TRENDING PROGRAMS

We’ve created a list of popular programs for the season. Our Trending Programs can be anything from themed events to in-demand showcasing acts. Are you looking for a specific Holiday program or do you need some help brainstorming for your next event? We have just what you need.

2023-2024 SHOWCASING ACTS We are looking forward to the upcoming conferences and to seeing you all again! Below are links to the acts you will see on stage at the conferences this fall! In addition to the Neon Entertainment acts you will get the chance to experience, we would like to give you the opportunity to learn about all of the programming we have to offer.  Below you will find a simple guide to our extensive
THE EVOLUTION OF NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES   National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is a yearly celebration of LGBTQ+ individuals and their bravery in sharing their true selves. It has a history dating back to the 1970s, but it gained significant attention in the 1980s, especially on college campuses. National Coming Out Day has become an important event at universities and its role in promoting acceptance. National Coming Out Day’s roots trace
HEALTH AND WELLNESS POSITIVITY In the dynamic world of college life, fostering a culture of health, wellness, and positivity is an important priority. Neon Entertainment understands this well, offering a diverse range of programs tailored to address pressing issues that affect students’ lives today. From body image activism to sexual assault recovery, these programs are designed to empower, educate, and create a safe space for open dialogue on college campuses. Check out some our thought-provoking
  PROGRAM PLANNING FOR THE FALL SEMESTER As the fall semester begins, it’s time to prepare for an exciting season on your college campus. With Fall Fest, Homecoming, Halloween, National Coming Out Day, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Indigenous Peoples Day and Native American Heritage Month on the horizon, you have a golden opportunity to make this semester truly memorable. Let’s explore some creative ideas that will turn these events into engaging and unforgettable experiences! 1.
How To Theme Your Next Photo Event Looking to elevate your upcoming Photo Event? Neon Entertainment offers a diverse array of captivating photo programs that can transform any campus gathering into an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re intrigued by Old Time Photos, the Glow Photo Booth, 360 Photo Booth, Green Screen Photos, Classic Photo Booth, or even Awkward Family Photos, we have something for every college event planner. Let’s explore how to theme your next campus
10 GREAT HALLOWEEN  PROGRAMS Halloween is just around the corner, and Neon Entertainment has a lineup of programs that will make your spooky season unforgettable. Whether you’re looking to engage your campus community or add some excitement to your Halloween event planning, we’ve got you covered. Give your students the chance to showcase their creativity by hosting a jack-o-lantern teddy bear Create-A-Creature event, a perfect blend of arts and crafts with a Halloween twist that
10 GREAT HOMECOMING AND FALL FEST PROGRAMS As anticipation builds and the planning begins for the upcoming Homecoming and Fall Fest activities, you have the unique opportunity to transform these events into memorable and engaging experiences for everyone involved. Our thoughtfully selected range of programs has been designed to create lasting memories and cultivate a sense of unity among all attendees. From the thrill of portable roller rinks that bring on a sense of nostalgia
Top 5 Scams I See As A Private Fraud Fighter  By Ryan Kelly Keep an eye out for the Top 5 Scams seen by Ryan Kelly, a professional comedian with a master’s degree in homeland security. Known for his TikTok series where he turns the tables on scammers, Ryan uncovers the most common tricks used to deceive people. In this blog, he shares his experiences, humor, and expert knowledge to help you recognize and outsmart
8 GREAT FAMILY WEEKEND PROGRAMS A very anticipated campus event is just around the corner – Family Weekend! You have the power to make this event an extraordinary experience for everyone involved. We have curated an impressive lineup of activities that promise to create unforgettable memories and foster a sense of togetherness for families visiting the campus. 1. Caricatures: Bring a touch of art and humor to Family Weekend with talented caricature artists, where families
3 WAYS TO ENCOURAGE ENGAGEMENT AT CLUB FAIR If there is one thing that student leaders understand about five minutes after joining clubs and organizations, it’s that inspiring others to join is not as easy as it seems (well, at least not by doing what we’ve always done). Throughout the years, one of the number one strategies used to intrigue and engage students is the Club Fair (CF). While CFs can be very powerful, they
6 FUN THEMED DANCE PARTIES College life can be overwhelming, with academic pressures and social challenges. In response, dancing is emerging as a popular avenue with numerous mental health benefits for students. This article explores how dancing positively impacts college students’ well-being, offering stress relief, promoting physical exercise, and fostering self-confidence. Additionally, it strengthens social connections and the mind-body connection, proving to be a refreshing escape during the challenges of college life. Recognizing its significance,
4 Great Team Building Programs  Building strong teams on college campuses is essential for effective leadership and creating a vibrant campus community. By utilizing team-building programs, such as “Build a Better Team” presented by Mike Fritz, Escape Rooms, The Survey Game Show, and Games of Tag, college students can develop crucial skills while fostering a sense of unity and collaboration. “Build a Better Team” presented by Mike Fritz is a transformative program designed to empower
The Evolution of Pride Month Pride Month, held in June, is an annual observance that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and its history rooted in the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Before Stonewall, LGBTQ+ individuals faced discrimination and criminalization. The riots, sparked by a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, led to protests and the formation of activist organizations. The first Pride Parade in 1970 marked the anniversary of the riots and grew into month-long celebrations. In 1994,
