"Rat Pack + Jazz Are Great
...but I want something different for my cocktail music!"
if the sentiment above describes you, then you were destined to see this blog post today. :) While traditional styles typically played during cocktail hour work great, and make sense for the right atmosphere, they definitely are not a "one size fits all" genre when it comes to fitting the atmosphere of many of today's venues.
If Your Venue Were A Song, What Would It Sound Like?
Okay, the question is weird, but think about it! The venue, decor, and music all brand your event a particular way. And that WAY should be cohesive!
Confused?...Let's Check Out A Couple Of Examples Below.
Check out The Gallery Event Space in Power & Light. What are some words that come to mind? Modern, trendy, minimalistic? DEFINITELY!.....which is why a cocktail hour in this space should resemble the same feel.
This playlist was created for the trendy rooms of Kansas City. You'll hear some housey / jazz sounds that are a perfect fit for events needing the cocktail hour to be uniquely different :) It's definitely not for every person or venue, but if used correctly, your guests will take notice and appreciate the atmosphere you have created.
An Elite Sounds favorite.... Foundation Event Space in the historic KC West Bottoms. What words can be used to describe the character of this space? Rustic, a hint of industrial, eclectic with a true hipsteresque (is this even a word?) vibe?
Yet another playlist that defies the norm to provide a truly unique feel for a venue with this much character. While it's not the only style that makes sense, it's definitely one that has not been played out, or a part of every other event that your guests have attended recently.
Need More Help Creating The Perfect Playlist For Your Event?
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