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Planning a fun college event can be a hassle. Take the pain out of planning and searching for the right fit, and bring Neon in! But remember – book your adventure before the holiday season bonanza and there’s no event space left!    If you’re here, you likely want to plan a holiday event for your school or organization. Getting the right event together, figuring out entertainment options, managing budget expectations, etc can become more

Get Your Glow On!

Posted on November 23, 2021
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, maybe once winter break begins. We are back on the blog to fill you in on what you need to know on a few of some of our best offerings for turkey day and beyond. Festivus (Seinfeld fans stand up) is also rapidly approaching, so let’s take some time to tuck ourselves into a sweet and sassy collection of college events that are sure to put
Comedy is the great equalizer. Everyone loves to have a good time.  Laughing away with your buddies and strangers at a comic’s jokes and stories is something we all appreciate.  We recently gave you three ideas for booking comedians. However, our roster of talent goes so much further than that.  Today we will look at three more comedians our booking agency can bring to your college campus event. Comedian Alingon Mitra Alingon is a hilarious

Holiday Programming & Packages

Posted on October 27, 2021
With the holiday season fast approaching we know that fun activities for your students are on your mind.  Social distancing guidelines may still be putting a damper on your usual festivities, but whether your campus has no limitations or is like Fort Knox with it’s COVID-19 protocols, Neon Entertainment has you covered. Let us help brighten your spirits with some specialized holiday programming!  We’ve got in-person programming, streamed programming and drop-ship DIYs bring you all
“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 that has also become more common since COVID-19 swept across the country and beyond.  The isolation, fear and even the political divide that have all been a direct result of the pandemic have had significant effects on our mental
The National Association for Campus Activities is one of our favorite organizations for many reasons, but one big one is the outstanding job they do putting on conferences every year. For (just a few) years now, we’ve made sure to include ourselves in any opportunity we can by attending each NACA conference, because they are such a great way to connect with students from all over the US. We have worked with NACA to help

De-Stress For Finals Week

Posted on October 14, 2021
It’s the middle of the semester. Things this year have been stressful for both activities directors and students alike and you finally feel like you’re able to catch your breath. But, we all know that won’t last for long because every college student knows how stressful preparing for finals can be. Between the increased workload and the pressure to do well, finals week can really take its toll. That’s why it’s important for you, as
Chaquis Maliq The EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band at Charleston Pour House 2019. Photographer Brenda Peart.   Longing for the day when I can have an in-person college tour. Just me and my ensemble, the EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band. Will this dream become a reality? Perhaps. My first college tour started in 2020, right when the country, well the world shut down. It was as if sci-fi took over (I’m still wondering why sci-fi isn’t called
It’s been quite the last few years in the college world, and as you’re digging into your semester you’re probably catching up on a whole lot of new information and logistical challenges with planning your college events. With over 25 years working with colleges all over the country, we’ve continued to provide engaging entertainment for student event planners despite setbacks due to the pandemic. We are proud of our ability to navigate through treacherous times,
Ever want to bring a famous national act to your next event, but don’t know where to start? At Neon Entertainment, we have access to the top comedy and music acts in the entertainment industry including artists like Heidi Gardner and Meena Harris. Our national act services include event preparation and on-site consultation. We also have a comedy roster loaded with talented performers. Each one with a plethora of experience performing on the college circuit.
Are your students ready to get back into the swing of things, but maybe not quite in-person yet? Does a virtual student event sound like a fun, affordable idea? Need any ideas for a rapidly approaching homecoming event?  Well here at Neon, we have a bevy of options for online activities for college students! Today, we’ll cover three fun activities for college students and even alumni that you can use for your next campus event
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