Turnt Up”
If you want to take it up a notch, finish off with an all-music trivia game. Give bonus points to the teams with high energy, dancing and participation. These games are based on old-school entertaining we used to do at the bars with only 2 cd players and a wireless microphone. We’ve since cleaned up the format and added the questions and side-games on the big-screen. But a good host knows how to work a room with any tools at their disposal.
Don’t forget to follow the music playlist for this game.
Thanks for sticking through this read. If you want some more information on how to host your own kick-ass parties, here’s a secret code for a free download of the Host Handbook from the trivia store: host100
I like to give bonuses for those of us who focus and can see things through until the end. :)
Quick Tips on How to Make Your Bar and Restaurant More Revenue in 2019 and Save Money on Entertainment
Anybody who has been in the bar industry long enough knows it takes some tricks to maximizing bar tabs which will in turn maximize tips and overall revenue. Those can be easy (upselling, promoting shifts). The real trick is to maximize revenue while minimizing costs. One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that bar owners are spending WAY too much money on live entertainment. I was managing a beach bar in Southern California for years and day after day we are forking out hundreds if not thousands of dollars to bring in local bands. Add in the bands comp tabs, discounted food, is it really worth it? Is it paying off? I understand that maybe that's your shtick but for the rest of us where live music is a novelty or perhaps there just isn’t enough space in the venue, we need affordable alternatives.
There are lots of ways to cut costs around the bar but there’s no need to start seperating two ply into one ply just yet (for all you Dunder Mifflin fans out there). One of the quickest and cheapest ways of getting people in the door is trivia. It might sound simple but nowadays it's more popular than ever. Hosts are no longer that half-interested guy in the corner with a mic that sounds like an adult from Charlie Brown. People are teaming up all week long to find the best shows around, I have seen first hand the effects of a well put together trivia night and the volume of patrons it can attract. This, coupled with some drink specials and prize giveaways (you’d be surprised how many people will show up for free koozies) and you’re on your way to a full bar with an end of the night payout of less than 100 bucks.
4 Ways you can advertise and incentivise customers to come to your establishment, and be a part of your community.
(photo of Ryan Henderson, Fat City Host)
In every bar there is someone that is looking for a bit of fun & fast cash, start with offering $25 cash and a $25 bar tab for a few hours of work. That cook in the kitchen who is always singing and dancing or the barback that is overly friendly would be the perfect candidate to host. All you would have to do is buy some ready to go trivia games and a mic and start promoting. There are tons of trivia groups for you to join on FB and reddit. Look up trivia groups in the area and start pushing your “Tricky Tuesday Trivia”. Everybody loves a good band but let’s remind people of how fun it is to get drunk and play games with your friends!
This is Aly! if you have any additional tips and tricks feel free to leave them in the comments! :)
How To Utilize Music Bingo Cards Or Game Show Presentations To Entertain Guests And Draw New Customers. Plus, An Example Of A Weekly Entertainment Budget Of Less Than $150.
Hey trivia fans, music fans, fellow entrepreneurs, and entertainers!
I’ve spoken quite a bit in this blog about how to use music bingo cards and game show presentations easily by downloading and presenting in front of live audiences wherever and whenever you choose. Now I’d like to speak more about the strategy behind such and event, and some reasons why you might find that a games night might be right for your group.
Music Bingo & Game Show Trivia For Bars & Restaurant
My background is most prominently as a Restaurant Manager for a variety of different venues. One was a corporate franchise restaurant with over 70 locations across Canada. One a local’s type pool bar complete with foosball, darts, games, wing night, and the whole enchilada.
Another was a tiki-bar in Costa Rica straight out of the Tom Cruise movie “Cocktail”, with not-so-coincidental similarities. I fact, I spent 20 years in the Food & Beverage industry before I really separated and focuses mainly on the Entertainment aspects, which I have grown to love so dear.
