Arch City Lights


Serving Columbus, Ohio, and the neighboring areas, Arch City Lights is a premier event party band providing high energy, fun live music! Playing a mixture of classic soul, motown, funk and dance hits to today’s top 40 and R&B, there’s guaranteed to be a packed dance floor all night long.

Since its founding in 2014, the band has performed at over 150 weddings and events and seeks to provide excellence in entertainment for whatever your event needs might be. With powerful vocals, dynamic musicianship and engaging performance, Arch City Lights is sure to make it a night to remember for years to come!

Services Offered

In addition to a live performance during your reception, they are also well versed to play for your ceremony, offering acoustic or classical music followed by cocktail music where they offer a variety of ensembles. Emcee and DJ services are readily available to keep your timeline on track while taking on live special requests and first dances. They also bring their own lighting/sound setup, so you can eliminate the hassle of working with multiple vendors for your event.

Vendor Profile - Emily Syring

Emily Syring


We have multiple band sizes available to book to accomodate any budget! We book the base package as a 5 hour event with 180 minutes of live music split up however you need in that time frame. It also includes MC services, sound, basic band lighting, and any DJ services needed within the booking time frame. We can add on any additional services you need like additional time or ceremony services for an extra charge.
Our goal as a band is to get people out on the dance floor, having a good time and to keep them there! We do our best to cater to whatever specific needs or listening tastes you might have. While we try to play a little bit of everything for everyone’s ear, we are also able to lean into any specific style or genre you are interested in hearing. The genres we tend to gravitate to are classic soul, motown, funk, dance, classic rock hits to today's top 40, R&B, pop and rock.
Yes! We can learn 2-3 new songs per event. After booking, I send a master set list that has all of our songs we already know for you to go through and pick out songs you like/dislike.
If you are interested in live music for your cocktail hour, I typically recommend our jazz duo (keys and sax or bass) but if you have another ensemble/genre in mind, let me know! This will only cost extra if it goes over the 180 minutes of live music or 5 hr booking time frame for the reception. We have a variety of services available for ceremonies, if you are interested. All of these are extra costs on top of the base band packages above. Live Music:  Solo piano or guitar Solo violin or cello Piano and guitar duo Violin and Cello duo Acoustic Duo (Male singer/guitar and female singer) String Trio String Quartet Sound Support: Wireless lapel for officiant Wireless handheld mic for readers/bride and groom DJ services
Yes! You can check out our website,, to see where we are playing next. We would love to meet you and talk more about your event!



8 Reviews for Arch City Lights

  • Dan R
    Dan R wrote a review March 18, 2024
    Wedding Reception-Ceremony Review

    Arch City Lights was truly amazing and helped us have a wedding reception that matched the energy and love of our wedding day. The party was nonstop f...rom the first song to the last.

    Our guests raved about the band, and the praise is still coming in! They brought energy, enthusiasm, and so much talent. Their repertoire of songs is vast and they learned multiple songs by request. DJ’ed music during breaks kept the party going without losing the crowd or the vibe. They are also flexible and can add brass instruments to accommodate your size and preference needs.

    Emily was professional and communicative throughout – from chatting with us for awhile after one of their showcase events, to organizing a shared doc that had all the information we needed – and more we hadn’t even thought of, to checking in multiple times the month before to confirm final details and keep the communication going. Arch City Lights also arranged the string duo for our ceremony music – and they were fantastic. It was incredibly helpful to have all our music needs taken care of through one vendor.

    We would recommend them to anyone and will cherish the memories they helped create for a life time. 10/10 band!

    Date of wedding: 03-16-2024

  • Layla W
    Layla W wrote a review January 4, 2024
    Everything we hoped for and More!

    Emily and the entire Arch City Lights band made our already magical NYE wedding even more perfect! Emily was so communicative leading up to the event ...and really wanted to understand our goals and love for music to make our reception match our style. The day of, they were prompt, professional, and attentive. The talent from this band is unmatched!! Emily's voice is simply incredible and the band's talent and energy were palpable! All of our wedding guests raved about the talent on stage and the fun they had. I think Emily and the band are mostly responsible for the FUN! They did a great job of reading the crowd and keeping the party going until well after midnight for our NYE Wedding Celebration. 5 stars is an understatement. They are FANTASTIC!

