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It's Christmas Day, 19xx*. (* info not available :) The place is Marshall, Missouri. And so starts the story of Robert McElhiney Bob about 2 years of age James. Born to Albert Lamkin "Buddy" and Alice McElhiney James, Bob is the youngest of two, having a sister named Katherine (Katie).

Bob first started playing the piano at the age of 4. His first piano teacher was Sister Mary Elizabeth, who taught Bob at Mercy Academy, a local Catholic school in Marshall. She quickly discovered he had "perfect pitch". At age 7, Bob began to study with Mrs. R. T. Dufford, a teacher at Missouri Valley College. Bob credits her as "an excellent teacher who also taught fundamentals of theory & harmony". His first professional music job was when he was approximately 8 years old when he played for a tap dance class at Mercy Academy. "As I recall, I was paid 25�, but was eventually let go because my inability to keep the beat over the noise of the tapping."

At age 15, Bob continued his studies with Franklin Launer, a teacher at Christian College in Columbia, Mo. More music instruction during high school from Harold Lickey, conductor of the Marshall High School Band & Orchestra. Bob also played trumpet, tympani, and percussion.

From around 1950 - 1956, Bob would compete at the Missouri State Fair piano competitions and walk away with several Blue Ribbons. Bob remembers that "cows were being judged at adjacent buildings." Other early jobs included being a member of the Earle Parsons Dance Band (circa 1952- 1955) which played various engagements around the Marshall area. It was during this time that Bob penned his first dance band arrangement, "Once in a While".

During the summer of 1955, at Lake of the Ozarks, MO, Bob played for dancing and occasional jam sessions with the Bob Falkenhainer quartet on the Governor McClurg Excursion Boat in the evenings. He recalls that "during the day we had free time and I became a proficient waterskier that summer!"

At age 16, a solo engagement followed in the summer of 1956 when Bob traveled with good friend Ben Swinger to Colorado and ended up with a job in the Piano Bar at the Steads Ranch resort, in Estes Park. "I would sing 'Route 66' nightly. Tips were sparse and I stopped singing professionally shortly thereafter."

In 1957, Bob attended the University of Michigan and began his journey towards receiving his Bachelor's and his Master's degrees in Music. During the first semester of his sophomore year, Bob transferred to Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Ma.. Bob's roommate was Nick Brignola, who has become one of the great baritone sax jazz artists.

(The following summer found the two of them working together at a jazz club in Albany, NY when Bob joined the Nick Brignola Quartet.) "The first original composition of mine to be recorded, 'Blue Beau', was included on an album produced by the Berklee School in 1958-9 and performed by the Berklee School big band, which included Charlie Mariano on alto sax." He returned to the U Of M. for the second semester of his sophomore year.

While playing piano in the orchestra of a campus production of "Carousel", Bob met two people who have since figured prominently in his life; Judy Heric, who was playing the role of Carrie Pipperidge, & Jack O'Brien, who was Mr. Snow. Bob dated Judy throughout the remainder of his time at University of Michigan and they were married in September of 1963. Jack was their best man. He and Jack had collaborated on two original musical theatre productions; "Land Ho" (based on Christopher Columbus) & "Bartholomew Fair" (based on the play by Ben Johnson), which were produced by the campus theatre organization MUSKET.

In the Land Ho production, Jack also starred as Christopher Columbus and the cast included Judy's sister Linda Heric. The show was honored by BMI as the best college musical of the year. "It was my first opportunity to really learn what it was like to meet deadlines as an orchestrater. The show ran 3 hours, and it was almost continual music. We used a 30 piece orchestra. Fortunately I was able to find one other student, David Schwartz, who was able to assist me in copying the individual orchestra parts, as I was totally naive about what a massive undertaking that was going to be."

As a result of the success of Land Ho, the first student-written musical to ever be premiered at Michigan, Jack & Bob followed up the next year with "Bartholomew Fair". Judy Heric and Tom Jennings, another close friend, were in the starring roles.

Bob graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's Degree in Music (1961) and a Master's Degree in Music Composition (1962). After serving six months of active duty in the Army Reserves, Judy and Bob were married in Ann Arbor, and moved to New York City in October of 1964.

