Top Tips for Choosing an Entertainer for Your Event

Are you responsible for booking entertainers for on-campus events? Do you have a process in place that allows you to find and book the best entertainers, all without breaking the budget?

Choosing an entertainer for your next event is easier said than done. Make the right decision and everyone will love you. Make the wrong decision, however, and you’ll soon realize that your audience is less than impressed.

With all this in mind, here are some top tips for choosing an entertainer for your event:

  1. Survey Students

Here’s something you should always remember: you aren’t booking an entertainer for your personal enjoyment. You’re doing so because you want to show your audience (primarily students) a good time.

Rather than take a wild guess as to what they would enjoy, conduct a simple survey. You can do so in a few ways:

  • By personally speaking with students on campus
  • By asking students to complete a paper survey
  • By using online survey software

Regardless of your approach, do your best to collect as much feedback as possible.

  1. Learn More About Every Entertainer

Once you have a clear idea of what your audience is interested in, it’s time to turn your attention to your many options.

From musical acts to comedians, you’ll never struggle to find entertainers who fit the mold.

Since no two entertainers are the same, it’s time to do some investigative work. You can learn more about a particular entertainer by:

  • Reading online reviews
  • Contacting references
  • Reviewing the person’s website and social media accounts
  • Watching videos of past performances

By taking these steps, you can quickly learn more about any entertainer.

  1. Narrow Your Options

After you take the above step, it’s time to narrow your options to a handful of entertainers. You can do so by focusing on two important details:

  • Availability
  • Budget

Some entertainers may not be available on your desired date. You can cross these people off your short list.

Others may not suit your needs in regards to budget. Once again, you can eliminate these entertainers.

This should leave you with a handful of entertainers to choose from.

Make a Final Decision

When you follow these three tips, you’ll find yourself in position to make a final decision.

You put in a lot of work, so you can make a choice with confidence. Once the entertainer is booked, there is only one last thing to do: market the event and wait for the big day to arrive!