Event entertainment is becoming more and more popular. It’s no longer enough to have just a DJ, sure, it’s still fun, but why not engage your guests? Live bands, Hora Locas, performers, Mariachis, theatrical performances…the possibilities are nearly endless. Having live entertainment creates an experience, not just an event.
Probably the most common form of live entertainment at events is a band. I mean, who doesn’t love a concert? They’re fun and engaging and get people dancing. Of course, they cant play for the entire event so a DJ is necessary as an accompaniment, but that’s just it, just an accompaniment. The real entertainment is the band. It’s exciting and there’s so much variety, you could find a band for any theme; big bands, latin bands, crossover bands, mariachis, string trios, anything you can think of, there’s a band for it.
It began as a tradition in Latin weddings, but like most things that are outrageously fun, the Hora Loca has quickly spread to other cultures. A party within a party, La Hora Loca is meant to be a high-energy transition from the first part of the reception, which focuses on wedding traditions like speeches and the first dance, to the bona fide, no-holds-barred party, which often goes into the wee hours. There are so many options with La Hora Loca, it can be simple with just music and a few masks, boas, and other fun accessories. Or it can be incredibly lavish with Carnival dancers, stilt walkers, fog machines, confetti cannons, and other fun things to really get your guests engaged and on their feet.
Acrobats, Aerialists, Fire Performers, Live Statues, Shadowbox Dancers
For a real WOW factor, we definitely recommend a theatrical performance such as acrobats, aerialists, fire performers, live statues, and shadowbox dancers. All of them are incredibly impressive and keep guests entertained, even from their seats. The shows can be short, sweet, and to the point or present throughout the night for a special touch. We definitely recommend these for galas and other large, corporate events where guests usually wouldn’t intermingle and dance so easily.