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

Dan Walker

Madbury, New Hampshire

Top Ambient Band

Two Guitars Telling A Story

Denver, Colorado

Top Beach Band


Lexington, Kentucky

Top Big Band

Red Rock Swing Band

Woodbury, Minnesota

Top Bluegrass Band

The Carolina Gents

New York City, New York

Top Blues Band

Mel Davis & The Blues Specialists

Austin, Texas

Top Brass Band

St. Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band

San Francisco, California

Top Classical Band

Karin Elizabeth & The Remedy Band

Pontiac, Michigan

Top Country Band

Nolan Pick Band

Waco, Texas

Top Cover Band


Oceanside, California

Top Dance Band


Newtown, Connecticut

Top Folk Band

The Local Boys

Charlotte, North Carolina

Top Funk Band

In The Slot

Cincinnati, Ohio

Top Gospel Band


Nashville, Tennessee

Top Jazz Band

The Bailsmen

New York City, New York

Top Karaoke Band

The Moon Units

Los Angeles, California

Top Marching Band

Statue of Liberty Marching Band

New York City, New York

Top Mariachi Band

Mariachi Trio Los Azulado

San Bernardino, California

Top Motown Band

1st Generation Band

Atlanta, Georgia

Top Oldies Band

The Bumper Jacksons

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Original Band

Elle Casazza

Chicago, Illinois

Top Pop Band

Detroit Steel

Austin, Texas

Top R&B Band

The Blue Tips Rhythm Revue

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Top Rock Band

Mike Dangeroux Orchestra

Chicago, Illinois

Top Roots Band

Folksoul Music (Tattoo, the Folksoul Band and Duo)

Greenfield, New Hampshire

Top Soul Band

The Adrian Duke Project

Charlottesville, Virginia

Top Steel Drum Band

Feelin IRIE

New York City, New York

Top Swing Band

The Social Mix

Seattle, Washington

Top Techno Band

Planet Plink

Annapolis, Maryland

Top Variety Band

Pink Kadillac

Bennington, Nebraska

Top World Band


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Children's Entertainment

Top Animals For Parties Company

Aly's Ponies & Traveling Barnyard

Poughkeepsie, New York

Top Balloon Twister

Jay Jay

Arlington Heights, Illinois

Top Children's Music Band

Funkytown Playground

New York City, New York

Top Children's Music Singer

Zev Haber

New Rochelle, New York

Top Clown

Ollie the Clown

Berkley, Massachusetts

Top Costumed Character

Hire Nationwide Santas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Face Painting

Jolie faces

Silver Spring, Maryland

Top Juggler

Lou Johnson the Magical Juggler

Valley Stream, New York

Top Puppeteer

Penny And The Puppettes

Brooklyn, New York

Top Storyteller

Debra Mims

Burtonsville, Maryland

Top Children's Parties

Most Popular Children's Party Entertainer

Bubbles Productions

Bowie, Maryland

Top Comedy

Top Comedian


San Francisco, California

Top Comedy Group

The Linebenders - Improv Comedians

Fargo, North Dakota

Top Impressionist

Joey Vincent - Funny Man With A Horn

Westmont, New Jersey

Top Corporate Events

Most Popular Corporate Event Entertainer

Caricatures and Silhouettes by Darci Herbold

Los Angeles, California

Top DJs & Emcees

Top DJ

DJ Jamm AKA Jay Salter

New Rochelle, New York

Top Emcee

Chuck Dukas Live Event Emcee and Auctioneer

Los Angeles, California

Top Ensembles

Top A Cappella Group

Blue Jupiter

New York City, New York

Top Acoustic Duo

Flamenco/Spanish Guitar Duo, Trio

Chicago, Illinois

Top Acoustic Trio

Lilac Wine

Atlanta, Georgia

Top Barbershop Quartet

Smooth Brew

Plano, Texas

Top Brass Ensemble

Five Borough Brass

Brooklyn, New York

Top Choral Group


New York City, New York

Top Christmas Carolers

The Clarion Voices

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

Top Classic Rock Duo

Acoustic Road - Best of Classic & Acoustic Rock

Princeton, New Jersey

Top Classical Duo

Grace Note Strings ~ Weddings, Beach & Church

Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Top Classical Quartet

Art-Strings Ensembles

New York City, New York

Top Classical Trio

Amethyst Trio

San Francisco, California

Top Dueling Pianos

Ted Oliver Productions

Waukesha, Wisconsin

Top Folk Duo


Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Top Jazz Duo

Minneapolis Funeral Music

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Top Jazz Ensemble

Prelude Productions

New York City, New York

Top Jazz Trio

The Alex Levin Trio - Alex Levin Music

New York City, New York

Top Oldies Trio

The Victory Belles

New Orleans, Louisiana

Top Orchestra

Jazzkatz Project

San Diego, California

Top Pop Duo

HighRise Duo

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Pop Trio


Louisville, Kentucky

Top String Quartet

St. Charles String Quartet

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Variety Duo

Valerie Estle & Company

Orange, California

Top World Music Duo

Global Spanish Guitar Duo/Flamenco/Americana

Chicago, Illinois

Top World Music Trio

Fellswater - Celtic Music From Boston Area

Boston, Massachusetts

Top Event Services

Top Event Planning

An Eyeful Event "Where Every Event Is an Eyeful"

Odenton, Maryland

Top Event Planning

Inspired Events

Gilbert, Arizona

Top Event Services

Party Train Photo Booth Company - Nassua

Bellmore, New York

Top Event Staffing

Behind The Glass Bartending

Huntington Beach, California

Top Personal Style


New York City, New York

Top Theme Party Company

TV Game Shows/Photo Booths/Karaoke/DJ/Emcee

Waupaca, Wisconsin

Top Transportation Service

A Touch of Class Limousines

Frederick, Maryland

Top Wedding Officiant

The Wedding Preacher and Music

New Orleans, Louisiana

Top Magic & Illusion

Top Astrologer

Trish Buckley

Brooklyn, New York

Top Fortune Teller

Gypsy The Fortune Teller

New York City, New York

Top Hypnotist

Jeff Jay Gigmaster's "Top Hypnotist" & Mentalist!

