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Throw a Fall Festival in Your Own Backyard!

Brittany Anderson

Hay bales, pumpkins, and gourds galore! Get everyone in the fall mood when you bring your favorite fall festival activities to your own backyard - the kids will love it! Keep reading for our top vendors to book, food & drink ideas, and tips for decor & extra fun activities. ... MORE

Posted September 19, 2018

What's so funny? How to hire a Comedian

Marissa Latshaw

Turn on the news, pick up the paper, pretty much wherever you turn, you’re hearing about the plummeting stock market, the dried-up real estate market, or the latest job cuts. In times like these, we all need to laugh, which is probably why movies like Madea Goes to Jail and He’s Just Not that Into You are tops at the box office.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

Tips for Hiring a Comedian

Chelsea Pellegrino

If you're looking for a night of laughs, hiring a comedian for your event is the way to go! According to Rick Lewis (Scottsdale, AZ), comedy is a bonding experience. "Comedy is the most painless team building exercise there is." A comedian can offer a great way to break the ice, lighten spirits and get guests talking at an event. There are a few things to consider when hiring a comedian for an event. That's why we asked our top comedians for their advice on how to choose the right jokester for your function.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

5 Tips for Hiring an Event Photographer

Nicole Steeger

Life's special moments deserve to be preserved with beautiful photographs. Wedding and Event Photographers are the talented professionals who can help make that happen for you. From weddings and birthdays to graduations and christenings, an event photographer can capture the beauty and importance of all occasions, while creating memories that will last a lifetime.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

Party Tip: Estimating Drinks

Marta Block

It's one of the central questions of party planning, how much will people drink? How much should you buy? The most common estimate given for adults is 1 drink per hour, per person. So, if you're having 20 guests for a three hour cocktail party you'll need a total of 60 drinks.  Of course, you know your friends and their drinking habits best, and there are other things to consider.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

How To Book A Band

Drew Stoga

Contrary to what some may say, you really don't need a professional event planner or booking agent to book a band. Event planners are very helpful folks for very many things, but they aren't the only ones who can hire entertainment. GigMasters has helped book entertainment for over 400,000 events, the majority of these clients were ordinary people looking to hire bands, entertainers or vendors for their party.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

How To Choose a DJ

Amy

Most people's personal DJ experience does not range much farther than their desk at work, or in their car. While at my desk, I only take on the responsibility of choosing songs on Spotify or Apple Music as the background of my workday.... MORE

Posted June 20, 2018

Helping Your DJ Create A Memorable Event

Nicole Steeger

What can you do to ensure the success of your event? Hiring the right DJ is the key. The right DJ takes responsibility for your event’s success and will gladly work with you to create a fun and unique reception that is tailored to you and your needs. (GigMasters has some tips on how to choose your DJ). The following tips (from some of our own GigMasters DJs) will help you work with your DJ to put together an event to remember:... MORE

Posted June 19, 2018

Top 5 Entertainers for Summer Parties

Brittany Anderson

Throwing a kids’ party in spring time means the options are endless when choosing a theme, venue, and entertainment. We have plenty of local kids’ vendors that will create an unforgettable experience at your child’s party. ... MORE

Posted April 04, 2018

Spring Party Themes for Kids' Parties!

Brittany Anderson

The birds are singing and the sun is shining; spring is right around the corner! It’s a time of renewal and growth, and there’s plenty to celebrate! Kids love this season because they can finally get out and play! That’s why we’ve hand-picked these kids’ party themes that will make them spring with joy. ... MORE

Posted February 21, 2018

Real Event: Christmas in July

Brittany Anderson

The Party Starts Here at GigMasters and our clients sure do know how to party! It may not be Christmas just yet, but it’s never too early to get in the holiday spirit.  How do you do that, you might ask?  Well you throw a Christmas in July party with 12 of your best friends!  And, no Christmas in July party is complete without a visit from the big guy in red. ... MORE

