At Arlen Music Productions, we often hear the question, “Do you travel?”, and the answer is a resounding, “Yes!”
Not only do we perform outside of Chicagoland, we also handle all of the logistics related to travel. Our office books flights and hotel accommodations, arranges ground transportation, and coordinates with local vendors. We make travel incredibly easy and hassle-free for our clients, which allows them to focus on the important part – having a great party! From Las Vegas, Nevada to Des Moines, Iowa, here are a few highlights from 2013!
The Ken Arlen Orchestra rang in the New Year at the Bellagio in Las Vegas for the 7th consecutive year. As in past years, the Orchestra created customized music for 5 exciting production numbers, which featured dancers performing show-stopping choreography. This year, the band was situated behind a “rain curtain,” a specialized screen made of water that projected various designs throughout the evening!
While the Ken Arlen Orchestra was making a splash (literally!) in Las Vegas, Indigo played an elegant New Year’s Eve wedding at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, TX. The band kept the dance floor packed until 3:00AM, with only a short break for a featured performance by Jim Brickman, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and pianist!
In February, the Ken Arlen Orchestra returned to Des Moines, IA for the BRAVO Awards Gala. This year had a jam-packed program including a troupe of Irish dancers and an opera performance. Once the Ken Arlen Orchestra began, the dance floor was never empty!
March was a very busy month for Indigo. The band played for the Speed Art Museum Ball in Louisville, KY for the second consecutive year, and the following week, they flew to Denver, CO for a fundraiser benefiting National Jewish Health.
This summer, our newest piece band Skyline performed at the Blue Dress Barn in Benton Harbor, Michigan and the historical Terrace Hill in Des Moines, Iowa. We are proud to report that in its first year, Skyline will perform 40+ events and is starting to make a presence nationwide.
In July, Front of House performed for a beautiful beachside wedding in Anguilla! The band had quite an exciting travel experience, as it required them to fly to St. Maartan and then take a ferry across the Caribbean to Anguilla! There wasn’t a single complaint about the transit time, though – check out the pictures, and you’ll see why!
We look forward to many more successful events in 2013, wherever they may be!