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Corporate Event Entertainment Ultimate Guide: Spotlight on Performers

Welcome to Your Ultimate Guide for Choosing Performers: The Heart of Corporate Event Entertainment

Whether you’re a corporate manager tasked with pulling off an unforgettable end-of-year party or an event planner looking to elevate your next corporate gig, this guide is designed with you in mind.

Who This Guide is For

Corporate Managers: We know you’re pressed for time. This guide is structured to get you the information you need, fast.
Event Planners: You’ll find advanced tips and industry insights to take your events to the next level.

Why This Guide is a Must-Read

Time-Saving: Designed to quickly get you the information you need.
Expert Advice: Filled with advanced tips and industry insights.
Actionable Steps: Easy-to-follow, actionable advice to make your event unforgettable.

What's Inside

  1. Introduction: Why Entertainment Matters in Corporate Events
  2. Key Considerations for Choosing Corporate Event Entertainment
  3. First Impressions Count: The Role of Greet and Mingle Performers
  4. Adding the ‘Wow’ Factor: Specialty Acts for Cocktail Hours and Dinners
  5. Keeping the Energy High: The Importance of Party Starters
  6. Budgeting for Entertainment: What to Consider
  7. Legalities and Logistics: Contracts, Insurance, and More
  8. Conclusion: Your Next Steps for an Unforgettable Corporate Event
  9. How J&G Entertainment Can Elevate Your Event: More Than Just Services

Introduction: Why Entertainment Matters in Corporate Events

Whether you’re a corporate manager tasked with pulling off an unforgettable end-of-year party or an event planner looking to elevate your next corporate gig, this guide is designed with you in mind.

The Role of Entertainment in Corporate Events

Entertainment isn’t just a filler or an afterthought in corporate events—it’s a crucial element that can make or break the experience for your attendees. Whether it’s an end-of-year party, a team-building event, or a fundraising gala, the right entertainment can elevate your event from “just another company function” to a memorable experience that leaves a lasting impression.

Why You Can't Afford to Overlook Entertainment

  • Employee Engagement: A well-planned entertainment segment can boost employee morale and engagement, which is especially important in end-of-year events where the company is looking to start the new year with a motivated team.
  • Client Relations: If clients or potential business partners are attending, the entertainment can serve as a conversation starter and a way to break the ice, setting the stage for fruitful business relationships.
  • Brand Image: The quality and type of entertainment you choose reflect directly on your company’s brand image. A successful event can enhance your reputation, while a lackluster one can do the opposite.

The J&G Entertainment Difference

While there are many options for entertainment out there, J&G Entertainment serves as your one-stop-shop for all your performer needs. You won’t have to go through the hassle of hiring individual performers from different sources. 
We offer performers who are specifically trained for each part of your event—be it guest arrival, cocktail hour, or dance party time. 
From greet and mingle performers that set the tone as soon as guests arrive, to specialty acts that add the ‘wow’ factor, and party starters to keep the energy high, we have you covered.

4 Key Considerations for Choosing Performers for your Corporate Event Entertainment

Whether you’re a corporate manager tasked with pulling off an unforgettable end-of-year party or an event planner looking to elevate your next corporate gig, this guide is designed with you in mind.

1. Understand Your Event Type

Different types of corporate events call for different kinds of entertainment. Whether it’s an end-of-year party, a team-building event, or a fundraising gala, the entertainment should align with the event’s overall objective.

End-of-Year Parties: These events are all about celebration and employee appreciation. High-energy party starters like J&G Entertainment’s LED Robots or Party Dancers can set the right tone.
Team-Building Events: The focus here is on collaboration and morale-boosting. Interactive acts that involve audience participation can be a great choice.
Fundraising Galas: These are formal events where the entertainment should add to the elegance of the occasion. Specialty acts like fire performers or lollipop aerialists can add that touch of class.

2. Know Your Audience

Understanding the demographics and preferences of your audience is crucial. Are they a young and energetic crowd, or a more mature and sophisticated audience? J&G Entertainment offers a wide range of performers to suit different audience types.

3. Venue Logistics

The size and layout of your venue can also influence your entertainment choices. For instance, stilt walkers or roving drummers require more space to move around, while greet and mingle performers can adapt to smaller spaces.

