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Louisville Party Entertainers

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  • 12 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney M.
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Rick anticipated our every need. He knew when to adjust the volume, when to fade out and when to jump in and get the crowd going during the dance party. I gave Rick some pretty strict guidelines and he was quick to comply with support and enthusiasm, which made me feel very at ease and confident in him running the audio show. He is easygoing and fun, but also professional. I definitely recommend him!

  • 23 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi G.
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Scott and Laura were very professional. The photo booth was a huge hit at my son's 16th birthday party. I would highly recommend Hey Mr. DJ!!! Awesome!!

All Star Entertainment KY
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Deb R.
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Awesome addition to any party! Very professional and reliable.

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Radiant Faces Events Co
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hallie D.
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Julia was PHENOMENAL! She absolutely made our party. She was so kind and talented. Both kids and adults got their faces painted and walked away from her table full of joy. I would definitely hire her again, and you should too!

  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea H.
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Everyone was really professional. We had a fantastic day and our guest enjoyed the music and photobooth. I am really happy we went with you all for everything!

Little Black Book Photobooth
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda W.
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We rented the photo booth for a sweet 16 party for 2 girls! There were LOTS of pictures taken and put in a scrapbook (for each bday girl) as a keepsake. They provided exactly what they said they would and we couldn't be happier! We will definitely use them again!!

  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Gina S.
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Robi was an excellent make up artist, and she is also a wonderful and kind person. We would definitely recommend her for weddings and other events! Thank you, Robi, for helping make our wedding so special.

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Epic Entertainment
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura K.
Verified review

He was amazing he did professional job he knew exactly what he was doing he kept the party going through the whole night despite the low number of people! He was fun to work with. He also made our venue look amazing with the all the dance floor lighting, up lighting and our monogram, it really made the difference❤

Bizianes Music
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie R.
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John Bizianes: Integrity, Talented, Professional, Creative, Excellence, Performer, Planner, and Top Teacher. John Bizianes is simply one of the best musicians that Kentucky can be proud to call their own! Whether he is arranging charts, running his recording studio, accompanying vocalists, gigging as a piano man, or using his exceptional ability to teach piano skills to students of all ages; all who have the privilege to work with him, are truly blessed. His knowledge and appreciation of all genres of music, with a strong foundation in the classics, in jazz, and more, make him unique. I am privileged to have had him accompany me (a vocalist) on many occasions. He has served as my piano coach, entertained for organizations I've worked with, and is the most favorite teacher of our 10 year old son (in his studio since age 5)! If you need a Music Man, Mr. Biz is THE best!

Strike a Pose and Smile!
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Heather M.
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Lance and Kelly went out of there way to make our event special. The photo booth was a huge success for our graduation party! They provided age appropriate props and personalized signs that made everything perfect!

Party Princess Productions
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mark T.
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Everything was great for our party. Belle arrived at the discussed time and the kids loved it. She even sang a song and sounded great. Other parents were very impressed. We would highly recommend using them. Thanks for helping make it a great party!

Claudia Lorraine
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joan A.
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Claudia did the makeup for my sisters wedding party in Sept 2017. She was professional, fun, and her makeup was modern and flawless. Worth every penny and more. Thank you for making my sister feel beautiful, Claudia! Congrats on your own engagement as well.

Sleight of Mind
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy M.
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Ours was the perfect experience for what Sleight of Mind provided. We had a client appreciation party where Nathan gave personal attention to each of our tables with his magic, and then did the grand finale at the end. He was professional, fun, engaging and VERY talented!! We loved it.

  • 6 years in business
Mr. Julius W.
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ALWAYS IMAGES Covered a SoulLounge Sunday Event for us this Year at Osheas and She Did a Phenomenon, Professional Job...making the Day Party into an Event filled with FUN. ...can't wait to work with ALWAYS IMAGES Again. Mr. Big City Styles and The SoulLounge of Louisville Kentucky.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jack B.
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Mark is a very good singer and guitar player and a very good teacher of the guitar. I have known him for several years he is very sincere and honest entertainer.

