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Bands in New Orleans, LA,
(504) 314-5545
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 33 Reviews


    Blair

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    5 out of 5
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  • We wanted to get married in New Orleans so we could have a true second line experience. We hired Kinfolk Brass Band and we were so so so happy with our experience! We've seen other second line bands before and they were all great but, I must say, Kinfolk was the best band I've ever seen. They made our second line so fun and memorable. It was so memorable that strangers we walked past the next day remembered us from the second line! I can't tell you how many times I heard from my guests that the second line was one of the coolest things they had ever done. Every single member of the band was so jovial and exuberant. If you plan on having a second line, hire Kinfolk!

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    Thank you so much! We had a great time, too! What an amazing review. We're humbled by your kind words. We're so glad we could be a part of your happy memories!

    Adolfo Caballero

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  • We were looking for a second line band to add a local, typical touch to our wedding. We hired Kinfolk brass band for the final 30mn of the party, and they delivered with flying colors. It was the perfect way to conclude the party and lead the crowd out of the venue, in true New Orleans fashion. Highly Recommended!

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    Thank you so much for this amazing review! We had such a great time working with you! We were honored to be chosen for such a special moment in your day!

    Sharlene Galvan

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  • Kinfolk is amazing and so much fun! We hired them for our second line and they helped plan the parade and permits which was great. Everyone had a blast and many of our guests from out of town said it was the most memorable wedding they've ever been to because of the second line. We loved them and recommend highly.

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    Thank you so much for this amazing review! We love making memories for all of our clients and we're so glad you had a positive experience with Kinfolk! We had a blast with you, too!

    Jessica

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  • Our wedding planner, Three Little Words, organized everything for us and it was perfect. Kinfolk Brass Band know how to kick the party up a notch and handled the logistics of the Cabildo third floor & staircase back down with ease. We did our second line around the Quarter and it was incredible ... everyone still is talking about it! Thank you Kinfolk! 📸 by Mike Lirette Photography

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    Thank you, Jessica! We do love to party and we're so happy to hear you had a great time with us! It takes a lot of experience to play down those steps but we got it! Thanks again!

    Claire Pires

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  • If you want to have a brass band at your wedding, hire Kinfolk. After our ceremony, Kinfolk led the guests throughout New Orleans’ beautiful City Park, dancing as they played and getting guests so excited. Kinfolk had so much energy and played the best music. They also played during the cocktail hour and they played our first dance, which is something we’ll never forget. They were professional, energetic and wonderful to work with throughout the whole process. As a Brooklyn, New York-based LGBT couple, we needed vendors who were organized and responsive and also accepting and Kinfolk delivered. They are the best and we highly recommend them. Photo: Mateo & Company

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    Thank you so much, Claire! Many people don't even know that Kinfolk isn't just the hardest working Brass Band in town, but also has a great Jazz Band for cocktail hours and receptions! Thanks for mentioning this in your review! We had a great time with you!

    Andrea

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    5 out of 5
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  • We are from Iowa and fell in love with New Orleans on previous visits so we decided on a destination wedding in the Big Easy! A second line parade was an absolute must and after reading reviews we knew that Kinfolk was the best choice. There’s a reason they have such great reviews. They were absolutely perfect and so much fun! Our guests are still talking about how amazing our wedding was and how the second line was one of the best experiences of their lives! Best money I spent. Hands down! Amanda the coordinator is also amazing to work with! I highly recommend!

    Christine

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  • Kinfolk was the absolute perfect brass band for our second line! We could not have been happier. They brought a lot of energy and joy to our parade. Highly recommend them!

    Caroline Millican

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  • Kinfolk was just FANTASTIC!! We got married in the St. Louis Cathedral, and as we were taking our pictures, we could hear the band outside waiting for us. When we stepped out of the Cathedral, we were absolutely blown away and had a blast parading through the French Quarter to our reception. Kinfolk did an absolute amazing job and made such a wonderful memory for us. This was the highlight of the night for all of our out-of-town guests.....even all of our friends and family who were born and raised in NOLA were so impressed by this band and could not stop talking about the second line. What a great experience! At the end of the parade, the guests gathered outside of our reception venue as the band played, "Hey Baby," and it was just perfect. I loved getting our pictures back and seeing all of the dancing and smiles from the second line. Thank you for making such a special memory for all of us!

