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Since 1993, Good Times Entertainment has provided the entertainment for over one million satisfied people. A Member In Good Standing with the CPDJA (Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association) & the Bridal Network, Good Times is a professionally run, full time booking agency and entertainment company.

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What Is Good Times?

Good Times is an entertainment company and booking agency that strives to provide the utmost in quality music and entertainment options for weddings, corporate events and private functions of all sizes and styles.

How long have you been in business?

Good Times celebrated its 20th year of doing business in Canada in 2013. It currently serves Western Canada out of its western head office in Calgary and satellites in Banff & BC, and serves Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan out of its eastern head office in Winnipeg.

How far will you travel?

In Western Canada, we travel throughout Southern Alberta & BC. Travel charges (and maybe accommodations) will apply depending on locations and distance travelled. Most of our entertainers and disc jockeys are based in Calgary & Banff or surrounding areas. If your event is taking place elsewhere from these locations, please contact us and we’ll let you know if we serve that area.

Do you offer a contract or written agreement?

Absolutely. Our contract is straightforward and written in plain English so that you can understand the terms before signing. It is signed by both parties and offers you a high level of protection and dependability. With the contract you can be assured that there will be no hidden extra charges or surprises at your event. The signed contract and deposit officially reserves your date, and we give you your own copy for your records. If you have any questions or concerns about the terms, just ask!

Is tipping or a gratuity required?

By no means is tipping mandatory or expected. We charge a professional rate for a professional service. This means you won’t see a tip jar on our table, nor will you be billed for an additional gratuity over-and-above your package cost. Our entertainers and DJs often receive a tip for doing a great job, but you are under no obligation to do so.

Should we feed the DJ?

If we are providing background music for your cocktail and/or dinner periods, we’ll often be at your event for nine or ten hours when set-up and tear-down time is considered. Because most venues do not allow us to bring our own food or drink, we ask that a meal be provided for your disc jockey/entertainer if you have us booked during dinner.

Is setup time included in your price?

You never have to pay for regular setup or takedown time. We typically arrive an hour prior to our contracted start time, but it’s on our own time! The same applies for takedown time after your event. However, if your event requires a set-up earlier in the day or the evening before, additional charges will apply.

Can we choose the styles of music or specific songs to be played at our event?

You’ll be amazed at how flexible we are when it comes to music selection! Regarding music categories and your tastes, we supply all of our clients with our Event Planning Guide where we encourage our clients to ‘check’ or ‘hi-light’ categories of music they want to hear, or believe their guests would enjoy. As for specific song titles, we will happily play your musical choices.

We’ve had clients that have chosen almost every song for their event and others that have left the music selection completely up to us. Our recommendation is for you to provide us with a list of “play if possible” songs. This will leave plenty of room for requests from your guests, plus our selections based on reading the crowd and how people are responding to the atmosphere. You may also stipulate that we not take requests from you guests. If you decide to chose your own music, understand that due to the length of the average song, we are usually limited to 15-18 songs per hour (or 60-72 songs over the course of a typical four hour dance).

What if we want a song that you don’t have?

While our music libraries contain the widest variety of danceable hits from the 40’s & 50’s all the way to today, it’s likely you may have a few unique requests or AVLA restricted songs that are not in our repertoire. In this case, we would be more than happy to play your legal CD(s) or songs from your MP3 (or similar) device. As you’re making your request list, simply indicate which songs you’ll be providing. Please note that we ask for any “must play” songs or requests to be provided by you in case we don’t have them or if they are restricted by licensing regulations. To ensure compatibility, you should bring your CDs/US sticks/iPODs/MP3 players prior to the start of the event and collect them at the end. (CDs must be in “audio” or .wav format only, not MP3, and should be tested in a regular CD player to ensure they play on our systems).

Do you hang any banners or other advertisements?

Absolutely not. We pride ourselves on being classy! While we appreciate referral business, we feel our services speak for themselves. We will not hang any banners or set out promotional material at your event, nor will we put any brochures on the dinner tables. The extent of our “advertising” is keeping business cards in our pockets that guests can ask for at any time.

Who will be our Disc Jockey/MC/Entertainer?

That depends on you! We always match clients with the most suitable DJ or entertainer based on your musical stylings and tastes, and depending on which music package you choose. Once you return your completed questionnaire to us or fill out our online event planning guide, we will use that information to ‘match you up’ with the best-suited disc jockey or entertainer. Once assigned, your DJ or entertainer will contact you to review details about your function and provide assistance to you and other professionals hired for your event. (Good Times happily provides a complimentary, initial consultation at any time.) Additional, pre-event consultations may be subject to a nominal fee. A free consultation can be made available with Platinum & Plus packages that are booked with special circumstances (eg. out-of-town bookings). Diamond packages include pre-event, in-person consultations & planning assistance.

What is the deposit and when is the final payment due?

That depends on the service booked. For live entertainment or variety acts, a 50% deposit is typically required with the balance due 90 days beforehand. Some acts will require full payment or compensation for early cancellations. Please see our Variety Acts section.

For DJ packages,  Good Times asks for a minimum $250 deposit and a signed contract to reserve your date. The remaining balance is due at least seven days prior to your event date. (Payment plans can also be easily set-up.) Good Times will gladly accept your personal or certified cheque, money order, cash or Visa, Mastercard or AMEX payment.

How early should we book?

Simply put…the sooner the better! Many of the most popular dates (Summer long-weekends and Saturdays in June, July & especially August) can and do book as early as one year in advance. Our suggestion is to be prepared to sign a contract as early as 8-12 months before. Depending on availability, some dates remain open until the month before. So if you’re planning an event for next month, it’s worth it to check our availability.

Are your rates negotiable?

Our rates are based on our cost of doing business as well as the value we place on the job. We take all events seriously and attend to each in a professional manner. We’re confident you will find our prices to be exceptionally competitive, especially during promotional periods where discounts are offered on certain packages. If our prices are a bit more than you planned to spend, just remember the old saying “you get what you pay for.” When you book our services, you’re not only paying for incredible entertainment, you’re paying for peace of mind.

Are you a member of any professional organizations?

We’re a proud member of numerous organizations that promote professionalism and ethics in the entertainment and business industry, such as the the CPDJA (Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association) and The Bridal Network. Our music and media is licensed by CONNECT, formerly the Audio Video Licensing Agency (AVLA).

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