TOP 9 VIRTUAL EVENT ENTERTAINMENT IDEASFor virtual meetings, team building, and special online events.
Top 9 Virtual Event Entertainment Ideas
Virtual event entertainment at meetings and events have come a long way in the last 8months. They have been a necessity as companies become remote workforces. One thing most people I speak to can agree on is that any efforts their employers have tried to “entertain” them and take their mind off work for even a happy hour has been, well…lame at best. The thing is, most companies don’t know what options are available to them or just assume an entertainer they’ve used previously “live” will translate in a virtual setting. That would unfortunately be a wrong assumption. We here at Fusion Events have assembled our top 10 virtual entertainment ideas that we have personally experienced first hand. These acts are exciting, innovative, interactive, and inclusive. These are virtual entertainment acts that will energize a virtual audience that is watching from home.
Visual DJ & Bespoke Content
AFISHAL is not your typical “press play” DJ. Just when people were wanting more from their live music experiences, Michael Fish (AFISHAL), creator of ‘The TREMOR’ and pioneer of Visual DJing, has discovered a niche with his interactive, multi-sensory, drumming-based DJ performance.
Delivering a visual an innovative live DJ experience that’s gone viral – hitting more than 200 MILLION views online in the past year! A musician from a young age and an entrepreneur straight out of college, AFISHAL has built a music empire reaching across the globe. He has performed private parties for Beyonce?, Prince Harry, Manchester United and the US President.
In addition to his regular slate of festivals and international club shows, he has created bespoke productions for global brands as well as opening ceremonies for arena shows, resort launches, Olympic and UEFA sporting events worldwide.
Ever wondered what it’s like to live in a perpetual state of creation while travelling the world with your closest friends? Welcome to the world of AFISHAL.
BEST TYPE OF PLATFORM – Pre-recorded content works on any platform.
Audience curated live concert experience
The events industry is currently undergoing a major shift in how events are produced. Virtual events have seen an incredible surge in popularity due to physical distancing and restrictions imposed all over the world due to COVID19 rendering large scale and international events an impossibility…for now. Before this current situation uRequest Live was on the forefront of innovation when it comes to entertainment at live events and that hasn’t changed. uRL is proud to be able offer our clients a virtual entertainment solution that will surprise and delight your virtual event attendees. Now your attendees can curate their entertainment playlist right from the comfort of their homes while our band (available is various sizes) performs and engages with your attendees streaming from our top of the line broadcast studio. Attendees can interact with the band and make requests using a simple link shared with them in real time or prior to the event. uRL can perform several short entertainment breaks throughout your single or multiple day event. As requests come pouring in uRequest Live will perform the audiences most requested songs.
ADAM GROWE – “The Cash Cab Guy”
Host. Moderator. Comedy. Quiz show.
For over 30 years, Adam Growe has been performing in radio, television, and on-stage. In addition to hosting 8 seasons of Cash Cab, Adam is a highly sought after event host and an accomplished stand-up comedian, starring in Just for Laughs, Comedy NOW!, COMICS!, and appearing on CBS’s, Star Search and Comedy Central’s, Premium Blend.
With a growing demand for entertainment for online conferences, events and meetings, Adam is the perfect addition, either with his interactive online Quiz Show, or as the professional Host you need to keep your audience energized and engaged.
Wreath and Floral Arranging Workshops
Unlock your team’s creativity while offering a relaxing mindfulness activity such as creating your own holiday wreath or seasonal floral arrangement. Flowers and plants are proven to lift people’s spirits when placed in their environments.
Fusion Events will assemble wreath kits to be shipped to your employees with all the necessary elements to create a beautiful and yet simple winter wreath.
Suggested contents for each kit:
*Wire frame or wood frame ( TBC depending on style) *Assorted Evergreens to cover the frame ( fir, cedar, pine, etc) *Berries, perhaps a few twigs, cotton, etc
*Ribbon to attach to finished wreath
Packages will be wrapped/presented in either a box or decorative bag for each attendee.
A quick step-by step video tutorial on how to design a winter Holiday Wreath, complete with decorative elements.
Lesson will be approximately 20-30 minutes and illustrate key points.
