Live performers add a memorable element to any reception, corporate event, or anniversary celebration. In addition, live performers can be surprisingly affordable. Work with your caterer to book a live singer or dance performance to your event. Caterers have an extensive network of contacts within the hospitality field along with the experience of witnessing the value live performances add to an evening.
The traditional wedding band was popular for decades; and that’s because there is something special about live performances. However, guests today want to hear their favorite songs sung exactly they way they hear them at home or on the radio. A cover band doesn’t evoke the emotions the original songs often do.
So instead of asking a full band to play for an entire event, book a special performance for a limited period of time. For example, you could have a singer and piano player perform at the start of the evening and during special moments, like the mother-son dance. In fact, most live performers will require a break, forcing you to play recorded music anyway.
If your family comes from a specific heritage, you could ask a local group to come perform. For example, if you are Scottish, you can easily find a Scottish dance troupe to come for a 20 minute show to celebrate your family’s history. Of if you are hosting a non-profit fundraiser, you could ask an affiliated community group to come perform. And there is nothing quite like a live singer to perform the special song for a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary.
For just a few hundred dollars, you could make your event considerably more memorable with live performers. Think creatively and come up with a mix of music so your guests can enjoy both their favorite recordings and an unexpected surprise.