The Sound Guy


Sound reinforcement is an invisible art.

It's best when you don't notice it.

Jamie Platt provides high quality sound reinforcement services for concerts, dances, dance camps, festivals, and special events in the Washington, DC-area and beyond. He can provide equipment for multiple venues. His prices are very competitive. Some of his satisified, repeat customers include:






Folklore Society of Greater Washington: Washington Folk Festival, FSGW Minifest, Contrastock, FSGW concerts and dances

Silver Spring Town Center: concerts, festivals, special events

FootFall Dance Weekend: Camp Louise, September

Friday Night Dancers: Contra dancing at Glen Echo Park

Waltz Time: Sunday afternoon waltzing at Glen Echo Park

Flying Feet Productions: Swing dances: Glen Echo Park.

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture: special events

Florida Snow Ball: Contra dance weekend, January

Knoxville Dance Weekend (Cabin Fever), Contra dance weekend, February

Spring Dance Romance: Contra dance weekend, Ellerbe, NC

Feet Retreat: Contra dance weekend, Ellerbe, NC

Roanoke Railroader: Contra dance weekend, July

River Rendezvous: Coshokton, OH July

World Village Music and Dance: International Music and Dance Weekend, Labor Day

Berea Christmas Country Dance School (Berea, KY) December

CDSS Dance Music and Spice: Michigan, August

English Trifle: English dance weekend, May

Tango Brilliante: Milangas at Glen Echo Park

Our Lady of Mercy School: annual school musical


Sound calendar--see links, above:


January 4: Party at Glen Echo Ballroom Back Room with Dance Du Jour.

January 4: Flying Feet swing dance with Seth Kibel Quintet

January 17: Friday Night Dance with The Bouncers

January 19: WaltzTime with Waltzing Stars Trio

January 19: FSGW contra with CounterCurrent

January 24-26: Florida Snowball with Cloud 10 and Stomp Rocket

Febriary 1: FSGW Minifest

February 2: FSGW contra with Elke and Paul

February 7-9: Cabin Fever (Knoxville) with Ripples and Polaris

February 15: Flying Feet swing dance with The Eric Felten Jump 7.

February 16: WaltzTime with Some Assembly

February 21-23: Dancing with the GODS, Gainsville, FL with Dam Beavers and Contra Sutra

Februaryt 28: Friday Night Dance with Contratopia

March 1: WaltzTime with Contratopia

March 1: FSGW contra Sugar Beat

March 2: Tango Brilliante with La Juan de Arienzo

March 4: Glen Echo Folk Dancers: Baba Marta Celebration with Lyuti Chushki

March 13: Friday Night Dance with Glen Echo Open Band--canceled

March 15: FSGW contra with Tea and Honey--canceled

March 20: Friday Night Dance with Morrison Brothers --canceled

March 22: FSGW contra Waverly Station--canceled

April 4: Private event- canceled

April 19: WaltzTime with Tim Ball Trio- canceled

April 19: FSGW contra TBA- canceled

April 24-26: Spring Dance Romance with Ripples and J-Walk- canceled

May 2: WaltzTime Strauss Ball with Olde Vienna- canceled

May 3: FSGW contra TBA- canceled

May 9: FSGW English Country Ball- canceled

May 17: Tanac music and dance performance, Slayton Hall, Columbia, MD.- canceled

May 22: Capital Blues TBA- canceled

May 23-25: English Trifle ( Camp Airy, Thurmont, MD)- canceled

May 30-31: Washington Folk Festival- canceled

May 31: FSGW contra TBA- canceled

June 6: Private event- canceled

June 13: Private event at Glen Echo Park- canceled

June 13: Flying Feet swing dance Professor Cunningham and his Old School - canceled

June 20: GEPPAC swing dance: - canceled

June 21: WaltzTime with Waltz Sisters- canceled

June 21: FSGW contra - canceled

July 2-5: Roanoke Railroader: Gaslight Tinkers and Toss the Possum

July 11: Flying Feet swing dance TBA

July 17-19: River Rendezvous (Coshocton, OH) with Hotpoint and Toss the Possum - canceled

August 1: Flying Feet swing dance TBA

August 9-16: CDSS Music, Dance, and Spice (Lexington, MI) - canceled

August 23: Harvest Moon Festival, Silver Spring Town Center

September 4-7: World Village Music and Dance and FootFall

October 4: WaltzTime with Backroads Band

October 17: GEPPAC swing dance TBA

October 31: GEPPAC swing dance TBA

November 1: WaltzTime with Maivish

November 14: Flying Feet swing dance

November 15: WaltzTime with Gigmeisters

November 21: GEPPAC swing dance TBA

December 19: Flying Feet swing dance

December 26-31: Christmas Country Dance School

















Watch for additional music and dance events









Contra Dance Band Links (A partial listing of bands I have worked with at dance weekends and local dances. Hire these guys; they're great!!)

Atlantic Crossing

Avant Gardeners

Cabaret Sauvignon

Clayfoot Strutters


Contra Sutra







Eloise & Company


Floor Play


Free Raisins


Gaslight Tinkers

Giant Robot Dance


Great Bear Trio

Great Bear 6.0

Green Light Karma

Hot Coffee Breakdown

Hotpoint Stringband

Ivory Boys


Latter Day Lizards

Lift Ticket


Mean Lids

Morrison Brothers Band

Night Watch



Olde Vienna (Strauss Ball)

Pete's Posse


Rhythm Raptors

Sligo Creek Stompers



Ti Acadie

WakeUp Robin

Wild Asparagus

Wild Rumpus





For more information, get more references, or obtain an estimate, contact Jamie .


Other Bands

Boilermaker Jazz Band

Big Boy Little

Brave Combo

Daryl Davis Band

Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra

Halley Schoenberg

Josh Fialkoff

Jesse Lege

Lush Life

The Natty Beaux

Michael Gamble's Rhythm Seranadors

Clarence "Bluesman" Turner

Gordon Webster



Giant Robot Dance
Spontaneous Animation

Jesse Lége & Joel Savoy
Live at Glen Echo

Brave Combo
Live at Blob's Park



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