The business strategies for each of these places were vastly different, but the one constant that travelled with me from location to location was a need for community, and a hole that could only be fed with Live Entertainment. My greatest moments at each of these venues was no doubt on nights when the ambiance was set perfectly, the kitchen staff were on their A-game, and the entertainment was running point.
These nights were the whole motivation behind creating an easy-to-use line of Music dobOFF bingo cards, and Fat Bottom Trivia download-and-present game shows.
There is more to successful entertainment than just having the right games on hand.
People like playing pool and darts. This doesn’t mean that buy purchasing and installing a dart board or pool table means you will undoubtedly become a success. You must create an flow for your customers to know about your new additions, know about it ahead of time, plan for it, and then enjoy it fully. Then you want to ensure the nest event is already planned out, so they can continue the flow right into the next night.
You don’t want to fatigue your guests either. Too many events of too much intensity will not be received as well with your loyal regulars, so spacing nights out appropriately can be important too.
Pillaring Your Week Of Entertainment And Food & Drink Specials
One of my favorite new projects when consulting a new entertainment venue is appropriately “pillaring” the week’s events. This may be a new concept for you, so if I don’t explain it well enough here, please leave a comment below, or even shoot me an email, and we can discuss it further, and use direct examples from your business. I’m always available for our readers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Example 1: (Low entertainment budget)
This is a pretty basic style of entertainment pillaring with a budget that permits 3 nights of entertainment. You’ll notice that instead of going heavy on Thursday through Saturday, I have split the events up, and I’ll now explain a few of the reasons why…
First, customer fatigue. Give your regulars some time to decompress, and discuss the next event at the water cooler before shoving another event at them. Loyal customers want to be a part of all the major events, and there is no reason they would have to stay away on nights that nothing is happening in between. On the contrary, I believe you will find heightened sales on nights such as Wednesdays and Fridays between events as well, when guests come back to reminisce about past events, pick up leftover vehicles (don’t drink and drive, people), and come back for the food and drink specials they noticed when they were at your last show.
Here, I’d like to actually use fun game examples to your weekly calendar that would work in almost any bar, restaurant, or other live entertainment venue. I’ll also add up the full expenses afterwards, but I will work with the assumption you are going to host the games yourself, or have one of your staff members host the games, that are already on paid salary. This will save you up to $300 per night in paying a local trivia company to host your games instead.
Game 1: “Body Parts” ($9.99)
Game 2: “TV Theme Songs” ($9.99)
These games are both classics. They can probably be used once a month and people will still love them!
Game: Fat Bottom Trivia “Wild Wild West” ($24.99)
This is a consistently overlooked error for many up-and-coming restaurants… They think “oh it’s Friday, people want to go out anyways, so let’s make the maximum amount per customer.
Unfortunately, this is a short-lived philosophy. People will get fatigued quickly by over-paying on Fridays. My motto is: “Give the people what they want!” They will respect you for it, and become loyal on other days of the week. There is plenty of competition in town. Give your #1 on Fridays when you have maximum exposure to clients.
Game: Music Trivia Party - “Boy Bands & Divas” ($24.99)
Ok, so considering you were already running these food & drink specials, the games themselves only add up to less than $70 for the week. This gives you plenty of room to buy prizes for the top teams at 5 Below. And remember, when you buy these games, you can definitely use them more than once! Come back to them in a few months, and your entertainment budget will be even less. Of course, we’ll have some new games out by then, that we’ve tested in front of real audiences, as we do for all our games :) And I’m sure you’ll love them too.
Thanks for listening! Please reach out and let me know what’s new in your area for entertainment, and how it’s working out with Music dobOFF bingo cards, and Fat Bottom Trivia!
Fat City Entertainment
How to Create a Phone Controlled LED Podium for a Game Show Host or for the Players at your Trivia Night Show
I am always looking for new ways to improve the production value at my events, and with such great and easy apps, I thought a great next step would be to have light up podiums. They turned out to be quite a bit easier to make than I had anticipated, so I wanted to share the steps below, and the links to all the items you will need on Amazon.
