Monthly Archives: June 2014

Killer Corporate Events

The success of any corporate event relies upon how much your speaker and/or entertainment  does before and after their performance as their time on stage.  The talent’s interacting with your attendees, better known as a Meet & Greet, is sometimes more memorable than their performance/presentation.

We just completed a stellar corporate event for the Georgetown Capital Group near Buffalo, New York.  Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Terry Sylvester of The Hollies was the headliner.  His concert featuring all the band’s hits had people dancing in their seats and giving Terry a standing ovation.

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However, Terry takes his commitment much further than singing great songs.

Long before the event began we took Terry to the Georgetown Capital offices, so he could meet the employees, most of whom would be working the event and not get a chance to meet him.  They excitedly took individual pictures with Terry as well as several group shots in front of the corporate logo.

Then after Terry completed his performance at the event, he spent another 60 minutes autographing about 100 Hollies CDs and Albums and taking pictures with everyone who came to say hello.  All photos were taken in front of a corporate step & repeat that guaranteed client branding long after the event ended.

The folks at Georgetown Capital said it will be hard for their next event to top this one.

Let Booking Connection help your next event get rave reviews from your attendees.  We’ll help you find speakers and/or entertainers who go the extra mile.  Contact us at www.bookingconnection.com.

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Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Terry Sylvester of The Hollies

 

 

 

Protect Your Concert Tickets

Make sure the concert tickets you buy aren’t fake. That’s what a Los Angeles County Supervisor is warning people.

Zev Yaroslavsky provided some tips for the public before they buy any tickets to outstanding summer concerts.

Yaroslavsky worked with the Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs advising fans to buy tickets directly from the venue box office or primary ticketing company to ensure that they are legitimate.

It’s also important to pay with credit card, so you can stop payment in case of a dispute about the tickets.

Ticketmaster has also warned fans against showing off newly purchased tickets on social media. They say photos of ticket stubs is “the perfect way for scalpers to rip these tickets right off you.”

So now it’s just as important to protect your concert tickets from online thieves as it is all your personal financial information. So be extra cautious and make sure you don’t miss any of your favorite performersConcert Tickets.

This Day in Music

Ray Charles

What happened in music history on June 2nd?

1953: Elvis Presley leaves IC Humes High School in Memphis, TN.

1962: Ray Charles’ “I Can’t Stop Loving You” hits #1 for the first of 5 weeks.

1964: The Rolling Stones played their first U.S. concert held at the Manning Bowl, a high school in Lynn, Massachusetts.

1964: Production begins on the movie, Ferry Cross The Mersey, starring Gerry & the Pacemakers and Cilla Black.

1964: Peter & Gordon reached #1 in the U.S. with “World Without Love” written by Paul McCartney, but never recorded by The Beatles.  Paul was dating Peter’s sister Jane Asher.

1967:  The Beatles released “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” U.S.  It was released on June first in Britain.

1972: Former teen idol Dion performed a reunion concert with The Belmonts at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

1973: The Electric Light Orchestra began their first US tour, a 40-date trek, in San Diego, CA.

1976: Paul McCartney and Wings set a new world record when they perform in front of 67,100 fans in Seattle, at that time the largest attendance for an indoor crowd.

1976: Wild Cherry hits #1 in the U.S. Charts with “Play That Funky Music.”

1978: Bruce Springsteen’s album, “Darkness On The Edge of Town” was released.

1989: Rolling Stone Bill Wyman secretly marries 19-year-old Mandy Smith – a marriage that would last 17 months. Wyman’s 28-year-old son is the best man, and the other four Stones attend.

If you’re looking to create an event people will remember for years, contact Booking Connection at www.bookingconnection.com.

 

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