You’re in the midst of planning a fantastic themed event, and you want entertainment to perfectly compliment your theme. The budget doesn’t allow for a national celebrity or “headliner”, so you begin looking into the idea of booking a tribute act. However, you quickly begin to realize that there are many different varieties of musical tributes. We’ve outlined a few important distinctions to help you better understand the world of booking musical tributes shows.
Look-alikes & Impersonators
Look-alikes & impersonators are great for lighthearted events such as “meet & greets” and photo opportunities. A few classic examples would be Elvis, Michael Jackson and Marylin Monroe impersonators. Some Look-alikes & impersonators travel with a band and require sound, lighting and stage support, so it’s important to go over all the technical requirements before booking. Song selection and duration of performance is another important factor to be considered. Not all Impersonators actually sing or put on a show, so this is something to be aware of as well. Continue reading
A great event, like a great performance, is always more than the sum of it’s parts. It’s about bringing to life a cohesive vision that creates a positive buzz and lasting impression on guests. It’s also about communicating the vibe, spirit or ethos of an organization. So knowing how to pick the right entertainment is really important. One of the things that we see our event planner friends struggling with from time to time is having to wear the hat of the “talent buyer”. They want great live entertainment that will seamlessly flow with the theme and tone of their events but all to often end up limiting themselves to a few recommendations from venue managers or colleagues. Playing it safe can be a wise choice as there are many aspects to the talent buying process as well as pitfalls to avoid. However only working a small talent pool can seriously limit the overall vision and scope of an event. TheShowStore.com exists to provide event planners with access to the web’s largest single database of themed live event entertainment, as well as to be an event entertainment producer. However for those do-it-yourselfers we wanted to provide you with some important things to know when shopping for event entertainment. Continue reading