How to party with a purpose 

It's easy to find opportunities to dance and party, but when we have the chance- it feels so good to help others while we are having a good time.  When you host a party, consider having a donation box set aside for a good cause.  Or you may charge a premium to get into the event and host a party with the charity of your choice.  Many vendors may offer free or discounted prizes in order to support your event or special cause.  Although many bands are not able to discount their services, Thumpin' is committed to giving back to the community and if at all possible, will work with you to provide the best possible music for your event.  Never hesitate to reach out if you are planning a fundraiser, Thumpin' can help!

Be sure to join us at our next community event on October 26 at The Armory in Brighton as we help Almost Home fight homelessness.

How to plan the perfect dance party part III: special songs 

So you have the space and the power.  Now, how you make your event unique and memorable is in your hands.  Whether you are having the wedding of your dreams or a party to thank your employees for their dedication, you will have various needs for the evening.   If you'd like an intimate ceremony or formal cocktail hour, we've got you covered!  Our Jazz combo, or Jerry & Joy: Acoustic Duo can provide the soundtrack for your memories.  We will help you craft the perfect selection of songs to express the sentiment you desire.

Next for your dinner, presentation, auction or event we can provide many types of suitable music, emceeing, or amplification.  Just let us know your vision and we will help you achieve it.  When it comes to your finale, we take great pride in our ability to bring all ages together to celebrate.  We will craft a custom setlist to fit the style of your party and give you and your guests a night to remember always. 

Many times an event has a theme or specific vibe to capture.   Other times  you may have no idea.  That's ok!  We are here to help!  We  can help you choose the right ensemble and songs for your event.  We can capture your unique style and provide as much fun as you and your guests can handle.  We have many reviews that show how our clients have enjoyed what we've done for their events.  You may notice that many seem to be written by friends.  Although, most of our clients start out as strangers, each one of them has a special place in our hearts.  We appreciate each one of them for taking the time to relive their memories.  We can;t wait to make new memories with you!

Review:Fundraiser 

Thumpin' is SO talented! 

Thumpin' played an amazing 3 sets for our charity event for the Sacred Heart House that helps homeless women and children. They are the most gracious and fun people to work with and such incredible talent. I was amazed by everyone stopping me in the audience mentioning how great they are. They are serious entertainers, they bring so much energy and I wouldn't do my event with any other band. I always look forward to seeing them play, as do their huge following of fans! 

Reviewer: Emma Schalberg 
Event Date: February 24th, 2019 
Services Provided: Dance Band 

Rating: 5 out of 5

How to plan the perfect dance party part II: power 

We got the juice. Do you? An important question if you’re planning on live music for your dance party. 

First off, if your event is in a hotel ballroom, convention center, or large reception hall, having adequate power for a live band should not be an issue at all. These venues constantly feature local Denver bands and other types of live music for the many events they host, and most new venues are designed with these needs in mind. 

It’s when your party is outdoors or at a private residence that an adequate supply of electricity may become an issue. Without getting too technical in this space, Thumpin’ requires 2-3 dedicated 15-20 amp circuits to power the full band. Most private residences and outdoor pavilions and the like are not equipped for this kind of power draw.  For these events, you’ll likely need to rent a gas-powered generator. There are lots of vendors in and around Denver that can hook you up with one of these babies, such as our friends at SSS Productions

Here at Thumpin’ headquarters, we like to keep things simple for our clients so that they may focus on other aspects of their gathering. Towards that end, we’ve got a handy FAQ right here that covers power, space, timelines of events….all the little details you may not have thought about (but we got nailed down).

How to plan the perfect dance party part I: space 

If you’re considering live music for your event, be it a company holiday party or mountain wedding, having enough space in your venue is key. Not only will you need about 20’ x 24’ to accommodate a large band like Thumpin’ (and all our gear), but you’ll want enough space for a dance floor so your guests can get up and get down. That’s why you chose live music to begin with! 

So, how much space for a dance floor? We always say, the bigger the better, especially if your guest count is in the hundreds. Smaller events for fewer than 100 attendees can get away with 200 square feet or so. Your event planner or venue contact should definitely be knowledgeable in these types of logistics and are always happy to help you. 

We play quite a few events where there are space constraints, but often there is a workaround. For example, many venues will set up guest tables for dinner, and then have a few removed afterwards to make room for a dance floor. Thumpin’ also performs as a “stripped down” outfit of six players, with Jerry and Joy on vocals, plus guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards. It’s a smaller overall footprint, but the same great dance songs for your guests. Drop us a line and let us know how we can help you make the most of your party. 

To check out a great use of space for a large crowd, dig this video shot by our friend Connor McCallum at the Denver Public Library’s Book Lovers’ Ball (use the password “thumpin”). This event draws roughly 400 guests per year. It’s one of our favorite events to play, and they definitely make the most of their space in the library rotunda.