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On WeddingWire since 2007

Sam Hill Entertainment is an award-winning wedding band company in Charlottesville, Virginia that provides band options for weddings across the country and for destination weddings. The bands at Sam Hill are guaranteed to make your wedding event into a lively party that is well remembered by your guests.

Experience
Sam Hill Entertainment has been helping couples find a band for their wedding for over 25 years. All of their bands can travel to all 50 states and can also be booked for international weddings. Having served tens of thousands of clients, Sam Hill is a well-rated resource for finding a quality band to entertain on your wedding day.

Services Offered
Sam Hill understands how important it is to get the right band at your wedding. They've developed a process for delivering a high-quality band experience every time. You can expect Sam Hill Entertainment to provide guidance, responsiveness and access to bands and their reviews while you are on your search. Additionally, you can expect the following from the band you select:

  • Detailed coordination
  • Learning new songs
  • Playing requests
  • Appropriate attire
  • Sound equipment
  • Comfortable volume for your party
  • Recorded music during reasonable breaks
  • MC Duties

Frequently asked questions

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$5,000 - $8,000

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$4,000 - $7,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Which of the following are included in the package?

Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Are you an agency or a band?

Agency

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

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

Big Band
Blues
Classic Rock
Country
Dance
Folk
Funk
Hip Hop
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Oldies
Pop
R&B / Soul
Rock

What music services do you provide?

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

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of Sam Hill Entertainment

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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
1,015 Reviews
99% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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Several couples highly recommended various bands through Sam Hill Entertainment for their weddings, such as Nightsong, Lucky Pocket, Blue Tips Rhythm Revue, and 10 Spot, among others. The bands were praised for their exceptional performances, professional and responsive communication, energy, ability to keep the dance floor packed, and flexibility with special song requests. The bands\' talent, personalized service, and overall enthusiasm contributed to creating memorable and lively wedding celebrations, earning strong recommendations from the couples for future events.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Several couples highly recommended various bands through Sam Hill Entertainment for their weddings, such as Nightsong, Lucky Pocket, Blue Tips Rhythm Revue, and 10 Spot, among others. The bands were praised for their exceptional performances, professional and responsive communication, energy, ability to keep the dance floor packed, and flexibility with special song requests. The bands\' talent, personalized service, and overall enthusiasm contributed to creating memorable and lively wedding celebrations, earning strong recommendations from the couples for future events.

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Ben Z. Sent on 07/20/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Milrad Zweifach Wedding July 13, 2024

Nightsong was incredible. We couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better band. Nightsong made our wedding at the Women鈥檚 Museum a night to remember, and their rendition of CRAZY IN LOVE and BILLIE JEAN in particular we鈥檒l always think about. Hire Nightsong! Now!
Claire
Claire H. Sent on 06/10/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Dance Floor Packed All Night!

Our daughters wedding was 6/1/2024. Our experience with Sam Hill and our band NIGHTSONG was all we could have hoped for. They were easy & professional to work with & delivered a high energy & full dance floor all night which was just what we wanted! NIGHTSONG is a fantastic wedding or party band & we highly recommend them!
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Kelley H. Sent on 06/09/2024
5 out of 5 rating

I had the time of my life on the dance floor with NIGHTSONG!!

Picking the right band for my wedding was such an important decision to me, and I'm SO grateful that I chose Nightsong! They took to heart all our requests and recommendations, and learned and performed our special dance songs beautifully. The were professional and responsive in the lead up, and their talent was show-stopping at the wedding. Our dance floor was packed and rockin all night long, just as I had hoped. Their energy, range, and personalization were some of the key reasons I went with them, and Nightsong didn't disappoint!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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Real Weddings

Daren & Michael
31 photos 路 06/03/2023
Elizabeth & Matthew
25 photos 路 08/21/2021
Hilary & Carter
37 photos 路 11/23/2019
Kate & Rick
74 photos 路 06/15/2019
Lauren & Parker
43 photos 路 05/25/2019
Brittany & Carl
57 photos 路 04/06/2019

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Team

Katie  Merritt
Katie Merritt
Director of the Client Team

Katie began her career at Sam Hill after graduating from the University of Virginia in 2003. After 2 years at Sam HIll, she moved back to her hometown of Richmond and focused on donor events and major gift fundraising for two local non-profits. She returned to Sam Hill in late 2014 on a mission to make the client experience as smooth as possible. She is currently the Director of the Client Team overseeing the Relationship, Booking and Event Support Teams. Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Tim and sons Owen and Oliver, walking her dog Penny and cheering on Virginia basketball.

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements
Barb Wired Barb Wired Wedding Planners

The guys at Sam Hill make our job so much easier. We have many moving parts to keep going and keeping track of a band and all their requirements is sometimes one of the biggest challenges. SHB troubleshoots any issues ahead of time to make the day seamless.

Unveiled Design & Events Unveiled Design & Events Wedding Planners

Thank you to Andy Jaspen and the entire team at Sam Hill Entertainment! They go above & beyond for my clients. My brides are ALWAYS raving about the band that they have booked through S.H.E. Thank you for your hard work, research, and professionalism! - Mary Jane Jones with Unveiled Design & Events

Boar's Head Resort Boar's Head Resort Country Club Weddings

Could not say enough about the services provided by Sam Haill Entertainment. Always professional, responsive and simply a pleasure to work with. I never hesitate to recommend their services to our Brides. Thank you Sam Hill for all you do. The Boar's Head Catering Team.

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