Book a Band, or Feed a Small Country?

May 21, 2014 By:
Book a Band, or Feed a Small Country?
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Got a wedding, bat mitzvah, or birthday party to plan? Looking to hire an awesome band to totally wow your guests? We've got the lowdown on what it costs to book some of your favorite, and not-so-favorite, artists for your next shin-dig.


Justin Timberlake or Justin Bieber
$1 MILLION
A rowdy, repeat criminal offender, or a nine-time Grammy Award winning song-dance machine.
 
Kanye West or Dave Matthews
$1 MILLION
The almighty Yeezus or a guy who has songs titled "Eh Hee" and "Oh." 
 
The Killers or The Black Eyed Peas
$500K
A multi-instrumentalist band that has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, or a pop group that sings about their female member's "humps."
 
Drake or Nickleback
$400K
Arguably the biggest rapper of our time or the band whose Facebook page you must unlike immediately.
 
Stone Temple Pilots or Macklemore
$300K
A legendary '90s rock band or the rapper that everyone loves to hate.
 
Bob Dylan or Kelly Clarkson
 
$200K
One of the most influential figures in the history of music, or that one "American Idol" winner.
 
One Direction or Three Doors Down
$200K
You can get Three Doors Down for the price of One Direction.
 
Kendrick Lamar or Jessica Simpson
$150K
A critically acclaimed lyrical genius or the girl who thinks tuna is literally the chicken of the sea.
 
Arcade Fire or Counting Crows
$150K
The decade-old band that's still headlining festivals world-wide, or the two-decade old band that should really stop touring.
 
Usher or Creed
$100K
The beloved R&B superstar or the "cancer on rock 'n' roll."