The total cost for each podium (minus the microphones, as I already had them) was $104.17.
Step 1: Order all the items you will require.
B) Extra connectors for the RGB strips. I had some already and didn’t buy these, but these help connect the wires together, especially if you aren’t confortable using a soldering iron.
C) Microphone Stand. Pretty straight forward. You can’t beat this price from Neewer.
D) XLR Mic cords. Again, this is something I already had, but you can never have to many of these audio cords. They snap together too, to lengthen your reach.
Step 2: Put it all together.
Build your podium using the included instructions, You’ll notice the wheels with brakes, and that it compacts nicely. These come in very handy at my shows, and I’m sure you’ll like them too.
Cut the LED strips on the cut lines with enough length to go completely around the front of your podium on the top and bottom edge. They already have 3M tape on the back, so this is pretty easy. I put extra staples at the end to give extra security (See photo). Use your connecters and extra wire to connect the top strip to the bottom strip. Leave the wifi attachment on the base somewhere where you can point the remote at it. I stapled it tucked away and fed the power cord to it.
Step 3: Download the phone app to control the lights and set-up scenes.
Here is the link to the mobile app on Google Play. Though it should come with your LED strip too, along with further instructions
Have fun playing with the features on the app. There is music control, it connects with Spotify too I believe. There is a color wheel, and you can create scenes with ease. I made some fun color strobes when people chose the hidden side-games from our Fat Bottom Trivia - Game Show Presentations. And it worked wonders. I even had the kids up at my booth playing with my phone, and coming back for more once they realized I controlled all the stage lights.
Here's our picks for the best of the best for streaming this summer!
Netflix has announced what is coming and going for the month of July, and we wanted to put together a little list of the streaming options that should not be missed. With all of the new series, movies, and Netflix original content, it can be a little difficult to pick your entertainment when you finally get around to all that Netflix chilling. Here is our quick little guide to take the pressure of decision making off of you!
6 Things to Watch on Netflix in July
Alright, so that is most of the summer planned. Looks like July is going to be spent on the couch!
What will you be watching this summer?
Fat City's Dusty Ramsbottom got the chance to have a chat with Brian Jones of the world famous Jones Zone!
Listen to Dusty and Brian discuss everything from the fun live events going on in the Charlotte Metro area, the new brewery in Rock Hill, the Jones Zone podcast, Brian's brother Chris who just so happens to be a stand up comedian, and they even had time to for a little Game Of Thrones talk!
Do you want to see more interviews with local celebrities?
Let us know who you think we should chat with next!
So many music streaming choices, but which one is best for you?
There are a lot of choices when it comes to streaming music, so to help you decide which is best for you, we've put together a comparison of the top 9 choices.
The Top 9 Music Streaming Options
Although the name Napster may scare some people away, the streaming music service of today is 100% legal. It was previously known by the name Rhapsody until it was relaunched in 2016 as a streaming-only service.
The streaming service has two ad-free tiers: unRadio for $4.99 per month and Premier for $9.99 per month. The Premier version comes with on-demand access to the entire library of songs and the ability to download for offline enjoyment. The lower tier has a 15 day free trial and the upper tier has a 30 day free trial.
The service has apps compatible with both IOS and Android devices, and the platform is fairly easy to use.
The biggest con is the ick factor attached to the name. Many people are still rather wary of linking themselves to Napster.
What started as a free broadcast and internet radio platform, iHeartRadio added a streaming option in order to provide a more flexible listening experience.
The streaming option is $9.99 per month, unless you plan on listening on your iOS device, then it will cost you $12.99. Your monthly fee will get you access to millions of songs that can be accessed on-demand and downloaded for off-line enjoyment. The service does offer a free trial up to 30 days depending on your device.
Compatible with iPhones, Androids, and Roku devices.
One of the biggest cons for this service is the increased price point for Apple users. Paying three extra dollars for the same exact service is a big turn-off.
