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Got at least $12,000? Book THE DAN BAND for your next party. GREEN DAY will cost you a little more

More Gigs Now: Concert Booking Secrets of Successful Musicians
More Gigs Now: Concert Booking Secrets of Successful Musicians

Web Watch last covered how much money it would take to book an artist for a private party many years ago.

Since then, the list of available artists has changed… as have the prices that they’ve charged.

So we felt that now was just as good a time as any to revisit the topic and present a selection of booking information we’ve found that can help you BUDGET AN ARTIST BOOKING FOR A PRIVATE EVENT.

Here is a sampling of approximate costs that you can expect to pay at a minimum if you decide to throw an exclusive private party and want a big-name artist or speaker to come and perform for you and your drunk friends at your house:

  • ADAM RICHMAN from MAN VS FOOD: $10,000+
  • Olympic Gold Medalist APOLO OHNO:  $60,000+
  • The Fonz – HENRY WINKLER:  $25,000
  • American Idol Judge KARA DIOGUARDI: $15,000-$25,000
  • Former NBC news anchor TOM BROKAW: $110,000+
  • SNL cast member DARRELL HAMMOND: $35,000-$40,000
  • Actor/comedian DAVID CROSS: $20,000
  • Comedian/AFLAC duck voice – GILBERT GOTTFRIED: $15,000
  • JERRY SEINFELD: between $250,000-350,000
  • From various movies, such as THE HANGOVER, THE DAN BAND – $12,000-15,000
  • VILLAGE PEOPLE: $25,000+
  • BRUCE HORNSBY: $35,000++
  • CHEAP TRICK: $35,000
  • BEN FOLDS: $45,000
  • THE BLACK EYED PEAS: $350,000+
  • GREEN DAY: $500,000++
  • HARRY CONNICK JR.: $100,000 +++
  • ASHER ROTH: $20,000
  • COOLIO: $20,000
  • JASON DERULO: $25,000-30,000+
  • KELIS: $25,000-30,000

As always, actual costs may be higher or lower depending on what you’re situation is and what you’re offering the artist — who knows, maybe they’ll show up at your wedding for free…all you have to do is ask.

UPDATE:  The Dan Band is listed above as $12-15k.  Apparently, it all depends on what you want. ACCORDING TO AN EMAIL THAT THEIR MANAGER SENT, the 7-piece band will run $15-25k while the 3-piece band is the $10-15k range.  Of course, travel expenses for the band and their crew are not included.   If you just want a personalized video, that runs a relatively paltry $1,500.