Avalon’s client asked for a “wow” component for their awards evening. We combined an afternoon, charitable guitar team building activity followed by an incredible performance by the “3 Waiters” just prior to the evening awards presentation; two amazing events in one day connected by music. The finished guitars were displayed on stage and our client was more than delighted by their guests’ response to the entire program.
Since the resurgence in Meetings and Conventions Avalon has been happily busy helping our clients with DMC services and special events. We love doing fun things and activities that captivate and engage attendees. Other benefits to our clients include: Break up monotony, create a memorable experience, foster networking and collaboration and finally, differentiation. Entertainment can help an event stand out from others in the same industry. By offering unique and memorable entertainment options, a client may be able to differentiate their event and attract more attendees. In Arizona, one of the most requested genres to open a General Session is Native American which so beautifully pays tribute to Arizona’s history and heritage. This recent performance for an Association was privileged to have Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallegos as the guest of honor. After her opening remarks, she introduced Ken and Talon Duncan, two of Avalon’s long time friends and performers.
A Luau in Arizona? You bet. In addition to its Southwest heritage, the metropolitan Phoenix area offers an array of talent and sophiticated, world class services and entertainment. Watch till the end of this under 4 minute video to see the amazing Fire Dance Finale!
It is exciting to see live events come back with such enthusiasm. We were pleased to produce an event at Top Golf Scottsdale featuring magnificent views, a private dining area, and loads of fun! Tournament play was concurrent with a steak, chicken, and vegetable fajitas buffet. At the start of the event, our client asked “what do I need to do?” Our response was, “have a great time, we’ve got everything handled.” At the end of play, prizes were awarded and we loaded the coaches for the return trip to their hotel. Our client was beaming, – delighted with the venue and the evening. Below is a quick, 45 second video collage to provide a glimpse of the event.
Avalon is an award-winning Destination Management Company with a 40 year history assisting with all aspects of meetings, and events. We have recently added promotional products and gifts to our portfolio of services. This is a perfect complement to our event services that achieve ROI and enhance company culture.
Whether it is meetings, incentives, conventions, trade shows, or for internal use, our site has an amazing catalog of products, easy to use and navigate with advanced features. On many items, simply upload your artwork and instantly see how it looks on the item. You can easily order and pay with credit card, ACH, or check. Please browse our Promotional Items & Gifts and let us know if you have any questions.
It is wonderful to see live events coming back. This week, we had great fun assisting our client with unique, glow in the dark games. A Giant Pacman, 9 hole miniature golf course, and other activities, gave the guests a “wow” experience.
It is so rewarding for us to provide extraordinary services that result in great times and great memories. It takes many elements, cooperation and teamwork to give clients and their attendees an outstanding result. That said, we’d like to thank the incredible team at the WeKoPa Resort and Casino for their “can do” approach and five star service.
SCOTTSDALE May 29, 2021 — Avalon Meetings & Entertainment has been selected for the 2021 Best of Scottsdale Award in the Entertainers category by the Scottsdale Award Program.
“Each year, the Scottsdale Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Scottsdale area a great place to live, work and play.
One of our “Santa” characters will be at Pinnacle Peak Dog Park Sunday, November 8, 2020, 8am to 12noon, to pose for pix with your pets. The bulk of the donations will go to “Home Fur Good,” a no kill animal rescue in Phoenix. The park is located at 20900 N Black Mountain Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050 right by highway 51.
Use your smart phones and cameras for the photos. “Santa” requests a donation of $10. or more by PayPal, Venmo, Cash App, or Square. No cash payment can be made at the park, so just take the picture and then send your donation. $5. of each donation goes to “Santa” so he can get his suit cleaned. The balance of each donation goes to help the pets. We at Avalon love animals and are grateful for “no-kill” shelters so we hope you can take advantage of this photo op, use the pix for memories and/or holiday cards, and support a worthy cause.
In this “New Normal”, virtual meetings have become important alternatives to live conferences. While they can’t duplicate all of the benefits that live meetings offer, they do provide a path to reach objectives and goals that meeting planners strive to achieve. Just as entertainment and activities are desirable diversions for many live meeting agendas, we can incorporate those elements into virtual meetings as well.
To illustrate, a recent client requested custom music videos to break up their welcome event and introduce different program segments. They reviewed entertainment choices on our website and chose a Spanish Guitar and Harp duo. This unique act has taken two traditionally classical instruments and combined them together with a contemporary sound that redefines their very nature by blending the styles of Pop, Jazz, and Classic Rock together with a Mediterranean twist. Using a green screen background to replicate an Arizona landscape, custom videos of predefined length were created to provide a dynamic, contemporary, and entertaining experience for the audience. One of the videos is featured here.
From an MPI.org article by Nancy Hayes, June 10, 2020: “To combat waning attention spans and keep people engaged, it’s important to provide your virtual attendees with time to clear their minds, get energized and reset their focus. That’s where entertainment and wellness breaks between sessions can play a key role in enhancing the overall virtual experience. Fun, lively and interactive activities help people stay focused and pumped up for your next round of programming. They also help participants stay motivated to return to your virtual event rather than check out on their phones. In other words, you must give your participants a compelling reason to tune back in or risk losing them altogether.”
Entertainment and activities have always been a popular adjunct to meeting agendas. Avalon provides entertainment and activities for virtual meetings, allowing a planner to increase ROI with branding, promoting a message or theme, and to enhance the program overall. Please visit Virtual Meeting Entertainment for a variety of choices.