Slacker Radio service is available in the U.S. and Canada and was founded in 2007. Users can create customized stations that can be shared with others.
The free tier contains ads and users cannot skip songs, but their is a $3.99 tier that is ad-free and included unlimited skips. The Premium tier is $9.99 and included on-demand and off-line listening. The service also includes stations like ABC News and ESPN radio. However, at this time it does not offer a free trial of premium services.
The platform is compatible with most devices including Sonos, Roku, and Echo.
The con for Slacker Radio is the limited range, only being available in the U.S. and Canada makes it a no-go for international audiences.
Started in 2000, Pandora Radio is a curated platform powered by the Music Genome Project. The algorithm chooses songs and artists for you based on 450 attributes.
The easy-to-use service offers three tiers: the ad-supported free tier, Pandora Plus ($4.99 per month) which is the ad-free version with unlimited skips, and Pandora Premium ($9.99 per month) the ad-free, on-demand service which includes unlimited skips and offline listening. The service offers a free trial for the paid tiers.
Just about any device you own is going to be compatible with Pandora Radio, even game consoles and home audio systems have compatibility.
Cons for Pandora include the inability to upload your own music for streaming. Also, Pandora is only available in the U.S.
Google Play Music
Launched in 2011, Google's music service app includes an online "music locker" where users can upload 50,000 songs from their own musical collections. Individual songs can also be purchased through the app.
The paid (ad-free) subscription can be purchased for individuals at $9.99 or in a family plan for $14.99. Google is currently offering a 30-day free trial, and the subscription also gets you access to YouTube Red. One of the cooler features of the service is location based playlists, for example, if you are at the gym it can suggest an upbeat workout playlist.
Cons for Google's service include the need for separate app for the music and the YouTube services.
Created by Jay-Z, Tidal is available in 52 countries and contains over 48 million songs. The service is the first to offer high-definition audio for streaming. The music is CD quality and is available offline. It also offers a lot of exclusive music, including the entire Jay-Z collection.
Tidal offers many different tiers of service including student, family, and military tiers of services. The basic service is $9.99 per month but does not include the high-def audio, you have to jump up to the $19.99 subscription if you want the premium sound. Tidal does offer a free 1 month trial.
The service is compatible with many devices, but if you are paying for the premium sound, you may want to check to make sure it is going to be worth it with whatever device you are using for listening.
There are a couple of cons for Tidal: the service is more expensive than most others if you are going with the high-def plan, the high quality audio uses up a lot of data which can add to the cost, and the music selection isn't as large as with some of the other services (unless you are a rap and hip hop fan then Tidal is definitely where you want to be.)
Launched in 2015, the on-demand streaming service offers music, videos, and a 24-hour radio station. Available in hundreds of countries, and often offers early release artist exclusives.
The service offers a $9.99 single plan, a $14.99 family plan, and a $4.99 student plan. All plans come with a 3-month free trial.
Apple Music is compatible with all Apple devices including the Apple watch as long as they are running 8.4 or later version of iOS. Some Android devices are also compatible, and you can give voice commands with the HomePod.
The biggest con for Apple Music is the poor desktop app.
Launched by a Swedish entertainment company in 2008, Spotify specializes in music and podcast streaming. It is available in most of Europe, North and South America, some of Asia, and Australia.
The service offers three tiers: the free ad-supported tier, the Premium tier ($9.99) and the family tier (14.99). All tiers include access to the 35+ million song library and includes tons of playlists and podcasts. Users can add Hulu services for just $3 per month. A 30-day free trial is currently available.
Streaming is easy with Spotify as it is compatible with many devices including most smart phones, Sonos One, Home Max, and even the PS4.
Adding your own music to the app is very difficult which can be a con for those who own large music collections already.
Amazon has two music streaming options: Amazon Prime Music which is already included in the Amazon Prime subscription and offers up over 2 million songs for streaming and Music Unlimited which the ad-free paid service that gets users access to tens of millions of songs.