Ryan Whitehead Music
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan D.
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I've hired Ryan many times to play with my party band, "Mr. Potato Head." I'd recommend him for anything musical. The boy can read, interpret, entertain, wow, dress, knows when to play, what to play...knows when to lay out. What he plays is always the right thing. Delightful sense of melody and phrasing! I always get a little extra excited when I know Ryan is going to be playing with us!

  • 1 year in business
Matt G.
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Thank you for the amazing party! Everyone was talking for weeks after it was over. Amanda did my Cinco De Mayo event and is the #1 option for custom parties and events here in Louisville...not only was the balloon arrangment stunning, the details with the accessories and decorations were the perfect touch. Very professional...Someone to count on to show up and make a memorable event.

TCK Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Kent S.
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My experience was amazing I loved it My party came out great the beautiful decorations and how they kept theme

Amber Reese Painting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elliot M.
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This lady can paint awesome murals or decorations for birthday parties. She can probably paint just about anything you want! She painted life sized transformers for our birthday party. They looked great!

  • 32 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
Verified review

We recommend Johnny Action to others. He was very professional, detailed in handling the logistics, came early and set up ahead of time, and put on a fun, family friendly show at our family reunion that has attendees still laughing and talking about it! Well done Johnny Action! Thank you.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dean S.
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The Behind the Curtain photo booth was a hit at my daughters Sweet 16. Levi personally delivered and set up the booth quickly and effeciantly. He was well prepared with lots of ink and paper and a full bin of fun and crazy costumes. Levi took the time to make a specialty photo frame for each image as well. Provided with all of the digital images from the night as well as the actual printed photos my daughter has already begun posting them to her favorite Social Media sites. Special thanks to Levi for making this the highlight of the party's and for providing great memories and take home for everyone.

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.

What does a fortune teller do?

A fortune teller offers insight into people’s past, present and future through private readings. Some fortune tellers read palms or use tarot cards, runes, or tea leaves to see into a client’s future. Other fortune tellers consider themselves psychics, numerologists and mystics who look for patterns and meaning in seemingly random events, such as stirred tea leaves or the draw of a tarot card. By interpreting what they see in the cards or leaves, fortune tellers answer their clients’ questions about their lives, such as who or when they’ll marry, whether they should quit their job, or whether they should have a baby. Tarot card readings are a particularly popular way of having your future told, because they’re such a familiar method of fortune telling. More importantly, you can guide a tarot reading by asking the specific questions that are most important to you. By interpreting the cards you’ve drawn, the fortune teller may give you new insight into yourself and help you make an important decision. For some people, fortune tellers are simply amusing, but for others, they offer helpful guidance and spiritual nourishment.  

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.

Actual Requests

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Need DJ

Fairdale, KY

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Number of guests
    Fewer than 25
  • Music preferences
  • Indoors or outdoors?
    Outdoors
  • Venue Sound Equipment
    No, DJ must provide sound equipment
  • Total budget for DJ
  • Details
    16th birthday party
  • $351.67
    Average price

Need DJ Services

Louisville, KY

  • Event type
  • Number of guests
    101 - 150
  • Music preferences
  • Indoors or outdoors?
    Indoors
  • Venue Sound Equipment
    No, DJ must provide sound equipment
  • Total budget for DJ
  • Details
    Afternoon brunch wedding reception. Very little dancing is expected. Looking for convivial atmosphere. Classic rock, country, old standards, maybe some Christian pop.
  • $398.33
    Average price

Need Photo Booth Renter

Louisville, KY

  • Event type
    Wedding
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    Enclosed booth
  • Props needed?
    Yes
  • Number of people
    Over 200 (please estimate)
  • Age of guests
    Younger than 6, 6-11, 12-17, 18 and older
  • Details
    Would like it to have video capability of possible
  • $587.5
    Average price
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