Uptown Drive | Event & Wedding Band

Your New Favorite Dance Band

Variety band perfect for weddings and events in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and beyond. We feature non-stop dance medleys from Motown to Top 40 and everything in between!

Live Entertainment for South Austin Wedding Venue

Live entertainment is a key ingredient to adding charisma, energy & lasting memories for you & your guests to hold onto. Recently our Texas wedding band was booked as the live entertainment for the love of Crystal & Reid’s wedding reception. Our professional team of Austin Texas musicians and pro sound engineer set up camp at the undeniably gorgeous Green Pastures of Austin.

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Sunday Funday Residency with Austin Variety Band in Downtown Austin

Sunday Funday is here to stay! Our Texas wedding band & top-rated variety band is ready to party with you at our Sunday residencies at Dogwood West 6th for the remainder of April & select Sunday's in May. We are thrilled to continue providing the best live entertainment to fulfill your Sunday dancing needs in the live music capital of Austin, Texas. 

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Umlauf Sculpture Garden Reception w/ Your Austin Wedding Band

Uptown Drive was honored to play a beautiful wedding recently at a local Austin oasis called Umlauf Sculpture Garden. The Umlauf Sculpture Garden is a museum & outdoor sculpture garden centered on the artistic work of American sculptor Charles Umlauf.

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2018 Promo Reel for Austin's Top Wedding Band Recently Released

It is with great pleasure we announce the release of our newly revamped 2018 Promo Reel just in time for spring & summer wedding season. Our variety band was pleased to work alongside the likes of Ladybird Studios, one of Austin’s premiere wedding videographers & vendors who brought their professional eye & creative direction to showcase the many dynamics of our Austin wedding band.

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Wedding Showcase with Texas Variety Band in beautiful Hill Country

We love bringing our Austin Texas Variety Band past the Austin’s city lights & into the scenic landscapes of Texas Hill country. Our Austin Texas Wedding band provides a fantastic high energy dance show for the public as well as potential wedding clientele. Find out more about why Crossroads Saloon is the perfect place to pick your wedding band! 

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Behind The Scenes 2018 Wedding Reel Shoot with Lady Bird Studios

It’s not every Monday night you get to hang out in Austin’s 3Ten ACL Theatre filming promo reel for your wedding band. A Monday such as this is a rarity for our Austin Wedding Band, but it proved to be a productive & enjoyable night for all involved.

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Public Local Variety Band Show This Friday Night

Our Austin Texas variety band is set to play our first public live band show of 2018! We are ready to unleash our party band to the public this coming Friday night, January 26th 2018 at none other than Austin’s own Baker St. Pub! 

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How An Interactive Band Can Bring A Corporate Event To New Heights

Whatever your special occasion may be, our Interactive Show is your live entertainment answer for an unrivaled experience! Uptown Drive Interactive is the perfect addition to holiday parties, corporate events, conferences, award shows & more. We unleashed our Austin Interactive show recently to the good people of T3, by helping provide a wild night with our Interactive band. 

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Why Wedding Entertainment Is The Key Ingredient To A Perfect Wedding

Wedding entertainment is one of the key ingredients to a perfect wedding day. Not only is it a fundamental element to your nights recipe, but it is the missing puzzle piece that helps your day flow smoothly & come off with out a hitch.

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Couples First Dance Performed By Your Austin Local Wedding Band

As your Austin Wedding Band it has been an honor to be asked by so many newlyweds to play their first dance song with our live wedding band. We know how important this dance as a newly married couple is & our team takes great pride in sharing such a beautiful moment with you.

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A New Year With Texas Based Variety Band

The year 2017 brought our Texas wedding band so many show opportunities, experiences & beautiful people into our Austin, Texas music making family! Our team at Uptown Drive could not be more grateful for the friendships made & the chance to play music for such monumental events in our clients lives. Our Texas Wedding Band is elated to welcome 2018 & continue to provide a top notch high energy show that caters to our clients overall vision & needs.

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Austin Wedding Band Travels To New Mexico To Play Corporate Event

Austin Texas wedding band, Uptown Drive closed out the year 2017 by riding like certified rockstars in a full blown tour bus to a private holiday corporate event in New Mexico. Uptown Drive would provide live entertainment to help celebrate the holiday season for a corporate banking firm & all their special guests.

