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Promenade Casa Grande AZ Concert Series | Free Live Music Concert Arizona

Big Deal Entertainment has been providing staging for the Promenade Music Series in Casa Grande.

Each event is completely FREE and features a variety of great entertainers every other weekend.

Bring a chair and join us at Promenade at Casa Grande!

Where:

1005 N Promenade Pkwy
Casa Grande, AZ 85194

 


February 9, 2019

People Who Could Fly

Indie Pop Rock

People Who Could Fly is an indie pop band formed in 2013 and based in Phoenix, AZ. The group’s style draws influence from acts such as Walk the Moon, the 1975, Cage the Elephant and Two Door Cinema Club. People Who Could Fly has performed with national acts including Rick Springfield, Howard Jones, Roger Clyne, and Reel Big Fish. The band also provided entertainment for The Arizona Cardinals (NFL) in 2016. Their album “Neon Electric” was produced by Grammy-winner Robb Vallier (Gin Blossoms, Foo Fighters, Miranda Lambert).


February 23, 2019

Chris Graeber Band

Country

Singer and songwriter Chris Graeber comes by his music naturally: he grew up in the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains in a town called Fayetteville, Arkansas. Home of the Arkansas Razorbacks. He was raised by his single mother Lou Anne, and grew up with his 3 brothers Tony, Nick, and Andrew. Chris has traveled and lived in many different places after moving away from Arkansas at 18. Living in Colorado, Kansas, Washington, South Dakota and now called Tucson, Arizona his home. Chris' biggest influences are Billy Currington, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, and George Strait.


March 9, 2019

EAST2WEST

Classic Rock / Blues

A Classic Rhythm Rockin' Motown Blues Band Tucson, Arizona. From The Allman Brothers Band to The Spencer Davis Group, Beatles to Van Morrison, this four piece will keep it rocking!


March 23, 2019

George Howard Band

Blues / Funk / R&B

In the arena of R&B music the George Howard Band are in the heavyweight division. When they take the stage, the audience quickly senses that this band is something special. And when they hit the first chords of their opening number, it becomes apparent that these guys are master musicians! There's gonna be a party tonight! From Al Green, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, BB King , Stevie Wonder too all the best blues and R&B artist that we have all grown up listening too.


April 13, 2019

The Moonlighters Band

Oldies

The Moonlighters specialize in the early rock and roll songs from the 50’s and 60’s. Including: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Searchers, Wilson Pickett, The Beatles and plenty more. The Moonlighters are seasoned, professional musicians from various bands, with countless years of performance and stage experience.


April 27, 2019

OnesAll Band

Funk / Rock

OnesAll is a fun funk/rock band from Tucson, AZ. This band, featuring a family of musicians has opened for headline classic rock bands to progressive jazz artists. OnesAll often adds and features other talented musicians to their show lineup.

The band fuses thick funky grooves, tight vocals and exciting rock sounds into fun dance and performance songs. The band plays original material, and also tributes great bands/artists like Toto, Heart, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Chaka Kahn, Michael Jackson, etc.


 

Planning a Wedding on a Budget – 15 Ideas to Get Married for Less

Currently, the average cost of a wedding is more than $20,000, making it one of the most expensive life events. In fact, it’s more expensive than the cost of most births (even without insurance), most first cars, home down payments, and funerals. For many students who receive scholarships, even four years of college can cost less than a one-day wedding!

If you don’t have $20,000 to blow, don’t worry. You can still have a stylish, fun, memorable wedding, while saving money at the same time. Here are 15 ways to do just that.

If you give yourself at least a year to book things like your venue and photographer, you have that much more time to shop around for the best price.

1. Wedding Venue
The only two things that are usually decided on before the wedding venue are whether or not to get married and the date. The wedding venue can be costly, but you can save a lot of money by getting married on a day other than Saturday and by finding a place outside the city limits.

