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An Event Planners Guide To Musical Tribute Shows

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