live events industry

New York to Los Angeles: Live Music Venues We Love

There are many factors that go into creating an amazing live music performance. From hours of practice to a well-stocked bar and kitchen, each aspect plays an important role in making it special. One aspect that ties everything together is the venue. Seeing live music at the perfect venue can really create a magical experience. […]

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Four Favorite San Francisco Comedy Venues

Some of the most courageous and iconic comedians began their legendary careers right here in San Francisco. Comics like the brash Lenny Bruce, the animated Robin Williams, and the irreverent Margaret Cho cut their teeth in clubs here, and The City‘s still a foggy home to hilarious comics who are thirsty to make you chuckle…especially on National Tell A Joke […]

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Tips for Managing the Work/Life Balance in Business

We’re all trying to do our best for our families and our businesses. When it comes down to it, we just want to be successful. Should it really be so hard? Maintaining a solid work/life balance is a challenge, even without the extra stressors of being in the event industry. In an industry where time […]

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Meet The Musician – Dick Bright, Dick Bright Orchestra

We recently got the opportunity to connect with musician and Band Leader DICK BRIGHT from the Dick Bright Orchestra. An Innovative Entertainment Exclusive Artist, The Dick Bright Orchestra has built a reputation as being San Francisco’s premier social band. They also travel to perform throughout the U.S. for conventions, corporate events, fundraisers, weddings, and private parties. Based on Dick […]

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What A DMC Is, And Why You Should Work With One

Whether you’re new to the game or an old pro, you know that there’s a lot of hard work and thousands of details that go into planning any event. Even if your event is in an area that you know well or have worked before, having a local industry professional on your side can help […]

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3 Unique Napa Valley Winery Venues

A winery can make a lovely, sophisticated setting for a private cocktail party, a wedding, a corporate meeting, or a dinner party. These 3 featured wineries of the Napa Valley are some of our favorite partners, and they have unique settings for large and small groups. We will work with you to find the perfect location to […]

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Meet Our Team – Gig Xifaras

It’s been said that what makes a great team is not just working together, but respecting, trusting and caring for each other. Each of these three qualities our team has in abundance for Innovative Entertainment’s Director of Operations, Gig Xifaras. When we decided to spotlight Gig this month feedback was unanimous that he works hard, has loads of fun and […]

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Ricardo Scales Playing At Top Of The Mark

Innovative Entertainment is proud to have Ricardo Scales performing at the Top of the Mark every Wednesday evening through the summer! A Bay Area Music Awards-nominated pianist, Ricardo has eleven CDs to his credit and has performed for numerous world dignitaries and four U.S. presidents. Don’t miss catching his smooth jazz performances every Wednesday,6:30 pm-11:30 pm. Click here for more […]

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The Klipptones Playing At Top Of The Mark

Innovative Entertainment is proud to have The Klipptones performing at the Top of the Mark every Thursday evening through the summer! With an impressive repertoire of jazz, swing, blues, rockabilly, Latin, New Orleans jazz and Postmodern Jukebox-style hits, this San Francisco based band makes the most of every moment of their performances. They’ve played for corporate tech companies to […]

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