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Carlsbad Live Entertainment Professionals

Browse these live entertainment companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Carlsbad.

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ITM Entertainment
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shaylynn S.
Verified review

ALL of the above! DJ James with ITM Entertainment is by far the best DJ we have had at So Cal Boot Camp. His mixes are up to date, fun, and amazing to dance to. He is always on time and prepared with all equipment, music, and lighting ready.

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Magical Paintbrush by Judy
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa B.
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Our company put on a large event for a community in Chula Vista which offered games and entertainment this past weekend. Judy did an amazing job! One of our other facepainters was a no-show, which meant that the line was non-stop for her. But she handled it with no problem! We received many compliments from various residents and were so happy with Judy's talents. We will definitely be in touch if we do this event again! Thank you Judy :)

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J-Mann Music
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charissa L.
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Jason was great! The guests loved the live music and enjoyed the variety that he provided! Thanks Jason!

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Shea
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sabrina D.
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By far the best musician I have seen. She's so personable and her music makes my ears smile. If you like live music no matter your favorite genre her voice is so authentic and enchanting that you will fall in love with this artist! I can't wait to hear more and see great things for Shea! 😊

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Party Karacters
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica K.
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Loved having Party Karacters at my sons first birthday. She was very professional and engaging, walking around asking if anyone would like a balloon or face painting. I recommend this company to anyone having a party with many children!

Sparkles The Clown & Co.
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Lilia C.
Verified review

Sparkles was wonderful! all the children were so excited and happy! We (teachers and Parent) loved how Sparkles included all the children to participate in her show! The magic was right on and the Bubble was even more extra special. We can't wait until next year. Thank you Sparkles!

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Emo Alaeddin
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audrey S.
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Thank you so much for making my birthday party a fabulous night to remember. You were awesome and everyone raved at what an awesome band I had found! I will definitely hire you again!!!! Living Cover Band Rocks!

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Sparkle by Steph
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurie R.
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Great, professional, and very thoughtful about helping me look good for my corporate event. She was on time, super hygienic, and my hair and make up looked fabulous.

All Ways Entertainment
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Kenya H.
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I hired the queen Elsa entertainment for my daughters 8th birthday party of frozen and the party was a hit. The kids loved the face painting while she sang songs ,they enjoyed the magic show and balloon animals. She was great and on time!! I would definitely recommend to anyone for there event/party. Going to other people's party who had entertainment similar she by far the was best and was worth it the money I paid😁 would definitely recommend 👍🏻

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Just 4 Fun Entertainment
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anas A.
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Kids and adults had lots of fun. good face painting and lots of arts and drawings to choose from. Highly recommended for your part.

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joyce G.
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She was great with the kids and was very entertaining

Acker Next Level Coaching
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Chentelle F.
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We are about to celebrate or 7th anniversary but I can still remember the day like it was yesterday! Mike was very helpful and tailored the premarital counseling to our lifestyle. He listened to us when we asked to keep the ceremony short and sweet. Best of all, he incorporated humorous and meaningful statements that kept our guests interested. If he stilled lived in WA I’d recommend him to all my friends up here.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Andy V.
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If you are looking for a live saxophonist in Socal, Tyler is the guy. He is very professional, and he is passionate about what he does. Tyler comes prepared. He was a hit at our wedding. His playlist is classy and trendy. I would highly recommend him to everybody. My wife and I were so excited to have him be part of that memorable day.

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Candy Entertains Kids
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Isabel T.
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Candy is reliable, professional and fun. We will use her services again. Thank you Candy.

BPEACE
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Don O.
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Bob is just a very creative and talented musician. He really enjoys entertaining people, and sharing his joy. I wish he were back on the East coast.

Total Kids Entertainment
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron R.
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Dave was on time, introduced himself and quickly got to work. His focus was on entertaining the children the entire time. The kids really enjoyed all the many balloon twist designs, magic show and various face paint designs. The kids had fun, the parents took many pictures and I was happy to see smiles on everyone's face. Dave's performance was outstanding, professional and I'd love to have him again at my next event. Thank you for keeping our kids entertained.

Magic Man Entertainment
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chris O.
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Derek is one of the nicest guys in the entertainment business. He cares about the customer and his quality is on point. My wife is hard to fool and he would fool her over and over. He is able to get in the mind of the spectator and make them truly believe that the impossible is possible. Very professional, funny and very easy to get along with. Highly recommended!!!

reelcello events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jane B.
Verified review

I was looking for a cellist to accompany me (I'm a singer/acoustic guitarist) at my sister's wedding in Massachusetts. Daniel came highly recommended by a local music store owner, as he was living and playing music in Western Massachusetts at the time. I was nervous, as I'd never heard Daniel play before, and because I was in town from California just a few days before the wedding, we were only able rehearse once. To my delight and extreme relief, Daniel was easy to work with, a consummate professional and an excellent musician. He was also quite versatile - we performed two contemporary tunes together (an Alanis Morissette song + a Bonnie Raitt song), and he played several instrumental, classical pieces before the ceremony. He was fluent in both genres, and the music was absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad Daniel has relocated to SoCal, as I'm looking forward to working with him again. I highly recommend Daniel for your next event!

