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Reviews and News From Akron, IA

We are very proud of the 1000+ reviews we have accumulated over the years. Any of these clients will be happy to share their experiences with our company on & off stage.

Here is what people from Akron, IA and neighboring cities are saying about us

Fundraiser

Akron, IA - Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Everything went AWESOME! We had them stick around for the additional hour 🙂

Kourtney

Fundraiser
City of Akron

Annual Training

Cedar Rapids, IA - Saturday, October 27th, 2018

THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!
IT WAS A FANTASTIC SHOW! I’ve had lots of compliments on it from people who had never seen a dueling piano show and that they had a great time!
Thank you again for all the hard work, effort and endless patience with me on the getting this show together for us!
We will definitely keep you in mind for future events!

Julie

Annual Training
Health Enterprises

Fundraiser

Sergeant Bluff, IA - Saturday, September 15th, 2018

They did a fantastic job and it was a great night!!!!!! Thanks again for helping us make it a great evening for our foundation.

Corey

Fundraiser
Sergeant Bluff Community Schools Foundation

Corporate Event

LaVista, IA - Monday, July 30th, 2018

The shows went very well! We have been extremely happy with Fun Pianos!

Shelby

Corporate Event
Hoegemeyer Hybrids

100 Year City Celebration

Pocahontas, IA - Saturday, July 14th, 2018

It went great! The performers were awesome!!! They were both so nice, professional and hilarious! Everyone had a great time. Thanks!

Dawn

100 Year City Celebration
Pocahontas County Farm Bureau

Bar Show

Logan, IA - Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Thank you everything was AWESOME!

Chelsea

Bar Show
Twisted Tail

Fun Pianos! Dueling Pianos show highlights and review – Shenandoah IA 2/16/18

Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2018

Great times with the Shenandoah Medical Center on Friday Feburary 16, 2018 at the Elks Lodge in Shenandoah IA for their Winter 2018 Fundraiser! We raised over $2400 in the tip jars for the foundation, and the people in Shenandoah were great and fun hosts!


Employee Awards Day

Waverly, IA - Friday, February 9th, 2018

It was great! I have heard nothing but positive comments.

I appreciate working with you guys, you made the process so easy and seamless. Take care!

Abby

Employee Awards Day
Waverly Health Center

Fun Pianos! Dueling Pianos show comes to Elkader IA 2/10/18

Posted on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The Clayton Co Farm Bureau brings the Fun Pianos dueling pianos show back to Elkader IA at Johnson’s Reception Hall on Saturday February 10, 2018!


Fundraiser

Burlington, IA - Friday, December 8th, 2017

I could not be happier with our Dueling Piano show! We worked with Fun Pianos to host a new fundraiser in Burlington Iowa to raise support for local Scouting and Career Explorers. Fun Pianos was great to work with in the planning process. Their online program planning system, tips and tricks sheet, and office staff (Amy) were all great resources to help put this event together. Katy and Tommy were the two performers who came out. They arrived early, kept the crowd entertained with a wide variety of classic rock to new pop songs, and engaged the crowd with dancing and some games too!

 

J. David

Fundraiser
Mississippi Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America

Fun Pianos! Dueling Pianos highlights from DeWitt IA 11/18/17, returning 3/10/18

Posted on Saturday, November 18th, 2017

THANK YOU again to TYCOGA for another FUN evening at your terrific winery!
TYCOGA is bringing BACK the Fun Pianos dueling pianos show to DeWitt IA on Saturday
3/10/18!


Fun Pianos! Dueling Pianos comes to Burlington IA 12/8/17

Posted on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

We are excited to bring the Fun Pianos dueling pianos show to the fundraiser with the Boy Scouts of America at the Burlington Train Depot in Burlington IA!


TYCOGA Winery is hosting the Fun Pianos dueling pianos show in DeWitt Iowa!

Posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

TYCOGA Winery & Fun Pianos collaborate again to bring the FUN dueling pianos show back to DeWitt, Iowa!  If you missed it last time, you missed fun moments like these!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqOly… Sign up & prepay at TYCOGA Winery $35 per person (cash or check ONLY) Appetizers included starting at 6pm.  Show 7-9pm NONREFUNDABLE


ergeant Bluffs-Lutton Community School Foundation hosts Fun Pianos dueling pianos in Sergeant Bluffs IA

Posted on Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Great people are doing great things in Sergeant Bluffs IA! What a terrific fun night of fundraising for the Sergeant Bluffs-Luton school district. Thank you for having us!


