by By Jonathan Vatner | June 22, 2009

Koto societyIf the event budget doesn't permit professional entertainers, reach out to the local community of students and hobbyists in the arts. Sarah Greenwood of Greenwood Marketing Strategies once paid just $300 to the Washington Toho Koto Society ( to bring in a number of kimono-clad musicians to an event. She also recommends reaching out to conservatories to find students looking for gigs.