Setting the Mood for Your Themed Event – Choosing the Right Songs

Wedding & Party Bands


We all love themed events, but sometimes we do not know where to begin to set the tone. One of the best ways to transport your guests into your themed special day, aside from décor and catering, is through music. That one jazz ensemble, country hit, or love song may be the final string that ties your event’s theme together seamlessly. We have created four themed playlist-teasers to take your party, whether it is a wedding, mitzvah, or special event, to the next level.

Great Gatsby/Roaring 20’s

If you keep up with the Kardashians and saw Kris Jenner’s Great Gatsby themed 60th birthday and had serious FOMO (fear of missing out), you are definitely not alone. The Great Gatsby is an all-time American favorite and what better way to bring your party to life than with a roaring good time.

Gatsby-worthy Songs:

“Bang Bang” –

“Crazy In Love” – Emeli Sande

“Let’s Misbehave” – Irving Aaronson

“Dance, Little Lady” – Noel Coward

Gatsby-worthy Band: BVTLive!’s Drew Nugent


All-American Rustic

Nothing says intimate like an all-American party. Yes, a mashed potato bar is a necessity, but so is some good-ole southern comfort music. Mix a little “Chicken Fried” with Bruce Springsteen and you’ve got yourself a party to be remembered forever.

Sweet as Iced Tea Songs:

“Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond

“Chicken Fried” – Zac Brown Band

“American Pie” – Don McLean

“I Like The Sound of That” – Rascal Flatts

Sweet as Iced Tea Band: BVTLive!’s Midnight Hour


Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dimly lit candles, a ton of flowers, and a playlist that will make your heart swoon, is all you need to create the romantic event of your dreams. Just slip on your most whimsical lace dress and let the music carry you into the night of your dreams.

Dream Come True Songs:

“All of Me” – John Legend

“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

“Fly Me to the Moon” – Frank Sinatra

“Lucky” – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Dream Come True Band: BVTLive!’s City Rhythm


Rock n’ Roll

Make your event one for the books with some high-energy beats, a killer light show, and a dance floor packed from beginning to end. If your guests love to party, a rock n’ roll theme is the way to go! Throw in some funky sunglasses and your best drumming skills and you’re ready to rock the night away!

Air-Guitar Strumming Songs:

“Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Def Leppard

“Don’t Stop Believin'” – Journey

“Crazy Train” – Ozzy Osbourne

“Jessie’s Girl” – Rick Springfield

Air-Guitar Strumming Band: BVTLive!’s Back2Life


Blog created by Samantha Landsberg

Guided by his experience as the bandleader of Philadelphia’s top band, Jellyroll, and President of BVTLive!, Kurt Titchenell has kept dance floors packed and created unforgettable memories for thousands of events nationwide! Widely acclaimed as an entertainment expert, Kurt and BVTLive! have earned the most prestigious accolades in the industry. Most notably were two Jellyroll performances at The White House. Kurt's dedication to the success of every event is evident through his passion for creating the ultimate party experience. As President of BVTLive!, Kurt is committed to making your event a success.