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The night we worked for Javier Colon in Fairfield Connecticut

March 20th 2017 was just hands down, AWESOME. Just a couple short weeks ago, we got a message from Season 1 Winner from The Voice, Javier Colon. Javier was performing for the Unquowa Repatory Theater last night at Penfield Pavillion in Fairfield, CT with their fundraiser and had asked us to help with providing audio services. And OF COURSE, when Javier calls, you go.

But not for the sake of notoriety or fame. Even with all of his success, Javier is still a good person through and through and an absolute pleasure to work for. When your face ends up on the national stage and you perform for millions a TV show, it can change you. It can really get to your head. But with Javier, it was different. He’s still a normal guy. A family man with a house and a dog who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty.

That was my first impression of Javier when I met him last year at the CT Community Foundation scholarship awards banquet in Watertown at the Grand Oak Villa. And today, as I write this, that impression still resonates. Watching Javier in an intimate concert in Fairfield changes you as a performer. It makes you want to push yourself to be better. His performance last night was very moving and gave you the chills if you were in the room.

Last night was a special night because Javier will be performing in the Unquowa Repatory Theatre’s production of Big River. In addition to being a phenomenal songwriter and musician, he also has deep roots in the theater. We were treated to a sneak peek of one of the songs from Big River as well as an impromptu performance of “Maria” from West Side Story.

The take away from last night’s performance was something I’ll never forget and I can wait to work with him again.

Check out his performance from last night’s show.

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Grand Oak Villa Bridal Open House 2017

Grand Oak Villa in Watertown is having their annual open house on Thursday March 23rd from 6-8pm. This is a much more intimate affair than previous shows. Come visit us and enjoy mouth watering cuisine and check out all that Grand Oak Villa has to offer. There will be a wedding band giveaway as well as a limo giveaway that night so you DEFINITELY need to take advantage of this great event!

For more information, visit www.thegrandoakvilla.com

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Pryme Tyme & The Reach Foundation. It’s about people helping people.

2016 was a tremendous year for us at Pryme Tyme Entertainment. We were blessed with so many wonderful clients and events this year. It seemed as if the phone wouldn’t stop ringing. And for that, we thank you. But with good fortune comes great responsibility. From the very beginning, we’ve partnered up with some great non-profits both national and local to help our community. For many companies, it’s an opportunity to promote their business, but for us… It’s all about people helping people.

The last 2 weeks have been some of the most rewarding weeks of my career. We followed the REACH FOUNDATION to 4 Target stores in South Windsor, Enfield, Southington, and Milford at the Connecticut Post Mall for their SHOP WITH A COP campaign. We provided photo booth services for the Reach Foundation and their guests of honor and sponsoring officers were treated to a photo with Santa that they could take home to commemorate this wonderful event.

The children that were a part of this are disadvantaged youth that could use a hand and we were happy to answer the call. When it comes to our youth, there is nothing better than putting a smile on a child’s face. Most of these youngsters were completely selfless and weren’t shopping for themselves but looking for presents for their siblings and family. It’s really a humbling experience to see the good in people at work.

So many wonderful people came to these events including Reach Foundation Founder and owner of Crazy Bruce’s liquors, Mark Wilson, Dr. William Petit of the Petit Foundation, Miss Connecticut 2016, Tiffany Teixeira and more!

Check out some of the great photos from this event courtesy of Mike Connolly at www.TheReachFoundation.org

Thank you to the Reach Foundation for giving us the opportunity to serve our communities! We look forward to a continued partnership in the years to come!

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Holiday Party at Hawks Landing Country Club

If you thought you needed to have 10,000 employees to have a holiday party, you’d be wrong. Come and join us on Friday December 16th at Hawks Landing Country Club for their annual Small Business Holiday Party! This is a great opportunity for small businesses who may not have the capital to throw a big gala and still want to celebrate the holidays with their team. Guests can expect to enjoy many tasty selections, a full top shelf open bar with dancing to follow. It’s a great night so be sure to tell a friend and head over to Hawks!!! For more information visit www.hawkslandingcc.com

Pryme Tyme remembers Prince

2016 has been a hard year in the entertainment industry. We have lost many legendary talents this year and in the last decade. One of a kind entertainers that will never be replaced. But this one really hurts.

Prince Rogers Nelson was one of a kind. His rock/funk/pop infused music was simply magical. In looking at the current state of music, there is very little quality musicianship to choose from. And with that, it is getting more and more difficult to find music that really packs a punch much like Prince’s did.

My first experience with Prince was in the 90’s. Well after his highest sold record Purple Rain hit the shelves. I was watching MTV (yes, when they actually played music) and heard “Cream” Not only was the music catchy but the video was pretty easy on the eyes as well. I remember the vibrant colors, deep in the pocket drum track, and playful guitar along with his sultry voice as one of the most memorable tracks of all time. It had everything that a song should to move and groove a dancefloor. Not too over the top but very full and tasteful.