    Date of wedding: 12-31-2023

  • Megan O
    Megan O wrote a review November 13, 2023
    THE BEST wedding band!

    We got married over 8 weeks ago and are still getting compliments on the wedding band! Arch City Lights brought SO much fun, energy, and positivity t...o our special day. They were super responsive and positive throughout the entire planning process, they were flexible when some AV stuff came up with the venue, and they delivered the most fun environment we could've asked for. They are a very talented band, they were open to learning a couple songs that we requested before the wedding, they let us hop up and sing with them at the end of the reception. They are well-connected within the Columbus music scene, so if you want extra horns or whatever they'll always find a way to make things work. 100% recommend Arch City Lights, they will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will definitely keep them in mind for future events!

    Date of wedding: 09-16-2023

  • Brandon B
    Brandon B wrote a review November 3, 2023
    Blown Away!!!

    Emily and the others in Arch City Lights really showed up for our wedding! There's an energy brought to the dance floor when you've got a band up on s...tage playing live music and ACL crushed every single song. Throughout the night, each member had their moment to showcase their skills and each member absolutely killed it! From the sax player to Emily's amazing voice the band was nothing short of spectacular. A sentiment reinforced by the endless compliments passed onto them by our guests that night. Aside from the unforgettable performance by the band, Emily did an wonderful job emceeing our wedding and accommodating any requests we had throughout the night. If you have the opportunity to book Arch City Lights, absolutely do it.

    Date of wedding: 10-28-2023

  • Noah H
    Noah H wrote a review September 24, 2023
    Brought our wedding to the next level!

    We had Arch City Lights for my wedding band and they really brought the party to the next level!! Out of all vendors and services we were in communica...tion with, they were the most easy to work with. Emily was always quick to respond and made sure all of the boxes were checked off well ahead of time. 10/10 service wise.

    When it comes to them as a band, they have such an amazing spectrum of talent. You can tell all of their members are extremely passionate and they all are just as friendly as they are talented. We checked them out a couple months before our wedding at one of their local shows and had a great time listening. They brought even more energy to our wedding. They clearly have as much fun performing as we all did dancing. We hired them for ceremonial strings, jazz for cocktail hour, DJ work for announcing and for music between acts, and our band. They were always open to learning new songs that weren’t on their typical set list as well. 100/10 performance wise.

    Whether you’re looking for a fun band to check out one night, or looking for a band to hire for your event, this is your group. I can’t recommend them enough!!

    Date of wedding: 07-22-2023

  • Alessa R
    Alessa R wrote a review September 18, 2023
    So fun to have them sing at our wedding.

    Arch City Lights did an absolutely amazing job performing at our wedding. They were high energy, very talented, and so easy to work with. All our gues...ts commented on how much they loved the band, and it was just so fun to have a live performance during our reception. 10/10 recommend them!

    Date of wedding: 09-09-2023

  • Charles R
    Charles R wrote a review September 2, 2023
    Your guests will thank you.

    Arch City Lights will rock your wedding night! We continue to receive compliments because of Emily and the entire band. They are awesome! They were to communicate with, custom-curated not only their setlist, but the entire performance and even learned a song that we could dance to privately before the end of the night. Arch City Lights brings the energy! We wanted our guests to leave our celebration with big smiles, full bellies and tired feet. Arch City Lights helped make that possible.

    Date of wedding: 07-15-2023

  • Lexie W
    Lexie W wrote a review July 29, 2023
    So fun!

    We loved Arch City Lights! They were so accommodating and quick to respond throughout the whole wedding planning process. Emily walked us through all ...of our options and helped us decide what size band to go with and the desired play time. They even learned 3 songs for us! We would highly recommend them for your wedding!

    Date of wedding: 07-01-2023

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