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Sumter Bands

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  • 44 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pat W.
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Debra Watkins and her band have been playing at my restaurant, Lone Star BBQ in Santee, SC, for a number of years. Debra, personally does an outstanding job -- so outstanding that she is a member of the restaurant's Bluegrass and Country Music Hall of Fame. Not only is she very talented, she is always willing to accommodate. She is an A+ talent and person!

Saxophonist Dante Lewis
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  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
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Dante is a phenomenal musician! On time and very professional. I have hired him on several occasions for my company and personal events. His is a great solo musician and his band is TOP NOTCH! Dante will have your guest talking about your event forever!

  • 23 years in business

We are a Variety Band, with a strong R&B flavor. We have 4 instrumentalists 4 Females vocalists that we feature.


We're a versatile band performing jazz standards, pop, and other genres as needed. We consist of vocals, drums, bass, and keyboards. What makes us great is our ability to accurately perform different genres.


We are a variety band, but mostly country and western. We do not play lounges or clubs. We do private parties, weddings, receptions, birthdays, conventions, civic events, etc. We have references upon request.


We offer Christian entertainment for parties, revivals, youth events and all types of gatherings. We have a live band or play DJ music, from mainstream radio or praise and worship music.

  • 10 years in business

Citylights is a variety band who tailors the music that it plays to the customers' requests. We play rock, R&B, blues, and country music. We have five lead vocalists and have been together for six years. If you're looking for great entertainment for any event, then we are the band to choose!


We have professional sound, DJs, lighting, live bands playing and what you want. We have been in business for over 15 years and providing top-of-the-line service for many events that included major artists.

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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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