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. 

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 Some of his satisfied, 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

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

Feet Retreat: Contra dance weekend, Ellerbe, NC

Roanoke Railroader: Contra dance weekend

River Rendezvous: Contra Dance Weekend, Coshokton, OH 

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

Berea Christmas Country Dance School (Berea, KY) December

English Trifle: English dance weekend, Memorial Day weekend

Tango Brilliante: Milongas at Glen Echo Park

New Columbia Swing, swing dances

Eric Felten Orchestra swing music

Sound calendar 2023

1/15: Djangolaya, Waltztime

1/20: Sugar Beat, Friday Night Dancers

1/27-29: Dam Beavers, Gaslight Tinkers Florida Snowball

2/3: Kolodner Beller Quartet, Friday Night Dancers

2/4: Jazz Quartet at Mr. Henrys, Capitol Hill

2/5: Devine Comedy, Waltztime

2/10-12: Gigmeisters, Playing with Fyre: Cabin Fever, Knoxville, TN

2/17: Rambling House, Friday Night Dancers

2/19: Valse Impressions, Waltztime

3/1: Lyuti Chushki, Baba Marta Celebration, Glen Echo Folk Dancers

3/4: Dawn Til Dusk, Washington Estonian Society

3/5: Daybreak Trio, Waltztime

3/10: Glen Echo Open Band, Friday Night Dancers

3/11 Monobloco (Brazil), EducArte, Glen Echo Park

3/12: Family Dance, FSGW, Glen Echo Park

3/18: Battle of the Bands: The Natty Beaux vs. Rock-a-Sonics, Gotta Swing, Glen Echo

3/19: Mu Nu Talent Hunt Competition

3/31: Pilzer/Weiss, Friday Night Dancers

4/1: Private event, Melwood

4/1: Bitter Dose Combo, New Columbia Swing, Glen Echo 

4/2: Waverly Station, WaltzTime

4/7: Dead Sea Squirrels, Friday Night Dancers

4/8: Wedding Vendor exhibition, GEPPAC

4/15: Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra, private event.

4/16: Djangolaya, WaltzTime

4/16: Washington Revels concert, Glen Echo

4/18: School musical setup, St. Mary’s Catholic Church

4/21: Faux Paws, Friday Night Dance, Glen Echo

4/28: Friedman, Barthine, O’Brien, Friday Night Dance, Glen Echo

4/29: Carousel Day, Glen Echo Park

4/29: Olde Vienna, Strauss Ball, Glen Echo

4/30: Handspring, Dancing Planet Contra

5/5: Private event, Glen Echo Park

5/6: English Ball, FSGW

5/11: Private event, American Friends of Georgia

5/12: Glen Echo Open Band, Friday Night Dance

5/21: Wyndream, Waltztime, Glen Echo

5/27-29: Trifle English Dance Weekend, Camp Louise

6/2: Are We There Yet?: Friday Night Dance, Glen Echo

6/3-4: Washington Folk Festival

6/6-15: NA

6/16: TBA: Friday Night Dance, Glen Echo

6/17: Private event, Melwood

6/17: Girls from Mars, Gottaswing, Glen Echo

6/18: Sugar Beat, Waltztime

6/20: private event

6/23-25: Gigmeisters, Critton Hollow, Larry Unger and friends, American Buffalo Weekend, Buffalo Gap Camp

