Rising Star

The Bash Rising Star Award winners represent the top-booked entertainers and party vendors in the U.S. and Canada. The awards are distributed annually to those members who have earned the most revenue from bookings.

Top Bands

Top Acoustic Band

The Bernstein Bard Trio

Highland, New York

Top Beach Band

Even Keel Beach Band

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Top Big Band

The Big Band Alumni

Beverly Hills, California

Top Bluegrass Band

Dunlap and Mabe

Winchester, Virginia

Top Blues Band

The Keeshea Pratt Band

Houston, Texas

Top Brass Band

Street Beat Brass Band

New York City, New York

Top Country Band

Jake's Rockin' Country Band

Freehold, New Jersey

Top Cover Band

The Wonderfuls

Dallas, Texas

Top Dance Band

Those Guys

Waterbury, Connecticut

Top Folk Band

The Local Boys

Charlotte, North Carolina

Top Funk Band

Jambalaya West

Playa del Rey, California

Top Jazz Band

Sueños Jazz Band

San Francisco, California

Top Karaoke Band

Live Karaoke

Orlando, Florida

Top Marching Band

BOOM! percussion entertainment

Mesa, Arizona

Top Mariachi Band

Mariachi Trio Los Azulado

San Bernardino, California

Top Motown Band

Blue Breeze Band (Best Motown R&B Soul & New Hits)

Los Angeles, California

Top Oldies Band

The Shagadelics

Chicago, Illinois

Top Pop Band

The Breakfast Club

Chicago, Illinois

Top R&B Band


Tullahoma, Tennessee

Top Rock Band

Mike Dangeroux Orchestra

Chicago, Illinois

Top Soul Band

Soul Intent

Inman, South Carolina

Top Steel Drum Band

Steel Drum Vibes By Mustafa Alexander

New York City, New York

Top Swing Band

The Social Mix

Seattle, Washington

Top Variety Band

Hot Pursuit Band

San Diego, California

Top World Band

Poor Man's Gambit

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Top Children's Entertainment

Top Animals For Parties Company

Circle K Farm – Alpacas & Farm Animals

East Hampton, Connecticut

Top Balloon Twister


West Nyack, New York

Top Children's Music Singer

Aaron Short Children's Singer

Woodside, New York

Top Clown

Okey Dokey Clown or Magician

Warwick, New York

Top Costumed Character

Party Characters RI

Cranston, Rhode Island

Top Face Painting

Merry Heart Entertainment

Arlington, Texas

Top Juggler

Lou Johnson the Magical Juggler

Valley Stream, New York

Top Puppeteer

Party Creations

North Hollywood, California

Top Santa Claus


Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Storyteller

Queen Emeralda

Atlanta, Georgia

Top Children's Parties

Most Popular Children's Party Entertainer

Boots & Saddles

Exeter, Rhode Island

Top Comedy

Top Corporate Events

Most Popular Corporate Event Entertainer

Illusionist & Mentalist Matias Letelier

New York City, New York

Top DJs & Emcees

Top DJ

Dj Lucho Events

Silver Spring, Maryland

Top Emcee

Carolyn McArdle Emcee/Host

San Francisco, California

Top Ensembles

Top A Cappella Group

Vocal Flash

Orlando, Florida

Top Acoustic Duo

Garrett & Tamara

Brooklyn, New York

Top Acoustic Trio

Lilac Wine

Atlanta, Georgia

Top Barbershop Quartet

Quatrain Barbershop Quartet(aka The Chordon Bleus)

