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

Not Even Brothers Band

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Top Beach Band

SHAKA | SoCal Beach Band

San Diego, California

Top Big Band

Big Band Express Orchestra

Northville, Michigan

Top Bluegrass Band

Michael and Jennifer McLain & the Banjocats

Nashville, Tennessee

Top Blues Band

Mel Davis & The Blues Specialists

Austin, Texas

Top Brass Band

Street Beat Brass Band

New York City, New York

Top Country Band

Mark Winston Kirk

Austin, Texas

Top Cover Band

The Wonderfuls

Dallas, Texas

Top Dance Band

Those Guys

Waterbury, Connecticut

Top Folk Band

Elonzo Wesley

Charlotte, North Carolina

Top Funk Band


Pensacola, Florida

Top Gospel Band


Nashville, Tennessee

Top Jazz Band

B.D. Lenz

Jersey City, New Jersey

Top Karaoke Band

Rock Band Karaoke

Chicago, Illinois

Top Marching Band

BOOM! percussion entertainment

Mesa, Arizona

Top Mariachi Band

Mariachi Trio Los Azulado

San Bernardino, California

Top Motown Band

Sha'on And The Girls With Success

Metairie, Louisiana

Top Oldies Band


Santa Monica, California

Top Pop Band

California's #1 80's Tribute

Newport Beach, California

Top R&B Band

The Sensation Band & DJ Combo

Memphis, Tennessee

Top Rock Band

Mike Dangeroux Orchestra

Chicago, Illinois

Top Soul Band

Private Property Band

Costa Mesa, California

Top Steel Drum Band

Feelin IRIE

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

SitaraSon Cuban/Latin Band

Los Angeles, California

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


Washington, District of Columbia

Top Costumed Character


Boston, Massachusetts

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

Around the Town Ent. LLC - Holiday Entertainment

Elgin, Illinois

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

Matias Letelier Mentalist & Mind Reader

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 Emcee

Chuck Dukas Live Event Emcee and Auctioneer

Los Angeles, California

Top Ensembles

Top A Cappella Group

Business Casual A Cappella

San Mateo, California

Top Acoustic Duo

SAM POINTER Solo/Duo/Trio: Singer/Guitarist+

Birmingham, Alabama

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

Summit, New Jersey

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

La Mer Ensembles

Medford, New Jersey

Top Classical Trio

Crown Players

Diamond Bar, California

Top Dueling Pianos

Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos

New York City, New York

Top Folk Duo

The Honey Badgers - Folk Duo

Newark, Delaware

Top Jazz Duo

Gomez and Sadlon

Newtown, Connecticut

Top Jazz Ensemble

Steve Wood Duo, Trio, And Quartet(ensemble)

