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Tropical Avenue, full of style and island vibes, is a five-piece wedding band based in Sarasota, Florida. From Miami to South Beach, you'll find this one-of-a-kind act entertaining huge crowds with their signature island and Latin music, top 40 hits, Motown, and classic rock. They are happy to travel to venues throughout central and southwest Florida.

Services Offered

Manager Jeff works alongside a talented team of musicians and offers the perfect blend of vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and even trumpet. In the weeks leading up to your big day, they will help you create a flawless day-of timeline and visit your venue, ensuring they bring the perfect equipment for the space. Tropical Avenue began with a bongo jam session on the beach and continues this legacy by immersing the crowd in their sound. Just imagine the lifelong memories of watching a relative perform an unexpectedly ingenious bongo session alongside this band.

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Frequently asked questions

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

$3,000 - $6,000

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

$3,000 - $6,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$4,000

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
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)?

4 - 6

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

Classic Rock
Country
Funk
Hip Hop
Latin
Motown
Pop
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock

What music services do you provide?

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

What items are available?

Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Tropical Ave is a highly recommended wedding band that received positive feedback from multiple reviewers. Jeff, the band leader, is described as attentive, professional, and proactive in planning the setlist. Guests were impressed with the band's talent and energy, and the dance floor was filled all night. The band is commended for their ability to get the audience involved without being pushy. Overall, Tropical Ave made weddings a celebration to remember and created magical memories for couples.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Tropical Ave is a highly recommended wedding band that received positive feedback from multiple reviewers. Jeff, the band leader, is described as attentive, professional, and proactive in planning the setlist. Guests were impressed with the band's talent and energy, and the dance floor was filled all night. The band is commended for their ability to get the audience involved without being pushy. Overall, Tropical Ave made weddings a celebration to remember and created magical memories for couples.

Nadia
Nadia A. Sent on 04/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Overwhelming Impressed I loved every song they performed

Jeff is so sweet! From the very first phone call I instantly knew Tropical Ave would be my wedding band. Jeff is very attentive, he was literally only concerned with what songs and interactions would make my day the best. The Band learned and performaned amazingly my mother/son dance. This entire band is beautiful! I hope to have them perform at our 1 year celebration
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Dorothy K. Sent on 08/27/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Band Ever!

Tropical Ave entertained at 2 of my daughters’ weddings. They were amazing. They worked with the couples to develop great playlists. They are high energy and do a fabulous job getting the audience involved, but not pushy. If someone doesn’t want to go on stage and play the bongos, that’s fine too. We have the most magical memories, and Tropical Ave played a big part in those memories.
James
James B. Sent on 08/25/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fun and professional

Tropical Ave were so much fun playing a our wedding - we loved their music and our guests did too! With our input on song choices, they played a killer set of popular songs our guests knew and loved, but with a fantastic personal flair and tropical vibe. Everyone had a blast dancing with them! To make it even better, Jeff and the team are highly professional. Jeff is a clear and responsive communicator, so the booking and planning process was a breeze. The band is organized, on-time, and experienced at managing a wedding performance. This was really clutch for us when Mother Nature threw a huge curveball with a 2-hour rain delay. Jeff and team took it all in stride, worked with a modified schedule, and delivered a great performance that our guests still talk about 5 years later. We cannot recommend this band enough!
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Team

Jeff Hughes
Jeff Hughes
Band Manager

As leader of the band, Jeff takes care of all of the details of booking, song selection, logistics of setup and timelines for clients. He has a passion for performing and making sure everyone is having a wonderful time.

Jeff got his start in Chicago in 1973 as a member of a full time band. At 14, he played the biggest clubs in Chicago. He has performed in Miami Disco, and Wedding bands, Milwaukee Wedding Bands, Jazz & Blues groups, Classic Rock & Country bands in the Midwest, along with a few Latin groups. For several years, Jeff played hotel circuits in Illiniois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Feel free to discuss your upcoming event with Jeff.

Rhonda Brown-Hughes
Rhonda Brown-Hughes
Band Member

Rhonda is one of the founding members of Tropical Ave and her bass playing is a key element to the band's sound! She has a built in meter that anchors Tropical Ave in to the song's groove, which makes our band easy to dance to!!

She receives regular compliments from both touring & local musicians, as well as audience members!

Savannah Brady
Savannah Brady
Band Member

Savannah Brady a classically trained violinist, was noted as a “musical prodigy” by the North Port Sun, is currently enrolled at State College of Florida obtaining her associate in arts degree before she heads off to get her bachelors degree. She had the honor of playing three consecutive years with the Suncoast Super Strings under the direction of Itzhak Perlman. She was a member of the Gamble Creek band led by Kim Betts (daughter of the legendary Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers Band) where she and the band had the opportunity to open for Blue Oyster Cult, Wynonna Judd, Marshall Tucker, and Lonestar.
She is also an instructor at Rock Box School of Music in North Port.

Savannah also plays electric guitar on some of our tunes!

She brings a wealth of musical experience & superb vocals to our band!

She receives regular compliments from both touring & local musicians, as well as audience members!



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