Consistently rated among top Georgia-based bluegrass bands for special events by (formerly gigmasters). Booking directly as well.

Thanks for looking into Sweet Auburn String Band for your special event. We have years of experience with weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, and all manner of private parties— large and small, casual to formal. We specialize in getting the young and old up movin’ and shakin’, but we can also play a bride down the aisle as sweet as can be. For most events, we can set up our own professional-quality PA system, saving you from having to hire an AV company. In addition to the many dozens of songs in our repertoire (sample below) we may also be able to learn a special-request(s) just for your event – just don’t ask for Freebird.

Contact us for rates and availability!


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“We worked with Sweet Auburn String Band for our wedding reception and they were exactly what we were looking for (bluegrass that you can dance to)… They did a great job getting everyone excited! They helped us make dinner announcements and announce the milestones of the evening. They also let one of my friends play mandolin with them on a few songs! They were such a special part of our night and made our special day amazing! [They were] so easy to work with and very responsive!” - Amanda

“So thankful I came across Sweet Auburn String Band. For our event being in Alabama, they were so easy to work with and absolutely made our museum exhibition opening everything it was. …[Everything] they selected and played was phenomenal, completely setting the perfect mood for the evening. People came up to me all night asking about this band! I will easily use them for another event here in the future!”Rachel

"Hiring Sweet Auburn String Band for our wedding was one of the BEST decisions we made to make our wedding day absolutely perfect. They were accommodating, flexible, responsive to any question or concern I had prior to the day. Every guest was extremely impressed with their music, how they presented, and overall how awesome they were. I can't recommend SASB enough and I hope to work with them again for any event in the future. Highly, highly recommend you will not regret it!"  - Danielle 

“Just wanted to say thanks for a great performance at our client appreciation event last week! Everybody had a great time, and I’ve heard only good things about the music.” - Joel

Sweet Auburn String Band was amazing. You guys sounded great and I appreciate that you just went with the flow… Our CEO and VP were so pleased with the way the evening turned out… We hope to have you back again soon!” - Erin

“I wanted to thank you guys again for sharing your talents at our wedding at Ponce City Market! The band sounded phenomenal, it was all we could've hoped for!! You guys were a pleasure to work with too.” - Geneviève

"The Sweet Auburn String Band played at our wedding reception, and we couldn’t have been happier with the music. The band members were very nice and professional, and our guests raved (and are still raving) about their songs and musicianship."  -Marianne 

"Having Sweet Auburn String Band play at our wedding reception was one of the highlights of the night.  So many of our guests remarked to us afterwards how much they enjoyed the music, and how much fun they had on the dance floor. These guys are truly talented musicians and know how to craft the music to fit the flow of the evening."  - Megan

The Sweet Auburn String Band added the needed ambiance to our event. …They were able to make accommodations to our event's specific needs, and everything worked out perfectly. With an incredible mixture of genres, [they] made the songs their own, and brought them out in a contemporary folk kind of way. Our organization is extremely grateful for the professionalism, talent, and overall atmosphere that was provided for our event. I would absolutely recommend the Sweet Auburn String Band to anyone who is looking for a great time with great music!” - Matthew

"For our southern-styled wedding, we were looking for a bluegrass band that could deliver a sweet tempo, but also turn it up to get our guests on the dance floor. ...They all carried themselves like gentleman, but also as true professionals. …We've had many guest comment months later how much they enjoyed the band. We got a lot more than we could ever have imagined or bargained for. I wouldn't only highly recommend Sweet Auburn String Band, I would put them as the best choice."   - Daniel

We have gotten so many comments about how good you guys were! I can't thank you enough for helping us create a wonderful memory for everyone who attended [the party].- Jason

“Thanks again for coming out and playing our rehearsal dinner! You guys were perfect for the occasion and everyone totally enjoyed the music.” - Jeff

“The [birthday party] went great and the music was outstanding. Thank you for making the night special!- Bess

“We absolutely loved having the Sweet Auburn String Band play at our wedding. They were so friendly and amazing musicians and everyone had a great time dancing the night away.”   - Molly


Traditional Bluegrass and Americana

Shady Grove                                                      Traditional          

Shenandoah                                                      Traditional

Raise a Ruckus Tonight                                   Traditional

Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor                     Traditional

Hold On                                                              Traditional

Railroad Bill                                                        Traditional

Over There (Starry Crown)                              Traditional

Cornbread and Butterbeans                           Traditional

I’ll Fly Away                                                         Traditional

Angel Band                                                         Traditional

Will the Circle Be Unbroken                            Traditional

C.C. Rider                                                            Traditional

In the Pines                                                        Traditional 

Come on in My Kitchen                                   Robert Johnson

Last Fair Deal                                                     Robert Johnson

Nine Pound Hammer                                        Traditional

Walls of Time                                                      Bill Monroe

Blue Night                                                           Bill Monroe

Bury Me under the Weeping Willow               The Carter Family

Robin Built a Nest on Daddy’s Grave              Ralph Stanley

How Mountain Girls Can Love                         Stanley Brothers

Sitting on Top of the World                               Traditional

Train that Carried My Girl from Town              Traditional

Columbus Stockade Blues                                Traditional

Feast Here Tonight                                              Traditional

Ain’t Nobody’s Dirty Business                           Mississippi John Hurt


Modern Bluegrass and Americana

Long Black Veil                                                  Traditional/ Johnny Cash

Folsom Prison Blues                                         Johnny Cash

Angel from Montgomery                                  John Prine

Paradise                                                               John Prine 

Vamp in the Middle                                           John Hartford

Steam Powered Aeroplane                              John Hartford

Church Street Blues                                          Norman Blake

Walk Beside Me                                                  Tim O’Brien

Unknown Legend                                               Neil Young

Nellie Kane                                                          Hot Rize

Dublin Blues                                                       Guy Clark

Magnolia Wind                                                   Guy Clark

Randall Collins                                                   Norman Blake

White Freightliner                                              Townes van Zandt

And We Bid You Goodnight                             Grateful Dead

Friend of the Devil                                             Grateful Dead

Catfish John                                                       Grateful Dead

Dire Wolf                                                              Grateful Dead

Senor                                                                    Bob Dylan

Girl from the North Country                            Bob Dylan

Buckets of Rain                                                  Bob Dylan

Corina, Corina                                                    Bob Dylan

Acony Bell                                                           Gillian Welch

Miss Ohio                                                            Gillian Welch

Elvis Presley Blues                                             Gillian Welch

Winter’s Come and Gone                                  Gillian Welch

Red Clay Halo                                                      Gillian Welch

I Want to Sing that Rock and Roll                    Gillian Welch

Wayside/Back in Time                                        Gillian Welch

Swept Away                                                          The Avett Brothers 

Tell it to Me                                                          Old Crow Medicine Show

Wagon Wheel                                                       Old Crow Medicine Show

Your Baby Ain’t Sweet Like Mine                     Traditional/ Carolina Chocolate Drops


Party Standards and Modern Popular Music

The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay                             Otis Redding

Don't Stop Believing                                             Journey

Country Roads                                                        John Denver

Twisting the Night Away                                       Sam Cooke

Don’t Know Much about History                        Sam Cooke        

You May Be Right Billy Joel

My Girl                                                                      The Temptations

Superstition                                                            Stevie Wonder

In My Life                                                                 The Beatles

All Night Long                                                         Lionel Richie

Hey Yah                                                                    Outkast