Please remember carpet is not good for dancing so venues with dance floors are a big consideration. Placing the band next to the dance floor is also best when possible. Band Diego plays music for these dances: Fox Trot, Rumba, Tango, 2 Step, Swing, Waltz, Line Dance, and Free Style. Many celebration locations will let you add-on a portable dance floor for your party. Band Diego also enjoys playing for dance instruction parties and works closely with your program for the evening.
One-Two Hour Big Band Shows
Five to 10 Entertainers
No Break Entertainment
Three Hour-Four Hour Standard Performance Standard shows are 45 minute music performance sets with 15 minute breaks. The band sets up right before performing and tears down right after performing. We are on site for about 5-7 hours. Includes 4-10 performers dressed appropriately for your celebration. We cater to your preferences and match music and attire to your party themes.
Five -Six Hour Shows
Non-Stop Entertainment. These are Double Band(s) Shows or Band with DJ Packages for longer celebrations. Sometimes an acoustic band plays during dinner and a dance band plays after dinner. If you choose the band and DJ option, the DJ can often customize/program songs played to your preferences before the performance date so you hear your favorites on your celebration day. A wireless microphone is available for your guest announcements. Entertainers may need to be on site 5-8 hours for equipment setup requirements.
Band Diego accommodates your announcements by offering you professional sound equipment. If you have award presentations or PA equipment needs for your guest speakers which will go beyond the 15 minute breaks between sets, please let us know so we may plan appropriately for your celebration. Band Diego can play shorter sets for these situations so that you may stay within the guideline for the standard performance package pricing. There are also some fabulous custom packages available for longer events that provide cocktail hour music, dinner background music, and a dance set. (4-10 performers)
General Requirements and Planning Considerations Please plan to provide parking for each entertainer. Please have a backup indoor plan or cover if rain. Please plan to provide general lighting around the stage area. Amplified bands require a flat surface such as a patio, stage, or floor and an electrical outlet within 20 feet of the band. Acoustic bands with handheld percussion are suitable for grass areas and some amplifaction can be used. Band can not play near water splashing such as from swimming pools. Please turn off sprinklers for the performance if outside. Beach areas can be damp and foggy so some shows, such as late night beach area shows/decks, may need special equipment suitable for the possible weather conditions. Parking provided by you must be within 1/2 block to show unless special arrangements are made in advance of performance. Hillsides, rough terrain and stairs require special quotes. Stage areas generally require a minimum of approx. 12ft x 10 ft per 4 entertainers. It is best if the dance floor is setup directly in front of the band. (Carpet is difficult to dance on)
Band Diego does not provide permits or insurances you venue possibly requires unless special arrangements are made and agreed to in advance with Band Diego. Band Diego does travel by vehicle up to 75 miles from San Diego Area so please inquire. Travel charges may apply if out of San Diego County. Cancellations will be accepted if made 60 days in advance and if your small deposit is forfeited to band. Band Diego does often accept last minute shows if they are available, however Band Diego requires full payment in advance of all entertainment. The band also has a booking agency if you prefer to book with Gigmasters. Early reservations are best as the band wants to be available for your celebration!
Gift Certificates are available and early reservations are recommended. It is easy to find out what entertainment suits your budget. Don't Delay, Book Band Diego Today!
(*Band Diego of San Diego California is willing to travel and lodging and/or travel charges may apply.)