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Best Events to Hire Live Music For

We all know the impact that music makes in our lives. The right song can create the perfect vibe to start your morning, create the right atmosphere for a romantic dinner, or make that long drive a little more tolerable. Of course, the best way to experience music is live, right up close and person. Whether that be a live band or even a DJ, music adds an extra sense of excitement and interest to any event. Here are some of the top events for which you should consider hiring live music.

Corporate Parties

There are many types of corporate events, and live music is the perfect addition to each one. You may be looking for a way to jazz up a party meant to honor your staff or encourage relaxation outside of the workplace. There are also corporate events that encourage networking, include a panel of speakers, or involve honoring members of the community, and you may be looking for a way to fill the void in between speakers or provide entertainment for the cocktail hour before your program begins. The best type of live music for corporate parties depends on which type of event you are hosting. If you’re looking for live music for your company’s holiday party, you want to look for a live band or DJ who will play those favorite holiday tunes and get the guests in good spirits. If you’re hosting a corporate dinner or networking event, look for an instrumental act who will provide light background music that’s more conducive to keeping conversation flowing.


Weddings are all about celebrating love, dancing, and getting to enjoy a nice night with friends and family members. One important component of any wedding is the music, and you’d be hard pressed to find a wedding that didn’t have some form of musical entertainment. When choosing live music for your wedding, there’s always one big question to answer – whether you’re going with a band or a DJ. There are merits to both, all depending on your personal preference. The first thing to consider is cost, as DJs are often less expensive than a live band. You also may be limited by space in your venue, so that 20-piece orchestra you had your heart set on may not be the most practical choice. You may also prefer a DJ if you want a variety of music genres to be represented. The kids in the family will have a ball dancing to the pop tunes of today, while your older relatives will be excited to dance to their favorite Sinatra tune. If you find a Latin DJ for hire, for example, they will still have the capacity to play some Billy Joel for the father-daughter dance.

While a DJ may be the more practical choice, there’s something special about a live band. There are many talented bands in your area that play a variety of current top 40 hits, as well as the classics, to keep every guest entertained all night long. The choice is up to you! You can’t go wrong either way.

Birthday Parties

An event that’s often overlooked when it comes to live entertainment is birthday parties. While it’s typical to see a magician or clown show up to a child’s birthday party, live music adds an extra touch and will make their party all the more special. If you’re hosting a birthday party for your child, there are many kid-friendly acts out there, such as acoustic performers, who will have the kids dancing around in no time.

For adults as well, a live band or DJ is the perfect way to take your next party over the top. Whether it’s grandma’s 70th birthday party, your daughter’s 21st, or your husband just hit the big 5-0, guests will be impressed and entertained by the fact that you went above and beyond.

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About Joseph Timmons (9928 Articles)
I am the Father of 5 and a "Would Be Philosopher of Idiocy" - Author and Writer for several Blogs and Online Magazine. Review Journalist, Musician and Audio Buff. Follow Me and I'm Sure to Entertain.

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