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2021 Rising Star Awards

The Bash 2021 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 A Cappella Group Business Casual A Cappella San Mateo California
Top Accordionist Mark Danisovszky San Diego California
Top Acoustic Band Not Even Brothers Band Spartanburg South Carolina
Top Acoustic Duo SAM POINTER Solo/Duo/Trio: Singer/Guitarist+ Birmingham Alabama
Top Acoustic Guitar Kurt Borst Astoria New York
Top Acoustic Trio Lilac Wine Atlanta Georgia
Top Animals For Parties Company Circle K Farm – Alpacas & Farm Animals East Hampton Connecticut
Top Astrologer Kate Wind Las Vegas Nevada
Top Auctioneer Jim Nye, The Benefit Auction Guy Los Angeles California
Top Bagpiper I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire Fresno California
Top Balloon Twister SuperNovA West Nyack New York
Top Banjo Player Richard Stillman Montclair New Jersey
Top Barbershop Quartet Quatrain Barbershop Quartet(aka The Chordon Bleus) Baldwin New York
Top Beach Band SHAKA | SoCal Beach Band San Diego California
Top Beach Music Singer Todd Owens Phoenix Arizona
Top Big Band Big Band Express Orchestra Northville Michigan
Top Big Band Singer Jeremy Russell Sarasota Florida
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 Broadway Singer Christine Asero Bowie Maryland
Top Cabaret Dancer SHOWGIRLS - Hire real Las Vegas Showgirls. Las Vegas Nevada
Top Caricaturist Caricatures by Carol Bronxville New York
Top Cellist Romantic Cello Laguna Hills California
Top Children's Music Singer Aaron Short Children's Singer Woodside New York
Most Popular Children's Party Entertainer Boots & Saddles Exeter Rhode Island
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 Circus Performer Zero Gravity Arts Las Vegas Nevada
Top Classical Duo Grace Note Strings ~ Weddings, Beach & Church Stone Harbor New Jersey
Top Classical Quartet La Mer Ensembles Medford New Jersey
Top Classical Singer Lady of the Shallows Tampa Florida
Top Classical Trio Crown Players Dana Point California
Top Clown Crickett Washington District of Columbia
Top Comedian Justin James - The Bash's #1 Booked Comedy Act! Seattle Washington
Most Popular Corporate Event Entertainer Matias Letelier "Mental-e-Connected" New York City New York
Top Costumed Character BostonPartyAdventures/KidsWorldEntertainment Boston Massachusetts
Top Country Band Mark Winston Kirk Austin Texas
Top Country Singer Neil Dover Mobile Alabama
Top Cover Band The Wonderfuls Dallas Texas
Top Dance Band Those Guys Waterbury Connecticut
Top Dance Group Jumpin Entertainment - Swing & Lindy Hop New York City New York
Top Dancer Uso’s Polynesian Entertainment Orlando Florida
Top DJ Dj Lucho Events Silver Spring Maryland
Top Dueling Pianos Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos New York City New York
Top Elvis Impersonator Michael O Ultimate Elvis Experience/Patsy Cline Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Top Emcee Carolyn McArdle Emcee/Host San Francisco California
Top Emcee Chuck Dukas Live Event Emcee and Auctioneer Los Angeles California
Top Event Artist Cindi Harwood Rose Houston Texas
Top Event Planning Inmayra Taveras Event Planning LLC Toms River New Jersey
Top Event Staffing V&V Bartending Union City New Jersey
Top Face Painting Merry Heart Entertainment Arlington Texas
Top Fiddler Ryan Thomson / Captain Fiddle Lee New Hampshire
Top Flutist Christian Vega Bronx New York
Top Folk Band Elonzo Wesley Charlotte North Carolina
Top Folk Duo The Honey Badgers Newark Delaware
Top Folk Singer Shady Rill - Tom Mackenzie And Patti Casey Adamant Vermont
Top Fortune Teller Raven New York City New York
Top Funk Band Nobius Pensacola Florida
Top Games & Rides A # 1 Best Events & Entertainment Carnival Games Los Angeles California
Top Gospel Band Waymasters Nashville Tennessee
Top Gospel Singer Just the 2 of Us Riverview Florida
Top Guitarist Mark Abdilla- Latin/Flamenco/Classical Guitarist San Francisco California
Top Handwriting Analyst Dr. Ken, Comedy Hypnosis - Mentalism - ESP Show San Diego California
Top Harpist Lily Press, Harp and Simon Linn-Gerstein, Cello Pasadena California
Top Hypnotist Jason Christopher, Hypnotist, Magician, Speaker Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Top Impersonator Trump Impersonator - Bring MJ Trump To Your Event! San Antonio Texas
Top Inflatables & Rentals Rigo Music Kids Fun Entertainment Carmel New York
Top Interactive Entertainment Company Happy Faces Entertainment & KC Mystery Players Kansas City Missouri
