Best Wedding Bands In Minnesota

March 28, 2013 7:00 AM

Hearing wedding bells? Planning your big day can be stressful, especially when searching for the perfect band to play at your reception. The ideal band can create the perfect musical backdrop to your wedding. Read on for a selection of Minnesota’s best wedding bands, perfect for helping you and your guests celebrate your nuptials.

(credit: Red Rock Swing Band)

(credit: Red Rock Swing Band)

Red Rock Swing Band
Woodbury, MN

If you want your wedding to be a swinging good time, consider hiring The Red Rock Swing Band. This 17-piece big band from Woodbury is willing to go the extra mile (literally and figuratively speaking) to make sure your wedding day is an event to be remembered. From classical to jazz to high-energy swing music, the Red Rock Swing Band’s talented musicians can provide the perfect musical accompaniment for your special day. With influences like George & Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and Brian Setzer, the Red Rock Swing Band will make your wedding a classy, swinging event.

Reception Jazz
St. Paul, MN

Reception Jazz really knows how to “jazz” up any wedding, with unique offerings perfect for any budget. Whether you’re looking for a solo musician, a full dance band or the award-winning Signature Trio, Reception Jazz offers several packages to fit your musical tastes. From big band to ballroom and dixieland to jazz, Reception Jazz can set the mood whether your desired atmosphere is elegant, retro or high-energy dance. Let Reception Jazz bring a touch of class to your wedding.

(credit: Mud Dogs Band)

(credit: Mud Dogs Band)

Mud Dogs Band
St. Paul, MN

One of the most sought-after wedding bands in Minnesota is the Mud Dogs, a top-rated live variety band. Keeping people dancing all evening long are the Mud Dogs’ specialty by playing a variety of musical genres ranging from the oldies to rock, country and top 40s dance hits. With influences derived from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, Garth Brooks and more, if you’ve got a favorite song in mind, chances are this group knows how to play it. The Mud Dogs’ weekend calendars tend to fill up quickly, so make sure you snag the band early if you want these guys to play at your upcoming nuptials.

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Brass Menagerie
Twin Cities, MN

This 10-piece band has been entertaining since 1993, keeping wedding dances rocking with its unique selection of oldies and modern hits. Whether you’re looking for a band who can play the hottest swing beats from the 40s and 50s to early rock and roll classics from the 70s and 80s, or more modern hits from the 90s through current day, Brass Menagerie has you covered. The Brass Menagerie also specializes in tribute covers from the likes of the Beatles, Motown Sound and Sinatra. With a customizable playlist, your wedding reception will be everything you dreamed it to be.

(credit: Jupiter Images)

(credit: Jupiter Images)

The Covers
Minneapolis, MN

If you’re looking for a band that will keep the dance floor packed all evening long, you’ll want to consider hiring The Covers. One of the Twin Cities premier wedding dance bands, The Covers offer up a variety of rock and roll, R&B and disco hits. And if there is a particular musical genre you require, this group can learn it. The Covers consist of a group of some of the most talented, diverse and experienced musicians in the Twin Cities, led by Bruce Balgaard and Sara Renner. You’ve spent a lot of time planning your special day, so enjoy your reception by dancing the evening away to the fantastic musical stylings as played by The Covers.

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A Minnesota native that was born and raised Up North, Minneapolis is where Christina Kalinowski currently calls home. Christina appreciates irony, loves bacon, enjoys a hearty libation (drink responsibly, folks), and is an avid proponent of the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness. Her work can be found at

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