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Band Scanner USA

Your backstage pass to band hire in Chicago, IL

Find the perfect band for your wedding, party or event entertainment in Chicago with Band Scanner. Whether you're celebrating in Downtown Chicago, The Loop or Lincoln Park, book direct and pay less to hire America's best live bands.

Bye bye, middle man.
Hello, Chicago bands!

Hire We Light It Up in Chicago for less with Band Scanner
FROM $8,995
Hire DJ And Sax in Chicago for less with Band Scanner
FROM $2,495
Hire The Sparkle Band in Chicago for less with Band Scanner
FROM $9,995
Hire Cali Collective in Chicago for less with Band Scanner
FROM $9,745
Hire The Band & The Beats in Chicago for less with Band Scanner
FROM $3,995
Hire Sci Fi Band in Chicago for less with Band Scanner
FROM $5,495
Hire The Geek Band in Chicago for less with Band Scanner
FROM $4,495

The same Chicago band.
The Band Scanner Difference.

Band Scanner is changing the game in the way you hire a band – connecting you directly to the very best live bands in Chicago, so that you don't just save, but have the flexibility to shape your event to perfectly match your vision.

The band you love.
Without the agency shove.

Book the band in Chicago you love, not the band paying the agent the biggest fee.
Book the band in Chicago you love, not what an agency pushes. Band Scanner skips the commission-driven agendas and gives you the freedom to tailor your event's entertainment.

Cut commission costs.
Not entertainment corners.

Cut agency costs.
Not entertainment corners.
Stretch your budget further with Band Scanner. Save up to 30% by avoiding agency markups, meaning more money for the music and moments that truly matter to you.

Direct communication.
Transparent booking.

Direct and transparent platform for booking live bands in Chicago.
Band Scanner simplifies band booking by connecting you with your band directly. Negotiate, book, and await a band that's uniquely yours, free from intermediaries.

Book the best live bands in Chicago for less with Band Scanner!

Band Scanner is revolutionizing how live bands are booked in Chicago, offering a direct way to hire bands for events large and small. Band Scanner connects you directly to Illinois's top musical talent and live bands, minus the hidden expenses.

Choose entertainment freedom. Not agency fees.

Say goodbye to agency overheads and hello to choice. At Band Scanner, you're in control. We ditch agency markups and commission-driven agendas, giving you the freedom to choose the band in Chicago that vibes with your event, not the one lining the agency's pockets.

Cut commission costs. Not entertainment corners.

Why pay more for the same stellar performance? Traditional agencies can inflate costs by up to 30%, but Band Scanner cuts through the extra. Enjoy top-notch performances and keep your budget focused on what matters most – the music that makes memories.

Direct talks. Tailored tunes.

With Band Scanner, you call the shots. Directly discuss every aspect of the performance with your chosen Chicago band. Setlist, style, special moments – you define it all, ensuring your event resonates with personalized musical flair.

Hire a band for weddings, parties and corporate events in Chicago direct.

  • Wedding Bands

    Make your big day unforgettable. From the first dance to the final song of the night, pick a wedding band in Chicago that syncs perfectly with your wedding entertainment vision.
  • Party Bands

    Elevate your celebrations with party bands that bring energy and excitement, ensuring a night of non-stop dancing and fun.
  • Corporate Events

    Choose corporate event bands that enhance your brand's image, from sophisticated jazz ensembles to contemporary pop groups, adding a refined touch to your corporate gatherings.

Chicago's prime venues. The stage of our live bands.

Band Scanner's live bands are familiar with the best locations city-wide and seasoned performers across Chicago's top venues including:

Stan Mansion, The Old Post Office, Floating World Events, Hyatt Centric, Congress Plaza Hotel, LondonHouse, Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Royal Sonesta, The Drake, The Metropolitan, Carnivale, Salvatores Wedding Venue, Chicago City Winery, Embassy Suites, InterContinental and many more.

Why choose Band Scanner for live bands in Chicago?

We stand for straightforward, transparent band hiring. No hidden terms, no middleman meddling – just a clear path to the perfect performance. Whether it's a grand wedding, a lively party, or a significant corporate function, Band Scanner amplifies your event in Chicago with the perfect live band for less.

Ready to amp up your Chicago event entertainment?

Start with Band Scanner. Click, connect, and celebrate with the best live bands across the USA. Book your band in Chicago today with Band Scanner – where your perfect sound is just a few clicks away!

Entertainment and band hire in Chicago, IL

Your guide to hiring 2024's best bands for weddings, parties and events in Chicago with Band Scanner.

Get straightforward, transparent answers to all your questions about booking the perfect band for your wedding, party or event in Chicago with Band Scanner. Simple, clear, and direct – just the way it should be.
Q. What makes hiring a live band in Chicago through Band Scanner different?
A. With Band Scanner, you bypass agency markups and hidden fees. This means you connect directly with the best bands in Chicago, allowing you to personalize your band's performance to match your vision while also helping you save hundreds in the process. Invest in the music and moments that truly matter to you, not in agency commissions.

Find out more in Band Scanner's guide to booking bands direct.
Q. How does Band Scanner handle payments and contracts?
A. Transactions and agreements are handled directly between you and the band, with Band Scanner facilitating a secure and transparent process. This direct approach ensures clarity and trust in all dealings.

Read Band Scanner's contracts and payments guide when booking a band direct.
Q. What is the process of booking a band in Chicago on Band Scanner?
A. Booking is straightforward: browse our selection of bands for weddings, parties and events in Chicago, pick your favorite, and connect with them directly through our platform. You discuss, negotiate, and confirm all details directly, meaning you skip the commission-driven agendas of agencies and have full control to tailor your event's rhythm.

Read Band Scanner's step-by-step guide to our process of booking bands direct.
Q. Can I communicate directly with the band to tailor the performance before booking?
A. Absolutely! Direct communication is a cornerstone of Band Scanner. You can discuss your event's specifics and preferences directly with the band you want to book in Chicago for a perfectly tailored performance.
Q. How much can I save when hiring a live band in Chicago with Band Scanner?
A. By booking directly, you typically save 15%-30% compared to traditional agency bookings, allowing you to allocate more budget to other aspects of your event.

Direct booking also allows for flexible pricing and negotiation, helping you find great entertainment within your budget.

Read Band Scanner's price comparison when booking direct vs. booking with an agency.
Q. Are there any hidden fees when booking through Band Scanner?
A. No, Band Scanner prides itself on transparency. There are no hidden fees; what you see is what you get, ensuring a straightforward and honest booking process.

From Downtown Chicago to The Loop, your perfect band for hire in Chicago is just a direct booking away!

No matter where your event is - from Downtown Chicago to The Loop, Lincoln Park to anywhere in Illinois - the perfect live band for your wedding, party or corporate function in Chicago is just a click away.
North Side
Gold Coast
Lake View
The Loop
West Town
Marina City
Hyde Park
Magnificent Mile
West Loop
Logan Square
Lincoln Park

Chicago's wedding, party and function bands wanted!

Band Scanner simplifies booking gigs for your band in Chicago. Connect directly with couples, event planners, and party organizers for weddings, parties, and corporate events. Our platform eliminates middlemen, meaning more budget for clients to invest in your band's extended performances and larger lineups.

Enjoy direct bookings and give clients the unforgettable performances they seek. It's straightforward: join Band Scanner, ditch the middleman, secure more gigs, and increase your earnings.