Around Town Entertainment


AN OUTDOOR SOIREE! 150 150 adam Michaels



September 12, 2020 was the perfect night for Karly Morgenstein and Donald Knaus Junior to tie the knot. It would all happen at the picturesque venue Andover Farms in Andover, New Jersey. The evening began with an intimate outdoor ceremony. The pianist from Around Town Entertainment serenaded the guests as they arrived and were escorted to their seats before the ceremony began. Then the selected songs for the ceremony began as it was time for the bridal and groom to walk down the aisle. The groom’s song was Pachebel’s “Canon in D”. And the bride chose a classic song “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley. The guests shared this very special moments as the bride and groom exchanges vows and were wed. They were met with cheers as the announced husband and wife. The pianist played the most appropriate song chosen by the couple “Best Days Of My Life” by American Authors.
The guests were invited to a spectacular cocktail style event. The couple opted for this to create a loose and casual vibe and also of course to really make sure guests had the ability to move around and dance. And did they dance! The night was filled with great music provided by Around Town Entertainment. The bride and groom chose The Authority band, one of five unique bands from Around Town Entertainment. The company offers five separate and set bands that have become an incredibly popular choice for most couples seeking a high energy and high end Connecticut wedding band, New Jersey Wedding Band and New York Wedding band.
The band prepared all the songs and performed each for the introduction of the bride and groom, their first dance, their parent dances and their cake cutting moment. They also prepared the couple’s favorite dance songs that they really wanted to hear at the wedding.
The introduction song “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince and the crowd did go crazy! The bride and groom of course had an intimate first dance and they chose the song “You Light Up My Life” by Whitney Houston. The father then cut in and had a special moment to dance with his daughter to the song “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw. The groom had a dance with his mom as well and they danced to the song “Sunrise Sunset” by Perry Cuomo.
The couple cut their cake later in the evening and the band performed the song “If You Ask Me To” by Mackenzie Porter. Some of the special requested songs that were added were “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner, “Together Forever” by Rick Astley, “Gloria” by Laura Branigan, “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen just to name a few.
It was our honor to have been chosen by Mr. and Mrs. Knaus Junior for their special event. For live video footage of our five set bands please visit our website Each band has thirty minutes of live and unedited video showing a full range of styles from the classic hits to the most current top 40 radio hits. The bands are fresh in style but well round to appeal to everyone. We truly want all guests dancing, all night!

Smitten in New York

Smitten in New York 150 150 adam Michaels

Smitten in New York

Julie and Silvan Schmitz were smitten or as they so cleverly said it “Schmitten!”

The couple met inCapetown, South Africa. They met in a bar called Ferryman’s at the V&A waterfront when they sat at adjacent tables. Several hours of drinks and conversation later, the group decided to explore more of Capetown together. After enough drinks and delusions of grandeur, a second adventure the following day was proposed. To their surprise, the adventure continued into a 9 hour hike up AND down Table Mountain. They knew this was the beginning of a very special relationship. Julie left Capetown on her travels and Silvan decided to drive several hours to take her to dinner and spend her last day in South Africa with him. As time passed, every day they still spoke. After a month of talking, Julie booked a trip back to South Africa to travel the garden route with Silvan for two weeks. 4 weeks later, Silvan came to New York and they began the beginning of their long distance relationship, traveling every 6 weeks to see each other. The rest was history!

The couple planned a spectacular East Hampton, New York wedding on a sprawling property with the most exquisite scenery, just perfect for a summer wedding day. With horses and stables off to the side of the property, there was just enough down home country vibe to bring the perfect touch of warmth to the upscale Hamptons wedding.
The wedding was tented and adorned with lights that created an enchanted evening.
Adding to the enchantment of course, the bride and groom had to choose the perfect music to accompany the moment. The couple chose the New York City wedding band, the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment. This is one of the most sought after New York Wedding Bands and the New York wedding entertainment had to be perfection. And it was!
The evening started with a jazz duo that entertained the guests as they arrived and enjoyed the extended two hour cocktail reception. The duo played an eclectic mix of lively songs to set the easy, yet sophisticated vibe for the evening. The guests then moved to the tent where it was time to celebrate the bride and groom in great style! Julie and Silvan made a grand introduction as husband and wife as the band played “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris. They then danced to their chosen first dance song, “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. What a great choice! The bride had a special dance with her father to a really uniquely, beautiful song “In Case You Didn’t Know“ by Boyce Avenue. The guests danced the night away to a high energy mix of songs that were both classic and current in feel. This had everyone on the dance floor the entire evening. The bride had a very special surprise in store for her new husband. She joined the band to sing a song “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alecia Keys. Everyone was moved by the moment and the band thoroughly enjoyed her performance. The band played the music and the singers from the band became her back up singers. It was truly a great moment.
The band played some other favorites for the bride and groom as well, to include more songs from Coldplay and also the cool pop song “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I.

