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Joshua J Schmidt - Best of 2019

Acoustic Guitar from Bloomington, MN - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$250 - $10000 per event
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About
Why work with me?

- Awarded Best of 2019 from The Bash and Top Pro from Thumbtack.com for my excellent work with weddings and private events.
- Plays 500+ songs of all different styles and genres as an acoustic one-man-band, or full production.
- Able to provide sound and lighting for private events and weddings.
- Multiple songs featured on TV and Radio including MTV, Showtime, The Current, and GO 96.3.
- Has opened for Blondie, Kurt Vile, The Raveonettes, Soul Asylum, Bon Jovi, Third Eye Blind, and K. Flay.
- Played Basilica Block Party, FireFly Festival, Summerfest, SXSW, Freakfest, and First Avenue.
- Over 11 millions plays on Spotify and 150,000+ YouTube streams with his band Step Rockets.

My story...

I hail from the small town of Lutsen, MN, where I had plenty of time to teach myself how to play the guitar at a young age. Since the beginning, I have worked hard to fulfill my dreams as a nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter earning over 11 million streams as the frontman of my band Step Rockets.

As a proud member of the Twin Cities music scene, I regularly play 100+ acoustic solo shows a year entertaining a wide variety of audiences. My acoustic sets are perfect for wedding ceremonies, private parties, and corporate events. Just check out some of the reviews to get an idea of what you can expect.

Every week I masterfully provide 2-4 hour sets of music and can scale up to a 4 or 5 piece band for a bigger, flashier production that is great for a full-on wedding band dance party. I pride myself on being punctual and dressed for the occasion while bringing an upbeat and professional vibe to events large and small.

To get a tailored and memorable experience, I am happy to take requests and even learn a few new songs to make your perfect set-list. Please don't hesitate to reach out to talk more about how we can customize your musical experience. I am excited to work with you to create the perfect event.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2019!

Wedding Reception

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Josh played our intimate backyard wedding celebration and it was truly the cherry on top of our night!! We had to cancel our larger receptio and wanted some little touches to make our night special and Josh's set did just that. He was great to work with while planning, arrived on time, dressed professionally, played all our song requests and kept the crowd entertained! He even learned 2 new songs for us and you would have though he'd been playing them for years!! Our guests, of all ages, raved about the music! We would hire Josh again in a heartbeat and can't recommend him enough! Thanks for making our day magical!!

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Community Event

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Josh was amazing! Both professional and talented, he left with raving reviews! Would highly recommend and hire him again in a heartbeat!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Everyone loved the music! Josh was very easy to work with during planning and had many great suggestions. He even learned two new songs for the event per our request, although he has a very extensive repertoire with something for everyone! He read the crowd perfectly and expertly worked in the several special requests we had during the performance (the happy birthday song, first dance, etc.) He spoke with the crowd, which made it feel Very personal. We will be having him back again!

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Please note Joshua J Schmidt - Best of 2019 will also travel to Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Savage, Burnsville, Hopkins, Loretto, Prior Lake, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Saint Paul, Chaska, Excelsior, Lakeville, Mendota, Wayzata, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Rosemount, Victoria, Crystal Bay, New Market, Spring Park, Farmington, Inver Grove Heights, Jordan, Long Lake, Mound, Plymouth.
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