Now that you’ve said “I Do,” it’s time to get the party started. And while dancing along to a playlist carefully curated by a seasoned DJ is one way to celebrate, nothing beats the sound and performance of a live band.
Your first dance alone becomes far more intimate when you and your partner twirl to the crooning voice of a live performer. Unlike DJs or streaming services, bands are also far less likely to fall victim to technological glitches; but if they do, there’s always acapella.
We’ve rounded up some of latest and greatest musical acts that perform in Coastal Virginia to help bring the wedding of your dreams to life.
TFC Band and Show
This Motown ensemble has been delivering funk and soul to national dancefloors since high school. At its core, the CoVa-based group is comprised of four lead vocalists and four musicians on keys, guitar, drums and bass. Options for 10- and 13-piece performances are available, too.
Channel your Southern roots with Whiskey Rebellion, a RVA band that specializes in bluegrass and acoustics, and sometimes The Beatles. Whether your guests love to flatfoot or swing dance, Whiskey Rebellion has the perfect song to get a crowd moving.
Arte Musicale String Ensemble
This woman-owned ensemble plucks on the heartstrings of wedding guests by performing moving renditions of Frank Sinatra, Italian concertos and other classical pieces. The Arte Musicale String Ensemble can entertain as a duo, trio, quartet or petit orchestra. They can even accommodate vocalists, too.
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Good Shot Judy
Want a performance with plenty of swing and even more swagger? Look no further than Good Shot Judy. The big amp jazz band is one of the finest in the area and can bring crowds to life in any arena—from country clubs and resorts to brewpubs and backyards.