Bananas Entertainment TeamWelcome to the world of Bananas Entertainment – the #1 Live Entertainment Agency in the Badger state! Celebrating our 15th year in business we’re proud to offer our customers the most comprehensive live band roster in the Midwest. We not only represent your current favorite bands, but some that soon will be.

Formed in 2002, our mission is simple: Provide the right entertainment at the right price. No matter what the event, no matter what the budget, we’ve got you covered. Bananas Entertainment represents well over 100 musical acts that can fit exactly what you are looking for. Bottom line: We handle and represent Wisconsin’s best live bands! Each act delivers a professional, on-time performance that includes the main ingredient for making any event successful – fun!


Entertainment agents Lance Shellman and Randy Bowles formed Bananas Entertainment in 2002. Both saw the need for a high quality, customer service oriented organization that represented Wisconsin’s best live bands. Within 3 years, the agency grew to be the largest live entertainment agency in the state, reaping not only a killer roster of acts, but recognition from The Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) as a leader in the field. In 2010 Ryan Vander Sanden joined our ever-growing team as a partner.

Today, we have offices in Green Bay, Appleton and Greenville. While we may have grown, our philosophy hasn’t changed: great entertainment at the right price – always! We’re often asked where we got our name. Good question! We always thought live entertainment should be fun – and it is! We wanted our name to say that right out of the gate. It’s also a highly respective nod to one of our all-time favorite acts – The Beatles. They started Apple - we started Bananas.


At Bananas Entertainment, customer service isn’t just a slogan; it’s a way of life. We’ll be there from the moment you first plan your event to the final encore. We’ve helped thousands plan their perfect experience – everything from festivals with national acts to private parties, nightclubs, outdoor events, and wedding receptions. We have the solution to your entertainment needs.

Additional Live Music Services

From humble beginnings, we have grown with our customer’s needs. Not only do we offer the best live bands in the business, but we can also help with just about any other entertainment you may be in the market for. We are your single source, full service “one-stop-shop” for all your entertainment and music needs.

  • National Acts – we have a line to the biggest stars on the planet
  • Festival planning (including concert sound and light production and full staging)
  • Solo and duo acts
  • Big Band Swing
  • Jazz, Cocktail and Dinner music

For questions on how we can serve you or help plan your event, please contact us or request booking info.