As we found in our Top 10 Gig Requests post, children’s entertainment does quite well on GigMasters. Balloon Twister was the most popular category on GigMasters this past year, while Face Painter, Clown and Costumed Character all rank among the most requested. Our event type “Birthday Party (Children)” got over 40,000 gig requests alone in 2011.
So, what does this mean for performers? We’re not suggesting that you change your category (maybe we are), but you should at least consider expanding your fan base to be more kid-friendly. Of course, if you’re a Heavy Metal Band, this is not for you. But if you’re say, an Acoustic Guitarist, you may want to watch Yo Gabba Gabba for some inspiration.
Here are some notable kids party entertainers on GigMasters who have a way of getting gigs. You may want to browse their profiles to get some ideas flowing...
Face Painting Is Fun!
Location: Yonkers, New York
Categories: Face Painting, Balloon Twister, Body Painting
Booking stats: 73 gigs, 42 reviews
Lil’ Star Parties
Location: Studio City, California
Categories: Costumed Character, Balloon Twister, Princess Party, and more
Booking stats: 336 gigs, 170 reviews
Bigred Balloon Art & Entertainment
Location: Los Angeles, California
Categories: Balloon Twister, Caricaturist, Juggler, Puppet Shows, and more
Booking stats: 132 gigs, 85 reviews
Very Much The Clown
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Categories: Clown, Balloon Twister, Face Painting, Magician, and more
Booking stats: 186 gigs, 85 reviews
And we understand if you don’t want to interfere with your current membership. For example, a Cover Band that does different types of shows for adults and kids. That's why we've made it easy to create an additional membership at half the price. Just login to your control panel, and follow the link that says “50% off additional membership.”
Oh and by the way, we just added Bubble Party as a new category! So feel free to update that as one of your categories, if you offer that. If you have any questions, contact GigMasters anytime. We also recommend these video tutorials to help you get more gigs!