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The best live band for Fundraisers. Organizations from Chicago and all over the USA, who are raising money for special causes, rely upon Maggie Speaks to entertain their guests with a choreographed night of music, lights, dancing, and fun.

Maggie Speaks understands the Gala and Fundraising market. First, the band stays out of the way of the producers, allowing them to concentrate on your main objective – raise money. Then once the fundraising is over it’s the band’s job to provide value and entertainment for the guests who have just donated. Maggie Speaks leaves the guests thoroughly entertained and wanting more, effectively building the buzz and bridge to next year’s event.

“Once again, phenomenal! The dance floor was packed from start to finish as we exceeded our goals for the second year!”

With a name recognized for professionalism, and over 21 years of event band experience, Maggie Speaks has helped raise millions of dollars for charity. The band has performed for Fundraisers and Galas including The Illinios Inaugural Ball, American Cancer Society Discovery Ball, Brookfield Zoo Whirl, Illinois Governor’s Inaugural Ball, Ronald McDonald House Gala, Alzheimer’s Association Rita Heyworth Gala, Peggy Noetbaert Nature Museum Butterfly Ball, Field Museum Women’s Board Gala, Museum of Science and Industry Columbian Ball, and Ravinia Music Matters Gala to name but a few. We also offer a partnership to accomplish fundraising goals by donating Live Band Karaoke chances to live and silent auctions for a chance to sing with the band where the funds are donated back to the charity.

High net worth donors, future net worth donors. Maggie Speaks knows how to relate to an older crowd (usually the high net worth donor base) and the younger demographic (future high net worth donors) so that they are continually feeding and cultivating the pipe line for future success for the charity. Everyone leaves energized, appreciated and elated. There are no do overs in major events. Everything must go right the first time. That’s why you should place your trust with Maggie Speaks.

Need something extra for your event? Planning a theme? Want a Big Band? Violins? Maggie Speaks can provide customized entertainment, large or small, that fits right in. If what you want does not exist, Maggie Speaks will create it. The band can integrate seamlessly and painlessly with production on any scale.

Put the innovative passion and professionalism of Maggie Speaks to work for you. Contact or Call for booking information (815) 230-3770.

American Cancer Society Discovery Ball with Barenaked Ladies and Maggie Speaks
FIDF Gala (Los Angeles) with Celebrity Sit-In Guest Steve Augeri (formerly of Journey)

“Discovery Ball 2018 raised $3 Million for our life-saving mission. Thank you for helping us bring cancer to its knees!” — Brittany J., Distinguished Events

2019 Illinois Governor’s Inaugural Ball with Talk of the Town

Our sincerest thanks to you and every member of your team who worked tirelessly to ensure Discovery Ball’s success. While Discovery Ball is our sole focus throughout the year, we realize you have many, many events in your lineup so thank you for making us feel like a top priority. Your professionalism and customer service did not go unnoticed and was certainly appreciated! Our sponsors, leadership and guests all left with big smiles on their faces, and we thank you for helping us deliver a wonderful and impactful experience for them. Discovery Ball 2018 raised $3 Million for our life-saving mission. Thank you for helping us bring cancer to its knees!

Brittany J. – Distinguished Events – April 21st, 2018