There’s no better feeling than seeing the look of love when a couple's friends and family join them on the dance floor. That feeling is why we love what we do.
Whether you prefer traditional music, classical songs, or modern tunes, we can work with you to set the perfect tone for your day. Ask us for a Free Demo Pack to hear for yourself.
Start the party off right with a jazz quartet or acoustic trio to accompany your cocktail hour.
This is where we really shine - amazing dance parties are how the Nola Dukes Band have earned their fantastic reputation! We pride ourselves on our high energy, flawless performance–it’s all about great preparation and a genuine love for what we do to ensure you have the best night of your life.
We want you to love the music!
We pride ourselves on knowing just what to play and when to play it. It isn't enough just to fill your dance floor - we want you to love the music! We'll create a set list based on your musical preferences to ensure that every song from the start of the day until you drive away together as a married couple is tailored especially for you. Or, if you prefer, just leave it all up to us.
- Second Line
- Funk & Motown
- Top 40
Let’s keep things organized.
We offer a unique online planning system which allows you to customize your day-of schedule and playlist–and update it as many times as you like leading up to the wedding. This means more control and less stress.
Choosing your investment
Whether you’re hosting a backyard soirée or a black-tie bash, we’re here to help you find the perfect band for your event, from a 3 piece to a 14 piece! Explore some of our pricing examples below:
Small Event Specials
Don’t miss out on great music! Ask about our reduced-size options, including: Ceremony Performance Only, Cocktail Performance Only, DJ Services, DJ+Musician Hybrid (Guitar, Keys, Sax, you name it!).Inquire
3-4 Piece Band
A three to four piece band is perfect for an intimate soirée or cocktail party where the music’s primary purpose is to create a relaxed, conversational ambience. Customize the instruments to fit your vision.Inquire
5 Piece Band
Get your party started with a five piece band and guarantee your guests will be dancing all night.Inquire
7 Piece Band
Bring the house down with our most popular band size. Perfect for party lovers!Inquire
9 Piece Band
A rocking band to get your party roaring! The full horn section will elevate your event.Inquire
Pricing may vary based on date, location, logistics and customization.
Cake Spot Light
Custom Monogram Light
Jazz Trio (1 Hour) $475 per hour
Includes a 3-piece jazz band for 45 minutes to 1-hour of music plus set-up in a separate location from the reception. Ideal for extended cocktail time, this add-on kicks off your event with the perfect amount of sophistication! *Pricing only applies when a band is also included in the booking. Please inquire for specialty musician requests (e.g. harp, string quartet) as pricing may vary.
MC Service $130
Our MC will eloquently escort your guests through the evening by making announcements to help keep your guests informed and your event timeline on track. Special Announcements may include: First Dance, Parent Dances, Dinner Service, Cake Cutting, Bouquet Toss, Last Call, Photo Ops, Final Dance, & More. Our MC will follow your schedule and touch base with your other vendors on the night to help ensure the event runs smoothly.
DJ Set (1 Hour) $300
Includes a 1 hour post-reception professional DJ set and a DJ during band breaks. This add-on is ideal for large events lasting more than 4 hours. (Please note that iPod playlists during band breaks are included in all band packages.) *Pricing only applies when a band is also included in the booking.
Basic Lighting $550
Includes 2 lighting trees with 10 high-powered LED lights to highlight the stage or dance floor and elevate the ambience.
Premium Sound $500
Includes an on-site professional production technician and premium sound support. This is our industrial level of sound support and is recommended for all events with 400+ guests or for large bands of 12+ musicians.
Flexible Date $500
Haven’t decided on a date? Our Flexible Date add on is perfect for those who want to secure the band for their event while still finalizing plans. This is ideal for corporate clients working around multiple vendor schedules or for our free-spirited wedding & event clients!
T&C’s:This add-on must be purchased within 2 weeks of your deposit date. If you need to change your date, you must inform your band at least 3 months before your new event date to guarantee availability. One date change is included in this price. While we will do our best to accommodate, vocalists cannot be guaranteed on re-bookings. Peak season dates are not included.
Dates Not Included:
Some Bands & Artists We’ve Performed With:
- Aaron Neville
- Allen Toussaint
- Blind Boys Of Alabama
- Dee Dee Bridgewater
- Delfeayo Marsalis
- Edwin McCain
- Eric Lindell
- G Love
- Geroge Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic
- Glen David Andrews
- Jean Knight
- Marc Broussard
- Michael Buble
- New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
- Snarky Puppy
- St Paul & The Broken Bones
- Stevie Wonder
- Sturgill Simpson
- Tedeschi Trucks Band
- The Temptations
So incredibly fun!!
This band was so incredibly fun!! We could not have asked for a better time with the NOLA Dukes! I think all our guest would agree fully! We all danced so much and were so sweaty from it but no one cared because they were having such a great time! I absolutely would have picked them all over again!
