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Event Planning Trends for 2019: Diversity

Event Planning Trends for 2019: Diversity

When it comes to event planning, diversity is more than just a buzzword. More than ever, the US is awakening to the importance of representation. In order to celebrate diversity in our personal lives, it is important to give proper attention to representation when it comes to special events. Here are two ways you can do this whether you are planning a private or a corporate event.

  • Diverse food – There is beauty in cuisine from all around the world. At your next event, why not hire a caterer who specializes in food from a particular region. This can result in enjoying authentic ethnic cuisine rather than the Americanized version most of us are used to eating at restaurants.
  • Diverse entertainment – Whether it be diverse music styles or performers, your entertainment can showcase the cultures that make this nation what it is today. For example, at SGM Events, you can book a modern funk band like The Soultones, or a Brazilian solo artist like Dusty Brough. Check out our artist list for a variety of genres of performer.

San Diego Bands, DJs, and More!

At SGM Events, we’re all about making sure that you have the right entertainment to make your event really special. Whether that means hiring a particular style of musician or booking a magician is up to you. Our artists are the gold standard in the industry. Make an inquiry about our performers today by calling 800.670.7308, or you can make a booking inquiry right here on our website.

Tips for Throwing the Ultimate Office Holiday Party

Tips for Throwing the Ultimate Office Holiday Party

Let’s face it – a lot of people just go to the office holiday party for the booze. It’s time to shake things up and throw an office party that really rocks. Here are the must-haves for this year’s bash.

  • Rent a venue – Having the office party at the office feels too close to work for anyone to really relax (that’s why they go straight for the alcohol). Renting a venue for the party can help everyone to loosen up a little.
  • Use a caterer – The better the food, the better the party. A great meal is something that everyone can come together over.
  • Hire the right entertainment – Now that you have everyone loosened up with a change of scenery and some good food, it’s time to really wow them. Hiring a professional DJ can liven up the party and may even get the office wallflower to have a little fun.

Hire the Best Professional DJs in Southern California

SGM Events is your source for the best DJs in the San Diego area. Our acts are always professional and timely (after all, you’re still running a business even if this is a night to party), and we have an array of professionals to choose from so you can cater to the music preferences of your team.

To get the party started, call 800.670.7308 today, or you can check out our live acts and make a booking inquiry right here from our website.

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Hiring Entertainment for Corporate Events

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Hiring Entertainment for Corporate Events

Entertainment plays a vital role in just about any special event, and this holds true in the corporate world as well. However, corporate events require the right touch when choosing entertainment. Here are a few mistakes that event planners often make, so you can avoid them.

  • Hiring entertainment simply because it is expected – Yes, you should have entertainers at your corporate event, but matching the entertainment to the objective of the occasion is important. Otherwise, even a good entertainer can end up out of place.
  • Not considering who will be at the event – In the corporate world, we are usually trained not to think about things like age, gender, race, or other factors that can be divisive. However, these demographics are the exact things that can help you to choose the right type of entertainment for your team.
  • Just hiring some local talent that you saw at a club or heard of through a friend – Corporate events require a professional touch, and that means hiring acts that are represented by an agency like SGM Events. You know the agency vets the acts so that you get the performance and professional courtesy your staff deserves.

Hire the Best Live Entertainment for Your Corporate Function Today

SGM Events has the acts you need in order to entertain and impress at your next corporate event. Learn more about the performers on our website and then call 800.670.7308 to discuss your event with an agent. You can also make a booking inquiry online for added convenience.

Reasons to Book a Live Band for Your Next Special Event

Reasons to Book a Live Band for Your Next Special Event

Every special event deserves to have some live entertainment. Here are a few of the many reasons that a live band can be just the act you’re looking for.

  • Turn ordinary into extraordinary – You can have a great private event with a variety of forms of live entertainment. However, there is something about musicians playing the music right there in front of your guests that will make it memorable for them.
  • Have a unique experience – Live music creates a relationship between the audience and the band. The band works hard to create excitement and get people on the dance floor. They, in turn, get energy from seeing how people react to the show. The end result is that no matter how experienced or professional the band is, you’re always going to have a unique experience because the band is playing for you and your guests and feeding off the excitement that you give back to them.
  • A band can save your event – If the weather is bad, attendance isn’t what you expected, or the food ends up being subpar, these are all things that can ruin a wedding or another event. However, the right band can turn everything around from the very first song.

Your Source for San Diego’s Best Live Entertainment

Whether you need a band for your next live event or you want to stick with something more traditional like an experienced DJ, SGM Events in San Diego has you covered. We represent the best live entertainment in the area. So don’t make your guests settle for someone playing tunes on an iPhone and over a Bluetooth speaker. Call 800.670.7308 or make your inquiry online, and turn your next event into an extravaganza!

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.

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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Unique Entertainment For Corporate Events

Unique Entertainment For Corporate Events

Sometimes it can be stressful trying to find that perfect entertainment for your corporate event. Live music is a great go-to option especially since you can’t go wrong with a band or DJ. But if you’re looking for something a bit more different for this year’s big occasion, continue reading for a list of some unique entertainment for corporate events.

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Things To Consider For Company Party Entertainment

Things To Consider For Company Party Entertainment

Going all out for a holiday party for your colleagues? By now, you’ve locked in a venue and a date — but choosing the right entertainment for your party is crucial. Is your party better suited with a DJ playing all the guests’ favorite hits or would a live band energize the atmosphere? Whichever you choose, we’ve got you covered on some things to consider for company party entertainment.

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