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Here at Neon Entertainment we have worked all year long to help colleges through these confusing times. Our business is college entertainment. We have been in it for over 2 decades and work with individuals and organizations all over the country to help engage and inspire. Our network is deep, and many of our entertainers can be found in the brightest of lights in the industry. Virtual college programming was never something that may have

In Case You Missed It Vol. 21

Posted on December 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. Some of our artists have shared their holiday

Fighting the Effects of “The New Normal”

Posted on December 16, 2020
Category: Uncategorized
“This is our new normal.” How many times have you heard this phrase in the last 9+ months?  And despite how hard you try to accept the “new normal” it just doesn’t seem right.  Even the most optimistic of people are struggling with the “new normal” as feelings of anxiousness, discomfort and depression sneak into the cracks of your otherwise positive spirit.  And for many, their usual outlets for relieving stress are inaccessible due to
As one of the top national booking agencies around, we constantly seek out and promote new talent from all different backgrounds. If you have worked as a student activity director or booked a college event before, you may know about what we do. If you’re new to the game.. you’re in the right place! We love meeting new students all over the country to help provide engaging and entertaining virtual events. Here on our blog,
A guide to bring LIVE ENTERTAINMENT back on your campus Imagine this – it’s December 31, 2019 around 11:48 PM. You’re at a party with your best friends. You look to one of them, raise a glass and shout “2020 is going to be OUR year!” You were wrong. 2020 and now 2021 have been anything but “our” years. Three months later, a global pandemic would sweep across the United States, tragically claiming the lives

In Case You Missed It Vol. 20

Posted on December 9, 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. Lance & Lea have hit the road (socially

The Value of Virtual Programming

Posted on December 8, 2020
Category: Uncategorized
Virtual programming has taken the lead in college entertainment formats these past several months. We know this wasn’t necessarily by choice, however, we’re also finding many unexpected benefits.  Attendance at many of our virtual events has been comparable to, if not exceeded in-person participation numbers.  In addition, virtual programming can be offered at a much lower cost thanks to the fact that acts do not need to cover travel costs and lodging amongst other expenses associated

In Case You Missed It Vol. 19

Posted on December 4, 2020
Thanksgiving looked a little different to many people this year and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was no exception. Even without people lining the streets of New York City, the parade continued. In case you missed it, we’re sharing the top performance moments of the parade. Interested in a virtual event with one of our artists? Contact your Neon Agent for more information, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on

Neon Entertainment Artists And Social Media

Posted on December 1, 2020
Category: Uncategorized
Social media is a crucial way for an artist to share their art and gain fans, especially in an era when live performances are scarce.  But, what makes a specific social media platform appeal to them and their followers?  Each artist has their favorite social media platform and a unique way to stand out amongst the millions of other posts that grace your page.  We’ve asked some of our acts to share a few details

3 DIY Drop Ship Ideas for College Event Planning

Posted on November 27, 2020
Category: Uncategorized
Everyone with Neon Entertainment wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving and hopefully you were able to celebrate the holiday in a great way! As we get into the weekend and Christmas is around the corner (already?) you can find great holiday virtual live events with Neon Entertainment! There are a few options we wanted to bring up today that can allow you to have your own personalized DIY Drop Ship ideas for your college virtual event!

In Case You Missed It Vol. 18

Posted on November 19, 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. Mikki Hommel joined us
Chances are, your holidays are going to look a little different this year.  But, don’t let it get you down!  Instead, take charge of the change that is surrounding us and run with it!  We’ve asked your friendly Neon Entertainment agents to share some of their favorite holiday recipes with you so you can roll with the winds of change and try something new! Scott Talarico: President of Neon Entertainment & Agent shares his favorite
The year is coming to a close, and no one could have prognosticated how our 2020 was going to go. Obviously your college experience isn’t what you planned. We wish the best to everyone around the country right now being affected by the pandemic. All we can do is try to provide the best virtual programming for college activities during these trying times. On the bright side, many of our virtual events have been growing
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. Did you missed the
Many students will be heading home for Thanksgiving break and not returning due to COVID-related restrictions. Not exactly the college experience they have been dreaming of.  But, just because their expectations of what college “should” look like may be taking a back seat, there are still some really engaging ways to keep your students involved and remind them of the beautiful campus they will someday call their alma mater.  Another added benefit of programs such
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