Bob's big break came when he made an appearance at the 1962 Notre Dame Jazz Festival with his trio. The group won in every category and he caught the eye of Quincy Jones. Soon after moving to New York he became an in-demand session pianist and a well-respected composer and arranger. His first recording contract was with Mercury where he recorded what were to be his first, but not his last trio albums: Bold Conceptions (Mercury, '62) and Explosions (ESP, '65). Bob recalls, "I came to New York with the idea of performing in a trio setting, but after the first two records, I worked more as a behind-the-scenes arranger and instrumentalist, including doing a stint as Sarah Vaughan's musical director." That "stint" lasted four years.

In 1973, Quincy introduced Bob to Creed Taylor and Bob's career began to reach a wider audience. Originally brought to Creed's CTI label as an arranger, Bob wound-up writing charts and playing keyboard for : Ron Carter, Hank Crawford, Eric Gale, Johnny Hammond, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Stanley Turrentine and Grover Washington, Jr. In 1974, Bob's solo career took off with the first of four albums for CTI.

He joined CBS Records in 1976 as director of progressive A&R, where he worked with Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Kenny Loggins & Blood Sweat & Tears. In 1977, Bob formed his own label , Tappan Zee, inaugurating a string of solo recordings & productions with artists he signed including, Mark Colby, Wilbert Longmire, Joanne Brackeen, Mongo Santamaria & Richard Tee.

At the suggestion of Bruce Lundvall, then head of Columbia Records at the time, Bob made his first collaboration album, the 1979 LP, "One On One," with Earl Klugh, which captured the 1980 Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. In that same year, he was named Jazz Artist Of The Year by Cashbox and continued his musical adventures with Hands Down, Foxie and Two Of A Kind (another duet with Earl Klugh) followed. Cashbox also named Bob, "Jazz Producer of the Decade".

But one of Bob's most famous recordings is the theme music for the TV hit program, "Taxi." Beginning with basic cues, Bob enhanced and elaborated upon them; the music was then heard on every subsequent episode. It's since become one of the most instantly recognizable theme songs in television history.

He also branched out to record a series of classical albums; Rameau, The Scarlatti Dialogues and Bach Concertos For Two & Three Keyboards which established the scope of Bob's musical abilities and his continual need to challenge himself as a musician and move in many directions.

In 1986, Bob captured another Grammy in yet another category, this time for "Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental" , with Double Vision, his duet with saxophonist David Sanborn. Then came Ivory Coast, Obsession, and his 1990 solo project, Grand Piano Canyon.

In 1991, Bob set out on a parallel career as member of the super-group Fourplay (that also included Lee Ritenour, Nathan East and Harvey Mason). The idea for the group Fourplay came during the recording session of "Restoration" (Grand Piano Canyon). Fourplay's debut album, "Fourplay", reached Number 1 on Billboard's jazz chart and stayed there for a record 34 weeks, and ultimately garnered the group a gold record. This was followed by another Klugh collaboration, "Cool", and in '93, a second RIAA gold-certified Fourplay project, "Between The Sheets", plus the re-release of his Classic "One On One" with Earl Klugh.

Bob returned to solo endeavors in 1994 with "Restless", an album that featured a vocal track with Bob's daughter Hilary, and foreshadowed the 1995 release of "Flesh And Blood", a father-and-daughter collaboration. Bob recalls, "I was so busy arranging, performing and recording, the time just slipped away; but people would keep asking , 'when are you going to do another solo project?'" Restless is a journey into Bob's heart and soul. "Restless is re-establishing my own separate artist identity, and that was a big motivation".

1995 also saw the re-issue (on Warner Bros.) of 15 of Bob's earlier albums and the release of Fourplay's third album, "Elixir", which was presented with the "Jazz Album Of The Year" award at the 1996 Soul Train Awards. All of which is a great prelude to his clean, lean but not mean offering, "Straight Up".

"It was [producer] Matt Pierson's idea to put me in a different setting and challenge me to play in a different way. I did, but perhaps not the different way he expected or I expected. When people look at the title, they may say, 'Oh, Bob James is making a straight ahead album,' and that will mean something different to everyone. It has a few less people. I'm stuck out in the open a little bit more than I have been before-a down-to-the-nitty-gritty approach. It's very different from any album I've made in twenty years, but it's still me."

