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10 Incredible Entertainment Ideas for Chicago Conventions

A successful convention is about more than just meeting the needs of an audience; it’s also about wowing them with the right entertainment. It’s like saying, “Yes, there is more to come in the program—and it’s better than ever and just what you wanted!”

Bands

A band might seem like the expected form of entertainment (and for some convention crowds, that’s okay-ask an entertainment pro for recommendations), but certain bands can make quite the statement. A band from the period that fits the anniversary of an association or movie, for example, can take guests back and celebrate their favorite era. For conventions with a retro theme, pair the band with period refreshments and décor for an all-encompassing and entertaining atmosphere.

Performing Art

Nothing takes an evening to the next level like performing art. From classic performers to a more modern group of performers, there are a number of performing art acts that can suit an audience’s tastes and put it over-the-top.

Piano Players

No act is more versatile than a piano player. Piano players can provide background music while convention guests network or jazz up the evening with an exciting dueling piano act. Ask an entertainment agent for suggestions; the best piano players are sure to delight.

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Aerialists

Take the convention program to new heights; add aerialists to the convention entertainment line-up. Aerialists can stun guests with their amazing acts or add an entertaining twist to a formal gathering with networking and drinks.

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Stilt Walkers

Stilt walkers add interest to a crowded room or entrance way. These interesting performers can customize their act to the convention topic or program and catch the attention of the crowd.

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Caricature Artists

These artists are a hit at any event, giving guests a memorable way to remember their experience. Caricature artists can be a big hit at events where guests are costumed, giving them a fun way to show off their costume.

LED entertainer
LED Entertainers

Glow-in-the-dark entertainers are a huge hit at a convention evening program. LED entertainers can be a main stage act or circulate throughout the crowd as they network.

Atmospheric Entertainers

Themed entertainers are a key ingredient in creating an atmosphere around a convention theme. Contact an entertainment agent to select the right entertainers for the theme and, most importantly, for the convention guests.

20 Corporate Event Entertainment Ideas

conference attendees applauding conference entertainmentA business convention, conference, trade show, meeting, or seminar isn’t always just about business.  Any quality corporate event also wows and entertains their audience, giving your attendees a complete, enjoyable experience.  If you’re trying to nail down that full experience for your corporate event, contact the experts to connect you to the perfect entertainer for your audience that complements your business agenda.  Here are a few ideas to get you started planning your corporate event experience:

  1. Comedian (choose a performer that can adapt their show with information about your company)
  2. Band (type coordinates with theme)
  3. Stiltwalkers
  4. Mimes
  5. Illusionists
  6. Magicians
  7. Carnivale characters (perfect for circus theme)
  8. Roaring 20’s performers (works well with company event celebrating anniversary from that time)
  9. Showgirls (perfect entrance entertainers)
  10. Frank Sinatra tribute (or any celebrity related to a time period theme)
  11. Pianists
  12. Mariachi band
  13. Tarot & Psychic entertainer
  14. Blues entertainer
  15. Orchestra (any size dependant on your venue)
  16. Reggae performers
  17. Steel drum performers
  18. Juggler
  19. Hypnotist
  20. Mentalist

If you want to narrow down the list to entertainers that connect with your audience and theme, contact an entertainment agent.  They can select and coordinate all the details of your corporate event entertainment so you can plan the complete experience for your guests.