Music Unlimited has two price points: $8 for those that are already subscribed to Prime and $10 for non-Prime users. They currently offer a 3-month free trial of the service.
Amazon music can be accessed via Alexa by voice command, but is also compatible with windows, iOS, and Android devices.
While still having hefty listening options, Music Unlimited doesn't have quite the range that some of the other services offer.
Finding the right music streaming service is ultimately going to come down to what you need from the service and what your listening habits are, but this list is a good way to narrow down your options. Go ahead and take advantage of some of the free trials to get a taste before picking your favorite.
What is your favorite music streaming option?
What do you like best about it?
It's official! Bill and Ted are getting the band back together.
Bill & Ted 3:Face the Music is officially being shopped at Cannes and both Keanu and Alex Winter are totally on board.
1989's iconic Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure was a science-fiction comedy starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and George Carlin. The cult classic had our two stars romping through time in order to pass a history final to keep Ted from being sent to military school in Alaska. The duo is helped by a righteous dude from the future who lends them a phone booth time machine because if the boys' band is split up it will ultimately lead to the end of the world.
The movie was followed by Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey in 1991, and now, 27 years later, we are finally getting the third installment: Bill & Ted Face the Music! The now middle-aged band mates are having trouble writing their song that is supposed to save the world, so they embark on another adventure through time. With their daughters in tow, Bill and Ted stumble across a whole new slew of historical figures and music legends.
Reeves and Winter are ready to get started on the film which is currently in pre-production. "We couldn't be more excited to get the whole band back together," said Reeves. The original creators, Chris Matheson and Ed Soloman, have reportedly been working on the script since 2010, and Dean Parisot of Galaxy Quest fame is all set to direct. With a stellar cast and plenty of talent behind the scenes, this beloved cult classic seems to be well on its way to gaining a whole new audience.
The original film grossed 40 million on a 10 million budget, which is not too shabby, before becoming a cult classic film that spawned a sequel, a TV series, a comic book tie-in, several video games, and even a couple theme park rides. It went on to be voted one of the "Best Stoner Movies of All Time" by Rolling Stone. It is safe to say that it has a bit of a following that will likely be coming out to show the love for the third installment in the franchise.
Get in the mood for the Bill & Ted reboot with a set of And Then There Was Hair Music Bingo cards! Take your bingo show back to the 80s and 90s with these radical tunes that will have your crowds playing aggressive air guitars. Oh, and don't forget:
BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER!
Since Marvel's Infinity War has been breaking box office records, it inspired us to put together a little Avenger trivia! Test your knowledge, and see if you are ready to join the team. Don't worry, you won't find any plot spoilers here!
So, how did you do? Are you an official Avenger now?
Fat City Entertainment is Excited to Announce Our Newest Entertainment Line: Costumed Character Performers!
Make your little one’s birthday party truly epic this year with a Fat City Entertainment Superhero character performer!
We have recently launched our newest entertainment category: Costumed Superheroes! Our high quality entertainers are perfect for birthday parties, charity events, special occasions, and grand openings.
Every kid has a favorite superhero that they look up to and dream about meeting, and Fat City is ready to get those Spidey senses tingling! Invite a Caped Crusader or a Man of Steel to turn an ordinary birthday party into a memorable event! Party characters add such a fun element to your event, your child won’t stop smiling for days. Watch all the birthday guests’ eyes light up in amazement as the Superhero they so admire shows up to partake in the party festivities.
You can also have a costumed character on hand at your next charity event! Our costumed heroes can mingle, take photos, and sign autographs adding an element of fun and excitement to your fundraising efforts. Characters can be booked one at a time or in a group, whatever fits the needs of your organization.
Need a little buzz for your upcoming grand opening? Have a Superhero character make an appearance at your opening to wow your customers with stories of bravery and valor! Fat City Entertainment can provide high-quality costumed performers to help you achieve the awesome launch that you deserve.