1996 also produced Grammy nominated, "Joined at the Hip", a collaboration project with saxophonist, Kirk Whalum. Bob & Kirk have been friends for many years and together they combine pop, rock, R&B, funk, urban, Memphis Blues, world beat, classical and jazz influences into their own private reserve of melody and mood. As Bob says, "This was one I had wanted to do for a long, long time."

Jazziz magazine's 1997 Readers' Poll voted Bob #1 Best Acoustic Pianist, #1 Best Jazz Composer, #2 Best Jazz Producer, #2 Best Electronic Keyboardist and #3 Best Overall Jazz Musician.

In the fall of 1997, Bob released "Playin' Hooky", a sort of vacation-in-a-jewel-box. "I was trying to create a mood of escape. In fact the whole album has that feeling for me. This music should provide a place where one can go to and relax and relieve the tension."

January 1998 arrived with Bob going back into the studio with Fourplay, after more than 2 years, to record their fifth album; but this time, Larry Carlton stepped in for Lee Ritenour on guitar.

"A major highlight of January was having the opportunity to work in the studio with Larry Carlton for the first time. What a soulful and inspiring musician he is! With his warm, easy-going personality, positive attitude and direct approach to getting at the meat of the music, it was impossible not to have a good time collaborating with him."

Restless seems to be a word that encompasses Bob's career. He's constantly adding to and incorporating new dynamics and expression to his music. His career unfailingly moves in many directions and he does what he does best and loves to do most: play the piano!

Some fun stuff....about Bob Birthday: December 25, 19(cough)9 Born: Marshall, Missouri Now Lives: Dobbs Ferry, NY Height: 5' 11" Weight: 1(cough)9 Eye Color: Brown Hair: receding Favorite Music to listen to: Bach Artist Most Admired: Glenn Gould Favorite Movies: Spartacus, Tunes of Glory, Separate Tables Favorite Song: "Everytime We Say Goodbye" Favorite Books: Super Power Golf by Gary Wiren, After Roy by Mary Tannen Favorite TV Shows: Seinfeld, Mad About You, BET Jazz Central Favorite Food: Chocolate Favorite Drink: Jameson's Favorite Vegie: Artichoke Least Favorite Vegie: Lima beans Previous Bands Played in: Maynard Ferguson, Quincy Jones Hobbies: Golf, photography, computer graphics

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In addition to corporate entertainment events, Locolobo events Entertainment is a full-service event planning company with a superior reputation in the industry. For years, we have been handling events such as corporate parties, VIP functions, awards banquets, conferences, and trade shows with success. Instead of fretting over the endless details, allow us to do the work for you.

Reading crowds and knowing what activities work for each audience is another area we specialize in. What management thinks will be fun is not necessarily right for your audience. For example, at company picnics, you will need activities for children as well as adults. A black-tie affair has its own entertainment needs. Contact us today and we will get started finding the right entertainment for your next corporate party, outdoor festival, or state fair.

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Whether you are an experienced event planner or this is the first special event you have been involved in, we are here to help. Locolobo events Entertainment is your partner in special event planning and corporate entertainment packages. When you hire us, you will be assured that the talent we book for you is appropriate for your audience. For example, we will not hire comedians who may offend your audience nor will we book a band that plays the wrong music for your audience's age group.

Our corporate entertainment packages provide you with the best entertainers for any occasion. Our experts are experienced in providing top-notch talent that knows how to entertain everyone in your crowd. From food and beverage to site selection, concert promotions, and ticket sales, we will plan your event from start to finish.

Let us be your partner in event planning. When you work with us, you'll see the difference that hiring a competent management company makes. Don't risk planning a party that falls short of your expectations. Be known for planning popular parties when you throw the event of the year

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Executives are often faced with the seemingly daunting task of securing unique event entertainment. While this job can be delegated to a corporate meeting planner, it is often the VIPs who have the final say. Knowing how important event entertainment is, can help sell you on the idea of budgeting for this necessary investment.

Unique event entertainment is one of the most crucial aspects of events, as it gives attendees a chance to unwind and rejuvenate. It may come in the form of a motivational speaker for a keynote address or a comedian to entertain your board members. Team building and training are also more successful when the information is imparted in a fun way that doesn't seem like learning.

