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

Tsunami Wave Riders

Charlotte, North Carolina

Top Big Band

Yesterday Swing Orchestra

Winchester, Virginia

Top Blues Band

Mel Davis & The Blues Specialists

Austin, Texas

Top Country Band

Jamie Pelfrey Band

Atlanta, Georgia

Top Cover Band


Anaheim, California

Top Dance Band


Newtown, Connecticut

Top Dixieland Band

Wildcat Jazz Band

New York City, New York

Top Folk Band

Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Funk Band

Phat Hat

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Top Jazz Band

B.D. Lenz

Jersey City, New Jersey

Top Mariachi Band

Acapulco Mariachi Trio--

San Jose, California

Top Motown Band

The "Original" Moonlighters ®

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Oldies Band

Nationwide Coverage

Birmingham, Alabama

Top Original Band

Vince Lujan & the Vince Lujan Project

Little Elm, Texas

Top Pop Band

Undercover Live Entertainment

Costa Mesa, California

Top R&B Band

Good Foot

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Rock Band

Mike Dangeroux Orchestra

Chicago, Illinois

Top Soul Band

The Soul Purpose Band

Atlanta, Georgia

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

Escalade Show & Dance Band & Escalade Phase 2

New Orleans, Louisiana

Top World Band

JAM-X Band/Coral Sea Entertainment

New Orleans, Louisiana

Top Children's Entertainment

Top Animals For Parties Company

Pretty Party Ponies And Pepperment The Clown

Apopka, Florida

Top Balloon Twister

Bigred Balloon Art & Entertainment

Los Angeles, California

Top Children's Music Band

The Blue Potatoes

Belleville, New Jersey

Top Clown

Sunny The Clown

Yonkers, New York

Top Costumed Character

Lil' Star Parties

Studio City, California

Top Face Painting

Face Painting & Balloon Art By Jazzana & Co.

Paramus, New Jersey

Top Juggler

Laura Ernst

Des Moines, Iowa

Top Puppeteer

Sparky's Puppets

Cranston, Rhode Island

Top Santa Claus

Hire Nationwide Santas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Storyteller

Richard Stillman

Montclair, New Jersey

Top Comedy

Top Comedian

Jeff Havens With Uncrapify Your Life! Award Winner

Barrington, Illinois

Top Comedy Group

Playback Improvisational Theater

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Top Impressionist

Joey Vincent - Funny Man With A Horn

Westmont, New Jersey

Top DJs & Emcees

Top Ensembles

Top A Cappella Group

The Tee Tones

New York City, New York

Top Acoustic Duo

The Cottrells

Marietta, Georgia

Top Barbershop Quartet

The Four Leads (Barbershop Quartet)

Cincinnati, Ohio

Top Brass Ensemble

DC Brass Ensemble

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Choral Group


New York City, New York

Top Classic Rock Duo

Not Even Brothers

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Top Classical Duo

Sweet Harmony ~ Live Music For Special Events

Woodland Park, New Jersey

Top Classical Quartet

Harmonia Strings

Brooklyn, New York

Top Classical Trio

Amethyst Trio

San Francisco, California

Top Folk Duo


Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Top Folk Trio

Yamila Cuban Latin Band, Oscars-Grammy winner

Burbank, California

Top Jazz Duo

Lori Spencer Instrumental Solo / Band

Oak Island, North Carolina

Top Jazz Ensemble

The Hot Sun Quartet

Tampa, Florida

Top Jazz Trio

Elizabeth Hayes Musical Review

Dublin, Ohio

Top Oldies Duo

Whinin' Cheez

New York City, New York

Top Oldies Trio

Lisa Lindsley and Friends

San Francisco, California

Top Pop Duo

Ross Costa

Laguna Niguel, California

Top Pop Duo

The Kevin Sax And Dave Read Duo

Washington, New Jersey

Top Pop Duo

The Water Flow

Glen Cove, New York

Top Pop Trio

JRMG duos-trios-quartet

New York City, New York

Top String Quartet

St. Charles String Quartet

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Variety Duo

Safe Harbor

Jefferson, Maryland

Top Woodwind Ensemble

City Winds Trio and Harp & Flute Duo

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

Top World Music Duo

James & Sylvia Acoustic Guitar Duo

Jacksonville, Florida

Top World Music Trio

Amethyst Quartet

San Francisco, California

Top Event Services

Top Event Services

Record-A-Hit Entertainment

Chicago, Illinois

Top Interactive Game Show

Versus Live Quiz Show

Leesburg, Florida

Top Murder Mystery Entertainment

Floriano Productions - Virtual Parties !

