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Real Event: 9/11 Heroes Run - San Diego

Brittany Anderson

On September 10th, 2017, one of the 9/11 Heroes Runs were held at the USS Midway in downtown San Diego.  The event is a 5K race that honors all first responders, active duty, veterans, and families of the fallen.  There are over fifty 9/11 Heroes Runs that take place nationwide each year and all are organized solely by volunteers.  All proceeds from the Heroes Runs go to the Travis Manion Foundation, whose mission is to empower veterans and families of the fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.... MORE

Posted September 20, 2017

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

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

A Spooktacular Halloween Real Wedding

Courtney Pandolfi

Boo! Halloween is coming up and what bettter way to celebrate than with some spooky wedding ideas?... MORE

Posted October 29, 2014

Real Wedding: Power Ranger Groom Rocks Comic-Inspired Wedding

Courtney Pandolfi

This wedding breaks tradition and adds a little comic relief to the big day!... MORE

Posted October 28, 2014

Real Event: Bonnaroo Fun with Alex and Ani

Chelsea Pellegrino

On the 12th of June, Manchester, Tennessee was transformed into a whimsical land of music, art and fun- all for this little thing called Bonnaroo (maybe you’ve heard of it?) This year, the famous festival brought a lineup of stellar acts, from Elton John and Kanye West to Ben Folds and Kaskade. While these artists were all amazing, our favorite came in the form of a face painter. GigMasters member Kira of Happy Cat Face Painting was asked to work her magic for festival goers by none other than rock star jewelry gurus, Alex and Ani!... MORE

Posted August 13, 2014

Hollywood Domino 2014: Music, Movie Stars and More

Chelsea Pellegrino

Imagine showing up to work and seeing Jon Hamm, Kevin Jonas, Jared Leto and Olivia Wilde. Well, if you were GigMasters' member N8+ Jazz Band, you wouldn't have to just imagine. Through GigMasters, Nate and his band were asked to perform not once, but twice at the annual pre-Oscar Hollywood Domino Gala. On February 27, celebrities gathered for the 4th year in a row to partake in exciting games, eat delicious food and listen to the wonderful sounds of Nate and others.... MORE

Posted May 13, 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

Real Event: USA Today Make A Difference Day

Lindsay Megale

USA WEEKEND Magazine in partnership with Points of Light, founded Make A Difference Day to encourage people to be active in their community. For participants, that one day often becomes a regular habit after seeing the impact one person can make.... MORE

Posted May 20, 2013

Real Event: Hollywood Domino & Bovet 1822 Gala

Lindsay Megale

One of GigMasters' rising stars performed recently for a celebrity insider event in Los Angeles. Beginning in 2008, the Hollywood Domino & Bovet 1822 Pre-Oscar Gala has called upon Hollywood’s elite to support numerous non-profit organizations around the globe. Over the years, these events have gained enormous support for various charities. This year’s gala benefited The Artists for Peace and Justice, a non-profit organization supporting the issue of poverty, specifically in Haiti.... MORE

Posted May 15, 2013

Real Event: Oracle Sales Kick-Off Event

Lindsay Megale

Oracle is a multinational computer technology corporation specializing in developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. The organization relies heavily on the performance of the sales team, having over 390,000 customers. To recognize the group’s hard work and get them excited for the next quarter, the corporation holds a quarterly Kick-Off event.... MORE

Posted April 08, 2013

Real Event: USA BMX Summit Seminar

Lindsay Megale

In 1975, the first national bicycle motocross event was held. Within one year, this new sport now called BMX racing, became wildly popular. In 2012, USA BMX supported over 12,000 national races and currently have over 380 BMX tracks running races all over the United States every weekend.... MORE

Posted March 14, 2013

Fundraiser for Kid's Cancer

Marta Block

Would you shave your head? Would you shave your head while other people watched? What if doing so could raise money for something really important, like kid's cancer research? On March 30th 2013 Donna's Good Things will be sponsoring its second annual St. Baldrick's Shave-a-Thon in Chicago to do just that. We're thrilled that blogger Mary Tyler Mom, the founder of Donna's Good Things, shared photos of last year's event with us.... MORE

Posted March 01, 2013

Real Event: FIRST LEGO League Championship

Lindsay Megale

The 12th Annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Competition was held in Rhode Island this January to celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math. 40 teams made up of 300 Rhode Island students ages 9 through 14, advanced from a qualifier held last December that earned them a spot at the State Championship. The teams showcased their robots and research they had completed throughout the season that began last September.... MORE

Posted February 04, 2013

Real Event: Avalon Summit Dixieland Delight Night

Nikki-Lynn Boath

The Avalon Effect is a company that was founded in 2010 to help restore mind and body balance through light therapy; a trending form of treatment for a variety of conditions including stress reduction and skin rejuvenation. The Avalon Effects’ annual conference this year was held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. The four day conference included a Friday event that was full of southern charm to celebrate all of the fun, country music history in Nashville.... MORE

Posted October 01, 2012

Real Event: "Woof and Wine" Fundraising Event

Nikki-Lynn Boath

The Humane Society of South Platte Valley in Colorado held its inaugural “Woof and Wine” event on May 17th, 2012. The “Woof and Wine” fundraising event drew over 200 animal (and wine) lovers to the Inn at Hudson Gardens. The evening was centered around guests mingling and having fun, while raising money for animals in need of  loving homes!... MORE