More Information about Unique Event Entertainment
At LocoLobo Corporate Events, we have a broad range of popular speakers who are knowledgeable in their fields and have gained the life experience necessary for success. They are both entertaining and informative, often sharing personal stories that audiences can relate to. Successful speeches are remembered long after attendees return to the office, so let us help you choose the right speaker or unique event entertainment.

We don't only book talent, however; we are also a full-service event management company with a superb track record. So if you'd rather outsource the endless details of event planning than overburden your staff, contact us for a consultation. We can provide you with ideas for successful events, based on our experience with current and previous clients. We have helped many Fortune 500 companies realize the dream of enlightening event audiences with informative entertainment, and we'll do the same for you.

VIP Events
Companies are finally catching on to the notion that VIP events are good PR (public relations). Private parties for your best clients, invitation-only hospitality suites at trade shows, and entertainment for your executive board all leave your guests feeling appreciated. They establish goodwill and encourage future business.

No two VIP events are alike, nor should they be. Event planners are forever searching for ways to make them memorable for their guests. The best event is one that gets talked about long after the event. However, it's not an easy task to make them as good as you want them to be.

VIP Events Specialists
Here at LocoLobo Corporate Events, we are specialists in booking entertainment for VIP events. We will work with you to find the best talent for your event, whether you want music, comedy, motivational speakers or need to book a band or particular entertainer. We work on your behalf to negotiate the best pricing and terms for your occasion and handle all the contract details. That leaves you free to mingle with your guests and show them a good time.

The right theme and tone of your event can make all the difference in how your guests perceive it and whether they have a good time. Finding suitable talent that's appropriate for your audience is just one piece of the puzzle. With so many details to keep up with, it's best to leave it to the experts. Contact us today to get started on a fun-filled corporate event that will be treasured by all who attend.

Comedians For Corporate Events
What can Comedians do for a Corporate Event ? Comedians bring a smile and can lighten anyVIP Party! LocoLobo Corporate Events, an event talent agency that has access to any entertainer, speaker or comedian you may want and will guarantee the best service because we seek repeat business.

Maybe you want to book a band AND a comedian? Why not? We can handle any event!

We do not represent any one person so we can negotiate with comedians, management or agencies, depending on who represents them. We work within your event budget to match appropriate comedians and performances with your guests. You probably already know that comedy has a therapeutic effect that actually improves health. Think about how hiring comedians for corporate events will break the ice at your next event and encourage friendly networking and deals to take place.

Companies That Hire Comedians for Corporate Events
Other clients who hire comedians for corporate events are also available as references, so your meeting planner can call and hear about us directly from our clients. We've handled hundreds of corporate parties, executive banquets, awards dinners, private gatherings and VIP-only events. We'd like to help you, too.

We make it easy for executives like you to make decisions about which comedians to hire. If you lack the staff to plan your corporate event, our Corporate Event Planners can act as your outsourced meetings manager, too. We will plan your meeting from start to finish, including obtaining comedians and booking bands. So let us book your entertainment, and take the burden off of you.

Famous Performers
Event managers and corporate executives are constantly seeking ways to make their "special events" truly special. You might think that hiring famous performers is way out of your league, but that is not necessarily the case. Talking with a qualified talent agency that has a vast array of experiences hiring celebrities is a definite way to find out. Whether you regularly host VIP-only events or only produce them on occasion, booking famous performers will pay off in the long run. Name recognition as well as the exceptional talent that is a given with fame will give your guests something to talk about. And there is no better way to make you look good than by people spreading the word to their colleagues.

LocoLobo Corporate Events is a talent agency that can book any famous performer you want. If you don't know your audience's taste in entertainment, or you don't know who you would like to hire, take heed. That is a situation our specialists deal with daily and we will be glad to help you narrow down your choices with regard to performer, program, theme, and budget.

We do not represent any one person so we are able to negotiate with other agents and managers to secure the date and performer for you. In addition to entertainers, we can also book keynote speakers, motivational speakers, lecturers or experts for your next seminar, convention, or trade show. Our services include recommending the best talent for your individual events, negotiating and acheiving your financial goals, researching prospective talent, and arranging a site if you don't already have one. Call us today to learn more.

Famous Comedians
Famous comedians can add humor and pizzazz to an otherwise dull meeting. They also offer entertainment and comic relief during conferences, when everybody is weary from all-day seminars. Comedy is a great way to impart wisdom as well as to break the ice at business functions. However, many meeting planners fail to utilize this valuable resource.