Around Town Entertainment was honored to perform for this great wedding couple.
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This weekend with the Around Town Band and the A-List Band-May 17, 2014

This weekend with the Around Town Band and the A-List Band-May 17, 2014 150 150 adam Michaels

This was a great weekend with wonderful weddings!  Saturday, May 17th, 2014, The Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment had the pleasure of performing for the wedding of Ryan Dopkin and Mia Rohrer.

This beautiful bride and her husband chose Studio 450 in New York City as their wedding venue.
With the cocktails on the rooftop, the couple and their guests enjoyed cool jazz selections from trio of jazz musicians from Around Town Entertainment.
The guests then went down to the main floor for their dinner and dancing!
With very eclectic taste, the bride and groom danced to “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” by Mel Carter as their first dance. Other songs requested were “All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles, and “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan.
The crowd danced the night away to some of their favorite classic wedding songs and new Top 40 wedding songs!
The team from Relish Catering and Event Planning were wonderful! True professionals!

The A-List Band from Around Town Entertainment was the chosen wedding band for the wedding of Lisa Schroek and Jonathan Shalik.
The wedding took place at the Muttontown Country Club in East Norwich, New York.
This couple enjoyed the sounds of classical strings from Around Town Entertainment for their outdoor wedding ceremony, and what a beautiful day for such an occasion!
The guests then enjoyed their cocktail hour as the wedding cocktail musicians from Around Town Entertainment played songs from the couples favorite artists (Elton John and Billy Joel).
The reception was off to a great start as the couple danced their way into the room with their song “Happy” by Pharrell! Their first dance “Can’t Help Falling Love” by Elvis was romantic and touching. The guests joined in as the band played a traditional Jewish Hora.

The dance floor was full with the excitement and energy that came from the A-List Band and the beautiful crowd! The dance floor and the band were well lit with “intelligent” moving lights that were added to create a true club atmosphere. The professional lighting crew did an outstanding job!
The bride and groom were ecstatic and so thrilled with the entire event!

Around Town Entertainment was honored to be part of such amazing events this weekend!

For weddings and all events, contact Around Town Entertainment

The Essex House New York City Wedding!

The Essex House New York City Wedding! 150 150 adam Michaels

April 26, 2014 at the Essex House in New York City for the wedding of Sarah Spigleman and Joshua Richter!
What a special evening for this incredibly happy couple and their families!
Sarah and Joshua chose the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment.
They began the evening with a heart warming ceremony. Elegant sounds of romantic classics greeted the guests as they readied for the beautiful bride to walk down the aisle.
The stunning bride circled her groom seven times as is part of the Jewish tradition while the pianist played one of her favorite song “Look to The Rainbow” by Yip Harburg.
The crowd cheered as her groom broke the glass, concluding the ceremony, and the bride and groom couldn’t have seemed more excited to be married! They and their guests left the ceremony with the processional song by “Spring” by Vivaldi.
The cocktail music was spirited with some favorite jazz swing selections as the guests prepared for a night of dancing.

As the guests entered the beautiful ballroom, it seems they were ready to go! It took no time at all for them to start dancing. And this was before the bridal party was introduced into the room!
The bride chose “All You Need Is Love” from the Beatles for her bridal party entrance song and “Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis for the bride and groom entrance.
After a well choreographed dance routine, the crowd went crazy as the traditional Hora music started.
It seems that that was the real spark that ignited the night’s energy. The dance floor remained full for the rest of the evening as guests danced to their favorites and the specific choices from the bride and groom.

When choosing her New York City Wedding Band, the bride had to make sure we could play some of her favorite wedding music. Around Town Entertainment promised to learn their favorite songs, such as “Killer Queen” by Queen, “Grace Kelly” by MIKA and “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” by the Darkness. The groom even got up to join the band and played the guitar for his favorite song by the Darkness. He was an amazing fit with our New York City Wedding band from Around Town Entertainment!
The band also prepared a special song, “That Thing You Do” from the movie “That Thing You Do” for the maid of honor to sing and dedicate a song to the bride and groom. What a great song for the occasion and the perfect song for a New York City Wedding Band to play!

The Essex House in New York City is the perfect venue when looking for classic sophistication in New York City.
Cecilia DeAngelis coordinated the perfect event! Cecilia is clearly a person who is passionate about each event and wanting to make sure her clients are thrilled, and she could not have done a more amazing job!
She was there with her team before, during and after the event to make sure every aspect of this event was on point. Cecilia is a true gem for any bride and groom to work with, and for any New York City Wedding Band as well! Jason Kwinter from the Essex House was there as part of her team to add even more support to the overall success of the event.
What a thrill to work with such professionals!

Around Town Entertainment was thrilled and honored to be chosen as the New York City Wedding Band for this spectacular event!

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A great weekend for the Around Town Band!

