Miles Witt Boyer

The following wedding musicians come highly recommended from real Arkansas brides, who we surveyed for our Arkansas Wedding Report, as well as from brides whose weddings were selected to be featured in this issue. From dance bands and DJs to solo artists and booking agents, these are great options for your big day.

Indicates an Arkansas Bride preferred vendor

Rebecca Bingham - Bingham Music Agency
Type of service: Booking Agent
(501) 318-8222 |
Main music genres: Classical, Contemporary
Average cost (4-hour reception): $1,500
Live music commemorates nearly every historic event. Our professional musicians — strings, brass ensembles, vocalists — combine centuries of experience to create the perfect ambiance for your event. We perform a variety of styles — from Bach to the Beatles, traditional to trendy.

Steve Hester Band
Type of service: Dance Band
(501) 258-9714 |
Main music genres: Blues, Funk, Rock
Average cost (4-hour reception): $3,000
If you are looking for a dynamic band who knows how to entertain the crowd, this is my specialty. We can have your wedding reception rocking down and having the time of their lives.


Suspence Entertainment
Type of service: DJ, Photo Booth, Lighting, Stage, Limo, Valet, Cleanup
(870) 316-0099 |
Main music genres: All genres welcome
Average cost (4-hour reception): $500
Suspence Entertainment offers high-quality professional services to tend to all your entertainment needs. We are staffed and equipped to handle more than one event at a time and work with all budgets.


Central Arkansas Entertainment
Type of service: Booking Agent, Dance Band, DJ
(501) 772-0067 |
Main music genres: All genres
Average cost (4-hour reception): $500
Central Arkansas’ source for DJs, live bands, musicians, string quartets, harpists, violinists, pianists and more. The agency also provides uplighting, LED and wood dance floors, draping and more.

DJ Connection
Type of service: DJ
(918) 481-2010 |
Main music genres: Top 40
Average cost (4-hour reception): $850 (but depends on the wedding or event date)
From weddings to corporate events, school dances to your cat’s birthday party, bar mitzvahs to robotics competitions, we’ve been providing entertainment since 1999.

DJ Derrick Events
Type of service: DJ and Sound Service
(479) 283-6100 |
Main music genres: All genres
Average cost (4-hour reception): $900
DJ Derrick Events provides anything you need from lighting to mics to speakers to DJs and a band. Specializing in crossing genres and generations.

DJ Mario Luna
Type of service: DJ
(501) 772-0067 |
Main music genres: All genres
Average cost (4-hour reception): $1,500
DJ Mario Luna has been ranked as “Top Wedding DJ in the State of Arkansas” for the last three years as well as one of the “Top Bilingual Wedding DJs in the State of Arkansas” and is AMAZING! His setup includes the White Spandex Facade as well as really nice dance lighting and access to over 500,000 songs in his library!

Elite Beats
Type of service: DJ
(323) 418-2428 |
Main music genres: Hip Hop, R&B, Top 40, Pop, ‘80s, Motown, Disco
Average cost (4-hour reception): Varies, call or email for pricing
We are two northwest Arkansas-based DJs with decades of experience, a vast knowledge of music, and real DJ skills. You can expect an open format, high-energy mix of crowd pleasing classics, current hits and forgotten favorites seamlessly blended to keep even the most introverted members of your party on the floor. We work with all of our clients tirelessly to make sure we have all avenues covered and that your big day is a success.

Type of service: Dance Band
(901) 757-4900 |
Main music genres: Current Hits, Top 40, R&B, Motown, Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, Oldies, ‘50s-2000s
Average cost (4-hour reception): Rates depend upon the distance from Memphis, TN, and the band configuration.
Won’t You Take Me To… Funkytown! Funkytown offers a unique experience that will exceed your expectations! Dynamic male lead vocalist, two fierce female lead vocalists and a tight rhythm section providing an exciting mix of funk, R&B and Top 40 hits. Their experience and versatility allow the show band to custom-tailor any event. Funkytown’s rhythmic, familiar beats will keep the dance floor bumping all night long!

Jeremy Shrader Music
Type of service: Live bands and musicians
(901) 218-4695 |
Main music genres: Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Crooner, Classic Country (Big Barton)
Average cost (4-hour reception): $1,500 (local Memphis area), $3,000 (out of town)
With a focus on vintage music from swing and jazz, to classic country and blues, we have something for every budget and taste! Since 1997, we set the standard.

Lost Wax
Type of service: Dance Band, DJ, Solo Musician, Sound/Lighting
(913) 706-2379 |
Main music genres: Party hits of all genres with an emphasis on Mashups
Average cost (4-hour reception): $8,000-$10,000
We set out to be different than the standard, oversaturated party band playing the same songs night after night. Our unique mashup/medley format along with customizable playlists, ensures a full dance floor every time.

Mayday by Midnight
Type of service: Dance Band
(501) 804-8590 |
Main music genres: Top 40, Dance, Party Music
Average cost (4-hour reception): $2,500-$5,000
Mayday by Midnight has established themselves as Arkansas’ hottest band for weddings. MBM electrifies their audience with tight and professional sound, customized light show, powerful vocal harmonies, high-energy songs and superb stage presence.

Party Planet
Type of service: Dance Band
(901) 543-1155 |
Main music genres: Motown R&B, Pop, Rock, Top 40
Average cost (4-hour reception): Call or email for pricing
The most exciting band in the mid-South’s party and special event scene, Party Planet creates unforgettable moments as their award-winning and heavy-hitting musicians and singers make your event the sensation of the season!

RAM Entertainment & Special Event Services LLC
Type of service: Dance Band, Orchestra/Strings, Sound Engineering, Management, Event Producer
(901) 757-4900 |
Main music genres: Top 40, Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B, Motown, Party Anthems, Country, Jazz, Swing, All Eras & Genres
Average cost (4-hour reception): Rates vary from band to band, call or email for pricing.
RAM Entertainment and Special Event Services LLC — producer of live music and entertainment for over 32 years. The company is best known as the exclusive home to many of the country’s finest show bands such as Memphis Soul Revue, The SoulSations, The Party Jammers, The DMP Band, Funkytown, E Train Band, Dance Street Band, Bluff City Soul Collective, Midnight Sun and Bamboo Forest. RAM provides entertainment for hundreds of wedding receptions, private parties and corporate events each year, all over the country.

Smoothman Music
Type of service: Booking Agent, Dance Band, DJ, Orchestra/Strings, Solo Musician, Sound Engineering
(479) 595-9109 |
Main music genres: Top 40s Party Hits, Jazz, Classical
Average cost (4-hour reception): $400-$4,000
We are the most highly demanded booking agency in Arkansas. We book bands/DJs along with sound and light production. Party bands, dinner bands, DJs, classical ensembles, you name it!

Timbo Promotions Mobile DJ Service
Type of service: DJ
(501) 993-6264 |
Main music genres: Hip-Hop, Country, Pop, Motown, Disco, Soul, Funk, Retro and ‘40s-Today’s Hits
Average cost (4-hour reception): $750-$900
Weddings, wedding receptions and engagement parties. Entertaining all of Arkansas. More than two million songs to choose from. Largest music collection around.