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GCE Employee Spotlight: Annie Criner Eifler

What path led you to work at Gulf Coast Entertainment?A: I grew up around music all my life. Susie [Criner, co-owner of GCE and mother to Annie] has worked in the music industry for more than 35 years, founding Gulf Coast Entertainment and opening and booking Houston’s live music venues, Rockefeller’s and The Fabulous Satellite […]

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GCE Wedding Spotlight: Brennin & Will

One of our most memorable and over-the-top gorgeous weddings came to us from Christine Hoffer and her amazing team at Belle of the Ball. Bride and groom Brennin and Will knew the kind of music they wanted, so we were thrilled to help secure the nationally-touring and regional groups, and coordinate the musical details for this […]

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Junior League of Houston Charity Ball 2016

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!! When the Junior League of Houston volunteers called on the GCE team to present entertainment options for their 2016 Charity Ball, a three-night NOLA-themed affair in February 2016, we jumped on the chance to support such a worthy cause and meaningful event, which went on to raise more than $900,000.What […]

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GCE Wedding Spotlight: Meredith & Anson

When the time finally comes to start planning a wedding, a bride can’t help but to play through scenes from the 1991 classic movie “Father of the Bride”.  Millions laughed and related as America’s most perfect family stumbles through the emotions of planning a “small wedding at home”. The wedding of course turns out to be […]

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That Other Little Band From Texas

Howdy, Friends! This week we’ll be starting a series of Band Spotlights on the GCE blog. One of the best parts about this job is getting to work with so many talented musicians from around the country.  For our first Band Spotlight we are featuring a fantastic trio out of Austin called The Octanes.  The […]

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Watch Out YouTube, We’re Here!

Following the launch of our new website, Gulf Coast Entertainment is thrilled to introduce to you our new YouTube page as well! We have posted a variety of videos of our favorite regional and national bands that we would love for you to check out. Whether you are looking for a big party band or […]

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GCE Wedding Spotlight: Cassie & John

Our sweet bride Cassie came to us along with Emily Moise of Keely Thorne Events, with a very clear vision of what she was wanting for her wedding. Put simply in her words, A GIANT PARTY!  With such a fun family we knew we needed to suggest very unique and memorable musical entertainment that was […]

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This Band is Too Big! This Room is too Small! This Band is Just Right!

So, you’ve found the perfect band and the perfect venue, but are they two great tastes that don’t go great together? Yes… That’s a thing.Will the band stand fit in the venue? Can the band physically get their equipment into the venue? What if they are too loud? These are all questions that should be […]

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Are you sure there’s enough power?

In our earlier blog post, “Why use a booking agent,” we touched on how important it is to pay attention to power requirements for your selected entertainer. In this week’s post, we will dive a little deeper into what can be an intimidating concept and try to demystify the question: will there be enough power for […]

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A few of our Favorite Event Venues in the Houston Area

Choosing a venue can be one of the toughest decisions you will make for your big event.Many clients ask us if we have suggestions for the best venues in the Houston area, and we are always happy to offer some of our favorites, based on the decades of experience we have in coordinating entertainment in these […]

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