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 20's Band

Medler Studios Entertainment (6 bands)

Portland, Oregon

Top 40 Band

The Uptown Band

Reading, Pennsylvania

Top 50's Band

Bobby and The Blackouts

Santa Monica, California

Top 60's Band

The Fugitives

Sacramento, California

Top 70's Band

8 Miles South

Lake Villa, Illinois

Top 80's Band

Airwave 80s

Austin, Texas

Top African Band

Global Heat

Seattle, Washington

Top Alternative Band

Air 5

Brentwood, Tennessee

Top Beach Band

Tsunami Wave Riders

Charlotte, North Carolina

Top Big Band

Red Rock Swing Band

Woodbury, Minnesota

Top Bluegrass Band


Atlanta, Georgia

Top Blues Band

Mel Davis & The Blues Specialists

Austin, Texas

Top Brazilian Band


San Francisco, California

Top Caribbean Band

Oasis Island Sounds

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Celtic Band

No Strings Attached

Blacksburg, Virginia

Top Christian Rock Band

Bread Of Stone

Sioux City, Iowa

Top Country Band

The Rupert Duncan Country Band

Rio Linda, California

Top Cover Band


Anaheim, California

Top Cuban Band

Latin Band Yamila and Yalil Guerra Orchestra

Granada Hills, California

Top Dance Band

Love Jones

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Dixieland Band

Uptown Lowdown Jazz

Bellevue, Washington

Top Doo-wop Band

The Devotions

Astoria, New York

Top Folk Band

C Pez

Los Angeles, California

Top Funk Band

Phat Hat

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Top Hawaiian Band

KALEO 4-Piece Hawaiian Band +Solo, Duo,Trio & Hula

Santa Barbara, California

Top Irish Band

Bell/Blake Duo

Brooklyn, New York

Top Italian Band

Emiliano Loconsolo

New York City, New York

Top Jazz Band

B.D. Lenz

Jersey City, New Jersey

Top Klezmer Band

The New York Klezmer Ensemble

New York City, New York

Top Latin Band

Jose Conde Bands, Ola Fresca

New York City, New York

Top Mariachi Band

Acapulco Mariachi Trio--

San Jose, California

Top Motown Band

The "Original" Moonlighters ®

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Oldies Band

Klassyc Tymes Band

Monticello, Kentucky

Top Pop Band

James Raymond

Orlando, Florida

Top R&B Band

The Barry Sea Paradox

Houston, Texas

Top Reggae Band

Therapiband/KaptainProductions Inc

Saint Albans, New York

Top Rock Band

Mike Dangeroux Orchestra

Chicago, Illinois

Top Rockabilly Band

The Knuckle Dusters

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Salsa Band


Bronx, New York

Top Soul Band

Austin Hot Trax

Austin, Texas

Top Steel Drum Band

The Caribbean Crew Reggae & Steel Drum Band

Orlando, Florida

Top Swing Band

Swing On !

Greensboro, North Carolina

Top Variety Band

Escalade Show & Dance Band & Escalade Phase 2

New Orleans, Louisiana

Top World Band

Ring Of Music

Chicago, Illinois

Top Zydeco Band

Nawlin's Po' Boy'z aka Caribbean(Dave) Cajuns

Citra, Florida

Top Children's Entertainment

Top Balloon Twister

Bigred Balloon Art & Entertainment

Los Angeles, California

Top Children's Band

The Blue Potatoes

Belleville, New Jersey

Top Clown

Sunny The Clown

Yonkers, New York

Top Costumed Characters

Lil' Star Parties

Studio City, California

Top Face Painting

Face Painting & Balloon Art By Jazzana & Co.

