The Best Virtual Entertainment Ideas for Your Online Event

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Written by Tim Grable

Tim Grable founded The Grable Group. The Grable Group is an international event and entertainment company. In addition to managing the schedules of our speakers, comedians artists and entertainers, we handle their literary, commercial, film/TV, social media and licensing opportunities.
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May 1, 2020

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Tired of staring at a screen for long periods of time, only to zone out or lose interest after a few minutes?  In this time of social distancing, it can be easy to get bored with virtual meetings and events.  Whether your group is large or small or your audience consists of family and friends or corporate meetings, virtual events require more entertainment and more intention to be effective and enjoyable. 

Unlike others that are new to virtual events, our entertainers takes pride in their experience with virtual events.  We are pleased to present our most sought after talent for your next virtual event.  Each person, or duo,  has been doing virtual events longer than anyone else in their industry.  Contrary to so many others in their field, each has proven experience in connecting with audiences through virtual environment.  Some were even doing virtual events prior to social distancing! 

Standout Virtual Entertainment Ideas for Your Online Event

Here are our top 14 ideas that are sure to bring excitement and fun to your next virtual event!

The Best Virtual Entertainment Ideas for Your Online Event

Virtual Live Concert with a Headline Musician

Sing Together Tuesdays with Train - Drops of Jupiter (ft. musicians of the San Francisco Symphony)

Who wouldn’t like to do a short Q&A with Pat Monahan from Train followed by a private virtual concert for their online event? Or what about Patti LaBelle performing a cooking demo and then singing a few songs? Or better yet, a private concert by Sheryl Crow from her own recording studio?

Artists are getting creative during this time by creating truly unique engaging experiences for virtual meetings that wasn’t even a thought before! Some artists are performing virtual concerts for the public, but we can bring you a private experience to you for your virtual event!

Kodi Lee

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Kodi Lee is an American singer-songwriter and pianist best known for winning the 14th season of “America’s Got Talent”. Lee was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, which caused him to become legally blind. He has also been diagnosed with autism and has Addison’s disease. Lee has a perfect pitch, a passion for all types of music, and an audio photographic memory. When Lee auditioned for America’s Got Talent he performing Leon Russell’s song “A Song For You”. After performing, his performance had reached over 50 million views on within just 2 weeks. After Lee’s debut performance on America’s Got Talent, he went on to perform Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge over Troubled Water”, Calum Scott’s “You Are the Reason” and Freya Ridings’ “Lost Without You”. Lee has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and sings and plays piano all over the club. His musical range includes rock, jazz, R&B, classical, and pop.

Evie Clair

Evie Clair: Hormel 2020

Evie Clair was a top 10 finalist on Season 12 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent as a singer, songwriter and pianist.  A viral video of her first AGT performance was recognized as having the 3rd highest view count on YouTube world wide for 2018 and now has 235 Million views. After headlining her first concert in New York with The Village People and Angelica Hale, Delta Airlines featured Evie’s single, Auld Lang Syne, in their holiday commercial about kindness and she was the headliner for a 72-show run in Reno. She then began touring to sold out audiences with the #1 selling Broadway magician – Adam Trent. Evie continues to write and release new, original music, perform worldwide in concerts and music festivals, keep up with her social media fans and speak for live events and church youth groups. She is a champion in the fight against cancer after losing her father and she strives to live a life that would make him proud.

Dueling DJ’s

Bring the Virtual Dueling DJ’s right into your client’s or employees’ homes. Have a super fun interactive night with our incredibly talented DJ’s. It will be easy to access and you can send company or family shout outs and song requests right on the live chat! We can create a fun party right in the living room. Family friendly music with some of LA’s Top DJ’s hyping it up!  See why a virtual dance party is the first of our Virtual Entertainment Ideas.

Alter Ego

Alter Ego: Virtual Music Demo

Experience Alter Ego at your special event with custom intros or shout outs! Alter Ego (al·ter e·go) is defined as “a second self”, “a different version”, “the opposite side of a personality!” Click on the link for an Alter Ego Experience that is all that and more. Recreating the greatest anthems in the history of Rock and Roll! Relive the phenomenon that is Alter Ego in an interactive format! Every song … taken off the Billboard #1 chart toppers… and you have Alter Ego! A show that must be seen to be believed! “Amazing!” “Unbelievable!” “Couldn’t stop watching!” “Danced for 2 hours straight!” “Rocked all night long!”… These comments follow each and every Alter Ego show!!

Michael Cavanaugh

Michael Cavanaugh: Online Concert Promo

Grammy and Tony nominated Michael Cavanaughcorporate entertainer of the year – was the original star lead performer of “Movin’ Out”, Twyla Tharp’s Tony-Award winning Broadway show based on the songs of Billy Joel.

For his virtual performances, Michael plays many of Billy Joel’s greatest hits, mixes in classic pop/rock tracks by Elton John, The Beatles, Tom Petty, Journey, Queen, Green Day and many more. You can submit your personal favorite song requests live during the show!

Michael is a master at connecting personally and authentically with virtual audiences. His virtual sing-a-longs lift everybody’s spirits, with the perfect combination of optional participation, easy camaraderie and welcome stress relief for your online event.

DJ 2nd Nature

We are all being pushed to find creative and innovative ways to deliver memorable experiences as we explore the options of moving meetings to a digital / remote format.

DJ 2nd Nature creates inventive, dynamic multimedia mashups videos that are centered around the theme of your virtual meeting or digital event. He researches carefully selected keywords to drive the story for your client – creating compelling and high-energy videos.

DJ 2nd Nature’s budget friendly videos include logo integration, keyword sound bites, and focused messaging for your virtual event.

ECLIPSE

ECLIPSE: 2018 EPK (acrobatic, dance and shadow entertainment)

About Eclipse: ECLIPSE is an acrobatic and dance-based performance group that blends stunning motion graphics, impeccable music and intricate movements of the human body together in one unique entertainment experience. From a large screen that comes to life with beautiful silhouette imagery of words and shapes created from their bodies, to interacting with media in front of the screen, the audience will be transported into their world where technology and live performers come together in one unique art form. Sit back, relax and enjoy as we bring they bring the magic of shadows and media to life before your eyes.

About Eclipse’s Virtual Experience: As we continue to work remotely, virtual meetings are getting larger in scale. Our featured act, Eclipse, is the perfect way to spice up your virtual meeting. They can create a custom video opener or small transitions between speakers and panelists.  This is one of the most customizable Virtual Entertainment Ideas.

The Passing Zone

The Passing Zone Virtual Meetings

The Passing Zone is one of the most successful, inventive and funny duos working today, with more awards, accolades and experience than most performers achieve in a lifetime: The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and performances at the White House, and in London for Prince Charles, just to name a few.

Having traveled the world with our hilarious and dangerous stunts, we are now delighting audiences everywhere while broadcasting performances from our own studio theatre space, with state-of-the-art online capabilities, bringing the fun and action directly to your audience. With virtually no effort on your part, your people will enjoy every second from the comfort of their homes or video screens anywhere!  This is one of the best Virtual Entertainment Ideas on the market today.

Freckled Sky

Freckled Sky: Demo Reel

Freckled Sky is a team of multimedia creators and technology experts – artists, directors, designers and engineers. They are visual storytellers and bring an immersive experience to the audience. They mix projection, dance, lighting, interactive solutions and special effects to create beautiful new forms of content + entertainment. Freckled Sky made their debut on America’s Got Talent, where they were chosen as the Golden Buzzer act by Howard Stern. They have since gone on to produce high-end events for some of the biggest brands in the world, various television shows, and music concerts. Their works are winners of different creative awards all over the world. For virtual environments, Freckled Sky can work with creatives and producers to develop special effects and performances that your audience has only experienced in films. Using holograms, animations, vice-overs and other enhancements, Freckled Sky will work with your team on scripting, storyboarding, visualization, and sound design, to transform the viewer’s experience from required attendee to active engagement. Whether you are looking for exciting technologies to enhance your CEO’s online presentation or to add extra sizzle to a virtual demonstration of a new product, or you’re looking for a stunning virtual entertainment experience that was always meant for a virtual audience, Freckled Sky is the partner your team has been searching for when planning an online event.

Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest - Inventing the Impossible (Keynote Experience)

Marco Tempest is a cyber-illusionist, combining virtual magic and technology to produce astonishing, multi-dimensional planes of magic and thought. He began his performing career as a stage magician, winning awards and garnering recognition and accolades as one of the world¹s most creative performers. But an interest in technology took him in a different direction in which the ingenious thinking of the magician was combined with digital media to produce a unique and original form of magic and illusion.   Marco’s digital illusions and augmented realities were ideal for the emerging digital world. This was a brand of illusion that contemporary audiences could grasp. The Internet and social media proved to be the perfect showcase for Marco’s innovative ideas. Illusion, technology and a creative approach to storytelling made Marco one of the most popular speakers at popular speakers at technology conferences all over the world including the annual TED get together.   A keen advocate of the open source community, Marco shares his ideas with artists, writers and technologists pushing them to explore and test the boundaries of the digital world. As a Directors Fellow at the prestigious MIT Media Lab he collaborates with researchers and scientists fascinated with the role that illusion plays in everyday life.

Bob Stromberg

Bob Stromberg: Virtual Demo

Bob Stromberg will hit the mark with his powerful virtual performance arsenal of standup comedy, storytelling, and yes… even hand shadows, which the London Metro described as, “Stunning!” Bob’s unique, timeless, comedic style engages audiences with laughter and inspires with simple truth.   Perfect for all types of Virtual Events to liven them up.

So why gamble with your next virtual event?  Partner with someone that knows what they are doing, and even enjoys working virtually.  Don’t lose your message to boredom!  Make your next virtual event engaging and entertaining ensuring your audience will want to stay tuned!

If you are looking for more virtual program ideas give us a call at 615 283 0039 or reach out to use online for additional information.

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