Last month we had the opportunity to book Josh Gracin for a private event. Yep, that’s right. That Josh Gracin.
Sandee Singer, Senior Event Coordinator for Lorio Ross Entertainment was the agent responsible for pulling it all off. Thanks, Sandee, for sharing with us how it all came together!
July 13th – a beautiful day in Farwell, MI (north of Mt. Pleasant). One of our clients had a family reunion held on their property in Farwell and wanted to celebrate by inviting a young, rising country star to join them and be one of the highlights of the weekend. They called me to offer suggestions for some up and coming acts that might be in the area, and I learned that Josh Gracin, former American Idol contestant, was routed in the area. With the client’s permission, I offered Josh the opportunity to perform in Farwell and he accepted. So with less than two weeks to plan, I was able to secure sound & lighting, catering, rentals, décor and the staff to accommodate this joyous event! When Josh and his crew arrived on Friday afternoon, they were all invited to spend the day at the lake – swimming, jet skiing, tubing and 4-wheelin! The guys had an absolute blast! Later in the evening, after a fantastic supper, the guests moved to the beach for the concert. Staged on two hay wagons, was Josh Gracin’s group, ready to perform at sunset! Josh gave an amazing performance and had the guests dancing and partying all night long!
Some of the vendors who made this event so special – caterer, “Camille’s on the River,” from Mt. Pleasant, MI – http://www.camillesontheriver.com/ – this company is outstanding! The food was spectacular – sliders for late night snack, burgers for lunch (beef, turkey & portabello mushroom), dinner – filet mignon, wild caught salmon fillets flown in from Tasmania, and brunch included a Bloody Mary bar and made-to-order omelets! Their service and attention to detail was impeccable! I will definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a high-end, full service caterer.
“Everything Audio” out of Mount Pleasant, MI, helped me to pull together sound and lighting. The owner, Henry Kubin, has been providing sound for events in the Central Michigan area for more than 25 years, working with many local, regional and national acts. He hooked me up also with “Sound Productions” out of Clare, MI http://www.soundproductions.com/ – they provided the outstanding DJ and staffing for both nights.
It is always so fun to hear how an event came together and was a success! Remember, we do book a lot of Detroit’s best talent but our agents really can deliver on almost any request.
Lisa @ Lorio-Ross