About Us

Scott Bass, Rachel Wolfson, Dad Cat, Chris Schuler, Sharon Sellers, Drew Korb

Bass/Schuler has established itself as representing some of the best known names in the college, festival and corporate market today. Our friendly agents offer music, comedy, speakers, live novelties, games and variety acts. Bass/Schuler Entertainment has been the recipient of Campus Activities Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Agency of the Year Award seven times and has been nominated every year since the agency’s inception in 1999, for all of which we are very thankful.

Voted 2014 Campus Activities Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards:
Agency of the Year


Our corporate clients have included:

-Paul McCartney Tour Party  -Brittney Spears Tour Party  -The Chicago Bears  -Navy Pier  -Leo BurnettUSA  -Kraft Global, Inc.  -Lincoln Park Zoo   -Shedd Aquarium  -Kirkland & Ellis  -Ace Hardware   -Green Acres Country Club  -Chicago Bar Foundation  -WGN Radio  -R.R. Donnelley & Sons  -Culligan  -Coldwell Banker  -Homebuilders Association of Lake County  -J. Halcomb Advertising  -Claussen Pickle Co.  -Crystal Lake Country Club  -Scott Foresman  -Pritzker Reality Group  -Great Lakes Naval Base  -Boy Scouts of America  -National Black Expo  -River Forest Tennis Club  -Swedish American Health Systems  -Reed Exhibition Companies  -Prime Source  -Bank of America  -Microsoft Corporation  -Lexus Motors, Inc.  -Valley Lo Sports Club  -North Shore Country Club  -Arlington Park  -Balmoral Race Track  -Alzheimer’s Association  -National Restaurant Association  -Educational Foundation  -Hines  -Neiman Marcus  -Prudential Securities  -Winegard Company  -Pheasant Run Resort  -Bristol Myers Squibb  -Motorola  -Union League Club  -Leukemia Society  -Windy City Fieldhouse  -Drake Oakbrook  -The Society of Trial Lawyers  -Bloomingdale’s  -Chicago Yacht Club  -Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin  -Alden Management Services  -Majestic Star Casino  -Chicago Is  -Barnes & Noble Bookstore  -Young Presidents Association  -Seagram Chateau  & Estate Wines  -Sysco Food Services  -Senior Flexonics  -Goodwill Industries  -Harvard University

Our festivals clients have included:

-Taste of Chicago  -Chicago Mayor’s Office of Special Events  -Milwaukee Summerfest  -Naperville Ribfest  -Rockford on the Waterfront  -Wisconsin State Fair  -Indiana State Fair  -Minnesota State Fair  -Illinois State Fair  -Downers Grove  -Heritage Fest  -Dekalb Cornfest  -Halsted Street Market Days  -Celebrate on State Street  -Berghoff Oktoberfest  -Rockford First Night  -Evanston First Night  -Prairie Center for the Arts

And many other community festivals and park district events.

Reviews:

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Bass-Schuler. Coordinating contract details with you has been so easy, and all communications and negotiations are done in such an efficient and timely manner. I really do have to thank you for that Rachel, people like you and everyone at Bass-Schuler make my job not only easier, but so much more enjoyable!” – Allie Lehaf, Ramapo College of New Jersey

“Received all the paperwork for Chris Jones – THANK YOU!  I can always count on you folks to fill out everything properly!  A pleasure – and a relief – to work with you!” – Janet Klinck, Gateway Community College

“In keeping with the Thanksgiving theme, one thing that I know we are extremely thankful for here at Inver Hills is the work you [Rachel] do with Bass-Schuler. Thanks for the care and energy you both show in providing a great experience to everyone that you work with, that obviously includes myself.” – Mike Opoku, Inver Hills Community College

“It is a pleasure working with Bass/Schuler Entertainment. They are quick to respond to questions and are very professional. They are quick to respond to questions and are very professional. They are my favorite agency to work with. I currently work with Scott Bass and he is so kind and thoughtful that you truly feel a part of the Bass/Schuler Entertainment family! He is a great resource and I have really enjoyed working with him thus far.” – Tricia Saunders, Bethany College.

