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Based in Chicago, Illinois, 3rd Coast Live is a wedding entertainment service. This company is proud to represent a host of musicians and DJs that vary in genre and specialty. They can work with you to design the perfect entertainment package for your spectacular day, guaranteeing you a celebration you will never forget.

Services Offered

With 3rd Coast Live, you can choose to soundtrack your ceremony with the soaring scores of string music. A trio of instrumentalists can provide moving sounds for your walk down the aisle. They can also offer background music for your cocktail hour. DJ services are also available, where you can customize your desired playlist featuring all your favorite songs. You can even combine these two musical services, creating a DJ with a violin accompaniment for an extra dash of entertainment. These musicians are entirely flexible, willing to work with you in order to achieve your desired musical outcome.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?


What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet
String - Quintet
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?


What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of 3rd Coast Live

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Lauren Sent on 10/05/2023
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Amazing experience, highly recommend

Kelly is so amazing, very responsive and receptive of anything I request. I had a great experience and it was a great hit at my wedding
Shauna G. Sent on 09/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome experience with ceremony music (live string trio)

I loved working with 3rd coast live. From the very first interaction with Dorothy - they were responsive, warm and really friendly. I knew they would give all their efforts to make our wedding special. We hired them as a string trio for our ceremony music and played absolutely beautifully. They even composed an arrangement of a pop song for our recessional just for us which was really touching. They were always very responsive to my emails and communication was fast and easy.
The day of music was just perfect - once I heard the string trio playing the processional I started crying out of happiness :) I would recommend them highly to anyone getting married and have already recommended them to friends getting married next year.
Thank you Dorothy and 3rd coast live team!
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Kelly Jozwiak
Kelly Jozwiak

Co-Owner of 3rd Coast Live, Kelly Jozwiak, is passionate about creating the perfect soundtrack for each of her clients. Whether a classical ceremony, pop/rock/jazz cocktails, or DJ and Violin duo for reception, Kelly loves personalizing every part of the night! Not only does she work with wedding clients, Kelly also performs as a violinist.

Kelly has decades of training and working in the industry. In Chicago, she has worked as a recurring musician in the hit Fox TV show, Empire, playing with Terrance Howard. Kelly worked with other artists such as Siedah Garrett, Patti Austin, Bill Whelan, and John Oates of Hall and Oates. She has played at many music festivals such as Lollapalooza and Electric Forest with Grammy nominated artist, KYGO.

Dorothy Deen
Dorothy Deen

Dorothy is a professional cellist, teacher and live music contractor with more than 20 years experience in the Chicago area. After touring professionally, she now enjoys the fun interactions she has with couples who are in love and need someone to help design their dream wedding day music.

She is passionate about the magic of live music! From classical, jazz, rock to indie bands, she will find the right mix of DJ and live music to make the most unforgettable wedding day vibe happen for you.


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