At 518 Entertainment, we custom-tailor every event to you and your invited guest' taste, so we always have happy customers! Our experienced staff makes sure you have fun, inspired and professional entertainment at your event, every time.
- Monday - Friday:
- Sunday - Saturday:
- 24 / 7
The best time for you to call us is when you are in a relaxed, positive mood with about fifteen minutes to chat about your event plans! You are planning a fun celebration; your communication needs to mirror that vibe.
It is completely acceptable & quite common for the above scenario to arise! Once you are a customer you may call or email us any day with questions that come up; we will be happy to make helpful suggestions based on our experience & expertise. We at 518 Entertainment believe in the lost art of personal communication and actually answer the phone live! (on the rare occasions you get our voice mail, we will usually get back to you within the hour!) We also take the time to go over everything with you as we will provide you with our wedding planning forms at one of our unlimited face-to-face meetings.
Yes! We will only work with a written and signed contract. This protects you that we will do your event and us that we get paid. (View a copy of our contract terms of Agreement.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, we carry over $1 mill in liability insurance that is required by most venues provided throught the ADJA.
Can I see you perform?
In some cases, yes, if we have an event coming up that's open to the public. At someone's wedding, sorry no, and promise not to invite anyone to your wedding as well.
Is a deposit required for booking?
Yes, a non-refundable deposit fee is needed with a copy of a signed contract to lock in your event date.
Do you provide references?
Yes, please ask us and we would be delighted to provide them for you. You can also visit the "testimonials" page on this website, and read reviews of our services.
Yes. we will call and set up two weeks prior or more to your wedding to go over all the details. Your questions and concerns will not be left for your wedding day. Over the phone or during one of our unlimited face-to-face meetings, we'll walk you through the order of formalities and give you suggestions to help enjoy your day more thoroughly. (we strongly suggest being a part of the rehearsal portion of the rehearsal dinner)
Through our sound processors, you can rest assured that the sound will be adjusted to the acoustics of the room. During cocktail hour and dinner, we play music softly enough so that guest can carry on conversations very comfortably. The music at this time is just background and used to create ambiance and help set the mood. When it's time to dance, the music is slightly louder, but not painfully so. Usually we're right on the money with the volume, but if you should ever find it to be too loud or soft, just tell us and we'll make an adjustment immediately.
It depends on the event and the clients want and needs. For a formal occasion such as a wedding, always professional dress attire.
At most events, we work alone. This depends on the type of event, where it's going to be, and how many guest you are expecting. We always tell our clients prior to the event if there will be an assistant.
From 1920 to today. Top 40, Pop, R&B, Classical, Big Band, Rock, Soul, Strings, Acoustic, Jazz, Swing, Classic Rock, Country, Country Western, Dance and many more. Our collection of music is over 500,000 songs. I have cd's, a portable mp3 player or iPod with music on it. Can we play my music through your system? Yes, if the music is clean and right for the type of event we are at.
We use mp3's and on the occasion, cd's, so don't worry, We'll be able to play your cd if it's something we don't own.
Yes. We take up to a dozen request from you, the client, and play as many of them as we can. Please keep in mind, however, that a party takes on a life of its own. Some or all of the music you request might not end up working with your crowed.
Absolutely. you can rest assure that if we have a problem, you'll never know.
Yes, we will. This will depend on several aspects. If we do not have another event scheduled after yours which we will discuss with you up front and we need permission from your banquet manager. In some cases, there is an additional fee for overtime. We need to be notified that you would like to go overtime no later than 20 minutes before scheduled contracted ending time and additional payment must be in cash before the extended play begins.
Some variation of this question gets asked all the time. Although we must maintain a certain level of control as the Master of Ceremonies, we do not feel that it is necessary, nor is it our style to talk in between every song.
- Do you use LED or Halogen lights?
- Do you have a truss system for lighting?
- Can I have special effects like fog, haze or bubbles at my event?
- What colors do you use for up-lighting?
We use LED lights for all contracted events. (it is safer and cool to the touch)
Yes, a 10-foot truss system that comes in handy for large events that want a club feel.
Due to some vendors, we may not be able to use one or all effects due to fire alarms or tile flooring. We will always check with your vender first for any rules and regulations they may have and get approval before adding to the contract.
Up-lighting can be custom fit and match about any color to your needs and wants.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer your question..