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It is that time of the year again. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, the leaves are falling off the trees and Halloween is right around the corner. For a lot of people, this is their favorite time of year. Especially when it comes to college entertainment for students on and off-campus. But, like everything else right now, Halloween is going to have to look a little different this year.  If

In Case You Missed It Vol. 10

Posted on September 18, 2020
Category: News
So many artists have been working hard, creating new content for the past few months. In case you missed it, we’ve decided to share with you our top social media moments this week. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all the amazing things our artists are up to. Interested in a virtual event with one of our artists? Contact your Neon Agent for more information. Each week, Neon’s musicians
We all have been experiencing more time indoors than we are accustomed to due to 2020 being the year of COVID-19. But, it doesn’t always have to be a bad thing.  By keeping a positive state of mind throughout this crazy year, you can truly enjoy spending time in your house, apartment, or even your dorm room.  And for those of you who are student activities advisors or campus event planners, looking for college event
So many artists have been working hard, creating new content for the past few months. In case you missed it, we’ve decided to share with you our top social media moments this week. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all the amazing things our artists are up to. Interested in a virtual event with one of our artists? Contact your Neon Agent for more information. Each week, Neon’s musicians
It is said that laughter is, and will always be, the best medicine.  Researchers have even found that students who use humor as a coping mechanism have a higher chance of being in a more positive mindset. In times like we have been experiencing in 2020, finding a coping mechanism is very important for mental health and even physical health. Having a good sense of humor could be considered the prescription of happiness. Being able
Music is so powerful that it is a proven successful therapy for many conditions, both mental and physical.  Music therapists use music to re-train stroke and brain injury survivors how to speak. In fact, there have been many cases in which a patient is unable to speak, but still can still communicate through singing.  Check out this awesome article on the Stroke a Chord choir in Melbourne, AU which is made up entirely of stroke

In Case You Missed It Vol. 8

Posted on August 18, 2020
Category: virtual programming
So many artists have been working hard, creating new content for the past few months. In case you missed it, we’ve decided to share with you our top social media moments this week. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all the amazing things our artists are up to. Interested in a virtual event with one of our artists? Contact your Neon Agent for more information. Each week, our musicians

The Spoken Word With Our Featured Artists

Posted on August 17, 2020
Category: Poetry News, Spoken Word
“How are you doing?”….”How are you doing, REALLY?”  The first question we ask each other on a daily basis out of habit.  It’s an automatic conversation starter for most.  But, the second is the follow-up question we’ve learned to ask since March.  The shutdowns and changes across the country have had significant effects on our mental health.  And for most of us, the answers to this second question are not always positive.  We’ve heard the
As part of National Wellness Month, Neon Entertainment is exploring the benefits student programming has on the mental health of students. In our research, we’ve learned just why our Virtual Game Shows have been such a success on campuses everywhere. It’s all biochemistry. Fun activities like game shows release your natural hormones, that impact your mood. Your body releases dopamine, serotonin, endorphins and oxytocin during gameplay. These hormones will naturally make you feel happier, both

In Case You Missed It Vol. 7

Posted on August 12, 2020
So many artists have been working hard, creating new content for the past few months. In case you missed it, we’ve decided to share with you our top social media moments this week. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all the amazing things our artists are up to. Interested in a virtual event with one of our artists? Contact your Neon Agent for more information. Each week, our musicians
At this point, most people are feeling exhausted from hearing about COVID-19 and the state in which it has put the world in today. Finding ways to cope with quarantine is very important as well as engaging with your peers during this pandemic. Using virtual events and virtual Programs is one of the most successful ways to stay engaged with your colleagues and peers. OPTIONS FOR VIRTUAL PROGRAMS For College students who lived on campus,
The word virtual has been thrown around like wildfire since COVID-19 has taken a hold on the world. With no end coming in the near future. We believe virtual events and virtual programs are here to stay for a long time. We have always been on top of our game when it comes to engaging with college students all over the country. Now we are at the forefront of providing virtual events and programs to

In Case You Missed It Vol. 6

Posted on August 3, 2020
So many artists have been working hard, creating new content for the past few months. In case you missed it, we’ve decided to share with you our top social media moments this week. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all the amazing things our artists are up to. Interested in a virtual event with one of our artists? Contact your Neon Agent for more information. The Man Cubs performed
By Speaker Brian Miller I just can’t bear another Zoom call. It’s not just me, right? Four months into the pandemic we are all pretty much Zoomed-out. And yet it remains one of our only and best options to get things done for the foreseeable future. For most students, the best part of college isn’t the classes or the piece of paper at the end, but the people. Remember that giddy feeling walking across campus
College students are no stranger to stress. In fact, no one is. Everybody experiences physical and mental stress every day. That’s why it’s important to find healthy ways to relieve stress and anxiety. Yoga does just that. So, is yoga just another exercise? Recent studies say no, it’s more than the physical exercise we see people do day-to-day. In addition to it’s physical benefits, yoga is proven to strengthen people’s mental health, including enhanced social
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