Alan Stewart is a two-time award winning harmonica artist and is accomplished on the steel drum as well. He’s played all over the United States but shared his country and island music here for many years as a member of the island legends, the ‘Beach Bums’. He’s currently performing around the valley with Robert Schwab and the Over the Hill band, as well as with the Bushriders Dave Band.
Andrew Minkler has shared his talents as a classical guitarist and vocalist in the island area for over 30 years. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing horns, guitars, and keyboards.
Andy & Brenda Coin: The Coin Collection is a husband and wife creation dedicated to bringing you the finest in traditional and vintage variety music you grew up listening to on your stereo!
Area Code is a high energy, up tempo band that hails from New York City. Their sound includes Dance, Top 40, R&B, Funk, Soul, Motown, Pop, Reggae and Country; a very dynamic band which includes horns, bass, keyboards, drums, and electric vocals. This is a group that captures an audience from the first note played and has them participating and dancing the entire evening!
Brett Marshall’s music is a combination of piano led pop, influenced by his love of the golden age of crooning. His smooth baritone vocals and natural showmanship are surpassed only by his mastery of the piano. With his classical training and love of blues, gospel and jazz pianists, he is a pleasure for all audiences.
BucknCrazy Band: A local favorite for boot scooters!
Bushriders Dave: Country / Rock n Roll / DoWap! Sounds Like: Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty, Credence Clearwater Revival, The Turtles, Prince.
Cactus Willie: A popular local entertainer heavily influenced by his blue grass roots (as well as his blue blood roots; his uncle is the famed blue grass legend Lester Flatt!) He spent many years performing with numerous artists, including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ray Price, Billy Walker, and many others. His music includes cowboy and hobo songs, gospel music, some blue grass, and oldies rock. He performs solo, as well as with his Cowboy and Hobo Show Band.
Carlos R. Canas SINGS ONLY THE BEST OLDIES! SINGING for over 35 years statewide. American Standards, Country Classics, 50’s Rock&Roll, 60’s & 70’s
Catherine Grimes: SPI was lucky to be the beneficiary when this talented songbird emigrated from Austin, where she worked as a session vocalist for several artists, as well as a back-up singer for numerous bands. Quickly tagged “The Island Songbird”, her beautiful vocals complement her peers and create magic on the solo stage!
Chi-Town Sher: (aka Sherry Katz) Singer, Songwriter, and passionate bass player, Sher has lent her talents to accompany many island performers.
Chris Rivera Band, formed in 1982, plays throughout South Texas. Its influences include ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Johnny Winter.
Clarity is a band made up of four musicians from the Harlingen-Brownsville area of South Texas. Their goal is to make you dance and have a fun time!
Clay Campania has been bringing his high intensity, blues favored rock, reminiscent to the likes of Cream, Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to the island. He’s opened for Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, and Pablo Cruise.
Clay Underwood: Kentucky native and country music newcomer, Clay Underwood is well on his way to becoming one of the hottest rising stars on the Nashville Scene. He performs yesterday and today’s top music from Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Billy Currington, George Straight, Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn. He also takes requests!
Colin Minkler: excellent jazz from his sax and piano!
Danica: Dynamic, Energetic and Passionate are just a few descriptions of Danica’s stage presence. But the way she engages and connects with her audience is what really makes her in a class of her own. Danica can make a song feel and sound like it is being written at that very moment.
Emilio Crixell and Border Soul: Enjoy Rock, Latin Soul, R&B and the music of South Texas.
Gene Sibley is a relative newcomer to the island music scene, but is already a local favorite. This innovative guitar synthesist, showman, and vocalist has been performing rock, rhythm and blues for almost 60 years. He thought he would slow down when he lost his sight. It didn’t happen.
I Ching Gatos: is a variety band that plays covers of classic songs as well as locally flavored originals with upbeat enthusiasm.
Indio Calzeda: An island tradition of great piano.
J. Micheal Laferty, a benchmark artist in the Americana, Trop Rock, Texas Music market, performs regularly at his famous PadreRitaGrill on the island. His music, a tongue in cheek reflection of his island lifestyle and tropical surroundings is characteristically delivered with a sly smile and a blazing wicked wit that immediately engages the audience.
Jack Hartwell: Singer/songwriter/masterful guitarist, Jack has been a fixture on the SPI music scene for many years, performing original music and covering our favorite folk and country artists.
Jamie Whetstone: Jamie is a jazz-trained pianist/vocalist from the Columbus, Ohio area. Even though jazz and soul are where her true passions lie, she’s performed anything from jazz standards to Billy Joel to ACDC, as well as kitschy songs like “Psycho Killer,” “It’s Raining Men,” “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and much, much more. She’s performed solo, in a dueling piano duo, and in several combo and band formations – playing a wide variety of music.
Jeff Crocker: The power of his voice holds court. Listen to your favorite classic country and rock hits from this awesome singer/guitarist.
Jenuine Cello, aka Jen Mulhern, is a captivating model of a modern one-woman band. Her live compositions take listeners on a road trip free from genre, saturated with an array of influences. With undercurrents of Bach, Bjork and everything in between, her music combines classically-infused inspiration with raw textures to create a unique sound of layered soulful puzzle pieces. Equipped with a cello and a mic, a somewhat beat-up looping pedal, a 6-string electric cello and knack for glitchy self-made beats, Jen Mulhern creates a symphony of spontaneous sound painting that pulls at the soul and awakens an ancient desire to howl at the moon.
Jerry Cook, with his partner Connie Turner, has performed all over the country with such greats as Chubby Checker, Crystal Gayle and many others! He performs all your favorites from Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett and Carol King as well as a ton of country hits.
