Tyler Preston
Tyler Preston

Tyler Preston

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Introduction: Hello there! I’m Tyler Preston. If you're anything like the folks I usually work with, you know organizing events can be stressful, and musicians can be a mixed bag. You’re busy finding a venue, coordinating catering, and making sure your VIPs are taken care of, and you can't afford to hire some bargain bin, local yokel who might embarrass you! You need a seasoned performer— someone who just gets it. Someone who'll create the right atmosphere, break the ice, and keep the energy flowing so you can focus on being an amazing host for your guests. Since 2009 I’ve played over 1200 shows across the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. From cruise ships to corporate expos, tradeshows, festivals, fundraisers, weddings, wineries, cocktail hours, receptions, hotels, holiday parties, and more - I’ve performed my award-winning variety show for satisfied clients all over the world, and I’d be honored to do the same for you. My setlist of over 200 iconic family-friendly Pop, Rock, Country, and Blues songs has something for everyone, and I’m also happy to learn a few covers or artists especially for you! Together, I’m confident we’ll be able to plan the perfect playlist for your gathering. On top of that, I’ll bring a wireless microphone for any speakers, and I’ll professionally emcee the event to introduce VIPs, thank sponsors, make announcements, and anything else you need to ensure your guests are thanking you all night long for such an amazing experience. Ready to explore further? Head on over to tylerpreston.com on to watch my showreels, read reviews from past clients, browse my songbook, and learn more about me and my work. I can’t wait to hear from you— let’s get this party started!

Hired 10 times

Serves San Antonio, TX

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10 employees

13 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

15 reviews


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Patricia M.
May 25, 2022
Tyler played for the the grand opening celebration of our shop and we couldn't have been happier with our choice of entertainment. All our guests loved his music and we got many compliments during the event. We are very pleased to have found him and will certainly be hiring him again for any other future special events.
Tyler Preston's reply
Thanks Patricia! The pleasure was all mine. Best of luck with the new business, take care— Tyler
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Natalie T.
May 13, 2022
We had such a fun show with Tyler and even though it was 105 degrees outside, he maintained an upbeat spirit and energetic performance. He took time to talk with our guests, interacted personally with the crowd and engaged everyone young and old. Tyler tailored the music for our event to include a variety of country, rockabilly and oldies to entertain our crowd. We received lots of compliments and several of our guests want to book Tyler for their future events.
Tyler Preston's reply
Natalie, this was my favorite show yet this year (no offense to all my awesome clients below!!) It was a blast to check out all the hot rods and hear the guys revving their engines. SO LOUD! The food trucks were a hit too, and the bouncy castle for the kids. You are an incredible hostess and I know that Iron Horse RV is going to be an AMAZING business for you and Raymond. Congratulations again, and hope to see you at Rickey's party in Medina Lake later this summer!!
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Liz g.
Jun 5, 2022

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Tyler absolutely killed it. I threw a surprise birthday party for my bestie and Tyler made the experience unforgettable. He is really the best. Quick setup, played all our favorites, interacted with everyone, and made my girl feel extra special. I’m telling you, stop thinking and just book. Definitely rebooking myself. Just a gem for the San Antonio-Austin area!

Details: Birthday party • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • Guitar • Vocals • Band • Variety • Pop / top 40 • Country / bluegrass • Covers • Rock / classic rock • Outdoors

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Jose G.
Jun 4, 2022
Tyler went above and beyond on his performance. He entertained and executed all songs flawlessly and even threw a bit of pleasant surprises on his performance. His equipment and presentation were remarkable (lights were amazing) . He has a great playlist and all songs were amazing. Highly recommend him. Thank you Tyler for playing for Stephanie’s birthday party!
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Amy D.
May 27, 2022
Tyler is extremely talented and was a pleasure to work with. He was responsive, friendly, provided great recommendations on the itinerary of the evening, and most importantly he had a lovely vareity of background music that was perfect for our annual customer appreciation event. I look forward to hiring him again next year.
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Tyler Preston


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I'm not cheap, but I do my best to be affordable. I'm happy to work with you on price and try to provide a quote that fits your budget. Pricing varies based on factors such as: - Show Duration - Travel Distance/Time - Setlist/Song Requests - Parking/Accommodations - Equipment Needs - Etc.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Learning about you and your vision for your event is my first priority. I'm easy to work with and a great communicator - you can count on me to respond quickly, cater to your needs, and make the planning process efficient and enjoyable. Once you've indicated interest, we'll set up a quick call to discuss your event. If it seems like a good fit, we'll confirm details, deliverables, and price. Following that, I'll just need a quick signature on my performance agreement and 50% initial payment from you to reserve the date. Any updates or changes regarding plans or preparation can be communicated between booking and the day of the event. Final payment is due two weeks prior to the event. On the day of your event, I'll arrive 1 to 2 hours before showtime, set up promptly, deliver an amazing performance, and teardown neatly - you won't have to lift a finger!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Since 2009 I’ve played over 1200 shows at venues and event spaces around the world, and I’ve worked with hundreds of managers and planners to successfully put on all kinds of wonderful concerts and special events. Over the years I’ve gained real-world experience in everything from setlist curation to sound engineering, stage performance, and client success - I’m a seasoned entertainment professional and your event is in good hands!

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