Posted July 25, 2017

No Spoilers Here: Surprise Party Planning Tips

Chelsea Pellegrino

SURPRISE – planning a party takes work, especially when you’re trying to keep it under wraps! Before planning a surprise party, you should ask yourself…does the person I’m planning this for actually like surprises? If the answer is no, then you have an entirely different party to plan. If the answer is yes, we suggest you read on for our suggestions on entering stealth mode and putting together a spoiler-free surprise event.... MORE

Posted October 21, 2015

Fall Party Ideas

Drew Stoga

With all due respect to summer, I have to say that fall is now my favorite time of year. Once upon a time, summer was king.  It used to mean something. Basically summer meant no school. Now that summer means little more to me than having to crank up the office AC, I have a new favorite season - fall.... MORE

Posted August 31, 2015

Party Personality QUIZ: What's Your Perfect Venue?

Chelsea Pellegrino

You’re having a party- the real question is, where? Does your vision work best for a banquet hall? Do you need an outside area so guests have room to run around? Or, are you someone who prefers to celebrate from the comfort of your own home? Take our Party Personality quiz to determine which venue will work best for your event!... MORE

Posted July 23, 2015

Back to School

Drew Stoga

Can it be?  Is summer really almost over? With Labor Day drawing ominously near, I am sorry to report that only one (1!) month of summer remains - even less for schools that open their doors in late August. Better make the best of it kids, it’s almost time to go back to school! The good news is that there is still time to enjoy what is left of summer.... MORE

Posted July 23, 2015

Summer of 2015 Party Playlist

Erin Freed

Ah, summer- the season where the weather is warmer, the days are longer, and your calendar is filling up with parties. Good company and great entertainment go hand-in-hand when throwing a memorable bash. Since music plays a key role in setting the mood of the party, we’ve put together a playlist to keep your guests happy and upbeat! ... MORE

Posted June 04, 2015

Do I Need an Event App?

Marissa Latshaw

The following is a guest article written by Justin Gonzalez of DoubleDutch. Whether you’re planning a 10,000 attendee tradeshow or a 20 person corporate leadership conference, you’ve probably thought about mobile event apps. When should you make the leap? What should you expect to get from the investment? How do you create a mobile strategy?... MORE

Posted April 08, 2015

Event Transportation Guide

Nicole Steeger

Whether you want to get guests to and from an event safely, or simply want to arrive in style, the right vehicle can add the perfect finishing touch to an event. Let's look at some popular event types and some fabulous rides that would make a statement.... MORE

Posted April 02, 2015

Vendor Contracts

Marissa Latshaw

GigMasters ALWAYS recommends the use of contracts – for both vendors and clients.  While (fingers crossed) your event should go as planned - anything can happen and you want to be covered.  You don’t want any unpleasant surprises leading up to, or on, the day of your event.... MORE

Posted November 19, 2014

Best Of BizBash NY Awards

Chelsea Pellegrino

Best of BizBash 2014 Human tables, walking trees, a life-sized snowglobe. No, it wasn’t a movie set – it was BizBash Live! At this year’s New York Expo, event professionals from the Northeast and beyond gathered to show off their amazing and innovative products and services. Not only did GigMasters get to spread the word about our service, but we also got the chance to see some of the top event amenities in the country! There were so many amazing vendors, but we simply had to acknowledge some of the best that we saw. We present to you our 2014 BizBash NY “Best Of” Awards!!... MORE

Posted October 31, 2014

15 Cult Movie Party Ideas

Terri Zimmer

Some movies are so amazing, you can watch them again and again and again - until you start quoting them in casual conversation. You're not alone. These movies are called cult movies for a reason - those who love the same movie have a similar (maybe slightly warped) shared mindset, heavily influenced by the film.  ... MORE

Posted October 29, 2014

GigMasters' 2nd Party With A Purpose Contest!

