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David Rothstein Music

Evanston, IL View map Visit website

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About Us:

David Rothstein Music is a talented and experienced wedding band based in Evanston, Illinois. This music company is made up of talented professional musicians that can perform a wide variety of genres and musical styles. They take the time to create a personalized playlist for every client, allowing them to sing along to their favorite songs on their special day. From romantic backing tracks at your ceremony to crowd-pleasing ballads at your reception, they are here to entertain you throughout your wedding celebration.

Experience

David Rothstein Music has over 20 years of experience in performing at wedding celebrations. David hosts the most popular wedding radio show on Blog Talk Radio, Wedding 101. He's written hundreds of helpful articles on his blog for couples planning their big day. Additionally, David and his band have performed at nearly every venue in the Chicago area. Having worked together for years, this close-knit collective can offer a seamless, engaging performance for you, expertly playing all your favorite songs.

Awards: Best of Wedding Wire and The Knot 15 Years in a Row. First Band to be Elected into the Knot Hall of Fame. Voted Most Charitable Wedding Vendor in a Nation by Wedding Wire.

Services Offered:

David Rothstein Music offers constant communication between their musicians and their clients to ensure that every couples’ vision is fulfilled. They can play throughout your wedding day or just for the reception, depending on your musical needs. Additionally, they can even bring a DJ to ensure the music stays playing late into the night. Other available services from this talented band include:

  • Free song requests
  • Separate ceremony musicians
  • Designated Emcee
  • Personal Touches
  • Ceremony planning guide
  • State-of-the-art sound system
  • 7-14 Piece Orchestra
  • Stage Lights
  • DJ
  • Over 2,000 songs in their repertoire

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

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

Acoustic
Big Band
Blues
Caribbean
Classic Rock
Classical
Country
Dance
Folk
Funk
Gospel
Hip Hop
International
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Oldies
Orchestra
Pop
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock
Strings
Swing
Top 40

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Vocals
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Projector
Sound/PA System

250 Reviews

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Rated
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Paige T. Married on 02/19/2022
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    Amazing band, your dancefloor will be packed!

    We always ranked the music as the number one priority for our wedding, and we’re so glad we entrusted David Rothstein Band to bring our party to life. Planning a wedding during Covid had many challenges, including not being able to see the band live, but thankfully, David has so many live videos available where we can see the entertainment his band delivers day in and day out. Those videos, along with David’s passion for his work, made us confident to chose his team to make our day special.

    For our wedding, we had a classical duo during the ceremony, a pianist during cocktail hour, a jazz trio during dinner, and an incomparable 10 piece orchestra to dance the night away. From the first note to the final encore, we were BLOWN AWAY with the talent and energy that the band brought. We had a few special requests for the night - from a unique arrangement for our ceremony processional to a mashup of New York songs during the reception - and David’s team was beyond accommodating.

    We had dancing for 3 hours straight and not once did anyone leave the floor - the band was able to feel the energy in the room and chose the right song for the moment. I stumbled across the ingoing setlist after the party and was actually surprised to see that the band didn’t even stick to the songs they had picked - a sign that they adjusted based on what the crowd was loving. It’s been nearly a month since the big day and people keep telling us how amazing the music was, and we can’t stop watching the many videos David took from the night, reliving the magic that his band created.

    If you’re thinking about which band to have for your wedding, look no further than the David Rothstein Band - you won’t be disappointed!!

    David Rothstein Music's reply:

    Thanks so much, Paige for the amazing review! I loved getting to know you and Jordan as well as getting to play for your unbelievable wedding! It was truly a spectacular night. There were so many special moments from Jordan singing 'Empire State of Mind with the band to the "I Will Always Love You" concert song. You were so much fun to work with. I'm so glad you and all your guests loved our band so much at your wedding. It was truly a night no one who was there will ever forget! Thanks again for the wonderful review! Much love to you both!!
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    Clare L. Married on 01/29/2022
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    AMAZING Wedding Band to Your Guests Will Talk About Forever!

    David Rothstein Music was an AMAZING wedding band! It was very important to my husband and I to have great live music to listen to that kept the dance floor packed all night and David Rothstein Music delivered! The musicians are incredibly talented and were perfect for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and reception. The guests were SO impressed by the band's talent and were impressed with us for having hired them! David made the entire experience so easy and smooth. He is incredibly responsive prior to the wedding, kept us informed and excited leading up to the day, did a great job keeping the event running smoothly, and even surprised us with a thoughtful wedding gift. They go above and beyond prior to the event and then on the day. They played all of our requests and learned new music to make our day special for us. I f you are looking for a wedding band with extreme musical talents, lots of experience, no logistical headaches, and a packed dance floor, then definitely hire David Rothstein Music!

Awards

  • 250
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

21 Endorsements
Splash DJ Splash DJ Wedding DJs

Absolute pleasure to work with!

Prelude Entertainment Prelude Entertainment Wedding DJs

David Rothstein Music brings to the table the highest level of musicianship and professionalism in the Chicago area wedding market today.

Chicago Marriott Naperville Chicago Marriott Naperville Hotel Weddings

David Rothstein Music was here for a large wedding in July and they were fantastic! What impressed me the most was their setup. A band setup can be very obtrusive to a formal, elegant wedding setup, but the bands setup was so professional and only complemented the wedding's decor. Would love to have them back!

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3314 Central St Evanston, IL, 60201
773.719.7610

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