Corporate Event Reviews
Wonderful. The guys were great! They were focused on all the right things during pre- planning, on time and then gave a great performance. They were a pleasure to work with!
- Paul Chung (for corporate event at the Tobin Center for Performing Arts, San Antonio)
“My organization contracted Hot Pickin 57s to perform at our conference's opening reception. They did a great job and our conference attendees had a fantastic time! They were very easy to work with and flexible. I would recommend Hot Pickin 57s to anyone!”
-Liz Ziola (Strategic Management Society)
"People had lots of fun last night, we got great feedback. You guys were awesome!
- Olga M. (Dell Corporate Event)
"Hot Pickin 57s did a fantastic job entertaining our event attendees, everyone had a fabulous time! They were extremely professional to work with - arriving early to set up, clearly communicated their set up needs and were amazingly accommodating to our event needs. I highly recommend them!
- Amy S. (Sourcecon)
“It was a pleasure to work with Hot Pickin 57s! Max was very communicative before the event and the guys (and gal!) showed up on time and ready to play the day of the party. They had a great sound for easy listening and weren't too loud that our guests couldn't talk to one another. We really enjoyed them and look forward to using them at future events!”
- Dena Foster (EEA Consulting Engineers)
"Hot Pickin 57s is a group of amazing musicians. They played for our outdoor reception and have a great repertoire of songs, from bluegrass to classic country and many other genres and they played them all so well. They also took requests, which I always appreciate. It's always fun to see people who love what they do, and Hot Pickin 57s clearly does - they added so much to our event.”
- Helane F. (American College of Phlebology Foundation)
"A most excellent experience! Great music, easy to work with. We hired them for a corporate cocktail party and they killed it. I will definitely hire them again."
- Ben G. (Momentum)
"The Hot Pickin 57s provided music for a reception at our national conference. Hot Pickin turned a potentially dull event into a lively evening. Thanks Hot Pickin 57s!!"
- Lillian Mills, UT McCombs School of Business
"We had the Hot Picken's 57 play a Memorial Day event and they did a fantastic job. Music was up beat and fun. They have a fantastic fiddle player who everyone raved about after the show. Max was wonderful to work with and made everything super easy for us. I look forwards to having them come again.”
- Jamie Smithson
"Hot Pickin 57s was a fantastic addition to our conference reception! Perfect adjustments were made as the band read the crowd, and everyone enjoyed themselves. I definitely recommend them.”
- Shelby C., Reception at the AT&T Conference Center
“Hot Pickin 57s were wonderful!”
- Kears S. (Uber)
"Did a great job, everyone really enjoyed... Thank you"
- Michael W. (La Cantera Resort and Spa)
"Max Zimmet & Hot Pickin 57s was the perfect group for our pop-up shop's launch party! Very easy to work with from out of state and even better in person. Set up was a breeze and for two hours they were the perfect soundtrack for our party. From our San Francisco crew to the local kids attending from just down the street, everyone loved the music! Thank you for everything!"
- Jessie D (Tea Collection- a San Francisco clothing company)
Wedding/Private Event Reviews
"Hot Pickin 57s were an absolute delight to work with. The group had exceptional attention to detail and nailed the set, including our special requests. Fun, upbeat, bluegrass sound was exactly what we were hoping for in our "rustic" style wedding. They are an incredible group of musicians!"
- Amy C (Bride)
"The Hot Pickin 57s were really great. They were very professional when planning the event and all pre-event communication, even helping us pick songs when we weren't sure what to play. At the event they were wonderful, the music sounded great at both the ceremony and reception. The guests had a great time dancing and it just brought such a good vibe to the event. We were very happy with them!
- Brady Stoll (Bride)
"From the get go, Max was incredibly responsive to all of my emails. He responded promptly, thoroughly, and professionally. Then, couple months before the wedding, we met his sound tech guy Steve at the venue to discuss logistics. Steve was flexible, informative, and professional as well. They were truly a perfect vendor to plan with, and above all, their music was a major hit with the guests during my wedding! A truly talented group. I can't wait to hear them perform again. Thank you, Hot Pickin 75s!
