If you are like me, then you have been welcoming the recent and untimely glimpses into hot summer weather.  If you are like me, you are also living in fear of Swine Flu.  Feeling excitement mixed with anxiety as it relates to global and health issues means only one thing:  It’s time to get together with friends and party – while we still can!

Cinco de Mayo is coming up this week, celebrating Mexican heritage, and also observing the defeat of Mexico’s army at the Battle of Puebla on the date in 1862.  Traditionally, this holiday has been celebrated in both Mexico and the United States with great food, music, and dancing.  If you are still looking for Cinco de Mayo party ideas, you might consider hiring a Mariachi Band, or taking your celebration to the streets by hiring a Mobile DJ.

With summertime also on its way, we are approaching Block Party season.  So start dusting off the grill and the tiki torches, and make sure there is enough room on your street, driveway, or backyard patio for a dance floor.  The GigMasters Team has put together a list of the Top Ten Block Party Songs to amplify the summer atmosphere at your next outdoor party – enjoy!

GigMasters’ Top Ten Block Party Songs:

1. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
2. Love Shack – The B52’s
3. Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince
4. Take It Easy – The Eagles
5. Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
6. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
7. Scarlet Begonias – Grateful Dead
8. Oye Como Va – Santana
9. In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
10. Kokomo – The Beach Boys

And be sure to check out our growing Tribute and Cover Band categories for talented groups near you!