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The Band

Brendan Bednarski

Brendan Bednarski

Lead Vocals, Guitar

Matt Domke

Matt Domke

Guitar, Vocals

Phil Balbona

Phil Balbona

Bass, Vocals

Ethan Martel

Ethan Martel

Drums



"Take a second and wait 'cause I am nothing but your next mistake, I wrote lies in the palm of my hand and feed them to you 'cause I know I can," sample lyric taken from Black Tie Event's newly released song "Face This." Rewind back to 2010, founding members Brendan Bednarski (Guitar & Vocals) and Matt Domke (Guitar & Vocals) were in the same English class. Brendan had recorded some songs and brought them to school. He shared them with Matt and discovered they had similar musical interests. Matt didn’t know how to play an instrument but it didn’t discourage them from starting to write their own music; Brendan taught him how to play Bass. Eventually forming a full band, the original lineup released their first album "Nothing in Life is Free" in 2015. With diligent self-promotion and visionary marketing they quickly gained a loyal following in their hometown just outside Detroit, Michigan.

In addition to the founding members, the current band line-up includes Phil Balbona (Bass) and Ethan Martel (Drums). Produced in the high-impact punk-pop vein of national touring bands such as All Time Low, Pierce the Veil and Blink 182, Black Tie Event’s dynamic 2017 EP "One Last Picture for You" illustrates heavier undertones of an energy driven band. They have more than seven years and nearly 50 gigs under their belt, opening for headlining acts like Bret Michaels and touring with the Van's Warped Tour their fan base continues to grow nationally. With thousands of views on their music videos and a vast social-media following, Black Tie Event has built a strong musical presence in the industry and is determined to succeed.

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Upcoming Events

Taking a short break after our tour and Vans Warped tour. Check back soon for upcoming gigs!

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Past Events

13 August
2017
event

The Mastermind Tour
opening for Green Screen Kid

Gibson Music Hall
Appleton, WI
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  • Artists : Black Tie Event opening for Green Screen Kid with For the Fire & Chris Jourdan
  • Doors at : 05 PM
  • Price : Free
  • Info: Green Screen Kid From: Appleton, WI FFO: Muse, Twenty One Pilots, All Time Low https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czrbj5pGMBg
    For The Fire From: Indianapolis, IN FFO: Paramore, Flyleaf, A Day To Remember https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Ovb8mFarA
  • Address : 211 W. College Ave., Appleton, Wisconsin 54911

12 August
2017
event

The Mastermind Tour
opening for Green Screen Kid

Uncommon Ground
Chicago, IL
Ev
  • Artists : Black Tie Event opening for Green Screen Kid with For the Fire
  • Doors at : 07 PM
  • Price : $10 ??
  • Info: Green Screen Kid From: Appleton, WI FFO: Muse, Twenty One Pilots, All Time Low https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czrbj5pGMBg
    For The Fire From: Indianapolis, IN FFO: Paramore, Flyleaf, A Day To Remember https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Ovb8mFarA
  • Address : 3800 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60613

10 August
2017
event

The Mastermind Tour
opening for Green Screen Kid

The Ritz Detroit
Warren, MI
Ev
  • Artists : Black Tie Event opening for Green Screen Kid with For the Fire
  • Doors at : 07 PM
  • Price : $10 ??
  • Info: Green Screen Kid From: Appleton, WI FFO: Muse, Twenty One Pilots, All Time Low https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czrbj5pGMBg
    For The Fire From: Indianapolis, IN FFO: Paramore, Flyleaf, A Day To Remember https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Ovb8mFarA
  • Address : 24300 Hoover Rd, Warren, Michigan 48089

29 July
2017
event

Sterlingfest Art & Music Festival
opening for Bret Michaels

Sterlingfest Main Stage
Sterling Hts, MI
Ev
  • Artists : Black Tie Event opening for Bret Michaels on the Main Stage
  • Doors at : 07 PM
  • Price : Free
  • Info: Black Tie Event is opening for multi-platinum recording artist, Bret Michaels! As are all Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair performances, the 2017 Sterlingfest Concert Series at the Sterlingfest main stage are free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted. No outside alcohol or pets are permitted in the Sterlingfest concert area or on the Sterlingfest grounds.
  • Address : 40555 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313.

