Vendor Testimonials

After devoting my career to the wedding industry and being the inaguaral inductee into the St. Louis Wedding Professional Hall of Fame, bands have played an important part of my life. Many brides are concerned that bands will lack diversity, may sound too loud or may arrive looking unprofessional. I can tell you that without a doubt Jon and the amazing crew of Downtime erase any doubts a bride and groom might have. They are diverse, dynamic, dashing and delightful. I sit on the board of several different charities and Downtime band is who I select to ensure a successful and most talked about event. Booking Downtime band is one of the best investments wedding couples can make.
James Robert (Rob) Schaefer
Vice President of Catering and Global Design Development
The Coronado Ballroom/Steven Becker Fine Dining – St. Louis, MO


We can say wholeheartedly and totally without reservation that we LOVE the Downtime Band and are always very pleased to hear that they will be the entertainment at any event we’re photographing. When Jon and the Downtime Band are working we can rest assured that they will not only provide great entertainment but when you add in their MC duties—- the events unfold seamlessly for vendors and clients alike. We love their fun, upbeat sound and willingness to please their audience.
Here at BBP we always place Jon and the Downtime Band on a short list of those bands we recommend highly and look forward to working with.

Bobbi Brinkman – Owner
Bobbi Brinkman Photography – St. Louis, MO


I’m a lucky gal! I’ve had the rare opportunity to work with Jon Spindler and Downtime Productions on both sides of the fence. As the catering manager for Ces & Judy’s I have recommended Downtime Productions for many events we have hosted. I have used various bands they represent for weddings, non-profit galas and even a classic solo pianist for cocktail hours and each time they are not only a hit, they are remarkably enjoyable and extremely easy to work with.

I also had the opportunity to hire them personally for my own wedding which says even more about their quality and professionalism. It was nice to have the glass slipper on the other foot so to speak and enjoy their work from a brides point of view, which made their talent even more apparent. It was certainly a dream come true to hear my father-daughter dance sung and played live, one in which will be a memory etched in my mind always. One comment after the wedding we heard over and over was was what an amazing and fun band we had.. my toes are a tappin’ just thinking about that night!

Amanda Bradham-Little – Catering Manager
Ces & Judy’s Catering – St. Louis, MO


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jon on band bookings for
 weddings and his professionalism and personality is unmatched. If my
client had a question, it was answered in a timely manner. If I needed
to get in contact with a band, he helped make it happen. He followed
through with everything from the date of booking up until the wedding
day. I look forward to working with Jon, and the rest of Downtime
Productions, many more times in the future!

Ashley Rath – Owner
Dishy Event Planning
– St. Louis, MO


I regularly recommend Jon Spindler and Downtime Productions to my clients.
I do so with complete confidence knowing they are going to give the best
service and production. Not only are they a pleasure to work with, but I am
extremely proud to be a colleague of this wonderful team of artists.

Erin Schulte – Owner/Producer
Exclusive Events, Inc
– St. Louis, MO


Downtime is not only a fantastic, energetic and entertaining band but the members themselves, specifically the band’s mananger, Jon Spindler is easy to work with, very professional and more importantly he listens to the clients, finds out what they want and customizes their event to make it one to remember. I refer jon to all my clients.

Ashlee Erlinger – Director of Catering
Four Points Sheraton
– Fairview Heights, IL


Whenever I have a client with an entertainment need and they are open to
doing a band I always refer to Jon Spindler at Downtime Productions because he makes the transition for the client seamless and I know they will get the experience they desire. I have used Downtime to provide a simple piano player for a cocktail hour for a corporate event or an eight piece band that will get people of all ages at a wedding reception dancing. My past clients have always raved about how wonderful Downtime was to work with and the results of the performances are always more than the client would have ever imagined. Thanks to Jon Spindler and Downtime Productions for making my job easier and keeping with the high standards of the Hyatt Regency!

Brooke Hoerman – Event Sales Manager
Hyatt Regency at The Arch – St. Louis, MO

Jon and Downtime are amazing to work with. I always refer them to my clients for special events and weddings. They have great energy and always have the dance floor moving! Jon and his team go above and beyond to deliver high quality entertainment for their clients. It is always great to work with Jon!

Kelly Park
Kelly Park Photography – St. Louis, MO


I absolutely love working with Downtime Productions! Jon Spindler
 delivers every time. Whether he’s working for a client of mine or our venue,
he is there every step of the way doing whatever it takes. Downtime
Production’s catalogue spans nearly every genre and style of music which is exactly what we look for when matching high-end aesthetics to great sound. If you’re looking for professionalism, dynamic performances and musical variety, I highly recommend working with Jon.

Lisa Roberts – Director of Events
Kemp Auto Museum
– Chesterfield, MO


Downtime Productions has provided not only consistently superb live music for our clients, but also an exceptional level of customer service and organization that does not go unnoticed. We are more than confident when sending our clients to Jon at Downtime, knowing that he and his company will match the unprecedented attention and service the Patty Long Catering team prides ourselves with giving. Downtime provides entertainment that continues to exceed expectations. The level of energy their musicians can bring to a party is contagious for anyone involved. From time to time, we have had to hold our service staff back from joining in on the dance floor, because dancing is irresistible when one of their groups are playing at an event! There’s no denying that the entertainment at an event makes an enormous impact on the “fun-factor” of the evening, and with Downtime Productions, you can be ensured that the party will be taken to the next level with the utmost professionalism of every one of their team members.

Jackie MayerIlg – General Manager
Patty Long Catering


The first time I had the pleasure of meeting Jon Spindler and the Downtime Band was 6 years ago at a wedding at a winery where it stormed for 2 hours straight just before the reception!! Unfortunately the facility was not prepared for the flood of water that followed. The band took it all in stride, removed all of their equipment, waited for the flood to recede and set it all back up again. If you ask me….saved the party! The guests and couple handled it all very well, even with a few giggles but celebrating with the band after made all the difference! Since then I have worked with Downtime Productions, Jon Spindler and several of the bands all with great success and professionalism. Always a great show and good time!

Sabrina Torti – Event Planner/Owner