A great weekend for the Around Town Band! 150 150 adam Michaels

What a great weekend for the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment!
First, the band performed on Friday night, April 4th, 2014, for a full house at The Red Lion in the West Village in New York City.
So many people came to hear the Around Town Band! Our regulars came to enjoy a great night of music and dancing!
We also had so many amazing new wedding clients who came to hear their favorite New York wedding music.
The crowd danced all night and wanted more music when done!
The New York wedding band played all high energy dance music for weddings in New York City at the Red Lion.
We always love the opportunity to play at this club where we can introduce new top 40 songs while giving our new and potential clients the chance to explore their New York wedding music.
Everyone had a blast at the Red Lion including the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment!
We always love playing this club and
wedding music in New York!

On Saturday, April 5th, the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment had the pleasure of being part of the wedding celebration for Rachel Rattner and Dan Lorig!
The wedding took place at the beautiful Metropolitan Club in New York City.
What an incredible couple and such a loving family to help them celebrate!
The couple chose their favorite New York wedding music and the Around Town Band learned all their requests!
The crowd rushed the dance floor on the very first song, continued with a high energy version of the traditional Hora and rocked to a wide variety of dance music in New York!

The band loved watching the families come together, and how excited they were to dance!
The crowd of all ages danced all night long!
Around Town Entertainment and the Around Town Band are honored to have provided

New York wedding music for such a beautiful couple!

We wish Rachel and Daniel a lifetime of happiness!

Two Columbia University Events with Around Town Entertainment in one night!

Two Columbia University Events with Around Town Entertainment in one night! 150 150 adam Michaels

Around Town Entertainment had the pleasure of providing two of their live dance bands in New York City for two completely different Columbia University events, on the very same night!
The Around Town Band has been the selected New York City band for Columbia University School of Engineering’s Blue and White Gala for the last four years!

Around Town Entertainment has also been the selected entertainment company for the Trustees of Columbia University annual Gala. This is the second year as their chosen entertainment for this event. The After Party Band from Around Town Entertainment has been chosen for this years event.

First the Around Town Band performed for over 400 dancing guests at the Beautiful and modern IAC Building in Manhattan.
The dance floor was packed as the guests danced the night away.
The young, beautiful crowd screamed and chanted “encore!” once the event was coming to an end.
Of course the band was thrilled to rock the party even more! The encores didn’t stop coming as the band finally ended the great night!

Some guests of the past events have gone on to choose Around Town Entertainment as their New York Wedding Band.
Around Town Entertainment has providing the best New York wedding music for many Columbia alumni.

Around Town Entertainment provides New York wedding music for many upscale weddings that came from the Columbia University events

The After Party Band from Around Town Entertainment rocked a crowd of almost 1500 guests at the exclusive Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, an Abigail Kirsch venue!
With a dance floor spanning hundreds of feet, guests danced to the high energy sounds of their favorite hits!
The guests never stopped dancing from the start of the event to the end of the event!
After Party Band turned the energy up so high, the place was burning like fire as the guests rocked all night through the early morning hour! Guests did not want to stop dancing when the event was to conclude at 2am!

The After Party Band has also provided New York City wedding music for some amazing Columbia Alumni!
Around Town Entertainment is honored to have been chosen as the best New York CityWedding Band.

Around Town Entertainment looks forward to next year’s Columbia University events!

HaeNa Waechter and Edward Mathney Wedding

HaeNa Waechter and Edward Mathney Wedding 150 150 adam Michaels

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HaeNa Waechter and Edward Mathney

Libery Warehouse 260 Conover Street, New York

What an exciting night celebrating the wedding of these two amazing people!

HaeNa Waechter and Edward Mathney were beaming on their big day! The sun was also shining through today also!  One of the nicest days New York has seen in some time!

HaeNa and Edward had a great crowd of all ages who danced the night away. They chose the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment for their wedding. The evening began with an elegant jazz trio for the cocktail hour.  Then all guests moved into the reception where the band literally played every style of music in the book, including some of their special song requests.

Wedding Band New YorkLive Music for weddingThey really wanted classic songs from the Beatles, Sinatra, and pretty much through the decades up to the most current top 40 songs.

The dance floor was packed the moment the band started the dance set. Even as the main course was being served, the guests just kept dancing!

Working alongside Kimberly Pilson-The Wedding Sitter made for a perfect event!  Between Kimberly and the extraordinary staff of The Liberty Warehouse, the evening flowed beautifully, and so did the champagne as everyone poured onto the dance floor for their favorite songs!

Around Town Entertainment has worked with Kimberly Pilson on other events and she always brings her A-game, with a poise that only a seasoned professional can offer.  We highly recommend her to our clients.

We also do suggest that you check out this beautiful venue as well.  Liberty Warehouse is so inviting.  Such a beautiful water view seen through their floor to ceiling windows and with an overall stunning layout.

The Around Town Band and Around Town Entertainment would like to thank HaeNa and Edward and their families for allowing us to be part of their special wedding!

We wish them all the best in their lifetime together!