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Skokie Corporate Entertainers

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Standing Ovation DJ's
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 292 hires on Thumbtack
Cherry B.
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Hired Joe for our clients for a corporate event and heard that he did an amazing job and had everyone participating! Thanks Joe!

All around Entertainment
4.8
from 114 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 293 hires on Thumbtack
Ana R.
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DawnMarie was great! We contracted with her for face-painting, balloon tying, and glitter tattoos for 2 hours. She showed up early to set up (but doesn't charge for set-up and clean-up time), she uses very high-quality face painting make-up, her balloon tying is more complex than what you typically see, and she is great with both kids and parents. I got comments from parents the entire time about her impressive artistic painting skills. The kids loved their face and arm paintings and glitter tattoos. Her intricate balloons were a total hit. She may be more expensive than some of the other entertainers out there, but this is really a situation where you get what you pay for. The quality was a cut above, she is insured, uses high-quality hypoallergenic and gluten-free make-up, and takes great pride in her work. Great experience!

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The Great Boodini
4.9
from 110 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karolina S.
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He is an amazing performer!!! He really knows how to attract children attention. Every kid at our daughter's birthday party was amazed and happy to have a chance to participate in the show. We had many entertainers every year for our little one's birthday but Great Boodini so far was the best one! Definitely we going to hire him again! Very professional, punctual and he responds very quickly for any questions. He offers variety of magical tricks/ shows for small and big kids. Definitely I recommend him to anyone who wants to have great and unforgettable party!!!

Grampy's Magic
4.6
from 116 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
Christine S.
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Great entertainment! Grampy arrived early and was very flexible. It rained all morning and my yard was a mess. He entertainment the kids and the adults loved him!

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  • 40 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara H.
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Nora is an amazing energetic entertainer. Kids loved and enjoyed her. Highly recommend her!!!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John A.
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I booked DJ John Herrera to mix at a corporate cocktail party held at a downtown Chicago club. John was extremely responsive to messages from start to finish. He was professional, courteous and friendly. He was amenable to specific requests from me, from the venue's management, from my legal and accounting departments. He was on site, set up, and sound checked when he stated he would be (which was well ahead of any guests arriving). He was dressed in cocktail attire as asked. His mixes included the styles and periods asked plus some hot surprises. The music covered rock, pop, disco, urban, hip-hop, r&b, EDM from 70's through current. John walked through the large, multi-room venue to check sound levels throughout the night. He was attuned to the activities and the mood of the crowd throughout the not. Not only was John professional but he was affable in person. I highly recommend DJJohnHerrera and will definitely book him in the future.

DJ AD Entertainment
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen B.
Verified review

We hired DJ AD Entertainment for our FunFest at an elementary school. Not only were the children all excited, but even the parents were impressed at the music and the showmanship of the DJ and "Singer/Dancer". Thank you!

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Pocket Circus
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 77 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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  • 11 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacey B.
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I can't say enough about the quality of service we received from Willie at Million Dollar Moments! Our corporate event required a photo booth on pretty short notice and Willie was quick to respond, extremely well priced, on-time and set up in plenty of time for our dinner event. I owe Willie a big THANK YOU for creating a perfect party environment for our team of professionals! At one point the line for the photo booth was longer than the bar! Definitely a memorable night and everyone had the photo strips to prove it!

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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.

Piano Performance Lessons
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriela R.
Verified review

Mr. Garcia has been giving my two children, ages 7 and 5, piano instruction in our home for a couple of months now, and I could not be happier with his services. He is professional, respectful, and courteous. As an instructor, he is extremely knowledgeable, patient and thorough. If the student does not grasp the lesson with one method, he will work with the student at his or her pace, trying different methods until the lesson is fully understood. Mr. Garcia is a highly skilled pianist, and, fortunately for us, a wonderful teacher as well. I highly recommend him.

The Magic Of Mark Presley
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda F.
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If you are looking for a family fun packed magic show to entertain and delight both young and old then look no further. The Magic of Mark Presley is the magician you want for your next events entertainment. Mark is a great magician who gets the audience involved and has them mesmerized all at the same time. He is definitely the magician that I will call first for any special events where I want to bring some MAGIC and fun to INSPIRE the IMAGINATION of those attending and when they leave have a smile on their face.

MoMo & Co.
4.6
from 34 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Andy R.
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Found Maureen on Thumbtack while looking for entertainment of about 30 kids... She was on time, very professional and polite.... The show was great, children loved her!! Her balloon twisting skills are amazing!. She made great items for everyone! I would definitely recommend her! And will be using again in the future!

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  • 21 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allyssa U.
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I can't say enough good things about Mr. Powers. He pushes me to do my best at every lesson and is very encouraging and kind. I look forward to voice every week and would recommend him to anyone, experienced and novice singers alike.

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Ryan Gorey Media
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen P.
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Looking forward to having him entertain our event!!!

GN Events
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Patti O.
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Gene set up his photo booth for our annual corporate awards banquet this past weekend. We asked him to set up earlier than he normally would and accommodated everything that we asked him to do. He made up a special logo for the photo strips and all our guests enjoyed the booth!! I would definitely recommend Gene for any of your events! Thanks from all !!

  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Aishah B.
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DJ Jones is a true professional! He continually followed up with us, created a playlist that was well beyond our expectations and was able to get the guests out their seats on to the dance floor. He received so many compliments during the wedding and I would highly recommend him for your next wedding, party or corporate event.

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Kathryn Lachey Music
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanna N.
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Kathryn recently sang at a corporate happy hour event we had on the amenity floor of Marlowe Apartment Homes in Chicago. She is so talented and we really enjoyed her quality of work! Her voice is stunning. She was on time and very professional. We are looking forward to working with her in the future. -Joanna Nosewicz, LMC Property Management, Marlowe Apartment Homes

  • 23 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Donna V.
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Kazar was a surprise for my sons wedding he came walking down the aisle right after they were pronounced husband and wife. the whole place was was excited. Kazar was wonderful he really played the part and took pictures with anyone who wanted one and he is in the professional bridal party photos as well. I cannot say enough great things about him. He is very professional he was a great asset to the wedding and made it very special and the groom was so overwhelmed my taught said she saw tears.. Five stars is not even enough. I will post photos when when we get them.

SoPrime Entertainment
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marie G.
Verified review

Every year we host a Mardi Gras or Valentine's day party for our parish community. SoPrime Entertainment is by far the best. They provide us with a DJ, photo booth, and uplighting every year, which is all amazing. The people are wonderful to work and they care about making your event a success. Every year I get rave reviews from our attendees about how awesome the music and photo booth is. There's no doubt in my mind that we will continue using them for all of our events.

Best Chicago Face Painting
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kelley F.
Verified review

These are some very talented people. They were wonderful with my twin daughters and their friends. The work is stunning. They are very professional and efficient. The balloons were perfect and inventive and the face painting was gorgeous. Everyone loved having them here for the party. I highly recommend them and can’t wait to have them back.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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 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.

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Need photo booth rental

Chicago, IL

  • Event type
    Birthday
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    Enclosed booth
  • Props needed?
    Yes
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 50
  • Age of guests
    18 and older
  • Details
    50 th Birthday
  • $481.8
    Average price

Need Photo Booth Rental

Skokie, IL

  • Event type
    Birthday
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    I'm not sure yet
  • Props needed?
    Yes
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Age of guests
    12-17
  • Details
    need a scrapbook
  • $468.5
    Average price
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