Paramus, New Jersey

Top Juggler

Matt Jergens - Comedy Juggler

Westerville, Ohio

Top Puppeteer

Scott Land Marionettes & Puppet Co

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Santa Claus

Santa Don

Medina, Ohio

Top Comedy

Top Comedian

Chris Linn: Clean Comedy Entertainment

West Hollywood, California

Top Impressionist

Houston MacPherson

Toronto, Ontario

Top DJs & Emcees

Top Club DJ

Pro Karaoke & DJ Service

Germantown, Maryland

Top DJ


Cartersville, Georgia

Top Emcee

Co-Workers Challenge:team building/stress relief

Detroit, Michigan

Top Karaoke DJ

Circle City Entertainment

Indianapolis, Indiana

Top Mobile DJ


Tampa, Florida

Top Party DJ

DJ Greg:Gigmasters Best Party DJ Award Winner

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Top Ensembles

Top A Cappella Group

The Clarions

Bronx, New York

Top Barbershop Quartet

Top-Notch Quartet

Valley Village, California

Top Brass Ensemble

Transcendental Brass Band

Portland, Oregon

Top Celtic Duo

The Irish Minstrels

Norwich, Connecticut

Top Celtic Trio

Amethyst Quartet

San Francisco, California

Top Classic Rock Duo

Melonbelly Acoustic Guitarists Raleigh Nc

Raleigh, North Carolina

Top Classical Duo

Amethyst Trio

San Francisco, California

Top Classical Trio

Chamber Music Unlimited

Houston, Texas

Top Folk Duo


Round Pond, Maine

Top Folk Trio

The Bernstein Bard Trio

Highland, New York

Top Jazz Duo

Lori Spencer Instrumental Solo / Band

Oak Island, North Carolina

Top Jazz Trio

The Tom Cabrera Trio

Orlando, Florida

Top Pop Duo

James & Sylvia Acoustic Guitar Duo

Jacksonville, Florida

Top String Quartet

Amadeus String Ensembles

Denver, Colorado

Top Woodwind Ensemble

Quartette Barbette

Portland, Oregon

Top Magic & Illusion

Top Fortune Teller

Valentina, The Fortune-teller Of Dallas

Dallas, Texas

Top Hypnotist

Comedy Entertainment by A Touch of Magic

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Top Magician

Keir Royale

Denver, Colorado

Top Mentalist

Lance Campbell - An Esp Experience

Seattle, Washington

Top Psychic

Psychic L'Oracle

Sarasota, Florida

Top Ventriloquist

Tom Crowl

Westminster, Maryland

Top Singers

Top 40 Singer

Thomas Edwards

Biloxi, Mississippi

Top 40's Singer

Brian Tennyson

Bradenton, Florida

Top 50's Singer

Johnny G

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Top 70's Singer

Victor Fox

Gadsden, Alabama

Top Big Band Singer

Matt Walch-Singing The Big Band Standards

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Top Blues Singer

Owen Poteat

Charlotte, North Carolina

Top Cabaret Singer

Jeanne Sullivan Evans

Coventry, Rhode Island

Top Caribbean Singer


Apple Valley, Minnesota

Top Celtic Singer

Joe Monahan Entertainment

Tinley Park, Illinois

Top Classical Singer

Romantic Music by Nicko, Opera, Standards & More

Los Angeles, California

Top Country Singer

Mark Hackley

Waynesboro, Virginia

Top Disco Singer

Tricia Kelly

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Top Folk Singer

Wayne Morrison

Bristol, Rhode Island

Top Gospel Singer

Lady Peachena

New York City, New York

Top Italian Singer

Stella Crispo

Little Falls, New Jersey

Top Jazz Singer

Tim Patrick and His Blue Eyes Band

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Top Motown Singer

The Sound Of Charles Lee

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Top Oldies Singer

Jerry Armstrong 1950's 60's Tribute Singer

Chicago, Illinois

Top Opera Singer

Elizabeth Harmetz

Los Angeles, California

Top Pop Singer

Susan Savia, Versatile Singer/Instrumentalist

Winnabow, North Carolina

Top R&B Singer

Athene Wilson

Boston, Massachusetts

Top Reggae Singer

Smokey Starr - Turnpike Reggae

Toms River, New Jersey

Top Rock Singer

Mark Martin & 7 grams of Fat