Posted July 09, 2012

Real Event: Les Miserables Inspired Spring Arts Festival


Every year the Friends of the New Lenox Public Library host a literary themed Spring Arts Festival. With this year marking the 100th Anniversary of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, they embraced a Parisian theme for this fundraising event, featuring French style entertainment.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2012

Real Event: A Titanic Inspired "Night to Remember"


When Crestview Preparatory School in California realized that their fundraiser was scheduled for April 14th, 2012 Spring Benefit Chairs Carlos and Helen Brooks decided to theme their event around this historic date - the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Inspired by the story of the Titanic they recreated the momentous evening at their benefit gala “A Night to Remember.”... MORE

Posted June 04, 2012

Real Event: Molly Sims Attends Doggie Daycare Grand Opening


Londoloza Dog Den & Cattery may be named after a game reserve in South Africa’s Sabi Sands, but this 16,000 sq ft space caters to a much tamer clientele. Dogs and cats are the focus of this new business located in Culver City, CA. The facility itself is also African safari themed and truly unique. When planning their grand opening they decided they needed a band to help bring an authentic African flair to the party. ... MORE

Posted May 07, 2012

Real Event: The Butterfly Ball

Marta Block

The Butterfly Ball is the Annual Charity Event for The Butterfly Fund. The Butterfly Fund was started to help children who suffer from a devastating disease called EB. Children with EB are known as Butterfly Children because their skin is as fragile as a butterflies wings. The Butterfly Fund has now grown to help ANY family with a child with any catastrophic illness or event.... MORE

Posted April 25, 2012

Real Event: Unitiv's 1920's Bootlegger's Ball


The roaring 20’s a very popular theme choice for adult parties and shows like Boardwalk Empire have only increased the interest in this era.  So, when we noticed that a Georgia based technology company, Unitiv, was hosting a roaring 20s themed “Bootlegger’s Ball,” we knew this was a real event we wanted to hear all about.... MORE

Posted April 02, 2012

An Evening of Enchantment with The Knot

Nicole Steeger

Last week, GigMasters was given the wonderful opportunity to attend the Knot’s annual Cocktails and Connections party in Baltimore, Maryland. These events are a great way to meet other members of the wedding industry and make some new friends. The theme of the party this year was an Evening of Enchantment. There is no doubt that the entire evening lived up to the name.... MORE

Posted March 16, 2012

Real Event: Synergy Women's Fitness 20th Anniversary Mardi Gras Party


We love to feature fun, unique parties on the blog. So, when we heard about a Mardi Gras party being held at a fitness facility, we were obviously intrigued. This year, Synergy Women’s Fitness - a full-service health club, hosted a Mardi Gras themed bash for their 20th Anniversary Party, and we have all of the details!... MORE

Posted February 18, 2012

Real Event: Loudoun Hunt West Formal Hunt Ball


Here at GigMasters we love it when clients put their personality into their parties. So we were excited to see how the members of Loudoun Hunt West (a Virginia hunting club) were able to take a formal event and build a theme fit for the Virginia hunting club. This unique celebration transported guests out of the woods and onto the dance floor. When Loudon Hunt West turned to us for the entertainment needs, we decided to hunt for further details on this unique event.... MORE

Posted January 03, 2012

Real Event: Victory Junction's Wish Upon A Star Gala


‘Tis the season for holiday events that give back, which is exactly what GigMasters client, Victory Junction did during their fabulous Wish Upon a Star Holiday Gala. This truly remarkable event sounded so amazing that we just had to share the details of this wonderful party with a purpose. The Wish Upon A Star Holiday Gala was an event hosted by Victory Junction - an organization that provides life changing experiences for children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.... MORE

Posted December 19, 2011

Event Idea: Brunch & Boogie

Marta Block

Has having kids turned you into a homebody in stretched out sweatpants? Families in the Loop is out to change that, at least for Chicago's families! This ultra-cool group hosts a Brunch & Boogie every three months at Chicago's Lincoln Hall. Families come together for an awesome morning of music, delicious food, family friendly entertainment (including music, face painting and more) and goodies galore from local and national sponsors. ... MORE

Posted November 02, 2011

A Plumbing Party, hosted by TOTO USA

Marissa Latshaw

We cover lots of unique parties on this blog, but never before have we seen a party centered around plumbing fixtures! So, naturally, when we saw that TOTO (the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world) used GigMasters to book caricaturist, Neal Portnoy, we had to plunge deeper. ... MORE

Posted October 10, 2011

Google Searches GigMasters, Finds Jumpstart: the Life of their Party

Drew Stoga

It turns out that even Google uses GigMasters to search for live entertainment. Google has a legendary reputation for treating their employees exceptionally well. Googlers are expected to work hard and in return they get some amazing perks (feeling tired after a long day of coding? How about a massage?). I've always imagined that Google throws some pretty awesome parties. Now we have photographic evidence to prove it!... MORE

Posted October 02, 2011

Event Spotlight: Forever Darling Fashion Show

Nicole Steeger

The world of fashion is an exciting, fast paced industry full of beautiful models, gorgeous clothes and lavish parties. But it is also a highly competitive community that can be tough to break into. Lucky for aspiring designers, there are people like Fallene Wells in this trendy society that look to help others who are also trying to make the cut in the world of fashion. ... MORE

Posted August 31, 2011