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

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

Berea Christmas Country Dance School (Berea, KY) December

English Trifle: English dance weekend, Memorial Day weekend

Tango Brilliante: Milongas at Glen Echo Park

Winter Warmup, Ohio, December

Eric Felten Orchestra swing music

Sound calendar 2024

1/7: High Drive, Waltztime

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

1/20: Oksana Mukha and Oleksandr Bozhyk, Benefit concert, St. Andrews Ukrainian Church

1/21: Larry Unger and Friends: Waltztime

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

2/19: Concert, Estonian Society,  Latvian Church, Rockville.

2/23: Kingfisher, Friday Night Dance

2/25: Dam Beavers with Janine Smith: Dancing Planet Contra

3/3: Private Event: Melwood

3/6: Baba Marta Party with Lyuti Chushki, Glen Echo Folk Dancers

3/13: Private event with Daryl Davis Band

3/17: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. – 2024 Talent Hunt

3/22: Dead Sea Squirrels, Friday Night Dance

3/24: Rhys Jones and friends w Will Mentor, Dancing Planet Contra

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

4/5: Open Band, Friday Night Dance 50th Anniversary

4/7: Djangolaya Trio, Waltztime

4/13: Svetlana and the Delancey 5, Gottaswing, Glen Echo

4/14: Barn Dance, FSGW

4/19: Froghammer, Friday Night Dance

4/20: Benefit Dance, Claggett Center

4/23: Setup for musical

4/27: Carousel Day, GEPPAC

4/27: Strauss Ball, Waltztime

4/28: The French Connection, Balfolk and Contra: Dancing Planet Contra

5/5: Balkan Festival, Glen Echo Park

5/12: Djangolaya, Ballroom Dance, Glen Echo Park

5/18: Tnek Jazz, GEPPAC Gala

5/19: Callithump, Waltztime

5/19: Tango Orquestra La Tipica Messiez at Glen Echo

5/24: Cojiro, Friday Night Dance

5/25-27: English Trifle Dance Weekend

5/31: Boneshakers, Friday Night Dance

5/31: Airport 77, Glen Echo

6/2: Ruben Moreno and the Zydeco Re-evolution, Glen Echo Park.

6/8: Private event, Melwood

6/9: Go Figure, Waltztime

6/13: Clarence Turner Blues Band, GEPPAC concert

6/14: Ginatones, Friday Night Dance

6/16: Alexander Mitchell and friends with Michael Karcher, Dancing Planet Contra

6/20: Charm City Junction, GEPPAC concert

6/22: Pride Day Celebration, GEPPAC

6/23: Machaya, private event

6/28: Coracree, Friday Night Dance

6/29: private event

6/30: Maryland Heritage Day, Glen Echo Park

7/4-7: Latter Day Lizards, Toss the Possum w Will Mentor, Gaye Fifer, Emily Rush, Roanoke Railroader

7/11: Pablo Regis, GEPPAC concert

7/12: Glen Echo Open Band, Friday Night Dance

7/14: FSGW Picnic/Barn Dance

7/21: Gyrations, Waltztime, Glen Echo

7/25: James Bazen Big Band, GEPPAC concert

7/26: Playing With Fyre, Friday Night Dance

7/28: Playing with Fyre with Timothy Klein,  Dancing Planet Contra

8/4: Devine Comedy, Waltztime

8/9: The Orphans, Friday Night Dance

8/15: Ruthie and the Wranglers, GEPPAC concert

8/17: TBA, Swing dance, GEPPAC

8/18: Gigmeisters, Waltztime

8/22: Zedicus, GEPPAC concert

8/25: High Drive with Scott Higgs, Dancing Planet Contra

9/1: Zydeco, GEPPAC

9/6: Wombat Crossing, Friday Night Dance

9/13: Glen Echo Open Band, Friday Night Dance

9/15: Starling with Mary Wesley, Dancing Planet Contra

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

9/27: Joy Factor, Friday Night Dance

9/29: Echo Arts Festival, GEPPAC

10/4: Sycamore, Friday Night Dance

10/6: TBA, Waltztime

10/13: Private event

10/20: Contrastock

10/27: Froghammer w Caroline Barnes, Dancing Planet Contra

10/27: Zydeco, GEPPAC

11/20-23: Musical, Our Sisters of Mercy School

11/24: Waverly Station, Dancing Planet Contra

12/6-8, Notorious, Hollertones, Winter Warmup, Coshockten, OH

12/14:  Transcendental Light Orchestra, concert, Glen Echo Park

12/15: TBA, Waltztime

12/26-31: Berea Christmas Country Dance School

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