The Shenanigans have been creating memorable live entertainment for weddings and events since they began in 2010. We’re passionate about making seamless experiences that leave you with an unforgettable high.
These guys are absolutely phenomenal! Can highly recommend for a wedding band. I got married this last weekend. The one thing my wife wanted for our wedding was "good dancing so that means we need to have good music." My wife did her homework, and found these guys. They are not some cheesy wedding cover band. They are professionals in their field that deliver on what they promise and were a sheer pleasure to work with. Musically, they were expert level.
- Brent | The Knot -
Why does our schedule look so light? Most of the events we play are private and won’t be listed here. Click here to see our upcoming events that are open to the public.
Since their creation in 2010 The Shenanigans have excited audiences all across the midwest. They believe that music and entertainment are some of the most important aspects of a wedding reception. Their professionalism and talent always exceed expectations, which explains why Illinois Times readers have voted The Shenanigans Best Wedding Entertainment multiple times. When you want premium wedding entertainment you want The Shenanigans!
Do you play weddings?
Yes! We’ve been focused on refining ourselves as a wedding band since we formed in 2010. We’re not only proud of our capability to perform a wide variety of music that keeps guests young and old on the dance floor, but also our ability to work with everyone involved in planning these special events.
No! Weddings are a big part of what we do, but we also play corporate events and much more. We also love playing festivals, clubs, and beer gardens of all kinds. No matter the event, our clients always appreciate our level of professionalism, from initial communication to event performance.
Our standard performance time is 3 hours, but we can play up to 4. 3-hour performances require (1) 15-minute band break. Anything more requires (2) 15-minute breaks. We provide recorded music during breaks.
We will provide a repertoire list and can usually accommodate some “do-not-play” requests, depending on performance time. Also, as an upgrade, we offer the option to learn up to three songs for special dances, like your first dance, father-daughter dance, and/or mother-son dance.
Not necessarily. If the venue provides a stage, we’re happy to use it. We also have no problem playing at ground level. If you’d like us to be on a stage and the venue doesn’t have one, we do have the option to provide our own as an upgrade.