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. 

Contact Jamie

 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

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

Feet Retreat: Contra dance weekend, Ellerbe, NC

Roanoke Railroader: Contra dance weekend

River Rendezvous: Contra Dance Weekend, Coshokton, OH 

Dancing with the G.O.D.S. Dance Weekend, Gainesville, FL

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

Our Lady of Mercy School: annual school musical

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

6/23-25: 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: TBA, Friday Night Dancers

7/30: TBA, Dancing Planet Contra

8/3: Pablo Regis de Oliveira, GEPPAC

8/10: Oasis Island Sounds, GEPPAC

8/11: TBA, Friday Night Dancers

8/17: Hula Monsters, GEPPAC

8/25: TBA, Friday Night Dancers

9/17: Larry Unger and Caroline McCaskey, Waltztime

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

9/29: Daybreak Trio, Friday Night Dancers

10/22: TBA, Dancing Planet Contra

10/27: Gigmeisters, Friday Night Dancers

10/29: Djangolaya, Waltztime

11/10: Veterans Day Concert, Silver Spring Town Center

11/19: Callithump, Waltztime

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

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

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!!)

Alchemy

Atlantic Crossing

Black Oranges

Bouncers

Brooklyn Swing Ensemble

Buddy System

Callithump

Clayfoot Strutters

Cloud 10

ContraForce

Contra Sutra

Contratopia

Contrazz

Corachree

Dam Beavers

Daybreak Trio

Dead Sea Squirrels

Devine Comedy

Elftones

Elixir

Eloise & Company

Euphor

Figments

Footloose

Froghammer

Gaslight Tinkers

Giant Robot Dance

Gigmeisters

Green Light Karma

Hot Coffee Breakdown

Hotpoint

Ivory Boys

KGB

Latter Day Lizards

Lift Ticket

Maivish

Mean Lids

Morrison Brothers Band

Night Watch

Nor’easter

Notorious

Olde Vienna (Strauss Ball)

Potent Brew

Rhapsody

Rhythm Raptors

Some Assembly

Steam

Stomp Rocket

Stringrays

Sugar Beat

Syncopaths

Terpsichore

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 .

dancingplanet@erols.com

301-466-3018

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

 

Recordings

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