Nashville Wedding Bands - The Top 50

Written by Jenny Eastwood

Music is one of the most important components for perfecting your wedding day, so finding the right band for the occasion can be overwhelming; especially when you’re looking in Music City of all places. With so much incredible talent available, it’s hard to know where to start. We know that the right artist can set the tone for the evening and keep your guests dancing well into the night, that’s why we’ve put together a list of Nashville’s top wedding bands to make your decision a little easier. Read on to find out who made the list.



Genres: 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s

Rowdy, retro and just a little bit romantic, The Goldenaires perform rock ‘n’ roll with a modern edge. From The Beatles to Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash to Roy Orbison, The Goldenaires’ twin vocalists and blistering rhythm section nail the sounds of rock and roll’s biggest hits. With a set list of over 100 songs from the 50s through to the 80s, these guys have honed their repertoire to be nothing but absolute gold. With hundreds of weddings under their belt, this band know exactly how to hit the right note.  If you want an experienced band who'll keep your dancefloor pumping and have your guests raving about your wedding for months, The Goldenaires are the band you're after.

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Genres: Funk and Soul

This 10-piece band bring fire and passion to every performance with their steamy funk and sultry soul music. Hot Chicken Funk All-Stars are fast becoming one of Nashville’s favorite funk wedding bands, featuring a powerful four-piece horn section, fiery rhythm section and dazzling male and female vocalists. Hot Chicken has the power and energy to keep your guests on their feet and singing their hearts out all night long with a set list full of legendary funk and soul artists. Their repertoire features bangers like Michael Jackson’s Rock With You, Marvin Gaye’s Get It On, Janis Joplin’s Try (A Little Bit) and many more. For a high-energy, red-hot performance your guests will not forget, Hot Chicken Funk All-Stars are the perfect choice for your wedding.

The quality of performance is second to none in the Nashville market, and my guests have commented each time that the addition of the music heightened their enjoyment of our event. Their number stays on my phone!

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Genres: Jazz, Background

This dazzling Nashville-based jazz trio promise to deliver an evening of class and sophistication to your wedding. Gossamer Trio cover beautiful renditions of classic, beloved jazz songs with a contemporary twist. The trio’s song list ranges from light-hearted swing to romantic ballads and includes songs from celebrated artists including Etta James’ At Last, Louis Armstrong’s Basin Street Blues and Willie Nelson’s Honeysuckle Rose. Gossamer Trio have toured internationally in the UK, Australia and their award-winning lead vocalist Cy Winstanley hails from New Zealand. With extensive wedding experience, this trio are guaranteed to set the tone for your special day, performing the songs you and your guests love while reading the room to ensure they’re always meeting the needs of the crowd. Gossamer Trio are perfect for a relaxed, intimate wedding with a beautiful ambience.

The trio were a great fit for our event. They quickly grasped what were trying to achieve with our event, were easy to work with and completely self-managed which relieved a lot of pressure on the night. Their sound was a hit and the band's charisma added to the atmosphere of the evening, making it an enjoyable and memorable night.

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Genres: Jazz, Background

Prepare to be transported back to the bygone era of legendary jazz classics with this Nashville-based band. Seasoned performer Abigail leads The Lemon Drops with her sultry, seductive vocals; effortlessly covering American Songbook Ballads, swinging jazz classics or up tempo Latin favorites. With over 10 years experience performing, this band will create the perfect, gorgeous ambience for your wedding. Melt into your evening with songs like Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable and Elvis Presley’s Are You Lonesome Tonight, or try your hand at the jitterbug as the band kicks it up a notch with swingers like Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me To The Moon or Sarah Vaughan’s All Of Me. With options of a duo, trio, quartet or larger group, instrumental combinations range from the simplistic ukulele and upright bass, to the optional additions of swinging piano, and bass and drums rhythm section. No matter the size of your wedding, The Lemon Drops have you covered for an evening of spell-binding luxury.

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Genres: Country, Pop, Rock'n'Roll

A veteran performer with 15 years experience behind him, Simon Stanley is a solo artist delivering beautiful acoustic music with a generous helping of groove. Simon’s dulcet tones have led him to perform all over the world including the UK, United States and New Zealand. Simon delivers a cool blend of country, classic pop and rock n roll, ensuring your guests will have a night to remember. Simon’s setlist includes crowd favorites from the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Hank Williams, Van Morrison and more. If you’re looking for a laid back cocktail style wedding reception with soulful ambience, Simon has you covered.

Simon was a real treat, his music, rhythm and smile was perfect! The group continues to comment on the excellent time they all had. Thank you! Class act for sure.