Class Reunion

Fort Dodge, IA - Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Our show for the 1967 class reunion of Fort Dodge, Iowa was a huge success and applauded by all 110 attended.  We appreciated them greatly.  many people came to me and said the entertainment was amazing, wonderful, where did I hear of them and said it was the best class reunion ever and what a way to go out on our 50th reunion gathering.  I thank appreciate all you and our dueling pianos guys.  They were great and very interactive with the crowd.

Linda

Class Reunion

Corporate Event

Cedar Rapids, IA - Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

The players did a great job performing at our event. They provided fun and upbeat music and kept our guests engaged. We would definitely recommend Fun Pianos to others looking for great entertainment.

Amanda

Corporate Event
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Fun Pianos visit Sergeant Bluff with their dueling pianos soon! (9/16/17)

Posted on Monday, September 4th, 2017

Next week on Saturday 9/16/17, Fun Pianos joins with the Sergeant Bluffs-Lutton Community School Foundation for a steak dinner and dueling pianos benefit.

Tickets are $35, advanced purchase only by calling
Contact Corey Loffswold at 712-898-4930
or Josh Smith at 712-266-6008
or in person purchase at Sergeant Bluff Pioneer Bank

Funds raised will go towards resources for annual scholarships and grants to fund education projects in the schools.

6:30 – Social Hour
7:30 – Steak Dinner
8:45 – Fun Pianos dueling pianos show

Silent Auction & Door prizes are also part of the evening

To hire Fun Pianos for your event, drop us a line at funpianos@gmail.com, or call us at 888-539-7176

Have a FUN day!


50th reunion FUN with Fun Pianos dueling pianos in Fort Dodge IA

Posted on Monday, September 4th, 2017

One day after we play for the whole family at Creighton University’s family day…we will be playing a different kind of school event: a 50th class reunion in Fort Dodge IA. Dueling Pianos by Fun Pianos takes great pride in fulfilling the order of FUN for all kinds of audiences, including these two types of audiences, post-proms and weddings.

See you at The Opera House in Fort Dodge!

 


Fun Pianos dueling pianos back in Cedar Rapids for private event 9/13/17

Posted on Monday, September 4th, 2017

The Fun Pianos dueling pianos has done about a dozen shows inside the Cedar Rapids city limits over the years, and this week we are proud to play a private event with hibu Local Digital Marketing company at the Eastbank Venue & Lounge. We think we do ok at our hack-job marketing…these guys are the REAL DEAL!

We’re excited to bring the FUN back to Cedar Rapids! Dueling Pianos by Fun Pianos does it!

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Fun Pianos dueling pianos in Sergeant Bluff IA ticket information

Posted on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Fun Pianos joins with the Sergeant Bluff-Lutton Community School Foundation for a steak dinner and dueling pianos benefit.

Tickets are $35, advanced purchase only by calling
Contact Corey Loffswold at 712-898-4930
or Josh Smith at 712-266-6008
or in person purchase at Sergeant Bluff Pioneer Bank

Funds raised will go towards resources for annual scholarships and grants to fund education projects in the schools.

6:30 – Social Hour
7:30 – Steak Dinner
8:45 – Fun Pianos dueling pianos show

Silent Auction & Door prizes are also part of the evening

To hire Fun Pianos for your event, drop us a line at funpianos@gmail.com, or call us at 888-539-7176

Have a FUN day!


Corporate Event

Des Moines, Ia - Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

It was AWESOME!!!  I wish it would have been longer than 2 hours – they did not disappoint!  That’s by far the biggest crowd we’ve ever had after our banquets so it’s safe to say it was a success.  Thanks so much for everything – it was absolutely fantastic!  We received so many compliments after the show, everyone had a GREAT time and really enjoyed it.

Thanks again!

Abbey

Corporate Event
US Department of Agriculture

Dueling pianos in Des Moines by Fun Pianos!

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Tonight! Happy to be bringing the FUN to the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Embassy Suites Hotels in Des Moines IA. Dueling Pianos by Fun Pianos serves the whole country a plate full of FUN!

USDA


Fun Pianos Dueling Pianos highlights from DeWitt IA

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

What a FUN time we had with the fun folks in DeWitt, Iowa! Dueling Pianos by Fun Pianos is not like any other show…we have this much FUN wherever we go!

Here are some highlights, and make sure to visit the TYCOGA Winery!

