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5 Tips for the Perfect Casino Night Fundraiser
October 24, 2016

Want a Fabulous Fundraiser that Pays Big? Try a Casino Night Fundraiser! Bake sales, carnivals, and wrapping paper drives. What do all of these have in common? They’re some of the traditional ways that organizations try to fund their programs. But if you want a fabulous fundraiser that pays big, consider throwing a casino night fundraiser. A successful casino night isn’t something you can throw together, but with good planning it can be one of...

10 Halloween Costume Ideas For Every Party Personality
October 3, 2016

Save Stress this Year by Finding the Perfect Halloween Costume to Match Your Costume Personality If you have friends throwing a Halloween bash, your business is hosting a company trick-or-treat street, you work with kids, or you have kids, you're going to have to dress up this year. (That's pretty much everybody, right?) But figuring out a costume can be super stressful. Here at Utah Live Bands we want to lighten your load by giving you some...

6 Movies about Music Perfect for an Evening In
September 24, 2016

If you're spending the weekend in, here are 6 great movies about music to watch. It’s Saturday night and you’re stuck at home. You wish you could be out listening to great live music from bands like The Groove Merchants or Drive, but you can't. So you pick up the remote and decide to watch a movie. Netflix recommends the same 50 things you haven’t wanted to watch before, and you’ve already watched all the new releases on HBO. You could spend...

Spotlight on Three Drummers
September 17, 2016

Check out these interviews with three of Utah's hottest drummers. Talk to most musicians and they’ll readily acknowledge that the drummer is the backbone of any musical group.  Ironically though, drummers seldom get the spotlight. Instead they’re generally hidden away at the back of the stage behind their face-obscuring kits. It’s time to shine a light on these talented artists who shape not just the tempo, but the mood and intensity of the...

End the Summer on the Right Note
September 3, 2016

Cure your end of summer blues with a dose of summer music at these upcoming events that are open to the public. Have you noticed that it's been a bit cooler the last week or so? Mother Nature seems to be dropping a hint that summer's about over. If you're not ready for the end of summer, we're with you. At Utah Live Bands we love the summer because it gives so many of our musicians and entertainers the opportunity to perform at summer music...

Liven Things Up with Some Line Dancing
August 26, 2016

Line Dancing can Lift Your Event to the Next Level In the 2011 remake of the classic dance movie Footloose, the characters go to a honky-tonk to do some country dancing. Pretty soon, the entire bar is dancing together in a complicated line dance that looks absolutely amazing. But if you ask me, it doesn't really represent the spirit of line dancing. See, line dancing can be the most non-dancer dancing there is. And that's what makes it the perfect...

Holiday Party 2016
August 19, 2016

Get Started Planning your 2016 Holiday Party with these 5 Fantastic Theme Ideas It's the end of August. You haven't even hung up your swim suit yet, but for those of you throwing a holiday party in 2016, now's the time to start planning if you want to be able to book the best venues and entertainment. To make your party pop, you'll want to start with a great theme. Whether you're planning a big corporate event or a smaller party for friends and...

Trust the Experts
August 13, 2016

Having a Great Event is as Simple as Trusting the Experts - Your Band! It’s your day. You’ve put a lot of planning into your special event. You’ve spent a lot of money to make sure it goes perfectly. One of the ways to make sure that your entertainment goes off without a hitch is to trust the experts--your band. Imagine walking into your mechanic’s shop and telling the repairman (who’s got a lot of experience with cars and technical...

Salamanders Rock the 4th
August 4, 2016

The Salamanders Rock the 4th for a Crowd of Thousands Sandy City put on a spectacular 4th of July bash this year--and up front and center stage at this public event was our popular party band, the Salamanders. The Salamanders have now hosted this Independence Day concert five times! A crowd of thousands filled the park at the South Towne Promenade to watch the Salamanders perform on the open-air main stage. Kicking off the set in the early...

Creative Event Photography Ideas
July 30, 2016

3 Creative Event Photography Ideas to Capture the Best Moments of Your Event   You've put a lot of planning, effort, and money into your big day. You've hired a band from Utah Live Bands, so we know you're smart. Naturally, you'll want to capture the best moments from your event. But that's not always easy. If you're feeling a little stuck, check out these creative event photography ideas. By using some of these ideas (or all of them) as...