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Welcome to fall and winter with Smackwater 2019 and our latest news! 

 The 2019 schedule has been great! Our fall has been awesome, we met new people and played at some new venues.  You'll be seeing us in some familiar venues and events and in some new ones this fall and winter. We have teamed up also with the Desiard Plaza Centre in Monroe, LA. GiGi Harvey and her crew are putting on some great events at this beautiful event venue.  The 2nd Annual Harvey's Block Party & Street Dance in downtown Monroe in November was a huge success! Lots of people came out, the weather was cold but the music and dancing were hot! And we are excited to be playing for our first time at the Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights! People attend this annually from all over the U.S. We'll be on the main stage, Saturday, December 14 4:30-7:00 pm just before the huge fireworks show.   We are very excited to be playing once again for Harvey's Dance Hall New Year's Eve Dance. It will be held at the Woodmen of the World Lodge on US Highway 80 east in Monroe, LA. $25 per person. It is BYOB and you can also bring your own food and snacks. Set ups and champagne for a midnight toast will be provided. This will be the biggest New Years Eve party in the region so make your plans to be there! Some dates are still open for Christmas parties! Call me! Check our schedule out for dates, 2020 dates are already rolling in, come see us and support live music!



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SWB CALENDAR

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​11.2.19 Harvey's Hall Street Block Party & Street Dance. Downtown Monroe, LA

11.8.19 Peppers Bar & Grill. West Monroe, LA

11.9.19 The Back Bar at El Toro. Ruston, LA

11.15.19 Sam's Town Casino. Shreveport, LA

​11.16.19 Sam's Town Casino. Shreveport, LA

11.23.19 Papito's Mexican Grill. Madison, MS

12.14.19 Natchitoches Christmas Festival. Natchitoches, LA

​12.28.19 Private. Monroe, LA

12.31.19 New Years Eve Party. with Harvey's Dance Hall. Woodmen of The World Lodge. Monroe, LA Open to the public. TBA

1.4.20 Peppers Bar & Grill. West Monroe, LA

​1.11.20 Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Ball

​Springhill, LA

1.25.20 Ponchatoulas. Ruston,. LA

2.14.18 ON HOLD

2.15.20 Krewe of Camelot Mardi Gras Ball. Alexandria, LA

​3.7.20 Enoch's. Monroe, LA

4.4.20 Franklin Parish Catfish Festival. Winnsboro, LA

5.5.20 Papito's Cinco De Mayo! Madison, MS

5.9.20 Peppers Bar & Grill. West Monroe, LA


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BAND REVIEWs


Everyone loved your band. You guys are fantastic! Y'all are at a whole other level that a lot of the local talent. I was very impressed with y'all's sound. I wasted my 20's seeing hundreds of shows around the country and have run bars with live music the last 15 years. I used to play all the time myself. I have a discerning ear to say the least, You guys are able to make some magic happen on stage. Looking forward to the next gig. 

Eric, owner and manager of the Back bar at El Toro. Ruston LA



The Smack Water Band was the absolute best. They played for my daughter's wedding reception. I had several people ask their name and where we found them. We had all ages and all ages enjoyed them. Steve was my contact person and he was easy to work with, aiming to please, which they did and very professional. I do highly recommend Smack Water. I just can't say enough good about them.

Beesley-Braswell wedding 1/19/19

Vicksburg, MS



Thank you for such an awesome job last night! Your band was amazing and enjoyed by everyone! I will definitely refer you to others. I will also keep you on my list to use again for another event"! 

J. Story Magnolia, Arkansas

Brasher wedding reception. September 29, 2018


"The band was/is outstanding! They do it like they love what they're doing. That puts them on top in all aspects! All of the guests loved them and raved about them. Everyone had a good time. Good people with good music, We will have them back"

Diane M.

Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Krewe. August 2018


These guys were just fantastic all around! Couldn't have asked for a better group to perform for our special day. Professionalism was shown from the first inquiry on booking these guys until the last song last night!

Cason Pyles October 29, 2017

Pyles-Masters wedding. Natchez, MS


Our wedding was the week of May 20th and our original band cancelled on us the week of (that Tuesday) due to an emergency surgery the lead singer had to undergo that Wednesday. Total panic on my end as the bride, right? I contacted Smackwater and Smackwater responded so quickly and through their sincerity and understanding we booked them on Wednesday (3 days before our wedding). They were a Godsend! They were a true blessing and a BLAST to have play at our reception! Better than we could have EVER dreamed or hoped for! To each and every member, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

Aly & Pete Scott wedding. Vicksburg, MS


I'm still getting compliments on the band. They were amazing! Everything worked out perfect! 

Laurie Champion, brides mother. Taz Alias- Mary Champion wedding. Belzoni, MS


We booked Smackwater for our Christmas party and boy did they deliver!!! They are awesome! They were friendly, professional and accommodating. The staff were talking about how much they enjoyed them! I'd definitely recommend them!!

Adrian Williams

Serenity Springs Specialty Hospital


Landry Vineyards customers have thoroughly enjoyed the performances of the Smackwater band. Smackwater performs a variety of hits from the past that resonate with our customers. Their music and performance appeals to a very wide group of people of all ages and cultural background. Smackwater connects very well with the attendees building up to having the crowd dancing and connected with the celebration of the evening. Finally, we appreciate the friendly, cooperative, professional, experienced relationship we have with Steve Cagle and the other band members. Jeff Landry. 


Neville High School Class of 1975- We want want to give a huge thank you to Smackwater for performing at our Neville High School Class of 75 fabulous 40 reunion! The music selection was perfect, the dance floor stayed full and everyone enjoyed the performance. As a member of the reunion committee, I heard nothing but compliments about the band, including several comments that "They are the best band we have ever had at the reunion"

Richard Paylor

Neville HighClass of 1975 Reunion Committee


​The Smackwater band played at our wedding reception and dinner. They created a great atmosphere, our guests enjoyed them so much and I received so many compliments afterwards on our music. We had every age possible at our wedding and it seemed most everyone was on the dance floor. I have recommended them to several friends and the next time I need a band it will be Smackwater!

Rick Cole


Smackwater gave an outstanding performance for the 2015 Bowie Festival in September! We can't wait to have them back to get the crowd pumped again! Thank you for the great sounds!

Jamie Burley

Vidalia, LA Chamber of Commerce


Here's what the folks from Harvey's Dance Hall had to say about Smackwater at their New Year's Eve Dance.:

The band was great! Very good dance music...danced every dance. I say let's have them back again.


I enjoyed the band a lot. We certainly plan on having them again.


The band was great! When you have as many as we did on the floor dancing, it is a good band. Yes, we want them back again!



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