5 Hot Entertainment Ideas For Events

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Written by Tim Grable

April 12, 2017

5 Hot Entertainment Ideas For EventsAt small and large events, entertainers can attract more foot traffic. A lot of different kinds of entertainment options are available for event planning professionals. Many variables impact entertainment ideas for events. Space available, the length of the event, and what kind of performance is appropriate are all key things that planners need to think about when contacting potential entertainers. Possible Entertainment ideas for special events include comedians, artists, and musicians. Some of these possibilities require more setup or a stage. Others are better for particular audiences or events.

The best entertainers can all bring something different to your event. Whether you need a comedian that will have an audience roaring with laughter or a thoughtful artistic display, there’s a performer for you. In addition, their family-friendly nature ensures that they are perfect for events with children in attendance. Entertainers improve the visibility of your event and generate excitement.

Entertainment Ideas For Events Large and Small

Heidi Schwartz


Heidi Schwartz does paintings of the event that she is entertaining for, creating a unique piece of art at every event she works at. She has performed at weddings, birthdays, corporate events, and even birthdays. Guests are free to watch her work on her painting as the event is going on.  Heidi was featured as a new idea on Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List

Adam Trent


Magicians like Adam Trent can gather large audiences at an event. Trent encourages audience participation in his magic acts and uses music and humor to set the mood for his incredible performances. Fun for all ages, Trent’s show is an event for audiences to sit down and watch as he performs on stage.  Adam is currently The Futurist on The Illusionists Tour.

Louie Anderson


Stand-up comedian Louie Anderson has published books, produced a television show, and done stand-up on late night shows hosted by Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and Jay Leno. Well-known as a Las Vegas Headline Comedian, he has also guest-starred on various television shows over the years.

Ryan Hamilton


Ryan Hamilton’s style of stand-up comedy focuses on self-deprecating and sarcastic humor. Regarded as a young up and coming comedian, Hamilton has done stand-up on “Conan” and Comedy Central. He is a clean comedian that is family-friendly, discussing dating, modern technology and social media, and other things from his daily life.

Taylor Mason


Taylor Mason has a unique brand of stand-up comedy, punctuated by music, ventriloquism, and the occasional prop. His latest work is especially family-friendly. He often performs for private parties and corporate events across the country. Mason’s variety-show style separates him from the other comedians out there.

These performers are great entertainment ideas for events, but there are many more possibilities. Some entertainers may be willing to incorporate the event’s focus or purpose into their act. Depending on the size of your event, it could feature a number of different shows, as long as they do not overlap. Just make sure not to overwhelm the purpose of the special event with too many shows.

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