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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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Texas’ Highest Rated Wedding Band With 100 Unique 5-Star Reviews

Thanks to you, Uptown Drive is now the highest rated band in the state of Texas on Wedding Wire with over 100 unique 5-star reviews! So grateful to have the support of our friends, family, and clients to help make such an amazing year.

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High Energy Variety Band Plays Wedding In New Ulm, Texas

What a riot Michael & Kaitlyn’s wedding at The Vine in New Ulm, Texas was! We we’re happy to provide our live entertainment- wedding band services to create a consistent party atmosphere for the entire reception. Our top-tier dance / variety band helped to curate the ideal entertainment program to perfectly fit the wedding goals & concerns of Michael & Kaitlyn’s big day.

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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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How to beat the Texas heat when planning an outdoor wedding

Celebrating your wedding in the hot months of summer can be a scorcher. Temperatures easily soaring up to one hundred degrees make an outdoor wedding in the state of Texas a force to be reckoned with. As your top Austin wedding band & variety band we have a few summer Texas wedding tips to help beat the heat in order to pull off the outdoor wedding of your dreams. 


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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

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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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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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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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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