General Session Opening Acts

With thirty years as an entertainment provider for meetings and events, Avalon has had numerous requests for exciting ways to open a General Session. Avalon features many creative approaches to make this event both memorable and “wow”.

Below are descriptions of popular acts and video demos for your review. Click on photos to view video demos.

DRUM LINE
If you want an attention getter, look no further. This exciting and colorful act is not only entertaining but positively electrifying. Avalon’s Drumline is a great way to rouse your attendees and get the adrenaline pumping. We also have a variation where the performers work with trashcans.

COLOR GUARD
There is nothing more inspiring than having America’s servicemen present colors. A perfect complement is the singing of the National Anthem by Avalon’s “Andrew Sisters” Tribute performers. This tribute recalls the WW II era, synonymous with American unity, strength and leadership. The “Andrew Sisters” were superstars of the era as both a vocal act and movie personalities.

NATIVE BLESSING
A Native American Blessing is a great way to open any event or ceremony and works particularly well for General Sessions or banquet events. In this video clip, the blessing is accompanied by music and sign language. It is a warm, spiritual, and entertaining experience.

HOOP DANCER
The Native American Hoop Dance is an exciting, high energy presentation. Representing the cultural roots of Arizona’s indigenous people, it adds a “WOW” factor to any event, including General Session openings. This is a clip from a Pow Wow style presentation with multiple singers and hoop dancers.

JESSE MCGUIRE
Jesse McGuire (born August 29, 1958) is an American trumpeter from Phoenix, Arizona, famous for his execution of the Star Spangled Banner, which he has performed for three U.S. presidents, and at several major sporting events, most notably the 2000 Daytona 500 and game 7 of the 2001 World Series. He was lead trumpet for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra of New York City and for the band Tower of Power.

CHEERLEADERS
Imagine the excitement when Avalon’s cheerleaders take the stage and rouse the audience with a high energy dance routine. We can even customize the music to include your company or organization’s initials!

ARIZONA’S SINGING COWBOY
What better way to start any Arizona event than with a western presentation of our National Anthem. As Gary rides into the event area*, with extra long fringe flowing from his red, white and blue outfit, carrying an American Flag, patriotic music plays over the sound system. After arriving center stage (on the floor), Steel rears up and Gary begins singing the National Anthem (with his wireless mic). Steel rears again and the duo departs the area.

PIONEER PEPPER
Marshall Pioneer Pepper re-creates the Old West with fun and audience interaction. Here he is as people are entering a General Session.

CHOIR
One of Avalon’s greatest pleasures is providing a rendition of the National Anthem for event openings. Enjoy this performance from one of our great Phoenix choirs.