- Mark performs the music that people love!
- People stay when Mark will play!
- Dependable, no haggle competitive pricing
- Non intrusive, and VOLUME FRIENDLY
- From 5 to 500 miles from Tomahawk, WI
- Entertaining 5-6 days a week in the summer
- Professional show, from start to finish
- Focused on bringing a great ’vibe’ of your event!
- Can turn on a dime, from Sinatra to Merle Haggard to Dire Straits
- Resurgence of Classic Country music,
That’s what Mark does!
Your Corporate Event
Julie Kay of "Julie Kay's Kitchen" has recommended Mark Wayne for your corporate dinner or get-together, small or large! Julie Kay's impeccable catering services and standards are very high, and to receive endorsment from her is an incredible compliment!
"Thanks so much! You were a blast and made the party happen... and took no breaks! Everyone complimented us on the music. It was a perfect fit. We hope to see you in the north woods again soon." - Laura and Hans, Michigan
"I would highly recommend hiring Mark Wayne for your wedding. I had a short time to plan my wedding and everyone I called was booked, even Mark was booked that day. I was panicking but he looked at the date again and was gracious enough to do his other show and my wedding on the same day. He is very reasonably priced. He's very talented and entertaining. He plays a variety of music and had many people young and old dancing at my wedding! He made our day very special and we thank him for that!" - Tammy and Derrick, Wausau, WI
My name is Jennifer Kehlnhofer. Mark performed at our wedding. He was awesome to say the least. I had Mark play some standard issue wedding aongs and sing as well. All of our guests loved him. He truly listened to what we wanted played and it came out as great as we ever expected. Mark's personality says it all. A truly nice man and great performer!! We would recommend Mark to everyone we know and hope everyone has the opportunity to hire him for their special occasion. Thanks again Mark!!! - Jen and Dave, Tomahawk, WI
It was a great weekend. Thank you for being a part of this special time. - Kaylee and Bruno St.Germain, WI
Thank you Mark! We could not have been happier with our entertainment! Everyone LOVED Mark! He was so personable and had an amazing voice! So glad we chose a live performer over a DJ!
- Neil and Honey, Tigerton, WI
"A wide variety of songs." - Jimmy
"Classic Country charm!" - Jake.
"Wonderful addition to our wedding!" - Rick & Liz
"A 2-way street with the crowd." - Mark
"You won't be dissappointed." - Ernie
"Perfect fit for our Fair!" - Dan
"Your songs brought back great memories." - Dave
"Hey Mark, thanks again!
Everyone loved it!"
- Bryan and Sasha, Oshkosh, WI
"We were happy to do business with Mark Wayne! Mark played for our wedding reception and was the perfect musician!
He brought "Classic Country" charm to our rustic barn venue, and left all of our guests impressed with his musical talent!
We highly recommend Mark to anyone seeking out someone with authentic talent and genuine character!"
- Jake and Jayme, Wausau, WI
"Mark Wayne was a wonderful addition to our wedding. We were so happy we chose him for our entertainment. We had him play from 4pm through the end of the reception. He played a variety of music, including our ceremony music which was absolutely perfect. He learned our song and played it while I walked down the aisle (without vocals) and a few times during the reception. He got to know all of our family and friends and they all had so much fun with him. He really made our wedding special, thank you Mark!"
- Rick & Elizebeth, Wedding at the Black Bear, St. Germain, 9/14/2013
Evonne and I were very pleased with your performance. Many positive remarks from friends and family also.
Really helped the comfort level of our guest.
We look forward to another shake a leg night in the future.
- VERN and EVONNE, Hazelhurst, WI
"Thank you through rain or shine, Mark!" - Marsha, Wedding Coordinator, Wausau, WI
"Mark Wayne is a great entertainer. We completely lucked out when we booked him to do our cocktail hour and dinner music for our wedding. His online videos were good, but they didn’t do him justice. Mark has a great voice and played all of our classic country and Rat Pack favorites. I love his steel guitar play as well. We were thrilled with our band, but Mark would have been great for the entire night. Mark came at a very reasonable price too.
Thanks Mark… If we ever have a large anniversary party, Mark will definitely be playing at it. Make sure to watch him at the Black Bear on Friday nights. He’s a blast."
- Gregg and Sara, Oconomowoc, WI
Mark Wayne grew up in Mayville, Wisconsin (about 45 miles north of Milwaukee, and started playing steel guitar at the age of 12. During the. 80's Mark studied under Eddie Rivers of "Asleep at the Wheel," a 10-Grammy winning band.
Mark entertains nearly 6 days a week in the summer months, mostly as a solo artist throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. He cares about the success of every one of the many types of events that he's a part of.
