Live Music Ideas for Outdoor Events

We understand that public health is a top priority right now for hospitality professionals as the industry prepares to bring live events back into focus. Our goal here at Key Signature Entertainment is always to bridge the communication gap so that musicians and event professionals can produce successful events effectively and efficiently, and we have developed a set of Event Safety Guidelines as a standard addition to our contracts to help ensure that all KSE artists are doing their part to keep themselves and others safe and healthy. Click the link above to read more about those guidelines on our blog!

Pictured: Saxophonist Dante Lewis

While developing new safety guidelines is important for promoting public health at events, we understand that it is just one part of the solution. One of the first and most important challenges that event professionals are being confronted with right now involves finding not only the right venue for their clients’ events, but the safest one. With the summertime approaching, that usually involves securing an outdoor venue of some kind to fit a theme and enjoy great weather, but the fresh air and openness of outdoor event layouts may also offer additional peace of mind for clients and guests who may not be comfortable being enclosed in a room full of people during a pandemic. We always try to stay one step ahead of challenges like these to ensure that we can always meet the entertainment needs of hospitality professionals, so we put together a short set of live music ideas that work wonders for outdoor events – check them out below!


Haley Mae Campbell
Style: Pop Country

New York-born and South Carolina-raised, Campbell’s music is a hybrid of city-slicker sass and small-town sensibilities, mixing rock-style vocals with a country-style twang with a confident delivery that makes her a standout addition for any outdoor event.


Nate Brown
Style: Reggae, Calypso, R&B, and Afro-Latin Jazz via Steel Drums

Nate Brown’s lifelong devotion to a variety of percussion styles and his eclectic approach to the steel drums make him one of the Charlotte area’s top performers. His steel drum playing easily inspires cool beach party vibes for any outdoor event.


Todd Johnson
Style: Rock

Whether performing solo or with his band, Todd Johnson & the Revolvers, Todd’s impressive guitar playing comes together with a strong and gravelly vocal style to form a unique style of his own, driven by a powerful performance energy akin to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.


Fred Lee IV
Style: Pop/Rock/Classic Soul

Inspired by names like Bill Withers, John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fred Lee IV’s trademark style takes listeners on a journey plenty of groove and folksy delivery that just plain makes sense for any event in an outdoor setting.



Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment
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Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has led the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 3 full-time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award-winning events throughout the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision-makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently. 

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy. 

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”; we understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our 15+ years of expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the How to Book page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event. To learn more about Key Signature, visit our Who We Are page. 

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