4. Budget Considerations

Entertainment is an important investment that can elevate your event to the next level. However, it’s crucial to know your budget upfront.
Understanding your financial constraints will help you discuss various options with your entertainment provider. This way, you can make the most of your available resources.

The J&G Entertainment Solution

J&G Entertainment offers a one-stop solution for all your entertainment needs. This eliminates the hassle of hiring individual performers from different sources.
Our performers are trained to excel in various parts of your event. They can greet guests upon arrival and keep the energy high during the dance party.
With our extensive selection of performers, we can work with a range of budgets and event types. Whether it’s impressing guests during the cocktail hour or energizing the crowd with party starters, we’ve got you covered.
Our comprehensive solutions not only entertain but also address all your event planning challenges.

First Impressions Count: The Role of Greet and Mingle Performers

When planning a corporate event, one of the first questions that come to mind is, “How do I make my guests feel welcomed and engaged right from the start?” 
The answer lies in creating a memorable first impression, and that’s where greet and mingle performers come into play.

Why Are Greet and Mingle Performers Important?

Set the Tone: The moment guests arrive, they should feel the event’s vibe. Whether it’s a formal gala or a casual team-building event, greet and mingle performers can set the appropriate tone.
Engage Guests: The initial interaction can make or break the guest’s experience. Performers like J&G Entertainment’s Glamorous Greeters or the Human Red Carpet can make guests feel special and engaged.

Theme Consistency: If your event has a specific theme, greet and mingle performers can be the first touchpoint that introduces that theme to your guests.

Types of Greet and Mingle Performers

As you plan, you might wonder which type of greet and mingle performers to choose. J&G Entertainment offers a variety of options:

Glamorous Greeters

For corporate events that require a touch of sophistication, Glamorous Greeters are an excellent choice. They can be attired to align with the theme of your event, offering a range of costume options to suit the level of formality.

These professionals specialize in making every attendee feel like a VIP from the moment they step into the venue. Ideal for corporate galas, product launches, and executive retreats.

Golden Giant Greeters

If your corporate event aims to make a grand impression, consider Golden Giant Greeters. These performers stand on concealed platforms, appearing to be 9 feet tall.
Dressed in luxurious gold attire, they offer a visually stunning welcome that sets a tone of elegance and grandeur. They are particularly effective for high-profile corporate events, award ceremonies, and exclusive product launches.

Champagne Skirt Hostess

For a unique blend of hospitality and entertainment, the Champagne Skirt Hostess is an innovative choice. The hostess wears a specially designed skirt that can hold up to 100 champagne glasses, serving guests as she moves through the venue.

This option adds a whimsical yet classy touch to any corporate gathering, such as networking events or shareholder meetings.

Human Red Carpet

If you’re looking to make a grand statement at your corporate event, the Human Red Carpet offers an unparalleled experience. The performer’s dress extends into a 40-foot long red carpet, providing a dramatic and elegant entrance for your guests.

This option is highly customizable, allowing for adjustments to fit the specific dimensions of your venue. Ideal for grand openings, corporate anniversaries, and other milestone events.

Questions You Might Have

How customizable are the costumes?

At J&G Entertainment, we understand that every event is unique, which is why we offer a wide range of customizable costumes to match any theme. Whether you’re going for a futuristic, vintage, or cultural theme, we’ve got you covered.

What are the space requirements for these performers?

Our performers are highly adaptable and can work within various venue sizes and configurations. From intimate settings to grand ballrooms, we ensure that our performers fit seamlessly into your event space.

How long do these performers typically engage with guests?

The duration of the performance can be tailored to meet your event’s specific needs. Whether you need a short but impactful greeting or a longer engagement, we can accommodate your requirements.

Are there any additional requirements or logistics involved?

We handle all the logistics, from setup to safety measures, ensuring a hassle-free experience for you. Our team is trained to set up quickly and efficiently, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your event.

The J&G Entertainment Advantage

When you choose J&G Entertainment, you’re not just hiring performers; you’re investing in a full-scale, customizable entertainment solution. 
Our greet and mingle performers are not only skilled but also bring a unique element of surprise that will captivate every guest upon arrival. 
With our extensive collection of costumes, we can seamlessly align with your event’s theme, ensuring a cohesive and impactful first impression that sets a positive tone for the rest of your corporate event.