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Genres: Jazz, Background

Needing nothing but sultry vocals and smooth guitar licks, Arianna Hume and Ryan Casey are the perfect, pared back act. Originating from Nashville this duo perform stylistic covers of popular songs from the 1940s to todays’ current hits. With their repertoire of smooth, inimitable jazz hits, this duo are the perfect backdrop for an upscale, sophisticated wedding reception. Their song list includes classic works like Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely, Ray Charles’ Georgia On My Mind, Etta James’ At Last, Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable and more. For a luxurious ambience with a distinct air of sophistication and class, look no further than the Arianna Hume Duo.

Arianna and Ryan will make you feel at home. They’re the most natural performers who play off each other like no one else. Their chemistry is incredible, you’ll be reminded what true love sounds like through the sweet sounds of jazz.

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Genres: Classic Hits, Top 40, Funk & Soul, Acoustic, Country

For a high energy, show-stopping performance that your guests won’t forget, Nashville-based BanDlux has you covered. This party band know how to work the room and keep the dance floor jumping with their dynamic vocals, full band and exciting choreography. This band have toured the world together, performing in places such as New York, Los Angeles, London, France and many more, with an impressive history of performing with some of the music industry’s most elite, including Madonna, Faith Hill, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson and Aretha Franklin to name a few. BanDlux bring pop hits like Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, Pharrell’s Happy and Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling but are also happy to kick it old-school with throwbacks like Prince’s 1999 and Bon Jovi’s Livin’ On A Prayer. BanDlux are the go-to party band for an unforgettable wedding day that’ll keep your guests talking for months.


We hired BanDLux for our wedding and are still getting amazing feedback from our guests! They were energetic, had a great set list and were able to play all of our requests. From the minute the dance floor opened, it was never empty and their entire group kept the energy going. I would definitely recommend this band to anyone looking for a seriously fun reception!

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Genres: Country, Rock

Based in Nashville, rock band Two Way Crossing are pushing the envelope of country music by bringing their own unique energy and flare to every show. This band of six are the complete package with a male and female vocalist for stunning harmonies, lead and rhythm guitar, bass guitar, drums and keyboard. Two Way Crossing’s blistering live shows promise a mesmerizing performance guaranteed to rock your guests all night long. With a set list featuring everything from Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean, through to pop favorites like Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake, Two Way Crossing are the perfect must-see party band for your wedding.

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Genres: Funk, Soul, Pop

If you’re looking for a band to truly wow the crowd, dominate the room, and keep your guests talking about your wedding for weeks, The Music City Toppers have you covered. This high energy 10 piece band are comprised of some of the most talented and sought-after musicians in Nashville and deliver a stunning lineup, including brass and wind instruments, two keyboards, a full rhythm and percussion section, three female vocalists and backup singers for perfect harmonies. The Music City Toppers promise an evening to remember with a lively set of entertainment featuring the funk and soul hits you know and love. Among their repertoire you’ll hear crowd favorites like The Jacksons’ Blame It On The Boogie, Marvin Gaye’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Could You Be Loved and more. This impressive band knows how to keep the party going all night long.

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Genres: Acoustic Folk

Originally from Chicago and now based in Nashville, Rachel Baiman is an extraordinary multi-instrumentalist. Rachel’s love for folk and acoustic music led her to Music City where she was inspired to create the Rachel Baiman Trio. With a song list full of artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Amy Winehouse, this acoustic folk trio has prepared a little something for all your guests, no matter their age. Combining Rachel’s award-winning fiddle skills and love for beautiful folk music, this trio will go down a treat for all lovers of traditional acoustic music with a contemporary edge. The Rachel Baiman Trio creates a perfectly relaxed atmosphere suitable for an intimate setting, a cocktail style wedding reception or quiet background dinner music.

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Genres: Country

With stunning harmonies and furious western fiddles, Side Piece is Nashville’s fiercest collection of female musicians. This fiery quartet deliver a dazzling performance with spell-binding renditions of the country songs you know and love. Among the crowd favorites are Janis Joplin’s Me And Bobby McGee, Dolly Parton’s Nine To Five, Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats, Shania Twain’s Any Man of Mine and more. As individuals these talented artists have toured with an impressive host of some of the industries finest, including Maren Morris, Sugarland, Alabama, Big and Rich, Shania Twain, Shakira, Jonas Brothers as well as appearing on The Voice. Side Piece bring the fire and energy to command the room, deliver and unforgettable performance and keep you and your wedding guests dancing all night long.

