Frequently Asked Questions

How long should the band play for?

Nashville/Broadway-based bands typically work 4 straight hours, which is the industry standard length of time we quote a price around. That said, most events and weddings require time for speeches and other formalities. We will work closely with you to contour the bands performance around the needs of your event so that music is played only during the best, and appropriate times.

What happens if/when the band takes a break?

Nashville/Broadway-based bands typically work 4 straight hours, which is the industry standard length of time we quote a price around. That said, most events and weddings require time for speeches and other formalities. We will work closely with you to contour the bands performance around the needs of your event so that music is played only during the best, and appropriate times.

When it comes to music, I like everything. How do I choose the right music?

M.I.N.E. will work directly with you on this detail. Though we generally start from a country music foundation, Nashville musicians specialize in covering many styles of music (Blues, Rock, Pop, and some Hip/Hop and R&B). Here’s a tip: Start with 5 artist/bands you love, while also accounting for things you don’t like. We will go over that list with you and, shape the event to your specific needs, wants, and tastes.

What are the steps for booking a M.I.N.E. band?

1. Answer our brief survey: This will help us establish our relationship, and begin to get an idea of what you’re looking for.

2. The Quote: To help us establish this, please provide as much detail as is possible at the time. We know this can be difficult, at first. We do everything possible not to change a quote after it has been provided, unless an important event detail is changed. Examples of this are:

  • Changing the venue—either the place, town, or both.
  • Extending the time of the event after the initial quote
  • Changing the bands set-up time significantly earlier or later. We can generally allow of an hour earlier or later, if needed.
  • Changing from a daytime to a night-time wedding or event

3. The Deposit: We ask for 20% of the total cost in advance to reserve the event date and time for you. We will arrange for payment through a method that works best for you (Venmo, Paypal, Check, Direct Deposit, or Bank Transfer). Please note: The deposit is non-refundable within 30 days of the event date.

4. Details and Scheduling: Leading up to the event MINE will work closely with you to coordinate every detail. We’d suggest having all details finalized 2 weeks prior to the event.

5. Final Confirmation and Contract Signing: We will have you sign off on all details 7 to 14 days prior to event—or earlier, if possible. The final contract ensures both sides are ready to move forward. From there, we arrive on the planned date, and have an incredible time.

6. Final Payment: After the final confirmation of the event details are established, we ask that final payments be secured at least 4-7 days prior to the event. Due to the busy nature of these events we discourage working out these details during or directly after the event. Please note: Final payments cannot be refunded. Further notes about this will be included in the M.I.N.E. performance contract.

If the night is still going strong, can the band keep playing?

This can generally be worked out with the group’s frontman/frontwoman in the form of an extra “tip” for the band. This can ensure we don’t lose the momentum of a great party. Please make sure that the extra time is permitted by the venue’s management to avoid issues with any laws, rules, or regulations.

Band meals and other considerations.

Due to the long travel and set-up time required for these events, we ask the hosts to provide a meal for the band at a table in the main room. Of course, details for this can be arranged during the event planning stage.