But more than just this song, I remember the image ingrained in my head of his anything but watered down style. His signature yellow guitar didn’t just hang between his knees as he strummed along. It was a part of his body and moved with him. Prince had such amazing soul when he rocked out a solo and embellished his vocal parts. His appearance in general was anything but ordinary. He was in a league of his own. A quirky, sexual, creative genius with a hair style that rivaled Little Richard.

It was after my shock and awe Cream experience that I went to a wedding with my family as a child and I remember at 10 years old what the DJ played to get people dancing. It was the time of Def Leppard, Billy Idol, and Stevie B. And even though all 3 of them got people dancing, it wasn’t until Let’s go Crazy came on that the floor erupted. It was the first time I experienced anything like it and one of the things that shed some light on what I wanted to do when I grew up. I enjoyed the reaction so much that I couldn’t help but dance along.

And who could ever forget the BEST Batman movie ever made with Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton? And who better than Prince to provide the sound track. The erie and very torqued soundtrack was right up Prince’s alley and much different than his funk and pop music offerings. This proved once again just how diverse of a musician and producer he really was.

All in all, Prince was a gift to music. We will be honoring his music in the next few events that we do and I am sure that just like the wedding I went to at 10 years old, the floor will once again be moving to the groove of the purple one more time.

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Connecticut Community Foundation at Aria

Connecticut Community Foundation at Aria

This past Wednesday, we were invited to help the Connecticut Community Foundation celebrate and empower women in our community. It was a wonderful event with a powerful message.

The Connecticut Community Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds to assist the citizens of the greater Waterbury and Litchfield County area. Everything from meals on wheels and funding for handicap access for the disabled and elderly to the womens fund and beyond. But on this occasion, we were rasing awareness and funding for the women’s fund which helps disadvantaged women and youth grow and prosper by putting them in touch with programs such as the YWCA and work programs that eventually lead to careers.

Following some mingling and a delightful dinner service at Aria, the stories of many young women were told and thanks were given to the many women who were influential role models to their individual successes.

Our services for the event included live audio for guest speakers as well as music during dinner service as well as audiovisual services for the short film shown at the event as part of our events production and live audio offerings.

For the past 5 years, it has been a great honor and pleasure to help the Connecticut Community Foundation with their continued mission to help others and be a good neighbor in the community. Congratulations to all of the women who have grown to become such an inspiration to many.

Katerina’s Sweet 16 Party

Last night, we headed up to the Pond House Grille in Glastonbury, CT for Katerina’s Sweet 16 Party. Despite the blizzard like conditions, everyone wade it safely. After a white knuckle ride up to Glastonbury, we beat our setup record. With just an hour to spare, we had the entire ballroom at the Pond House uplit in purple, a color changing, cascading waterfall, dancing under the stars, and audio ready to go for when guests arrived. PHEW!

60 of Katerina’s family and closest friends danced the night away with an eclectic mix covering several decades of music. The Funtastic Photo Booth was a big hit as guests dressed up in their favorite charachters for a fun photo. Check out some of the pix from last night’s Sweet 16.

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Connecticut Bridal Shows this weekend

Connecticut Bridal Shows this weekend

Come and meet your dream team this weekend!

On Saturday January 25th we’ll be at the Riverview in Simsbury, CT for the WeddingSteps bridal show. The first 50 brides will be entered in a chance to win $25,000 towards their special day! Over 30 wedding vendors will be there!

And Sunday January 26th, we’ll be at the Torrington Country Club for ‘A Bridal Affair’. This is a smaller boutique style show with some of the best wedding vendors Litchfield county has to offer.

Come and join us and find your perfect wedding team at the Riverview and Torrington Country Club. Don’t forget to stop by the Pryme Tyme Entertainment booth and book your appointment with us! Wedding dates are going REALLY fast this year so, don’t miss this great opportunity.

We’ll see you at the show!

Hawks Landing Country Club Bridal Show

Hawks Landing Country Club Bridal Show

It’s all happening at HAWKS! Stop by and join us, Sunday January 19th from 11-3pm at Hawks Landing Country Club for the 3rd annual bridal show! There will be DJs, Florists, Bakers, Dresses, and a whole lot more. Still not sure? Pre-Register at www.hawkslandingcc.com and get your tickets FREE.

Space is limited to get your tickets TODAY! Don’t forget to stop by the Pryme Tyme Entertainment booth and meet Aaron & Mark from the DREAM TEAM! We’ll see you at the show!

You’ve got your diamond. Now you just need to find the perfect team to make your dreams come true.

The 24th Annual Aqua Turf Bridal Fun EXPO!

January 12th 2014 marks the 24th annual Aqua Turf Bridal Fun Expo. This will be our second year hosting a booth at the Aqua Turf Club’s bridal show.

It was a fantastic day! We saw many good friends and colleagues as well as TONS of BRIDES! Thank you to all who attended and stopped by the Pryme Tyme Entertainment Booth to chat with Aaron & Mark. We are really excited for the start of wedding season this year and we VERY MUCH look forward to entertaining so many wonderful couples for their once in a lifetime celebration.

Our next stop on the Bridal Show tour is HAWKS LANDING COUNTRY CLUB on January 19th. We’ll see you at the show!