TYCOGA

 


Public Event

Dewitt, IA - Saturday, June 17th, 2017

We had a incredible show! The guys were fabulous!!

Thank you so very much!!

 

 

Carey

Public Event
TYCOGA Winery

Sergeant Bluff IA: Dueling Pianos by Fun Pianos is coming to your school fundraiser

Posted on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

We are excited that The Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School Foundation and their Saturday 9/16/17 fundraiser has booked Fun Pianos dueling pianos show!

Sergeant Bluff-Luton

Coralville, IA - Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Great company to work with and such talented piano players – so much enthusiasm!  Can’t beat it for entertainment for any type of party or company function.  I highly recommend them!

Jan (Repeat)

Great family brings the FUN Pianos dueling pianos show to their Remsen IA wedding

Posted on Monday, May 29th, 2017

Wedding performances have really grown on me over the years. It is true that they are often more involved to prepare for, but knowing that we have provided an evening more special than a regular ol’ wedding makes it worthwhile. This weekend’s wedding was extremely gratifying: I worked with the mother of the bride along the way, including guiding her on layout of the venue via a FaceTime chat.

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This all led to a great night, illustrated by these highlights and comments:


Wedding

Le Mars, IA - Saturday, May 27th, 2017

 

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Wedding

Fundraiser

Waterloo, IA - Friday, March 31st, 2017

The show was AMAZING!!! George and Matt were so fantastic and got our guests up and moving right away.  We raised a ton of money and got so many compliments on the show. We will definitely be using Fun Pianos again!!  Thank you so much for all your help and for everything!!

 

Sarah

Fundraiser

Iowa City, IA - Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Everything was fantastic! I think our staff had a wonderful time and the players were phenomenal! Their interaction with everyone was so entertaining! We will give nothing but rave reviews to anyone looking to host dueling pianos in the area and will keep you in mind for future events!

 

Steph

Cedar Rapids, IA - Saturday, December 17th, 2016

The show went really well.  We had a great time, and the players were a lot of fun!!  Thank you for all of your help.  You were incredibly easy to work with!!

Angie

Company Event

Davenport, IA - Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

“Our company, The Advisory Group, celebrated its 25th Anniversary on September 22, 2016 with a dinner Gala and spectacular entertainment provide by Fun Pianos. The event was a huge success, in great part because of Sam & Gary’s ability to reach out to everyone in the room and get them engaged and having fun!

Within moments of the start, even the most conservative client in the audience was “chair dancing” and singing along! There were several highlights throughout Fun Pianos’ hour and a half set, to include the touching military tribute, a kick-line of married couples, Gary’s singing for a couple’s special celebration dance, and my personal favorite was having one sweet, older lady join Sam on stage while he played the piano. Sam used great charm in provide her with cues, and to encourage her along. It was adorable!

Fun Pianos provided great entertainment for our business celebration, and, speaking for our entire audience of over 250, we had a ball! I would highly recommend Sam Ferguson and Fun Piano’s for your next event!”

Tracy
Company Event

Banquet

Cedar Rapids, IA - Saturday, August 6th, 2016

The guys were amazing! Lots of people still talking about how great of a show it was! Thank you for making our banquet such a success! We would highly recommend the guys again to anyone!

Angie

Banquet

Corporate Party

Coralville, IA - Saturday, June 4th, 2016

The show turned out great and everyone had a good time! They were wonderful entertainers and piano players and I would highly recommend them both!

Thanks again for all your help in getting everything planned – it was a success!

 

Jan

Corporate Party

Party

Sioux City, IA - Thursday, May 5th, 2016

The show went really well! Everyone really enjoyed the performance! The guys were also great to work with.

Ali

Party

Fundraiser

Grand Falls, IA - Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

The show was so great! I have not had that much fun in a long time! Everyone that attended wants to do it again next year! Mark and Frank were so great! Thanks for everything!

Barb

Fundraiser
Grand Falls Casino Resort

Party

Remsen, IA - Saturday, March 5th, 2016

It was an awesome show! Everyone loved it!

Melany

Party

Party

Okoboji, IA - Friday, February 26th, 2016

The guys did a great job and everyone had a wonderful time. This is an event we plan to do again next February. Thank you for all of your help!

Jonalee

Party

Fundraiser

Monticello, IA - Friday, November 6th, 2015

Omg it was awesome!! We had a great turn out! Thank you so much!