2. Reception Food and Drink Menu
The best way to save on food, drink, and desserts for your wedding is to provide your own. Enlist your friends and family to help, and make sure that you don’t overextend yourself with complicated fare. If you don’t want to make your own, consider serving heavy appetizers instead of a sit-down meal, and find a venue that allows you to bring your own liquor, beer, and wine. The bar tab is generally the most expensive part of the refreshments.

3. Wedding Photographer and Videographer
When your wedding is all said and done, you want to make sure that you have a keepsake that will remind you of every moment and every emotion of that day, which unfortunately can be very expensive. Consider ways to save, like hiring someone that’s just getting started in their career or someone who shoots weddings as a side gig.

Top 5 Romantic Proposal Ideas for 2019

You got the girl and now it’s time to plan the proposal of her dreams. But, before you can plan anything, you have to figure out how you’re going to propose.

The story of how you propose will be told over and over for years to come, so if there was ever a time to go all out - this is it!

Here are five romantic proposal ideas to get you started. With these ideas as inspiration, you’ll be on your way to executing a romantic proposal that will sweep her off her feet.

The trip of a lifetime.

If your significant other constantly talks about a place she’d love to travel, why not make two of her dreams come true at once?

Surprise her with a dream vacation to a location she’s been dying to visit. Spend the first few days exploring the area with her and secretly scope out romantic locations. Once you’ve found the spot, insist you revisit it before the end of the vacation.

This proposal will likely have incredible scenery, and you’ll get major bonus points if you’re able to find someone to capture the moment. You may be able to arrange a shoot with a local photographer. If not, a fellow traveler would probably be happy to help.

Sandy toes, salty kisses.

The beach at sunset is one of the most romantic scenes for a proposal. You just can’t beat the natural enchantment of the sunset colors, the sound of the waves, and the endless blue ocean.

If you want to take a beach proposal to the next level, nothing ups the romance factor like candlelight... lots of candlelight.

With the help of a few friends, use tall LED candles to create a large heart in the sand. Stand in the middle of the heart, roses in hand, and have a friend bring her down to the beach.

When she walks up, she’ll see you standing, surrounded by candles with the ocean, sunset, and breeze creating the most beautiful scenery. It will be a magical moment she’ll never forget.

5 Wedding Trends Every 2019 Bride Should Know About

We’re headed into engagement season. Next thing you know, your Instagram feed will be full of beautiful proposal pics, and if you happen to be one of those lucky ladies getting engaged this year, that means you’ll be in full planning mode for a 2019 wedding. There are countless decisions to make, and no shortage of inspiration out there between bridal magazines, Pinterest, and your own social media feeds — but sometimes you need a more focused list of ideas. So we rounded up 5 of the newest (and some just newly popular) wedding trends all you 2019 brides ought to know about — from dresses and flowers to reception food and invitations.

Bridal Dresses

Let’s start with one of the biggest parts of your wedding day, both in importance and budget: the dress. Whether you plan to go more casual or formal, if you’re shopping for a new dress, you’re going to notice certain styles and trends repeated, even if it’s not easy to immediately spot them in a sea of ivory chiffon.

It should be no surprise that one of the biggest influences on bridal trends this year is Meghan Markle. Just as Kate Middleton’s long-sleeve lace bodice served as inspiration for countless brides after her 2011 wedding to Prince William, expect to see hints of both Meghan’s ceremony and reception dresses when you’re shopping — most notably the boat-neck-meets-off-the-shoulder silhouette. Another trend we can credit Meghan with? A resurgence of the bridal tiara.

Other dress elements that are rising in popularity for next year are statement bows (think: oversized, structured bows that turn into trains), puffed sleeves, sparkle (all over or just a hint), and 3D floral elements. 2019 brides will also be more likely to wear dresses with geometric patterns and shapes; as opposed to floral lace and sweetheart necklines, there are more straight lines used in dress designs, from details in the fabric to cutouts and trim.

