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Algonquin Live Entertainment Professionals

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

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Nick Connell
5.0
from 133 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Khristina D.
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Nick is fantastic! Once he got to the party he got right to work entertaining my guests! EVERYONE absolutely loved him! He was funny and charismatic. He easily juggled twisting balloons and entertaining kids AND adults waiting eagerly in line for a balloon animal, sword, hat... you name it he made it! I highly recommend him as a balloon twisting entertainment person! Many people at my party said they will be using him for their party! I plan to do more business with Nick in the future! Such a great addition to our party! Thanks Nick for making Bella's first birthday special, and entertaining ALL of our guest!

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Standing Ovation DJ's
4.9
from 118 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 280 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Krista S.
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Joe was very professional and my entire company enjoyed the music he played. We will definitely book him again for future events!

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The Great Boodini
4.9
from 106 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Linda N.
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The Great Boodini was awesome, engaged every age group and delighted the crowd. Loved he stayed much longer than the hour he was committed to perform! I will have The Great Boodini at my next family event and recommend him to anyone looking for great party entertainment.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Charisse D.
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Susan was absolutely WONDERFUL! The children (and the adults) loved the very creative facepainting artwork. It made our event awesome. Susan was very professional, yet very personable. Our group was blessed to have her. Thank you, Susan!!!

Top Pro
  • 27 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Heidi F.
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Carl is the nicest, most accommodating DJ who truly cared about my wedding, and it's entertainment success. He was available and proactive from the time we booked him, until my actual wedding day. He was great with the crowd, and with my other vendors. I highly recommend his services!!

Top Pro
  • 40 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laurie L.
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Silly Aunt Nora Magician was amazing. I was a little worried that it might not be age appropriate for my 8 year old daughter's birthday party but she was absolutely fantastic! The kids loved the music face painting and magic tricks. She made my birthday girl feel really special and I'm pretty sure the adults loved her more than the kids. I'm so happy I hired her and highly recommend her for anyone looking for great children's entertainment.

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The Magic Of Brian Holt
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susie B.
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Brian was our magician for our Blue and Gold ceremony entertainment this past saturday and all the kids, young and old, LOVED him. I loved how he involved the kids and made them feel like they were the ones doing the magic tricks. Very entertaining, funny, and great magic.

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DJ AD Entertainment
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Yvonne P.
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We hired DJ AD Entertainment for our daughters college graduation party. All we can say is - EXCELLENT!! Due to weather issues we had to go to "Plan B" for the party location & they rolled with us. The music was fantastic & they expertly read the crowd. We continue to get rave reviews from our guest on the fun they had. We will definitely hire them again for our next event.

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Pocket Circus
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Hugo G.
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Pocket Circus is one of the best entertainment companies my family and I have seen. Their shows are fun, interactive, and informative. Audiences from babies to grandparents will enjoy a Pocket Circus show.

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Apollo Magic
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dalia P.
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Bryan came on time, was very polite and came with a lot of energy. We all had a great time. He is very funny too. Entertainment for the kids and adults.

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Elidia Festivities
4.5
from 50 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
David R.
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Very professional and over delivered. Face painting was a unique touch for our corporate holiday party. Our company will definitely invite her and her team back next year!

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Steve Belliveau
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Paul M.
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Steve was wonderful! My crowd of people loved him and enjoyed something other than just music for entertainment.The children especially loved being part of his performance.Thank you! Would recommend and hire again.

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Patty E.
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Special Occasion Events took care of the entertainment at my friends wedding earlier this year, they had a live Salsa band and a DJ! They did an amazing job, the MC was very attentive and made sure everyone had a really fun time, he did a salsa class and everyone joined in, it was so much fun!!

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TwistiCity
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Miguel C.
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Scott did a great job and was excellent entertainment for the kids in attendance. He catered to the adults & childrens request. Professional, kind & cool guy to hire. I'd definitely recommend his services to others.

Artistic Expressions by Lisa
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie S.
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We hired Lisa for our son's 1st Birthday party. She was great. She did an amazing job painting and she worked very well with the kids. I will definitely hire Lisa for our next event. We definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for this type of entertainment for their party.

Top Pro
  • 21 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joanne M.
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Review for William Powers I am a non-professional singer interested in improving my overall level of performance in both solo and choral situations. I have worked with Mr. Powers on several occasions in preparation for a vocal recital and an opera performance, and I truly cannot recommend him highly enough! Not only is he great fun to work with, he is able to quickly and accurately assess my strengths and weaknesses as a performer, and offer practical advice that I can put into use immediately. He is particularly effective in helping me bring a song to life by examining the emotional content of the music and lyrics, and then presenting it in such a way as to deeply touch the hearts and minds of my listeners. Whatever your current level of skill as a singer, actor, or public speaker, and whether you are an amateur or professional performer, Mr. Powers can give you the inspiration and the practical tools to move on to a much higher level!

  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff B.
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We had a store meeting and hired Edd to work the crowd as well as perform an entertainment show. Simply outstanding and well recieved by a group of people ranging from ages 19-80... Thank you Edd for helping us celebrate the success of our business!

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Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jamie H.
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Matt performed at our wedding ceremony and it was the perfect addition. Churches typically allow only approved religious songs during the ceremony itself, however, Matt's guitar playing at the beginning and end of the ceremony was a great way to incorporate our own musical favorites and really personalize the experience for us and our guests. I had numerous guests comment on his guitar playing skills and how they enjoyed the live music and recognizable songs while they waited.

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Ryan Gorey Media
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karen P.
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Looking forward to having him entertain our event!!!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon K.
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Kathy sang at my California wedding in August 2014, during the ceremony and the reception. I discussed the songs I was considering with Kathy many times in the months leading up to our wedding and she listened to my ideas, giving guidance and suggestions for impactful songs. We ended up choosing an Adele song for the ceremony and a Beatles song for the reception. One of our guests told me after that he's only cried at two weddings: his and when Kathy sand Adele at ours. If I could give Kathy six stars, I would. Kathy is the epitome of professional. In a process filled with weirdly secretive costs (the minute you say wedding, costs increase exponentially) it was a huge relief to have someone up front, honest and fair with prices and expectations. If you are worried about having a meaningful music experience, hire Kathy. She listened to our desire for an emotional performance at the ceremony and a more 'fun song' at the reception and knocked it out of the park with "I'm So Tired" by the Beatles. I could go on about all the ways Kathy enhanced our wedding experience, but let me leave it at this: if you are even remotely considering live music at your wedding, you would be crazy not to contact Kathy.

Classical guitarist
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Steven S.
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I enthusiastically support the recommendation of Nicole Auriemma for employment as an entertainer (guitarist and vocalist) in the Chicago area. I have known Nicole Auriemma for the past year and have employed her numerous times to provide musical entertainment during our summer villa events. Nicole always showed up on time and entertained our guests on a very professional level. Nicole is a pleasure to work with and always brings a smile and positive attitude whenever she plays guitar. It is very apparent that she enjoys performing for audiences in any type of environment." Sincere and best regards, Steven T. Samson

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