Chelsea Pellegrino

It's no secret that we love a good party - especially when it's for a great cause. So, by popular demand, we present to you: GigMasters' 2nd Party With A Purpose Contest! In case you weren't tuned into the first one, or simply need a refresher, check out the the details...... MORE

Posted September 06, 2014

3 Cost Cutting Tips for Your Event

Marta Block

Your normal party budget probably isn't as big as the budget for a wedding reception. But just the same, you'd probably still like to make it a little smaller. Many of the money saving tips given to brides and grooms can also be used for birthday and holiday parties.... MORE

Posted June 13, 2014

Create Your Own Party Theme

Chelsea Pellegrino

We must admit, we’ve seen some pretty creative party themes in our time, everything from mustachioed bashes to butterfly birthday parties to après ski celebrations! With each party we see, it's always impressive how every little detail seems to tie in perfectly with the theme! But, what if you just can’t seem to stumble across a theme you really love. What if your child loves a character, toy or movie that doesn’t have any commercial products fit for parties? Or, what if you just want to put your own fresh take on a common style? Believe it or not, creating a theme is easier than you think. Here are some great tips for turning any idea into a party!... MORE

Posted April 25, 2014

Venue Spotlight: Denver Botanic Gardens

Chelsea Pellegrino

When you think Denver, you probably picture the majestic Rocky Mountains and ski resorts. Take a trip to York Street, however, and you'll forever remember Colorado as home to the most beautiful flower gardens you've ever seen! That's all thanks to the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens.... MORE

Posted April 14, 2014

4 Spring Party Ideas

Chelsea Pellegrino

Good riddance, winter - spring has officially sprung! While the weather may have some catching up to do, we're not waiting to celebrate the arrival of a new season. Neither should you! We've put together four fabulous ideas to ring in spring the right way. ... MORE

Posted April 02, 2014

Why Choose GigMasters For Your Wedding Entertainment

Marissa Latshaw

Finding wedding entertainment is easy. Finding the right wedding band for you, well that's not so easy. That's why over 40,000 couples have trusted GigMasters to help them find the perfect entertainment for their special day. Perhaps you imagine a romantic string quartet gently playing as you glide into the room. Or, maybe you want a rockin' DJ to get all of your guests on the dance floor. If you can dream it, you can find it on GigMasters - everything from swing bands to DJs, Elvis impersonators to Belly Dancers. GigMasters makes it quick and easy to search our database of over 9,000 performers and party professionals, delivering up the best matches for your vision, location, and budget. We truly care about your wedding and want to make sure that the entire process of researching, comparing, and booking entertainment goes smoothly. Here's what some couples have to say:... MORE

Posted March 31, 2014

When To Book Your Event Vendors

Nicole Steeger

Booking the perfect vendors for any event is crucial. Knowing when to book is the first and most important step in the search process. The earlier you book, the easier it is to ensure that you will have your first choice in event vendors. Waiting too long can make planning stressful and potentially leave you with a selection you are not entirely happy about. ... MORE

Posted March 06, 2014

Starting the Search for Event Vendors

Chelsea Pellegrino

Whatever your event may be, one thing is for certain - you want the best vendor possible. Well, you’re off to a great start by choosing GigMasters! With over 25,000 vendors in categories like Musical Entertainment, Variety Acts, Speakers, Party Rentals, Transportation and Event Services, we’ll help you find the perfect match for your special occasion.... MORE

Posted March 06, 2014

Venue Spotlight: The Chicory

Chelsea Pellegrino

Since it’s almost time to break out those Mardi Gras beads, it’s only appropriate to spotlight a venue in good old New Orleans! Whether you’re looking to host a Mardi Gras celebration, a wedding reception or anything in between, look no further than The Chicory.... MORE

Posted February 17, 2014

How to Hire a Tribute Act

Nicole Steeger

Tribute acts are a very popular form of event entertainment. These acts specialize in playing all of your favorite tunes from a specific band or musical act. Finding talented Tribute Acts can be easy, if you know where to look and what questions to ask. GigMasters has hundreds of phenomenal Tribute Acts that cover a wide variety of memorable groups and eras. To help you find the perfect Tribute Act for your event, we asked our top members to offer a few tips that will help you find the right fit for your event. Here's what they had to say.... MORE