    Melanie

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  • These guys are fantastic! We hired them to play our processional, which went straight into the second line. We also included a grand marshal (which I recommend) and a mardi gras indian. We chose to take our second line down Bourbon Street on St. Patrick's Day, which was even more fun. Since our wedding day, we've seen videos of the second line on social media that people on the street took from their iphones. It was really an epic second line! You can't go wrong if you hire these guys!

    Heather

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    5 out of 5
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  • Kinfolk is hands down THE BEST of all brass bands in New Orleans. They are incredibly talented, sound amazing and very professional. If you want an experience your guests will never forget and have your pictures look amazing (some brass bands show up in some not-so-great attire), then book Kinfolk! One service that Frenchman Street Productions (who books out KBB) offers is the setting up of your second line permits, etc. I don't recommend that service only because it's so expensive for something that isn't that time consuming to do yourself (plus there are several websites that walk you through what to do). Highly recommend Kinfolk!!

    Tanisha

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  • Wow! Just wow! I loved Kinfolk! My guests are still raving about how awesome they were. They were the highlight of the evening. They were so much fun and was the absolute best way to kick off the reception. This was the first second line for me and all of my guests and it will be an experience that none of us ever forget. Thank you Kinfolk for getting our party started!

    Erica

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  • The band was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and had great energy for our Secondline through the French Quarter. We loved them. However, service by the team that manages the band was severely lacking on the day of our wedding, and led to some stress from which I (thankfully) was shielded. That stress was managed by my groom and our planner, but it really shouldn't have happened in the first place. 1) The band nearly didn't show because someone on their management side said we hadn't paid the balance; my groom had to send over screenshots of our payment receipts the afternoon of our wedding. 2) Then, when they did show ... the lead/wrangler forgot our Secondline bride/groom umbrellas. Big miss. (Fortunately, we had Mardi Gras masks to carry instead, part of the wedding favors for family in attendance, but that wasn't what we anticipated for this quintessential New Orleans experience.) So, just a word of caution to other brides to cross-check the details with this group so the same hiccups don't happen to... Read more

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    Thank you for your review and feedback, Erica! We're happy to say that the band is under NEW MANAGEMENT through the team of professional wedding and event planner at All About Events! You'll see from their reviews on Wedding Wire that handling details and organization is their super power! We had such a great time playing for you and we wish you all the best in your life together!

    Rohit

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    3.9 out of 5
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  • We had kinfolk brass band perform twice for our wedding on December 10, 2017 in New Orleans. They did a spectacular second line along with our Indian Baraat procession down the streets of New Orleans in the morning. In the evening we opened up the reception with Kinfolk who played the family and bride and groom into the hall, followed up by playing "What a Wonderful World" as the couple's first dance. Overall, most of our guests look back at our wedding and remember kinfolk as a highlight. Being out of town (most of our guests are from the northeast) we knew this was going to be the first time they ever saw a nola style brass band. We wanted to make sure we gave them a loud, entertaining, and upbeat experience and Kinfolk absolutely delivered. The band played to our crowd with a couple indian songs and they let me jam on the trombone with them which was a huge crowd pleaser! In the evening our gusts noted how unique of a reception we threw thanks in part to the surprising start wit... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for your review and feedback, Erica! We're happy to say that the band is under NEW MANAGEMENT through the team of professional wedding and event managers at All About Events! You'll see from their reviews on Wedding Wire that handling details and organization is their super power! We had such a great time playing for you and we wish you all the best in your life together!

    Steve

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  • Not happy with communication with this vendor.

    Samantha

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  • Great service and professionalism thus far. They are very exciting and can't wait until our wedding day with Kinfolk!!!
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