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B_entertained DJs & More
4.6
from 158 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 440 hires on Thumbtack
Jan S.
Verified review

We booked B_Entertained for a high profile live event in Hartford, CT. Mike did a fantastic job for us. He was able to adjust to the music type we were looking for, anticipate the wants and needs of the crowd and was able to keep the energy of the room up to keep the party going. B_Entertained was very professional, reasonably priced and flexible to our specific needs. I would recommend B-Entertained to any one looking to have a hassle-free and professional DJ. I hire entertainment all over the country and I would hire them again anytime.

Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 227 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ally G.
Verified review

The entertainment company is extraordinary!! I have only had great experiences with them. If you're looking for the perfect company, look no farther, you've found it!!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 218 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristina N.
Verified review

Kasia was excellent! She was hired last minute and was exactly what my daughter's party needed for entertainment. She was professional, on time and perfect with the kids. Face painting was extraordinary! Will definitely recommend!

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Sunshine Entertainment
4.8
from 92 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David C.
Verified review

Provided great music and entertainment at our elementary school's end of the year 'Duck Race' and 'Field Day'.. He even lead the students in several party line dances.

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5 Star Parties LLC
4.9
from 86 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fernando G.
Verified review

AMAZING SERVICE!! Julia arrived on time with a big smile and willing to start immediately. Julia set up her station in the corner and painted almost all the kids in the party had an animal or sword balloon. This was my son's 1st bday and it was an unforgettable one. Your service was outstanding and you will be recommended immediately. Thank you Julia I hope your business prosper with much success. Fernando, Keiko and Baby Niko :)

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Creative Parties For Kids
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie A.
Verified review

Suzy was amazing! She was Very friendly, energetic and provided various entertainment. From music, coloring, dancing, balloon twisting and face painting. And she was able to accommodate my party very last minute just 3 days before my event at a great price! I will definitely be hiring her again in the future!

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Jeff Kempton Magic
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Divya T.
Verified review

We were looking for some good entertainment for my daughter’s 1st birthday party. We were a bit skeptical in the beginning. But when we met Jeff n he showed us a couple tricks we decided to go ahead with him. There were around 15 kids and 45 adults at the party. Jeff came well ahead of time. Though the guests arrived late and we had to change the time of his performance, Jeff was patient and waited for everyone to arrive before starting the show. He was very polite and accommodating. We hired him for an hour performance and it was a mix of walk around as well as stand up show. Kids absolutely loved his tricks and adults were amused as well. He runs an absolutely gripping and entertaining show. Over all it was a wonderful experience and the party was a hit. Thanks to Jeff.

DJ Dispatch
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
Verified review

Working with Justin from start to finish was amazing! From our first meeting I knew that we had found the right DJ who understood what we wanted for our wedding. In combination with our music suggestions, guest requests and his song additions, Justin kept our guests on the dance floor the entire time - the only downside was when it had to end. The music was upbeat with a good mix of old and new to please a diverse crowd of family and friends. As an event planner myself I had high expectations and we were not disappointed. I would HIGHLY recommend Justin as a DJ for a wedding or special event. We were working on a small budget but feel we got the same if not better service for half of the price of other DJ companies. The one thing I loved about Justin is there was no tacky sales pitch like the others we heard during our search. Thanks again to Justin for helping to make our wedding unforgettable!

The Magic of Jim Sisti
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Ramona G.
Verified review

Our event was a 16th birthday celebration for our grandson. The ages of guests ranged from 7 to 73 with everything in between. The event took place in our home. From the first interaction with Thumbtack on line to speaking with Jim the first time, every contact whether on line, by phone or in person was highly professional and enjoyable. The service was impeccable. Jim is delightful to work with, he arrived a few minutes early and began his performance precisely on time. The quality, cadence, and timing of the performance was the best entertainment exceeding all expectations. Jim is friendly, connects immediately with everyone and he was funnier than all get out. His magic was awesome! Teens, naturally skeptical, remained engaged and into it throughout; not one of them was looking at their mobile device. Jim connected with every person and even the little ones were included in the show. It was fun, funny, fantastic, and filled everyone with pure joy. We love Jim. He filled every moment to the fullest. His performance, personality, storytelling and comedy were outstanding. His talent is the Real Deal. We all had a blast and we recommend him highly. God Bless You Jim and Thank you so much for making the celebration memorable!

Chris Hamel Productions
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney B.
Verified review

Chris Hamel is an ultimate professional, providing consistent quality entertainment for all types of events. I have been to quite a few Chris Hamel parties and they are always a blast. He really listens to his customer and caters to the crowd! I would highly recommend!!

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Michael Wald's Comedy Magic
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zarnell W.
Verified review

Michael is not only a stellar entertainer but he is a very kind and personable person. I hired Michael at the last minute for my daughter's 10th birthday party. He was able to come at the last minute and put on an amazing show for the children. He was very well organized and had great control of the children, keeping them engaged for the entirety of the show. Not only did the children love him the adults did too! He made sure to involve all of the children especially the birthday girl which made her feel very special. He was very affordable and helpful during the party. He offers a lot for a very affordable price. I would definitely hire him again and would recommend him for birthday parties. Thank you so so much Michael for making my daughter's birthday party a very special one! :) -Zarnell W.