Our initial launch will focus on the popular Superheroes depicted in the recent blockbuster films (but other characters and princesses can also be booked on request!) A booking will include a 2-hour visit from our costumed performer. The superhero will spend plenty of time at your party or event taking photos with guests, signing autographs, and telling Superhero stories. Your booking will also include two high energy performances that are sure to delight those in attendance. Other customized requests are available to be added to the party, things like story time, crafts, or games. We are ready to make your little ones dreams come true, just ask!
Our performers can be hired for nearly any venue! We are happy to provide you with a costumed superhero at places like your private residence, restaurants, or even a park! Just make sure to check your party venue rules to make sure you are allowed to invite outside performers! Hint: if you are planning an outdoor event, you may want to provide a backup plan in the case of inclement weather...rain is a bit like Kryptonite to our Superheroes!
Planning a big event? No worries! Our characters are ready to entertain your group no matter how large. For maximum impact, we suggest booking two characters for groups over 30. It allows your guests to have more one-on-one time with the superhero!
We are super excited to announce this new line of entertainment! Can you tell? Contact Fat City Entertainment today so we can discuss your Superhero party needs!
Why I Started Watching Football Again After A 5 Year Hiatus - A Special "Thank You" To The NFL League And Its Players.
In my early 20s, I fell in love with the kooky characters of the Tampa Buccaneers...
…Not long after that, I was blessed to actually witness my team defeat the Oakland Raiders to claim Super Bowl XXXVII. With Brad Johnson as his QB, and too-many-other-great-characters-to-mentions-in-this-short-blog, Jon Gruden took down his former team, and made me proud to be a fan. Those were the good ol’ days, full of interesting characters, and attainable statistic records.
In the years following, despite a cornucopia of games, spectacular plays, and new players to join the league, something was lost for me. There seemed to be more hype than ever, and I continued to join my friends for fantasy football drafts. However, my season ending rank gradually dropped as my interest did. For an unknown reason, and for me at least, the game had lost its luster...
Fast-forward to 2016
This season had began relatively similar for me as it had in the several years past. There were minor excitements when I got to see my old friends that I really only meet with once a year at the Saturday draft, the week before the season officially kicks off.
I couldn’t help but notice the gathering has humbled quite a bit, and there were noticeably more wedding rings and mentions of new babies at home. I think these new concepts actually drove our typical humour in a new direction, and for the better. I must admit.
When it comes to the actual “watching” of the games, it can be quite a commitment over the course of the season. I have always appreciated the NFL more than other leagues for having a more modest 16 game schedule. Compared to 82 hockey games a year, or the seemingly endless baseball season, this is much more manageable with my schedule. Having most of the games are on Sundays like clockwork, is a thing of genius.
At the beginning of the season of the past few years, I would typically watch several games. However by week 2 or 3, I would alway seem to find a more more productive way to spend my Sundays. Before long, football was on the back of my mind, and without keeping up with the players, my fantasy team would be lacking. Before I knew it, I would be out of playoff contention to those much more dedicated than I.
Something happened during this NFL season...
I can’t quite put my finger on it, but for whatever reason, I craved that excitement that I used to hold so dearly., and I definitely believe that the current state of national and international politics has at least partly to do with it.
The more turmoil and uncertainty in the world, the more we need our comfort zones, and to know that there is stability somewhere around us. This year, I found my solace with the fun and energetic youths of the NFL. (Not you, Kaepernick)
For this, I want to thank the NFL and to thank those players who have worked so hard this year to offer us some much-needed relief.
For many of us planning a Christmas party 4-5 months ahead is considered too early and a little hard to do, because of our busy work schedules. But people often ask how early should they start planning their Christmas parties? Is early Spring or the month of August too early to start thinking about having a perfect date to book the best Christmas party entertainment in town? Most employees and party organizers are busy planning Christmas parties throughout the year. If you are planning to book the best service and venue, it is high time to start your search from now.
