There’s no better feeling than seeing the look of love when a couple's friends and family join them on the dance floor. That feeling is why we love what we do.
Whether you prefer traditional music, classical songs, or modern tunes, we can work with you to set the perfect tone for your day. Ask us for a Free Demo Pack to hear for yourself.
Start the party off right with a jazz quartet or acoustic trio to accompany your cocktail hour.
This is where we really shine - amazing dance parties are how the Bluewater Kings have earned their fantastic reputation! We pride ourselves on our high energy, flawless performance–it’s all about great preparation and a genuine love for what we do to ensure you have the best night of your life.
We want you to love the music!
We pride ourselves on knowing just what to play and when to play it. It isn't enough just to fill your dance floor - we want you to love the music! We'll create a set list based on your musical preferences to ensure that every song from the start of the day until you drive away together as a married couple is tailored especially for you. Or, if you prefer, just leave it all up to us.
- Funk & Motown
- Top 40
Let’s keep things organized.
We offer a unique online planning system which allows you to customize your day-of schedule and playlist–and update it as many times as you like leading up to the wedding. This means more control and less stress.
Choosing your investment
Whether you’re hosting a backyard soirée or a black-tie bash, we’re here to help you find the perfect band for your event, from a 3 piece to a 14 piece! Explore some of our pricing examples below:
3-4 Piece Band
A three to four piece band is perfect for an intimate soirée or cocktail party where the music’s primary purpose is to create a relaxed, conversational ambience. Customize the instruments to fit your vision.Inquire
5 Piece Band
Get your party started with a five piece band and guarantee your guests will be dancing all night.Inquire
7 Piece Band
Bring the house down with our most popular band size. Perfect for party lovers!Inquire
9 Piece Band
A rocking band to get your party roaring! The full horn section will elevate your event.Inquire
Pricing may vary based on date, location, logistics and customization.
Cocktail Hour Trio
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Cocktail Hour Trio (1 Hour) $350 per hour
Includes a 3-piece instrumental cocktail band for 45 minutes to 1-hour of music plus set-up (depends on event schedule). This add-on kicks off your event with the perfect amount of sophistication! *Pricing only applies when a band is also included in the booking.
MC Service $130
Our MC will eloquently escort your guests through the evening by making announcements to help keep your guests informed and your event timeline on track. Special Announcements may include: First Dance, Parent Dances, Dinner Service, Cake Cutting, Bouquet Toss, Last Call, Photo Ops, Final Dance, & More. Our MC will follow your schedule and touch base with your other vendors on the night to help ensure the event runs smoothly.
DJ Set (1 Hour) $500
Includes a 1 hour professional DJ set to top off the night and a professional DJ during band breaks. This add-on is ideal for large events lasting more than 4 to 5 hours. (Please note that iPod playlists during band breaks are included in all band packages.) *Pricing only applies when a band is also included in the booking. Please inquire for specialty musician requests (e.g. harp, string trio) as pricing may vary.
Basic Lighting $375
Includes 2 light trees to elevate your dance floor ambience. For a limited time, get 10% Off our basic lighting package when you add it to your band booking. Pricing & discounts available for Chicago-area events may vary.
Full Production (Premium Sound+Lighting) $1,500
Includes 2+ on-site professional production technicians, premium sound support, and full dance floor and band lighting. This is our premium level of sound and lighting support and is recommended for all events with 400+ guests or for large bands consisting of 12+ musicians.
Flexible Date $500
Haven’t decided on a date? Our Flexible Date add on is perfect for those who want to secure the band for their event while still finalizing plans. This is ideal for corporate clients working around multiple vendor schedules or for our free-spirited wedding & event clients!
T&C's:This add-on must be purchased within 2 weeks of your deposit date. If you need to change your date, you must inform your band at least 3 months before your new event date to guarantee availability. One date change is included in this price. While we will do our best to accommodate, vocalists cannot be guaranteed on re-bookings. Peak season dates are not included.
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Some Bands & Artists We’ve Performed With:
- George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars
- Aretha Franklin
- Blues Brothers
- Enrique Iglesias
- Bon Iver
- Chaka Khan
- Gladys Knight
- Harry Styles
- Iggy Pop
- Ja Rule
- Jesse J
- Jr Jr
- Mayer Hawthorne
- Miranda Lambert
- Ray LaMontagne
- Sheryl Crow
- Stevie Wonder
- The Four Tops
- The Roots
- The Temptations
- Tony Bennett
- Tori Kelly
- Umphrey's McGee
We love this band!