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Genres: 70s, 80s, R'n'B

Nashville Yacht Club are an 8-piece band who specialize in delivering dazzling, pitch-perfect renditions of your favorite 70s and 80s pop and R&B bangers.  With dance floor staples like The Doobie Brothers' What A Fool Believes, Kenny Loggins' I'm Alright, and Toto's Africa, Nashville Yacht Club promise to keep your guests up and out of their seats and on the dancefloor all night long. Nashville Yacht Club inject their infectious high energy into every performance to ensure your wedding hits just the right note.

The Nashville Yacht Club Band was one of our first house bands since opening the Cambria Hotel and True Music Room and Bar January 15th 2018. They have become our most talked about and most anticipated band to date. Our guests truly love their 70s covers and dance the night away every time they play.

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Genres: Jazz

Stephanie Adlington, otherwise known as, "the siren of the south", is an award winning Nashville recording artist & jazz vocalist. Born and raised in Grafton, WV, miss Stephanie is a graduate of the prestigious royal academy of music in London, England. she also attended the Eastman school of music in Rochester, NY, and (pre-college) Carnegie Mellon university in Pittsburgh, PA.


Songlist includes:

Frank Sinatra
Night & Day

Frank Sinatra
Just The Way You Look Tonight

(Up Swing Arrangement)
My Funny Valentine

Julie London
Bye Bye Blackbird

Ella Fitzgerald
I'm Beginning to See The Light

Nancy Wilson
I Wish You Love




Genres: Jazz

Whether you’re looking to entertain clients, add some live music to your wedding ceremony, or just enjoy a night of great jazz, The Ryan Casey Trio is the perfect fit for a classy event. The trio performs all the songs you know and love from a bygone era, with a repertoire including popular jazz standards from the early 1940’s and selections ranging from Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday to Etta James and Nina Simone.


Songlist includes:

Tonny Bennett
On The Sunny Side of The Street

Frank Sinatra
Fly Me to The Moon

Nat King Cole
Autumn Leaves

Loius Armstrong
All of Me

Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight

Chet Baker
There Will Never Be Another You




Genres: 50s, Acoustic, Jazz

Comprised of vocalists Abigail Flowers, Hollie Hammel and Bethany Merritt, Orange Blossoms create the gorgeous ambience of a bygone era with their three-part harmony singing. Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald and Chet Baker, Abigail Flowers is one of Nashville’s premiere up-and-coming Jazz artists. Bethany Merritt is a jazz vocalist and educator based in Nashville, Tennessee, her smooth song styling is richly nuanced. Also based in Nashville, Hollie Hammel is an in-demand vocalist, vocal arranger, and music educator who regularly sings live and studio background vocals for a wide variety of artists.


Songlist includes:

Ella Fitzgerald
Dream A Little Dream of Me

Audrey Hepburn
Moon River

Frank Sinatra
I’ve Got A Crush on You

Billie Holiday
hese Foolish Things

Ella Fitzgerald
How High the Moon

Ella Fitzgerald
All of Me




Genres: Funk & Soul, R'n'B, Rock

Jeff Woods is a Nashville powerhouse soul, blues, rock singer/songwriter. Jeff was born into a musical family and by the age of 12, he was opening for regional & national touring acts. After attending college at MTSU, he went on to record with some of the biggest songwriters & musicians in the music industry inside Nashville.




Genres:  Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40, Rock

Playing everything from James Brown to Maroon 5, Stretta are the perfect high energy party band for your next event. With electric male and female vocals and a powerhouse band to match, they'll get you up on the dance floor and keep you grooving all night long to the songs you love.




Genres: Original Americana

Award Winning Vocalist Stephanie Adlington and guitarist Aaron Lessard are a couple of steamy storytellers with a penchant for Southern Gothic tales and bluesy Americana sounds. Named “A Tale of Two”, the duo showcases Adlington’s soulful torch song blast of a voice and Lessard’s guttural and stylish acoustic blues picking. Raved-haired and always decked out in vintage chic, Adlington’s vox is a cross between Patsy Cline’s emotive and deep alto with a sprinkling of Sarah Vaughn’s sophistication.


Songlist includes:

A Tale of Two

A Tale of Two

A Tale of Two
Stay With Me

A Tale of Two
Ole' Chicago Lightning

A Tale of Two
Not Gonna Miss You (No More)

A Tale of Two
Walking On The Run




Genres: Classical

Caloroso is a vibrant string quartet comprised of four freelancing friends. Founded by husband and wife string duo, Bobby (violin) and Melodie Chase (cello), the quartet was born into existence after an undeniable chemistry developed in the recording studio with Kristin Weber (violin) and Nicole Neely (viola). Their collective love for creating meaningful music is what drew them together.




