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Pensacola Salsa Bands

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  • 16 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Charles P.
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I picked Chris even though it cost a little more than the others. This guy and his production crew did a fantastic job recording our band and since he is a musician himself, he already had a good understanding of live performances. We will be using him again.

John Lee Sanders
from 5 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Crystal Joy A.
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John Lee Sanders did an outstanding job at our Frank Brown songwriters Blue Monday show. Beautiful vocals and lyrics backed by full harmonies and sure rhythms on his keyboard made for a great show for Jazz Pensacola. Crystal Joy Music Director Pensacola Jazz Fest

Sounds Like Brooks
from 3 reviews
    Todd S.
    Verified review

    Brooks and his band did a phenomenal job playing at our wedding. Brooks learned to play the song for our first dance, and it was the best cover of the song I'd ever heard. He and his band had everyone enjoying themselves on the dance floor all night. I just wish we would've had a longer reception so we could've heard them play more. We got compliments about the band for weeks after the wedding. We highly recommend booking Brooks for your wedding or event!

    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Joe D.
    Verified review

    Island Of Rhythm Entertainment, specifically the Sicily Swing Band, just played for my parents 50th anniversary party this past Saturday night; and they were terrific. They played a great mix of jazz, oldies, and fun party music. They were a large part of the success of the party, as they played music in the background during dinner; and then got things going with a great mix of dancing music. I would highly reccommend them for any event.


    We are well rehearsed and have years of experience behind us. You can count on us to get the job done. We can insure that your event will be a memorable one. All fees are negotiable.


    We are 4 local students who play jazz, funk, swing, and most anything in between. We're very reasonably priced, and do all of our own work.

    • 36 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    This four-member band plays a multi-generational pop, rock and variety for wedding receptions, dinner dances, parties and festivals. We are professional musicians with decades of experience.


    We are a professional entertainment business. We provide Professional and Quality service for any event that we are contracted.

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    What is a mariachi band?

    Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

    How many mariachis can a band have?

    A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

    How much does a mariachi band cost?

    A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

    • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
    • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
    • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.
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