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Welcome to our Booking FAQ page.  For general questions such as history, member info, and more please visit GENERAL FAQ

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Who do I contact to book The St. Louis Big Band?

To book The St. Louis Big Band use the form here, call 314-608-5721, or e-mail  In many cases our director & founder Ryan Sheehan will be the one who gets back to you.

Can I book directly with you or do I need to go through an agency?

When possible we prefer to book directly with each customer, this eliminates a layer of communication and ensures that all details are clearly communicated.


Does booking you through an agency cost more?

Several agencies including GigMasters, GigSalad, Chicago Entertainment Agency, & Penny Moon Entertainment Group are authorized to offer our services at the same rate you would pay if you booked directly through us (but are not required to do so).  All agents may charge a mark up.

I’m considering booking you for a public concert or fundraiser, can you do anything to help me promote the event?

Yes, we can publish your event to our schedule page, talk about it on social media, & include the date in our e-mail newsletter but ultimately all promotion lies in the hands of the event organizer. 

For public concerts do you accept 50/50 producer-artist partnership contracts?

No, at this time we do not accept contracts for performances that pay only on a percentage of ticket sales.  Our rates are the same regardless of performance type.

What does the band wear?

We offer 3 uniform choices:

1. - Formal: Full Tuxedos or Full Length Dresses 

2. - Semi Formal: Shirt & Ties or Knee Length Dress

3. - Casual: Polo T-Shirts with khaki or black long or short pants (depending on weather)

Can we see you live before we book?

We would love to see you at any of our upcoming public performances but most talent buyers & event organizers make a decision from our live videos posted here.  All are unedited and most were taken with just an I-Phone.

How far in advance can you be booked?

We accept bookings up to 2 years in advance.  We recommend booking at least 1 year prior to your date.  By 8 months out most of our high demand dates are booked.

Do you accept last minute bookings?

Holiday rates apply to bookings made less than 6 weeks prior to event date.  We recommend booking 8 months to 1 year in advance.

How do I put a hold on a date?

We require a deposit and completed terms of booking agreement.

How much experience do you have working with wedding customers?

Each year we perform 30-40 wedding receptions.

My venue requires a certificate of insurance from all vendors, can you provide one?

Absolutely, we are fully insured.  Please contact us.

How much experience do you have working with corporate clients?

We perform 10-20 corporate events each year.

Can you provide references?

Yes, absolutely.  You may also want check our reviews with The BBB, The Knot, Wedding Wire, GigSalad, & GigMasters.

For your protection we are proudly BBB Accredited.

Have you ever canceled or backed out of an already booked performance?

No & we never will.

What if someone in the band gets sick?

We have 2 alternates in each section who regularly practice with us and are ready to go on short notice. Members & alternates are listed on our musician bio page here.

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