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​Hey SmackWaterBand fans and friends, welcome to our site!  Welcome to Smackwater Band  2021 news! Welcome to our mid-summer 2021 news! We thank you for looking at our web page and keeping up with the band. 2021 has been a good year so far and we are moving right along playing new venues and revisiting old ones. 

So far our summer has been exciting! We were very happy to play for the official after party for the Fireworks on the river in Monroe and West Monroe on July 3! This was at one of our new favorite places, JAC's Craft Smokehouse in downtown West Monroe, LA. In May we played for the Waterview Casino in Vicksburg, MS annual crawfish boil. That was a fun day too! We'll be back at the Waterview Casino in August for 2 nights. be sure to come see us then. In September we'll be in east Texas in Kilgore. We're hoping that will be the first of many booking in east Texas. I hope to be able to announce our New Years Eve show very soon! 

The calendar is still not full as it usually is yet but we are getting some calls for later in 2021 and some even for 2022! The pandemic has affected our music as well as so many other bands and artists as venues. We are hoping for 2021 to continue to improve and looking forward to seeing our friends and fans soon. 

Be sure to see our schedule and come see us. 

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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!



​​​​​​​​​​​​4.24.21 Hooks Marina on Caney Lake. Chatham, LA

5.1.21 South Franklin Catfish Festival. 1:00-2:00 pm. Wisner, LA

​5.1.21 JAC's Craft Smokehouse. 6:00-9:00 pm. Antique Alley. West Monroe, LA

5.21.21 El Paso Mexican Grill. Monroe, LA

5.22.21 Waterview Casino Annual Crawfish Boil. Vicksburg, MS

6.4.21 Bugs and Bands Festival. Kickapoo, LA

6.5.21 El Paso Mexican Grill. 8.21.21Monroe, LA

​7.3.21 JAC's Craft Smokehouse. West Monroe, LA Before and after the fireworks!

7.10.21 VFW Monroe, LA

7.17.21 El Paso Mexican Grill. Monroe, LA

7.30.21 Under The Hill Saloon. Natchez, MS

7.31.21 Under The Hill Saloon. Natchez, MS 

​8.13.21 Enoch's Irish Pub. Monroe, LA

​8.21.21 Beat the Heat Bash! Desiard Plaza Centre. Monroe, LA

8.27.21 Waterview Casino. Vicksburg, MS

8.28.21 Waterview Casino. Vicksburg, MS

9.4.21 The Back Porch Stage on Broadway. Kilgore, TX

9.11.21 El Paso Mexican Grill. Monroe, LA 

9.25.21 Desiard Plaza Centre. Monroe, LA

10.2.21 Papito's Mexican Grill. madison, MS

10.15.21 El Paso Mexican Grill. Monroe, LA

10.16.21 The Landing Bar & Grill. West Monroe, LA

10.22.21 Harvey's Downtown Fall Block Party. Harvey's Dance Hall. Monroe, LA

​10.30.21 VFW Monroe, LA. Halloween dance

​11.6.21 JACs Craft Smokehouse. West Monroe, LA

​11.20.21 Desiard Plaza Centre. Monroe, LA

​11.27.21 Wright-Caldwell wedding. Eros, LA

​12.4.21 The Landing. West Monroe, LA

​12.31.21 New Years Eve at Desiard Plaza Centre. Monroe, LA

1.15.22 Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Ball

1.28,22 Rodney J. Hobbs VFW Monroe, LA

2.12.22 Desiard Plaza Centre. Monroe, LA

2.19.22 Party on the Parade Route! JACs Craft Smokehouse. West Monroe, LA

​3.19.22 Desiard Plaza Centre. Monroe, LA

3.26.22 Rodney J. Hobbs VFW Monroe, LA

4.30.22 Desiard Plaza Centre. Monroe, LA

5.21.22 Maydaze Benefit Crawfish Boil. Crowville, LA

5.28.22 Rodney J. Hobbs VFW Monroe, LA

6.25.22 Desiard Plaza Centre. Monroe, LA

7.16.22 Rodney J. Hobbs VFW. Monroe, LA

8.13.22 Desiard Plaza Centre. Monroe, LA

​9.24.22 Rodney J. Hobbs VFW Monroe, LA

10.29.22 Desiard Plaza Centre. Monroe, LA

11.12.22 Rodney J. Hobbs VFW. Monroe, LA