It’s officially spring, and that means it’s finally time to break out the grill and fill up the swimming pool. Before you call guests to come over, make sure to pick out your band! The following acts are great for backyard barbecues, or any outdoor event, really!

1. Todd Johnson & the Revolvers

If your guests prefer more of an edgy rock sound with an eclectic song selection, take a look at Todd Johnson & the Revolvers. A huge fan of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, Todd possesses a powerful, gravelly vocal quality that perfectly matches his classic rock style. He also keeps a ton of soul and southern rock hits in his back pocket. On top of that, we love him because he’s one of the funniest and nicest people we know. Consider hiring Todd Johnson & the Revolvers band for your backyard BBQ event! 

2. Gal Friday

Country music and cook outs go together like peanut butter and jelly. The real-life sisters of Gal Friday Band create an undeniably refreshing take on country music because of their unique sound and extremely tight three-part harmonies. If your clients want to keep it country, Gal Friday Band is a perfect option to consider.

3. HC Oakes Band

HC Oakes Band is a guitar-driven rock band combines elements of country and blues, and they’re always a hit with a fun-loving crowd. They specialize in hits from legendary names like the Allman Brothers and Tom Petty, which is perfect for backyard barbecue-style events. If your clients, members or guests enjoy classic all-American tunes with their friends and family, HC Oakes Band is the perfect option to look at when it comes to having live music for a backyard barbecue event. 

Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Partner of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision makers in the hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704)568-1968 or visit our How to Book page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.


Key Signature Entertainment
P.O. Box 342
Matthews, NC 28106