VIRTUAL LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Whether you are looking for Music, Poetry, Comedy, or anything else, Neon Entertainment offers a wide variety of Live Entertainers. Our professional artists create interactive and unique virtual experiences for your campus.

Virtual Open Mic

Musicians

“It [Silent Disco] was a huge hit!! The students seemed to enjoy it and it brought out students that do not normally attend events.”

— Meghan L’Huillier, Jefferson Community College

VIRTUAL OPEN MIC

Looking to do your traditional talent night or open mic night virtually?  Let our entertainers be the hosts.  Bring your talent together in a virtual platform and  everyone will have the chance to shine.   Our musicians comedians, and poets are ready to entertain you and help host the event.

Let us help keep the tradition of your old open mic nights going or just create a fun and interactive night of talent.  Contact an agent to request the selection of entertainers that would be perfect for your next event.

Spoken Word Artists

“Ryan Jones is very friendly and his customer service with the students is top notch! His performance is easy and encompassing to all students.”

— David G. Michener, University of North Georgia

VIRTUAL LIVE POETRY

Looking to make your audience snap? Neon Entertainment is one of the leading Spoken Word Agencies in the College Market. Our roster of poets are nationally known Grand Slam Poets, award-winning speakers, and cultural activists.  These passionate and talented performers are available to create a one-of-a-kind virtual experience for your next event. Book a poet for virtual performances, workshops, or open mic poetry slams. Contact us to help you create your unique event with a Spoken Word Artist!

Musicians

“It [Silent Disco] was a huge hit!! The students seemed to enjoy it and it brought out students that do not normally attend events.”

— Meghan L’Huillier, Jefferson Community College

VIRTUAL LIVE ‘UNPLUGGED’ KARAOKE

Be a rock star for the evening with ‘Virtual Live Unplugged Karaoke’!  This show is your chance to take the virtual stage with a live band and show your stuff! Participants can choose a song from our extensive list of modern hits and classic favorites covering pop, rock, R & B, hip hop and country.  ‘Virtual Live Unplugged Karaoke’ features an acoustic trio instead of the large band.  

When the show is booked, we will send you the links to send out to your audience. Participants log on to a video feed using their computer or tablet to watch our professional musicians host the karaoke on their screen. 

All song choices and song lyrics will be available on participants’ mobile devices via a link, and our host will guide them through the experience.  Show everyone what you can do with ‘Virtual Live Unplugged Karaoke’!

Shanice Green

“The event was incredible, it was everything we wished for and more. I think we had about 15 people show up and stay on the whole time, which is a very great virtual turnout for us based on our other virtual events over the last year or two. Shanice is very talented and friendly, and we all enjoyed it. We thank you and her!”

— Nick, University of Baltimore

TWO DEEP BREATHS

Gently nourish your body and mind with Two Deep Breaths: a Gentle Yoga & Live Music Getaway. 

This 60 minute event combines live music, yoga, meditation, and positive affirmations. Carefully crafted to promote a sense of relaxation, mindfulness, and creative expression.

This virtual experience will encourage a sense of community through an interactive music performance and gentle yoga session. Afterwards, participants will feel rested, refreshed, and better equipped with self-care tools to help cultivate calm moments every day.

Shanice Green is a full time musician and registered yoga instructor. She earned her Yoga Teacher Training Certification at Peachtree Yoga Center in Atlanta, Georgia in 2015. She specializes in Chakra Healing through yoga, music, crystals, and positive affirmations.

Truth or Laughs

[Truth or Laughs] “Thank you for the laughs, it was a lot of fun!”

— Minahal N, West Virginia University

TRUTH OR LAUGHS

For as long as comedians have told stories, audiences have wondered, “Did that really happen?!?” 
“Truth or Laughs?” is a virtual, interactive comedy show where you can win real money. It takes the audience behind-the-scenes of funny stories with hilarious reveals. 
Hosted by New York City comedy couple Ben Rosenfeld and Michelle Slonim, “Truth or Laughs?” is an hour-long show composed of three rounds.
In each round:
– Ben or Michelle tells a 3-5 minute (uninterrupted) funny story
– Afterward, participants play a ten question true/false interactive game about what parts of the story happened in real life. Faster responses get more points.
– After each question, Ben or Michelle reveals the details behind the part of the story in question.
– The winner gets $50 cash (via Venmo/PayPal)

– Then in a role reversal, the winner then goes on video and plays “2 truths and a lie” with Ben and Michelle competing against each other

Virtual Programs

“From what I hear the students loved [Playlist Bingo Virtual Edition]! I popped in for a few minutes and it looked really fun… [the presenter] had great energy. Will definitely keep this one in our pocket in the event we’re still online in the fall.”