Another wedding dress trend that’s grown in popularity over the past several years isn’t a dress at all — it’s the bridal jumpsuit. More designers are including jumpsuits in their bridal collections, making them an option for formal weddings, but they’re also a popular choice for more casual, smaller weddings (an overall trend for 2019). Jumpsuits are also a fun option for rehearsal dinners or other wedding celebrations leading up to the big day.

Spring 2019 Wedding Trends

The Royal Wedding between Megan Markle and Prince Harry has undoubtedly sparked some inspiration for 2019 wedding trends among designers, planners, and brides-to-be.

Details from the Royal Wedding will undoubtedly have an impact on the bridal industry. From wedding gowns to the cake, to the styling of the venue, weddings in the spring of 2019 are sure to be elegant with flare.

Combining conservative details fit for a duchess and hot new trends, prepare to see a wedding season marked with elegance and closeness.

Smaller Wedding Parties

In contrast with the big bow trend, many couples are opting for smaller bridal parties. Many brides no longer feel obligated to include their second-cousin once removed as a bridesmaid. While grooms as a whole typically don’t have many groomsmen, brides are starting to follow this tradition.

In fact, many couples are deciding to downsize their guest list to include only their families and closest friends. It’s a trend that will save time, stress, and money that is sure to take off in 2019.

Spring Wedding Colors

While rich greenery against white tablecloths was all the rage for the past two years, all good things must come to pass. Colored wedding dresses still aren’t a huge trend, but many modern brides are showing interest in color filled, yet elegant weddings.

Spring wedding colors for 2019 are sure to include pops of elegant colors like peach, rose, and lavender. Deep plums and blues will also be popular for vintage weddings.

Funeral Sound System Microphone Rental Arizona | Funeral Speaker Rental PhoenixAre you looking for an inexpensive and affordable way to provide sound for your speakers and music at an upcoming memorial/funeral service in the Phoenix AZ area? 

No matter the budget for your memorial/funeral service, we offer an easy solution that allows you to provide microphones for the speakers and your own music - using the same equipment as a professional disc jockey. Our equipment guarantees a stress free funeral service where the eulogies will be heard loud and clear. No matter the size of the audience, we offer e a sound system to cater for your needs. Give us a few details and we can event put together a custom system to meet all of your requirements.

Determining the Ideal Stage Size for Your Event

It can be difficult to visualize and choose just what size the stage should be for your next event, particularly when there is a diverse mixture of people and performers who will be using it.

Determining the correct area of a stage is sometimes more art than science. Unfortunately, event planners and managers at times do not give it enough consideration. The horizontal area must accommodate any and all activities that will take place on it. Even though speeches may occupy 3 hours and 55 minutes out of a 4-hour program with only one speaker appearing at a time, but there is a finale with a 12-member dance ensemble, the stage has to be big enough from the outset to accommodate the dance ensemble. In other words, it must be large enough to allow for the activity that will require the most space, no matter how important or how long that activity is in relation to the rest of the staged program.

For most activities, there are no golden rules. Every performing group usually has a minimum size of stage that will accommodate their performance and they should be consulted prior to event setup to ensure that the properly sized stage is ordered. Generally, for speakers at a lectern, a minimum of 15 - 20 ft² is required. Unfortunately, if the event consists of only speeches by one or two persons at a time such as an awards ceremony, having a small stage might not automatically be the correct choice. The stage size in relation to the size of the venue and also in relation to the size of the stage set and any additional décor or audio-visual equipment must be taken into consideration. For example, if an awards ceremony is to take place with a stage set up in the middle of a 150 ft long wall, and two large A-V screens with surrounding drape are to extend to the side walls on either side of the stage, it does not make good design sense to have a stage that is only eight or 12 ft wide as it is completely out of proportion to the remainder of the room’s décor and the scale of the entire venue. The stage must reflect the correct proportion, and should be more in the order of about one third of the total width of the venue or 40 to 50 ft wide, in spite of the small number of persons occupying it at any given time. Part of the extra space may also be taken up purposely with a well-designed stage set. 