Posted February 12, 2014

How to Hire a Karaoke DJ

Lindsay Megale

Hiring a Karaoke DJ can add fun and engaging musical entertainment to your event. According to GigMasters' DJ Michael Stinson, AAA DIAL A DJ Disc Jockeys & Karaoke DJs Service (Chicago, IL), it's okay for everyone to admit that it is always fun to see your friends, coworkers, or family members singing with all their heart while making a fool of themselves. A Karaoke DJ can truly liven up your event and most definitely add some laughter. ... MORE

Posted February 12, 2014

Swallowing Swords and Juggling Fire with the Pickled Brothers

Drew Stoga

We wanted to start your week with something a little out of the ordinary so we are posting our exclusive chat with Travis Fessler of The Pickled Brothers Sideshow (Florence, KY). The Pickled Brothers are a fire-eating, sword-swallowing, kinfe-juggling circus team whose everyday life is full of death deifying stunts. Their everyday work routine is probably just a little different than yours. So without further ado, step right up and enjoy our interview with Travis... MORE

Posted February 12, 2014

Tips for Hiring an Impersonator

Nicole Steeger

Impersonators are a truly a special breed of performer. With an uncanny likeness in appearance and voice, professional celebrity impersonators can make you believe you are truly meeting a superstar. Finding a talented and skilled impersonator can be easy - if you know where to look, and what questions to ask. Here at GigMasters we have hundreds of amazing celebrity lookalikes that are perfect for any event.... MORE

Posted January 30, 2014

2014 Event Trends

Chelsea Pellegrino

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something…called a cragel? This isn’t the traditional bridal rhyme gone wrong - it’s a list of predictions for party design trends in 2014!... MORE

Posted January 24, 2014

Creative Collaborations at The Special Event 2014

Mary Ellen Skawinski

With our bags packed days in advance, it wasn’t hard to tell just how excited we were for our big trip to The Special Event Show in Nashville, TN. Joined by GigMasters Co-Founder Michael Caldwell, our crew braved sub-zero wind chills and frozen roadways on the first leg of our journey to the one and only Music City, USA. Little did we know we’d go on to face cancelled flights, standby miracles, and a whole lot of airport shenanigans.... MORE

Posted January 15, 2014

Tips for Hiring a Soloist

Nicole Steeger

Hiring musical entertainment for your event can truly help make your celebration more magical. Soloists are great entertainers for a all kinds of special events. From singers and acoustic guitarists, to violinists and flutists, GigMasters offers a wide variety of solo acts to help you find the right fit for your event. But, sometimes finding the perfect performer can take time. Knowing what criteria to look for, and asking the right questions, can really help you save time.... MORE

Posted December 23, 2013

Tips for Hiring a Harpist

Lindsay Megale

Are you looking to add a stunning touch of grace and elegance to a memorable celebration? GigMasters' Pro harpist Jessica Frost (Winchester, VA) explains, "The harp itself naturally adds elegance and sophistication to an event." To ensure a successful and stress free event, you must know what to consider when choosing a harpist. That is why we have asked our top harpists for important tips and advice to guide you through the selection process to guarantee that you will be satisfied with your entertainment." ... MORE

Posted December 20, 2013

How to Hire a Jazz Band

Ryan Levesque

Booking a band for your special event is a great entertainment option for a host that is looking to have live music. There are many styles of bands to choose from which makes it easy to find the perfect fit for your event. Jazz Bands are a common choice for party planning clients and they continue to rise in popularity. There are many different styles of Jazz Bands out there, which means that searching can sometimes feel overwhelming. That's why we've asked some of our top Jazz Bands to give us a few pointers on how to find the right fit for your event. Let's get to it.... MORE

Posted December 20, 2013

How to Hire a Live Band

Drew Stoga

By Carey Kleiman of CK Band Booking a live band for your special event is always a great idea. Live music adds atmosphere to any gathering and can make your event the one that people talk about for years to come. If you aren't yet sure whether or not you should hire a band for your event - try this test:  Ask yourself how many run-of-the-mill office parties you have been to.  They are all the same - you and your co-workers all put in an appearance, force a little conversation and then leave as soon as the boss looks the other way.... MORE

