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Entertainment Showcase

Calling all Entertainers! FFEA is currently accepting applications for acts to perform for our 300+ event professionals during the Annual Convention & Tradeshow. This is your opportunity to showcase your talent in person to entertainment buyers throughout the state.

What are Entertainment Showcases?

Entertainment Showcases are opportunities for Performers to “showcase” their talents to over 300 attendees representing events, festivals and fairs as well as industry suppliers and sponsors. The acts that are selected to perform will have dedicated time slots to grab the attention of the participants – a great way to increase the chances of being booked!

The Entertainment Showcases Committee is seeking a wide variety of unique performances – music, dance, visual and novelty acts.

When are the Entertainment Showcases?

The Entertainment Showcases will held during the FFEA Annual Convention and Trade Show from August 18-20, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL. Performances are generally 15-20 minutes in length and scheduled during times where attendees are seated at or near the stages.

Who attends the FFEA Convention?

FFEA attendees represent over 3,500 festivals & events produced in the state of Florida and the average event spends $45,000 on Live Acts. Our members include Cities, Non-Profit Organizations, Chambers of Commerce, Independent Planners and Tourism Agencies who produce Art Festivals, Food & Wine Events, Sporting Events, Music Festivals, Fairs, Holiday Events, Parades and Community Festivals. For more details on who our members are click here.

Investment & Benefits

Feature Showcase

The feature showcase is either roving throughout the event or on an 8x12 stage on the tradeshow floor with lounge seating for attendees.

Member Rate Non-Member Rate

VIDEO SHOWCASE - limited spaces available

  • 2 Minute Video Played on TV screens once during one of the following events – Opening Reception, Tradeshow Happy Hour, Tradeshow Luncheon, Hospitality After Hours (no live performance)
  • Featured You-Tube link in mobile event app
  • Listing with logo and contact info in info in mobile app and website
  • Collateral materials placed at Stage and on Table near Registration
  • One promoted post on FFEA Social Media page featuring video

$125 $225

LIVE PERFORMANCE

  • 15 minute Live Performance on Tradeshow stage during one of the following events - Opening Reception, Tradeshow Happy Hour, Tradeshow Luncheon, Hospitality After Hours
  • Contact list for all attendees
  • Featured You-Tube link in mobile event app
  • Listing with logo and contact info included on mobile app and event website
  • Collateral materials placed at Stage and on Table near Registration
  • One promoted post on FFEA Social Media page featuring video

$150 $250

LIVE PERFORMANCE + EXHIBIT BOOTH

  • Everything from Live Performance list above plus…
  • Full Convention Registration and networking access for one individual including all luncheons, receptions, hospitality suite and workshops
  • 10x10 Pipe and Drape Exhibit Booth on Tradeshow Floor for Entire Convention

$650 $800


Premier Showcase

The premier showcase is on a 24x36 stage with 2 video walls, full production
and a seated audience of 300.
Only 5 spots available for Live Performances.

Member Rate Non-Member Rate

VIDEO SHOWCASE - limited spaces available

  • 2 Minute Video Played during Opening Session or Awards Lunch (no live performance)
  • Featured You-Tube link in mobile event app
  • Listing with logo and contact info in info in mobile app and website
  • Collateral materials placed at Stage and on Table near Registration
  • One promoted post on FFEA Social Media featuring video

$150 $250

LIVE PERFORMANCE

  • 20 minutes for full stage performance
  • Contact list for all attendees
  • Featured You-Tube link in mobile event app
  • Listing with logo and contact info included on mobile app and event website
  • Collateral materials placed at Stage and on Table near Registration
  • One promoted post on FFEA Social Media featuring video

$300 $450

LIVE PERFORMANCE + EXHIBIT BOOTH

  • Everything from Live Performance list above plus…
  • Full Convention Registration and networking access for one individual including all luncheons, receptions, hospitality suite and workshops
  • 10x10 Pipe and Drape Exhibit Booth on Tradeshow Floor for Entire Convention

$750 $950


*Agencies who are exhibiting and represent multiple acts who are selected to showcase will pay the intial investment listed above for the first act and an additional $50 for roving acts and $100 for stage acts for each act above the first one.

**Video showcase can be added to Live Performance Acts who are also exhibiting for an additional $100

***Exhibit booth includes registration for one individual. Each additional registration is $395.



Important Details

  • Applications must be submitted online by March 13, 2020.
  • The application fee is $10 per act submitted and nonrefundable. All applications fees MUST be paid by at the time of application or the act will be removed from consideration.
  • Application includes links for a YouTube video performance (required) and Social Media Links (optional).
  • Acceptance notifications and performance times, set-up details, etc. will be emailed in late April.
  • If accepted, the artist or artist’s agency is responsible for the showcase / exhibit fees due by May 15.
  • Exhibit fees do not include electric access at the booth, however it may be purchased for an additional fee.
  • A waiting list will be maintained in the event there is a cancellation. If cancellations are received in writing before 5 pm on June 6, 2020 we will refund your registration fee, less a $75 processing fee due to actual hard costs incurred by FFEA. There will be NO refunds under ANY circumstance on or after June 7, 2020, as FFEA will commit to your attendance to the host venues and host destination at that time. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
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