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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!

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Austin Wedding Band plays Waco Convention Center Wedding

Waco Convention Center was the perfect location for our bride & groom Travis & Arden’s wedding reception. Serving as the premiere meeting and event facility in Central Texas, the Waco Convention Center offers space & variety to any given event or special occasion of any capacity making it an ideal location for a wedding venue. Our Austin wedding band was happy to provide all the wedding entertainment needs throughout the memorable night.

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Austin variety band plays wedding at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Bride & groom highlight of Briana & Dave’s wedding at Austin’s breathtaking  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! We can’t get over how much fun this crew was!

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Highest Rated Wedding Band with most unique 5-STAR reviews in Texas

So grateful for this amazing review from a lovely Mother of the Bride! This is our 93rd review, making us the highest rated wedding band boasting the most unique 5-STAR reviews in Texas on Wedding Wire! Wow!! Check out the link below.

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Uptown Drive perform South Austin Music Venue TONIGHT

Making some noise at our hometown show in Austin tonight! Bring all your friends out to dance the night away with us at Baker Street Pub & Grill - South Austin starting at 9PM-1AM!

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San Antonio River Walk Wedding with Austin Variety Band

An effortless place to host special events, meetings & receptions is none other than the Briscoe’s Museum’s Jack Guenther Pavilion. Located in the heart of the downtown San Antonio this picturesque contemporary venue is nestled right on San Antonio’s renowned River Walk. Jack Guenther Pavilion offers an indoor & outdoor event space making it an ideal location for a fancy sit-down dinner, cocktails & dancing & an upscale elegant wedding. 

Out of Austin we would travel to bring our high energy variety band to Jack Guenther Pavilion of historic San Antonio for bride & groom, Brooke & Robin. With us, we’d bring our meticulously selected & proven setlist of Top 40, RnB, Country, Motown & Rock Anthem’s that is crafted into smooth transitioning dance medley’s that flow effortlessly from one song to the next. 

Such a pleasure it was for our Austin wedding band to work along side such fantastic, top of the line wedding vendors from all over the great state of Texas. Each wedding vendors keen attention to detail helped make this day a a magical one. See for yourself in the links below of all the great wedding vendors Brooke & Robin selected to help make their wedding day a memorable one. 

Thanks to this happen couple for inviting us to be your variety wedding band. It was such a pleasure bringing the live entertainment to an already magical night. 

If you are looking to hire a local variety band, wedding band & live entertainment in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston & surrounding areas. We can achieve your live entertainment needs! Please contact gregwilliams10@gmail.com

Photo by Rachel L'Antigua

Photo by Rachel L'Antigua

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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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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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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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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