the Grift at your Vermont wedding

Make your Vermont wedding the best dance party ever.

Deciding on the right music for your Vermont wedding is an important decision. You want your wedding guests to dance all night long. You want them to rave about your reception for years to come. Whether you’re looking for unique ceremony music, a blueglass-themed acoustic set for your cocktail reception or the best dance party in the world for your reception, The Grift is your go-to Vermont wedding band, playing nearly 50 weddings a year.

Booking The Grift takes a lot of the pressure off. The music will be appropriate for the venue and your taste, and skillfully performed. Your guests will have the “time of their lives”… We guarantee an epic dance party for your big day. Want to hear from past Vermont brides and grooms? Read our Vermont wedding testimonials.

Elements of a “best ever” Grift wedding

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Acoustic ceremony

Peter and Clint add quiet elegance…

Cocktail Hour Band for Vermont Weddings

Classy cocktail hour

Entertaining without overwhelming…

Packed Dance Floors at Vermont Weddings

Packed dance floor

That’s what we’re talking about!

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Choosing a song for your first-dance or your father-daughter dance can be challenging. Let us help. We’ve played hundreds of weddings and have seen the songs that really engage the audience and leave everyone with a tear in their eye—or laughing— depending on your style. Here are some of our top picks:

First Dance Song Recommendations
Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
Stand by Me – Ben E. King
Thinking Outloud – Ed Sheeran

Other First Dance Songs:
You & Me – Dave Matthews
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Parent Dance Song Recommendations
In My Life – The Beatles
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
My Girl – The Temptations

Other Parent-Child Songs:
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses
Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
American Girl – Tom Petty

“The Grift played at both of our daughters’ weddings in Middlebury and in Boston and rocked the house both times! After kicking it off with ‘Twist and Shout,’ they barely took the time to breathe much less let anybody leave the dance floor. A great investment in a great time… and they’re nice guys, too.”Peter and Patty McCormick, Cornwall, Vermont
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Sample Grift wedding set list

(Arrows indicate one song leading right into the next without pausing.)

Set 1
Twist and Shout – > Run Around Sue
Long Train Running – > Let the Sunshine In – > Billie Jean – > Long Train Running
Good Golly Miss Molly -> Happy – > I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Brown Eyed Girl
Saw Her Standing There
Into the Mystic
Your Love (the Outfield)
Kiss (Prince)
Johnny B. Goode – > Glory Days ->
Sweet Caroline – > Wake Me Up (Avicci)

Set 2
Late in the Evening
Don’t Stop Believing
Bust a Move -> Ride Wit Me (Nelly) – > Lose Yourself (Eminem)
Get Lucky -> September
Little Lion Man – > Like a Prayer
Firework (Katy Perry)
Mr. Brightside
Closing Time
American Girl
Shut Up and Dance
Living on a Prayer

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This is the start to what will be a guaranteed good time!