Adding the 'Wow' Factor: Specialty Acts for Cocktail Hours and Dinners

Specialty Acts are the secret sauce that can elevate your corporate event from ordinary to extraordinary. These performers add a unique ‘Wow’ factor that can make your event unforgettable. They are particularly effective during cocktail hours and dinners, where they can provide captivating entertainment that complements the more relaxed atmosphere.

Types of Specialty Acts and Their Unique Contributions

As you plan, you might wonder which Specialty Acts you can add to your event. J&G Entertainment offers a variety of options:

Fire Performers

What They Do

Fire Performers often offer multiple shows within a one-hour time frame, specializing in fire breathing, fire eating, and fire poi.

Why They’re Ideal

These acts add a thrilling and breathtaking touch to corporate events, especially during cocktail hours. Their multiple performances ensure that everyone gets a chance to enjoy the show.

Lollipop Aerialists

What They Do

Lollipop Aerialists offer three distinct options: ambient performances lasting around 45 minutes, two shorter shows full of spins and aerial tricks, or champagne service from the air for approximately one hour.

Why They’re Ideal

These aerialists add a stunning and unique touch, perfect for cocktail receptions. They offer versatile performance options to suit various event needs.

Charming Mermaids

What They Do

Charming Mermaids offer two main options: they can serve as living statues out of water or swim gracefully in pools.

Why They’re Ideal

They add a magical touch to events where a fantasy atmosphere is desired. Their versatility allows them to be showcased either at the entrance or as an ambient statue, catering to venues with or without a pool.

Belly Dancers

What They Do

Belly Dancers perform captivating routines that capture the essence of Arabic belly dancing.

Why They’re Ideal

They add an enchanting and captivating touch, making them ideal for events looking for a culturally diverse form of entertainment.

Hula Hoop Dancers

What They Do

These dancers use a variety of hula hoops, including LED and fire hoops, to create visually stunning routines.

Why They’re Ideal

They add a dynamic and visually stunning atmosphere, making them great for events that aim for a playful and energetic vibe.

Determining the Number of Specialty Acts You Need

The number of Specialty Acts you’ll need depends on the size of your venue and the number of guests. For smaller events, one or two acts may suffice, while larger events may benefit from multiple performers to ensure that all guests have a front-row experience.

Benefits of Having Specialty Acts

  • Memorable Moments: Specialty Acts create unforgettable experiences that guests will talk about long after the event is over.
  • Enhanced Engagement: These acts provide a focal point that captures and holds the attention of your audience.
  • Cultural Diversity: Acts like belly dancers can add a multicultural element to your event, enriching the experience for your guests.

Questions You Might Have

How do I choose the right specialty act?

Consider your event’s theme and the atmosphere you want to create. Each Specialty Act offers a different kind of entertainment.

Is it safe?

Safety is a top priority. All performers are trained professionals who adhere to strict safety protocols.

Can these acts be customized?

Many Specialty Acts offer customization options, from costumes to the type of performance, to better align with your event’s theme and timeline.

The Unique Advantage

When you opt for Specialty Acts, you’re not just adding entertainment; you’re elevating the entire event experience. These acts are performed by professionals who can adapt to various themes and settings. They not only entertain but also engage your guests in a way that standard entertainment options might not.

Keeping the Energy High: The Importance of Party Starters

When planning an event that aims to be not just memorable but also energetic, Party Starters are your go-to entertainers. This entertainment concept was specifically designed to kick off your dance floor and sustain that high energy for an entire hour. Their primary role is to get everyone on the dance floor, dancing and having a great time.

Types of Party Starters and Their Unique Contributions

As you plan, you might wonder which type of Party-Starters you can add to your event. J&G Entertainment offers a variety of options:

Party "Hora Loca" Dancers

What They Do
These dancers are experts at walking between tables and groups, inviting guests to join the dance floor. They can also pass around party favors like carnival beads, glowing foam sticks, neon hats, and glasses to add to the excitement.
Why They’re Ideal
They can move freely around the venue, making them perfect for engaging with guests and encouraging them to dance. Their versatility allows them to adapt to any music style.

