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Case Study: 80’s Cruise 2020

The storm had already begun before we set out on the rocky seas for the 80’s Cruise 2020. With just five days until nearly two thousand people would take the Explorer of the Seas, COVID-19 had stretched its attacking arms into Europe. Our first cancelled artist, Dire Straits Legacy, was knocked out of our lineup […]

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Event Trend: Silent Disco

Looking to top off a three-day conference with a bang? The silent disco is a new way to get 1,000 guests on the dance floor! Our silent disco parties include up to three DJs, each with their own booth represented by a specific color. Every participant is provided with a set of headphones allowing them […]

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Event Feature: Building an Ofrenda

One of our favorite experiences of 2019 was building the large ofrenda (alter) for Disney’s sold-out Coco at the Hollywood Bowl shows. After researching the Mexican tradition of honoring ones’ ancestors our event team partnered with internationally acclaimed master artists, Ofelia Esparza and Rosanna Esparza Aherens. Working in tandem with Ofelia and Rosanna, we commissioned […]

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Four Takeaways From Pollstar Live!

Senior Vice President, Jeff Jarrett attended Pollstar Live!, the world’s largest gathering of live entertainment professionals in the world. Panelists included Irving Azoff and Nicki Minaj in addition members of leading entertainment agencies including C3 Presents, Paradigm, William Morris, Paradigm and more. Here are our four biggest takeaways from the conference: 1.  Are we in […]

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Graphic Design: Los Lobos

Having a full-time graphic designer is a must have in the modern event industry. We asked our very own, Sierra Hughes, how she recreated a vintage Los Lobos logo from scratch. In her words: Clients often come to us with very specific requests. As a graphic designer, my job is to make it happen. Last […]

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Karlie Kloss: Project Runway

We’ve had the privilege of working with amazing artists, celebrities, and your favorite VIPs, but one of our favorite experiences has been working with fashion model, entrepreneur, and St. Louis-native Karlie Kloss. Last December, the local fashion community of St. Louis was invited to attend a private event with Karlie to celebrate and view the […]

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Contemporary 50 – Medusa Logo

As you may know, 2018 was a huge milestone for Contemporary – our 50th year in business! While searching through old memorabilia last year we found a framed t-shirt with our original “Medusa Head” logo from the 60’s. Unsurprisingly, we didn’t have a digital version so we tasked our new Art Director, Sierra Hughes, with […]

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Event Recap – SLAM Gala

We’ve partnered on some breathtaking events with the Saint Louis Art Museum, but this year’s Peace Pop Love gala was our favorite. Guests were transported back to the 60’s. The event transpired across multiple spaces culminating with a blow-out bash in Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory featuring South Carolina’s Power 2 Party band. As always, the […]

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Featured Artist – FatPocket

Today we’re featuring FatPocket, a 10-piece party band featuring razor sharp rhythms, hot horns and powerhouse vocals. Having received virtually all available accolades (Knot Best of Weddings, 2-time Riverfront Times Best Cover Band, 2-time St. Louis Magazine A-List Party Band of the Year and more), FatPocket continues to play dozens of weddings, corporate events, clubs, […]

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