12 South Band

Genre: 70’s Bands, 80’s Bands, 90’s Bands, Cover Bands, Dance Bands, Rehearsal Dinner Bands , Rock Bands, Show Bands, Variety Bands, Wedding Bands
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
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About The Band

The 12 South Band is a cutting-edge live entertainment band based out of Nashville, Tennessee!

This well-known party band was formed out of the members’ passion for entertaining people and their desire to create a fresh and unique alternative to the typical band. These talented musicians have combined music and dance into a lively show that is sure to impress any crowd! 

This high-energy cover band performs across the nation at corporate events, weddings, charity galas, colleges, bar/bat-mitzvahs, and other functions. The 12 South Band offers your entertaining event a versatile group of top musicians that specialize in dance music from a variety of genres. Be it Pop, Rock, Motown, Jazz, or Country, the 12 South Band is sure to entertain your audience and make your event unforgettable!

Experience the incredible 12 South Band, full of young performers who have shared the stage with Usher, Lady Gaga, Rascal Flatts, Trisha Yearwood, Gretchen Wilson, Nicki Manaj, and more.

In addition to outstanding musicians, 12 South Band also has some of the top dancers in the country to add an extra element of excitement to your show! The 12 South Dance Crew can add entertaining dance numbers or even teach your group some moves of their own.  In addition, all background singers serve as backup dancers to really get your crowd on their feet. See why the 12 South Band is the best corporate and wedding band in Nashville!

Bringing top-notch entertainment to any event, anywhere, anytime! From corporate events to charity galas and weddings, the 12 South Band offers an exciting show like no other! With the band's multiple singers and dancers, they are sure to make your event unforgettable!

Due to demand, the 12 South Band now has a second group, 8 South, that offers the same great show on a slightly smaller scale as well a country/rock group nash county band that features fiddle and a male and female lead singer!

See why the 12 South Band is the best corporate and wedding band in Nashville!

For booking information on the 12 South Band or to book or hire this band for your wedding reception, college event, corporate function or concert, click on the "Book Artist Today" Information tab below.


12 South Band Packages:

12-Piece Package-  Experience the ultimate in entertainment with our largest package featuring 5 singers, a four part Rhythm section, and a horn trio!  This package is great for large events that want to bring over the top energy to the stage!  With tons of dancing, outfit changes, a lighting tech, LED costuming, a wireless front line, and fun crowd interaction, 12 South will bring the party to the dance floor!

11-Piece Package-  A great package for weddings and corporate events alike!  This package features our horn trio, two male and two female singers, plus a four part Rhythm section and includes full sound and lighting production.  With music from all eras and genres and a fun medley-style show, guests will be entertained from Jazz hour to the very end!

9 or 10-Piece Package-  These work great for smaller events that still want a horn sound in the mix.  The 9-piece features one horn player, and the 10-piece has two.  You'll still enjoy the same show as our larger packages, but we can fit more easily onto smaller staging areas with these configurations. 

8 South Band-  Looking for something a bit smaller but still want the excitement of a 12South show?  Our 8South package offers the same great show as 12South but on a smaller scale.  With 2 male and 2 female singers and a four part Rhythm section, this group offers the excitement and energy we are known for while being a bit more budget-friendly and compact.  Using players and singers who perform with 12South regularly, guests will still experience the fun dancing, outfits, and crowd interaction we do in our larger shows.

Nash County Band- The Country/rock package is perfect for those who love country music.  We throw in a touch of rock to mix it up, but mainly focus on classic and current country hits. This package includes a male and female singer, 3-4 part rhythm section, and fiddle.  We include basic stage lighting, PA, and a sound engineer. This is the perfect country cover band for private events in Nashville, TN!


Ceremony Music

Rehearsal Dinner Solo, Duo, or Trio

Dance Lessons  (on-site, pre-wedding, any occasion)

Confetti Canons

Dry Ice

Extra PA

Lapel Mic

Strings (Solo, Duo, Trio, or Quartet) for Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, or Ambiance

Professional Dancers for Performance

DJ services

**Packages are designed to give you what we feel is the highest quality entertainment.  (Packages can be altered to accommodate a variety of budgets so if you don’t see what you need, let us know and we’ll cater a package just for you!)
Prices vary based on location. Please email for a detailed quote.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  How far will the band travel?

The band is available to travel any distance.  We can make all of the travel arrangements as well so it’s no extra time on your end.

2.  Are there any special requirements?

The band does need a minimum space of 12′x 20′.  We recommend 16′x 24′.  We also recommend having a stage at your event if possible as it helps everyone see the band and gives the entire audience a more enjoyable experience and better interaction with us.  Staging is usually available for rent either from your event space or other local rental company.

3.  What kind of power does the band need for it’s equipment?

We require two 20 amp power circuits within 20 feet of the band.  We ask that these circuits be used only by the band so there is no interruption in the show.