We love this band! They definitely understood the kind of music we wanted and they made our wedding one to remember. In fact, several weeks after the wedding, our guests are still talking about how talented they are. They are an amazing group of musicians with a lot of energy, and they were very professional as well. You can’t go wrong with Bluewater Kings!
We are still receiving compliments
I was hesitant at first because I had not seen them play live but they exceeded every single one of my expectations. They were unbelievably amazing and I am a very picky person. They were able to make our wedding perfect. They made the dance floor the most fun place ever, we are still receiving compliments from people about how fun our wedding was. But they also accommodated everything that we wanted and made the whole process extremely smooth and easy. I would HIGHLY recommend. Do not even bother looking anywhere else.
Their energy is amazing
HOLY MOLY! We hired Bluewater Kings for our wedding ceremony and reception in Minneapolis and they absolutely killed it. Our producer was great to work with on making sure we got the songs we wanted played during the ceremony and the first dances and other details. But man, once the 6 piece band started playing at the reception, I was on the dance floor all night. Their energy is amazing, and everyone couldn’t stop commenting on how awesome they were! They really connected with the guests and it felt like our own mini concert. My feet still ache from dancing. Best. band. Ever!
A live band that can turn any reception into a party
I heard Bluewater Kings Band yesterday and they knocked my socks off! WOW! Such vocal talent, gorgeous harmonies, amazing horns...I could go on! The dance floor was full and everyone loved them. I will most certainly be recommending this group to our clients looking for a live band that can turn any reception into a party!
Skip the DJ. Bluewater Kings were the best band we could have dreamed for on our wedding day. They were professional, kind, fun and most of all - they rocked! I would recommend them to any couple.
Perfect experience, from answering every question we had to keeping our guests dancing all night. I’m so thankful they’re affordable because it made our night a million times better. They’re worth every penny. Many guests asked us the name of the band to use them in the future, and my husband and I are already trying to think of future events we could have them play at again. Kind people, great musicians, friendly, not enough great things to say! HIGHLY recommend.
Your guests will be on the dance floor all night
We hired Bluewater Kings Band based solely off the demos of their website and online reviews - and they were totally worth it! All the reviews are true - your guests will be on the dance floor all night, raving about how much fun your reception was. Not only was the band phenomenal, but the jazz trio we hired for our cocktail hour was also excellent. Our main point of contact was super responsive, very friendly and so easy to work with. The shared band planning page made it easy for us to collaborate. Would hire them again in a heartbeat, no questions asked!
The atmosphere was so fun
What an amazing experience. My wife and I wanted something different at our wedding, and Bluewater Kings certainly fit the bill. The dance floor was lively the entire night, family and friends that we figured would leave after the ceremony stuck around because the atmosphere was so fun. The band leader handled all the MC responsibility perfectly and they ensured that everything went to plan. All this and also they absolutely ROCKED! Will recommend to anyone looking for a live option going forward. What a great experience and awesome vendor to work with. Thanks!
Everyone was on the dance floor
Bluewater Kings were SO MUCH FUN to have for our wedding. They were so easy to work with and everyone said it was the most fun they've ever had with a band at a wedding! Everyone was on the dance floor. Highly recommend!
Kept the party going all night
There's not enough we can say to express how awesome the Bluewater Kings were at our wedding! They had the best timing and kept the party going all night. We have a few friends (in bands of their own) drooling at how amazing they were and we received so many compliments all night. They made the party what it was. They were extremely attentive to our requests and learned the songs we requested in advance to a T. Do yourself a favor and hire this band! You won't regret it.
We can’t say enough good things
The band was incredible start to finish. They provided us with ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music. During our reception countless people came up to us raving about the band and wow, our dance floor was packed the entire night! Our producer was so easy to work with and the band did a great job as the MC, they made sure all our favorite music was played and learned a favorite song of ours. Since the wedding I’ve received so many messages from family and friends about how they haven’t danced that much in a long time!!! We can’t say enough good things about the Bluewater Kings! You will not regret booking them!
A GREAT party
We hired the Bluewater Kings Band for our wedding day in late June hoping for a good party. We got a GREAT party! Excellent singing by the band! We had so many people come up to us throughout the night asking who the band was. Not one person was sitting by the end of the night! Song sequence was so great and really catered to all of the guests, young and old. Thanks so much for a wonderful night! Highly recommend!!!
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