Posted December 20, 2013

Tips on Hiring a Rock Band

Lindsay Megale

A live music performance creates a unique atmosphere and fun vibe at any event. If you want your event to really rock, then you should hire a rock band (obviously!). But, how do you know which rock band to choose? Well, that's where we can help. We interviewed our top Rock Bands to find out what tips they have for selecting the right band  for your event. So, let's get to it...... MORE

Posted December 20, 2013

Tips For Hiring An Acoustic Guitarist

Chelsea Pellegrino

An acoustic guitarist can bring a lovely, unique sound to your next event, but there are many things to consider before hiring one. Member Barry Pollack (Seattle, WA) puts it perfectly when he says, "The musician's role is more than just playing the music- a great musician creates an atmosphere!" At GigMasters, our goal is to match you up with a performer that creates the ideal atmosphere for your event. That's why we have asked some of our own acoustic guitarists to provide tips on what steps should be taken to find the perfect acoustic guitarist for your event. Check out the awesome advice they shared with us!... MORE

Posted December 20, 2013

Tips for Hiring a Belly Dancer

Chelsea Pellegrino

Whether you're looking to get your guests off their feet, or provide them with a show they can sit back and enjoy, a belly dancer can be a great addition to any event. Even though the art of belly dancing has been a tradition for centuries, these performers are more popular than ever. That's why we are here to give you the scoop on how to select one for your next shindig!... MORE

Posted December 20, 2013

How To Hire A Hypnotist

Chelsea Pellegrino

Only one kind of entertainer can make your guests forget their names, dance ballet and believe they're a famous celebrity all in the same sitting- a hypnotist! Your party is sure to be packed with laughs if you hire this unique performer, but what do you need to know before you book?... MORE

Posted December 20, 2013

Tips for Hiring a One Man Band

Lindsay Megale

Hiring a One Man Band is a great way to add live music entertainment to a special event, especially if you have a limited amount of space. These talented individuals know how to put on a great show on their own. We talked to our top performers in this category for their advice for clients looking to hire a One Man Band.... MORE

Posted December 20, 2013

Tips for Hiring a Clown

Nicole Steeger

Clowns are very popular kids' party performers. They are perfect for children's birthday parties, community events and family get-togethers. When looking to hire a clown, you will realize that there are many different types of clowns to choose from, each offering different specialties, costumes and routines. With such a wide variety of options out there, it pays to do your research before hiring a clown. So, how do you find the right fit? Glad you asked! We have spoken to some of our top clown performers and asked their advice on how clients can select the perfect performer. Here's what they had to say:... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

5 Tips for Hiring a Public Speaker

Nicole Steeger

Whether you are looking to inspire an audience, motivate employees or address a graduating class, hiring a public speaker is the perfect way to encourage and engage any audience. Hiring a public speaker is a great idea for everything from a corporate retreat to college orientation. There are many types of public speakers and typically each one will have their own distinct style and message. With such a wide range of talented individuals to choose from, finding the right person to connect with your guests can sometimes be a bit challenging.... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

How to Hire Stand Up Comedians

Drew Stoga

By Comedian Robin Fox of Bridgewater, NJ and Tampa, FL The right comedian can liven up any party. Too often party planners overlook comedians, but hiring a comedian can be a great way to make your party fun, memorable and unique.... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Tips for Hiring a Caricaturist

Nicole Steeger

Caricaturists are wonderful artists that can create beautiful, creative, funny drawings in a matter of minutes. It's no wonder why caricaturists have become a popular entertainment choice for a wide variety of events. We've seen a rise in caricaturist bookings for everything from corporate events and birthday parties to weddings and mitzvahs. When you are interested in hiring a caricaturist, it may be hard to figure out exactly what kind of artist you want to hire. That's why we've asked some of our top caricaturists to help guide you through the selection process. Here's their advice:... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Sip and See Baby Shower Theme

Nicole Steeger

After you welcome your little bundle of joy into the world it is only natural to want to share the adorable new addition with all of your friends and family. But, caring for a new born and also playing hostess to daily visitors can be a bit overwhelming, not to mention exhausting. So how do you show off baby and greet all guests with an energetic smile? ... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

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