Ken Rothacker-Over 120 Gigmasters Bookings!

Acoustic Guitar from Cary, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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122 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2006
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$250 - $1500 per event
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About
I believe that live music creates a unique feeling, a special energy, and an ambience that simply cannot be duplicated.
I have played at hundreds of weddings,concerts,special occasions, corporate events, and church functions.

My clients appreciate the fact that, while I play my own unique arrangements of both familiar classics and pop, jazz, and Beatles tunes, I also have the experience and ability to learn and arrange their special favorites upon request.
Additionally, I perform a number of original compositions.
Take a moment to look at some of the feedback that my Gigmasters clients have posted regarding working with me.

For wedding couples, my goal is to be your easiest-to-work-with, lowest-maintenance wedding vendor.
From experience, I know how to work with you to understand your musical goals for your wedding, and how to develop a customized solution that you will remember for a lifetime.

I want all of my clients to be thrilled that they hired me to play.

In addition to performing as a solo artist, I frequently play in ensemble with flute or strings.


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100+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Rehearsal Dinner

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From start to finish, Ken was a polished professional. We were delighted in the musical ambiance that his playing gave to our event. He was punctual, personable and and flawless in ability. I would hire him again and recommend him without hesitation.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Ken was a perfect background addition for my moms 60th birthday party at Fleming’s! He was very kind and super easy to communicate with before the event and made picking out the songs easy! Would highly recommend!

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Wedding Ceremony

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We hired Ken to do my daughter's wedding on 8/11/18. From the first email to the performance at the wedding, Ken was a delight to work with. He's an outstanding musician and was extremely helpful with the entire process. My daughter requested a song that wasn't on his playlist. Which was a surprise because his list of tunes is extensive! He researched it and in very short order was playing it to her over the phone to make sure it was ok. I would hire him again and would give my highest recommendation if you are looking for an experienced, professional and wonderful musician.

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Corporate Function

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Ken is a very talented entertainer and my audience loved him. I arranged for him to play for my guests upon arrival to my company's reception and it was the perfect touch to set the mood. Ken made sure that I was comfortable with all the song choices and even played more upon the request of the guests. If you are looking for a true professional for your event I would recommend Ken!

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Wedding Ceremony

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I worked with Ken for my wedding. He was very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. He was always easily reachable by email or phone. He is a fantastic guitar player and I received multiple compliments about him from my guests! I am grateful that he was available on my wedding day and will definitely be recommending him to family and friends. Thanks, Ken!!

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Corporate Function

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Fantastic! Our guests really enjoyed Ken's music and he is quite personable and extremely talented!

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Wedding Ceremony

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We were so lucky to have Ken provide the music for our Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail hour at Brookfield Zoo. Before the event Ken and I had a short conversation about song choices, I requested a few specific songs but left most of the choices to him and I do not regret it. Every song he chose was beautifully played and fit perfectly with the venue. At the start he promised to be low maintenance and easy to work with, not only did he deliver on his promise but he turned out to be the biggest hit at our wedding (no easy task given he had very stiff competition). I am so glad he was a part of our day!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Ken was great to work with. He was very helpful in helping us develop the songs for the ceremony and provided wonderful background music for the ceremony and cocktail hour at our reception. I would highly recommend him.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Ken played classical guitar for our intimate wedding ceremony and was a pleasure to deal with all around. He's a talented guitarist and delivered exactly what was appropriate for the event. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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Wedding

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Ken was great! We went on a little bit of a non traditional path and had almost all Beatles music for our ceremony. Ken was totally on board and gave great suggestions! We had so many compliments on the music. I would recommend Ken to anyone in a heartbeat!

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PAST EVENTS
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2019
Aug
8
Rehearsal Dinner
Geneva, IL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Sep
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
Lincolnshire, IL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Aug
11
Wedding Ceremony
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Jun
17
Wedding Ceremony
Chicago, IL
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
May
1
Corporate Function
Schaumburg, IL
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Feb
1
Trade Show
Schaumburg, IL
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Dec
2
Corporate Function
Downers Grove, IL
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Oct
7
Wedding Ceremony
Hampshire, IL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Sep
23
Wedding Ceremony
Brookfield, IL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Sep
10
Wedding Ceremony
Niles, MI
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
2017
Apr
29
Wedding Ceremony
Normal, IL
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Sep
24
Wedding Ceremony
Sycamore, IL
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Eight Days a Week
The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun
George Harrison
Beautiful Day
U2
I'll Be There for You
The Rembrandts
Time After Time
Cyndy Lauper
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Spring
Vivaldi
Morning
Grieg
Trumpet Voluntary
Stanley
Wave
Jobim
Happy Together
The Turtles
Sunshine of my L:ife
Stevie Wonder
Fields of Gold
Sting
Psalm 33
Ken Rothacker
Your Song
Elton John
Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel
Sailing
Christopher Cross
Traces of Love
The Classics IV
I Can See Clearly Now
Johnny Nash
Just the Two of Us
Bill Withers
And I Love Her
The Beatles
Blackbird
The Beatles
Viva la Vida
Coldplay
1234
Plain White T's
Change the World
Eric Clapton
Rodeau (The Masterpiece)
Mouret
Air on the G String
Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach
It Had To Be You
Harry Conick, Jr
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Judy Garland
Rainbow Connection
Kermit the Frog
Lean on Me
Bill Withers
Friday's Child
Ken Rothacker
Prince Patrick's Return
Ken Rothacker
Hard to Concentrate
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Brazilian Guitar
World Music Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Brazilian Acoustic Guitar
Oldies Acoustic Guitar
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note Ken Rothacker-Over 120 Gigmasters Bookings! will also travel to Fox River Grove, Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Island Lake, No Suburban Facility, Barrington, Carpentersville, Wauconda, Dundee, Lake Zurich, Mc Henry, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Elgin, Gilberts, Long Grove, Palatine, Schaumburg, Ingleside, Mundelein.
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