6/29: Ruthie and the Wranglers, GEPPAC

7/6: King Street Bluegrass, GEPPAC

7/7: Petrichord, Friday Night Dance

7/9: Taylor Among the Devils, Waltztime 

7/13: Dixie Power Trio, GEPPAC

7/14-16: Hot Coffee Meltdown, Playing with Fyre, River Rendezvous, Coshocton, OH

7/23: Karen Collins and Backroads Band, Waltztime

7/28: Box and Strings, Friday Night Dancers

7/30: Gaye Fifer with Dave Wiesler and Miranda Weinberg, Dancing Planet Contra

8/3: Pablo Regis de Oliveira, GEPPAC

8/5: Batida Diferente, Mr. Henry’s, DC

8/10: Oasis Island Sounds, GEPPAC

8/11: Contranella, Friday Night Dancers

8/17: Hula Monsters, GEPPAC

8/24: private event

8/25: TBA, Friday Night Dancers, Some Assembly

9/2-3: GEPPAC Labor Day Festival

9/10: Family Dance, Glen Echo Park, FSGW

9/16: Private event

9/17: Larry Unger and Caroline McCaskey, Waltztime

9/17: Larry Unger and Caroline McCaskey, Dancing Planet Contra

9/22-24: Faux Paws, Playing with Fyre, Feet Retreat, NC

9/29: Daybreak Trio, Friday Night Dancers

10/1: Glen Echo Arts Fest

10/6: Last Chance Saloon Band, Friday Night Dancers

10/7: Batida Diferente, Mr. Henry’s DC

10/8: Democratic Womens Club of Montgomery Council, Glen Echo Park

10/8: Family Dance, FSGW

10/15: ContraStock, FSGW

10/20: Handspring, Friday Night Dancers

10/21: Art Deco Society of Washington, Glen Echo Park

10/21: Con Brio, Fall Ball, Ballroom Dance, Glen Echo Park

10/22: Gigmeisters, Dancing Planet Contra

10/27: Gigmeisters, Friday Night Dancers

10/29: Djangolaya, Waltztime

11/3: BOW, Friday Night Dancers

11/18: Private event, Glen Echo Park

11/19: Callithump, Waltztime

11/24: Gyrations, Friday Night Dancers

12/1-3: Hot Coffee Breakdown and Rosenthorn, Winter Warmup, Worthington, OH

12/8: special event, Melwood

12/10: Go Figure, Ballroom Dance

12/17: Celtic Christmas Concert, St. Andrew’s Church, Burke, VA

12/19: Celtic Christmas Concert, Church of Ascencion, Silver Spring, MD

12/26-12/31: Christmas Country Dance School, Berea, KY


1/14: Wiesler, Weinberg, and Rose with Gaye Fifer, Dancing Planet Contra

1/26-28: Nova, Kingfisher, Janine Smith and Will Mentor, Florida Snowball, Gulfport

2/2: Rachel Eddy and friends, Friday Night Dance

2/9-11: Baba Yaga’s Brew, Hot Coffee Breakdown, Tim Klein, Cabin Fever, Oakridge, TN

2/16: Aubrey and Pilzer, Friday Night Dance

2/23: Kingfisher, Friday Night Dance

2/25: TBA Dancing Planet Contra

3/22: Dead Sea Squirrels, Friday Night Dance

3/24: TBA, Dancing Planet Contra

3/29: Are We There Yet? Friday Night Dance

4/19: Froghammer, Friday Night Dance

4/27: Carousel Day, GEPPAC

4/27: Strauss Ball, Waltztime

4/28: Dancing Planet Contra

5/5: Balkan Festival, Glen Echo Park

5/12: Djangolaya, Ballroom Dance

5/25-27: Trifle English Dance Weekend

6/1-2: Washington Folk Festival, FSGW

6/16: Dancing Planet Contra

6/23: Machaya, private event

7/4-7: Latter Day Lizards, Toss the Possum, Roanoke Railroader, Roanoke, VA

7/28: Dancing Planet Contra: Playing with Fyre

8/25: Dancing Planet Contra

9/15: Dancing Planet Contra

9/20-22: Dam Beavers, Hotpoint, Bob Isaacs, Emily Rush, Feet Retreat, NC

10/13: Private event

10/20: Contrastock

10/27: Dancing Planet Contra

11/24: Dancing Planet Contra


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

Black Oranges


Brooklyn Swing Ensemble

Buddy System


Clayfoot Strutters

Cloud 10


Contra Sutra




Dam Beavers

Daybreak Trio

Dead Sea Squirrels

Devine Comedy



Eloise & Company





Gaslight Tinkers

Giant Robot Dance


Green Light Karma

Hot Coffee Breakdown


Ivory Boys


Latter Day Lizards

Lift Ticket


Mean Lids

Morrison Brothers Band

Night Watch



Olde Vienna (Strauss Ball)

Potent Brew


Rhythm Raptors

Some Assembly


Stomp Rocket


Sugar Beat



Ti Acadie

Toss the Possum

Trio Con Brio

Triple Helix

Uncle Farmer

WakeUp Robin

Waltz Impressions

Waltz Magic

Waltz Sisters

Waltz Wizards

Waltzing Stars

Waverly Station



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

Toss the Possum 
Live at Railroader