Another Amazing Year – 2019 Recap


2019 was BVTLive’s best year ever, and we wanted to take a moment and thank you for your support as we head into a new year, and decade! From our musicians and clients to our most valued venue and catering professionals, we can’t do this without you.

Our 2019 started out with Jellyroll performing at the Philadelphia Auto Show’s Black Tie Tailgate, performing for over 2,500 guests while raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In August, Jellyroll celebrated its 40th anniversary with a sellout performance at The Ardmore Music Hall, then later in the year performed at The Army Navy Gala for the second time. We had our band Strangers, perform for Alex’s Lemonade Stand’s Lemon Ball and for FOX29’s Salute The Troops event. Big Ric Rising performed at the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball and City Rhythm did another tour of Europe. The Eddie Bruce Experience completes their first full year with BVTLive with performances from the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia to the Mandarin Oriental in New York. Throughout the year, our bands also performed at hundreds of weddings making many a dream come true! In addition to all of this, our specialty acts and DJs performed at over 700 special events throughout the year.

We are very excited to bring our newest band into our BVTLive family, the Philadelphia Funk Authority is rounding out our newly refined roster for the new decade. As a headliner at the Bethlehem Musikfest for the past several years, and much experience at high end private events, this high energy and sophisticated dance band fits perfectly into the BVTLive roster of professional, hardworking, and talented bands. They are great people!

We will continue to provide our clients the great experience that we are so proud of, as they choose their entertainment, and plan their weddings and events. Most of all, we will surpass their expectations throughout the throughout the planning process starting with a unique showcase experience, through our partnership at The Ardmore Music Hall, continuing with our unique online planning system, and always delivering an amazing performance.

Here is to another amazing year in 2020!

Kurt Titchenell is the founder and President of BVTLive! He is also the bandleader, and co-creator of the award-winning dance band, Jellyroll and has been performing with the band since 1980. With thousands of private performances under his belt, his experience has lead Jellyroll to become the most in-demand party band in the tri-state area and BVTLive to become one of the areas foremost leaders in wedding and private event entertainment. Kurt's dedication to his profession is evident in every aspect of his professional life. As President of BVTLive, Kurt is committed to making your event a success.