The History and Significance of Juneteenth  Juneteenth is an annual celebration that holds great importance in American history, symbolizing freedom, emancipation, and the spirit of resilience. Join us as we dive into the origins, evolution, and cultural significance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth, a combination of “June” and “nineteenth,” originated on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas. It was the day when Union General Gordon Granger arrived with news of freedom for all enslaved African Americans, more
LEARN MORE ABOUT LINDSAY RAE “Insecurity is an insidious force that can hold us hostage, preventing us from realizing our aspirations and living fulfilling lives. It has the power to distort our perceptions, leading to hesitation, apprehension, mistrust, unease, and even pessimism. It can make us vague, indecisive, evasive, and indifferent. It’s perfectly normal to experience fleeting moments of insecurity, but when it becomes a lingering presence, it can morph into a debilitating inertia, impeding
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: JENNA TALL Get ready to immerse yourself in a mesmerizing spectacle of Glitz, Glam, and Sparkle with The Drag Show, hosted by the incomparable Jenna Tall! Alongside Jenna, two to three extraordinary drag queen performers will grace the stage, enchanting you with their captivating lip-syncing, mesmerizing dance routines, and uproarious comedy acts. Customize your event to perfection, whether it’s a delightful brunch affair or a themed extravaganza. Our talented queens are not only
SUMMER AND FALL ORIENTATION As you begin planning for your college’s summer orientation and start thinking about fall orientation, Neon Entertainment is here to help you create an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re looking for ice breakers, activities to boost excitement, or opportunities to relax, we have a wide range of programs that will meet your needs. Let’s explore six great programs that will engage incoming students and make your summer orientation a resounding success! Personalized
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: LANCE & LEA Discover the musical magic of Lance and Lea, the dynamic duo hailing from Nashville. With their unique blend of country and Americana, this talented pair is winning over fans worldwide. Lea, a Colorado cowgirl with Amish roots, brings a soulful country vibe to the duo. Lance, a Texan rocker, infuses their music with Texas blues guitar and captivating energy. Their collaboration is nothing short of genius, evident in the 500+
TIME TO FILL THE PROGRAMMING CLOSET: STOCK UP ON PROGRAMS FOR ANY OCCASION  Unlock a world of captivating programs always at your fingertips and ready for an impromptu event. With Neon Entertainment, you can conveniently store a wide array of exciting programs, ready to be unleashed at a moment’s notice. Whether faced with unexpected changes, last-minute planning, or a spontaneous urge for fun, our programs are designed to captivate and engage, ensuring every occasion becomes
Ebo Barton: Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Identity, Activism, and Social Justice May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and honor the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to our society and culture. In honor of this month, we want to spotlight the incredible spoken word artist, Ebo Barton. Ebo Barton is a mixed Black and Filipino, transgender and non-binary, queer artist and educator
4 Reasons To Book A Stage Hypnosis Show For College Opening Week by Paul Ramsay College opening week can be overwhelming for many students, especially those who are starting college for the first time. It’s a time of new beginnings, new experiences, and new challenges for college students. With all that newness comes the uncertainty of leaving behind old friend networks and familiar places. Students’ social order has been disrupted. Entertainment events can bring students
Effective Leadership Transitions for Student Organizations Spring is the time that many student governments, programming boards, clubs and organizations, and other groups elect their officers for the next school year. Some will elect only their executive officers, while others will elect a full slate. The time for the new officers to take over varies from group to group, but there seems to be one constant in all campus clubs and organizations: most transitions from the
6 GREAT EVENTS FOR SENIOR WEEK! Senior week is a highly anticipated tradition at many colleges and universities in the United States. It’s a time when seniors come together to celebrate their accomplishments, reminisce about their college experiences, and bid farewell to friends, professors, and staff members who have made a significant impact on their lives. At Neon Entertainment, we understand the importance of capturing the memories of this special occasion. That’s why we offer
6 GREAT PHOTO FUN PROGRAMS! A photo booth is a fun and entertaining addition to any event or party. Not only does it provide guests with a way to capture memories, but it also adds an element of excitement to the festivities. Photo booths are perfect for spring fest, senior week, graduations, proms, lock ins, homecoming, and more! Here are some great benefits of having a photo booth at your event. Benefits of Having a Photo
6 GREAT END OF SEMESTER EVENTS! Congratulations!! It is nearly the end of this semester and while everyone has worked hard and has spent so much time and effort the last few months, Neon Entertainment would like to offer some programs that are great for celebrating accomplishments and wrapping it all up!  It’s time to take a break and chill with programs like Zen Zone, Massage Chairs,  and Essential Oils which will be sure to
Panic Attack in Paradise by Sara KM Kunz Sara KM Kunz is an award-winning entertainer and speaker who uses her unique skillset to facilitate conversations around mental health and sexual assault. As a PTSD and trauma survivor, this article is a part of her story. Unless you’ve experienced true anxiety first hand, it really doesn’t make much sense, and it’s difficult to understand how one person can behave so dramatically in a seemingly normal situation.
