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.
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.
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:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Jaclyn · Married on 05/25/2018
Ken was so great to work with! He played at my sisters wedding and then I was lucky enough to have him play at mine! Ken is so easy to talk with and makes the process of finding the perfect musician to play at a wedding easy. Ken offered great suggestions to different songs to play and if he didn’t know the song I wanted, he offered to learn it. I had several great phone conversations with Ken as we came up with the perfect songs for him to play at the ceremony. He plays beautiful music which was perfect for the ceremony. Ken also played at our cocktail hour. He is amazing! Such a positive, passionate person who truly has talent!Sent on 07/08/2018
Mary Jo Defenbaugh · Married on 06/22/2019
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
karen · Married on 09/15/2018
We used Ken for ceremony and cocktail hour music. He was great to work with and did an awesome job! Would definitely recommend.Sent on 10/01/2018
Live music is the best. Ken will provide you with great music that your guests will be talking about long after your wedding day.
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.