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Welcome to Smackwaterband Shelter in Place news! 2020 started out being a great year for Smackwater! But as our nation and the world are dealing with the Covid 19 virus, live entertainment has come to a halt. As you can see in our schedule, almost everything we had booked has been cancelled. We join our friends and family in prayer that this virus will run it's course rapidly and we can all get back to living normal lives. For those that are ill and have lost loved ones, we extend a thought of hope and prayers for you. We have to be back entertaining and making people happy soon. Stay strong, keep our heads up and let's all beat this thing!

The calendar is not full as it usually is. The pandemic has affected our music as well as so many other bands and artists as venues. We are hoping for a better 2021 and looking forward to seeing our friends and fans soon. 

Be sure to see our schedule and come see us. 



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​​BAND REVIEWS


I cannot begin to express our satisfaction with the Smackwater Band. These guys are top notch - truly professional musicians. Every time we book these guys they pack the house & keep the dance floor full! They play a wide range of music, they interact with the guests, and can entertain any size crowd and any genre. If you are looking for a professional band that your guests will be talking about for years to come, call Steve Cagle and book Smackwater! You will not be disappointed!!

GiGi Harvey

Desiard Plaza Centre

Monroe, LA


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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SWB CALENDAR

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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 Hearts AFire Valentine's Dance. Desiard Plaza Centre. Monroe, LA

2.15.20 Krewe of Camelot Mardi Gras Ball. Alexandria, LA

2.29.20 The Back Bar at El Toro. Ruston, LA

​3.7.20 Enoch's. Monroe, LA

​3.14.20 Landry Vineyards. West Monroe, LA

​3.21.20 Whiskey Roadhouse. Horseshoe Casino. Bossier City, LA cancelled

3.28.20 The Back Bar at El Toro. Ruston, LA cancelled

4.4.20 Franklin Parish Catfish Festival. cancelled

4.25.20 Harvey's Dance Hall Spring Fling dance. Monroe, LA CANCELLED

5.5.20 Papito's Cinco De Mayo! Madison, MS CANCELLED

5.9.20 Peppers Bar & Grill. West Monroe, LA CANCELLED

5.16.20 Maydaze Benefit for Patriot Guard Riders. Crowville, LA CANCELLED

​5.23.20 The Griffin. El Dorado, AR cancelled

6.6.20 Hooks Marina on Caney Lake. Chatham, LA

6.26.20 Peppers bar & Grill. West Monroe, LA  CANCELLED

6.27.20 Ponchatoulas, Ruston, LA Peach Festival After Party. CANCELLED

​7.3.20 Independence Festival and Fireworks. Rhett's tails & Shells. Farmerville, LA 8:00

8.21.20 The Junkyard Bar. Monroe, LA CANCELLED

9.11.20 The Griffin. El Dorado, AR CANCELLED

​9.19.20 Hall St Block Party. Monroe, LA

10.2.20 Peppers Bar & Grill. West Monroe, LA CANCELLED

10.10.20 Louisiana Art & Folk Festival. Columbia, LA​ CANCELLED

10.24.20 Hall St Block Party. Monroe, LA

10.31.20 Halloween Bash at Rhett's Tails & Shells on Lake D'arbonne. Farmerville, LA

​11.14.20 The Hub Music Hall. Monroe, LA

12/31/20 New Years Eve TBA

1.16.20 Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Ball CANCELLED

2.6.21 Downtown West Monroe, LA  parade after party at JAC's Craft Smokehouse on Trenton St.