PRE-RECORDED CONTENT + KITS SHIPPED TO EACH PARTICIPANT.
BEST TYPE OF PLATFORM – Works on any platform that can play a pre-recorded video. Can also be live-streamed in real-time.
Las Vegas Based Magic and Illusion
Virtual Magic Shows and Illusionists Kyle & Mistie Knight have entertained Fortune 500 companies and headlined casinos and theaters around the world from Vegas to Macau. Featured on hit TV shows such as “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Now You See It”, they also took home the grand prize on SyFy channel’s magic competition show “Wizard Wars.” Now they are bringing their magic right into your home, direct to you!
Produced live from their studio in Las Vegas, this high energy, interactive show is a perfect addition to company Zoom meetings, virtual happy hours, and online parties and events. In their virtual show Kyle & Mistie will showcase sleight of hand, mind reading, clean comedy, and incredible interactive illusions. Some of the magic will even happen right in your own hands! This is not like watching a video on Youtube or TV. During the performance Kyle & Mistie will be able to see, hear and interact with the audience in real-time, making this a truly unique experience.
Virtual shows allow Kyle & Mistie to offer the same first-class entertainment that they are known for, but at a much more affordable rate than their in-person shows.
Entertainment is essential to keep attendees excited and engaged, and what better way to fight “Zoom fatigue” than with amazing and interactive entertainment direct from Las Vegas. Get in touch to find out how Kyle & Mistie can customize their virtual show for your group, and check out the video below for clips from past virtual shows to see how fun and interactive these shows can be!
LIVE ART & SIP AND PAINT
Jessica Gorlicky is a mainstay in Toronto’s trendy art scene. Her urban-chic style and live, colorful creations have resonated with city socialites and hipsters for the past decade. They’ve brought her art to the walls of fashionable restaurants, the runways of retail powerhouses, and the spotlight of some of the most publicized events of the year. Her virtual event offerings include live painting streamed from her beautiful art studio. At the end of your virtual event you will be presented with the final masterpeice which can be raffled or auctioned off. Interactive sip and paint classes where Jess teaches your attendees how to crearte a masterpiece using a digital medium is also a fun way to unleash some of your teams creativity.
*LIVE STREAMING + PHYSICAL GIVEAWAYS
PRE-RECORDED MUSICAL CONTENT
When we think about virtual event entertainment your mind usually goes right to “live-streaming”. While that is a great option for many interactive acts, sometimes pre-recorded content can be more controlledand in some cases provide better prodcution value. There are sevral ways that you can incorporate music and entertainemnt throughout a virtual event using custom made conent.
FREESTYLE RAP AND COMEDY
Free Daps is an unforgettable live show like no other. With the ability to improvise a customized concert, these top tier emcees interact with the audience with a jaw-dropping display of wit, rhyme, energy, and personalization. Free Daps has been seen performing for years at Disney World and have worked with Universal Studios, ESPN, The Orlando Magic, Darden, Sprint, Hertz, hundreds of college, private events, and more. Never are 2 shows the exact same, yet all deliver the guaranteed wow to people of all ages and backgrounds. Corporate sales teams, grandmothers, high schoolers, rap aficionados, and young children agree on one thing; Free Daps live.
*LIVE STREAMING – This act works best on platoforms where they can interact with the audience on video, such as Zoom. They can also interact with the audience only using a chat function.
INTERACTIVE GAME SHOWS
Our virtual game shows and trivia add that focus and energy that brings online meetings and virtual event guests together. What this event component brings back into meetings is the playfulness, engagement and fun that got sucked out when we all went online.
Emcee, Mike Cavers, adds “the show” and gives attendees a team experience that makes them truly feel connected through their monitors and across cities and countries. We’ve been generating interest, laughs and highlighting key meeting points, feature sponsors and key clients. We’ve brought family and friends who can’t see each other in person together during the game and see them relax and enjoy each other’s company again at online wedding receptions, high school reunions, company meetings and anniversaries – with a variety of ready-to-go pop trivia games.
*LIVE STREAMING – This act works best on platoforms where they can interact with the audience on video, such as Zoom.