Heidi

Fundraiser
Iowa Eagles Club

Wedding

Waterloo, IA - Saturday, September 5th, 2015

The show was wonderful – we had so much fun and loved the touch the dueling pianos provided. Thank you for all your help setting up the show!!

Jenna

Wedding

Wedding

Sioux City, IA - Saturday, August 29th, 2015

I thought the show was AMAZING!! It went much better than I had anticipated and was more than I had hoped for! My dad had been telling me he was not going to stay through the reception and he was dancing until midnight!! The guys were able to keep my grandmother as well as all of my young nieces and nephews involved throughout the piano show. I was told by many of my guests that this was one of the most fun receptions they had ever been to and the guests from the reception in the room next to ours kept stopping by my reception because the “music was better” and their DJ was “boring”! Thank You, Thank you, Thank you!! My husband, myself, our families and our guests had an absolutely amazing night!

 

Laurel

Wedding

Wedding

Tama, IA - Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Fun Pianos was the perfect choice for my wedding reception. We had well over 350 guests and the players got everyone from 2 to 90 years old involved! The best part was even guests who don’t like hitting the dance floor had such positive comments about the reception because they felt like they got an entertaining show!

Kacie

Wedding

Fundraiser

Fort Madison, IA - Friday, June 26th, 2015

What a success!!! I cannot tell you how many compliments I received for booking 176 Keys for our fundraiser!!! The guys were Fabulous!!! So so much fun!! They were so great and so helpful in raising money…..I cannot thank them enough for an amazing event! First class show!!!
Thank you!!!

Jan

Fundraiser

Company Party

Cedar Rapids, IA - Friday, February 13th, 2015

Everything went great. The guys did a wonderful job and many of the employees have told me how much fun they had. It was a success.

 

Dave

Company Party
Nelson Electric Co

Company Party

Cedar Rapids, IA - Saturday, January 31st, 2015

The show went awesome!  The guys did an outstanding job.  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

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Tina

Company Party
Linn Coop

Company Party

Des Moines, IA - Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Your team has been very easy to work with. On the morning of the event I got a VM saying they were in Cedar Rapids and on their way. By the time I got to the hotel that afternoon at 3:00, they were already completely set up !

The show was great! Everyone loved them and had a good time, people talked about it for days after. I was shocked that they didn’t take any breaks, they did an amazing job straight thru. They followed the owners request for no attention and it was much appreciated. One owner even said let’s put them in our 3 year rotation schedule for entertainment!

Your team does an amazing job!

Can’t wait until next time!

Bobbi

Company Party
ICE Technologies, Inc.

Corporate Holiday Party

Ida Grove, IA - Saturday, December 20th, 2014

We received many compliments of the Best Corporate Christmas Party Evah!

We highly recommend you for any or every occasion.

Thank you to Fun Pianos for your professional touch.

We sat for 368 and filled the house.

Randy

Corporate Holiday Party
GOMACO

Holiday Party

Centerville, IA - Friday, December 19th, 2014

This client loved us so much, they had us return for their Holiday party again!
Here’s what she had to say the first time around…..

Holiday Party on 12/13/13
IT WAS OUR BEST PARTY EVER. Truly, people are still talking about it. IF we get to have a party next year, you are in!!! It was so very awesome.

And here is her comment this year (2nd time)
Holiday Party 12/19/14
Oh, once again they were just terrific!!!

Tonya

Holiday Party

Catholic School Fundraiser

Marshalltown, IA - Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Fun Pianos by 176 Keys helped make our yearly fundraiser a huge success! We ended up having a sold out event and raised a lot of money for our school!
They made my job of organizing their part of the fundraiser, so easy! The players were amazing! They interacted with the crowd, were so funny, appropriate and professional.
Thank you so much for helping make our fundraiser awesome!

Addie

Catholic School Fundraiser
Harvest Ball - St Francis Catholic School

Fundraiser

Sioux Center, IA - Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Oh my gosh it was FABULOUS!!! People really really enjoyed them! The event was a huge success and we raised over $16,000!

Thank you so much!

Kellie

Fundraiser
Promise CHC

Boyden 125th Celebration

Boyden, IA - Friday, June 27th, 2014

SO TERRIFIC! A GREAT TIME was HAD BY ALL! Great Guys and FANTASTIC singers/performers too!

Linda

Boyden 125th Celebration

Wedding

Waukon, IA - Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

The show was absolutely amazing!! My now husband and I had a blast and I think our guests did too.. We’ve heard many compliments! I don’t think hardly any of our guests had seen a dueling pianos show before so they didn’t know what was going on at first..but then really got into it! I so wish I would’ve got it on videotape. 🙁 My dad n bro were even dancing and I’ve never seen that before. Overall..AWESOME and I wish we could do it again!