Stilt Walkers

What They Do

These towering entertainers stay on the dance floor, adding a level of spectacle and excitement.
Why They’re Ideal
Their height and eye-catching costumes make them a visual centerpiece, drawing attention and serving as a fantastic photo opportunity for guests.

LED Robots

What They Do:
These 9-foot tall robots stay on the dance floor and put on a mesmerizing light show, adding a futuristic and high-energy vibe to the event.
Why They’re Ideal:
Their LED lights can be seen from a distance, making them a focal point of the party.

Roving Drummers

What They Do:
These drummers rove around the dance floor, playing live percussion that complements the DJ’s music.
Why They’re Ideal:
Live music adds an extra layer of excitement and can elevate the energy of any event. The drummers interact with the crowd, making the musical experience more engaging.

Determining the Number of Party Starters You Need

The ideal group of performers for a balanced and dynamic entertainment experience would consist of 2 dancers, 1 drummer, and 1 stilt walker. However, the number of performers you’ll need can also depend on the size of your guest list. A larger audience may require additional performers to ensure that the energy and engagement are evenly distributed throughout the venue.

Benefits of Having Party Starters

  • Team Building: The interactive nature of these performers encourages staff to let loose and interact in a more relaxed setting, fostering better relationships.
  • Breaking the Ice: For corporate events where not everyone knows each other, Party Starters serve as excellent ice breakers.
  • Elevated Experience: The unique skills and entertainment value that these performers bring can transform a regular corporate event into an unforgettable experience.

6 Tips for an Unforgettable Corporate Party with Party Starters

1. Choose the Right Performers

Start with at least two dancers and consider adding additional performers like drummers, stilt walkers, or LED robots to enhance the experience.

2. Timing is Key

Schedule the Party Starters to start when the party is in full swing and guests are ready to let loose on the dance floor.

3. Customize the Experience

Request specific costumes, props, or music to match your corporate party theme and create a unique event tailored just for your company.

4. Coordinate with Your DJ or Band

Ensure a seamless transition between performances and keep the energy going by sharing the Party Starters schedule with your DJ or band.

5. Add Party Favors

Boost the festive atmosphere by providing glowing sticks, neon hats, masks, or carnival beads for your guests to enjoy during the Party Starters performance

6. Consider Keeping it a Surprise

For an extra twist, consider keeping the Party Starters performance a surprise for your guests. This unexpected burst of energy and excitement will leave a lasting impression.

Questions You Might Have

How do I choose the right party starter?

Consider your event’s theme and the kind of energy you want to infuse. Each performer type offers a unique flavor.

Can the costumes be customized?

Absolutely, a wide range of costumes is available to ensure that the performers blend seamlessly with your event’s theme.

What about the music?

It’s suggested to coordinate with your DJ to select the type of music that best suits your guests. An expertly curated music track can also be provided if needed.

The J&G Entertainment Advantage

With Party Starters from J&G Entertainment, you’re not just hiring performers; you’re investing in a dynamic, interactive experience designed to make your event truly unforgettable.
Our professional performers are versatile, able to adapt to any music style, and come with the option of a perfectly curated music track to ensure your dance party is a hit.
What sets us apart is our extensive range of performers and costume options. Whether you’re looking for LED costumes, Vegas Style, Brazilian themes, or Gatsby-Roaring 20s, we have something to fit your event’s theme.
Moreover, our performers are not just skilled dancers; they are trained to interact with guests, ensuring a high-energy, engaging atmosphere that will leave a lasting impression.
Hora Loca Miami Cuban Dancers

Budgeting for Entertainment: What to Consider

Budgeting for entertainment is a critical aspect of event planning. The right entertainment can elevate your event, but it also needs to align with your financial parameters. A well-thought-out budget ensures you can afford top-notch entertainment without straining your finances.

5 Factors Influencing the Cost of Entertainment

1. Type of Performers

Different performers come with varying price tags. Specialty acts like fire performers or aerialists may have a higher base price due to their unique skills and equipment.

2. Duration of Performance

The length of the performance directly impacts the cost. The base pricing covers a specific time frame, and any extension will incur additional charges.

