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Cagen Music LLC, based in Northbrook, Illinois, provides live music and DJ entertainment to the Chicago area. The agency's live bands include The Don Cagen Orchestra, Big Beat, Incognito, Greek Beat, The Covergirls Violin Show, Arioso Strings, GoodVibes, CagenJazz, and Chitarra Trio. They offer ceremony music, cocktail music, dinner music, and the agency includes soloists, quartets, bands, and DJs. Cagen Music LLC is recognized as a wedding expert and the team aims to provide superb service to every client. Their acts have traveled across the nation and have provided entertainment to over 4,000 Chicago weddings.

Services Offered

The bandleaders and DJs of this agency provide MC services. They can help you choose the music for your event and can assist you with the creation of your wedding timeline. Many of their performers have the ability to perform in various languages, and some of the agency's bands can play international music for Greek, Jewish, and Latin weddings. Their musicians also provide the following services:

  • Rehearsal dinner music
  • Learning new songs
  • Vocals
  • Instrumentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?


How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Big Band
Classic Rock
Hip Hop
R&B / Soul

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Sound/PA System
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Katie E. Married on 09/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Worth Every Penny!

Look no further for your wedding music needs. Cagen Music is exactly what you're looking for! Our wedding was in September, and our 200+ guests are STILL telling us: "Your band was amazing!", "That band was the best band I've ever heard at a wedding", "Your wedding was so fun, and that band?! Fantastic." I wish our guests had paid attention to all the details that well!
Honestly though, Cagen Music deserves every recognition. After having to reschedule multiple times due to Covid, we really wanted to dance the night away with our friends and family. They made sure our guests stayed on the dance floor all night long with a wide variety of songs. I'd even go so far as to say our first dance song sounded better than the original! Definitely choose Cagen Music for your next event, you won't be disappointed!
Stephanie Married on 10/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Big Beat - Amazing!

Big Beat is an extremely talented and professional band who helped make our wedding a success. From our first phone call to the event, Becky Cagen was a pleasure to work with and helped bring confidence and ease. From the vocalists to the drummer, we were utterly impressed how talented the musicians in Big Beat are. We were floored by the quality of the set list and we danced truly all night. After the wedding, numerous people told us it was the best band that they had ever heard at a wedding and we could not agree more! Thank you Big Beat!
Anna B. Married on 09/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

This band will get the whole party started!

Cagen Music is fantastic! Becky called us prior to the wedding and went through the entire day from ceremony to reception and really listened to what we wanted. We had a few unusual requests and she helped coordinate everything. The music was so fun and our dance floor was full the entire night. The string orchestra was amazing and the band really helped make our day one to never forget.
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