Detroit, Michigan

Top Jazz Trio

Sam Graham Trio

Los Angeles, California

Top Pop Duo

Joey & Jenny

Clermont, Florida

Top Pop Trio


Louisville, Kentucky

Top String Quartet

Leesburg String Quartet

Leesburg, Virginia

Top Variety Duo

Just The Two of Us: Annie Addington, Jamil Ghattas

Sarasota, Florida

Top Variety Duo

The Irish Minstrels

Norwich, Connecticut

Top World Music Trio

Ulster Landing

Medford, Massachusetts

Top Event Services

Top Event Planning

Inmayra Taveras Event Planning LLC

Toms River, New Jersey

Top Event Staffing

V&V Bartending

Union City, New Jersey

Top Games & Rides

A # 1 Best Events & Entertainment Carnival Games

Los Angeles, California

Top Inflatables & Rentals

Robbie's Ranch

Carmel, New York

Top Interactive Entertainment Company

Happy Faces Entertainment & KC Mystery Players

Kansas City, Missouri

Top Personal Style


New Orleans, Louisiana

Top Photo Booth Rental

Photo Booth Parties

Suffern, New York

Top Transportation Service

Royal Luxury Transportation

West Orange, New Jersey

Top Wedding Officiant

Weddings by Randy

Marietta, Georgia

Top Magic & Illusion

Top Astrologer

Kate Wind

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Fortune Teller


New York City, New York

Top Hypnotist

Jason Christopher, Hypnotist, Magician, Speaker

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

Davida Rappaport

Los Angeles, California

Top Tarot Card Reader

Eve Love & Light

New York City, New York

Top Ventriloquist

Ian Varella

San Marcos, Texas

Top Photographers & Videographers

Top Photographer

Stelly Photo Video

Miami, Florida

Top Videographer

B&K Productions

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Top Singers

Top Beach Music Singer

Todd Owens

Phoenix, Arizona

Top Big Band Singer

Jeremy Russell

Sarasota, Florida

Top Broadway Singer

Christine Asero

Bowie, Maryland

Top Classical Singer

Lady of the Shallows

Tampa, Florida

Top Country Singer

Neil Dover

Mobile, Alabama

Top Folk Singer

Shady Rill - Tom Mackenzie And Patti Casey

Adamant, Vermont

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

Motown Ross Brown | Live Band & DJ Fort Myers, FL

Fort Myers, Florida

Top Oldies Singer

Johnny Cannella The Oldies Singer, Sinatra & More

Lindenhurst, New York

Top Opera Singer

Sarah Nordin and Tyler Putnam

Lakeland, Florida

Top Pop Singer

Tom Cash

Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Top R&B Singer


Beverly Hills, California

Top Singer

Mikaela Kahn

Austin, Texas

Top Singer Guitarist

Denny B.

Chicago, Illinois

Top Variety Singer


Brooklyn, New York

Top World Music Singer

Grupo MerengPower

Thonotosassa, Florida

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 Banjo Player

Richard Stillman

Montclair, New Jersey

Top Cellist

Romantic Cello

San Clemente, California

Top Fiddler

Ryan Thomson / Captain Fiddle

Lee, New Hampshire

Top Flutist

Christian Vega

Bronx, New York

Top Guitarist

Mark Abdilla- Latin/Flamenco/Classical Guitarist

San Francisco, 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 Percussionist

Robert V

Yonkers, New York

Top Pianist

The Music Boutique - Piano/Jazz/Strings

New York City, New York

Top Saxophonist

Ivan Polanski Jazz Entertainment

Brooklyn, New York

Top Steel Drummer

Pan Occasions

Brooklyn, New York

Top Trumpeter

Jackson Trumpet - Neo Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop, & R&B

Washington, District of Columbia

Top Ukulele Player

Troy Fernandez

Reseda, California

Top Violinist

Sweet Harmony ~ Live Music For Special Events

Woodland Park, New Jersey

Top Specialty Acts

Top Auctioneer

Jim Nye, The Benefit Auction Guy

Los Angeles, California

Top Cabaret Dancer

SHOWGIRLS - Hire real Las Vegas Showgirls.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Caricaturist

Caricatures by Carol

Bronxville, New York

Top Circus Performer

Zero Gravity Arts

Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Dance Group

Jumpin Entertainment - Swing & Lindy Hop

New York City, New York

Top Dancer

Uso’s Polynesian Entertainment

Orlando, Florida

Top Event Artist

Cindi Harwood Rose

Houston, Texas

Top Handwriting Analyst

Dr. Ken, Comedy Hypnosis - Mentalism - ESP Show

San Diego, California

Top Mime


New York City, New York

Top Party Robots


New York City, New York

Top Singing Telegram Company

Improv Poet Amy

Los Angeles, California

Top Speaker


Phoenix, Arizona

Top Square Dance Caller

Rick Hampton Square Dance Parties

Visalia, California

Top Stilt Walker

Mike Weakley - StiltFun

Orlando, Florida

Top Tribute & Impersonators

Top Elvis Impersonator

Michael O Ultimate Elvis/Patsy/Priscilla

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Impersonator

Hottest Donald Trump Impersonator Today MJ Trump

San Antonio, Texas

Top Marilyn Monroe Impersonator

Erika Smith as Marilyn Monroe

Los Angeles, California

Top Tribute Act

Jeff Wessman - A Swingin' Affair!

Oakland, California

Top Tribute Band

Heartache Tonight/ Hard Day's Knights

Riverside, California

Top Tribute Singer

Billy IDOL Impersonator ( Scotty Idol)

San Francisco, California

Top Weddings

Most Popular Wedding Band

The Wonderfuls

Dallas, Texas

Most Popular Wedding DJ

Sam Lippert - DJ SamIJam

Cincinnati, Ohio

Most Popular Wedding Entertainer

Susie Shortt Music - Southeast Office

Birmingham, Alabama

Most Popular Wedding Variety Entertainer

Wayne Hill Sr.

East Moline, Illinois