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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

Any Events LLC
Type of service: DJ, Solo Musician, Sound Engineering, Photography, Uplighting, Videography, Design
(870) 819-3474 |
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.


Backroad Anthem
Type of service: Dance Band |
Main music genre: Country music with a variety of covers
Average cost (4-hour reception): Varies
We are all about entertainment, having the best time and are always professional. We’re just a fun band — what can we say?!

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.

DJ Connection
Type of service: DJ
(479) 316-4616 |
Main music genre: 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
Average cost (4-hour reception): $900
DJ Derrick Events provides anything you need from lighting, mics, speakers, DJs and a band. Specializing in crossing genres and generations.

DJ Jellybean
Type of service: DJ
(501) 772-0067 |
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!

DJ Nick Hud
Type of service: DJ
(501) 366-5451 |
Main music genres: All
Average cost (4-hour reception): Call for rates
I’m a professional DJ from Little Rock, Arkansas who uses vinyl records. I’m the 2018 “Black & Gifted DJ of the Year” rated by ML magazine.

Jenna and The Soul Shakers
Type of service: Live Music, Event, Dance Band
(479) 957-1531 |
Main music genres: Soul, Blues, Funk, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Dance
Average cost (4-hour reception): Call for details
Jenna and the Soul Shakers is a band of high-energy musicians that bring a rollicking live show of deep soul, blues, funk and rock covers, as well as originals. They are happy to accommodate any song selection for any event and also offer several different configurations ranging from a three-piece to six-piece band to match your event and venue. This band guarantees to make your event a hit with high-powered vocals alongside a group of highly talented musicians.

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 a 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!

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!

SMP String Quartet
Type of service: Live Music, Cocktail Hour, Wedding Ceremony, Corporate Parties, Galas, etc.
(479) 595-9109 |
Main music genres: Classical, Pop Tunes
Average cost (4-hour reception): $850
We are a fun string quartet that loves to bridge classical music with today’s pop tunes. We are flexible, open to requests, and work closely with the client to make your event special. You can book us exclusively through Smoothman Music Productions.

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.