Byway Events & Entertainment!
American Chamber of Commerce

Client Testimonials

"Richard thank you for all the fun things you add to the downtown area of Palm Springs".
Janie Hughes - Palm Springs Walk of Stars

I have worked with Byway Entertainment since 1988. Richard has always been
immediate in response, reliable, professional and just all around great to work with.
Byway Events and Entertainment holds the highest standards of quality and service with
an inventory of resources that is seemingly endless. I can confidently recommend
Richard for any job in any area in which he feels his expertise would be needed or
Laurie Lund, owner
The Events Department

Having worked as an entertainer, at an entertainment agency, and now as an event
producer, I am admittedly very skeptical of MOST of the folks in this business, many of
whom time and time again have proven themselves to be opportunistic, immoral, and
sometimes flat out smarmy. Yet I find myself dialing Richard Byford’s phone number over
and over again to collaborate with him on entertainment for events of all size, theme and
style. From every angle, Richard shines: his resources and the caliber of the
entertainers he represents is always tremendous. He appreciates and embraces the
classics, while always having an eye for fresh ideas and future talent. He never shies
away from a challenge or the opportunity to try something different or unique. He is
consistently honest, ethical, and straightforward. He works alongside our team to follow
up with logistics, timing, scheduling, and details (never just – “the act will be there at
6:00pm; hope you enjoy them”). His demeanor onsite is calm and professional and he
handles even the most stressful situations with charm. It has been my honor to work with
Richard in the past, and I look forward to calling him for our next adventure.
Jessica Zipser
President / Executive Producer
Zoe Productions, Inc.

I have worked with Richard at Byway for the past 5 years and he has never failed to
make me look like a genius. I run high-end hospitality for my company's biggest trade
show each year and he has helped me put together fabulous parties literally from the
ground up. Just last year we erected a 20,000 square foot tent to host “The Charlie
Daniels Band” in the parking lot of a convention center in San Diego. From decor to
talented headliners, Byway takes care of it all.
Lisa Barenboim
Director of Human Resources, SPHR
Aviation, Power & Marine, Inc.

Richard Byford has been the Producer for our very popular “Evening Under the Stars”
gala event held annually in the Palm Springs area and termed “the jewel of the Desert”
and “The one must attend event each year” by the Desert Sun newspaper. Richard has
taken this event from a local gathering to a Hollywood type production set in the middle of
a golf course with top flight nationally known entertainment. This event accounts for half
of our entire budget each year.
Walter Reed
Executive Director
AIDS Assistance Program
Palm Springs, California

As the Events Co-ordinator for the City of Palm Springs, I personally have worked with
Richard for 20 years and I can recommend him to you without reservation.
Richard Byford is a consummate professional whose entertainment contacts reach
around the world internationally. From small events to large extravaganzas, Richard is an
outstanding resource and provider of entertainment, staging and production. The quality
of his work is excellent. He is easy to get along with, and is very knowledgeable in the
field of event production and entertainment.
Michele Cirone-Collier
Events Co-Ordinator

"Quality Is NEVER an Accident,
it is always the result of Intelligent effort!"
-John Ruskin