Baldwin, New York

Top Choral Group

The New York City Gospel Choir, LLC

New York City, New York

Top Christmas Carolers

Christmas Matters Holiday Carolers

Burbank, California

Top Classic Rock Duo

Strings and Keys

Westfield, New Jersey

Top Classical Duo

Grace Note Strings ~ Weddings, Beach & Church

Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Top Classical Quartet

Reverie Strings Ensemble

Brooklyn, New York

Top Classical Trio

Crown Players

Diamond Bar, California

Top Dueling Pianos

Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos

New York City, New York

Top Jazz Duo

Gomez and Sadlon

Newtown, Connecticut

Top Jazz Ensemble

Springlight Entertainment

Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Top Jazz Trio

Sam Graham Trio

Los Angeles, California

Top Pop Duo

Cello And Keys

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top String Quartet

Leesburg String Quartet

Leesburg, Virginia

Top Variety Duo

Aja Moyé Music

New York City, New York

Top World Music Duo

Fernandez + Kimball Spanish Guitars

Chicago, Illinois

Top Event Services

Top Event Planning

Rescue Event Planning

Columbia, Maryland

Top Event Staffing

V&V Bartending

Union City, New Jersey

Top Games & Rides

Border Boy's Entertainment

El Paso, Texas

Top Inflatables & Rentals

The Movie Guys' GHOSTBUSTERS Party & ECTO-1 Rental

Burbank, California

Top Interactive Entertainment Company

Mystery and Game Shows

Asheville, North Carolina

Top Photo Booth Rental

Photo Booth Parties

Suffern, New York

Top Transportation Service

Royal Luxury Transportation

West Orange, New Jersey

Top Wedding Officiant

A Beautiful Affair of the Heart

Fort Lee, New Jersey

Top Magic & Illusion

Top Astrologer

SunGoddess Astrology and Tarot

Los Angeles, California

Top Fortune Teller


New York City, New York

Top Hypnotist

Jason Christopher, Hypnotist, Magician, Speaker

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Top Illusionist

Jace: Illusionist and Hypnotist

New Paltz, New York

Top Magician

Illusionist & Mentalist Matias Letelier

New York City, New York

Top Mentalist

Matias Letelier Mentalist & Mind Reader

New York City, New York

Top Palm Reader

Victoria: Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Palmist

Chicago, Illinois

Top Psychic

Lightworker Whit

East Orange, New Jersey

Top Tarot Card Reader

Eve Love & Light

New York City, New York

Top Ventriloquist

Ventriloquist Phil Nichols

Houston, Texas

Top Photographers & Videographers

Top Photographer

Zorz Studios

New York City, New York

Top Videographer

JKI Entertainment

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Singers

Top Beach Music Singer

Todd Owens

Phoenix, Arizona

Top Broadway Singer

Broadway Entertainment

Huntington Station, New York

Top Classical Singer

Carrie Boyer

Jacksonville, Florida

Top Country Singer

Robert Abernathy Entertainment

Nashville, Tennessee

Top Folk Singer

Vee Mary Agnes

Saint Louis, Missouri

Top Gospel Singer

Just the 2 of Us

Tampa, Florida

Top Jazz Singer

John G. Lewis & The Electrokoustic Band

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Motown Singer

The Sound Of Charles Lee

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Top Opera Singer

William Gorton

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Pop Singer

Tom Cash

Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Top R&B Singer


Atlanta, Georgia

Top Singer

Kevin Laurence - Pianist, Vocalist, & Entertainer

Miami, Florida

Top Singer Guitarist

Mike Wilson

Laguna Beach, California

Top Soul Singer

Danielle Martin

Hackensack, New Jersey

Top Variety Singer

John Prather

Austin, Texas

Top World Music Singer

Gian Faraone

New York City, New York

Top Solo Instrumentalists

Top Accordionist

Mark Danisovszky

San Diego, California

Top Acoustic Guitar

Kurt Borst

Astoria, New York

Top Bagpiper

I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire

Fresno, California

Top Cellist

Rebecca Shaw, cello

West Roxbury, Massachusetts

Top Fiddler

Ryan Thomson / Captain Fiddle

Lee, New Hampshire

Top Flutist

Christian Vega

Bronx, New York

Top Guitarist

Tavi Jinariu, Los Angeles Classical Guitarist

Los Angeles, California

Top Harpist

Lily Press, Harp and Simon Linn-Gerstein, Cello

Pasadena, California

Top Keyboardist

David Zipse, Virtuoso Pianist

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top One Man Band

George Smith

Monroe Township, New Jersey

Top Pianist

The Music Boutique - Piano/Jazz/Strings

New York City, New York

Top Saxophonist

K. Chris Knight

Gainesville, Virginia

Top Steel Drummer

Tony Hartman Music

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Top Trumpeter

Trumpeter Rich Wardlow

Staten Island, New York

Top Ukulele Player

Troy Fernandez

Reseda, California

Top Violinist

Susie Shortt Music - Southeast Office

Birmingham, Alabama

Top Specialty Acts

Top Auctioneer

Pat Tully, Benefit Auctioneer. BAS Designation

New York City, New York

Top Cabaret Dancer


Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Caricaturist


Portland, Oregon

Top Circus Performer

Circo Draconum

Brooklyn, New York

Top Dance Group

Jumpin Entertainment - Swing & Lindy Hop

New York City, New York

Top Dancer

Dance Dance Tahiti Luau Entertainment

Miami, Florida

Top Event Artist

Sylhouettes By Sylvia-Silhouette Portrait Artist

Fullerton, California

Top Mime


New York City, New York

Top Party Robots

DMV Robot Entertainment

Laurel, Maryland

Top Singing Telegram Company

The Telegram Girl Singing Telegrams

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Speaker


Phoenix, Arizona

Top Square Dance Caller

Pat Cannon's Foot & Fiddle Dance Co.

Sloatsburg, New York

Top Stilt Walker

MEGA ROBOT on stilts

New York City, New York

Top Tribute & Impersonators

Top Elvis Impersonator

Michael O Ultimate Elvis/Patsy/Priscilla

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Impersonator

Holly Faris

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Marilyn Monroe Impersonator

Erika Smith as Marilyn Monroe

Los Angeles, California

Top Tribute Act

Sinatra Tribute Show, Starring Matt Snow

Cincinnati, Ohio

Top Tribute Band

Abbafab - The Premier Abba Experience

Phoenix, Arizona

Top Tribute Singer

Gavan Tributes

Sudbury, Ontario

Top Weddings

Most Popular Wedding Band

Mariachi Trio Los Azulado

San Bernardino, California

Most Popular Wedding Band

Steel Drum Vibes By Mustafa Alexander

New York City, New York

Most Popular Wedding DJ

Sam Lippert - DJ SamIJam

Cincinnati, Ohio

Most Popular Wedding Entertainer

Bruce Brill

Oakland, California

Most Popular Wedding Variety Entertainer

caricatures by Dave

Vienna, Virginia