Tampa, Florida

Top Illusionist


Richmond, Virginia

Top Magician

Magic Of Marco - Live or Virtual - 503 Reviews!

Rockaway, New Jersey

Top Mentalist

Larry & Raven - Mentalist Couple

New York City, New York

Top Mind Reader

Mark Toland - Chicago Magician & Mind Reader

Chicago, Illinois

Top Palm Reader

MISTER VIBE: Awarded 9 Time Best Psychic Hypnotist

Chicago, Illinois

Top Psychic

Psychic L'Oracle

Sarasota, Florida

Top Tarot Card Reader

Party Psychic

La Habra, California

Top Ventriloquist

Corporate Comedian Ventriloquist Marc Rubben

Omaha, Nebraska

Top Photographers & Videographers

Top Photographer


New York City, New York

Top Videographer

Red Valley Media Group

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Singers

Top Big Band Singer

Matt Walch-Singing The Big Band Standards

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Top Broadway Singer

Christine Asero

Bowie, Maryland

Top Classical Singer

David Hartley: Singer, Pianist, Trumpeter

Lake in the Hills, Illinois

Top Country Singer

Bobby Cool

Nashville, Tennessee

Top Folk Singer

Shady Rill - Tom Mackenzie And Patti Casey

Adamant, Vermont

Top Gospel Singer

Angela Missy Billups

New York City, New York

Top Jazz Singer

Lisa Smith

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Motown Singer

The Sound Of Charles Lee

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Top Oldies Singer

Jennifer Mello

Boston, Massachusetts

Top Opera Singer

Lucia Palmieri & Company

New York City, New York

Top Pop Singer

Tom Cash

Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Top R&B Singer


Beverly Hills, California

Top Rock Singer

John Thrasher

Atlanta, Georgia

Top Singer

Amy Andrews

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Singer Guitarist

Matt Hartke Music

Jersey City, New Jersey

Top Soul Singer

Kelly Renee

Chicago, Illinois

Top Variety Singer

Chris Darin

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Top World Music Singer

Micheal Castaldo - Classical Crossover Pop +

New York City, New York

Top Solo Instrumentalists

Top Accordionist


New York City, New York

Top Acoustic Guitar

518 Reviews Matthew Cutillo Music Superior Events

Amityville, New York

Top Bagpiper

I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire

Fresno, California

Top Banjo Player

Richard Stillman

Montclair, New Jersey

Top Cellist

Sharon Gerber Celloasis

Greenville, South Carolina

Top Fiddler

Susie Shortt Music - Southeast Office

Birmingham, Alabama

Top Flutist

Kimberly Rini

Tampa, Florida

Top Guitarist

David Adele - Classical Guitarist

Orange, California

Top Harpist

Erin Hill - Harpist & Singer

New York City, New York

Top Keyboardist

David Zipse, Virtuoso Pianist

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top One Man Band

Red Dawn

Orlando, Florida

Top Pianist

Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos

New York City, New York

Top Saxophonist

Jamie WilliamS.

Orlando, Florida

Top Steel Drummer

Steel Drum Vibes By Mustafa Alexander

New York City, New York

Top Trumpeter

Kenny John

Budd Lake, New Jersey

Top Ukulele Player

Eddie Ocean Entertainment

New York City, New York

Top Violinist

Karen Burciaga

Medford, Massachusetts

Top Specialty Acts

Top Auctioneer

Jim Nye, The Benefit Auction Guy

Los Angeles, California

Top Cabaret Dancer

Diamond Beauty Dancers & Celebrity Tribute Artists

Studio City, California

Top Caricaturist

Rafael Diez-Cartoonyou!

Orlando, Florida

Top Circus Performer


Berkeley, California

Top Dance Group

Raqs Ayana Belly Dance Troupe

Portland, Oregon

Top Dancer

Aloha Hula NYC

New York City, New York

Top Event Artist

Sylhouettes By Sylvia-Silhouette Portrait Artist

Fullerton, California

Top Mime


Greenfield, Massachusetts

Top Singing Telegram Company

Jim The Entertainer ~ Singing Telegrams

Baltimore, Maryland

Top Speaker

Tom Hofbauer

Toledo, Ohio

Top Square Dance Caller

Pat Cannon's Foot & Fiddle Dance Co.

Sloatsburg, New York

Top Stilt Walker

John Measner - Stilt Walker

Chicago, Illinois

Top Tribute & Impersonators

Top Elvis Impersonator

Rick Torres Bay Area's #1 Elvis Impersonator

San Jose, California

Top Impersonator

Danny J - Legends Impressionist

Los Angeles, California

Top Marilyn Monroe Impersonator

Camilleon Impersonators and Look-alikes!

Palm Beach, Florida

Top Tribute Act

Michael Sonata

Canton, Ohio

Top Tribute Band

Meet The Beetles

Chicago, Illinois

Top Tribute Singer

Matt Walch - Tribute Singer

Chicago, Illinois

Top Weddings

Most Popular Wedding Band

Nick Carver Band

Nashville, Tennessee

Most Popular Wedding DJ

DJ Juan Diego Inc

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Most Popular Wedding Entertainer

TravelinMic Mobile Dj & Lighting

Lexington, Kentucky

Most Popular Wedding Variety Entertainer

Rick Welch

Rutherford, New Jersey