Events & Companies We Have Played For

Contrabanda is a go-to band for us for nearly any event, because they bring amazing musicianship, uncommon professionalism and good fun.  The creativity in their repertoire is a testimonial to the range of talent in the individuals who comprise the band.  Whenever I want to get people dancing, I think of Contrabanda.

Sue Kessler  -  Special Events Creative Coordinator, Navy Pier Entertainment.

Cafe Bustelo

Fox News


Taste of Chicago
Purdue University
Hyatt Downtown Chicago
RibFest - Naperville
90 Miles Cuban Cafe
Navy Pier Events Team
Chicago Antiques Fair - Randolph Street Market
Gino's East
Landshark Beer Garden
The Fellows Bar Association
Chicago Park District - Nights Out in the Parks
Chant Restaurant
Mas Restaurant 
Around the World Festival Logan Square Boulevard Bash
Urban Gateways
DownTown Oak Park
Artist on the Wall Festival
Merit School of Music
Age Options
Strawberry Festival


“Contrabanda was the musical entertainment at our September, 2013 AgeOptions annual fundraiser, Celebrating Aging.
The band was professional throughout the process from pre-event communications through their final performance on the evening of the event.  They were willing to adapt to our evening’s program changes and created an upbeat and fun atmosphere. I would happily recommend them to others.”

Glenniece Martin  -  Celebrating Aging Event Coordinator

I can't recommend Contrabanda enough! Danny Howard was very easy to work with, and was very accomodating. They are professional and reasonably priced. Because I was running around the venue during the event, I was so glad that I could rely on the band to do their thing without a lot of direction for me. Thank you so much for helping to make our night fabulous! 
Best wishes, 
America Bar Foundation

Contrabanda featured on local website HelpforMusicians in Chicago.


Michael Koelling  -  Help For Musicians

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