The Hark Up Big Band performs at Festivals, Swing Dances, Weddings, Community and Corporate Events, as well as outreach to schools and student groups throughout the area.

Although rooted in the traditional Big Band style, our various bands can play anything from Jazz/Swing to Pop/Rock. Whether you need background music for a corporate event, sing along songs for your fundraiser, or music that will have your guests dancing at your wedding – our band has you covered.

What We Do..

We offer a variety of services to our clients including..

Corporate Events

Fairs and Festivals

Private Functions

Corporate Events
Fairs and Festivals
Private Functions
Patriotic Programs
Charts & Arrangements
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Patriotic Programs


Charts & Arrangements


What people say

Hark Up is the the best band I have ever hired. They have been my go to band for just about 10 years delivering a quality, fun, amazing experience. They know how to get a crowd moving and people dancing.
Steve Zaagman
Grand Rapids Original Swing Society
We hired a small ensemble of Hark Up Musicians for our first annual private Fundraiser. The event was such a success! People to this day are still talking about how much they enjoyed the music. We are making it a yearly event.
Vivan Minnema
Vice President - CLC Network
I just wanted to let you know that last night was EXACTLY the kind of Thursday evening I wanted our concert series to get to - amazing music, a crowd filled with all ages, incomes, abilities, a successful night at the food truck! It just was fantastic!
Julie Stafford
Greenville Rotary Concert in the Park
Wow, the band was fantastic last night. You have a new fan. You do such a great range of music and everyone is perfect. To go from James Taylor to Beatles, Holiday Inn, to those great patriot songs was very enjoyable. You may have seen me. I was the Vietnam Vet who came and danced and played my air guitar. Thank you again for a great musical evening. To me, the fireworks were a let down after hearing Hark Up.
Bob Berggren
Reeds Lake Fourth of July Fireworks Attendee

Recent Event History

-4th of July Fireworks at Reeds Lake – July 2019 (Big Band)
-Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts – June 2019 (Big Band)
-First Church of Zeeland Summer Celebration – June 2019 (Big Band)
-Greenville Tower Riverside Park – June 2019 (Big Band)
-Jenison Memorial Day Parade – May 2019 (Big Band)
-Jazz by the Lake – May 2019 (Jazz Band)
-Spring Fest Special Needs Prom – April 2019 (Big Band)
-Awesome Arts Day at Hudsonville Christian – April 2019 (Soloists)
-Mardi Gras Jazz Parade | March 2019 (Brass Band)
-Hilliards Lounge | March 2019 (Jump Jive Dixie Band)
-Fat Tuesday at Marge’s Donut Den | March 2019 (Polka Band)
-Swing Night for Grand Rapids Original Swing Society | March 2019 (Big Band)
-Company Party for America’s Auto Auction | January 2019 (Party Band)
-Christmas Sing Along at Marge’s Donut Den | December 2018 (Vocalists and Choir)
-Company Party for Family Capital Financial | December 2018 (Party Band)
-Glenn Bulthuis Concert at the Van Single | October 2018
-Swing Night Summer Series for Grand Rapids Original Swing Society | June – October 2018 (Big Band)
-Zeelandia City Festival | July 2018 (Big Band)
-Celebrate America Patriotic Tour | June – July 2018 (Band, Vocalists and Choir)

Contact Hark Up Booking

Phone: + 1 616 481 2499
Email: harkup@gmail.com
Address: 800 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Suite #322