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Jay Leno Charity Event | Celebrity Agent & Producer

We hired, booked and produced a publicly ticketed charity performance by Jay Leno at the Cadillac Theater in Chicago.

Jay Leno Charity Event

To celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary, the event started with a VIP meet & greet cocktail reception, then the “in concert” performance by the Tonight Show’s famous host and concluded with a charity auction including a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, autographed by comedian.

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Jay Leno Performed for Chicago Youth Charity Event

The Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago set the stage for a special night of comedy for supporters of one of the city’s most important youth charities.  … Read the rest

K C & The Sunshine Band | Corporate Event Performance

We hired, booked and produced the 70’s disco legend KC & The Sunshine Band for a private corporate performance at The Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. A complete turnkey performance was created for this financial services firm. We work on a “one fee, we’re responsible” basis so that meeting planners can concentrate on the rest of their conference and leave us to produce the show. Contact us to hire KC & The Sunshine Band for your event.… Read the rest

Star Dressing Room Demands & Fun Requests from the Past

Celebrity musicians and performers have needs. These needs are placed in a rider to their performance contract known as the dressing room rider, the catering list and the green room requirements. Not to be take lightly, these are items the celebrity has requested and you have agreed to supply but some requests from celebrities from the past are fun to remember and make for great Trivia Questions.

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What Famous Singer Required 12 Rolls of Cherry Lifesavers in his Dressing Room?    Read the rest

Celebrity Dressing Room Requests

Celebrity performances go a lot smoother when the dressing room requests are properly negotiated, thoughtfully planned and correctly fulfilled.

Here’s how to plan for Celebrity Dressing Room Requests.

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The Celebrity Dressing Room | Requests and Planning

Most celebrity performers have a personal appearance contract that contains a rider for dressing room requirements. Some items are requests, some are requirements, some are negotiable, others are completely non-negotiable. The importance of providing a clear representation of what will be provided is a vital part to any successful celebrity event.… Read the rest

Danny Bhoy | Comedian for Charity Event Performance

Comedian Danny Bhoy performs for Non-Profit Event

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Comedian Danny Bhoy

Everyone loves a great comedy show and when raising funds for a cause it tends put guests in an approachable mood to donate.

One of our favorite comedy shows this year has been the Scottish sensation Danny Bhoy. Traveling throughout the US and Canada, Danny Bhoy  has been been bringing his own brand of Scottish humor and performing to packed theaters and event venues everywhere.  Yes, we are bringing his show to Canada this fall and we’re looking forward to more events with him next year as well.… Read the rest

How to Hire a Famous Star or Celebrity Performer

We know big stars, and there is nothing like a famous star celebrity performer to make an impact at your event. Whether you need a musical entertainer, comedian, keynote speaker or athlete, Celebrity Direct Inc. has the relationships to bring that special star power to your corporate or non-profit event and make it memorable.

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Slash, the “guitar hero” in Guns N’Roses demonstrates the Guitar Hero game with Microsoft CEO Bill Gates

The Process | Hire a Famous Star or Celebrity Performer

Before a firm offer is made to a celebrity in order to begin the actual booking process, a total performance cost analysis must be made so that all are aware of the costs involved from the very beginning.… Read the rest

How to Plan a Celebrity Meet & Greet

Celebrity musical performers and keynote speakers will accept requests for a VIP meet & greet at your corporate, non-profit or private event.  However, there are very important procedures that should be taken into consideration to make sure it is a successful and pleasant experience for all those attending the meet & greet and the celebrity as well.

How to Plan a celebrity meet and greet

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Celebrity Meet & Greet | Tips for Success

From the very start, the VIP or Celebrity Meet & Greet needs to be negotiated as part of the initial contract with the artist.… Read the rest

Jewel | Singer, Philanthropist & Keynote Speaker

Jewel ~ Singer as Keynote Speaker for your Event

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Hire Jewel for Your Event

Jewel, a favorite singer with many millions of records sold is also an inspiring philanthropist and keynote speaker for major non-profit events.

  • Over 25 Million Records Sold Worldwide
  • 4 Time Grammy Nominee
  • Author of the New York Times Best Selling Book of Poetry A Night Without Armor
  • Starred in Ang Lee’s Film Ride With The Devil
  • Works closely with Project Clean Water, dedicated to bringing safe water to those in need and creating awareness of clean water shortages around the world

Jewel’s work with Rethink Housing, an organization that creates awareness for, and inspires people to learn about, public housing  – inspired a new song Home to Me to raise awareness for public housing.  … Read the rest

3 Biggest Missed Opportunities When Booking Celebrity Entertainers For Corporate Events

How to Utilize All Celebrity Opportunities

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Having an organization comprised of experienced celebrity talent buyers, expert concert producers and professional stage managers are indispensable when hiring a celebrity to perform at your event.  We have a team of pros ready to step in at each phase of the process. From selecting and booking, advancing production requirements and day-of show management, we can deliver a complete turn-key show to your event nationwide.… Read the rest

David Cassidy | Celebrity Entertainment for Your Event

70’s Icon David Cassidy performs for Corporate, Non-profit and Private Events Nationwide

The songs that have been enjoyed by so many:

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Hire David Cassidy for Your Event

“I Think I Love You” 

“I Woke Up in Love This Morning” 

“Cherish” 

“Come on Get Happy” 

David Cassidy has managed to stay at the top of his game for over four decades, with a unique ability to re-invent himself and adapt to numerous genres from concerts to theater, television to Las Vegas, and even actor/singer to producer/writer/director with a demographic that crosses three generations.Read the rest