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH In 1996, the Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month to be held every April to celebrate the emotional human experience found in poetry. Being the largest celebration of literature in the world, we would like to share some of our amazing poets and spoken word artists with you! These artists cover important topics such as; diversity and inclusion, mental health and LGBTQIA+ advocacy. Each one of theses amazing people use
6 GREAT SPRING FEST IDEAS We are all looking forward to warmer weather, sunshine and Spring activities and it’s time to start planning for Spring Fest! Make it one to remember by booking fun-filled and exciting programs! Whether it’s a team building activity like a game of laser tag, winning prizes with the Pop Up Game Show, outdoor fun with an inflatable attraction, creating a personalized item, with a Make and Take program, to keep
8 GREAT MUSIC ACTS FOR SPRING FEST! It is very exciting to be able to say that Spring is on it’s way soon!! That means that Spring Fest is just around the corner! One of Neon Entertainment’s favorite ways to celebrate the incoming season is with music! Whether is an acoustic set or an immersive and interactive live band experience, Neon Entertainment offers wonderfully talented musicians that are available to come to your campus!  Shanice
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PROGRAMS! Looking for some fun programming ideas for St. Patrick’s Day? Regardless of your heritage, everyone loves to celebrate on March 17th! But, did you know some of your favorite green traditions aren’t Irish at all? In Pot O’ Gold Trivia, we’ll see how much you know about Ireland’s patron Saint and the traditions surrounding our favorite green holiday. With our Paint Social, hosted by Lindsey Rebecca, choose a from our St.
NACA LIVE 2023 SHOWCASING ACTS We had a great time in Louisville, KY for NACA Live on February 18-21, 2023! Here’s some information on our exciting acts that showcased at this conference this year!  Americana Country duo, Lance and Lea’s first album “There Goes My Heart,” with Grammy award winning producer, Paul Worley, garnered airplay in Nashville, the UK and Ireland. In 2019, they won the “New Artist Of The Year” award at the iHeart
6 GREAT WOMEN’S HISTORY PROGRAMS Women’s History Month is next month! Time to start booking your Women’s History programs! Neon Entertainment offers Women’s History programs along with many amazing female artists to celebrate with you and your campus! Test your knowledge of Women’s History with Women’s History Trivia Game Show, Learn about iconic women through hip hop with Shaun Boothe and The Unauthorized Biography Series, be inspired by powerful and influential poets; Jaylene Clark Owens
4 GREAT PROGRAMS TO COMBINE WITH SILENT DISCO HEADPHONES Silent Discos have become a very popular and enjoyable program and are a great time for everyone in attendance! Did you know that the our DIY headphone program can be used in combination with other great events as well? Add Silent Disco headphones to your Roller Rink, Drive-In Movie, What The Dance DJ Theme Party or Diversity Disco event for a unique, noise cancelling experience that every participant can tune in on their
COMBINING PROGRAMS FOR A GREAT AUDIENCE Looking for ways for increase event participation? Neon entertainment has many different programs to offer, and we’ve made it easier to increase attendance by combing our most popular programs together! Whether it’s a game show and Create-A-Creature or a Glow Roller Rink and Silent Disco, we can provide an easy way to elevate your events. Looking for a theme night, check out our Stranger Things theme night with our
10 GREAT VALENTINE’S DAY PROGRAMS! It’s time to start planning for your Valentine’s Day event this year! Make it one to remember with Neon! Neon Entertainment consistently provides programming for the month of February each year with the most popular item being Create-A Creature. By booking Create-a-Creature, participants with stuff their own animal of your choice and take it home for either themselves or give as a gift to someone special. Whether it’s laughing and
5 Steps to Cultivating New Leaders on Campus As we begin a new semester and potential future leaders have been identified, we would like to share a few tips that will help with your next steps. These tips are provided by engagement and SGA Specialists Mike Fritz and Dave Kelly. They work with colleges across the country training current and future leaders. Their programs like SGAU and the DNA of Leadership are perfect additions to your
College Students Are Lonelier Than Ever: Let’s Fix That If there’s one thing for sure, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the mental health of college students. During these past few years, there have been limited opportunities for social engagement apart from online lives. But now is the time to change that.  Loneliness among college students skyrocketed over the course of the pandemic. According to recent research, 56.7% of college students have experienced moderate levels
10 GREAT PASSIVE PROGRAMS What is passive programming? Passive programming is a way to involve and engage students in a place that they interact.  Pick a busy location and time in the Union, on the quad, or any high traffic area and place your program.  Have the program last a few hours to allow the most engagement. The students will be able to participate at their own pace and at their own convenience.     
PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH   As the semester comes to an end, Neon would like to help with a head start on next semester programming. Knowing that there will not be much time to plan between the beginning of next semester and Black History, we thought know would be a good time to share some of the programs that we’ve booked for Black History Month in previous years. Spoken Word Artist: Jaylene Clark Owens, Comedian:
7 GREAT VARIETY PROGRAMS! Whether it’s determining the path of a video game, learning to paint, dancing on roller skates, or relaxing with aromatherapy and massage chairs, Neon Entertainment provides programs that will get your students engaged and immersed in memorable moments that will leave a positive effect and even make them a part of the show! Add to the excitement of your next event with a variety program that will be sure to include
3 HELPFUL LEADERSHIP TIPS As the semester comes to an end, potential new future leaders may have been identified as well as some new challenges. Mike Fritz and Dave Kelly are engagement and SGA specialists that work with colleges across the country training current and future leaders. Their programs like SGAU and the DNA of Leadership are perfect additions to your next student leader training. 1) Delegation is the Key to Your Organization’s Success “I
Time Saving Programs to Fall Back On  We’ve turned the clocks back and Neon knows that your time is valuable. Save time by booking a last minute program or order a DIY Make and Take to save for times of unexpected weather, plan changes or spontaneous urges to have some fun. Simply pull out everything you need for your very own DIY event! You can also get creative with tote bags or go Zen with
HOW TO THROW A WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER PARTY Bring a little magic to your campus with a Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed party. College students and faculty alike can step into the Wizarding World with enchanting snacks, charming costumes, and spellbinding activities. Discover how to throw the most magical party of the year with the following tips and tricks.   Food and Beverages You may not be able to host your party
10 GREAT MUSICIANS FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT! Did you know that live music has been proven to have a positive impact on physical and mental health? Some of the benefits of enjoying some live music are stress relief, oxytocin and dopamine (happy hormones) release, improved brain function, social connection and can even relive pain. Bring lifted spirits and good times to your next event with one of our extremely talented musicians! Here’s what some of them are
STRANGER THINGS PACKAGE Take your students into the upside down and make your next event one that will be impossible to forget! Neon Entertainment’s new Stranger Things package has grouped together the perfect programs to throw your very own Stranger Things Theme Night! We will turn your space into a retro roller rink for students to skate around with lights and 80’s music and bring along themed Make and Takes like, Dustin’s Customized Trucker Hats
SUMMER OF SASS RECEIVES 5TH ANNIVERSARY DONATION TOTALING NEARLY $4 MILLION Funds have purchased a permanent residence and operational headquarters for future generations of LGBTQI program participants.  PROVINCETOWN, MA (August 24, 2022) – Moved by 5th anniversary fundraiser for the Summer of Sass program, a non-profit supporting LGBTQI young adults, a private  family has provided necessary funds for the group to purchase a single-family home in the town’s East End neighborhood.   The donation will additionally
10 GREAT PROGRAMS FOR LGBTQIA+ While we celebrated National Coming Out Day this week, we would like to share some of Neon’s LGBTQIA+ programs and great artists that represent this community. Enjoy a pride night of comedy, spoken word, game shows, DIY tote bags or even a paint social!  Show your knowledge of the LGBTQIA+ community in a game of Pride Bingo or Pride Trivia and win cash prizes! Color your own tote bags for
4 GREAT TRENDING COMICS ON THE NEON ROSTER As a leading entertainment booking agency, Neon Entertainment has a diverse roster of the funniest stand-up comedians available for your campus! Here are a few of our comics with a strong presence on social media along with the newest comedian to the Neon Roster! Derrick Knopsnyder: Host of “Comedians in Carts” Derrick is a high energy, quick witted comedian who has been entertaining people his whole life. He
Mental Health in College It’s that time of year again. Your classes are underway, deadlines are looming, and suddenly the pressure is on. Whether you’re worried about passing your classes, getting good grades, or your social life, sometimes the stress of college can get the best of you. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to your mental health. Struggling with mental health in college is much more common than you think. While not
NACA SPOKANE 2022 SHOWCASING ACTS We had great time in Spokane, WA for the NACA Conference on November 3-5, 2022! Here’s a recap of our exciting acts that showcased at this conference!  The Extra Lives Live Experience is a fully narrated choose-your-own-adventure game where YOU are the main character. Audiences are plunged into an exciting story with visuals, music, footage and sound effects drawn from the legendary console games of the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s.
