A Destination Management Company by definition is an area expert. One of the most gratifying components of our portfolio is knowing the best entertainment to match a client’s needs. Below is a video of a new band we recently added to our list of entertainment. Particularly versatile and energetic, “BRIGHT” achieves results when the goal is to pack the dance floor.


Avalon was voted “Best Entertainment Service Provider 2018 – USA by LUX, a magazine for global influencers, collectors, and high net worth individuals. It is published out of London, sold on news stands in London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Milan, Nice, New York, LA, Singapore and Hong Kong, and distributed through a proprietary VIP system that includes selected global events, locations, and clients of some of the world’s leading private banks and luxury brands.

While entertainment and theming is only one component or our portfolio, it is a core competency and a passion for our team. We are honored to receive this award which recognizes our success and dedication to providing “wow” events for clients in the US and worldwide.

LUX Magazine



If you are looking for something rousing to open a General Session, or an exciting show for a reception or banquet, Avalon’s drum line is just the thing to energize an audience. Fast paced and choreographed, our drum line even has an audience participation segment. While this video will provide a sense of the fun,.the live performance is electrifying!


As a long time member of LinkedIn, I notice that one of the most popular discussions with event professionals and meeting planners is using third party service providers unaligned with the host venue. At times, especially with audio visual, venues bill numerous fees and charges to the client who does not use “in-house” services. Following is some contract language provided courtesy of Karla Stuecker, Senior Meeting Planner at the American College of Surgeons, which she calls “Use of Outside Vendors:”

“Group will not accept or agree to any policy or contract containing conditions, terms, or clauses which unreasonably restrict our choice of third party suppliers for our event(s) at any meeting facility, whether such conditions are expressly stated in this contract, or whether they are contained in the general operating policies of the facility, be they published or unpublished.

Furthermore, Group will not accept or agree to any fees, surcharges, or penalties of any type charged by a meeting facility that are in any way based on or tied to our choice of third party suppliers, whether such fees are expressly stated in the contract, or whether they are contained in the general operating policies of the facility, be they published or unpublished. Hotel agrees that supervisory or shadowing fees relating to outside vendor use will not be imposed if not explicitly disclosed in this contract or if otherwise dictated by union regulations.

If Group chooses to hire outside vendors to provide any goods or services at Hotel(s) during the Event, Hotel(s) may, in its sole discretion, require that such vendor provide Hotel(s), in form and amount reasonably satisfactory to Hotel(s), an indemnification agreement and proof of adequate insurance.

This clause shall be appended to all contracts that are executed by Group, and if it is determined that this clause is in conflict with any other clause, portion of any contract, or any general operating policy of the facility, then this clause shall be deemed to take precedence over the other item(s) with which it is determined to be in conflict, unless specifically agreed otherwise.”

Any thoughts or comments?