Genres: Pop, Country, Rock

Playing everything from Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean, through to Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Grace Potter, Two Way Crossing's blistering live show is a must-see addition to any party or event. With gorgeous harmonies, mesmerizing performances, and a high energy rhythm section, Two Way Crossing are pushing country music boundaries without leaving behind everything they love about the genre.



Arianna Hume Duo

Genres: 50s, Funk & Soul, Jazz, R'n'B

Originating from Nashville, Tennessee, jazz vocalist Arianna Hume and guitarist Ryan Casey are the Arianna Hume Duo. Performing stylistic covers of popular songs from the 1940’s to current hits, their expansive repertoire includes everything from the classic works of Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, and George Gershwin, to modern artists Norah Jones, Van Morrison, Elvis Presley, and Stevie Wonder.



Peter Moon Band

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40, Country, Rock

The Peter Moon Band is one of Nashville’s best and busiest party bands! Whether it's cranking up Rock’n’Roll anthems at Bridgestone Arena for the Nashville Predators, boot-scootin’ the line dance crowd at the World Famous Wild Horse Saloon, or funkin' out a packed dance floor at weddings, clubs and private events, the PMB is equally at home.




Genres: Funk & Soul

Comprised of some of the most talented musicians in Nashville, The Music City Toppers always deliver a lively set of entertainment covering the funk and soul hits you know and love. The Music City Toppers are the official house band of LoBro's hottest venue and bar, Acme Feed & Seed.



12 South Band

Genres: Pop, Soul, Funk, Dance, Rock
Formed out of a passion for entertaining and a desire be more than your typical band, 12South Band offers a unique alternative. Having shared the stage with the likes of Usher, Lady Gaga, and Rascal Flatts, this group combines music and dance into a show-stopping performance. In addition to an outstanding group of musicians, 12South Band brings a group of top dancers to perform entertaining dance numbers and even teach your group some moves of their own.




Genres: 60s Tribute Band
Anyone hoping to keep rock-n-roll on the dance floor should look no further. Boomerang makes classic 60s jams the cornerstone of their fun and upbeat entertainment. Frank Feinstein—rhythm guitar, lead vocals, and founding member, was the youngest writer exclusively signed to a publishing company in Nashville.



Bueller Band

Genres: 80s Pop & Rock
If you grew up hoping to find John Cusack holding a boom box outside your window or wishing Molly Ringwald was your BFF, this is the band for you. From synthesizer-led Flock of Seagulls and Van Halen to the classic metal of Poison and Def Leppard. Bueller Band, as the name would suggest, is a live tribute to the very best 80s music. These top notch entertainers will put on an incredibly fun show and will keep the dance floor packed all night.



Burning Las Vegas

Genres: Funk, Rock, Rhythm & Blues Soul Band
Brought together by a love and appreciation for artists from the 60s and 70s, Burning Las Vegas puts on a show that everyone from the young to the young at heart can enjoy. With a blazing hot horn section, a groovy rhythm section, and three powerful female vocalists, this band will shake you right out of your shoes. Known around Middle Tennessee for riveting and explosive performances, they incorporate a chemistry and passion into their shows that fills dance floors and makes it impossible to sit down.



City Lights

Genres: Big band, Motown and Dance
City Lights is comprised up of multi-talented musicians including Paula Chavis, member of the Nashville Symphony who worked with Arthur Murray and Kenny Rogers as well as Sam Levine, band leader, saxophone player and three-time Dove nominated recording artist. Whether you're looking for a small trio sound, an eight-piece band or a full bodied 12-piece dance orchestra, City Lights can make it happen. They've been performing in the Nashville area for over 15 years and understand that music makes the party.



Craig Duncan Music

Genres: Classical
Someone looking for a string quartet, trio, or even just solo experience should take note. Craig Duncan, member of the North American Fiddler's Hall of Fame and featured on over 90 record albums, has recorded with huge stars like Randy Travis, Billy Dean and Kathy Mattea. He and the band will cater to the sound you are looking for, whether you decide on smooth classic from the Craig Duncan orchestra (8-20 musicians), or Freeway, a smaller band with female vocals and a jazzy pop vibe—you're sure to find the perfect balance of tradition and modernity.



