How to Hire a Celebrity for your Event

We Help Select, Hire and Book Celebrity Performers for Your Event.

Corporate events have become opportunities for organizations to enhance their brand, introduce a new product or drive a message. Non-profit events and charity galas are looking to grow awareness for their cause and draw more attention to the work they do.  Having a celebrity musical artist or comedian perform “in-concert” or having a celebrity level keynote speaker at your event will accomplish these goals quickly and with maximum impact.

How to Hire a Celebrity for Your Event

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For corporations looking to have their message retained or rewarding key clients with a private concert performance we create unique experiences that will be remembered for many years to come.

Getting “buzz” in order to rachet up attendance for a non-profit event is a necessity in the very crowded field of charitable giving.  Charities do compete for donors and organizations look for an edge to get attention and boost attendance.

One of the most important aspects of hiring a celebrity level performer for specifically a non-profit event is that the artist will generally agree to let your organization advertise and promote the celebrity appearance. Think about the great exposure through traditional and social media that comes in the months leading up to your event.

What to Consider Before You Hire a Celebrity for Your Event

Which celebrity you seek will be based on a combination of several factors. Here is a overview of the issues to consider when hiring a celebrity to perform for your organization’s event.

  • Celebrity Appeal to your Attendees and Guests
  • Talent Budget, Production Budget, Travel Budget
  • Location or Venue for your Event and Stage Size
  • Need for a VIP Meet & Greet with the Celebrity


Choosing a Musical Act, Comedian or Celebrity Keynote Speaker.

MUSIC – A performance by a fantastic music artist will definitely impress. These “in-concert” performances are incredibly unique experiences because although a guest can buy a ticket to a public performance when the artist is touring near their city, many performers that are not on tour will agree to do a performance for your organization. Additionally seeing a concert in a large venue or stadium does not compare to the intimacy of experiencing a musical act in the private hotel ballroom that your organization has chosen for this event.

Hire a Celebrity Music Artist

COMEDY – Comedy shows are fun.  If the idea is to create a fun event for the the convention ending gala or to keep the costs down by hiring a comedian that will have much lower production costs then a musical act, the right comedian can be a huge hit. We have had lots of success with pairing comedians with non-profit causes.

 Hire a Celebrity Comedian

CELEBRITY SPEAKER – A celebrity level speaker or presenter can create the “wow” your organization is seeking. Although many A-list celebrities are hard to contract, we have access to them all and can tell you is your ideal celebrity speaker is attainable. We can also offer suggestions that may help organize your thoughts and help you decide upon.

Hire a Celebrity Speaker

Celebrity Direct Inc. is your direct source for hiring and booking celebrity music artists, comedians and speakers. Our relationships with these celebrities are the basis from which all our company services extend. See more information about The Booking Process for a comprehensive look at what you should know about acquiring the biggest celebrity name for your entertainment dollar.  

We always work on your behalf to select, negotiate, book and produce the best celebrity performance for your event. Most importantly, Celebrity Direct Inc. is your advocate throughout the entire process. 


Celebrity Selection, Hiring and Booking Advice

Tips, advice and how to avoid costly mistakes. Stay on budget and utilize all celebrity opportunities at your event. There is a lot to consider. We wanted to give you this quick look at a few of the many variables and things to consider when planning a celebrity performance at your corporate event, non-profit event or private performance. We are always positioned as your advocate throughout the entire process. Always looking out for your interests and concerns to create a successful celebrity event.

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