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What is a mariachi band?

Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

What is a photo booth rental?

A party photo booth is a fun, interactive experience where guests can take a series of photos (usually three or four) that are immediately printed out on a strip as a keepsake. When you rent a party photo booth, the company sets up the booth or photo station at your event; a photographer staffs the booth and coaches guests on how to use it throughout the event. Often the photo booth rental company provides props like silly hats, wigs and glasses. There are different types of party photo booth rentals. An open-air booth has a curtain or backdrop that allows more freedom of movement and enables more people to use it at one time. The traditional enclosed photo booths that you may have seen at the mall or the fair tend to cost more to rent, as they are harder to transport and also cost more for the pros to purchase. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500.

How much does a mariachi band cost?

A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

  • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
  • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
  • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.

How many mariachis can a band have?

A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

How much is it to rent a photo booth for a party?

Renting a party photo booth for your next event will get your guests engaged and provide a take-home favor for attendees. The cost to rent a party photo booth will vary depending on the type of booth, the day and time of year, the length of the rental, and any add-ons you select. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500. Here are some examples of average party photo booth rental costs:

  • Weekday packages: $300-$550, depending on features included and length of rental. A three-hour weekday package for $500 could include guest book, personalized photo strips and DVD of all the photos.
  • Weekend packages: $450-$700, depending on features included and length of rental.
  • Additional hours: $100-$150 per extra hour.
  • Add-on features:
    • Photo guest album services: $75.
    • Personalized photo strips: $30-$50.
    • Custom photo backdrops or vinyl skin branding of the booth: $150-$300.
    • Live social media connectivity (ability to share photos to social media accounts): $100-$250.

How do you make a wedding photo booth backdrop?

Creative or DIY-savvy couples can make a wedding photo booth backdrop in no time. You can ask your rental company to incorporate a custom backdrop into your rental party photo booth, or do your own custom photo booth with a friend serving as photographer. It’s easiest to make your own backdrop for an open air photo booth, which you can hang on a wall at an indoor reception, or hang from a tree or in a homemade frame at an outdoor reception.

One simple yet glamorous option is a tinsel curtain. Choose silver or gold for classic elegance, or go for a wild color like bright pink. For a more refined look, you can purchase three or four yards of a luxe fabric that fits your wedding color theme. Creative couples may want to get funky and spray-paint or hand-paint designs onto a cotton canvas backdrop. Don’t forget to provide props for your guests; the props are half the fun and encourage guests to get playful for the camera. Paint an oversized picture frame gold (don’t forget to take out the glass!) for your guests to hold up. Provide a chalkboard where they can write cute messages to hold in their photo, and colorful items from your costume box: think hats, wigs, funky sunglasses, and sequined accessories.

Reviews for Atlanta party entertainers
Courtney M.
Had our corporate party very entertained! Thanks Bill
Magic Man EntertainmentMagic Man Entertainment
Tyler K.
We had a great time with Michael. He was on time and had a great personality. Made our party more fun and entertained our guests.
WesNik EnterprisesWesNik Enterprises
Tamara N.
Leanne was a great enhancement to our party. Her readings were informative and entertaining and everyone enjoyed having her. She was punctual and very pleasant to work with.
Tarot & Angel Card Reader LeanneTarot & Angel Card Reader Leanne
Soby T.
Rob did an amazing job for my daughters 5th birthday party. The kids were entertained and engaged the whole time, as well as the adults! Highly recommend Rob!
The Amazing RobThe Amazing Rob
Thumbtack Customer
Joe Turner did a wonderful job entertaining my daughter's Bat Mitzvah party of 150 guests. Both adults and teens were thoroughly engaged in his wonderful performance. Joe's magic is great and he is a wonderful MC as well as pianist. I highly recommend him if you are looking for unique and excellent entertainment.
Turner Magic & KeynotesTurner Magic & Keynotes
Rachita A.
Thomas was a huge hit at my 3year olds bday party. The kids were smiling ear to ear and giggling so much. Even the adults were entertained. I Reccomend you hire Thomas for your next kids bday party. Thank you Magic by Thomas!
Magic By ThomasMagic By Thomas
Jasmine T.
These guys were awesome. They catered to our diverse musical tastes and we're very entertaining. Communication with Scotty was easy and stress free. They were there and setup for our Xmas party before the first guest arrived.
Scotty Paulk/The Riot Band/Pinnacle Media GroupScotty Paulk/The Riot Band/Pinnacle Media Group
Shruthi S.
Thomas did a fabulous job entertaining a very noisy bunch of 12 year olds at my sons birthday party. He was very easy to work with before the party, arrived on time, had a great vibe with the kids, and left them all yelling, “What! How did he do that?!” His Magic was perfect for the tween crowd, and the adults enjoyed the act as well. It was one hour very well spent.
Magic By ThomasMagic By Thomas
Thumbtack Customer
Amy was great to work with! We had her do face painting at our Mardi Gras party, and she really understood what we were looking for. Her face painting was fantastic! Great, detailed designs. Everyone loved it. And, she was great with the kids at the party. They were all entertained, even watching others get their face painted. An added bonus!! We would definitely recommend Amy, and will certainly be using her services again.
Hare-Brained ProductionsHare-Brained Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Stephanie, did face painting at my daughter's birthday party. She was absolutely amazing! Her face painting was really nice, very well done. Also she did ballooning and made fairy dust in small water bottles for the kids. She was great to have as she did all the entertaining for the kids!
A Very Fairy AffairA Very Fairy Affair
Thumbtack Customer
Me and my husband hired Michael to do our twins 10th birthday party. He was on time and ready to perform. He entertained the kids as well as the adults. We really enjoyed him and will refer him to others. My girls said he was the BEST magician they've ever seen. Thanks Michael. Job well done.
WesNik EnterprisesWesNik Enterprises
Breanne C.
JP was AWESOME! He showed up on time, ready to get to work! He was excellent in reading the crowd and playing music to suit the mood. We really enjoyed the life he brought to our event, a surprise 40th birthday party. I would not hesitate to hire JP again or recommend him to others looking for live entertainment for their events. HIRE HIM! You won't regret it :-)
J.P. GarmonJ.P. Garmon
Thumbtack Customer
Michael is an amazing magician and was able to keep the crowd fully engaged. He was extremely flexible schedule wise as we ran into delays but he had no complaints all the way through. Kids loved him and so do the adults. I would love to have him for our future events .His magic tricks n ballon arts made kids hooked to him during the party.A perfect party entertainer..
WesNik EnterprisesWesNik Enterprises
Danielle A.
Working with The Bourbon Brothers was quite frankly one of the best decisions I made for my partner’s surprise birthday party. The group was extremely communicative immediately upon my request submission and went above and beyond with customer service. They quickly feel like good friends or family at the event, and it’s easy to get to know them through their approachable quips and entertainment. When I asked about their availability, we hopped on an informational call the next day, chatted about details, and quickly set into motion. They have a very extensive repertoire that I easily picked from. To see if my partner would like it, I sampled some of the songs for him (unknowingly) one night. He remarked the playlist was epic, which is exactly the level of performance you receive from the band. During the event, and after when I posted videos, multiple people asked for their group name because their performance was so phenomenal. I have every intention to hire the band for future events. If you’re looking to hire a band, you frankly can’t get one better than The Bourbon Brothers! Excellent music, outstanding people, trustworthy entertainers. Love these guys!
The Bourbon BrothersThe Bourbon Brothers
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