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 Big Band

Tom Daugherty Swingin' Sounds Orchestra

Dayton, Ohio

Top Cover Band

Threshold Party Band

Fort Mill, South Carolina

Top Dance Band

Rob Rigoni & Budapest West

Gig Harbor, Washington

Top Jazz Band

The Sidewinders

New York City, New York

Top Live Band

Liquid Blue

San Diego, California

Top Mariachi Band

Mariachi Mexico 85

Houston, Texas

Top Steel Drum Band

The Caribbean Crew Reggae & Steel Drum Band

Orlando, Florida

Top Swing Band

Mike Hudson And Invitation Orchestra

Anaheim, California

Top Variety Band

Diane Mcintosh Band

Atlanta, Georgia

Top Children's Entertainment

Top Balloon Twister

Magic By Roger

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Top Clown

Sunny The Clown

Yonkers, New York

Top Costumed Character

Kidz Partee

Atlanta, Georgia

Top Face Painting

Impress The Guest

Pearl River, New York

Top Juggler

Matt Jergens - Comedy Juggler

Westerville, Ohio

Top Puppeteer

Dragon Scales And Faerie Tales

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Top Comedy

Top DJs & Emcees

Top DJ

ATG Entertainment

Charlotte, North Carolina

Top Karaoke DJ

Circle City Entertainment

Indianapolis, Indiana

Top Ensembles

Top A Cappella Group

The Sheps

Plainfield, New Jersey

Top Barbershop Quartet

Top-Notch Quartet

Valley Village, California

Top Barbershop Quartet

Vocal Revolution

Lexington, Massachusetts

Top Brass Ensemble

New Castle Brass

Astoria, New York

Top Celtic Duo

Hudson Hts Duo / Sneddon & Sneddon

Tarrytown, New York

Top Choral Group

Barron Productions & Music, Inc.

Long Beach, California

Top Classical Duo

Atlantic String Ensemble

Los Angeles, California

Top Classical Trio

Amethyst Trio

San Francisco, California

Top Folk Duo


Round Pond, Maine

Top Folk Trio

The Bernstein Bard Trio

Highland, New York

Top Jazz Duo

Aki Yambe

Northridge, California

Top Jazz Trio

Phyllis & Friends Trio/Duo/Quartet/Band

Greenwood, Indiana

Top Pop Duo

James & Sylvia Acoustic Guitar Duo

Jacksonville, Florida

Top Rock Trio

Moving Target

Sarasota, Florida

Top String Quartet

Harmony Strings

Houston, Texas

Top Woodwind Ensemble

City Winds Trio and Harp & Flute Duo

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

Top Magic & Illusion

Top Fortune Teller

Valentina, The Fortune-teller Of Dallas

Dallas, Texas

Top Hypnotist

Amazing Hypnotist James Kellogg, Jr. ™#1 FUNNIEST!

Anaheim, California

Top Magician

Magic Of Marco - Live or Virtual - 503 Reviews!

Rockaway, New Jersey

Top Mentalist

Lance Campbell - An Esp Experience

Seattle, Washington

Top Psychic

Natasha, The Psychic Lady

Ocoee, Florida

Top Ventriloquist

David Crone - I'm No Dummy Productions

Dublin, Ohio

Top Singers

Top Singer

Owen Poteat

Charlotte, North Carolina

Top Solo Instrumentalists

Top Accordionist

Steve Rice

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Acoustic Guitar

Scott Samuels

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Bagpiper

Guitarist & Bagpiper- Michael Lancaster

Denver, Colorado

Top Banjo Player

Richard Stillman

Montclair, New Jersey

Top Cellist

Tom Kersey

Tampa, Florida

Top Fiddler

Samantha Moffatt

Vershire, Vermont

Top Flutist

Kathryn Master

Bradenton, Florida

Top Guitarist

D.J. Metzner

Sherman Oaks, California

Top Harpist

Sandra Salstrom, Harpist

Houston, Texas

Top Keyboardist

Craig Satchell

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

Top One Man Band

Thomas Langmaack

Westfield, New Jersey

Top Pianist

Denis D'Aoust - Piano, Vocals, Accordion

San Jose, California

Top Saxophonist

Chaz & Co.-Multi-Instrumentalist- Soloist & DJ..

San Francisco, California

Top Steel Drummer

Kristian Paradis - Steel Drums

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Trumpeter

Frank Tamburro

Andover, Connecticut

Top Violinist

Jennifer Argenti

San Diego, California

Top Specialty Acts

Top Acrobat

Acro-duo entertainment

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Belly Dancer

Funtime Express Entertainment Agency

North Hollywood, California

Top Caricaturist

Caricatures & Comedy By Levi

Chicago, Illinois

Top Dance Troupe

Millennium Dancers

Dallas, Texas

Top Exotic Dancer

Cleveland Strippers Local Exotic Dancers

Cleveland, Ohio

Top Hawaiian Dancer

Aloha Chicago Entertainment

Chicago, Illinois

Top Hula Dancer

Tuputala Luaus and Polynesian Shows

Westbrookville, New York

Top Motivational Speaker

Jon Petz | 2 x Business Best-Sellers List Author

Powell, Ohio

Top Polynesian Dancer

Ka Art Productions LLC

Santa Fe Springs, California

Top Salsa Dancer

Valley Forge Dance Theatre

King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Top Singing Telegram

Fritz Herring

Edina, Minnesota

Top Stilt Walker

Stilt Walkers & Balloon Twisters by STILT PROS

Orlando, Florida

Top Tribute & Impersonators

Top Beatles Tribute Band

Magical Mystery Tour

Los Angeles, California

Top Blues Brothers Tribute Band

The Bluz Brothers

Chicago, Illinois

Top Elvis Impersonator


Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Frank Sinatra Tribute Act

Frank Sinatra's 100th BDay w The Ultimate Rat Pack

Seattle, Washington

Top Grateful Dead Tribute Band


Oakland, New Jersey

Top Impersonator

Top Hat Entertainment

Bloomingdale, Illinois

Top Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band

Capt. Josh

Orlando, Florida

Top Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band


Wichita, Kansas

Top Madonna Impersonator

Top Madonna Impersonator & Marilyn - Chris America

Woodbridge, Virginia

Top Marilyn Monroe Impersonator

Jami As Marilyn Monroe

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Mark Twain Impersonator

Mark Twain Entertainment

Burlington, Wisconsin

Top Rolling Stones Tribute Band

Hot Rocks Rolling Stones Tribute Show

Chicago, Illinois

Top Tribute Band

The Johnny Rogers Band

Chicago, Illinois

Top U2 Tribute Band

Vertigo USA - The U2 Tribute Band

Downers Grove, Illinois