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Lalah Hathaway

Lalah Hathaway

$75,000$108,750
Manhattan Transfer

Manhattan Transfer

$35,000$50,750
Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux

$35,000$50,750
Macy Gray

Macy Gray

$25,000$36,250
Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett

$78,000$113,100
Lettuce

Lettuce

$35,000$50,750
Leela James

Leela James

$35,000$50,750
Lee Ritenour

Lee Ritenour

$15,000$21,750
Ledisi

Ledisi

$55,000$79,750
Michael Buble

Michael Buble

$901,899$1,307,754
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

$2,500,000$3,625,000
Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth

$100,000$145,000

Kem

$190,000$275,500

Katie Melua

$40,000$58,000
Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

$135,000$195,750
Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

$250,000$300,000
Will Downing

Will Downing

$60,000$87,000
Tower Of Power

Tower Of Power

$38,500$55,825
Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole

$75,000$108,750
Norah Jones

Norah Jones

$50,000$72,500
Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny

$55,500$80,475
Paul Anka

Paul Anka

$105,000$152,250
Pink Martini

Pink Martini

$67,000$97,150
Sergio Mendes

Sergio Mendes

$44,000$63,800
Steve Tyrell

Steve Tyrell

$25,000$36,250
Sting

Sting

$790,000$1,145,500
Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

$25,000$36,250
Joey Yung

Joey Yung

$75,000$115,000
Jacky Cheung

Jacky Cheung

$55,450$73,250

Kyla Alvarez

$15,540$23,000
Jaya

Jaya

$15,540$23,000
Juan Karlos Labajo

Juan Karlos Labajo

$7,500$15,540
Lani Misalucha

Lani Misalucha

$15,540$23,000
Chris Botti

Chris Botti

$75,000$108,750
Acoustic Alchemy

Acoustic Alchemy

$15,000$21,750
Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau

$44,000$63,800
Amos Lee

Amos Lee

$75,000$108,750
Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo

$50,000$72,500
Big Gigantic

Big Gigantic

$35,000$50,750
Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

$10,000$14,500
Black Violin

Black Violin

$10,000$14,500
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

$150,000$217,500
Bob James

Bob James

$25,000$36,250
Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin

$25,000$36,250
Boney James

Boney James

$55,000$79,750
Borgore

Borgore

$25,000$36,250
Brandford Marsalis

Brandford Marsalis

$37,750$54,738
Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Hornsby

$35,000$50,750
Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan

$80,000$116,000
Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville

$35,000$50,750
Chrisette Michele

Chrisette Michele

$35,000$50,750
Christopher Titus

Christopher Titus

$25,000$36,250
Damien Escobar

Damien Escobar

$25,000$36,250
David Sanborn

David Sanborn

$25,000$36,250
Diane Schuur

Diane Schuur

$25,000$36,250
Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves

$75,000$108,750
Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon

$35,000$50,750
George Benson

George Benson

$68,250$98,963
Gerald Albright

Gerald Albright

$35,000$50,750
Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter

$100,000$145,000
Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro

$25,000$36,250
Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

$150,000$217,500
Jill Scott

Jill Scott

$150,000$217,500
Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

$35,000$50,750
Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett

$175,000$253,750

SEG does not, nor claims to, represent any celebrity as the exclusive booking agent. Seattle Entertainment Group does not manage any celebrities listed on this website. SEG acts only as a buyer’s agent for venues, event professionals, companies and organizations to book celebrities for corporate and private events, paid commercials, casino concerts, engagements as well as other various appearances. The celebrities listed on this site are for informational purposes only and are intended as a resource for our clients to provide ideas.

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SEG does not, nor claims to, represent any celebrity as the exclusive booking agent. Seattle Entertainment Group does not manage any celebrities listed on this website. SEG acts only as a buyer’s agent for venues, event professionals, companies and organizations to book celebrities for corporate and private events, paid commercials, casino concerts, engagements as well as other various appearances. The celebrities listed on this site are for informational purposes only and are intended as a resource for our clients to provide ideas.

Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I need security for my event if I hire a celebrity?

    Yes, the celebrity may require you to hire unarmed police or private esecurity. It depends on the status of the chosen celebrity and the type of event. The artist needs protection and everyone’s reputation is in jeopardy if they are not reasonably protected. Sometimes the celebrity will bring their own bodyguard.