- Kelly Y. (Bride)
“We contracted Hot Pickin 57s for a 10 Year Vow Renewal celebration with family and friends. From the start, they (specifically Max) were great at communicating with our planner, helping work through potential complications, location and placement for the best time for all and just being super up front about everything. They even said yes to some curveballs (can you play for the ceremony too?) and saved the day for us. On the day, they showed up early for set up, did a fantastic job both with music selections, and engaging the group, and announcements. I can't recommend them enough!
- Cassandra Crudo (Bride’s Best Friend)
"Working with Hot Pickin 57s was perfect! They offered excellent music suggestions for both the wedding ceremony and the reception (including the first dance and father/daughter dance). The music was perfect for both events. The guests loved dancing to the bluegrass music. They even came out to preview the venue before the event to make sure all the details were arranged! Thank you Hot Pickin 57s for providing a very special addition to our daughter's wedding.”
- Lisa Stoll (Mom of the bride)
"The Hot Pickin 57s helped to make our 30th Vow Renewal celebration a wonderful event. They were great to interact with from first contact and the music was awesome. They went above and beyond! Highly recommend!!"
“Hot Pickin 57s were the perfect Austin band for our rehearsal dinner for my son and his Austin bride! Fine acoustic musicians all, these four guys can play anything -- country, rock 'n roll, bluegrass -- and did -- to the delight of our 100+ guests. Max and Eddie worked with us on every detail of the performance for the party, including the set lists. At our special request, the band accompanied the family on four songs -- including our sweet and silly song to the bride (about the groom). Thanks to these guys, we never sounded so good, and our guests (from everywhere) loved the music and the sing-a-long!Even though we are from out-of-state, Max was so easy to work with. He was professional, prompt, reliable in every way -- a great point person for the band. The guys were generous in their pricing and affordable. The band also has a terrific sound tech who made sure the music during the cocktail hour was loud enough, but not so loud that guests couldn't hear each other. I can't say enough good things about the Hot Pickin' 57s. Book'em while you can!
- Catherine Hendren (Mom of the groom)
“Last night, Max Zimmet Hot Pickin’ band, absolutely MADE my husband’s 50th birthday party. We had about 45 adults in a fun, intimate setting upstairs at South Austin Brewery. The band played for two hours, engaged the crowd in a friendly comfortable way and set a perfect, Austin-style ambiance for the event. These guys were incredibly talented musicians and so charming an easy to work with. They were flexible and friendly throughout the planning, set up and evening of the party. I got many compliments on the music all night. My son said, “This feels like the kind of band you want to have at a ranch wedding. Fun and Texan approved!”
- Laura Hamilton (Loving wife)
General Event Reviews
"I would book this band again in a heart beat. Professional, Timely and Talented - WOW!! I look forward to their next performance.”
-Jenny Phillips (Director of Lifestyle and Activities, Sun City Georgetown, TX)
“Hot Pickin 57s did not disappoint. They gave a great performance, and we look forward to their return to Camp Street Cafe.”
- Pipp Gillette (Camp Street Cafe, Crockett TX) Pipp and his late brother Guy received multiple Western Heritage Awards, and Pipp received the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Traditional Western Album of 2016.
"Thank you guys for coming out! You were one of our best bands ever, and everyone will be talking about that performance. There were people there who didn't even know what bluegrass is, and now they're fans! Thanks again,"
- Laura M (after our Texas Heritage Foundation House Concert)
"Thanks to you all! You rocked & packed the house! Best crowd since we opened! Standing room only!!! Loved the Texas twist you put on the performance now and then. Would love to have you back!”
- The PEARL
"I just saw this band play at Kreuz BBQ in Lockhart Tx today and what should have been an "eat and run" became an "eat and fun" (we were there about 3 hours instead of the planned 30 minutes). These guys are awesome!"
- Stephen P.