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Special Guest - Hire LIVE Entertainment on demand.

Special Guest makes it simple for anyone, anywhere to hire LIVE entertainment on demand via mobile and web apps. If you are a wedding planner, a corporate event planner, a bar / restaurant / nightclub owner, a Mom looking to hire talent for a kid's birthday party, or just someone looking to hire an entertainer to perform at your office or dinner party - Special Guest can connect you with LIVE musicians, bands, comedians, DJ's, celebrity lookalikes and impersonators, clowns, murder mystery hosts, dancers, cultural entertainment, sword swallowers, fire eaters, snake charmers, wedding officiants, photographers, caricature artists, body and face painters, instrumentalists, Mariachi bands, Irish Step Dancers, and more.

We think the traditional talent booking process is overly complex and favors managed talent. Special Guest democratizes the process by providing an A to Z solution that facilitates discovery and handles the entire booking process, including scheduling, agreement, communication, ratings / reviews, and payment.

We are also dedicated to redefining where and how LIVE entertainment is experienced by making it affordable and easy to hire LIVE entertainers to perform in your home, backyard, kid's party, office happy hour, Bar / Bat Mitzvah, dinner party, community event, or at your favorite local restaurant serenading you and your wife to your wedding song on your 5th wedding anniversary. How do we do this? (1) Download the app, (2) Discover and select a LIVE entertainer, (3) Book the gig, (4) Experience LIVE entertainment. It's that easy!

• Terms of service: http://specialguestapp.com/terms-of-service/
• Privacy policy: http://specialguestapp.com/privacy

If you are an entertainer and would like help optimizing your profile please contact us at help@specialguestapp.com.

What’s New

Version 1.0.38

Various Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Amy Blackwell ,

Giving it a shot.

The app seems great. I just signed up, but the one negative thing I noticed is that, for most entertainers, rates are very varied depending on so many things. Only offering an hourly rate option for performers to display on the app isn’t good. It should either be left up for negotiation with clients or a range should be available. Thanks for listening and I hope to see what the app can do.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback Amy! If you'd like some recommendations on how to successfully price you can call one of our talent buyers at 877-81-TALENT or email us at support@specialguestapp.com. Once a buyer attempts to book you there is an opportunity to finalize exact payment amount. We intend to include a "flat payment" option in the future, but we've found that the flat fee is often not what a buyer wants to use if they want to book for a limited or extended amount of time. What we recommend to talent is to estimate your average performance (i.e. 2 hours) and price (i.e. $1,000) and make your hourly rate accordingly (i.e. $500 per hour).

Tessa Showes ,

Hopefully this is a start.

I have always aspire to become an actress. What can I say? I’m a serial dreamer. Being from a city where acting talent is often over looked— Cincinnati and a world full of scammers that all created this fear of me trying new platforms. I wondered if relocating would increase auditioning chancing. Hopefully this app can assist me with getting gigs, starting my portfolio and potentially landing roles with bigger company’s before having to move to California, New York etc. All in all this idea is great and thank you for thinking about people like me that don’t know where to start or have opportunity. Just like the Wayans family I’ll create my opportunity. Thank you for this!

Perilously ,

Needs Improvement. Could Be Better.

The app only allows you to search in the area you are in currently and does not allow you the option to search in areas you are willing to travel 😐... This was a poor oversight on production's behalf because, as many know, talent travels and the option to look for connections in areas you travel to should have been standard. There is nothing currently available in my home base area (Atlanta), which is disturbing because the music and movie industry here is pretty thick. It makes me feel as though the research has not been done to give information on talent seekers in my area. I'm hoping a whole load of updates come very soon.

Developer Response ,

Perilously - Atlanta Rocks!!!! We are currently only LIVE in Los Angeles and parts of the Northeast (Philly / NYC). We are extremely excited by an Atlanta launch in the near future and appreciate your feedback!


Damon Wayans Jr.
119.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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