3. Number of Performers

The cost increases with the number of performers you hire. However, it’s essential to match the number of performers with the size of your guest list for an optimal experience.

4. Customization

If you require a specific costume that needs to be specially made for your event, this will add to the overall cost.

5. Location and Logistics

The distance to your event venue can affect pricing due to potential travel fees.

How to Budget Effectively


Decide which types of entertainment are crucial for your event’s atmosphere.

Get Estimates

Contact performers to understand the base pricing and any additional costs you might incur.

Allocate Funds

Set aside specific amounts in your budget for each type of entertainment.

Read the Fine Print

Always scrutinize contracts to understand what is and isn’t included in the base price.

Questions You Might Have

Are there any hidden costs?

Always ask for a detailed breakdown of costs, including any potential travel fees or charges for extended performance times.

What is the cancellation policy?

Make sure to understand the cancellation terms to avoid unexpected fees.

The J&G Entertainment Solution

Unlike other companies that offer pre-set packages, J&G Entertainment allows you to build your own package by charging per individual performer. This flexible pricing structure ensures you get exactly what you want without paying for services you don’t need.
We require a minimum of two performers for Party Starters, as our experience shows that one performer is insufficient for the task.
Our base pricing is transparent and only changes if the performance duration increases or if there are travel fees based on the venue’s distance. This approach allows you to budget more effectively and make informed decisions for a successful event.

Legalities and Logistics: Contracts, Insurance, and More

When planning entertainment for your corporate event, it’s crucial to consider the legal and logistical aspects. These elements ensure that your event runs smoothly and that both parties are protected in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Legal Contract: What to expect

When engaging with a professional entertainment company for your corporate event, it’s crucial to have a clear and comprehensive contract in place. Here’s what you should expect to see in a well-drafted contract:

Scope of Services

This section should clearly detail the services the performers will provide. Whether they’re greeting guests, performing a specific act, or engaging with the audience, every aspect of their role should be outlined to ensure there’s no ambiguity.


The contract should specify the exact duration of the performance. This includes clear start and end times, and any scheduled breaks or intermissions the performers might take.

Payment Terms

A transparent breakdown of the payment structure is essential. This should cover the total fee, any initial deposit required, the due date for the final payment, and the accepted modes of payment.

Cancellation Policy

The terms for canceling the service should be laid out clearly. This would include any penalties or fees associated with canceling close to the event date and the latest date by which a cancellation can be made without incurring extra charges.

Questions You Might Have

Can I negotiate the terms?

Most contracts have some room for negotiation. Always read the fine print and discuss any terms you’re uncomfortable with.

What happens if a performer can’t make it?

The contract should specify backup plans or refunds in case a performer can’t attend.

What about inclement weather for outdoor events?

Contracts for outdoor events should include a clause that outlines a backup plan in case of rain or other adverse weather conditions.

Insurance: Protecting All Parties

Performers should have liability insurance to cover any accidents that may occur during the event. This protects you, the performers, and your guests.

Logistics: Making the Day Run Smoothly

Venue Requirements

Make sure the venue can accommodate your chosen entertainment, especially for specialty acts that may require extra space or equipment.

Timing and Scheduling

Coordinate with the performers and the venue to ensure everyone is on the same page regarding setup times, performance slots, and teardown.

Questions You Might Have

Do I need to provide any equipment?

Discuss with the performers what equipment they will bring and what you need to provide.

How early should performers arrive for setup?

Performers should have a call time early enough for preparation, including setup and costume changes.

Is a green room available for changing?

A designated area for performers to change costumes can be crucial, especially for specialty acts.

Is convenient parking available for performers?

Ensure there’s convenient parking for performers to unload their equipment easily.

Who is the on-location contact person?

Designate someone as the on-location contact to coordinate with performers and handle any last-minute issues.

The J&G Entertainment Advantage

The company takes the hassle out of legalities and logistics. Our transparent contracts clearly outline all terms, and our performers are fully insured, providing you peace of mind. We also coordinate closely with your venue to ensure all logistical aspects are handled seamlessly, allowing you to focus on enjoying your event.

