Why hire a band or DJ with Encore Entertainment?

We play the songs you love at the events memories are made of

Encore Entertainment is more than just music. We bring event management precision and performance that works around your schedule and your event. We also provide staging, audio equipment, and lighting.

Effortless event music and entertainment made easy

With 25 years of experience, dozens of entertainment options, hundreds of customers, and thousands of thrilled onlookers and party-goers, Encore does everything to make your big day transform from event to party.

Experience plus talented musicians who love to play and DJs who care about all the latest music add up to effortless event planning.

  • You can choose the songs you love—or don’t.
  • Or, let us take care of it for you.
  • Highly rated on the Knot, Wedding Wire, and more.
  • We’ll read the room, take requests, and ensure everyone has a good time.
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Events held across Indiana and the Midwest

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Let us come to you, whether it’s in Fort Wayne, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Carmel, or any point in between. We travel across the United States, including prior events in the Caribbean. Now’s a good time for a destination wedding, isn’t it?

Every act and event is insured

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When you book with Encore, rest assured your act—from a 10-piece band to a single DJ—is fully insured. So when your guests get a little too excited around us, things are covered on our end. Some restrictions apply.

The most fun, experience, and talent roster anywhere in Indiana and the Midwest

  • Fairs and Festivals
  • Corporate and personal events with national or local talent
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Wedding receptions
  • Private parties
  • Award ceremonies
  • Proms
  • Graduations
  • Family gatherings
  • Grand openings
  • Bar and bat mitzvahs
  • Galas and fundraisers
  • School dances and carnivals
  • Community and church events
  • Parties of any size and scope!

Encore’s promise to every customer

  • Encore Entertainment will pay attention. Our musicians, performers, and other acts know how to read a room, adapt, and improvise when necessary.
  • We will show knowledge and experience in every detail. Encore Entertainment prepares for and coordinates every event with skill and care. From your initial call to our follow-up email, Encore’s service, expertise, and talent will exceed your expectations.
  • Encore Entertainment will continue to thrive because every Encore customer says they would do it all over again.
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Cathy did a phenomenal job for my daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner. She is a great musician and has a wonderful warm personality that added a lot to the festivities.
Loriann F.
Loriann F.
I have had the pleasure of working with Encore Entertainment the past two years to secure multiple entertainment groups for outdoor drive through events. Not only were we provided with top notch entertainment, but it was done while facing many challenges from a pandemic and University red tape. Thank you, Larry, for being flexible and professional. Much appreciated. Looking forward to the next time we can work together.
Response from the owner: Lori,Thanks to you and your creativity. Some of the options you have suggested were out of the ordinary, but great definitely additions to your event.
Darren V.
Darren V.
Mary B.
Mary B.
Nathaniel Edmunds P.
Nathaniel Edmunds P.
We've worked alongside Encore Entertainment for years! Not only are they brilliant musicians they are professional and courteous. They are well revered in the city by many. They'll make any cocktail hour or event a party or a subdued atmosphere...whatever you're looking for.
Tracy B.
Tracy B.
We hired a string quartet for our son's wedding. Wedding was last night, and the music was wonderful. Two hours contracted, so we had seating music, ceremony music, and dinner music immediately following the ceremony. Great song repertoire, arrived on time and well prepared. We are very happy. Thank you.
Bryan S.
Bryan S.
YouDoNot K.
YouDoNot K.
Absolutely LOVE Encore! Darren & Larry are ALWAYS able to ask me the questions, determine what I need for entertainment, and deliver an incredible music group. Whether I have a $700 budget or a $17,000 budget, they know exactly the right match to keep my guests entertained & smiling.
Response from the owner: Thanks for the kind words. We work hard to find just the right entertainment for you and yours.

Get expert help finding the act, band, DJ, or performer for your event

From a 10-piece band to a single DJ, or a harpist out front and the band in the back, you’ve got options. So many options are available, including the fun Bucket Drummers, you’re guaranteed to find the right mix, right fit, and right cost.

Don’t just settle for one option when you can have all that Encore Entertainment offers.

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