NACA HARTFORD 2022 SHOWCASING ACTS RECAP We had a great in Hartford for the NACA Conference on October 27-29, 2022! Here’s a recap of our exciting acts that showcased at this conference!  The Extra Lives Live Experience is a fully narrated choose-your-own-adventure game where YOU are the main character. Audiences are plunged into an exciting story with visuals, music, footage and sound effects drawn from the legendary console games of the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s.
APCA NORTHEAST 2022 SHOWCASING ACTS We enjoyed to seeing you in Syracuse, NY for the APCA Northeast Conference on October 21-23, 2022! Here’s a little bit about our exciting showcasing acts that you saw at this conference!  Americana Country duo, Lance and Lea’s first album “There Goes My Heart,” with Grammy award winning producer, Paul Worley, garnered airplay in Nashville, the UK and Ireland. In 2019, they won the “New Artist Of The Year” award
NACA FORT WAYNE 2022 SHOWCASING ACTS RECAP We had a great time in Fort Wayne for the NACA Conference on October 20-22, 2022! Here’s a little bit about our acts that showcased at this conference!  The Extra Lives Live Experience is a fully narrated choose-your-own-adventure game where YOU are the main character. Audiences are plunged into an exciting story with visuals, music, footage and sound effects drawn from the legendary console games of the ‘80s,
NACA ATLANTA 2022 SHOWCASING ACTS We enjoyed seeing you in Atlanta for the NACA Conference! Here’s a little bit about Neon’s exciting showcasing acts!  The Extra Lives Live Experience is a fully narrated choose-your-own-adventure game where YOU are the main character. Audiences are plunged into an exciting story with visuals, music, footage and sound effects drawn from the legendary console games of the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s. With a live score provided by the lovable
FALL 2022 SHOWCASING ACTS We are looking forward to the upcoming conferences and to seeing you all again! Below are links to the acts you will see on stage at the conferences this fall! In addition to the Neon Entertainment acts you will get the chance to experience, we would like to give you the opportunity to learn about all of the programming we have to offer.  Below you will find a simple guide to our
10 GREAT PROGRAMS FOR HALLOWEEN Halloween is just around the corner! Neon Entertainment offers many programs to celebrate this spooky season! Create your very own jack-o-lantern teddy bear, escape the zombies in our zombie escape room, test your Halloween knowledge with Trick-or-Trivia, or watch a scary movie on the big screen with an inflatable drive in movie screen. Speaking of spooky films, Hocus Pocus 2 comes out this month and what better way to celebrate
3 TIPS FOR LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING As the new semester begins and many people are continuing or beginning their leadership journeys, we would like to share some helpful tips from one of our Leadership and Team Building speakers, Mike Fritz. (1) Action with without Strategy Keeps You Busy – But Doesn’t create Results Whether you are new to leadership or a Veteran you’ve tried something before that hasn’t worked. One of the most underdeveloped
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH  November is a month to celebrate the history, traditions and cultures of Native American people and to acknowledge the impact that they have made and continue to make on this country. This is a great time to educate students on tribes, to raise an awareness about the  challenges Native people have endured both in the past and in the present and they ways that these challenges have been endured and persevered. At

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