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The following wedding musicians come highly recommended from real Arkansas brides, who we surveyed for our 2017 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

The 12 South Band
Type of service: High-energy dance band
(615) 424-9281 | 12SouthBand.com |
Main music genres: Pop, Rock, Funk, Country (variety show with hits from all eras and genres)
Average cost (4-hour reception): Varies by location, package size and date

The 12 South Band is a high-energy dance band that performs across the country for galas, corporate events, weddings and many other private events. The band is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and is known for its medley-style, highly choreographed show with outfit changes, multiple singers and fun crowd interaction!


Any Events LLC
Type of service: DJ, Solo Musician, Sound Engineering, Photography, Uplighting, Videography, Design
(870) 819-3474 | AnyEventsLLC.com |
Main music genres: Top 40, Hip-Hop, Spanish, Reggae, Country, Classic Rock, Pop, Disco, EDM, Electro
Average cost (4-hour reception): $1,000

We are a company from New York City providing high-end services — now based in Arkansas. We are a one-stop shop events company offering DJ services, uplighting, photography, videography and design.
See ad in the digital edition of Arkansas Bride.


Arkansas’ Best DJ Service
Type of service: DJ
(501) 837-7561 | www.ArkansasBestDJService.biz |
Main music genres: Top 40, Rock, Country and Urban
Average cost (4-hour reception): $800

We are a full-service DJ company and more.


Boom Town Entertainment
Type of service: DJ, Lighting Decor, Photo Booth
(501) 339-5783 | BoomTownArkansas.com |
Main music genres: All genres (depending on event)
Average cost (4-hour reception): $600-$1,200 (depending on package)

Boom Town Entertainment is a DJ company designed to suit the desires of the client. We will assist in every minute detail of planning the perfect event that is uniquely yours!


DJ Jellybean
Type of service: DJ
(501) 772-0067 | CentralArkansasEntertainment.com |
Main music genres: All genres
Average cost (4-hour reception): Call for rates

Ranked as one of the top DJs in the state of Arkansas, DJ Jellybean knows how to bring your event to life!


♥ Elite Mobile Entertainment
Type of service: DJ
(501) 620-3789 | EliteMobileEntertainment.com |
Main music genres: All genres; whatever the customer wants/needs
Average cost (4-hour reception): $550-$800

A professional mobile DJ company, Elite Mobile Entertainment provides top quality music for all occasions to clients all over Arkansas for many years. See ad in the digital edition of the Hot Springs Wedding Planner.


Groove Productions
Type of service: DJ
(479) 200-1313 | DJGrooveProductions.com |
Main music genres: Whatever you and your guests like
Average cost (4-hour reception): $925

Owned and operated by two brothers, Groove Productions is a disc jockey company with 25 years experience in successful musical entertainment for wedding receptions. With Groove Productions, you get the owners of the company at your reception — always.


Jeremy Shrader Quartet
Type of service: Live bands and musicians
(901) 218-4695 | JeremyShraderMusic.com |
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.


Mayday by Midnight
Type of service: Dance Band
(501) 804-8590 | MaydayByMidnight.com |
Main music genres: Top 40, Dance, Party Music
Average cost (4-hour reception): $2,000-$4,000

Mayday by Midnight has established themselves as Arkansas’s 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.


Memphis Soul Revue
Type of service: Dance Band
(901) 757-4900 | MemphisSoulRevue.net |
Main music genres: Top 40, R&B, Motown, Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, Oldies, ‘50s–2000s, Current Hits
Average cost (4-hour reception): Rates depend upon the distance from Memphis and the band configuration.

For more than 25 years, Memphis Soul Revue has performed every type of event. This one-of-a-kind show band gives unparalleled performances with their polished choreography, dazzling costumes, and dynamic vocals.


Music by Aaron Balentine
Type of service: Solo Musician
(501) 545-1988 | AaronBalentine.com |
Main music genres: Acoustic, Singer/Songwriter, Pop, Adult Contemporary, R&B, Soul
Average cost (4-hour reception): $200

Solo acoustic musician. Music for all ages, delicately plucked strings, and soothing vocals. Songs from the ‘60s, up to today’s hits!


Smoothman Music
Type of service: Booking Agent, Dance Band, DJ, Orchestra/Strings, Solo Musician, Sound Engineering
(479) 595-9109 | SmoothmanMusic.com |
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 | TimboPromotions.com |
Main music genres: Hip-Hop, Country, Pop, Motown, Disco and ‘50s–2000s
Average cost (4-hour reception): $700

Weddings, wedding receptions and engagement parties. Entertaining all of Arkansas. More than 2 million songs to choose from. Largest music collection around.