“I cannot say enough about the Craig Vaughn Experience! From the very beginning of our communications Craig was upbeat and positive and made me feel like my event was the only thing on his plate. I requested a few songs and he promptly learned them for the party and made the birthday girl feel super special! The music was top quality and the musicians had big smiles on their faces the entire time. You could tell they love their job. Everybody was on the dance floor the entire night! I'm eagerly trying to figure out another reason to throw a party so I can have them there! Thank you Craig and Band for giving us a night we will never forget!!!”

-Lani B

July 4, 2021

Boone, NC

“Craig Vaughn exceeded all expectations! He played a one-man set for my wife’s 40th birthday party, and his performance was perfect for the event. Working with him was very easy from the beginning. He was professional, friendly, and genuinely excited to make the event special for my wife. He played a broad mix of music, and took requests all night long. We enjoyed him so much that we convinced him to stay an extra hour! We would recommend Craig to anyone!”

Raleigh, NC

We hosted a big crowd for a celebration outside under a tent and needed the perfect live music to complete an amazing night. The Craig Vaughn Experience was exactly what we were hoping for. Craig and the band were fantastic and played music we all knew and loved. In fact, the music was so good, many of my guests asked for the band’s information so they could hire them for their own events! Craig was accommodating, so polite and wonderfully positive and upbeat. I could not have been more pleased with their amazing performance!


Dina Coker

August 21, 2021

Greensboro, NC

“Hiring the Craig Vaughn Experience was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding reception! Craig was unbelievably friendly and upbeat from the very first phone call and was happy to accommodate our wishes for our special day. We had a VERY wide range of guests from different backgrounds and countries and Craig and his band made everyone feel at home! So much so that even during dinner, he had the entire party joining hands and singing Sweet Caroline at the top of their lungs from their tables! We had such a blast (as did everyone in attendance) and we could not be happier with their performance. Don’t wait another second to hire the Craig Vaughn Experience, you won’t regret it!!”


Elizabeth Flattery

July 19, 2019

Wedding Reception | Sparta, NC

"We were extremely pleased with the Craig Vaughn Experience, whom we booked for a soiree with colleagues and friends held at our home. Not only did he arrange the pre-event logistics in easy, smooth and reliable fashion, but the group's performance helped to create the perfect atmosphere for this outdoor party. Their selection of music was incredibly appropriate, their musical proficiency was of high caliber, and the volume was ideally suited to creating a warm atmosphere where people could mingle and converse, while enjoying the good vibes of familiar musical favorites. I would definitely reach out to them for future events and highly recommend them to others!"


Jed E. Rose, Ph.D.

Duke University

-Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

-Mentor - Behavioral Neurosciences

Study Program (BSP)

-President & CEO

Rose Research Center

“I am so happy to have found Craig Vaughn! His high energy and fun is so contagious. I had him play for my 50th birthday party and what a fantastic performance he brought! He engaged with the crowd and  played so many fun songs. Everyone kept commenting on how amazing he was. I highly recommend him for any event that you want high-quality entertainment for. I would hire him again in a second!”


Chris McDonald

Raleigh, NC

May 8, 2021

"We are ecstatic that we booked ‘The Craig Vaughn Experience’ for our Winter Semester Party at the Delta Kappa Epsilon house, Wake Forest University! The band had this collegiate crowd of 200+ on their feet singing and dancing along to every single lyric and guitar riff, for the entire 3+ hour performance!! Craig, and the the band, know what song needs to be played at exactly the right time! These guys are true professionals! The high level of musicianship is such an awesome thing to behold! These guys are true live musicians!! I would highly recommend them for any event


The Craig Vaughn Experience has the TUNES & brings with them such an awesome vibe that produces just the right atmosphere that totally jams while totally connecting with audiences!! I’ve seen it first hand and will be booking them many more times in the future!! It’s a perfect formula:


The Craig Vaughn Experience





Dan S.

Wake Forest University

Delta Kappa Epsilon | Social Chair

“We were incredibly pleased with our decision to book the Craig Vaughn Experience for our homecoming event. They had everyone on their feet dancing the entire night! They were true professionals, easy to work with, and brought great energy.

Each song was perfect for the vibe of the night and with each one the night got better and better. It’s rare to find a band that can read a crowd so well and respond accordingly. If you are thinking of planning an event I urge to book the Craig Vaughn Experience!”


Zach Friedman

Homecoming weekend 2019

Sigma Chi

Wake Forest University

"The Craig Vaughn Experience knows how to throw a party, that’s for sure! He performed for a surprise birthday party for us and helped make it especially memorable! They helped provide acoustic music during a more intimate wine tasting (the perfect set list and volume!) and then transitioned into everyone’s favorites after dinner. They were receptive to input from the guests which made the event feel very personal. When our guests were leaving, everyone kept asking “where did you find the band?” – that’s when you know you hit the mark! We will 100% be working with Craig again for our future events….he is a trusted business owner and does everything in his power to put the customer first. Thank you for helping us make our party and family gathering so memorable!"


Jennifer | Charlotte, NC

“Our wedding day was 7/1/18 and Craig Vaughn and his trio were our band during our cocktail hour. We selected Craig from a Google search and he responded to our inquiry within the hour answering all our questions and sending Youtube videos of examples of his work. He was extremely easy to work with, very responsive and helpful when we explained our vision for our cocktail hour music. On the day of, we walked into our cocktail hour with amazing music and people were enjoying themselves, just what we had hoped for! If we were to do it again, The Craig Vaughn Experience would definitely be included!”



Raleigh, NC | Cocktail Hour




Quality of Service: 5.0

Responsiveness: 5.0

Professionalism: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Flexibility: 5.0