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The One Tip All Special Event Planners Need to Know About Booking Entertainment

The One Tip All Special Event Planners Need to Know About Booking Entertainment

If you have spent any time in the event planning business, then you realize that hiring the right entertainment can make a huge difference in whether your client and their guests are satisfied. Whether it is a wedding, a corporate event, or a private get-together, there is one thing you need to know before you even start to look for an act.

If you’re going to book the right entertainment, you need to understand the purpose of the special event.

Let’s consider a few ways that this simple rule will influence your quest for the perfect live entertainer.

  • Selecting age-appropriate entertainment – If you are planning a child’s birthday party, you are obviously going to be looking at a different catalog of entertainment than you would for a wedding. A magician, a band that plays kids music, or a DJ with a family-friendly playlist may be just what you need.
  • What energy do you need to create? – With a wedding, there is already exciting energy due to the happy couple starting their new life together. However, if you are celebrating a corporate milestone or a release of a new product, it may require a little more energy to get employees excited.
  • Setting the mood – Even at a wedding, different couples will have a different vibe. Some will want more slow dances, especially if the crowd is a little older. A younger party may want a band that knows all the latest chart toppers.

The Entertainment Agency Every Event Planner Should Know

The next time you are looking for the perfect live entertainment for a special event, contact SGM Events in San Diego. If you want to give your clients the best, call 800.670.7308 or contact us online today!

Top Tips for Live Wedding Entertainment

Top Tips for Live Wedding Entertainment

It’s your wedding, so you are definitely the main event. That having been said, you want your guests to enjoy themselves, and that usually means music and other forms of entertainment. Here are a few tips for live wedding entertainment to make sure your special day is one your guests will look back on fondly for years to come.

  • Hire the right MC – The master of ceremonies is in charge of making sure your guests are enjoying themselves. He or she is going to be doing the introductions, so it is important that they know everyone who is going to have to be introduced, from the wedding party to those giving speeches. That makes phonetic name spelling a good idea to help with pronunciation. While the MC should be able to add some humor to liven things up, the focus should never be switched from you to the person on the mic.
  • Use a professional DJ – A DJ should be able to listen to your needs and supply hours of the type of music that you want your guests to enjoy without you constantly having to intervene. Sometimes that means hiring the right DJ to match the type of music you want to be played. At other times it may mean providing some examples of songs and letting the DJ take it from there.
  • Bands and Musicians – There is nothing quite like live music at a wedding. When you really want your guests to have a great time dancing and listening, the perfect band or musician can really make the evening.

All of the Live Wedding Entertainment to Meet Your Needs

SGM Events is your source for the best MCs, DJs, bands, musicians, and more! Whether you want a photo booth for guests to create their own memories or a magician to add your own unique flair to the evening, we can help you hire the top acts in San Diego. Give us a call today at 800.670.7308, or you can contact us online to help you book the best wedding entertainment in your area.

Why Book Your Wedding Entertainment Through an Entertainment Booking Agency in San Diego?

Why Book Your Wedding Entertainment Through an Entertainment Booking Agency in San Diego?

Whether you are planning a wedding, a corporate event, or a small private event, in or near San Diego the entertainment can play an important role in making the event memorable. So how can you ensure that you are booking the best service at a great rate? Here are a few reasons to use an entertainment booking agency.

  • Save time – Why waste valuable time sifting through hundreds of available performers in your area? An entertainment booking agency will have already curated a selection of the best talent who are easy to work with and meet the budget of clients.
  • Save money – Speaking of budget, don’t assume you can save money by cutting out the middleman. The whole point of an agency is to get you the best value for your money, so while you may be able to save a few dollars (and end up getting what you paid for), you can also save a bunch versus trying to book high-end acts on your own.
  • Get the best DJs/acts – From internationally renowned DJs to local singer songwriters (and everything in between), the only way to ensure the act you book is up to snuff is to hire them through an agency that committed to excellence. For example, if you read the testimonials here on the SGM Events website, you will quickly see how many satisfied customers have enjoyed really memorable events thanks to our professional connections in the industry.

Hire Your Special Event Entertainment Today

If you are planning an event in San Diego or the surrounding areas, contact SGM Events today by calling 800.670.7308. You can also check out our impressive list of artists right here on our website.