21 July
2017
event

Vans
Warped Tour

The Palace
Auburn Hills, MI
Ev
  • Artists : Black Tie Event
  • Doors at : 11 AM
  • Price : Tickets starting at around $40
  • Info: See official Warped Tour website for further details
  • Address : THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS, 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

20 July
2017
event

Vans
Warped Tour

Klipsch Music Center
Noblesville, IN
Ev
  • Artists : Black Tie Event
  • Doors at : 11 AM
  • Price : Tickets starting at around $40
  • Info: See official Warped Tour website for further details
  • Address : Klipsch Music Center, 12880 E. 146th St.,Noblesville, IN 46060

19 July
2017
event

Vans
Warped Tour

Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH
Ev
  • Artists : Black Tie Event
  • Doors at : 11 AM
  • Price : Tickets starting at around $33
  • Info: See official Warped Tour website for further details
  • Address : Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45230

28 April
2017
event

Diesel Concerts Present
Black Tie Event

Diesel Concert Lounge
Chesterfield, MI
Ev
  • Artists : Escape Plan, Black Tie Event and Saving Throw
  • Doors at : 07 PM
  • Price : $10
  • Info: Come out for a night of live music with Escape Plan, Black Tie Event, and Saving Throw at Diesel! All Ages.
  • Address : 33151 23 Mile, Chesterfield, MI 48047

31 March
2017
event

Black Tie Event
@ The Ritz

The Ritz,
Warren
Ev
  • Artists : Eyes on Damascus, Black Tie Event, The Major Minor,You Rest, You Joy Life
  • Doors at : 07 PM
  • Price : $10
  • Info: Tickets are $10. This will be the last show we play locally for awhile. We will be playing our new EP. Plus anyone who comes can buy our new EP before anyone else. All Ages.
  • Address : 24300 Hoover Rd, Warren, Michigan 48089

24 February
2017
event

Black Tie Event
@ The Ritz

The Ritz,
Warren
Ev
  • Artists : As We Are & Of Brighter Skys, Black Tie Event
  • Doors at : 07 PM
  • Price : $10
  • Info: TBL Events proudly presents Light The Fire Tour w/As We Are & Of Brighter Skys Also performing The Love Movement, Thousand foot Railgun & Black Tie Event. Doors at 7pm, All Ages, $10 cover
  • Address : 24300 Hoover Rd, Warren, Michigan 48089

16 December
2016
event

Christmas Jingle III

The Ritz,
Warren
Ev
  • Artists : Black Tie Event
  • Special Guest : TBA
  • Doors at : 06 PM
  • Price : $10
  • The Christmas Jingle III is at The Ritz this year for a weekend long event Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17th brought to you by Smash Concerts, 89X Radio and 313 Brand.
  • Address : 24300 Hoover Rd, Warren, Michigan 48089
10 December
2016
event

Austin Jones
A December to Remember

Token Lounge,
Westland
Ev
  • Artists : Austin Jones
  • Special Guest : Run to Cover, Black Tie Event
  • Doors at : 06 PM
  • Price : $15
  • ** All Ages Welcome **
  • Address : 28949 Joy Rd, Westland, MI 48185
10 NOV
2016
event

Diesel Concerts
Presents

Diesel Concert Lounge
Chesterfield, MI
Ev
  • With Special Guests: Juandior, Saving Throw, and Kevin Bailey.
  • Doors at : 06 PM
  • Price : $10
  • **All Ages Welcome**
  • Address : Diesel Concerts Detroit, 33151 23 Mile Rd, Chesterfield, Michigan 48047
23 OCT
2016
event

Ronald McDonald House
Fundraiser

Universal Lanes
Warren, MI
Ev
  • Artists : Black Tie Event, Scrybed
  • Starting at : 01 PM
  • Price : $10
  • Event Info: Tickets include two games of bowling (you need to get shoes though). There will be favor painting too! Contact us for tickets and we will have a good time raising some funds!
  • Address : 2101 E 12 Mile Rd Warren, MI 48092
2 Sep
2016
event

Diesel Concerts
Presents

Diesel Concert Lounge
Chesterfield, MI
Ev
  • Artists : Inkless & Penniless Punk
  • Doors at : 07 PM
  • **All Ages Welcome**
  • Price : $5
  • Address : Diesel Concerts Detroit, 33151 23 Mile Rd, Chesterfield, Michigan 48047
6 Aug
2016
event

Marine City Comic Con
Afterparty

The Warehouse Venue
Marine City, MI
Ev
  • Artists : Black Tie Event
  • Haley Klinkhammer, True North, American WiFi, A Year in New York, Ally Evenson
  • Starting at : 05 PM
  • Address: 6135 King Rd, Marine City, MI
  • Price : FREE!!

Contact Us

Want to book a gig? Have questions, comments or just want to say "Hi". Send us an email at Management@blacktieeventband.com