Royal Oak, Michigan

Top Soul Singer


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Variety Singer

Voices Of Legends

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Top Solo Instrumentalists

Top Accordionist

Steve Rice

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Acoustic Guitar

Pino De Fazio

Southlake, Texas

Top Bagpiper

Guitarist & Bagpiper- Michael Lancaster

Denver, Colorado

Top Banjo Player

Richard Stillman

Montclair, New Jersey

Top Cellist

Isabel Fairbanks

New York City, New York

Top Classical Guitarist

Gaku Murata Solo Guitar/string Duo/string Trio

Los Angeles, California

Top Fiddler

Faith Pyne

Brockton, Massachusetts

Top Flutist

Kathryn Master

Bradenton, Florida

Top Guitarist

Will Robbins

Charlotte, North Carolina

Top Harpist

Weddings & Concerts Of Florida, Harpist: Melody

Daytona Beach, Florida

Top Keyboardist

Craig Satchell

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

Top Mandolinist

Scott Bickford

Gladstone, Oregon

Top One Man Band

Thomas Langmaack

Westfield, New Jersey

Top Pianist

J P Daine

Houston, Texas

Top Saxophonist

JP Marquez, the Stranger with a Sax!

Irvine, California

Top Steel Drummer

Atlantic City Steel Band

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Top Trumpeter

Frank Tamburro

Andover, Connecticut

Top Violinist

Jennifer Argenti

San Diego, California

Top Specialty Acts

Top Acrobat

Chinatown Acrobatic Group

Los Angeles, California

Top Belly Dancer


Brooklyn, New York

Top Body Painter

Glam Rock Art- Airbrush Tattoos & Body Art

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Caricaturist

Rafael Diez-Cartoonyou!

Orlando, Florida

Top Exotic Dancer

Dancing Beauty

Miami, Florida

Top Hawaiian Dancer

Aloha Islander Dancers

Miami, Florida

Top Hula Dancer

Sala's South Seas Revue

Orlando, Florida

Top Latin Dancer

Brazilian samba Dancers in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Top Mime

'HOOPOE the CLOWNE' (a.k.a. Chris Yerlig)

Amherst, Massachusetts

Top Motivational Speaker

Jon Petz | 2 x Business Best-Sellers List Author

Powell, Ohio

Top Singing Telegram

The International Singing Telegram Company

Akron, Ohio

Top Tribute & Impersonators

Top Barbra Streisand Impersonator

Carla DelVillaggio - Barbra Streisand Impersonator

Lake Mary, Florida

Top Beatles Tribute Band

Magical Mystery Tour

Los Angeles, California

Top Bill Clinton Impersonator

Scott Rogers as Bill Clinton

Avon, Connecticut

Top Billy Joel Tribute Act

Billy Joel Tribute featuring Jeff Brewer

Toronto, Ontario

Top Blues Brothers Tribute Band

The Bluz Brothers

Chicago, Illinois

Top Bob Marley Tribute Band

One Drop Redemption Bob Marley Tribute Show

Claremont, California

Top Elvis Impersonator

Rick Torres Bay Area's #1 Elvis Impersonator

San Jose, California

Top Frank Sinatra Tribute Act

Mike Hudson And Invitation Orchestra

Anaheim, California

Top Grateful Dead Tribute Band


Oakland, New Jersey

Top Hillary Clinton Impersonator


bensalem, Pennsylvania

Top Impersonator

All Star Showgrams

Foster City, California

Top Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band

Capt. Josh

Orlando, Florida

Top Johnny Cash Tribute Act

Cash Tribute Featuring James Garner

Lodi, California

Top Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band


Wichita, Kansas

Top Marilyn Monroe Impersonator

Janet as Marilyn!

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Neil Diamond Tribute Act

Diamond Eyes

Elverta, California

Top Pink Floyd Tribute Band

The Division Bell a Pink Floyd Tribute

Beloit, Ohio

Top Rod Stewart Impersonator

Steve Crews as (nearly) ROD STEWART

Atlanta, Georgia

Top Rodney Dangerfield Impersonator

New England's Own Rodney Dangerfield

Hingham, Massachusetts