Event Checklist

Do NOT settle for less than you want. The average customer only buys a band once or twice in their life time. Be sure you have exactly what you want as the entertainment can make or break your event. Check!
Prioritize your entertainment budget. If the entertainment is the most important or the least important element of your event, spend accordingly. Clients often say, "As long as there is a great band and plenty to drink, it will be a great party." Check!
Understand your goals. Whether you are doing a new product rollout, or trying to entertain a wide variety of guests at a reception, convey your message to your event planner or entertainment consultant. A great band will gladly modify their show to suit your needs. Check!
Lay out your event properly. The importance of properly locating the stage, dance floor, bars, buffets, tables, etc., cannot be overstated. For example, if the band is in one room and the mixed beverages are in another, you will hinder the success of your party. Check!
Song selection. With enough advance notice, the band will be glad to learn special songs for your event, and if you have a preference for one or more generes of music, the artist can shade the show in that direction. The band will also gladly not play anything you do not like. The band is always adding songs, so be sure to ask if you do not see what you want. Check!
Stay in touch! No detail is too small for a successful event. The better the communication before the event, the happier everyone will be after the event. Asking to speak to the band leader even before you sign your contract may help you make the right decision. Check!
Prepare to Party! Now that everything has been carefully planned, and you have surrounded yourself with experienced professionals who are adept at flexing with the unforeseen, you’ve earned yourself an event to remember. Relax and enjoy! Check!