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Providing outstanding entertainment Throughout The East Coast for thirty years

For almost 30 years, CTO Music Artists has been synonymous with unforgettable event and wedding entertainment, captivating audiences in Philadelphia and the Tri-State Area. Our ensemble of talented musicians includes live bands, professional DJs, and string and jazz ensembles, ensuring your celebration stands out in the memory of all who attend. When the spotlight is on creating an upscale and memorable experience, CTO is your best option.

Whether orchestrating a dream wedding, planning a milestone birthday celebration, or curating a corporate affair, our extensive musical options will ensure a perfect playlist and backdrop for your event. Schedule a consultation today, and let's bring your vision to life - let's discuss your musical style and preferences, event details, and our services. At CTO Music Artists, we transform ordinary events into extraordinary memories through the power of music.

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Upscale Entertainment That helps you create unforgettable memories

Experience The Magic Of personalized entertainment

Our Philadelphia entertainment bandleaders and music coordinators will collaborate closely with you to plan a one-of-a-kind celebration that reflects your unique preferences and story. Every detail of the event will be discussed so that nothing is overlooked. When the big day arrives, everything will unfold as planned, allowing you to enjoy every moment of your celebration.

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Our high-energy dance bands will bring the excitement to a party that only a live performance can deliver. From timeless standards to the latest chart-topping hits, our repertoire spans genres, and our live wedding bands will deliver each song to sound like the original you've come to love.

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With an exceptional blend of technical skill, intuition, and passion, our Wedding and Party DJs will be able to read the room and craft a remarkable song list, skillfully navigating through genres and ensuring everyone has a spot on the dance floor.

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Our Philadelphia wedding string musicians and jazz ensembles will infuse a level of sophistication into your event. Whether you are looking for an elegant string ensemble for your ceremony or a smooth jazz vibe for your corporate networking event, we offer the perfect musical ambiance with our jazz and string duos, trios, and quartets.

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Ready to book great music for your special event?

Whether you're planning your wedding, coordinating a social gathering, or organizing a corporate event, we've got more than enough options to make sure your event is one everyone will remember forever. Browse through some of our options below, and then get in touch with our team today.


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Helping You Plan The Perfect Wedding In The Philadelphia Tri-State Area

Your wedding day is a momentous occasion, and choosing CTO means having a team devoted to handling every detail of your day to ensure the wedding of your dreams. With years of experience as some of the best wedding bands in Philly, CTO Music Artists comes recommended by thousands of previous clients and reputable sites such as TheKnot & WeddingWire.

Our diverse portfolio of upscale wedding entertainment includes talented bands, professional and experienced DJs, and enchanting string and jazz ensembles. We'll match your wedding style and personal taste in every aspect of your wedding, including the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception Whether you envision the timeless classics of a string quartet or the lively beats of a high-energy dance band, we promise we can deliver.

We play a multifaceted role in creating a vibrant, engaging, and entertaining atmosphere at your wedding, leaving a lasting impression on you and your guests.

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social & corporate events

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Explore Options For Social & Corporate Events In Philadelphia

If you are looking to hire the best social and corporate entertainment in Philadelphia and throughout the East Coast, CTO Music Artists is the entertainment company for you!

We deliver successful entertainment for any corporate event or special occasion. Whether you are hosting a gala for a non-profit fundraiser or an awards banquet for a company party, we tailor our music to fit your occasion, keeping your guests engaged and the celebration going. We will make your next party one that will go down in history as the best one ever!

Check out our five-star reviews, and you will see that no matter the occasion, we will provide appropriate music to enhance the vibe you want to create.

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Read Through Some Of Our Reviews

"Not only did you sound AMAZING, you were so flexible, professional and easy to work with!"

— Susan Norcross, Wedding Director at Styled Bride

"The dance floor was full from start to finish - a sure sign of success."

— Sharon Yerkes, Bride - Doylestown, PA

"[CTO Grand Central] was the biggest hit at our wedding; everyone was raving about how great they were. I would recommend CTO Grand Central to anyone looking for a band that will keep your entire guest count dancing all night long."

— Wedding at John James Audubon Center

"The flow of events you suggested worked out very well and the dance floor was packed all night"

— Alexix Opp, Bride

"Their sound, energy, and song selection were AMAZING! Everyone was on the dance floor, what a perfect night!"

— Lindsay - Bride, Peckville PA

"Over the Top!! Most Incredible Night..every song was spot on GREAT! You guys were the big talk at breakfast the next day."

— Rob Ewell - Father of the Bride, Allentown PA

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do your bands take breaks and if so how many?

Our CTO bands play continuously throughout your event, with the exception of dinner when we perform with a smaller ensemble. During this period, our musicians rotate their breaks guaranteeing that the music never stops. They will perform pleasant background music, striking the balance between a comfortable dining experience and live music. When dinner is complete, the party kicks into high gear, with non-stop, full-band performance.

Can I choose my own set list?

Absolutely. We understand the importance of personalizing your event. We want it to reflect your style and personality. Our DJs and bandleaders collaborate with you in shaping the soundtrack to your occasion. By merging our musical expertise with your favorite genres and songs, we will customize a list that will keep your dance floor packed all night.

Do you act as an emcee during the event?

Yes. Our experienced team includes skilled emcees who will take care of all your event introductions. Whether it's introducing the bride and groom into the reception room or announcing key moments like the cake cutting, our emcees expertly facilitate the flow of your event. Their professional touch ensures your event is not only musically fantastic but also seamlessly organized. So, sit back, relax and let us handle the microphone.