Auburn, Alabama's Alpha Psi Rodeo sold out once again! The Saturday, April 13th Event welcomed fans from colleges all over the nation. People traveled from as far asTexas, Virginia, Kentucky and South Florida to see and hear Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore and Wes Loper Band. Music Garden's agent Michael Wright, who helps coordinate the event, reported that this year's concert was better than ever!
See Wes Loper Band here: http://musicgardenbands.com/find-a-band/general/wes-loper-band/view-details.html
After many requests from brides, some of the Music Garden Corporate and wedding bands have elected to add an upgrade option to play straight through without break for 3 and ½ hours. In order to accomplish this, they add two to three members so that they can keep the energy up the entire night while performing not only the early jazz and cocktail standards but all dance songs from Motown music to the high energy Hip Hop and Top 40 songs. Party bands that are offering this option include Georgia R&B and Top 40 sensation, Az Izz, Mobile, Alabama party and dance bands Musical Fantasy, 4 Barrel Funk, and Powerhouse, Alabama dance and show band 2nd Coming, Florida variety band, Black Jacket, Mississippi Motown and Soul band, Compozitionz, and Georgia party bands, City Heat and Executive Soul. More of the bands are working on this option as well.
Links for these amazing dance and party bands are:
Musical Fantasy http://musicgardenbands.com/find-a-band/general/musical-fantasy/view-details.html
4 Barrel Funk http://musicgardenbands.com/find-a-band/general/4-barrel-funk/view-details.html
2nd Coming http://musicgardenbands.com/find-a-band/general/2nd-coming/view-details.html
Black Jacket http://musicgardenbands.com/find-a-band/general/black-jacket/view-details.html
City Heat http://musicgardenbands.com/find-a-band/general/city-heat/view-details.html
Executive Soul http://musicgardenbands.com/find-a-band/general/executive-soul/view-details.html
Kudos to Donica Knight who is one of the members and singers of the dance and party band, Lucky Town. Donica has been playing with Lucky Town for fraternity parties, sorority parties, wedding receptions, and mardi gras balls for two years. She has a country solo album and recently opened for Kenny Rogers in Montgomery, Alabama. Donica is also scheduled to appear on a daytime slot at the Toadlick Music Festival in Dothan, Alabama on Saturday, April 13. The staff and agents of Music Garden are proud that this Millbrook, Alabama girl is having success. Go out and support Donica Knight with Lucky Town and with her solo efforts.
Huntington College in Montgomery will have Grace Potter perform for CloverJam. The concert booked by Music Garden starts at 8 p.m. in Roland Arena on the historic campus of Huntington College. Grace Potter with her band, Nocturnals, has recently been on tour in Europe with The Avett Brothers. She is excited to be coming back to the U.S. and is looking forward to performing for college students on the campus of Huntington. As well as being a multi-instrumentalist Grace Potter is known for her vocal qualities (sometimes compared to rock and blues cult singers like Janis Joplin or Koko Taylor) as well as for her vibrant energy on stage. Besides playing in the Nocturnals (of which she was a founder, along with drummer Matt Burr and guitarist Scott Tournet), she has released solo material and collaborated with other artists.
Moon Taxi has been booked by Music Garden for an Auburn University fraternity event in April. This is one great college band from Nashville, Tennessee that has completely developed their own incredible distinct sound. Moon Taxi was founded in 2006 by Trevor Terndrup (vocals, guitar), Tommy Putnam (bass), Spencer Thomson (guitar, programming), Tyler Ritter (drums), and Wes Bailey (keys) while attending Belmont University. After playing nightclubs, festivals, and fraternities throughout the Southeast for over six years, the band has become one of the bigger college bands in the region.
Music Garden has added Trance Illumination to its exclusive DJ roster. This is no ordinary Disc Jockey. Music Garden has already had successful fraternity and sorority shows at University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. We hope to hope to book this powerful DJ at Georgia Tech in Atlanta Georgia, University of Georgia in Athens Georgia, Ole Miss in Oxford Mississippi , Mississippi State in Starkville, Mississippi and LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the coming weeks.
Trance Illumination is a show designed and developed by the collaboration of rave and mashup radio DJ Paul Alexander and show producer/VJ Josh Thomas along with illumination genius Andrew Truax. This show experience features the perfect mix of electronic dance music (EDM) and extreme dance hip hop fused with a high intensity light show that includes high powered lasers, a large LED panel screen, and wide variety of intelligent moving heads and ultra violet LED fixtures
Music Garden has signed Blackberry Breeze to an exclusive agreement for all bookings. This amazing 90's band has fantastic timing. They move from song to song without stopping using medleys and take little to no breaks to build the show as the night moves on. Blackberry Breeze is quickly becoming a favorite for high schools, fraternities, sororities, and campus clubs.
The lively dance and party band is on regular rotation at the hottest live entertainment bar in the region, The Sky Bar in Auburn, Alabama. Already established at Auburn University, University of Alabama, and Troy University, the band hopes to become a household name for every southeast college campus by the end of this fall!
Music Garden has added The legendary Double Branch in Troy, Alabama to their list of exclusive college nightclubs. Landon Park, former manager of Park Band recently bought this twenty-plus year old establishment and has put an emphasis on the more popular Music Garden college bands.
The Park brothers have done a fantastic job with the live entertainment bar since they took it over. Bringing in great college fraternity and sorority bands like Vegabonds, The Dropouts, Blackberry Breeze, Moon Dance, Charlie Muncaster, Tim Tyler, Michael Stacey Band, DJALX, Plato Jones and many other popular acts, this Troy hangout is near capacity most nights.
THREE BANDS VOTED BEST - MOBILE MARDI GRAS
Congratulations to three Music Garden bands for their recent success at the Mobile Mardi Gras Balls. This year was a big year with Music Garden bands in Mobile, Fairhope, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Chatom, Daphne, Bay Minette, Foley, Pensacola, Panama City, Biloxi, and Pascagoula! Our Agency had over 30 bands booked for the area for the winter Mardi Gras Dances.
Three of the bands were awarded best band awards. The first was announced by the Mobile Register. Atlanta, Georgia based dance and party band, Az-Izz, got the vote for best overall band for the Krewe circuit with Mobile, Pensacola based Motown band, Tip Tops, coming in at number two. Also Pensacola Florida based dance band, SuperFunk Fantasy was voted best ball band by Mobile Magazine. Many thanks to three great party bands for making us look good!
Video of Tip Tops: http://musicgardenbands.com/find-a-band/tip-tops/view-details.html
Video of SuperFunk Fantasy: http://musicgardenbands.com/find-a-band/super-funk-fantasy/view-details.html
Music Garden announces that David Allen Coe and his band will be performing on Thursday March 7, 2013 at FloBama Concert Hall in Florence, Alabama. Coe is a living legend and will surely sell out the number one nightspot in the Florence, Sheffield, and Muscle Shoals Alabama area.
David Allan Coe is an outlaw country music singer who achieved popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. As a singer, his biggest hits were "Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile," "The Ride," "You Never Even Called Me by My Name," "She Used to Love Me a Lot," and "Longhaired Redneck." His best-known songs are the No. 1 successes "Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)," which was covered by Tanya Tucker; and "Take This Job and Shove It," which was later covered by Johnny Paycheck.
FloBama Facebook on David Allen Coe: http://www.facebook.com/pages/FloBama-Downtown/252929018055860