Conclusion: Your Next Steps for an Unforgettable Corporate Event

You’ve reached the end of this comprehensive guide, and by now, you should have a solid understanding of what it takes to plan an extraordinary corporate event. Remember, the key to a successful event lies in meticulous planning and attention to detail.

Your Action Plan

1. Identify Your Audience

Know who you’re planning the event for to tailor the entertainment accordingly.

2. Set a Budget

Understand the costs involved and allocate funds for different aspects of entertainment.

3. Choose the Right Performers

Whether it’s greet and mingle performers, party starters, or specialty acts, make sure they align with your event’s theme and audience.

4. Legal and Logistical Planning

Don’t overlook the importance of contracts, insurance, and logistical considerations.

5. Coordinate with the Venue

Ensure that the venue can accommodate your chosen entertainment and that all logistical aspects are sorted.

6. Finalize the Details

From costumes to music tracks, make sure everything is in place for the big day.

Questions You Might Have

When should I start planning?

The earlier, the better. This gives you ample time to sort out all the details.

How do I ensure the entertainment is a hit?

Work closely with your chosen performers to tailor the experience to your audience’s preferences.

What if something goes wrong?

Always have a backup plan. Whether it’s a change in performers or a shift in venue due to weather, be prepared for all scenarios.

The J&G Entertainment Advantage

When you choose to work with us, you’re not just getting performers; you’re getting a partner committed to making your event a resounding success. From build your own performers package to expert advice on legalities and logistics, we offer a comprehensive service designed to meet your unique needs.

Final Thoughts

Planning a corporate event is no small feat, but with the right information and a clear plan, you’re well on your way to hosting an event that will be talked about for years to come. So go ahead, take the next step, and make your corporate event truly unforgettable.

J&G Entertainment: Your Premier Choice for Corporate Event Entertainment Excellence in Miami

J&G Entertainment is based in the vibrant city of Miami and proudly serves all of South Florida, from the Keys to West Palm Beach. When you choose us, you’re choosing a local team with a deep understanding of the diverse entertainment needs of this dynamic region.

A Commitment to Excellence

When it comes to planning an event, the entertainment you choose can make or break the experience for your guests. That’s where we come in. With over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry, we understand the nuances that go into making an event truly memorable. We’re not just another company offering performers; we’re a team committed to delivering top-notch entertainment tailored to your event’s unique needs.

Our Performers: The Heart of Our Service

Our performers aren’t just hired hands; they’re an integral part of our team. This allows us to maintain high standards of performance and interaction that we believe are essential for an unforgettable event. From glamorous greeters to specialty acts for cocktail hours, and party starters to get everyone on the dance floor, we offer a range of performers to suit different moments of your event.

Costume Design: The Visual Spectacle

What sets us apart is our attention to detail, particularly when it comes to costumes. We invest significantly in costume design, ensuring that our performers not only entertain but also add a visual spectacle to your event. With a vast collection of hand-crafted costumes, we can match almost any theme, enhancing the overall experience for your guests.

Customer-Centric Approach

We understand that planning an event can be stressful, which is why we aim to make the booking process as smooth as possible. Our transparent pricing structure allows you to build your own package, tailored to your specific needs and budget. With multiple communication channels and a user-friendly website, we strive to offer convenience and peace of mind throughout the booking process.

Versatility and Experience

Having performed at a wide range of events, from intimate birthday parties to large corporate events, we’ve honed our skills to adapt to different venues and audiences. Our experience is your advantage; we know what it takes to entertain diverse crowds and adapt to different settings seamlessly.

Transparent and Simple Booking Process

Our booking process is designed with your convenience in mind. It’s a straightforward three-step process: Choose your performers, receive a final price with no hidden costs, and secure the performers with a signed agreement and deposit. You can even sign the agreement digitally via your mobile phone. Learn more about our booking process here.

Peace of Mind

We carry a $2,000,000 USD liability insurance, and most event venues require proof of insurance, which we can provide well in advance. Our performers arrive early, and we maintain open lines of communication, so you’re never in the dark.

More than a Decade of Experience

With an average of 250+ new private event bookings a year and over 20 regular weekly performances at renowned nightclubs in South Florida, we’ve learned what it takes to deliver top-notch entertainment for all kinds of events.

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