Types of Musical Talent to Hire for Your Next Party

Choosing the right type of entertainment for your upcoming party can sometimes prove to be an unexpected difficulty when organizing your event. There are a few things to remember when hiring musical talent for your special event. Be sure to view a video of past performances. Also, read reviews and call references. Talk to people that have seen or booked the entertainer in the past. Feedback is a great way to ensure you book the best. Last, always get a contract. 

Below we listed the types of musical talent to hire for your next party!

Variety Band

A great variety band will make your party come alive. Variety bands perform the top dance hits that you and your party guests know and love. A truly versatile variety band plays everything from rock, soul, Motown, disco, R&B, pop, contemporary to current dance music hits. Good dance music creates energy that ensures the musical success of your event. Your guests will be dancing and singing along to their favorite dance music from start to finish. 

Soul, Funk & Jazz

Entertainers that are engaging and energizes any event with their ability to read the audience and deliver the right selection of music. Top-notch performers, such as Olivia Applegate, blends talent with personality and choreography for a show that is sure to keep the dance floor packed, yet visually exciting for those who just want to sit back and take it all in.


Longing to hear the music of the good old days? Music to take you back to the 50s, 60s, and early 70s. A great oldies band keeps the audience on their feet with their huge sound, playing classic party favorites and current hits. Prepare for a complete range of musical styles from Motown, to R & B, funk, Beach music and jazz.

Tribute Bands

Tribute bands have become a subculture all their own. Several bands, including Journey, Yes and Judas Priest, found replacements for key members by turning to tribute bands.

Some of the best tribute acts sound more like the bands’ original lineups than the actual band does these days – which is one of the main reasons they’re so popular. The top tribute acts in the business have become self-sustaining touring entities, keeping the classic-rock flame burning by performing the songs we all know and love to enthusiastic fans all over the world.

The best entertainment ideas for your event will integrate seamlessly with your venue, theme, and goals. You should feel confident that you were able to hire great musical entertainment that is a perfect fit for your event, so sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor!