Become a Patron | Arts and Entertainment

Freshwater Events is the leading provider of high value entertainment in the Great Lakes Region. We accomplish this in partnership with you! 


The cost of providing professional entertainment is increasing (repairs/replacements, transportation, promotion, communication, and operations).

  • Professional regional entertainment: $50 to $100+ per hour per musician (Four person band for two hours $400 minimum).
  • Professional Audio Engineer: $60 to $100 per hour per technician (while on site), plus gear rental, and transportation.
  • The cost for professional MC's $250+ and DJ's $800+.
  • Tip Online to support live entertainment in our region.

Your financial support will be used to

  • Cover the cost of providing FREE, and reduced cost, entertainment for regional non-profit fundraisers.
  • ​​Fill the pay-gap (paid directly to entertainers) when venues can't afford to pay the full price for entertainment.
  • ​To assist with the out-of-pocket costs of managing entertainment.
  • I can absolutely spare a couple of dollars to help support live entertainment in our region.

In return we'd like to show our appreciation for your support

Purveyors of fine arts and entertainment have always relied upon the support of Patrons to survive and thrive.

In appreciation, Freshwater Events is offering a variety of inducements: CHECK OUT OUR INCENTIVES

​Everything we do, we do for you.

Please visit our Patreon page and help keep entertainment alive in the Great Lakes: CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE