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Event Gallery – Mardi Gras 2014

The Contemporary Team had a blast putting together this Mardi Gras themed gala at the Chase Park Plaza. We were tasked with transforming the entire Khorassan ballroom, the Regency room and the hotel lobby into a festive atmosphere fit for Bacchus himself! Standout decor pieces included oversized Mardi Gras masks, a courtyard bar complete with faux-stone walls and a custom wall with functioning French doors and floral planters. Entertainment included a second-line performance from North... Continue reading →

Zoofari 2013 – Entertainment

Zoofari 2013, sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, was a huge success! As always, the St. Louis Zoo put together an amazing event. We coordinated an unforgettable night of local and national entertainment with acts including DJ Andrew Mullins, DJ Nune, The Peter Schankman Trio, Griffin and the Gargoyles, the Fabulous Motown Revue and event headliner Huey Lewis & The News. We can’t wait to see what the Zoo will do for Zoofari 2015, congratulations to all involved! For any entertainment... Continue reading →

Event Gallery – Macau Casino Gala

At Contemporary, we always enjoy producing events at the legendary Peabody Opera House. It’s already a beautiful venue on its own!  For this April 2013 gala, our inspiration came from the lively casinos of Macau. We had everything from large Chinese paper soldiers, drummers, and an authentic Lion Dance to casino games featuring play money branded to the organization.   Entrance Entertainment Interactive Casino Theater Continue reading →

Charles Glenn Live at the VP Ball!

The Veiled Prophet Ball is truly a night for celebration. Contemporary hired 72 different musicians to play throughout the evening (and into the morning) including Arvell & Company, the Charles Glenn Group, the Fabulous Motown Revue, the Steve Schankman Orchestra and Peter Schankman’s quartet for a quick cocktail set. Guests were glued to the dance floor until 3:30 in the morning! Here’s a highlight of Charles Glenn’s performance caught on film. We hope you enjoy! Continue reading →

Last Minute Rally

While Contemporary Productions is a non-partisan business, there’s nothing like a last minute campaign booking! The 17 musicians of the Fabulous Motown Revue were honored last week to play for Senator McCaskill’s final rally before the election. We’d like to think that her win was the result of voters being energized by authentic renditions of classic Motown, RnB and Disco hits! Special guests at the event included Chuck Berry and Don King (pictured below with... Continue reading →

St. Louis Symphony Red Velvet Ball 2012

The Red Velvet Ball for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra was truly an unforgettable event! By partnering with NYC-based event planner, Michelle Rago, we were able to present a night of entertainment and ambiance that took guests back to the era of the Cotton Club. Wynton Marsalis was present as the guest of honor and gave a one-of-a-kind concert with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and members of the St. Louis Symphony. In addition to Wynton, we... Continue reading →
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