We are special event entertainment experts skilled at building the perfect mood for our customers. We care deeply about delivering exceptional entertainment and special event experiences while providing you, the event planner, with peace of mind.
Over 5000 local and national events.
Whether you are a professional event planner or a bride-to-be, or your boss just turned to you and said, “Hey! You’re planning the Holiday party this year!”, you can trust us to provide the perfect entertainment for the shared experience you envision for your event.
Allow us to propose how we can help you achieve your aims for your extraordinary event by crafting the perfect fit of music or other entertainment. It starts with the quality of the questions that we ask you.
You’ll be able to count on us to care about what’s important to you and to be straight with you about what will work and what won’t work. We’ll be bringing creativity, attention to detail and hands-on involvement to your event. We are known for this, and have been for over 30 years.
We are a small shop. We love what we do because we get to choose to work with the clients and event professionals who bring heart and soul to their work. We work with the best of the best local and national artists and production people.
Lee J's degree is in Jazz Studies, Composition and Performance. He has composed, produced, recorded and performed his own original music. In 1987 he started playing piano for Special Events, then he and his wife and business partner, Valorie, created The Lee J. Howard Band. Then Lee J. Howard Music and eventually expanded into Lee J. Howard Entertainment.
This is how it happened. In 1995, Lee J and his popular Special Event band were booked up and too frequently had to turn away their regular corporate event clients. The clients began asking Lee J and Valorie to use their knowledge and expertise to add the service of consulting, booking and producing other musicians and entertainers. They carefully redesigned and set up the company to be able to provide those services with full integrity. Soon after, they won the Best Themed Entertainment Allie Award for a production enjoyed by the guests at a 1995 CNN World Report event.
Co-Founder and President
Stands for creating inspiring moods.
Co-Founder and CEO
Stands for empowering conscious relationships with clients and artists.
Assistant Account Executive and Marketing Manager
Stands for compassionate communication.
One of the ways we are unique is that we don’t exclusively represent or manage any entertainers. Why? Because we are committed to having the freedom to choose what’s best for you and your event. This was a conscious decision that we made, for your benefit.
We are grateful to have relationships with the best of the best special event resources, developed over 30 years, locally and nationally.
What We Do For Our Clients:
We have proven that we consistently deliver an exceptional customer experience in many areas, including:
Types of events include:
Event Statistics: 1987-2017
How many total events since we first started providing music in this industry in 1987?
Corporate Event Entertainment: 3,007
Weddings / Receptions: 1,107
Holiday Parties: 1,051
Charitable Events: 202
Country Club Events: 138
Community Concerts: 106
Grand Openings: 64
Rehearsal Dinners: 52
Headliners We’ve Booked Include:
Kool & the Gang, Starship, The Wood Brothers and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
We've won numerous Allie Awards from our peers, including:
Best Team Effort, Best Themed Entertainment, and Best Overall Event – The Winning Team.
Best Team Event of the Year