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What Are Multi-Zone Events?

In-person and hybrid events can be a key solution to improving morale and human connection during these uncertain times. Despite the differences in government-ordered gathering restrictions between North and South Carolina, event professionals in both states are faced with a common challenge: finding the best way to host events safely, effectively and efficiently while providing guests with comfort and peace of mind.

For everyone, multi-site and multi-zone events can be a game-changer.

What is a “multi-zone” event?
A multi-zone event is a style of multi-site function where guests are dispersed evenly across multiple dedicated event zones at one venue. Because it’s similar in structure to a multi-site event, the goal of a multi-zone event is to provide a similar experience for guests at all event zones using a combination of virtual and physical entertainment and decorative components while maximizing the efficiency of a venue’s space for social distancing.

How are multi-zone events different from multi-site events?
The main differences between multi-site and multi-zone events are a matter of geography and partnerships. When coordinating a multi-site event, it may be necessary to secure partnerships with multiple venues, decorate and cater their spaces, and assign a number of guests to each one. When coordinating a multi-zone event, these logistics take place at one venue and the main thing to consider is how to divide the space into the dedicated zones.

How are multi-zone events a safer option?
By dedicating multiple zones (e.g. splitting up a ballroom) or utilizing preexisting ones (booking multiple small conference rooms) and assigning guests to each, a multi-zone event can allow for more control over the capacity of each zone and makes it easier to trace the whereabouts of guests if needed. This can be useful for events of all sizes.

Where does live music fit? 
Like with multi-site events, technology can be key for executing live music for a multi-zone event. Because the goal is for each event zone to have a nearly identical experience across the board, the first things to consider are the genre of music and number of musicians. The next step, selecting the musician(s), depends on the configuration of the zones. For example, if the event is taking place in a divided ballroom, it might make more sense to have one band stream to each zone remotely from a sound stage using television monitors and satellite speakers instead of different musicians in each zone that might clash with one another. In the case that each zone is a separate room, it’s then more feasible to consider using multiple musicians or bands. To handle the audio, video and other production hurdles in either scenario, turn-key production is offered by one of our sound production partners.


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Still have questions or want to know what Key Signature is about? Give us a call at 704-568-1968 or visit our website to learn more about Who We Are and what we’re cooking up to keep live music alive in the ever-evolving world of Virtual/Hybrid and live events!

Still have questions or want to know what Key Signature is about? Send us an email at info@keysignatureonline.com or visit our website to learn more about Who We Are, and what we’re cooking up to keep live music alive in the ever-evolving world of Virtual/Hybrid and live events!

For more updates on what we’re up to here at Key Signature, connect with us via social media!


We’re Count On Me NC Certified!
Each member of Key Signature’s full-time staff and some of our musicians like Bradford Ray Bailey have completed the General Best Practices certification through Count On Me NC.

COVID-19 Event Safety Guidelines (signed by artists on all contracts)

  • Artist to wear face covering at all times when not performing.
  • Artist to disinfect all chairs and other equipment provided by Purchaser prior to use. 
  • Artist to disinfect all chairs and other equipment provided by Purchaser after use.
  • Artist to practice social distancing and remain at least 6 feet away from Purchaser and guests when possible. 

Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment
Company Profile:

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 600 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 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 safely, effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include research, vetting, concert production, and band booking for live, hybrid and virtual events. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a safe and fun 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, professional and up-to-date on event safety guidelines, so let us use our 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.

Key Signature Entertainment has always been a company that has supported diversity & inclusion since day one. Not by looking at a person’s skin color, age or gender, but by their qualifications and commitment to the KSE culture. As we continue to grow, we will hold true to the principles of integrity and honesty that can be found in all backgrounds. 

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
Company Profile:


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. 

KSE Virtual Concert Series: Week of May 4, 2020

Hello Event Industry Friends!

We have decided that due to the extension of the Stay at Home order in North Carolina, we will be continuing our Virtual Concert Series throughout the month of May! Hopefully we can regain some sense of normalcy soon, but we hope that you’re staying healthy, maintaining some sort of routine, and enjoying ending your work day with us and supporting our motto, Good People, Good Music, in the meantime.

If you missed it, we started this month’s leg of the series off with our good friend Colby Dobbs this past Friday, and continue today with Mike Ramsey. Check out the lineup for the rest of the week here and don’t forget to follow our Virtual Concert Series event page on Facebook for reminders! As usual, performances will be posted onto our Facebook page (@livemusiccharlotte) by our #KSEFamily musicians around 4pm each weekday.

P.S. – If you haven’t already heard, we managed to secure media coverage from Charlotte’s Got a Lot and WSOC-TV in April to help spread the word about our efforts to support our live musicians. Thank you for helping us to keep live music alive!

Musically Yours,
Brandon, Mikayla and Tius
Positivity is Key


May 4 – Mike Ramsey


May 5 – Todd Johnson


May 6 – Michael Waters


May 7 – Fred Lee IV


May 8 – Tom Stainkamp

 


 

Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment
Company Profile:

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. 

KSE Virtual Concert Series: Week of April 27, 2020

Happy Monday!

As the month of April comes to a close, we want to yet again express our gratitude for the support we’ve received for the 05ff2871-23dd-4ce1-9c4c-60bcb5bb2eb3KSE Virtual Concert Series. April has been a month full of changes and uncertainties for everyone, and we hope that we’ve been able to help add a positivity boost to your days throughout this time.

Check out the lineup here to finish out the month, stay tuned for what’s coming up in May and don’t forget to follow our Virtual Concert Series event page on Facebook for reminders! Performances will be posted onto our Facebook page (@livemusiccharlotte) by our #KSEFamily musicians around 4pm each weekday in the form of Facebook Live Video, Facebook Watch Party, or prerecorded video.

P.S. – If you haven’t already heard, we recently managed to secure media coverage from Charlotte’s Got a Lot and WSOC-TV to help spread the word about our cause. Thank you for helping us to keep live music alive!

Musically Yours,
Brandon, Mikayla and Tius


April 27 – Bradford Ray Bailey


April 28 – Hank Bilal


April 29 –HC Oakes


April 30 –Leslie & Friends


Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment

Company Profile:

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.