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Make Your Special Event
Truly Special with
The Hat Guys

The Hat Guys are one of the premiere special event bands in Chicago. For more than a decade, dozens of well-known and highly-respected charities, corporations and civic organizations have trusted The Hat Guys to deliver top-tier musical entertainment at their most important events.

These clients have chosen us because we deliver a non-stop blend of danceable classics from the past six decades which inspires guests of all ages to fill the dance floor from the first note to the last. These clients have also recognized the six distinctive attributes that make The Hat Guys ideal for these kind of events:

  • Extensive Experience For more than a decade, we have performed extensively for dozens of corporate, civic and charitable clients at many of Chicago's premier venues, including the House of Blues, the Park West, Union Station, the Shedd Aquarium, the River East Arts Center, The Hard Rock Cafe, Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom, and the Chicago History Museum. Our clients have included MetLife, BP, Chicago Cares, the USO of Illinois, Rush-Copley Medical Center, WGN Children's Charities, Crayola, Bright Pink, Advocate Christ Hospital, and the Illinois Restaurant Association. Our Special Events Resume provides a more detailed list of our experience.

  • Infinite Versatility Given the broad range of our music, we are an ideal choice for any event, whether it is formal, semi-formal or casual. We have an expansive repertoire of music, covering six decades, that will keep all of your guests dancing throughout the evening. All of the photos of packed dance floors and irrepressible smiles in our Special Events Photo Gallery vividly illustrate how we consistently deliver the highest quality of entertainment that will get guests of all ages on the dance floor.

  • Infectious Energy We have been playing together for more than a decade and we've been in high demand at a variety of events, because people appreciate the chemistry and energy behind our music. We're an active performing band that plays together regularly, in a wide variety of contexts, which has made us more cohesive and connected than a typical orchestra comprised of "jobber" musicians pieced together for a performance. Our experience playing together has produced a tight groove and boundless live energy, which is exactly what a festive occasion demands and deserves.

  • 100% Authentic We play LIVE music, as it was intended to be played: LIVE, real and in the moment. We don't sample voices or musical parts or play to backing tracks. The Hat Guys have that live feel that you love about seeing your favorite original band play, that feeling of being connected to the band and everyone at the event. It is an energetic and truly musical experience that is vastly superior to DJs or the re-hashed "cruise ship karaoke" bands that sing and play along to pre-produced tracks.

  • Full Service Some party hosts like to have live music during dinner and/or before the band performance or dancing begins. Upon request, we can provide instrumental soloists or a full band jazz instrumental set during this timeframe. In addition, we provide DJ and Emcee services throughout the event. We work with our hosts to create a play list to meet their needs and to suit the occasion.

  • Solid Value The Hat Guys combine an unparalleled live music experience with a reasonable price. We are all working professionals outside of the band and we are able to be extremely competitive in our pricing to help you get the most entertainment value for your dollar.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information and pricing. Thank you!

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