Living Artistry
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mayo S.
Verified review

Sierra did an AMAZING job with my makeup! She was fun, friendly & efficient. Her artistry far exceeded my expectations! The Candy Skull paint she did for me received many compliments all evening long. What a treat!

sixfour entertainment
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carol M.
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Working with Sixfour Entertainment has been a very pleasurable experience. Phil's professionalism is off the charts. He was on spot with the music I requested he play, as well as having a great rapport with my guests.

Butterscotch the Clown
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie D.
Verified review

She came dressed and ready to entertain the kids! The kids loved all her ballon creations and the Birthday boy loved her pigtails!!! I would recommend Butterscotch the Clown to anyone looking to add to their event as she was very professional and did an amazing job interacting with the guests and entertaining them all!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a bounce house?

Bounce houses, inflatable castles, moon bounces, inflatable slides and jumpy castles are all large-scale inflatable houses made for interactive entertainment. Commonly intended for children, bounces houses are made of PVC or other durable materials such as nylon or vinyl that when look like a house or castle when inflated. Rental companies deliver bounce houses to birthday parties, festivals, fairs and other events. The companies have industrial-grade blowers that fill the large structures with air to make them bounceable. A common size for a bounce house might be 15 feet by 15 feet by 13 feet. Bounce houses often have a flat, inflatable bottom pad and inflatable walls so that kids can jump and bounce without being hurt, along with a netting door and windows so that kids can see out and adults can see in. Bounce houses are suitable for both indoor or outdoor events, depending on the venue. For large events, rental companies often have a staff member who stays with the structure to monitor safety and keep it properly inflated. There are also wet/dry bounce houses with slides that you can hook up to a hose on hot summer days. A bounce house can be a fantastic addition to a party with kids, keeping them both entertained and contained.

Are bounce houses safe?

Bounce houses can be safe if operators and parents take proper precautions. Before renting from a company, confirm they are a legitimate company and hold any licenses and insurance required by your state. Ask to see reports of bounce house safety inspections provided by third parties, to make sure the equipment is in good operating condition to prevent injuries. If the rental company does not provide a staff member to oversee the bounce house for the duration of the rental, make sure you are properly trained on how to oversee the equipment. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these guidelines for parents to help keep their kids safe when using a bounce house:  

  • Follow guidelines for safe installation including anchoring. Position away from fences, greenhouses, branches, etc., which would be dangerous should a child fall onto them.
  • Consider limiting use to children 6 years of age and older.
  • Have kids take off footwear, eyeglasses and jewelry before playing.
  • Take sharp objects (pens, keys) that could cause puncture injuries out of their pockets and hands before playing.
  • Don’t let kids of significantly different sizes into the bounce house at the same time. Smaller kids can get hurt by colliding with or falling under an older child.
  • Heed the height and weight regulations of the inflatable.
  • Food, drink, bottles, glasses, etc., should not be taken onto the bounce house.
  • Supervision should be maintained all the time. Supervision means watching constantly, not just being in the area.
  • Do not allow children to push other children off the inflatable. If it is a flatbed, this is especially important to avoid broken arms and legs. If the bounce house is walled, don’t let kids bounce against the walls and crash into one another — this can result in collision injuries.
  • Don’t exceed the maximum number of children at one time in the bounce house.
  • Don’t let kids climb onto the outside walls. Flips and rough play should also not be allowed.

How much does bounce a house cost to rent?

Bounce houses are a fun way to keep kids entertained during birthday parties and other events. The national average cost for renting a bounce house ranges between $160 and $200. Cost will be affected by the size, design and functions of the bounce house you rent as well as the length of the rental. A three-hour rental will likely cost less than an eight-hour rental. Many rental companies offer fun additions like popcorn machines or cotton candy makers, and provide packages with discounts on multiple items. Another item that you may want to rent with your inflatable is a generator to keep the bounce house inflated. Here are some examples of average inflatable rental costs, packages, and common add-ons that many companies provide:

  • Bounce house, 10x10x13-foot: $95.
  • Bounce house, 15x15x13.5-foot: $125.
  • Wet/dry slide, 14-foot: $150.
  • Wet/dry slide, 20-foot: $250.
  • Combo bouncer and slide, 24x10x13-foot: $140.
  • Combo bouncer and wet/dry slide, $175.
  • Folding chairs: $1.50 per chair.
  • 6-foot folding table: $8.
  • Snow cone machine: $45.
  • Popcorn machine: $55.
  • Cotton candy machine: $55.
  • 2300-watt generator: $75.
  • 3000-watt generator: $100.
  • $299.95 package: includes a 20-foot dual slide ($250), table ($8), 10 chairs ($15), and a popcorn machine ($55) — $29 savings.
  • $450 package: includes a double water slide ($350) and bounce castle ($130) — $30 savings.

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Need Comedian

Carlsbad, CA

  • Event type
    Corporate / Office
  • Age of guests
    31-50, 50 or older
  • Details
    for senior resident. They are highly educated
  • $458.33
    Average price
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