Famous Comedians and Your Bottom Line
Offering a comedy event with famous comedians is a sure way to keep your attendees feeling energetic and give them a chance to unwind a bit before more seminars. Famous comedians offer name recognition as well as top-quality talent--they wouldn't be famous if they were not exceptional at what they do. When you host a famous entertainer, word of mouth marketing works harder than usual to increase your event's profits.

There are a lot of details to consider before booking comedians. Meeting planners who are already overworked would benefit from the services of a qualified speakers' bureau and meetings management company. At LocoLobo Corporate Events, we have a huge database of famous comedians, motivational and keynote speakers, bands, authors, and other entertainers at our disposal. We have a long history of satisfied clients and we can book the perfect talent for you, too.We guarantee the best service for booking comedians and other entertainment and speakers. We seek repeat business so we work within your event budget and help you get the best ROI. We're eager to become your event management and talent specialist.

Corporate Performances
Corporate performances demand attention to detail when planning. Knowing your objectives for your meeting and the corporate entertainment you want will go a long way toward succeeding at the event. Ask yourself why you are holding the meeting and why you want an outside performer to be at your event. Then you will be able to give better direction to your planning committee when it comes time to book talent.

At LocoLobo Corporate Events, we have helped hundreds of corporations like yours meet their objectives in corporate performances. We save our clients thousands of hours of time researching talent and narrowing down the list to finally choose appropriate talent. Whether you need celebrity acts or regional flavor, we will help you evaluate your needs and make suggestions for the corporate performances that will work for your event.

Impressing VIPs with Corporate Performances
Well-known acts not only entertain, they impress guests as well. If your objective is to reward employees or make an impression on your VIPs, a private concert with a celebrity band is well worth the investment. Music, comedians, or magicians each work best in different situations. Tell us who comprises your audience and describe the theme of purpose of your event. We'll do the rest.

Music For Corporate Events
Music for corporate events is something that executives and meeting planners agonize about unnecessarily. While it's true that the right music sets the mood for a memorable evening, choosing the soundtrack is best left to somebody else. The booking agency you use to find your talent should be able to coordinate musicians, travel, and entertainment programs, or you risk wasting your time with them.

At LocoLobo Corporate Events, we have a long history of helping our corporate clients impress audiences with appropriate music for corporate events. Rather than asking you to choose the type of music that will satisfy an audience that varies in age, taste, and style, we'll instead help you decide on the type of mood you want to create with your music. The result will be a party that impresses all!

Setting the Mood with Music for Corporate Events
For example, whether you want to host a rock concert or provide a backdrop of jazz music for dinner makes a substantial difference in the entertainment we suggest. Aside from singers, bands, and individual musicians, we also suggest DJs for our clients. DJs are not limited to the type of music they play and can offer lots of sound when you are short on space.

Top Quality Music for corporate events does not come without a price tag. Our discerning clients are willing to pay for 5 star national acts that we can acheive for that special event. If you're looking for local flavor to entertain audiences that come from all over the world, local and regional acts are also available. Allow LocoLobo Corporate Events to be your partner in showcasing musical entertainment at your next large-scale corporate event.

Famous Entertainers
It's no secret. Famous entertainers raise attendance and bring in the big bucks while providing attendees with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be in the same room with their favorite celebrities. Before you call LocoLobo Corporate Events to book your talent, evaluate your goals for your meeting and the results you want to achieve.

Think about the issues that are facing your industry and how a keynote speaker, musician, or comedian can help your audience overcome them. You may or may not really need outside speakers or famous entertainers. Your in-house people might be better at dealing with the challenges facing your industry. If you have a low budget, by all means, inside people are the best.

What Famous Entertainers Do for Meetings
Of course, if there are difficulties that need to be addressed, outside speakers and famous entertainers can offer objectivity and ease the blow of delivering bad news so that insiders can work on the issues. For example, if your company is going through reorganization, you might hire speakers to talk about team stress and overcoming adversity. A comedian will take the edge off the seriousness of your meeting and help put everybody in a more relaxed mood.

Hiring famous entertainers can turn your ho-hum meeting into a unique chance to meet a celebrity in a cozy setting. It not only impresses your guests, but will also send a message that your company is financially stable. When a famous performer appears at your event, it gives your company an air of significance. When you are ready to book a famous act for your corporate party, contact us at LocoLobo Corporate Events.