The perfect wedding band
The NOLA Dukes are truly the perfect wedding band. They're amazing musicians, they look cool, and Randi did everything to ensure that our wedding reception was a success. We couldn't be happier with our decision to hire them. It was an easy decision and an easy process. Our guests (and even the staff at our venue) were praising the band all night and the dance floor was full from start to finish. They played a great mix of classic and contemporary songs, and they weren't cheesy in the least. No regrets!
Randi and the Nola Dukes were AMAZING! We checked them out beforehand at the Little Gem after debating for a long time on our band choice, and were so relieved once we saw them play. We knew we would book them right away! Our guests kept saying how great the band was. Randi and the band did a beautiful custom rendition of our first dance song. Everyone had a great time, the sound level was perfect. Randi was one of the most organized vendors I worked with throughout the planning process. I also really enjoyed being able to choose how many band members to accommodate our budget (we ended up splurging a little bit on 8 members and it was a great choice; they have an option for everyone). Thanks so much! We love y'all!
Total professionals and a joy to work with
From the planning to execution stages, NOLA Dukes were total professionals and a joy to work with. The playlist they prepared was the perfect fit for my wedding, and the whole crowd loved it! The band even had the most conservative members of my family on the dance floor! I couldn't have been more pleased with NOLA Dukes.
We would recommend them to anyone
Nola Dukes is such a great band to work with! We were lucky to see them twice beforehand at some friends' weddings and fell in love with their energy and range of songs they could play. Randi is very easy to communicate with and discuss how you want the night to flow. The band is excellent at reading the crowd and playing songs that keep people moving on the dance floor. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a great band at a great rate...they are the best!
We recently hired Nola Dukes Band to play for a customer event in New Orleans for our company! Great band and truly awesome to work with!
They made our reception a blast
Nola Dukes were fabulous! They handled all their planning on their own which helped me have one less thing to stress about. They were able to play all of our song selections for both the ceremony and reception, and everyone kept asking us who the band was! They had so much energy and made our reception a blast. Would HIGHLY recommend for your next event!!
Everyone was on the dance floor
My husband and I love Nola Dukes, they rocked the house. They are just such a great band to work with, and Randi was so very helpful in helping plan out our reception. We got nothing but compliments from our guests and everyone was on the dance floor all night long. We highly recommend the Dukes for your wedding.
We danced all night long
NOLA Dukes were AMAZING!!! Absolutely fabulous band!! And sooo fun to dance to!! Randi was wonderful to work with and made sure to understand what we wanted from both the ceremony and the reception. She was easy to get in touch with and very well organized. Our actual wedding was fantastic-- we had their pianist play classical music for the ceremony, which was beautiful, and then the band hit it for the reception! They read the crowd just right, and we danced and danced all night long!! Randi also MC'ed for announcing cake cutting and getting the speeches going, which was really wonderful. All of my friends said it was the best wedding band they had ever heard, and I would definitely agree!! So grateful we decided on NOLA Dukes because we had the most fun reception!!!!!!
A guaranteed good time
I recently had the genuine pleasure of seeing the NOLA Dukes play live at a wedding at The Republic in New Orleans. They were absolutely fantastic and could not have been more professional. The set list was perfect. They were absolutely charming and personable and their sound could not have been better! Top to bottom I was very impressed. If you are looking for a guaranteed good time, a packed dance floor, and genuinely nice people to work with, this is your band!
Nola Dukes was so much fun to not only experience but also to work with leading up to event. Randi is so easy to get in touch with and discuss the music for your evening. They are tremendously talented and so great at playing music that caters toward what you want and what will keep your crowd moving. We could not have been more pleased with the final result! Everyone we spoke to asked about the band because they were such great performers. We truly love Nola Dukes and would recommend to anyone looking for a great band…
NOLA Dukes can do it all
My now-husband found these guys because he was in charge of music; both because he’s much pickier in this arena than I am, and also because I really have no idea what I’m talking about. I loved being able to go see them play at Little Gems Saloon ahead of time, and I immediately loved their energy and allllll the options working with them offered. We started looking early and considered many bands, but we kept coming back to NOLA Dukes. We couldn’t find the energy or options anywhere else. Once we started working with Randi, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt we had made the right choice, and it was worth every penny. Randi walked the two of us through every step, brought up things we had never thought of and provided solutions, added a second-line band and took care of all city permitting and PO organizing, helped us figure out ceremony music last minute when we had no idea what we wanted, added an extra horn when my husband decided he couldn’t live without one at a NOLA wedding...all in all, incredibly helpful, thoughtful, kind, supportive, proactive, easy to reach and the end result was amazing. Our guests had an unforgettable time and nearly a month later folks are still getting in touch to tell us how amazing it all was. I’d go with these guys over and over and over again. If you’re not sure what you’re doing and want someone to walk you through things, or if you know exactly what you want, NOLA Dukes can do it all and we are so so grateful to have booked them, worked with them, and have them do our wedding absolutely perfectly.
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