Your Anniversary Parties
Your Church Events
"When I first heard Mark, it was shear delight. He plays a wide variety of music and always manages to capture the heart and soul of every piece we know and love. Best of all, his music always makes me smile."
- Pastor Peter Bender, Peace Lutheran Church and Academy, Sussex, Wisconsin
"I have had the pleasure of hiring Mark Wayne for two family gatherings this year. My mother, Irish, had heard Mark play many times and really enjoyed his music especially Johnny Cash songs! She recommended him for my in-laws 50th anniversary party. I was so impressed with his friendly presentation, his fantastic talent and his wonderful stage performance at this party that I hired him that very day to do a surprise 80th birthday party for my mom."
- Jenny Schwandt, Fort Atkinson, WI
Mark has earned the status as a prominent entertainer throughout Wisconsin and beyond. He's thankful for many valuable teachers, especially his dad, Lenny.
We hope you enjoy visiting this site and taking advantage of the entertaining and producing services that Mark has to offer..
Your County Fairs
Mark is a member of the Wisconsin Fair Assoc.!
"I first heard Mark Wayne play at a restaurant in Eagle River Wi. We were on vacation, walking down main street when we heard beautiful music coming from inside. After listening for awhile, I realized this would be a perfect fit for our fair. We hired Mark for our fair and he was such a hit we are having him back next year! Great musician, Great singer, Great guy, thanks Mark, here's hoping you continued success."
- Dan Kinnunen, Houghton County Fair.
"Mark played for our 50th wedding anniversary. He did a wonderful job of entertaining the crowd and played a variety of music for all ages. Would strongly recommend him - you wont be disappointed..."
- Ernie and Janet Jablonsky, Rhinelander, WI
Your Summer Concerts
"What a wonderful entertainer! Mark was not only has a wonderful voice but he also has the ability to make everyone laugh and really get involved with his music! This year I booked Mark for 3 separate events, and each event was a hit! I look forward to hiring him again for the Covington Summer Concert Series!"
- Susanne, Coordinator, Michigan
"The Oneida County Fair has counted on Mark Wayne to provide good entertainment for us. His showmanship is top-notch, using his vocal talent and skill on that steel guitar along with the ability to connect well with the audience. Mark is a well-mannered gentleman who is very easy to work with, not only as a solo act, but who also is a valued addition as he works in other bands. Highly recommended!"
- Theresa Seabloom, Oneida County Fair / Entertainment Committee
Your Farm Events
Mark has entertain since 2012 for the incredible "Farm Tech Days," which occurs every July, As many as 80,000 people attend Farm Tech Days!
- Barron County, Dane County, Walworth County, Wood County
It's All About the People
Here's your MN Beef-A-Rama fan club for the 2nd year in a row. We planned our day around making it to Otto's for part of your set. - Minocqua, WI (by the way of Minnesota)
"Your performance at Otto's was the highlight of our trip! The songs brought back so many great memories, and your voice is incredible...my friend Cindy says you're as "smooth as butter", and I agree. You're truly wonderful."
- Dave Hogenson, Fargo, ND
"It's steel guitar - played with the finesse' of an extremely talented professional. Soft, smooth, or up-tempo, Mark delivers to his audience a wide variety of musical selections that are thoroughly entertaining to the ear. A good singer, he can perform special requests from the audience as well. Enjoy him as I have for years!"
- Jimmy Decatur, former Director of Creative Services Department
Tired of the same music for your event?
Mark Wayne contributes a
different and refreshing change to your occasion!
Combining superb vocals, top notch pedal steel guitar and high quality back up is rare for a FULL band, let alone a one man show. You put the audience at ease with your enthusiasm and great sense of humor. Everyone had a fabulous time.
Can't wait for the next show Mark! Thanks again."
- Dr. Tom Kraemer
"Mark has been entertaining at our event for the last five or so years and is outstanding not only in his talent but personality and I would recommend anyone considering entertainment for an event not to miss this opportunity."
- Todd & Lori Wunsch - Elk's Club / Wausau, WI
"My friends and I were spending a long weekend snowmobiling in the Northwoods and happened upon Mark Wayne at the Bear's Den in St. Germain. We had an absolute blast and were really impressed with his music. Steel guitar playing is a very unique skill and Mark creates a fun and entertaining atmosphere that the whole crowd seemed to really enjoy. Mark can play all of the old country standards that everyone wants to sing along to, as well as a range of other upbeat tunes to get people out on the dance floor. Thanks Mark and we look forward to seeing you again soon - come on down to Madison some time as I know you would have a big following!"
-Matthew Carlson, Madison, WI