Jive4five: An amazing band presenting Classic Rock, Pop, Top 40 and international Spanish hits.
Joel Melton: Successful Folk/Americana/Acoustic artist. He presents his original music, as well as his awesome covers of the great folk artists at many of the island venues.
Jonathan Dotson: A relentless and passionate ambassador for the classical guitar, Dotson has concertized in venues ranging from nightclubs in Austin, Texas, to gothic cathedrals in Palencia Spain.
Keith DiSantis: Our locally favorite JAZZ MAN…Currently a full time music teacher for Harlingen CISD, DiSantis is equally comfortable playing his saxophone before a crowd or in a recording studio laying down tracks with renowned musicians.
Larry & Mona Beers: Dance to the best of the Oldies and Country with The Beers!
Larry Battle: We’re fortunate to have this local icon share his smooth tone with us!
Leslie Blasing: A local favorite, Leslie presents current hits and covers legends with flair! When Leslie’s around, you can count on fun – watch her channel Shania Twain, Etta James, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and even Dean Martin! Voted Valley Star Award – Female Vocalist of the Year for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and Entertainer of the Year for 2014, 2015 and 2016 awarded by the Winter Texan Times and chosen by the Winter Texans in the Rio Grande Valley and RV Resorts.
Long Train Desperados: This high energy band will keep you entertained from sun up to sun down. You will hear everything from Metallic, Guns and Roses, and Poison to the Eagles, CCR, Bob Marley, Garth brooks, and George Strait. Add some Mana, and Enanitos Verdes, and you’ll see this band can play a little of every style. Come and enjoy the show.
Madelyn Victoria: “Country music hits the heart, and feeds the soul; it’s the story of all our lives in one way or another.” That’s Madelyn Victoria’s perspective on the depth of Country music and just one of many reasons why this talented young vocalist and songwriter from Deep South Texas decided to pursue a career in the Country Music industry.
Mark Allan Atwood has spent three decades as an artist on the Texas Music landscape, with an underground, but devout following. From his years as an acoustic artist on Dallas’ songwriter scene, to his work as a successful touring rock front man, and now for the last eight years blazing trails and breaking musical stereotypes on the Texas Country/Americana scene, Mark’s voice and lyrical style have always reached his audience.
Nancy Cook: Original acoustic music with guts and flair! “Nancy is a poet, an observer, an honest reporter, and she and her guitar sing as one! We re-lived her experiences as she sang and played to us, each person oblivious to those nearby.” (Joe Franklin, Knoxville-Oak Ridge Guitar Society, Knoxville TN)
Over the Hill Band: After a 17 year sabbatical, guitarist and vocalist Robby Schwab has returned to his roots and teamed up with SPI icon and two-time award winning harmonica player Alan Stewart to form the Over the Hill Band. They create magic when they merge their two unique sounds to perform new and classic rock and country hits.
Pelican West: Pelican West Band is a top notch show/dance band. With an extensive song list and several theme shows, this band is a perfect fit for any venue or special occasion.
Piano Man Mike Schuler: With an experienced mix of enthusiasm, congeniality, witty sense of humor, clever wardrobe, and a sixth sense of what people want to hear along with his 5,000 song repertoire – Mike plays piano and entertains audiences, customers, guests, and students with their favorite songs at just about every venue and event imaginable.
Platinum Café is a five piece nationally touring show band based in Gulfport, Mississippi that has been satisfying musical taste buds and captivating crowds with their electrifying performances for the past twenty years. Their musical menu consists of a variety of flavors dating from the early 60’s.
Rob Gracia Band: (AKA Robert Stone) Awesome classic and new rock
Rockstar Denied is a five piece Top 40 Variety Party Band with some 80’s Retro/Rock, 70’s Classic Rock, Disco, and International integrated.
Roland Z has been sharing his live one-man show with the island for the past 12 years. He plays a variety of hits from the 70’s and 80’s as well as country favorites, enhanced by his sequenced backing tracks that he creates during his shows.
Scott Kunkle Quartet: Dedicated to playing one of the only true forms of American music, Jazz is still unparalleled in today’s music scene. Longing for the days of Swing, Bop, Latin, Afro-Cuban, and Blues, the band pushes boundaries, providing a variety of delightful, high-energy tunes to please all types of listeners.
Taylor Nicole Carpenter: The only young female live acoustic musician based on the island! She plays originals and a variety of her favorite covers.
Terry McIntyre: Terry plays a lot of everything! Rock, Country, Pop, Jazz, Blues, and a little bit of Funk!
Texas Show Down: a popular four piece South Texas Band that plays your favorite Country Music and Oldies. Dust off your cowboy hats and boots and get ready to two step the evening away!
The Agency specializes in authentic versions of rock, soul and Motown classic hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. They also play a variety of dinner jazz, swing, country, waltzes and more. Composed of a Rio Grande Valley-based five-piece veteran band that grew up with classic rock, this five-piece veteran band has been entertaining people throughout Texas since 1993, and is well-known for finely crafted vocals, tight, blended sound and danceable arrangements.
The Dabs: Rocksteady, reggae, ska, texas swing, gypsy swing, and bluegrass
The Starlight Quartet: If you have a taste, or even a passion, for Soul, Blues, and Funk music, then we encourage you to go see The Starlight Quartet live!
The Toonz is a local band that plays classic rock & roll hits from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.
Wes Walker: Philadelphia’s Wes Walker is a renaissance man of emerging media and entertainment. He is a rapper, producer, vinyl disc jockey, audio engineer, graphic designer, media personality, and entrepreneur. He was first recognized nationally as a rap artist from his hit single ‘Jordan Belfort,’ (currently at more than 14 million plays on Soundcloud) but he is an entertainer of all sorts.