— Adelphi University

COMEDIAN RYAN KELLY

Ryan Kelly was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where he started comedy as an improviser. He was trained at schools such as IO, Second City, UCB and Groundlings. He then ventured off to college where he wanted to try new exciting things, and thus he began his foray into performing stand-up comedy. After going to Christian school for 18 years, also known as the full program, he’s justifiably earned the youth pastor look and vibe he gives off. Faith, however, was forced upon him through his wild death defying life experiences. He’s survived a plane crash, been tackled inside the NSA, negotiated a better deal during a mugging and more. All of these experiences were filmed through shaky cam thanks to his essential tremor. A condition that according to medical science is caused by your guess being as good as the next guys. He doesn’t mind though, and his upbeat attitude while recounting these experiences will keep you wondering if you can have what he’s having. Though it’s been a bumpy road he’s always shakin but never stirred.

Virtual Programs

“From what I hear the students loved [Playlist Bingo Virtual Edition]! I popped in for a few minutes and it looked really fun… [the presenter] had great energy. Will definitely keep this one in our pocket in the event we’re still online in the fall.”

— Adelphi University

SIGNAL STRENGTH: SOFT SKILLS IN HARD TIMES

The great challenge we all face is that technology is evolving faster than we are evolving culturally.

The current generation of students are the product of that gap between technological advance and cultural lag.  The unprecedented access that technology gives them to, well, nearly everything, has allowed us to overlook the things that technology cannot do:

  • Access does not guarantee connection
  • Information does not guarantee wisdom
  • Awareness does not guarantee justice

Here’s the Good News

We can help students.  “Signal Strength” is a virtual program designed to highlight the simplest, most practical ways that students can develop skills that will help them feel more empowered and capable of achieving whatever they want while they’re in college. 

In this virtual presentation, Paul Ramsay brings his expertise as a former educator, the strategies of a practicing hypnotist and Strategic Intervention Coach, and the energy of a nationally touring entertainer to serve you and your people.  Paul uses Zoom and the Kahoot! app to poll the audience about specific challenges they face, and tailors his presentation toward the information he gathers so that students are getting practical applications of the core content 

Comedians

“Marc LaMotte = AWESOME.”

— B. Lewis, University of West Florida

VIRTUAL LIVE COMEDY

Our diverse roster of stand-up comedians have accolades from major network television channels like NBC, MTV, and Comedy Central. They’re right at the forefront of trending national entertainment. Our comedians have performed all over the country and now are bringing the entertainment right to wherever you are in a virtual format.  We tailor the virtual event to your programming needs and provide a unique comedy experience for your event. 

Virtual Programs

“From what I hear the students loved [Playlist Bingo Virtual Edition]! I popped in for a few minutes and it looked really fun… [the presenter] had great energy. Will definitely keep this one in our pocket in the event we’re still online in the fall.”

— Adelphi University

BEAT”BOXING”

Stimulate your body and cleanse your mind with this unique and entertaining virtual wellness experience.

Canadian musician, multi-instrumentalist and skilled martial artist/competitor “Sensei Jake” combines live music and group instruction to teach the basic fundamentals of proper footwork, punching, striking and other techniques to improve your mood, relieve stress, anxiety and get you on track to achieve your personal fitness goals and wellness.

The Beat Boxing experience is as entertaining as it is beneficial. There are no pre-recorded tracks, just the music created using live loops and vocals to accompany your workout and get your heart rate up.

At the end of the class, there is 5 minutes of “Mokuso”, which is a martial arts meditation usually done after a training session to clear the mind. 

This 60 minute program will also feature a Q&A after for students who would like to stay and ask questions. 

Michael C. Anthony

“…Micheal [C Anthony] was great…The mentalism stuff and tricks could not be matched.”

— David Garsow, Iowa State University

VIRTUAL SLEIGHT OF MIND WITH MICHAEL C ANTHONY

Looking for audience participation virtually that will shock and amaze? Then look no further than Slight of Mind by 8 time College Entertainer of the Year, Michael C. Anthony. Michael’s style has been described as on avante garde blend of the human psyche and eye-popping theater. The show is a MUST SEE!

Michael takes mentalism to an astonishing new level as he streams your participant’s thoughts and makes incredible predictions, reading their minds and can tell whether they are lying or telling the truth and all through the medium of the internet. 

Sleight of Mind is a Livestream that you can easily share with your participants. This show is perfect for large and small groups alike. Their minds will be blown and reality as they know it will be shattered! 

I.N.K.

“Last night’s show went great and the fact that I.N.K. made their show so interactive was a big hit for our students. (I loved the poem we worked on as an audience in particular.)”

— Northern Vermont University

LYRICAL KITCHEN CREATIONS WITH I.N.K.

Sit down and enjoy dinner and a show with nationally touring slam poets I.N.K. right from the comfort of your home or residence hall.  This show is professionally shot on multiple cameras and streamed live via zoom.  Courageous and Lane show participants how to cook a simple beginner’s meal while performing their acclaimed poetry show.  Participants can ask questions during the show in the chat and I.N.K. can answer in real time.  It’s a live and fully interactive poetry show with some culinary flair, streamed right to your couch.

I.N.K.

“Last night’s show went great and the fact that I.N.K. made their show so interactive was a big hit for our students. (I loved the poem we worked on as an audience in particular.)”

— Northern Vermont University

SPOKEN WORD DUO I.N.K.

