18 Best Entertainment Companies in NYC for 2023

May 19, 2023 Jessica Stewart

As a New York event planner, you cultivate countless valuable relationships with event-related vendors and services. One of the most important may be those relationships you have with entertainment companies. These event services can vary in the types of event entertainment they provide. And each offers unique event experiences you need to infuse energy and engagement into each event you curate. If you’re short on entertainment partners, keep reading. These 18 are among the best of the best in New York City!

1. Geo Events

Geo Events is an absolute powerhouse partner when it comes to delivering event experiences and entertainment. Browse their site online and see the wide range of capabilities, including AV production, event lighting, LED video wall rentals, furniture and lounge rentals, acrylic dance floors, bar rentals, and more! Whatever your event needs to make it incredible, Geo Events has it!

2. Eclipse Entertainment

Whether you’re planning weddings, mitzvahs, or corporate events, you need to check out Eclipse Entertainment. This team of entertainment pros can help you coordinate incredible DJs, expert photographers, innovative cinematographers, and live entertainment experiences. Browse the website for inspiration and see what Eclipse Entertainment can do for your New York events.

3. Total Entertainment 

Total Entertainment is the “total package!” Event creations and experiences are this team’s forte, from Lego builders and musical acts to circus performers and dancers. There are full talent rosters, interactive experiences, and virtual and in-person production options to explore. Check out the full roster of capabilities and infuse every event you curate with elevated entertainment!

4. On the Move Entertainment

Their motto is “celebrate, motivate, fascinate,” and the On the Move team takes event entertainment to the next level. If your event needs music, they offer soloists, 30-piece orchestras, and every genre in between. If you need directors, stylists, or choreographers, they have you covered. And when your event calls for specialty talent, find just the performance you need to make your event magical!

5. Hank Lane

Hank Lane Music & Production brings more than 40 years of experience in booking celebrity, big-name talent, and musical experiences to private events. Whatever you’re planning, you know music and musical performances are key in creating memorable guest experiences. And Hank Lane can bring it all, including celebrity performers, live music, DJs, and entertainment.

6. ESP Creative

Meet the team of producers, designers, and entertainers at ESP Creative! These pros are masters of concept, design, and event experiences across all types of events and conferences. Capabilities include staging, sound, lighting, decor, and specialty talent. Explore the website and see what ESP Creative has to offer your New York events!

7. More than Music

You guessed it - the More than Music (MTM) team brings all the best music and so much more! New York event planners can call on these 30-year veterans for professional musicians and DJs, event emcees and hosts, event lighting and staging, audiovisual solutions, and all kinds of games and entertainment. From weddings and mitzvahs to corporate conferences and meetings, MTM can delight your guests and bring the wow factor in a big way.

8. Smash Party Entertainment

When you’re planning a New York event that calls for a truly unique and “out of the box” experience, Smash Party Entertainment is the go-to source for incredible event experiences. The Smash team delivers over-the-top entertainment and event production services for celebrities, global brands, and private parties. Book internationally renowned performers, impersonators, casino experiences, virtual reality, artists, and novelty acts. Check out the Smash portfolio and get inspired!

9. Athena Entertainment

Harness the team with decades of world-class live entertainment with Athena Entertainment! Delight your event guests with stilt walkers, aerial bartenders, human red flowers, or LED robots! Book musical acts and impersonators. And call on Athena Entertainment to bring in the larger-than-life event elements that elevate your social and corporate events.

10. Entertainment Events Inc

Some New York events need stage performances and headlining talent. And Entertainment Events, Inc. is your prime resource for scheduling plays, theatrical performances, musicals, concerts, and comedy acts! Connect with the team and book shows for your fundraisers, galas, corporate, and social events!

11. 4AM

You might have heard of 4AM before - it’s NYC’s top partner for musical talent and audiovisual production. The 4AM experiences have also been featured in VOGUE Magazine, PageSix, and The New York Times. Capabilities include DJs, live music, and event entertainment production. And the team works with thousands of performers, so you’re guaranteed to find the best-fit entertainment for any New York event.

12. Untouchables Entertainment

Here’s another full-service entertainment and production company in New York that deserves a spot on your event planning roster. With 20 years of experience, Untouchables Entertainment can book bands, celebrities, emcees, magicians, photo booths, and DJs. It’s a one-stop shop event entertainment connection your event planning business can’t be without!

13. AGI Entertainment NY

AGI Entertainment Media & Management is a powerhouse resource for New York event planners who routinely need actors, personalities, hosts, comedians, and producers. Connect with the AGI team and infuse your events with incredible stage presence and entertainment. The biggest names and brands rely on AGI Entertainment for dazzling guest entertainment and amazing talent.

14. SCE Event Group

Instead of entertainment generalists, sometimes event planners need entertainment specialists. And SCE Event Group is THE partner you need for the best DJs in New York City! This team is comprised of full-time DJs with years of experience. It’s the first call brides make when planning their wedding celebrations. But with 2000+ events per year, SCE Event Group knows exactly how to deliver an immersive DJ experience for all types of events.

15. One of A Kind Events

The name says it all! When you need an actual “one of a kind” event experience, One of A Kind Events is the only vendor call you need to make. Do you need your dance floor to transform into a dreamy cloud? Do you need brilliant emcees and event hosts with years of crowd-pleasing experience? Do you need sparkulars and photo booths? Let One of A Kind Events handle it all and more! Explore their site and see all the music, performances, and entertainment you can bring to every event you curate!

16. Party Harty Entertainment

Bring high-energy fun with Party Harty Entertainment and the PH Event Group! One call, and you’re in touch with the genius team behind incredible videography, N3WTown Photography, and That’s Entertainment Concepts! Capabilities extend beyond your wildest dreams and include emcees, dancers, musicians, and DJs. Don’t plan another event without connecting with the PH Event Group!

17. Hart to Hart Events

Connect with Hart to Hart Events for impeccable lighting designs, innovative audiovisual support, lively DJ entertainment, and even rent bars and lounge furniture! Do something different and truly unique with your corporate events and social celebrations. And browse their website to see the wide range of acts, entertainers, and performers this team can wrangle for your next New York event!

18. Empire Entertainment

Rounding out our “best of” list of New York entertainment companies is Empire Entertainment. This team is an incredible event planning partner with event services that include event conceptualization, event design, talent management, production, and media. Celebrities and global brands call on Empire Entertainment for exclusive and elevated events. And it’s certainly the team you can rely on for yours!

Start exploring all the event entertainment companies in New York and work with the best for every engagement you plan! You can get into the room and the conversation with the best event services in New York, too, when you attend The Event Planner Expo 2023 this October! Get your tickets for the #1 events industry trade show and start building your go-to roster of event service professionals! Grow your business and showcase your offerings as an exhibitor, too! Check the remaining availability and secure your booth today!

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