The Downtown Band

Genres: Pop, Rock, Dance, Funk, Soul
Fronted by accomplished vocalist, songwriter and composer Justin Caldwell, The Downtown Band brings show-stopping energy to every performance. Ranging from a four to 10-piece group (depending on your needs), this dynamic band can play everything from an elegant cocktail hour to a big after party. You can count on their high energy and extensive repertoire to fill the dance floor.



The Entice Band

Genres: Soul and Funk
The Entice Band has shared the stage with funk and soul bands like Cameo, The Ohio Players and Bobby Blue Band. Through choreography and funkadelic vibes they don't just play for an audience, they interact with the party and bring classic soul and funk songs to life in a way you've never heard before.



Guilty Pleasures

Genres: 70s, 80s and 90s
This band has made a name for themselves around Nashville playing spot on covers of all your favorites from the late 70s through the early 90s. Frequently joined by special guests from the bands they cover, Guilty Pleasures brings a zeal to every event they play for an incredible performance that will keep your guests talking long after the party stops.



Lipstick Blonde

Genres: 80s, 90s and 2000s
One of Nashville’s favorite cover bands, Lipstick Blonde is made up of seasoned session musicians and touring pros. These accomplished entertainers have played everything from packed auditoriums to smaller, high-end events and always make delivering a great performance their top priority. They know how to get the party started.



Nashvegas All Stars

Genres: Pop, Rock, Country, Dance
Made up of five world-class musicians, these guys are truly all stars. The group is extremely versatile, will travel easily and provide a first-rate sound and light production at no extra cost. Whether you need a trio or a 10-piece show band, the All Stars are stellar performers who will create exceptional music for dining, dancing, listening, and just having a great time.



The Nashville Blue Tones

Genres: Top 40, Funk, Soul, Classics
One of Nashville’s most popular ensembles, The Nashville Blue Tones, make any event an exciting and upbeat celebration. With award-winning male and female vocalists and a world-renowned horn section, this 6-10 piece dance band plays favorites from every era. They are extremely versatile and will play everything from Frank Sinatra to current chart toppers, creating a soundtrack that will carry your evening from classy reception to full-blown dance party.



The Respectables

Genres: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s + DJ
The recipients of multiple local awards, The Respectables have been packing dance floors in Nashville for over a decade. This band/DJ combo switches seamlessly between a live band that plays the best dance music from the last five decades and a DJ who plays modern dance favorites, making sure the dance floor is never empty. The best of both worlds in one affordable package.



The Scat Springs Band

Genres: R&B with a little Swing
The Scat Springs Band doesn't just play music, they entertain. The bands founder and frontman, Scat Springs, is a nationally recognized singer-songwriter, comedian and entertainer. He's worked with huge names in the industry such as Faith Hill, Michael McDonald, Brian McKight, SheDaisy, Michael W. Smith and many more. Their song list ranges from James Brown and R. Kelly to Louis Armstrong and Billy Preston.



The WannaBeatles

Genres: Beatles Tribute
The WannaBeatles have definitely made some buzz of their own. Nominated for a Grammy in 2011, they take pride in entertaining and playing the tunes everyone still knows and loves. Even though you can't have the Beatles at your wedding, their high energy style might be the next best thing.



Top Tier

Genres: Smooth Jazz and Party Classics
Top Tier is made up of a experienced and accomplished musicians who have shared the stage with some of music's biggest stars. You might even recognize their lead singer from season 10 of American Idol. This versatile band consistently wins awards for their ability to provide a top notch performance from light jazz for dinner and cocktails or high-energy dance music when the party really gets going.



Emerald Empire Band

Genres: Jazz, Pop, Funk, Motown, 80s

The Emerald Empire are a premium, customizable 3-14 piece band specializing in high-energy music for festivals, weddings, corporate events and private functions–at a sensible price. Our talented and professional musicians have performed regularly with touring and recording artists including Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Jay Z, Janelle Monae, Prince, Martina McBride, and Bruno Mars, as well as working and touring with numerous Broadway shows.



The Music City Sound

Genres: Motown, RNB, Jazz, Country, Top 40

The Music City Sound provides the highest quality entertainment while guaranteeing memories that will last a lifetime. The band, lead by artist C.T. Blackmore, and professional touring musician Will Elliott is one of the hottest groups out of Nashville. With Will and C.T.'s combined 14 years of experience on the road (touring and performing with acts from Miranda Lambert to Aretha Franklin), they are truly masters of their craft and are dedicated to bringing world-class entertainment to each and every event they play.


Still not sure which band will best suit you? Browse our Nashville artist list now and find the right band for your event, or call or email us for expert advice.


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