Collective LA + San Juan Capistrano Summer Concert Series


Collective LA kicked off San Juan Capistrano’s Summer Concert Series in Historic Town Center Park, and it was an evening full of live music, dancing, local business expos and more!


Soultones + The Ranch at Laguna Beach


Gold Standard + Hotel Bel Air

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Gold Standard performed for a wedding planned by our friends at Belle Destinee at the always gorgeous Los Angeles venue, Hotel Bel Air.


Soultones + Toscana Country Club


Soultones handled all of the entertainment for this beautiful Indian Wells wedding at Toscana Country club. From the instrumental ceremony and cocktail hour, to the 10-piece dance band during the reception, it was truly a beautiful celebration!

Venue: Toscana Country Club | Live Band (ceremony & reception): Downbeat LA (Soultones)


Soultones + The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel


Soultones performed at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel for the American Cotton Shipper Convention.


DJ Live + Hudson Loft


Two brides are better than one! DJ Live made it their goal to make this wedding celebration unforgettable!

Planning: Events by Tiffany J | Venue: Hudson Loft | Live Band: Downbeat LA (DJ Live) | Florals: Walden Floral LA | Photography: Chuy Photography | Videography: Lyssa Prod | Officiant: LA Wedding Woman

AMFM + InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown


AMFM performed at the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities Gala at InterContinental Hotel in Downbeat Los Angeles. The evening was a huge success, all planned by our friends at Mendivil Events.

Gold Standard + Thacher School


Gold Standard’s second year in a row performing at Thacher School’s graduation celebration in Ojai!

DJ Live + Montage Beach Resort


Elite OC Productions went all out for this 60th birthday celebration at the Studio Restaurant at Montage Beach Resort in Laguna Beach. DJ Live kept party-goers dancing all night, see for yourself in the gallery below:

Planning: Elite OC Productions | Venue: Montage Beach Resort (Studio Restaurant) | Live Band: Downbeat LA (DJ Live) | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Production: McNally Enterprises (MEI, INC.) | Balloons: Ballonzilla | Florals: Paul Fenner Florals | Special Performers: Asher Entertainment | Ice Luge: Ice Bulb

Soultones + Terranea Resort


The A-List + Shady Canyon Golf Club


The A-List performed at this gorgeous outdoor wedding nestled in Shady Canyon, planned by our good friends at So Happi Together!


Planning: So Happi Together | Venue: Shady Canyon Golf Club | Band: Downbeat LA (The A-List) | Lighting: Amber Event Production | Wedding Cake: SusieCakes + MILK Bar | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photography: Caroline Yoon | Videography: Elysium Productions | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Florals: Marita Kawaguchi Florals | Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth | Food Truck: In N Out


TruBlu + Pelican Hill Resort


Downbeat LA’s jazz band TruBlu went all out for this private event at the always luxurious Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach.


Soultones + Hummingbird Nest Ranch

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Planning: Chloe + Mint | Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch | Live Band: Downbeat LA (Soultones) | Photography: Christy Johnston | Florals: The Little Branch | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Catering: Command Performance Catering | Wedding Gown: Sarah Seven | Cake: Big Sugar Bake Shop | Hair + Makeup: Chiali Meng Artistry

The A-List + Pasadena Masonic Temple

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Coordination: Events By Abel | Venue: Pasadena Masonic Temple | Band: Downbeat LA (The A-List) | Florals: Kreative Hands | Photography: Yair Haim | Videography: Light Up Video | Hair and Make Up: Kelly Zhang Studio


Solo Musicians, Acoustic Duos & Trios: The Best Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music


You’ve booked your dream band for your wedding reception, but what about the ceremony and cocktail hour music? We’ll admit, having great entertainment can be a wedding reception highlight but it’s also important to consider what music elements will be factored into other parts of the big day. Whether it’s a solo musician, an acoustic duo or trio, having live music to accompany a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour are key.

Wedding Ceremony Ensemble Recommendations: Light, beautiful instrumentals

  • String Quartet (Dolce)

  • Solo Guitarist

  • Solo Pianist

Cocktail Hour Music Recommendations: Acoustic yet lively arrangements with vocals

  • Acoustic Duo (Singer + Acoustic Guitar or Singer + Piano)

  • Acoustic Trio (2 Singers + Acoustic Guitar/Piano or Singer + Acoustic Guitar/Piano + Cajón)

Instrumental versions of your favorite song(s) can be played as guests enter and as you walk down the aisle. And after the “I Do’s”, there’s nothing better than listening and singing along to live music as you sip cocktails and mingle with your favorite people. Downbeat LA offers these add-ons with every dance band booking, so make sure your choice in entertainment can cover all the bases for the big day!


DJ Live + Parker Palm Springs


When our friend and planner from Elite OC Productions wants to party with DJ Live at her own wedding, WE MAKE IT HAPPEN! What an incredible Parker Palm Springs celebration:

Planning + Design: The Lynden Lane Co. | Venue: Parker Palm Springs | Band: Downbeat LA (DJ Live) | Photography: Katherine Ann Rose | Cinematography: Our Story Creative | Lighting: Amber Event Production | Florals: Paul Fenner Floral Design | Rentals: Hire Elegance + Above The Top Party Rentals | Tabletop: Signature Party Rentals | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Hair + Make Up: Design Visage | Neon Sign: Brite Lite Tribe

Soultones + Descanso Gardens


Planning: Demaray Events | Venue: Descanso Gardens | Live Band: Downbeat LA (Soultones) | Photography: Sanford Creative | Florals: Valerie Jurado | Catering: Patina Catering | Rentals: Dolphin Event Services | Signage: Simply Stated Stationery | Wedding Cakes: Milk Bar Store + Susie Cakes Bakery

AMFM + [AV] Irvine


Planning & Coordination: Cloud29 | Venue: [AV] Irvine | Live Band: Downbeat LA (AMFM) | Photography: D. Park Photography | Florals: Lace & Stems | Hair and Makeup: Kelly Tran Artistry | Catering: 24 Carrots | Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes