RECAP: IMF Annual Spring Meetings in Washington, DC

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Each Spring, thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, and invited participants from the academia and private sectors, gather in Washington, DC for the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group.  Entertainment Exchange provided a carefully curated selection of entertainment that fit into their Annual Spring Meetings program.
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Entertainment Exchange provided specialized dance troupes that performed Persian and Azerbaijani dances during the midday break at the entrance of their Headquarters where a temporary cafe had been setup for breaks.  We also provided a trio of musicians that played a variety of globally influenced jazz music.

The mid-day break allowed time for attendees to decompress and network.   During this break, attendees were exposed to entertainment from different cultures.  Entertainment Exchange dancers performed traditional Persian and Azerbaijani dances in authentic ensembles. This incredibly talented dance troupe of women perform these dances from nations throughout this area to preserve the history and culture from these regions.  In many areas of this region dance is now forbidden in public.  This dance troupe is keeping traditions from these regions alive.

To learn more about the entertainment that we provided for this event, or to find out what Entertainment Exchange can provide for your next event, contact us at (301) 986-4640 or toll free (888) 986-4640. 


WeddingWire 5-Star Review for Free Spirit

Great way to start out our Wednesday!


5-Star Review on WeddingWire talking about their wonderful experience with Free Spirit  - “There is no doubt that if we ever need a band again, we will get Free Spirit. They are the best!” 

EE 4.12 Review



Spotlight: DJ Neekola


“Music is such a powerful tool. The best way to use this power is to promote good messages, such as having fun, dancing, and positive attitude with the best beats and lyrics I can find as well as create myself. This positivity, enthusiasm, and good spirit comes from within and is recognized by those on the dance floor, and in turn I am rewarded by happy faces, pumping fists and dancing feet.”  -DJ Neekola

DJ Neekola is an internationally ranked DJ who is based out of the Washington, DC area and has had residencies at clubs in DC, NYC, Miami, Ibiza, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Dominican Republic, and Buenos Aires.


Currently ranked by The DJ List, she has built an outstanding reputation for driving dance floors wild around the world. She is in high demand for some of the hottest spots nationwide, and is regularly booked for festivals and large events around the world.

Neekola is humble, when asked what the highlights of her career to this point have been she says,  “Performing for the Swiss soccer team in Ibiza, Spain, Seenachfest in Switzerland, XM Radio sessions on The Move, and HotBoat in Strasburg, France”.  She leaves out the fact that she has performed with artists like Robbie Rivera, Steve Aoki, DJ AM, Samantha Ronson, Serge Devant, and Steve Smooth (to name just a few).

Her music selection varies based on the crowd and the type of event. She has extensive experience performing for nightclubs, weddings, corporate events, fundraisers and political events from Top 40, old school, mash ups, house, and her own mixes that she has created as a producer. Her experience ensures that not only will you receive the absolute best in the world, but a unique experience that will set your event apart.

To schedule a showcase with DJ Neekola, contact Entertainment Exchange at (888) 986-4640.


Wedding Wire 5 Star Review for DJ Mike V

We are so very proud of our 5-star rating on Wedding Wire and we would not be where we are without all of our amazing DJ’s, Bands, Entertainment and more.  We couldn’t wait to share the latest 5-star review with you raving about how great DJ Mike V was at a recent wedding.  When a review starts out with the word ‘awesome’, you know the client’s had a great experience!



Free Spirit Featured in Style Me Pretty


Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding

SMP Media Blog Post


{As told by Style Me Pretty} These two have the cutest story.  Seriously… this is one of those romances that deserves a big screen rendition starring Reese Witherspoon and (insert dapper actor here).  It’s that good, people.  And their seaside wedding?  Well, that would be the uber-romantic ending, with gorgeous florals from Amy Wilkins, the planning skills of Kari Rider and magical moments courtesy of Katie Pegher.  See them here.

Congratulations Andrea and Paul! You can view the rest of their beautiful story HERE.

It was a pleasure to work with the following vendors on this gorgeous wedding: Photography: Katie Pegher | Videography: Blue Sky Films | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier | Floral Design:Amy Wilkins | Invitations: Elum | Rings: Ascot Diamonds | Bridesmaids Dresses: Eli Tahari | Event Planning: Kari Rider | Hair And Makeup: Shanna Beisel | Grooms Attire: Alexander Nash | Grooms Shoes: Del Toro | Bride’s Purse: Jimmy Choo | Brides And Bridesmaids Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Ceremony And Cocktail Hour Music: Keltia | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club | First Look Videographer: Cecile Davis | Groomsmen Attire: Bonobos | International Recording Artist: Nathan Pacheco | Paper Goods: Michele Pentecost | Photography – Assistance: Erin Wheeler | Priest Officiant:Father Michael Kelley | Rabbi Officiant: Rabbi Block | Reception Band: Free Spirit | Rolls Royce Getaway Car: Her Majesty’s Service | Transportation: Extraordinar Limousine