Cleveland, Ohio

Top Princess Party

Magical Memories Entertainment

Los Angeles, California

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 Illusionist

Joe Black

Kirkland, Washington

Top Magician

Magic Of Marco - Live or Virtual - 503 Reviews!

Rockaway, New Jersey

Top Mentalist


Buffalo, New York

Top Psychic

Tarot Readings By Karen

Los Angeles, California

Top Tarot Card Reader

Tarot by Gloria

Concord, California

Top Ventriloquist

David Crone - I'm No Dummy Productions

Dublin, Ohio

Top Singers

Top Big Band Singer

Matt Walch-Singing The Big Band Standards

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Top Broadway Singer

Sara's Songs & Strings

Plano, Texas

Top Classical Singer

Romantic Music by Nicko, Opera, Standards & More

Los Angeles, California

Top Country Singer

Mark Hackley

Waynesboro, Virginia

Top Folk Singer

Wayne Morrison

Bristol, Rhode Island

Top Gospel Singer

John Butler

Springfield, Virginia

Top Gospel Singer

Tanya LaReese

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Top Jazz Singer

Lisa Smith

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Motown Singer

The Sound Of Charles Lee

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Top Oldies Singer

William Florian / Formerly New Christy Minstrels

Sebastopol, California

Top Opera Singer

Belle Voix - Available Nationwide

New York City, New York

Top Pop Singer

Adam Emil

Chicago, Illinois

Top R&B Singer


Beverly Hills, California

Top Rock Singer

Mark Martin & 7 grams of Fat

Royal Oak, Michigan

Top Singer

John Buccheri

Staten Island, New York

Top Soul Singer


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Variety Singer

Susan Savia, Versatile Singer/Instrumentalist

Winnabow, North Carolina

Top World Music Singer

Micheal Castaldo - Classical Crossover Pop +

New York City, New York

Top Solo Instrumentalists

Top Accordionist

Steve Rice

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Acoustic Guitar

518 Reviews Matthew Cutillo Music Superior Events

Amityville, New York

Top Bagpiper

Bagpipes and Celtic Music

New York City, New York

Top Cellist

Jennifer Girone-Virgilio

Kew Gardens, New York

Top Fiddler

Faith Pyne

Brockton, Massachusetts

Top Flutist

Kathryn Master

Bradenton, Florida

Top Guitarist

Rich Barry

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Harpist

First Coast Wedding Studios

Jacksonville, Florida

Top Keyboardist

Martin Gerschwitz

Laguna Niguel, California

Top Mandolinist

Jay Posipanko

Princeton Junction, New Jersey

Top One Man Band

Owen Poteat

Charlotte, North Carolina

Top Pianist

J P Daine

Houston, Texas

Top Saxophonist

Edmond Baker, Jr.

Houston, Texas

Top Steel Drummer


Melbourne, Florida

Top Trumpeter

Frank Tamburro

Andover, Connecticut

Top Violinist

Violinist Steve Gibons

Chicago, Illinois

Top Specialty Acts

Top Acrobat

Silk Sisters

North Hollywood, California

Top Auctioneer

Jim Ferrell Speaks

Orlando, Florida

Top Body Painter

Cindy's Creative Celebrations

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Top Caricaturist

Caricatures & Comedy By Levi

Chicago, Illinois

Top Circus Performer

Playing By Air Productions

Boston, Massachusetts

Top Contortionist

Tara Quinn

New York City, New York

Top Dancer

Sala's South Seas Revue

Orlando, Florida

Top Exotic Dancer

Cleveland Strippers Local Exotic Dancers

Cleveland, Ohio

Top Fire Eater

Keith Leaf - Amazing Fire Juggler

Ronkonkoma, New York

Top Henna Artist

Holistic Henna (Artists, Entertainers & Events)

San Francisco, California

Top Mime

Marti Cate

San Rafael, California

Top Singing Telegram

Artistic Entertainment

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Speaker

Jon Petz | 2 x Business Best-Sellers List Author

Powell, Ohio

Top Stilt Walker

Noctunal Sunshine

Santa Cruz, California

Top Sword Swallower

Pickled Brothers Circus

Florence, Kentucky

Top Temporary Tattoo Artist

Tats R Us

West Babylon, New York

Top Tribute & Impersonators

Top Elvis Impersonator


Massapequa, New York

Top Impersonator

All Star Showgrams

Foster City, California

Top Marilyn Monroe Impersonator

Jodi Fleisher

North Hollywood, California

Top Tribute Act

Peter Oprisko--Chicago's Singing Sensation!

Chicago, Illinois

Top Tribute Band

The Bluz Brothers

Chicago, Illinois

Top Tribute Singer

Eric Kearns - Voices Of Legends Show

Davenport, Florida