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Sam Hill Entertainment

Today, we are catching up with Andy Jaspen of Sam Hill Entertainment to hear all about how their team makes sure that you have the perfect band for your big day — it is great insider advice for sure!

They work with top-notch talent and just love working with all types of clients, even those who are not quite sure what kind of music they want.  Their level of service is impeccable and  Sam Hill Entertainment is all over those important day-of details.


How did Sam Hill Entertainment begin and how have you grown since then?

Sam Hill Entertainment was founded by Hank Wells (still the owner and president) in the summer of 1995. Hank had just graduated from UVA and was playing in a number of college bands around Charlottesville, and he had spent a few years helping other bands get gigs around town at fraternities. He decided that he wanted to stay involved with music and bands on a professional level, so he started a one-man “agency” that was originally focused on the college scene at UVA and around other schools in Virginia.

Within a few years, Sam Hill Entertainment was one of the main music resources for parties at college campuses around the Southeast, and the agency quickly developed a presence on the internet ( which helped us grow into the wedding and corporate event markets. In the summer of 2001, I was hired and the business continued to grow rapidly in the wedding market, and soon the agency was booking bands for weddings and event planners all over the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

By 2003, weddings and corporate events became the primary part of the business revenue and focus of the agency, and the agency continued hiring agents and support staff to meet the needs of the growing business. The Charlottesville office has a staff of 7 full-time employees and books all over Virginia, DC, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Since 2008, the agency has expanded in to New York City and Atlanta markets by hiring agents specifically in those cities who are dedicated to those markets.

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Sam Hill Entertainment & Attraction

This week, we have been spotlighting local favorite Sam Hill Entertainment – the go-to guys for super awesome bands!

To close out the series, I am excited to let you know about Attraction – an incredible, classic wedding band.  Experienced, fun and polished, it is no surprise why Attraction is a go-to favorite of so many!

Attraction has been making unforgettable memories for countless happy couples and guests for the last 13 years.  A high-energy band that performs material ranging from 60’s classics to today’s hits, Attraction delivers an unforgettable performance not only with their impressive musical skill, but also with the less-obvious details of wedding service and communication.

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Sam Hill Entertainment & The Adrian Duke Project

Later this year, I am so excited to be working with The Adrian Duke Project from Sam Hill Entertainment!  Although I am planning – and not attending – the wedding, I know that I will totally be bopping up and down wishing I was on the dance floor.

Combining critically acclaimed musicianship with a vast repertoire of styles ranging from Rock’n’roll, Soul, Jazz and R&B, The Adrian Duke Project combines superb musicianship with an almost unparalleled repertoire. The Adrian Duke Project covers popular music from 20th century icons like The Beatles, Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Elton John and so many others.

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Sam Hill Entertainment & The Dickens

This week, I am looking forward to spotlighting Sam Hill Entertainment and a few of their awesome bands!  When it comes time to book music for your wedding weekend, their super friendly, honest and knowledgable team will make sure that you have the right band!

First up, The Dickens

The Dickens formed with one goal in mind: to create the ultimate party band for a new generation of music fan. Performing dynamic sets that pack the dance floor from a vast repertoire of funky R&B, classic and modern rock, 80s retro, reggae, old school and current hip-hop, and everything in between, the Dickens offers a creative alternative to the “typical wedding band”. The band’s expertise isn’t limited to the stage either: the Dickens have delighted countless couples and event professionals with their reliability and make-it-work approach to every special event.

In the past year, the Dickens has performed weddings at Keswick Hall, Veritas Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, the Charlottesville Omni, Farmington Country Club, and many other local venues. Man, they have covered all of the hot spots in Charlottesville!

Veritas Lavender Wedding

Happy 2011!  I hope that you all had a cheerful holiday!  I was lucky enough to get some major R & R with views of the beautiful snowy Blue Ridge mountains.

Today’s wedding is FULL of adorable details from the fresh flowers to the delightful paper…this is total eye candy!

Thanks to Meg Runion for sending the photos my way!

The fabulous vendor team:

Venue and Catering: Veritas

Photography: Meg Runion Studios

Hair and makeup: Face Value Studio, Lucinda Riley

Wedding dress: Amy Michelson

Shoes: Elie Tahari

Cake: Maliha Creations, Anita Gupta

Flowers: Pat’s Floral Design

Band: The Blue Tips Rhythm Revue via Sam Hill Entertainment

Event Coordinator: Jennifer Carroll

Panorama Farms Open House

Last week, I shared a sneak peek of the incredible Panorama Farms and A. Dominick Events Open House…Today, I am thrilled to bring you more fab photos by Meg Runion Studios and all the details of the day!

The ridiculously amazing setting paired with the G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S  weather along with the all-star vendor team made for a fantastic event.

The creative geniuses at Beehive Events set this beautiful mock ceremony on top of a hill, with Panorama views of the mountains.

Of course, the venue decor by Beehive wasn’t too shabby either…

Guests dined on fabulous treats from Harvest Moon Catering. YUM!  Oh – and the super cool rentals – all from Festive Fare!

The Jangling Reinharts from Sam Hill Entertainment were perfect – they totally set the mood!

Yes, I am a little more than slightly obsessed with the Sperry Tent by Skyline Tent Company…Under the tent out back we lounged and roasted s’mores.

The Boar’s Head Balloon rides offered guests the perfect end to the afternoon…I wish we could go back and do it all over again!!

The fabulous vendor team:

Event Planning: A. Dominick Events

Venue: Panorama Farms

Decor: Beehive Events

Catering: Harvest Moon Catering

Tent and Lighting: Skyline Tent Company

Band: Sam Hill Entertainment

Rentals: Festive Fare

Video: Daly Baker Video Productions

Photography: Meg Runion Studios

Paper (Invite): Rock Paper Scissors

Jewish Colorful Wedding

This wedding has me absolutely swooning over the amazing, colorful details!  As soon as the oh-so-talented Anne and Bill Holland of Holland Photo Arts sent it my way, I knew that I had to post it ASAP!!

What a beautiful day and charming celebration at King Family Vineyards!

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