DJ Carlos E Sanchez
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
Verified review

DJ Carlos was the DJ for my wedding this past weekend, and I have to say he left us speechless. Once we showed up to the reception from the ceremony he was all set up and ready to go. Dressed very nicely and a true professional in every sense of the word. He checked in with me and my new wife to make sure everything he did was how we wanted it. He took requests from guests and was an excellent host for the event. The music was exactly what we wanted and every guest had rave reviews about him. You could tell Carlos put his heart and soul into this, this isn't just some hobby for him. It is a passion and he was always accommodating with any requests we had. I do not easily vouch for others but for DJ Carlos I have to say you would be silly not to pick him. You will not be disappointed. I had high expectations for my wedding and it went above what I thought it would be, and DJ Carlos was a huge factor in the success. You will not find a better option out there, period. 11/10

DJ Nohana Presents...
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew R.
Verified review

I had a great privilege to have DJ Nohana Presents at my birthday party. I enjoyed the wide range of styles of music that were played that would fit to everyone's liking. This really livened up the party and definitely made the party the best that it could be and more. I would highly recommend having him play at anyone else's birthday party or event they have coming up. Great music = Great event

Solution Music Studio
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rhett C.
Verified review

Mark is not only a great guitar teacher, he's an experienced musician and live entertainer. He can teach you to play guitar very quickly and teach you how to perform and have a successful music career. His guitar lessons are top notch and I would highly recommend him.

The Music Score LLC
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Edward A.
Verified review

G-Flo Entertainment out of Glastonbury did a great DJ job for our 5/27/17 wedding.Nice guy and a pro. Ed Adams

  • 20 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Steph .
Verified review

Don was great; he was on time and was a big hit at our wedding. His work is fantastic and all of our guests commented on how personable and talented Don is. He was able to get through a lot of drawings quick to the delight of all our guests. I think I liked watching Don work rather than being the subject of his drawing. Either way, I would highly recommend Don for your next corporate or private event.

  • 28 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jamilla J.
Verified review

Standing ovation did a phenomenal job. Right from setup to the end of the night they were professionals. I would use them again and highly recommend them to my family ad friends. All of my guest enjoy their services.

Gifts of Art
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Leah E.
Verified review

I commissioned a large painting by Jane done in oils. Her pricing was appropriate, the timeframe given was allocated professionally. She was conscientious and lovely to interact with. She minimized demands on me. Above all, her work is hauntingly beautiful and very detailed. I am not a visual artist so I cannot speak to technique though her formal training and many years experience of painting is what drew me to request the piece, but her vision is evocative and emotional. The painting hangs in a place where I see it every day and the beauty Jane depicted the subject highlights my own love of the subject every time I see it. Jane is a gifted artist and her talent expansive to include more commercial avenues.

Quantum Sound Productions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica Z.
Verified review

We use Quantum Sound Productions for all of our PTO events! Whether it is for a smaller crowd, like for our 5th grade picnic, or a larger crowd of thousands for our annual Trick or Trunk event, this business has always been GREAT to work with! Owner, Alex is great at reading the crowd. For our events he keeps kids in mind, picking fun, current and family-friendly music for all to enjoy. We really enjoy the addition of their awesome photo booth as well, and love how we are able to personalize our photo strip for each event! It is a great keepsake for any special event. Not only do they provide great entertainment, but they are also always so great about announcements, helping to make our events safe, informative and extra fun! Lastly they are Always punctual, always professional and always a huge hit!

Lomel
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Kyle S.
    Verified review

    lomel is honestly one of the bombest R&B singers ive heard in a long time (and i listen to new music daily!) he is someone to watch for in the music industry!!! id put money on it that by the end of 2016 he's gonna be on every radio station in the country!!!!

    Victrola Entertainment
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We are an all around DJ/KJ company. We will provide an unforgettable experience to make your day remarkable, whatever your event may be. My wife (Susan) has 15+ years of singing and entertaining experience. I have been DJing and Entertaining for 15+ years and singing for 5 years. Together we form an all around entertainment experience for your enjoyment. We have a large assortment of karaoke music and regular music. We use state of the art software to provide you with the best experience possible.

    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 a Magician

    Hartford, CT

    • Event type
      Holiday party
    • Number of guests
      More than 40 (please estimate) (50)
    • Age of guests
      18 and older
    • Magic type requested
      Close-up / Walk around magic, Stage show, Other (Mentalist)
    • Details
      Corporate Holiday Party
    • $450
      Average price

    Need a Magician

    East Hartford, CT

    • Event type
      Wedding event
    • Number of guests
      I'm not sure
    • Age of guests
      18 and older
    • Magic type requested
      Close-up / Walk around magic
    • Details
      Walk around and entertain guests during cocktail hour.
    • $659
      Average price

    Need an Illusionist for an Event

    Windsor, CT

    • Event type
      Other (Shriners Reception Weekend )
    • Number of guests
    • Age of guests
      18 and older
    • Details
      The median age for the audience is 50 plus this is a reception weekend for an Installation Ball. Illusions should be age appropriate. -Thank you
    • $450
      Average price
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