You want to hire me for your event, and the first thing you want to know is “how much is it going to cost me/the company?”
I get that question frequently, so I want to address it directly.
Remember, though, I'm not a discount store! However, I do take entertainment budgets into account, so that I don't "break the bank" for my shows.
Fees for entertainment can be as varied and diverse as entertainers themselves. However, most of us set up our fees based on a number of elements that apply to most events/programs. Below are some questions you might be prepared to answer to get a solid quote for your next event:
1. What type of program is it? (Private party, after dinner corporate event, charity fundraiser, etc.)
As a guideline, I recommend having a budgeted amount for your event. I always ask potential clients what they've budgeted, and work from there. My goal is a good experience, not to rob you blind! My fee is always inclusive, so there are no hidden costs or "extras" that would suddenly appear.
Many professional performers sometimes have a bare minimum fee of $300 or more for any single event (private or corporate), while more famous entertainers fetch fees of $5,000 or more per event.
If you are having a small private party of only 10-20 adults, I still recommend budgeting between $300-400. (Once again here, I’m speaking about adult party entertainment, and not children’s birthday party entertainment.)
If any of these numbers seem way out of your budget, not to worry; we can talk about the possibilities!