Ken Rothacker

Rolling Meadows, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Map · Phone number
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About Ken Rothacker

Guitarist Ken Rothacker has played for hundreds of weddings, corporate events, and other special events in the upper midwest. In addition to solo acoustic guitar performances, Ken often performs with flute, violin, or cello to create a rich and satisfying musical experience. From popular classical and jazz music to original arrangements of Beatles covers, Ken Rothacker has extensive experience choosing and entertaining event guests with his own take on well-known hits.

Experience
A graduate of the University of Illinois, Ken Rothacker has studied classical guitar performance and has created hundreds of his own unique arrangements, as well as original compositions. Ken's solo guitar version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” has been featured before Chicago Cub’s games at Wrigley Field.

Services Offered
Ken Rothacker provides unique live music services for weddings, corporate events and special occasions. Ken will work with you to develop a personalized playlist to perfectly suit your upcoming event. Event services offered include the following:

  • Ceremony
  • Cocktail hour
  • Instrumentals
  • Learning new songs
  • Microphones and PA system
  • Rehearsal dinner
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  • Flexibility 5.0
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    Sheri · Married on 09/07/2019

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    Perfect Wedding Instrumental Music

    Ken, on guitar, and April, on violin, played for my son's church wedding and we couldn't have been happier! The music was perfect for the church setting but would be equally appropriate for a more secular environment. Ken had a large repertoire of options including hymns, contemporary music and classics and the process was seamless from initial contact to the final Recessional. We highly recommend Ken and his team of professional musicians for this most important day.

    Sent on 08/21/2019
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    Lisa Lisowski · Married on 08/31/2019

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    Professional and talented

    Ken Rothacker is a very talented guitarist. We hired him to play for our ceremony and our cocktail hour. He was professional, friendly and prompt with all communication. Ken learned two new songs for our ceremony and they sounded great! Ken has a wide repertoire of music, so there was something for everyone to enjoy during the cocktail hour. We highly recommend Ken - he's professional, talented, and easy to work with. We are so appreciative that Ken could join us and help make our wedding day so special!

    Sent on 09/09/2019
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    Mary Jo Defenbaugh · Married on 06/22/2019

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    Ken Rothacker-Premiere Wedding Guitarist!

    Ken was an excellent addition to our outdoor ceremony. He had an extensive repertoire of music to choose from and he was very accommodating; even when it came to switching locations after our venue went out of business 3 weeks before our wedding. I would highly recommend choosing Ken for your wedding ceremony, he is an awesome guitar player!

    Sent on 06/25/2019

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Ken Rothacker FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music? $ 275.00
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 400.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Sound/PA System
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide? Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Trio
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 1 - 3
  • What instruments does your group play? Cello, Flute, Guitar, Violin
  • What services do you provide? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Microphones, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • WedpastorMike
    WedpastorMike Wedding Officiants

    Live music is the best. Ken will provide you with great music that your guests will be talking about long after your wedding day.

  • Rent A Preacher
    Rent A Preacher Wedding Officiants

    Ken is a wonderful musician with a broad base of music styles. We recently performed a wedding together, I found him cordial, helpful, and giving. His renditions of Beatles songs as skillful and memorable.

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  • Rolling Meadows Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 60008 See on map
    847-892-4431 (Phone number)

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