Fun and entertaining bands for hire

Chicago Catz, The Band etc., Jayne Bond & the Pink Martinis, Rat Pack, Blues Brothers, and more

Encore Entertainment Party and Entertainment and Wedding Acts

From jazz bands to variety groups, blues brothers impersonators to the original rat pack and Jayne Bond and the Pink Martinis, Encore Entertainment has an act to match your style, event, and guests’ tastes.

Best and popular wedding bands and bands for hire near me in Indianapolis

the band etc. performs on stage

The band etc…

✅ Will travel ✅ Brings their own equipment

Super fun, easy to work with, great for weddings and events with a bunch of people ready to get out and dance around.
Candlewood Strings performer

Candlewood Strings

✅ Will travel ✅ Brings their own equipment ✅ Can add vocals

Smooth and exciting with contemporary twists to classic string instrumentals.
Cocktail Sax saxophonist

Cocktail Sax

✅ Will travel ✅ Brings their own equipment ✅ Can add vocals

Chill, relaxing, and adds a ton of class and sophistication to any event.
Circle City DJ turntable

Circle City DJ

✅ Will travel ✅ Brings their own equipment ✅ Good for emceeing events

Easy on the budget, lots of fun, and really customizable.

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“Encore Entertainment found three performers for our wedding cocktail hour, ceremony, and reception. All from one source with plenty of budget-friendly options. Highly recommend.”
—Janice P., Louisville, KY

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Unique Acts

  • Mariachi sol Jaliscience
  • Circle City Big Band
  • Three Waiters
  • Alabama Blues Brothers
  • Ring of Fire Johnny Cash Tribute
  • Scott Morgan
  • Celebrity Impersonators
  • Christian and Katalina
  • Dean Martin & Marilyn Monroe
  • The Rat Pack
  • Bill Patterson – Live Paintings

Variety Acts

  • Aerialists
  • Magicians
  • Psychics
  • Caricature Artists
  • Comedians
  • DJs
  • Casino/Gaming
  • Jugglers
  • Celebrity Impersonators
  • Murder Mysteries
  • Mimes
  • Face Painters
  • Henna Tattoos
  • Carnival Games
  • Stilt Walkers
  • Inflatables
  • Interactive games
  • Balloon Artists
  • Emcees
  • Speakers
  • Production Design and Management
  • Masseuses
  • Race Theme Parties
  • Indy 2-Seater
  • Game Show Mania

Ain’t that a kick…watch Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe perform as part of the Rat Pack

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FAQs about hiring bands and Encore Entertainment Acts

The Rat Pack and the band etc… make for great corporate gatherings, conferences entertainment, events, and holiday parties. If that’s too much energy for the room, we recommend Cocktail Sax or Candlewood Strings for lighter, jazzier music.

Groups like the band etc… can shift tempo and pace because they read the room as needed. A DJ might also be worth considering if all you need is music. Candlewood Strings and Cocktail Sax can also read the elevate a space or remain in the background.

All of our acts and musicians, regardless if they’re part of a band or not, are very good at reading a crowd. Most acts and musicians can also emcee the event, or parts of it. This helps them get an even better understanding of the vibe in the room.

We’ve worked with a lot of venues in the area. While we’re not a true event planning service, we can help refer you to people and places we know are reputable, work hard, and do good work. In the Indianapolis area, we’ve listed places that are great for weddings

YouTube is a good source, and we have some private video we can share or point you toward. Because they were taken at events, we don’t publish them here for privacy to the hosts and organizers. Just contact us with questions and we can help.

Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Awards

Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award Winner

Encore Entertainment’s premiere party and wedding entertainment band, the band etc..., won Wedding Wire’s local Couple’s Choice Award.