Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce

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Angie Brady Daniels

Outer Banks Concierge

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Toby Gonzales



Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women's Club

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Helen Parlette


Most everyone loves music and has their favorite artists and genres. Whether choosing live performance or prerecorded tracks, the music should always set the tone and the feel of the event being hosted. For instance, gangster rap probably would not go over any better at a 50th-anniversary celebration, than opera would at a high school graduation party.

Why Hire a Professional Entertainer

Hiring a professional entertainer will take the hassle out of the music planning. An experienced entertainer will take into consideration the size of the guest list and venue, the events’ theme and most importantly the wishes of the host when choosing the proper set lists. 

Professional entertainers should also take into consideration the sound equipment they are supplying. It is important that the music is heard but not at such a loud volume that guests can not easily speak to one another. A true professional will take the time to communicate with the events’ host, discuss the planning and provide music that is conducive to the events’ ambiance.

Remember, a true professional will take the time to communicate with the events’ host, discuss the planning and provide music that is conducive to the events’ ambiance.

Guest List and Venue

A professional entertainer will always take the size of the guest list and the venue into consideration when choosing event music. For events of a more intimate setting such as small backyard weddings and special events, live acoustic music is very pleasing to most guests. Large weddings and special events hosting a few hundred people usually require a full band or D J to provide the upbeat tempo to keep that many guests feeling energized and entertained.

Large weddings and special events hosting a few hundred people usually require a full band or D J to provide the upbeat tempo to keep that many guests feeling energized and entertained.

Themed Events

Themed events should provide a specific feel that all guests will enjoy and talk about for a long time. Choosing music that supports the event’s theme is important to ensure that guests feel energized and connected.

For instance, when hosting a backyard luau a ukulele in the mix is very appropriate. Songs about the ocean and classic standards are always well received for most themed events on the Outer Banks.  An assortment of tempos usually works best for all themed events ensuring that guests can relax or dance their hearts out.

Many events center around a guest or guests of honor who's preference of music should be taken into consideration. With the exception of surprise parties most guests of honor are very involved in the events’ planning and have expectations that absolutely must be met by the professional entertainer.

For all event services from catering to decor and music, it is the professional’s responsibility to know those expectations and to provide their best service accordingly. 

Laura Harrell, an Outer Banks Local, is a part of the harmony based acoustic duo who take pride in the musical services they provide for weddings and special events. They perform a unique blend of acoustic instruments and harmonizing vocals and also offer D J and Emcee services. AcoustEvents OBX is a proud member of The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and The Outer Banks Wedding Association.

Pricing, music samples, and information about the services that Laura and Norman provide are available on their website or Follow them on Facebook


Originally published by Outer Banks Concierge

Ten O Six Catering

252-441-9607

www.tenosixobx.com

Toby Gonzales

Will Sanders

The Importance of Choosing a Professional Entertainer for any Event

Outer Banks Wedding Association

252-449-9333

www.obxwa.com

Leesa Dickson