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35th Annual Lighting Of The Doves Festival & Holiday Parties w/ Your Wedding Band

Our Texas Wedding Band was happy to be apart of the Lighting Of The Doves Festival, our first Holiday event of the season in Woodlands Texas. We are excited to play many corporate holiday parties over the month of December. Learn more on how our Texas Wedding Band can be the perfect fit for your company Christmas event! 

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Why There's No Comparison For Live Entertainment At Your Wedding

Live music is the unwritten law of celebration since music & hilarity began. Even with today's modern day music capabilities such as a Texas-based DJ or your own personal Spotify playlist, the art of live Entertainment cannot be beaten. Learn why there's no comparison at your wedding or special event! 

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5 Reasons To Plan A Fall Wedding In Texas

Fall wedding season is drawing near with desired temperatures & warm Autumn colors, there is no better time to celebrate your special occasions in the great outdoors than this coming season. Though there are many benefits to celebrating in the Fall, we have gathered 5 short examples to help you seal the deal. 

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7 Tips On Planning Your Wedding In Hurricane Season

Hurricane Harvey has shown no remorse as it’s swept over the state of Texas with catastrophic force. As a wedding band, we know that Harvey may have drastically altered plans for your big day. That’s why we want to provide any future bride & grooms seven key tips needed when planning a wedding in high risk areas during hurricane season. To anyone experiencing the despair from this storm, know you are in our thoughts.  

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Tips On Planning An Outdoor Summer Wedding In Texas

Texas is a top ranked wedding destination with it's scenic landscape & rolling hills. This  all makes planning an outdoor summer wedding or special event extremely enticing. Whether it be Austin, Houston, Dallas or San Antonio it's essential to not overlook the heat during the planning process & take some key things into consideration for your guests, party band & most of all your own sanity.

 

Hydrate:

Dedicating a distinct area for guests to refuel & hydrate will do wonders in helping the party thrive until the bands last song. Unique & customized water dispensers are available for purchase or rent that are able to tie in with your event colors & party theme.

 

Giveaways

Custom printed hand held fans are not only a fantastic way to cool down under the Texas sun but their sharp colors & event specific designs make for the perfect keepsake for guests to take home. Another fun wedding favor to defeat the sun are colorized & custom sunglasses with the Bride & Grooms name & wedding date on the side. 

 

The Outdoors

Provide your party with sunscreen to protect from the suns rays.  If your reception is outdoors make sure to have Insect Repellent handy for when the sun sets as well. 

Lawn Games

Break out the lawn games & add some extra fun for all ages to your reception or special event. Bag toss, yard jenga, checkers & more. 

 

 

Alternate Option

Though it rarely happens, Texas does sometimes rain in the summer months. Make sure to have an alternative option whether it be indoors or under a tent for cover if the weather ends up not being on your side on your wedding day. 

 

Entertainment

The band needs love too! After a high energy show in the Texas Heat, a case of water & a room full of AC is almost dream worthy. Please take into consideration your entertainment, catering company & wedding vendors hustling hard to make your dream day what you always hoped for.

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5 Tricks for a Stress Free Wedding

Whether you live in Houston, Austin or San Antonio planning a wedding can be a hectic time. Here are 5 key tricks in helping to make your wedding as stress free as it can be...

 

1. Don't handle all the dirty work 

Delegate! Wedding coordinators are there to help make your planning process easier. They can confirm your vendors, make weather related decisions, assist with seating assignments, & any other last minute necessities. 

 

2. Wedding Entertainment

It's important you love the music being played at your reception. List the songs you have to hear prior to your big day via the wedding entertainments set list. Your band will be sure to construct a playlist to please everyone in the room at some point throughout the night. They should have a detailed timeline and the ability to execute all your customizations with the perfect flow.

 

3. Time is valuable 

Plan ahead & stretch out your wedding events to leave time to breathe prior to the big day.

 

4. Take care of yourself

Relieve stress and relax before walking down the aisle with an hour of early morning wedding yoga either a one on one session or you & all your bridesmaids. It's important to allow yourself a chance to step away from the hustle & bustle of prepping to go for a run, take a fitness class, read a book or meditate. 

 

5. Love the one you're with 

Don't lose sight of the reason you're planning a wedding to begin with.  Make time for each other & although you may be pulled in different directions on the big day, always find your way back to one another.  Love is all you need! 

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