Weddings

Michael and Jennifer McLain & The Banjocats

Nashville, TN View map Visit website

About

$2,975 Most Popular Price

A fresh blend of remarkable, inspired instrumentals and Jennifer's sweet, pure voice. The 4-piece band provides warm, professional sets to keep the energy up with upbeat bluegrass or relax to truly artistic background music. Bring a flavor of Tennessee to your wedding with award winning bluegrass music.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Michael and Jennifer McLain & the Banjocats offer a fresh approach to wedding music. The warm, natural sound of acoustic music provides the perfect musical backdrop for an extra-special wedding day with family and friends.

While guests are being seated, the band will help create a sense that something special is about the happen with truly artistic background music.

Upbeat songs with instrumentals will create a festive tone while friends and relatives celebrate and engage in conversation and the newly-weds make their entrance.

The dinner is a perfect time for clean, smooth music on acoustic guitar and fiddle and Jennifer’s sweet, pure voice.

The Banjocats can pick up the pace at the reception with live sets of upbeat bluegrass, acoustic swing, rockabilly, and instrumental showpieces featuring fiddle and banjo. During the after-party, guests will enjoy dancing to a custom playlist over a professional sound system.

Services Offered

From large, extravagant celebrations to intimate gatherings, the McLain's will fit into the couple’s event with a duo, trio or a full, 4 piece band option. Couples can incorporate the band’s music throughout their wedding from the rehearsal dinner to their reception. You may email through the banjocats website for full details and a detailed price list - ask about a custom wedding package.

Recent Professional Activity

2012 - 2021 have been incredible years for the band! They were featured on NPR, PBS, RFD, WSM, and toured the U.S. with shows in 24 states. Headline concerts included Boca Grande, FL, Reading, PA, New Orleans, LA and Grand Maris, MN. Over 50 corporate clients include U-Haul, Subway, Bluewolf Technologies and the Library of Congress. "Best of Gigmasters" awards: 2019 - 2012 (8 straight years!)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$1,000 - $4,000

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$1,000 - $4,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Lighting
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$2975

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Lighting
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Acoustic
Country
Folk
Gospel
Swing

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Vocals
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System

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    Peggy P. Married on 10/10/2020
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    We highly recommend them for a wedding!

    We were so excited that Jennifer and Michael were able to play at our wedding! They were flexible and met our every need. They prepared a special request we had for our ceremony and the attendees loved them. They were professional and musical and their joyful spirit came through in everything they did. They captured the unique essence of the venue and made it a memorable feature of our special day. Thank you!! Eric and Peggy
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    If you are looking for beautiful bluegrass music for an event, look no further! Michael and Jennifer and their band were one of the highlights of our wedding this past May. We hired them to be the medications for the whole wedding (ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception). Everyone was enraptured by their lovely music, and we heard nothing but compliments about them all day. They provided the perfect ambiance for our rustic vintage wedding.

    Also, these are some of the kindest, most accommodating people to work with! They added so much memorable value to our day when the bassist allowed my 88 year-old grandmother to pluck the strings of his bass--a lifelong dream of hers! She still raves about the experience to this day! Also, Jennifer was kind enough to let our little nephew stand up with her for a song or two as he wanted to sing. They truly are wonderful people and musicians!
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    Wendy Married on 05/30/2015
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    The ceremony music was lovely, and made me cry. Michael and Jennifer added so much to our cocktail hour. We received many compliments on how beautifully they play. The Banjocats are all very talented and were the perfect choice for both the ceremony and cocktail hour. Their music was a wonderful addition. Having them there made our evening even more special and memorable. I wanted to thank them in this way for the beautiful performance they did for our family and friends at Casey and Alan's wedding in Louisville, KY at Yew Dell Gardens.

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Upbeat sets or artistic background music by Michael and Jennifer McLain. Jennifer's sweet, pure voice, harmony vocals, (2) 5-string banjo's, flatpicking guitar, mandolin

Minimal sound system available - Ask us!

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Ask us to arrange, produce, record, mix, and master a studio quality CD of your special request! You could load your custom recorded songs onto your website to build anticipation for the big day. Or, you could give copies as a special gift to each guest as a keepsake. After the wedding, use the recorded tracks as a backdrop for a photo gallery from your photographer. To hear past projects go to www.banjocats.com/what-we-do. All the audio on our website was recorded by us.

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We are glad to provide an excellent sound system at your request. Our system is tailored to what we do and we are very familiar with it. It is compact enough for small venues but has plenty of power for large ballrooms and outdoor park settings. We offer an incredible value with sound and lights and have several configurations to match your venue, large or small. We have lots of experience with live sound and very high quality gear. Please let us know if you would like us to take care of this.

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www.banjocats.com Nashville, TN, 37217
615-588-0176
615-496-1996
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