It is important to book a perfect Christmas Party Entertainment on account of various reasons.
First of all, you have a variety of venue options to choose from. In order to make the party memorable, you would not want to compromise on anything and won’t like to leave out anything that will make your party the best of Christmas party of the year.
Planning to book a Christmas party entertainment service beforehand gives you the advantage of determining your budget. It will give you an insight on the scope of your party. Always remember that high-end venues are booked months before the actual event date. So if you are ahead of the main wave of Christmas bookings, not only will you get your hand on a perfect venue, you will be in a better negotiable place with your client, like catering, bands, DJ, etc.
Booking early will also give you the liberty of picking up the most suitable venue for you and your colleagues. While picking a date, always remember first two weeks with Fridays and Saturdays of December are most favorable time for everyone. The nearer the date of the event, the harder it is to book your desirable venue. This becomes even more difficult if you want to have your entertainment party on weekdays. Book up fast in December for Saturdays and save money on early bookings.
Most venues offer special packages in September and October. As the Christmas day gets closer prices skyrocket due to increased demand. This is the reason why they offer special discounts for early bookings them, and this includes entertainers and caterers as well.
It is essential to book your Christmas party entertainment way before so you can get time to focus on other essential things, like sending out invitations and planning everything systematically. Your entertainment event will turn out amazing when you send out invitations to your colleagues early. In the midst of the mad rush of planning, sending out invites in the last hour means plenty of people are not going to show up. This is because most people have their Christmas holidays booked in advance.
Live entertainment has the power to bring together a spectrum of people with a broad and varied range of cultures and ethnicities. It has the ability to enrich and promote community living.
Live entertainment has been growing around the world with festivals, cultural events, fairs that do not only bring people and communities together but gives a big boost to the economy.
"We are proud of those who support Live Entertainment"
Programs usually feature singers, music bands, stand up comedians, entertainers, educationists, public speakers, street performers, pub bands, buskers, and Trivia Game Shows. These live entertainment events are also packed with activities for people from fun games to music trivia, rides, art stalls to food stalls. Another main attraction of these events is its vibrant themes that attract people towards them. Because of their low cost, people belonging to all strata of society come and enjoy at these live entertainment events.
Presence of huge crowds of people under one roof not only helps the sponsors of the event, but also the community as a whole, by bringing them together.
For instance, a concert or an orchestral recital brings a wide range of audience together, united with their mutual appreciation for the recital or music. As they sing along and sway to the music. Whether it’s music, art, theatre or game shows, they all have the ability and power to bring people of all races, colors and regions together in their hearts, stimulate their senses by transcending the boundaries of their hearts and minds.
A recent example is of the World Orchestra for Peace in Abu Dhabi. Every year, the event brings together talent from 30 countries from the world of orchestra. They are selected regardless of their culture, region, religion and color, the only thing in common is their passion, talent and skill. This event connects people from around the world having a mutual love and appreciation for orchestra. Thus, live entertainment strengthens the community through its promotion and encourage of music and culture.
Countries around the world promote live entertainment events as they help people come together and have fun by participating in game shows, performances, competitions and much more.
Festival of Cultures is another live entertainment event that aims to bring people of different ethnicities together. Every year, more than eleven cultures from eleven different countries participate in this festival, including First Nations, India, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, Ukraine, Thailand, Philippines, Serbia and United Kingdom. The event seeks to build a mutual understanding among people and their neighbors.
Raquel Salalia is the coordinator of the Festival of Cultures, who describes the event as a place to gather talented people from Yorkton and mingle with people from different cultures who have made Yorkton their home. “It is now very diverse. Yorkton, with its multiculturalism has become an adventure for people, who come across to enjoy the versatile food, delicacies, crafts and theatre.’’
The trend of live entertainment is here to stay because it helps in bringing together people of mutual interests, strengthens community and bring peace and harmony among communities.