Thank you so much for visiting our profile, and congrats on your engagement! We are Dream City Music, a music collective led by Jared Judge and Keaton Viavattine that provides stunning live music for ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions! We’ve served over 250 happy couples in the past two years, and we’d love to get to know you and craft the perfect entertainment for your wedding vision!
From beginning to end, enjoy a stress-free, organized process for booking and planning live music for your wedding. Dream City Music oversees and coordinates live musicians to ensure you have gorgeous, stunning music for the most important day of your life.
Who We Are
Jared began his musical studies at the age of 6 and has an extensive background in teaching and performing music professionally. As a public school teacher, Jared has taught everything from Elementary Music (guitar in hand!) to High School Marching Band, Orchestra, String Quartets and more. As a professional performer, Jared has directed Musical Theater shows and Operas and has performed in several professional and volunteer orchestras. Additionally, he has performed in a String Quartet for most of his professional career. His proudest musical accomplishment is when he placed second in the US Air Force Band Conductor Audition. Jared’s high musical standard and attention to detail have both contributed to the over 200 events Jared has coordinated for Dream City Music. He currently serves as a violinist and violist for Dream City Strings and as one of Dream City Music’s DJs.
Keaton was born into a musical family in Rochester, New York and began playing the trumpet at the age of 8. His mother being a musical director in a Catholic Church and began performing for weddings at the age of 15. His father is an active jazz drummer in the Rochester area, and quickly involved Keaton in the scene of reception entertainment, which involved heavy work as a trumpet performer, MC, and DJ for all weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, etc. To further his musical education, Keaton pursued a bachelors and masters degree from the esteemed Eastman School of Music where he studied orchestral performance and music education. Keaton is currently on tour with the North American tour of the Broadway production “The KING and I”, where he performs for over 50,000 people a month. Keaton has organized over 100 performances with Dream City Music and has participated in an estimated 1000 events in his young lifetime. You’re certainly in good hands, as this is simply what Keaton is trained to do!!
What We Do
We know that planning a wedding is tricky, in fact, Jared is scheduled to get married in September of next year (congrats, Jared!) and Keaton couldn’t possibly have been surrounded by weddings any MORE growing up... there is so much more to booking wedding music than just the musical product itself. Our professionalism, expertise, personability, talent and passion will be present from the very first moment- put simply, we are here for YOU, every step of the way.
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As a team of professionals, we specialize in booking musicians for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions. We work with a variety of groups—from string quartets to jazz bands. Because music is an integral part of telling your love story and celebrating it, our musicians deliver exceptional performances each and every time.
Different than other groups, our full-time job is to solidify the best wedding musicians for your day, including the performers, instruments, types of songs, length of play time, and more. As 2017 and 2018 Couples' Choice Award Winner on WeddingWire and 2018 and 2019 The Knot Best of Weddings Award Winner, we are committed to providing couples with live music they will cherish for many years to come.
Through our custom Wedding Music Planning Portal, we’ll help you choose the music styles and songs you want. You’ll also be able to access your contract, build your wedding music timeline, and utilize our Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Playlist Designer tool. Most importantly, you’ll be able to bring your exact vision to life.
Here are the reasons hundreds of couples choose us every year for their live wedding music:
Check out what other couples say about us in the reviews below.
Ready to learn about unforgettable live music for your wedding?
Send us a WeddingWire message or call us to discuss your unique vision! Jared or Keaton will be happy to get to know you!
Recommended by 100% of couples
Ashley B · Married on 11/10/2018
The Best Experience
Our very first consultation was quick and painless! We locked in the strings & DJ portion very early on in our planning. The website was very user friendly and it made the process that much easier. We had a special requirement for the DJ to start a little earlier than planned and half of our playlist was in Russian. Dream City Music accommodated all of our requests with no problems and at no extra charge. The string duo played beautifully and even moved from the ceremony room to the reception room for our guests' cocktail hour with ease. Jared, the DJ, was the best DJ we have ever met. We do not reside in the Milwaukee area but that never put a strain on our communication. We had a last minute change of line up during our speeches and dances which Jared handled with grace. While we expected Jared to take requests, we were amazed at how far he was willing to go to cheer up my five year old brother when a balloon popped in his face. I've never known a DJ to have Jurassic World Theme queued up but Jared really saved the night! He even took some photos and videos after our photographer left! He was very warm and interactive with all of our guests; he felt more like a friend than a vendor. I'm so pleased we went with Dream City Music, our wedding wouldn't have been the same without them!
Samantha · Getting married on 10/19/2019
Jared was amazing through the planning process! He was so responsive to my emails and was helpful in answering any questions I had. On the day of my wedding, the music before, during, and after the ceremony was beautiful! I highly recommend Dream City Strings!
Megan · Married on 10/06/2018
Dream City Strings was absolutely amazing. The musicians were extremely accommodating and professional. The process of working with them leading up the wedding was simple and easy. The day of our wedding, the string trio was the perfect touch and sounded so beautiful. We received so many compliments on the music we chose! We highly recommend!
Nancy (violin) and Jared (cello), two of Dream City Music's professional musicians, added so much romance and elegance to the intimate wedding I officiated at Lake Geneva Inn. They played traditional wedding favorites, such as Cannon in D and favorite contemporary love songs as well. I hope to work with them again soon!
Nancy (violin) and Gerard (cello), two of Dream City Music's professional musicians, added so much romance and elegance to the intimate wedding I officiated at Lake Geneva Inn. They played traditional wedding favorites, such as Cannon in D and favorite contemporary love songs as well. I hope to work with them again soon!