4.  Can the band leader DJ and MC for us?

Yes!  We can DJ music on our breaks or can play any music you wish to provide us on IPod or Iphone.  We can also do announcements and introductions and allow you access to our mic so you can do toasts and other announcements.  We can even create a personalized set list for the band breaks so you can hear all of your favorite songs!

5.  What makes 12South special?

We created the 12South band to be more than just a typical band.  We wanted to offer unique entertainment that is fresh and energetic.  With a versatile group of singers who can do anything from funk to country to the latest pop hits, our combination of male and female  vocalists opens up a wide variety of song choices and creates a dynamic energy on stage.  All of our background singers also serve as backup dancers, and you can expect fun dancing the whole night through.  Backup dancers can even lead your group in line dances!

6.  What if I have a special song I want played?

If we don’t already know it, we can learn your special song to make your event the celebration you want it to be.



12 South Band was an incredible band for our daughter's wedding reception. Reading their reviews and watching their videos I knew they were good, but they definitely exceeded our expectations! The videos can't communicate the energy they exude in their show! They are experts... Read More in drawing in the crowd - I saw several guests on the dance floor that I Never would have guessed would have danced! They perform a medley style, with flawless transitions, incorporating multiple genres (i.e. Robin Thicke to Garth Brooks to Prince). I have never seen a band keep the dance floor packed for every song all night long, but that's exactly what they did for Natalie and Aaron and our guests. They did a great job introducing the wedding party and bride and groom, and ended their show with the bride and groom on stage singing Sweet Caroline, with the crowd singing along, waving their hands and sending off the newlyweds in style. They also added to their show the requested songs for the First Dance, the Father Daughter and Mother Groom dances. Natalie and I picked out Paul Simon's "Father Daughter" for our dance, and they performed it perfectly - they nailed it!! They have several options for the number of performers - we chose the 10 person option with 1 horn. Finally, I would add that our wedding coordinator commented on how easy they were to work with. I give them my highest recommendation!
--- 1/16/16 Father of the Bride

The 12 South Band did such an amazing job! They drove to Pensacola, Florida all the way from Nashville on Valentine's Day to perform at our 15th year anniversary/celebration for our business. There were over 300 guests who attended the celebration. Every single person loved their performance! The band members interacted with the guests throughout the night. They were full of energy and so much fun to be around and interact with. We wish they weren't located so far away...they definitely have a huge fan base now here in Pensacola!
---  Quinn  2/14/15 Corporate Client

 There is no way we could have had a better band!! They were so great. I have had more people than I can count tell me it was the funnest reception/band they'd ever seen. From kids the grandparents, everyone was on their feet dancing the entire night! They had so much energy and really brought it to the stage (and off the stage)! Since the wedding, I've had 2 or 3 different people with upcoming events ask for the bands information! I would definitely recommend the 12southband to everyone. You will be missing out if you don't!!!
--- Meagan  12/19/15 Bride

12 South created an awesome energy at our 1st Christmas party. It was a big event, about 500 guests and hosted by 3 companies and the band performance made it a memorable night!
--- Julie 12/4/15  Corporate Client

When I say that my wedding was complete because of 12 South Band, I mean it. The band's energy was the driving force of the entire night. Working with Anna to make my wedding vision come true was a breeze. She was responsive and understanding. If you don't use this band, then you chose wrong.
--- Kimberly   10/18/15 Bride

BOOK THIS BAND!!! Seriously. We LOVED 12 South, and LOVED our reception. This band is the real deal. We booked them based solely off of the amazing reviews we read, and they did not disappoint. They were everything we could have ever asked for and so much more!!! They got people dancing right away, and we had a FULL dance floor for the ENTIRE night!! Literally everyone at our reception, no matter the age or comfort with dancing, was asking us where we found the band--and then commenting on how amazing they were. 12 South are not only fabulous entertainers, they are also true musicians and vocalists as well. We even asked them to learn two rather highly produced songs for our reception and they nailed them!! It was like being at an amazing live show...in my wedding dress. They are not only spectacular during the event, but 12 South was extremely easy to work with and very professional. They were friendly, accommodating, and totally focused on making our night special. I can't express enough how grateful I am for how wonderful 12 South made both the reception and the months leading up to it. 12 South MADE our wedding weekend. If you're looking for perfection and a reception people will talk about forever, or if you're just looking for perfection and a great live show--BOOK 12 SOUTH!!
---  Sarah 9/26/15 Bride

I am a wedding planner at a hotel in Charlotte, and I must say, this is one of the best bands I’ve worked with. They arrived on time, were responsive to all day-of changes, and were great performers! The music was fantastic, not too loud (usually I have to ask the band to turn it down), and were able to accommodate songs that were special requests. All in all, I would definitely recommend them!!

