Philadelphia Funk Authority: Award Winning Dance and Party Band

Coined the Philadelphia Funk Authority for a reason, this eight-piece band knows how to bring the funk to weddings and events and has been doing so for over 15 years!

Philadelphia Funk Authority, the Award Winning Dance and Party Band

BVTLive! Philadelphia Funk Authority Band

The Philadelphia Funk Authority (PFA) was created in 1998 with one thing in mind—to provide you with the very best in high-energy dance and party entertainment experience. PFA is an eight-member band that has an extremely versatile sound to fit any style of party, wedding, or corporate event in the North East and beyond. They play a wide range of the best dance and party music from the past five decades.


Perfection! I had the opportunity to see Philadelphia Funk Authority at MusikFest in 2021. When I got engaged, there was no doubt who I wanted to play at our wedding. They are professional, thorough, fun, and interactive. So thankful for their communication and flexibility through the entire process. They do not disappoint!

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About The Philadelphia Funk Authority, One of the Best Philadelphia Wedding and Event Bands

The Philadelphia Funk Authority creates a dynamic, high-energy dance experience you’re your wedding or event! They are an award-winning band based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with a notable following in the Lehigh Valley area. For over 15 years, the Philly Funk Authority has been a staple band at the Bethlehem Music Festival, ‘MusikFest’ playing for thousands of event goers.

Philly Funk has been awarded ‘The Best of Weddings’ by the Knot, along with being named a Hall of Fame honoree! Their stage presence and energy are captivating and livens any event at any style of venue. PFA makes the party happen and prides itself on being able to provide for you the ultimate party and dance experience!

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BVTLive! Philadelphia Funk at the Steel Stacks in Bethlehem
BVTLive! Philly Funk Live at Philadelphia Wedding

See the Philadelphia Funk Authority Perform Live!

The Philadelphia Funk Authority plays at many public events throughout the year, ranging from park concerts to casino performances! Their public event lineup and information is located on the Events page of our website and is constantly updated with PFA’s next move!

BVTlive! Philly Funk performs Philadelphia wedding with packed dance floor

Bandleader of The Philadelphia Funk Authority, Gary Rivenson, has been Involved in music since piano lessons at age 5. He started playing in bands at age 15 which lead to traditional music training and a classical background on trombone. Gary not only has a career as a professional musician, but also as a commercial and private airline pilot.

The Philadelphia Funk Authority Notable Performances

Between the 8 band members, PFA has thousands of performances under their belt! Some of Philly Funk’s notable performances include:

  • Headlining act of Bethlehem’s Musikfest for over 15 years
  • Multiple performances at Parx Casino

Book Philly Funk for your Philadelphia Wedding or Event!

If you want to bring the funk to your wedding or event, you can’t go wrong with choosing the Philadelphia Funk Authority! As the ultimate entertainment machine, they know what it takes to excite your guests, and have them celebrating all night long on the dance floor!