    Will I have to pay for the celebrity’s hotel, travel and food?

    Most of the time the celebrity will expect general food and beverage accommodations for the duration of the event. In more complex bookings, they may want to be fed from the day of arrival to the day of departure. Additionally, hotels and transportation should be provided unless a buyout is included in the offer being submitted before you book a celebrity.

    Will I get my money back after I have hired a celebrity and my event is canceled?

    If your event is canceled sometimes you can receive a refund or a credit toward future or rescheduled performance in the event of a force majeure. Other times the contract has strict cancellation terms that must be adhered to. We help you outline the cancellation terms in the negotiating process. 

    Can I hire a celebrity for an event myself?

    Anyone can hire a celebrity. You will pay more in most cases because an artist can tell if you are not familiar with the process. Always consult with a professional before you book a celebrity yourself. There is a specific process that should be followed.

    Will a celebrity prepare a speech or promote my product at the event?

    The short answer is yes. The celebrity will help promote your product and deliver a speech if that is included in the deal points when we submit the offer. A celebrity may also post the product on their social media. 

    What happens if a celebrity is late to my event?

    Sometimes flights are delayed, it’s the unfortunate part of traveling abroad. As part of the contract process, we help eliminate delays by adding a late-arrival clause that allows you to cancel the performance if an artist is late beyond a certain point. It’s not ideal and it is rarely a concern, but the good news is that you will get your deposit back and you will not be liable for the performer’s final payment.

    Can I pick which songs the celebrity performs at my event?

    You can certainly create a list of songs you want performed. The celebrity will sing or perform all of the chosen songs or as many as reasonably possibly within the appearance time paid for.

    Will a celebrity sing and perform at my private or public event?

    Absolutely, there are some requirements to be aware of if you want a musical performance, however. A celebrity may ask you to fulfill parts of their tour rider, which outlines specific types of equipment needed to execute a live performance.

    Are there any celebrities I cannot hire for my event?

    It depends, some celebrities will avoid certain political affiliations, communities or parties that may be considered a conflict of interest. We will help you determine the potential obstacles before wasting any time.

    Will the celebrity I choose take pictures with my family and friends?

    Yes, the celebrity will take pictures with you and a small group of people assuming you make time for it during their appearance. If you want a celebrity to appear for an hour, set aside 30 minutes of that time for a meet and greet, otherwise the celebrity may not stick around for longer than what’s stated in their contract.

    How much does it cost to hire a celebrity for an event?

    The cost to hire a celebrity can vary from artist to artist. Other determining factors will influence the price as well. The deal points we create on your behalf , the location of your event, and duration of appearance can heavily influence the price of a celebrity booking.

    Can you guarantee the celebrity will be hired for my event?

    In most cases, if the celebrity is available and the offer is strong, we guarantee the chosen celebrity will strongly consider the offer. Sometimes, it makes sense to have a backup plan, however, schedules change and late bookings can be risky. It’s best to have 2-3 celebrities in mind before you start the process, just in case the first is unavailable. 

    When will I have to pay the celebrity to appear at my private or public event?

    Typically an artist will be paid in two separate installments. The first payment is a deposit of 50% which is usually paid thirty to ninety days from the engagement. Sometimes the artist will require a full payment upfront, it depends on the scope of work and the notoriety of the celebrity being considered. The final payment of 50% is paid on the day of the event, unless there is a ticket reconciliation that needs to occur.

    Will the celebrity sign autographs for my team and client?

    Yes, of course. We include signed memorabilia in all of our offers (memorabilia to be provided by the venue or client).

    How long does it take to hire a celebrity for a private or public ticket event?

    It can take as much as three to four months to confirm a celebrity appearance, or two days depending on the deal points, offer and location  of your event. Start the process early – that’s our recommendation. 

    What is the process for hiring a celebrity for a private or ticket event?

    The process includes selecting the artist(s), contacting our agency, then creating deal points to include in an offer sheet. Once you have the details outlined, we can discuss the terms with the artist or manager. After the artist agrees to the deal points, a contract is signed, a deposit is made and the performance will happen before the remaining money is paid to the artist.

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