VIP Entertainment
VIP entertainment makes your guests comfortable and adds a sense of lightness to your events. After a long day of intensive seminars or a grueling day on their feet at your trade show booth, attendees will appreciate being treated to a special VIP entertainment event. Magicians, comedians, and even actors appeal to a wide variety of people and help break the ice at networking events.

LocoLobo Corporate Events specializes in bringing the best VIP entertainment to your corporate event. A relaxing atmosphere for travelers will make all the difference at your function, particularly if people are coming from long distances. They might not know other people so entertainment can make them feel included and capture their attention.

With our Corporate Event unique ingenuity, your VIP events will never be boring. We provide interesting entertainment that is creative and fun for all your guests, whether your crowd is large or small. Interactive performers like comedians or special event entertainment, keep your guests participating and draw them into the event. When they participate, they'll remember the originality of the performance long after it's over.

VIP Entertainment Generates Buzz for your Company
VIP entertainment from our Corporate Events company also gives you great publicity and helps generate buzz. Host a function before a trade show to get people talking all over the trade show floor. They'll repeat your company name many times over as they retell their stories again and again. Spend the time choosing unique entertainment to keep your event in the front of everybody's minds and keep them returning for more.

Convention Entertainment
Good convention entertainment can make or break your convention and music really brings a crowd together. Knowing which type of music is best for your audience is not simple. It's better to decide instead on a particular mood, such as dancing, dinner music, or soothing classical music. Music can be the focal point of an event such as a concert or it can provide a background for mingling at a cocktail party.

The Right Help Hiring Convention Entertainment
When you are looking for convention entertainment, don't overlook booking agencies. These convention entertainment resources can handle the details for you.

A leading agency is LocoLobo Corporate Events. We have been helping Fortune 500 companies plan successful, entertaining events for many memorable years. When you really want to impress your guests, allow us to do all the legwork for you. We provide event planning services to give you the best convention entertainment you can imagine.

Rely on us to fill in the background information you need to obtain entertainment and provide demo tapes for you to watch(in some cases). We will also negotiate contracts from pricing to transportation. Save yourself the trouble of overloading your meeting planners and allow LocoLobo Corporate Events to be your booking agency for convention entertainment and any of your other needs.

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      Corporate entertainers offer far more to your audience than you would think at first glance. At an intimate venue such as a corporate VIP party or smaller meeting, a celebrity band or sports figure may be onstage just a few feet away from the audience, an experience that will thrill your attendees. Motivational speakers are able to offer inspiration or impart wisdom to your company's best asset: people. Comedians can help your attendees to unwind after a long day of meetings or break the ice among strangers.
      At locoloboevents.com, our talent pool is practically bottomless. We are mediators, so we do not represent any one artist. Instead, we represent you, the client, to bring you the best prices and most profitability for your event. Fully insured and bonded, we can negotiate among artists, their agents, or their management teams. We will handle the details so you can focus on your business.
      We offer peace of mind as a bonus! We understand that you have other tasks to handle, so allow us to take care of the entertainment. When you hire locoloboevents.com, you are hiring experts with a successful track record and hundreds of satisfied clients. For more information, please continue to browse our site, or feel free to contact us with questions.
      We at LocoLobo Events are mediators. This means we do not represent any one artist. By doing this are we able to concentrate on using our expertise, entertainment buying power to get you the best possible deal, negotiating between artists, management companies and agents. We represent you, the client, to bring you a joyful and profitable experience.
      We are committed to providing a comprehensive and successful production. Because of this we are able to bring first time inquirers, as well as seasoned promoters, a profitable outcome for your venue, corporate party, fundraiser, wedding, festival, fair or any special event.
      We are the largest entertainment mediator corp in NY state, so let Locoloco Events fulfill your dream! Fill out our Find Talent Form and one of our professional mediator agents will contact you promptly. Don't hesitate to call us for some free advice. Let's get the show rolling!

WE ARE BOOKING MEDIATORS. WE ARE NOT A FAN SITE
Locoloboevents is a mediator company, designed for the purpose of Booking Entertainment for the interested Talent Buyer. We cannot help you contact particular artists and we do not have schedule or other information about particular artists. Fans should refer to official artist websites for such information.

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