I.N.K. brings the party to poetry! They are a poetry duo, whose live show involves fast paced, high energy, spoken word with a comedic twist. “The Penn And Teller Of Poetry” have taken their act to the National Poetry Slam, where they reached group finals and placed 6th in the nation. Biracial poet and event host, Courageous collaborated with Knoxville artist Lane Shuler and crafted a show that takes poetry, comedy, and hip-hop and blends it together into a rhythmic and energetic live show that is both educational, and entertaining. Topics they discuss include diversity, acceptance, body positivity, social justice, depression/suicide prevention, and more.

Michael Blaustein

“[Live Comedy… Sorta] was great. [Michael Blaustein] seemed popular among students and I know everyone really liked the guest that he had with him.”

— Kettering University, Kettering University

LIVE COMEDY…SORTA

Michael’s popular podcast, Stiff Socks, is always at the top of the iTunes comedy charts and has become a staple show in the podcast community.  Michael and his co-host bring the podcast virtually to your students homes in a Live Comedy Podcast tailored to your campus. Students can interact with the hosts in the chat as the hosts joke and answer questions. 

Michael Blaustein, an internationally touring, headlining comedian, entertainment host, accomplished actor, and award winning writer.  Michael was also a cast member of the last season of MTV’s Punk’d, with Ashton Kutcher.  With Michael’s many accomplishments, he most enjoys performing stand up for college audiences. His versatile jokes and ideas allow him to perform for various college events and corporate parties.

Musicians

“This event was so much fun! I talked to the students and they loved it as well!”

— Residence Life Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh Johnstown

VIRTUAL LIVE MUSIC

Choose from any of our musicians for a Virtual Concert! Book a singer/songwriter, band, soloist, duo, original or cover band for your virtual event; great for orientation, welcome week, or homecoming. With a wide representation of genres including pop, rock, indie, and a cappella, you’re sure to have a great event everyone will enjoy from wherever they are! 

Brian Ledbetter

“During a time when first year students are uneasy about making friends, adjusting to college, and getting to know each other; Brian [Ledbetter] was able to bring them together through illusions! Students were consistently asking where to finding the roving mentalist at our Create your Own Adventure Event during Welcome Week at Temple University, and they were not disappointed when they found him. We could not have asked for a better addition to our event than Brian!”

— Mat Greer, Temple University

MENTALIST & MAGICIAN  BRIAN LEDBETTER

Traditionally, Brian Ledbetter’s shows are seen live on stage.  Today, they are seen live, and virtually!  Brian combines every element of “mystery entertainment” – mindreading, mentalism, magic, illusion, and more – to create one cohesive experience sure to be remembered.

Brian’s virtual program is highly interactive – combining audience participation with intriguing visuals, and of course, everything in the program is centered on really incredible moments of magic, mystery, awe, and wonder.

Additionally, Brian can teach the viewers how to perform fun bits of magic – bits that aren’t complicated or difficult to learn, and that don’t require any special equipment.

This is a time when everyone could use a little more “magic” in their lives.  The aim of this virtual experience is to deliver that magic in a fun, engaging, and light-hearted manner that connects us together in a way that isn’t so common today as it was not too long ago.

Virtual Programs

“From what I hear the students loved [Playlist Bingo Virtual Edition]! I popped in for a few minutes and it looked really fun… [the presenter] had great energy. Will definitely keep this one in our pocket in the event we’re still online in the fall.”

— Adelphi University

MY VOICE, MY CHOICE:

EMBRACING THE POWER OF YOUR AUTHENTIC VOICE

In this 50 minute interactive performance,  Jaylene Clark Owens uses her poetry to discuss the power of embracing your authentic voice. Students will hear several powerful, original spoken word poems that speak to the many different ways your voice can be used, such as advocating for yourself, speaking against injustices, and using your voice to create opportunities. Jaylene will allot time to take questions from the audience about her artistic career and process, as well as facilitate a writing exercise in which she and the students will create a collective poem about the strength that comes from living in your authenticity.

Virtual Programs

“From what I hear the students loved [Playlist Bingo Virtual Edition]! I popped in for a few minutes and it looked really fun… [the presenter] had great energy. Will definitely keep this one in our pocket in the event we’re still online in the fall.”

— Adelphi University

POET EBO BARTON

Ebo Barton is a Black and Filipino, Transgender and Non-Binary, poet and educator. Currently residing in Seattle, Washington by way of Los Angeles, California.  As a representative of Seattle, they’ve been on 4 National Slam Teams and participated at 3 Individual World Poetry Slams.  Their most notable poetry slam accolade is placing 5th in the world in 2016.  Ebo curated and directed, How to Love THIS Queer Body of Color: An Unapology and wrote and directed the award-winning play, Rising Up.  Their work touches on political issues from a personal point of view and often is birthed from the struggles of living in the identities that they are. Ebo believes in the power of language and art as a tool for revolution.

Ebo’s virtual program consists of a poetry reading with questions to spark discussion, promote change and action, and encourage self-reflection.  Followed by a Q&A.  

Get In Touch

Contacts us at 800-993-NEON (6366) or Send us an email to inquire or book our virtual programs and events.