So much of surviving New Year's Eve without sinking into a deep spiral of disappointment relies on the crew, (often, let's be honest) the booze, and most importantly the good vibes. And with the divisiveness of the year that's almost run its course, we wouldn't blame you for feeling equal parts hopeful and "ughhhh."

To set the right *joyful* mood for your midnight soirée, press play on this 50-track party setlist of up-tempo hip-hop, pop, and disco that will divert people's attention to the little conflicts in life, such as "chaser" vs. "no chaser," "bumping" vs. "grinding," and lastly, "vintage Drake" vs. "new Drake."


1. "Lemon" - N.E.R.D. feat. Rihanna

2. "Celebration" - Kool & The Gang

3. "Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B.

4. "Anywhere" - Rita Ora

5. "Los Ageless" - St. Vincent

6. "What Lovers Do" - Maroon 5 feat. SZA

7. "Homemade Dynamite [Remix]" - Lorde feat. Khalid and Post Malone

8. "One Dance" - Drake

9. "Bad Girls" - Donna Summer

10. "Young Hearts Run Free" - Candi Staton

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Choosing a theme for your New Year’s Eve party can set the tone for the entire night. New Year’s Eve is a fun and exciting time all about reflecting on the past year while looking forward to crafting new memories with loved ones. Your party’s style should match this special sentiment from start to finish with a theme that spreads good cheer. Whether you’re looking to plan a casual gathering or go all out with a formal celebration, these New Year’s Eve party themes will help you ring in the New Year the right way.

New Year’s Eve Party Checklist

In order to avoid stress and save some time, there are a few items to keep in mind when mapping out your party theme. Everything from choosing a concept and setting a budget, to finding those unforgettable New Year’s Eve party invitations can be found below.

Choose a New Year’s Eve party theme that you feel excited about. Make sure you absolutely love the theme you’re choosing since you’ll be the host or hostess. Being enthusiastic about your theme will drastically increase the party in your planning.

Decide who you want to invite. Write down who you’d like to invite so you can get an idea of the size of your party, along with how many invites you’ll need to order. This tip will keep you organized and on track with what you’ll need to buy for your party down the road.

Choose a space to host your party and accommodate your guests. Now that you’ve got your mind made up on a theme and you have a guest list set, you can decide if you want to host your party at home or at a venue. If you’re looking for a more intimate party with family and friends, opt for a celebration at home so you can save money. If you’re hosting more than 50 guests, you should look into affordable venues that are local and easy to access.

Choosing Your 2018 Christmas Party Music

Picking the perfect Christmas party music will get everybody in the groove for your holiday get together. Create a playlist of Christmas party songs to set the festive mood as you share delicious food, drinks, and good company. Here are some tips for putting together the ultimate Christmas party playlist!

Play Christmas music that all of your guests will enjoy by incorporating artists from a variety of genres, time periods, and regional backgrounds. A good idea is to take the type of event that you’re hosting into consideration. For a casual get together, play party Christmas songs with an upbeat tempo to get toes tapping and everybody feeling relaxed. Many contemporary artists such as Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber have released holiday albums with modern remixes of traditional tunes. If your party is formal, however, select classic Christmas music to play in the background of your event. A lovely and sophisticated option is instrumental renderings of favorite holiday carols performed by your favorite orchestra or symphony group.

If you don’t have your own collection of holiday CDs to play and you don’t want to spend a small fortune downloading songs from iTunes, try Christmas music streaming. You can use services such as Pandora or i heart radio to create stations to play during the party. Websites such as Grooveshark also allow you to make your own Christmas music list ahead of time and easily organize your songs. Take requests from guests by asking them to write down their top 10 Christmas songs when they first arrive. It’s like the modern version of the diner jukebox. They’ll be thrilled when they hear their song playing! Depending on how large your venue is, you may need to connect your computer to external speakers in order to get the right volume.

Have fun putting together your Christmas playlist and finding music that everyone will enjoy. Who knows—your guests may be so full of cheer that they will break out into an impromptu sing-a-long! 

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