Top Jazz Band B.D. Lenz Jersey City New Jersey
Top Jazz Duo Gomez and Sadlon Newtown Connecticut
Top Jazz Ensemble Steve Wood Duo, Trio, And Quartet(ensemble) Detroit Michigan
Top Jazz Singer John G. Lewis & The Electrokoustic Band Washington District of Columbia
Top Jazz Trio Sam Graham Trio Los Angeles California
Top Juggler Lou Johnson the Magical Juggler Valley Stream New York
Top Karaoke Band Rock Band Karaoke Chicago Illinois
Top Keyboardist David Zipse, Virtuoso Pianist Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Top Magician Illusionist Matias' Virtual & Live Magic Shows New York City New York
Top Marching Band BOOM! percussion entertainment Mesa Arizona
Top Mariachi Band Mariachi Trio Los Azulado San Bernardino California
Top Marilyn Monroe Impersonator Erika Smith as Marilyn Monroe Los Angeles California
Top Mentalist Matias Letelier "Mental-e-Connected" New York City New York
Top Mime Mimes! New York City New York
Top Motown Band Sha'on And The Girls With Success Metairie Louisiana
Top Motown Singer Motown Ross Brown Sarasota Florida
Top Oldies Band The Funky Hippeez Santa Monica California
Top Oldies Singer Johnny Cannella The Oldies Singer, Sinatra & More Lindenhurst New York
Top One Man Band George Smith Monroe Township New Jersey
Top Opera Singer Sarah Nordin and Tyler Putnam Lakeland Florida
Top Palm Reader Victoria: Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Palmist Chicago Illinois
Top Party Robots LED ROBOTS CO2 New York City New York
Top Percussionist Robert V Yonkers New York
Top Personal Style GlossyLocs New Orleans Louisiana
Top Photo Booth & Green Screen Photo Booth Parties Suffern New York
Top Photographer Stelly Photo Video Miami Florida
Top Pianist The Music Boutique - Piano/Jazz/Strings New York City New York
Top Pop Band California's #1 80's Tribute Newport Beach California
Top Pop Duo Joey & Jenny Clermont Florida
Top Pop Singer Tom Cash Hoffman Estates Illinois
Top Pop Trio Electria Louisville Kentucky
Top Psychic Davida Rappaport Los Angeles California
Top Puppeteer Party Creations North Hollywood California
Top R&B Band The Sensation Band & DJ Combo Memphis Tennessee
Top R&B Singer Oya Beverly Hills California
Top Rock Band Mike Dangeroux Orchestra Chicago Illinois
Top Rock Duo Acoustic Road - Best of Classic & Acoustic Rock Princeton New Jersey
Top Santa Claus Around the Town Entertainment, LLC Elgin Illinois
Top Saxophonist Ivan Polanski Jazz Entertainment Brooklyn New York
Top Singer Mikaela Kahn Austin Texas
Top Singer Guitarist Denny B. Chicago Illinois
Top Singing Telegram Company Poetry-grams Los Angeles California
Top Soul Band Private Property Band Costa Mesa California
Top Speaker JEAN BRIESE | Highest Rated Speaker! Phoenix Arizona
Top Square Dance Caller Rick Hampton Square Dance Parties Visalia California
Top Steel Drum Band Feelin IRIE New York City New York
Top Steel Drummer Pan Occasions Brooklyn New York
Top Stilt Walker Mike Weakley - StiltFun Orlando Florida
Top Storyteller Queen Emeralda Atlanta Georgia
Top String Quartet Leesburg String Quartet Leesburg Virginia
Top Swing Band The Social Mix Seattle Washington
Top Tarot Card Reader Eve Love & Light New York City New York
Top Transportation Service Royal Luxury Transportation New York City New York
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 Trumpeter Jackson Trumpet - Neo Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop, & R&B Washington District of Columbia
Top Ukulele Player Troy Fernandez Reseda California
Top Variety Band Hot Pursuit Band San Diego California
Top Variety Duo Just The Two of Us: Annie Addington, Jamil Ghattas Sarasota Florida
Top Variety Duo The Irish Minstrels Norwich Connecticut
Top Variety Singer VITO LOMBARDO Brooklyn New York
Top Ventriloquist Ian Varella San Marcos Texas
Top Videographer B&K Productions Upper Marlboro Maryland
Top Violinist Sweet Harmony ~ Live Music For Special Events Woodland Park New Jersey
Most Popular Wedding Band The Wonderfuls Dallas Texas
Most Popular Wedding DJ Sam Lippert - DJ SamIJam Cincinnati Ohio
Most Popular Wedding Entertainer Susie Shortt Birmingham Alabama
Top Wedding Officiant Weddings by Randy Marietta Georgia
Most Popular Wedding Variety Entertainer Wayne Hill Sr. East Moline Illinois
Top World Band SitaraSon Cuban/Latin Band Los Angeles California
Top World Music Singer Grupo Latin Rumble Tampa Florida
Top World Music Trio Ulster Landing Medford Massachusetts