Artist Feature: The Curt Owen Duo

Artist Feature: The Curt Owen Duo

The Curt Owen Duo has been playing music in San Diego since 2013 and has performed at a countless number of private, corporate and wedding events and is a unique act for anyone seeking live entertainment. Curt Owen is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who pulls inspiration from a variety of musical genres including Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Folk and more. Gabe Fleming is a bassist who has performed with several different musical groups and just like Curt, shares a love for varying musical genres. The musical flavor and taste of The Curt Owen Duo is one that strikes a chord with audiences of all age groups. (more…)

Artist Feature: Euphoria Brass Band

Artist Feature: Euphoria Brass Band

Euphoria Brass Band is a San Diego based musical collective that serves up a contemporary mix of old school New Orleans traditional brass band jazz, funky street beats and new school edginess with a West Coast feeling! They are extremely unique and the only one of their kind in the San Diego area. Coined a West Coast Fusion Brass Band, they give the classic New Orleans style brass band a west coast flair and keep things interesting. The band can be booked is a stand-alone stage show or can be mobile on foot while blaring away at the horns and one beating drum.

Euphoria Brass Band was created in 2011 by two New Orleans transplants, Ron Bocian and David Bandrowski and local jazz radio DJ, Drew Miller. They quickly assembled a top notch, hard-hitting horn section: Steve Ebner (trumpet), April West (trombone), David Jackson (tenor sax), JP Balmat (baritone & alto sax, clarinet) and Wayne Rice (sousaphone). Euphoria Brass Band is proud to have been nominated five years in a row for various San Diego Music Awards since their inception in 2011! Embracing the exciting spirit of improvisation with a hard funk edge, Euphoria Brass Band has become known for their incendiary high energy shows…. guaranteed to get a crowd smiling, dancing and having a good time. Euphoria Brass Band always leaves them wanting more!

In the short time they have been together, EBB has quickly become a Southern California favorite, playing many high profile music venues, festivals, parades, corporate events and weddings. For more information about the band please inquire today!

Sacred Mountain

Sacred Mountain

Located in the quaint historical town of Julian in Southern California you will find Sacred Mountain, just a short drive from San Diego, California. Sacred Mountain consists of two unique ranches; Sacred Mountain Retreat and Sacred Mountain Private Ranch.  Each of these two private ranches have distinct rustic elegance and charm.  The property is extremely private, with a dreamy atmosphere of  character and tranquility that is suitable for weddings and private or corporate events. This country estate celebrates four seasons each with distinct natural beauty creating perfect spaces for your event or wedding vision! Here are some details on the property: (more…)

Champagne Event Co.

Champagne Event Co.

Champagne Event Co. – Dress shop by day and creative event space at night. That’s the slogan of the event space at McKenzie Rae Dresses in downtown San Diego. This space has 6,384 square feet of usable space with all natural wood floors, exposed historic brick, a large open floor plan and offers a basement option on top of the ground floor. By day the space is open and inviting with natural light coming in from the windows and doubles up as a bridal dress shop. By night, the space is lit up by eight stunning custom chandeliers. Wether you are having a wedding, private party or corporate event you can use your imagination you create the perfect event with Champagne Event. Co.

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Artist Feature: Cassie B Project

Artist Feature: Cassie B Project

In this artist feature we are showcasing a very unique Southern California act: The Cassie B Project. Cassie B spent most of her childhood in musical theater, which taught her the importance of becoming a well-rounded performer. Cassie B has performed in roles such as Beth in Little Women and the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Cassie B Project performances are known for their energetic and engaging experience and it’s their goal as a band to bring happiness and fun to everyone’s heart! Cassie B believes she has been given this gift of singing and performing to pass on a message of happiness and positivity; to let go and be gracious with the beautiful time we have on this earth. There are many bands to this unique project and each of them cater to specific types of events:

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Alternative Entertainment Ideas For Your Company Party

Alternative Entertainment Ideas For Your Company Party

Looking for some unique ways to keep your guests entertained at your company party? Maybe you already have a DJ or live band booked for the night but you want to spice things up a bit. Look no further as we provide some alternative entertainment ideas for your company party!

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Artist Feature: CalPhonics

Artist Feature: CalPhonics

In this week’s artist feature, we proudly showcase the talents of one of the best dance bands in Southern California: CalPhonics. Their incredible attention to detail, diverse song selection, and contagious dance energy shows how they’ve had great success in performing for the likes of Facebook, Qualcomm, and Anaheim Ducks. The quality of their covers is unparalleled as they focus on mastering the little things such as background vocals and harmonies.

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