Best of 2016: The Review (continued)
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Best Act:

The touring act or halftime show that excels in providing quality entertainment for your fans. Touring acts, halftime acts and non-mascot performers are considered. Consider drawing power, entertainment quality, cooperation of the act, ability of act to promote appearances, added media exposure for team, act innovation and value.

Winner: Red Panda

She's back! After taking a hiatus for more than a year the incredibly popular Red Panda Acrobat is back to claim her throne atop the Entertainment Act world.  The world-famous unicycling bowl flipping act never disappoints and behind-the-scenes Rong (Krystal) Niu is the sweetest easiest act you will ever work with.

This is the fifth time Red Panda has topped out Panelist's list at the Best of winner.

Honorable Mention: Christian/Scooby and Cameron Hughes

Christian and Scooby have quickly built a good base of NBA teams who love their show.  Fans love the interplay, and they have found a way to constantly tweak and adapt their show so even fans who have seen the show before will be surprised and delighted each time.  

Cameron Hughes (frequent guest on the podcast) continues to stand up and stand out as a real innovator who excels at getting your crowd more into your show....much MORE.  His ridiculous dancing and inflection energy unleashes fan passion and the results are unmistakable.  People get loud.  While he's not a traditional halftime act (since he just works in the stands) some teams are unsure how it will work, but as more an more teams and events across the world have just does.  

Past Winners:

Listen to the Best of 2016 Audio Round Table discussing all the categories and winners with out panel of Cudo, Walker, Carter and Hill. Podcast - December 2016

2016 Category Page

Entertainment Group - Game Night Promotion - Contest/Promotion 
Mascot - Act - Introductions - Team Operations

Also on

Find all the great touring acts along with industry vendors on the Act and Vendor Page Listings. Many acts have dynamically expanding pages with photos and video, and all the acts and vendors have contact information available. Find your next great touring act on

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