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Chance McKinney Live in Sandy
August 26, 2017

ULB Talent Chance McKinney Live at the Sandy Amphitheater on September 3rd. Utah Live Bands represents some of the best talent in the entertainment industry. We're proud to invite you to a community concert featuring Chance McKinney live. CMT award winning performer Chance McKinney will be performing live at the Sandy Amphitheater on September 12th with special guests The Waterford School Orchestra in a concert to benefit Wasatch Adaptive...

How to Pick the Right Day for Your Event
May 8, 2017

Four factors to consider in order to pick the right day for your event. You’d think that with 365 days in a year, choosing the right day for your event should be easy-pickens. But selecting a date for a big event is a lot more complicated than just pointing at a day on a calendar. Obviously, there’s a lot of coordination that has to go on in guaranteeing availability for your guests, your venue, your entertainment, etc. In all of that juggling,...

How to Choose the Right Event Entertainment for Your Company Party
April 7, 2017

Want to make your next corporate bash a smash? Read these five questions (and answers) to help you pick the right entertainment for your next company party. It was a disaster. A family-friendly company party that was supposed to build morale and company connectivity instead turned into a hive of sniping and griping. Why? Because the caterer/entertainment booked for the summer event was over an hour late. When they finally arrived, they didn’t...

5 Blockbuster Themed Ideas for Your Next Event
March 24, 2017

Tap into the buzz surrounding upcoming film releases to make your party a blockbuster hit. No matter what kind of event you're planning for 2017 you want the gathering to be both appealing and engaging. One of the easiest ways to add sparkle to your event is to tie your theme to a hot movie. Using a blockbuster film as a stepping off point for your theme allows your guests to bring some of the magic of the movies into their everyday lives....

5 Event Planning Lessons from Oscars 2017
February 27, 2017

5 Lessons on What to Do When Things Go Wrong at Your Big Event. Did you see the Oscars this year? What a doozy! An entire awards show leading up to the moment when they announce the best picture of the year and then the biggest gaffe of all time--the presenters announce the wrong winner! It made for great television, but for all the people behind the scenes and the winners and losers involved it must have been terrible. But there are things to be...

Tips for a Great 50th Anniversary Celebration
February 6, 2017

A 50th anniversary is a big deal. We can help you make this celebration a truly once in a lifetime event. Dear Utah Live Bands. Both my parents and my in-laws are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries this summer. Help! I know this is a big deal and I want the celebration to be something the whole family will really remember, but I’ve never been to a 50th  anniversary party before and I’m not sure what we should do. What is the...

ULB: 2016 in Review
January 6, 2017

Take a look back at some of the highlights of 2016 at Utah Live Bands! Lots of stuff happened in 2016. There was a presidential election. A new Star Wars movie came out. Some really famous and beloved celebrities died. But you don't need me to recap that. (And if you do because you were in a coma or in outer space or something, then maybe read this column from Dave Barry. He'll catch you up on the highlights and it's hi-larious.) At Utah Live...

'Tis the Season
December 24, 2016

It's the Season for Giving and We Have Some Ideas At Utah Live Bands we love that the holiday season keeps us busy. We've run from gig to gig, playing outdoor concerts, weddings, and corporate parties. But no matter how busy we get, we always remember how lucky we are to be able to join you as you celebrate with friends, co-workers, family, and other loved ones. We also love how the holidays bring out the best in people. It’s a season of the...

And on Keyboards Is Jordan Kamalu
November 21, 2016

Utah Live Bands' keyboard player Jordan Kamalu finds success wherever he can. Last summer the Groove Merchants played a wedding reception in the Midwest. During a break in the set, the bride and groom came up and asked the band to play the Indiana University fight song. The band hadn’t ever heard the song, let alone prepared it. But band leader Michael Tobian turned to their keyboard player, Jordan Kamalu, to save the day. “Jordan has...

Background Music is More Important Than You Think
November 4, 2016

Why You Need Background Music For Your Next Event The other day I was in the grocery store. As I was putting my milk into the cart, I suddenly felt a bit more energy, a bit happier. I decided that I didn’t need to rush right out of the store. Instead I went over to the huge holiday display and discovered a few things that I didn’t really need but which seemed fun. Into the cart they went. It was then that I noticed that I was humming along...