Kelly

Wedding

Corporate Awards Program

Ames, IA - Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Everyone had a great time! Thank you very much for making our event great!

Cory

Corporate Awards Program
Miracle Ear

Church Fundraiser

Cascade, IA - Saturday, February 8th, 2014

The show was great! We received a lot of very positive feedback from everyone – looks like we’ll be having you guys come back again next year! 🙂

Kristie

Church Fundraiser
St. Matthias Catholic Parish

Company Holiday Party

Alta, IA - Saturday, February 1st, 2014

The players did an excellent job. They got the crowd involved which was entertaining for everyone.

Carrie

Company Holiday Party

Company Christmas Party

Ames, IA - Saturday, November 16th, 2013

The show was FANTASTIC!!!!!! The players were awesome. I have had too many compliments to keep track. In fact some employees that have been with the company for over 20 years said that was the best Holiday Party they have attended.

Once again THANK YOU for providing great entertainment. That was my first experience with Dueling Pianos and I loved it as well.

Herman

Company Christmas Party
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Wedding

Davenport, IA - Saturday, October 12th, 2013

I just wanted to drop you a quick note of appreciation for the wonderful show you did for us last week. The guys were great in all respects and I know that our guests had a great time all evening. My new son-in-law shared with me that very rarely at wedding receptions, does the Dance Floor stay packed and active all night. All age groups had a “Hoot” of a time! And most importantly to me, my Daughter and new Husband enjoyed every minute.

Kent

Wedding

Volunteer Appreciation Event

Iowa City, IA - Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

I want to thank you both so much for helping facilitate our Volunteer Appreciation Event last night. It was FABULOUS! It was everything I wished for and more. The players were great. They got the crowd into it and, honestly, I couldn’t believe how many people they got up there to squiggle and wiggle and pound on the table and sing and shout. It was very high energy and, absolutely great.

You both, as well as the players, were very easy to work with, very professional and helpful. They were here when they said they would be and got right to work setting up, etc. It all went very smoothly – why did I worry???

So, thank you, thank you again. I really enjoyed working with everyone. I have nothing but the highest praise for the way you run your company!!

 

Carol

Volunteer Appreciation Event

Corporate Event

Des Moines, IA - Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

It was great and we’ve had really good feedback. They were great entertainers incorporating the 4 state universities. You are definitely on our list for potential future entertainment gigs.

Bill

Corporate Event

Family Fun Night

Rock Valley, IA - Saturday, August 10th, 2013

176 Keys Fun Pianos is by far the best dueling pianos show you can book for your event. From the day of booking to the date of the show, the staff worked with me to make sure we had the best show possible. They kept the audience from young to young at heart not only entertained, but part of the show. The performance was exactly as expected and more. We will without a doubt be booking 176 Keys Fun Pianos for our future events!

Dave

Family Fun Night

Iowa Turkey Federation Winter Convention

West Des Moines, IA - Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Just wanted to send a quick note and say thanks! Everyone had a ton of fun last night – the dueling pianos were a huge hit! I received compliment after compliment! I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a fun filled evening!

Thanks again!

Sheila Larson

Iowa Turkey Federation Winter Convention

Town Festival

Marcus, IA - Friday, August 10th, 2012

Oh my gosh! That was the best show ever! We had so much fun. I have had hundreds of compliments already. What a great group to work with. I could have sat there all night. I would recommend this show to anyone! We are so doing this again.

Thank you so much for being so great to work with.

La Rae

Town Festival

Wedding

Johnston, IA - Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Hey! Just a quick note to thank you so much for the AWSOME show Saturday night! All of my guests had a blast, including Wes and me!

You made the night memorable and people are still laughing! Many people said it was the best reception they had ever been to. My nephew said he wanted to go back to the pianos for his birthday!Thanks again! Wes and I really appreciate it!

Jen Mackrill

Wedding

Holiday Party

West Des Moines, IA - Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Everything went FANTASTIC! They were absolutely fabulous – they were able to somehow get almost 100% participation out of a room of 180 people. We’ve received only positive comments back from our employees and their guests. Not a dull moment once the two of them hit the stage.Thank you for taking hand in yet another successful holiday party! Please pass along our sincere thanks to both piano players.

Jayne Thovson, client

Holiday Party