Jessica Charlotte, NC

The entire reception was unbelievable and PERFECT. Jason did such an awesome job the entire night! He got the crowd involved and was absolutely perfect! His timing was impeccable. We could not have imagined it going any better than it did! The band sounded great. The band read the crowd and played great music all night long! In fact, nobody wanted to leave the dance floor!! It was perfect from beginning to end!

Tony Chattanooga, TN

We were lucky enough to have them play at our wedding. Oh my lord is really the only words when you see this band. My friends in Chattanooga are still talking about them. There is talk of wedding crashing just to see these guys again. We are so extremely pleased with our decision thank you all very much. If they are not booked for your wedding or event hurry, they are worth at least double of what they charge, we promise you!

Sarah Louisville, KY

The band was BEYOND UNBELIEVABLE!! The entire crowd never stopped dancing, even my 85 year old grandmother! It was such a FUN night!!!

If you want to have the time of your life at your wedding - you should hire 12 South Band! They literally made our Reception a BLAST and we loved every minute of having them play! The dance floor was NEVER empty and we have received texts and emails from many of our guests who were at the Reception saying how much they loved the band! They are so nice to work with and SO MUCH FUN! They put on a show that is unforgettable!

Dougie-- bride-- 4/9/16

"12 South was awesome for my daughters wedding!  Everything music-wise, before, during after!! Loved them playing appropriate music during dinner, and of course MC-ing all the wedding stuff! No worries about set up, very professional! I used to have clubs, so I know the issues with timing, set up, etc. Great attitudes throughout the day! And once the crowd got into it, they know what to play. Cant say enough about this band. Best of luck to the band and its support staff!"

Father of the Bride:  5/29/16

"Best band ever. Can't tell you how many of our guests commented on how amazing the band was. They really set the tone for the evening. Super high energy, great music, got the crowd involved. From the beginning they were incredibly easy to work with, very accommodating to all of our wants and needs.  Highly recommend this band, it will be the best money you spend on the wedding!"

Groom:  6/4/16

“That was LITERALLY the best band EVER!!” – all 250 guests at our wedding reception in Cincinnati, OH. 
12 South Band played at our reception and everyone is still talking about how amazing they were, three months later! As soon as we got engaged and started planning, we realized the band was one of the most important things to us in terms of throwing a good party. We wanted a band that could entertain and get everyone on the dance floor. After extensive research, we thought 12 South Band might fit the bill. Honestly, 12 South Band is above and beyond anything we could have hoped for!! Not only do they play great music and keep everyone on the dance floor with their continuous flow of songs, but they have AMAZING voices and really make a show of it! The band played music that appealed to all ages and made it a night to remember not just for my husband and I, but for every single guest at the reception! They were really great to work with: flexible, fun and accommodating (even after everyone shouted encore for about 5 more songs). 12 South Band is AMAZING – book them NOW while you still have the chance!!!


Our in boxes are filled with compliments from our guests raving about this band! They delivered an exciting performance for our family's wedding reception last weekend. No doubt they are extraordinary performers, both musically and as stage artists who can captivate the audience. Their pace of play is remarkable. They were the ideal capstone to a great celebration.

Mike--Father of the Bride--7/30/16

12 South far exceeded my expectations! Everyone including the venue staff remarked about how professional and polite every member was and how easy it was to work with them. They were punctual in setting up. Their actual performance was over-the-top!!! They sang every genre and were extremely talented. The showmanship was fantastic with lighting changes and costumes and great choreographed dance. The dance floor was not big enough to accommodate everyone who was dancing to the sounds of 12 South. The attendees would have stayed forever if the band had kept playing. I have had two people in the first 24 hours ask for the contact information on the band. Yes, they were that good. Absolutely outstanding and a total pleasure.

Kathy--- event chair/fundraiser  8/27/16

I truly can't find the right words to describe how amazing the 12 South Band was the night of our wedding. We had so many family members and friends asking us the next morning how we came across such a phenomenal band. From the time we hired them until the very end of our wedding reception, they were so great to work with. They are a gifted group of musicians and performers as well! 
My now husband's brother and a very close friend of ours performed the first dance with them, and they were so accommodating. They also really worked with us on tailoring their show to fit our song/genre preferences. Anna was awesome in terms of communication... she always got back to us within a day or two! 
Their medley-style show really lends itself to keeping the party going and our dance floor was packed the whole night. They have the perfect amount of crowd interaction and really fun costume changes! The music was the most important part of the reception for us and we truly couldn't have been happier. They exceeded all expectations! Look no further if you want a band for any type of function!

Jessica-  bride  8/13/16

Needless to say 12 South Band made a lot of friends in Vermont! I felt confident that your talent and energy would be well accepted , but frankly even my optimistic attitude could not predict how truly “crowd captivating “ 12 South “ would be. They could have cleared the tables after dinner because nobody sat down from the time you got rolling. A number of our friends and relatives in their seventies were on the dance floor till your final song.  From the time I contacted you everything went smoothly. You were responsive and accommodating, and every step indicated professionalism at its best. Your members are fun, talented and were a pleasure to host. All I was in charge of was Music and Fireworks. You made a hero out of me!