“I just wanted to thank you for helping to make Sex Signals happen. The students here loved it and want to see the program in the future, but I know this wouldn’t have been possible without you, and everyone at Bass/Schuler. Thanks again for being so understanding when I raised concerns about the weather and being willing to work with me on that, regardless of the situation. This is the first campus-wide event I have ever planned and working with you really did put me at ease throughout the process. Thank you again. I couldn’t have possibly asked for a better person to work with.” – Eden Zimak,Eastern Michigan University

“As always – your company’s professionalism and the quality acts you represent were greatly appreciated. We have declared the Fest a success and are glad you were part of it.” – Bryan Trenholm, Byron Chamber of Commerce / Byron Fest

“It’s been great working with you this year on multiple events like Project Dynamite and Deconstructing the Beatles. Bass/Schuler Entertainment has been a fantastic organization for us to have at our disposal. The entertainers are always easy to work with, budget friendly, and just good people. Thank you for everything, and I wish you guys luck in the future!” – Andrew Zharnest, Rutgers University Programming Association

“It was a pleasure to work with you and your staff this past summer! The bands we contracted for were excellent! The handling of all facets of the arrangements were professionally done and all inquiries were promptly answered! It was a great experience all around. We look forward to working with you in 2013!!” – Ray Piattoni, Village of Orland Park

“Daniel Martin was wonderful and so easy to work with. That’s part of the reason I continue to use your agency…the performers have all been super easy to work with and so nice. But then, the other reason I keep coming to Bass/ Schuler is because you let me do the driving so to speak. You don’t hound me which I love and let me call you and get things scheduled when I’m ready.” – Pam Dilday, Joliet Junior College

“Just wanted to thank you and your staff for helping us book the talent for our Fall Festival event this past Saturday. They were all wonderful and did a fantastic job. You guys always make me look good! Seriously you are such a great resource and I really enjoy working with you.” – Maura El Metennani, Village of Mount Prospect

“Bass/Schuler has been serving the programming needs of Tompkins Cortland Community College for many years.  The quality of their acts and their attention to detail keep us coming back for more!  We feel as if they know us and our campus personally – they know about our limited budget and small performing space, they know what works well and doesn’t and always keep us in mind when an artist or performer might be passing through and they can give us a block booking (or better) price.  Their promotion and publicity materials are top notch and are always provided in a timely fashion.  When Chris Schuler calls or emails, i feel like an acquaintance is calling, not an agent.  He has managed to strike the perfect balance in knowing when to contact or email – sometimes, the number of contacts from other agents  are overwhelming – he contacts me to follow up or to present information he knows I will be interested in.  In addition to Chris, all of the office staff is helpful and can answer a quick question.  Bass/Schuler runs an effective and efficient operation – can’t ask for anything more – they are a programmer’s delight!

“And can I just say, I have been the First Year Programming Coordinator all summer and worked with so many people and different companies. Notably, I can honestly say that Bass/Schuler has been the most polite, well mannered, and efficient company I have worked with and I do appreciate all of the help you guys have given me. If something needed to be done, it was done that day. I really could not have imagined working with such a wonderful company.”  – Francis C Humes JR, Office of Student Leadership and Activities, Hofstra University

“I just wanted to keep you in the loop about the companies we’ve worked with via Bass-Schuler.  Both The Party Company and Record-A-Hit have been phenomenal to work with. The crew from The Party Company and RAH did all their setup and tear down on their own, alleviating the need for student volunteers, which was quite a relief to all of them.  It’s excellent when the staff that bring inflatables and other items will handle everything and make it so much easier on us.  I thought you’d be pleased to know that these two companies are doing great work and are building relationships well.”  – Amy , Notre Dame

“I wanted to thank you and your staff (especially Rachel) for being such a great agency to work with. We enjoy bringing Sex Signals but perhaps we wouldn’t do it if the booking agency was difficult or rude (which we’ve run into with others). So the combination of a quality program and a helpful and patient agency to book with makes this one of my absolute favorite events of the year. For being one of our most popular and well attended events, this is a low stress event for us due to the well-organized materials you all have provided and Rachel’s superior service with the contract; which is a relief around this office! Again, I appreciate the help in planning this event.” – Kathryn Monusky, Virginia Commonwealth University

“Just want to thank you and all of the staff at Bass/Schuler for the outstanding service and support for our summer events! The artists provided through Bass/Schuler were outstanding, very professional and pleasant to work with! This was the first Main Street Nights that I was responsible for booking the artists. You were super in helping me through the process! A pleasure to work with you, I am looking forward to next summer!” – Charles W. Sabey, Cultural Arts Supervisor

“It is always a pleasure to work with you. Thanks for introducing us to so many talented and entertaining bands.” – Denise McGowan, Director of Entertainment, Navy Pier Chicago

“Thanks so much for working your magic with budgets.”  – Marcia Buchs, Chicago Bears Special Events Coordinator

“…you guys are wonderful! I remember how awesome if was to work with you when I was at UIC and we are getting the same great service down here in Nashville. I couldn’t be more thrilled!!” – Kris McPeak, Vanderbilt University