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Port City Shakedown, LLC are a fresh and stylish, male & female fronted 7-piece party/dance band located in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina! Their success stems from the front line vocalists, stellar instrumentalists, song medleys, and energetic crowd participation. Their refreshing mix of the best dance music… Motown, Soul and Rock, 80’s / 90’s, through today’s Top 40, will bring any event to life!

Port City Shakedown not only sound great musically, but also have the charisma on stage to make any wedding, corporate event, private party, or festival a memorable one! Their philosophy and goal is to play many styles of music with excellence and to engage the crowd with a show-stopping, energetic performance.

Port City Shakedown can provide additional entertainment services for your event. Whether your event calls for DJ services, pre-recorded dinner music, master of ceremony facilitators, a wireless sound system, lighting, and audio recordings. They are fully self-contained with a full professional PA system and stage lighting rig to make sure the music sounds just right for each venue, every time. Port City Shakedown have the tools and the expertise to make your event run seamlessly.

Book with confidence: Port City Shakedown are a Limited Liability Company committed to unparalleled variety, quality and professionalism. Legal Contracts, Performance Agreement and the PCS Music Planner Spreadsheet will keep everyone involved on the same page.

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Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

4 - 6

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

Classic Rock
Dance
Funk
Motown
Pop
R&B / Soul
Rock

What music services do you provide?

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

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Zahi Sent on 03/25/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding band ever!

I am 100% convinced that Port City Shakedown was one of the reasons why my wedding was the best dang party ever!!! They had my guests on the dance floor the entire night and was one of the most talked about highlight of the night! 5 Stars just isn’t enough for these guys! Best band in town!
Meredith
Meredith W. Sent on 11/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST wedding band EVER

I cannot recommend this band enough. If you are looking for a professional band that brings the dance floor to life- this is it! The song choices were amazing and they were great to work with from start to finish. They also were very helpful in helping me organize my event timeline on the front end. As a musician myself I can also speak to how talented and tight their grooves are. They do not miss a single chord or change- it really is incredible how talented they are as a group. The lead singers voices blend together perfectly and they do a great job of interacting with the crowd. My entire wedding party danced the night away and I know for a fact that Port City Shakedown made my wedding a success.
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Lindsey D. Sent on 09/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

I love this band and they will be the stars at every event I ever host

Listen to me when I tell you to BOOK THIS BAND. I cannot tell you all enough how awesome our experience was with these guys. I literally love them. Let me set the scene: We had a black tie wedding and it was cocktail style (no seated dinner, just fun from start to finish) 200 guest count. Literally people couldn’t leave the dance floor because port city shake down kept bringing the HEAT. My friends and family will tell you they have no idea what happened outside of the dance floor because they couldn’t leave. They even took a 20ish minute break and when the band got back on stage, I kid you not, 100 people were back on the dance floor IN SECONDS. This band made our wedding the most fun wedding. Everyone, and I mean everyone agrees. And (on the record) watching videos the next morning, the band sounded just as good on video, which is telling of how SOLID they were. And they were all so kind and so fun. I love them. AND my wedding hasn't even been over a week and I’m rebooking them for another party!
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