Michael-  father of the bride  8/20/16

This is the best performance band I've seen in Nashville. They were completely professional, courteous and extremely easy to work with. They came and set up without a hitch-- they were prompt & punctual. During the performance they were high energy, they certainly got the party started, and they even went out into the ballroom and interacted with the crowd. The performers are incredible, awesome voices and excellent musicians. Some of the songs were performed so well that they were hard to distinguish from the originals. The band even went out of their way to learn a special song just for our event. Everyone at the event loved 12South! Best party band ever.

Shelli- corporate event

"12 South Band is the BEST band ever!! Their talent and ability to play ANY type of music FANTASTICALLY translates into a crowd pleaser no matter what the audience age, and a full dance floor for the whole night!! Absolutely contributed to the success of our daughter's wedding!!!"

Father of the Bride-- 10/20/17

"This band is AMAZING! Our wedding was moved inside a barn due to the rain and they were completely flexible and willing to work with our day of coordinator. We were just "going with it" and they know how to do that. They're the absolute best. Our bridal party and guests danced the night away. They played our first dance, father/daughter, mother/son with perfection. We had the 8-piece band versus the 12-piece because our venue was a little smaller. Will forever recommend this band!"
Bride-- 9/1/17

"There are seriously not enough words to describe how AMAZING it was to work with the 12 South Band for my wedding day! Being an event planner from San Diego, who chose to have a destination wedding, meant I would be planning from 2,000+ miles away! Well, even with all the miles between us, they made us feel right at home and helped with every little detail! 
The band for our wedding was a HUGE priority! We chose not have any other forms of entertainment and really wanted our band to be the focal point of the reception! Well, boy oh boy did we get what we asked for! I have been in the wedding industry for a little over 7 years and I had NEVER seen so many guests on the dance floor for as long as our guests were out there! AND to top it off I saw my first ever encore chant at a wedding! — That’s right, our wedding guests stayed until the very end and then still didn’t want to go home because the band was seriously, THAT good! 
Honestly, no review can do the 12 South Band justice. My only advice is to listen to their amazing videos and take the leap and book them for your next event! Trust me, between the many talented performers, singers, musicians, and the undeniable southern hospitality, you won’t regret the decision!!"

Bride-- 9/2/17

"I don’t even know where to begin with this review. 12 South was hands down the BEST aspect of our wedding!! Every single wedding guest I talked to complimented us on our band - people were saying that they went to the best concert of their lives that happened to have a wedding along with it. The dance floor was incredible - our venue contact told the MOB that they have NEVER seen so many people on the dance floor for as long as we were dancing and jumping and screaming. This was 100% the best decision we made while wedding planning. PLEASE BOOK THIS BAND NOW!"Bride- 9/23/17

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Corporate Events, Private Parties, Rehearsal Dinner Bands, Wedding Bands



24Karat Magic
All Star
Beat It
Billie Jean
Blurred Lines
Boogie Shoes
Brown Eyed Girl
Bye Bye Bye
Cake by the Ocean
California Love
Can’t Stop the Feeling
Crazy in Love
DJ Got Us Falling In Love
Don’t Stop Believing
Forget You
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Friends in Low Places
Get Lucky
Give it Away Now
Hands to Yourself
House Party
Johnny B. Goode
I Don’t Like It, I Love It
I Love Rock and Roll
I Want You Back
I Will Survive
Ice Ice Baby
In Da Club
Johnny B. Goode
Kansas City
La Bamba
Lady Marmalade
Let’s Get it On
Livin on a Prayer
Locked Out of Heaven
Lose Yourself
Love Shack
Me Too
Mony Mony
Moves Like Jaggar
Mustang Sally
Never Forget You
Oops I Did it Again
Party in the U.S.A
Play That Funky Music
Pour Some Sugar on Me
Proud Mary
Rock Around the Clock
Rock With You
Save a Horse
Shake it Off
Shape of You
Shut Up and Dance
Single Ladies
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Home Alabama
That’s What I Like
Thinking out Loud
Time of Our Lives (Pitbull)
Twist and Shout
Uptown Funk
Wagon Wheel
Walk this Way
Wanna Be
Want to Want Me
Work from Home
You Are the Best Thing
You Make My Dreams


Ain’t No Sunshine
All About That Bass
All Blues
All of Me
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Blue Bossa
Fly Me to the Moon
Free Fallin
Georgia On My Mind
Is This Love
Let’s Stay Together
Natural Woman
Song for my Father
Stand By Me
Sunday Morning
The Way I Am
What a Wonderful World