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Grand Rapids Live Entertainment Professionals

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

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Steve Anzivino Music
from 90 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cameron L.
Verified review

My wife and I hosted a party to celebrate paying off our student loans and live music was a must, however, we specifically wanted a band who had experience playing atmosphere/background music. I turned to Thumbtack and put out a request for what we needed. The same day I had a quote in my inbox from Steve and he was cordial and easy to work with as we discussed details and then exceeded expectations at our party. We loved the trio he put together and they were very professional and courtesy making a point to speak with us throughout the event. If you need a jazz trio for any kind of event, Steve is the guy!

Mitten Entertainment
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Chad R.
Verified review

We selected Mitten Entertainment after I experienced his services at a friend's wedding. His rates were valuable and competitive with other services, but he over-delivered on his quality. Very professional, responsive, flexible, and easy to work with. He performed his services exactly according to our requests and was able to adjust to the reception crowd and party as the night went on. No complaints whatsoever!

Ran Baker
from 18 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Dhaval M.
Verified review

Very professional and courteous to family and loving to kids . We thoroughly enjoyed his show and company Recommend to everyone

  • 28 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah M.
Verified review

Gene has done multiple events for our entertainment company from corporate picnics, high school post prom and grad parties, as well as private gatherings. He has also done a Christmas card for our family. Every experience has been wonderful from his professional presentation to his exceptional art work. I would recommend his services and talents to anyone seeking quality in illustration, graphic design or caricatures.

Ncredable Party Services
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Verified review

Having you to provide your services at our family reunion made for a fun, enjoyable time for all. It was Ncredable! 4 years and going strong. We look forward to having you back to do it big next yea for our milestone.

The Magic of Trino
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Joseph G.
Verified review

The Magic of Trino is excellent entertainment for everyone and anyone. I remember looking around during a show and seeing kids, teens and adults enjoying every second of it. Highly recommended.

Ma'King Music Entertainment
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Becky M.
Verified review

Very professional, organized and extremely entertaining! My husband and I booked DJ KingMake for our Wedding Reception and could not have been more thrilled with our selection. He was very personable and accommodating to our choices of music. We met with him a couple of different times to establish exactly what music we wanted/ went over the bridal party/and also the different activities (bouquet toss/garter throw, cake cutting, mother/father dances, $ dance, etc) we wanted to do throughout the night. He provided us with a playlist of music on a cd for us to keep as a memory of our special night, as well as figure out any other suggestions we may have. He was very organized with introducing the bridal party and the entire reception went off without a hitch! It is so nice to find entertainment that you don't have to worry about. DJ KingMake went above and beyond his duties, and actually tried to mingle and get to know us and our guests. You could tell he loves what he does and he definitely knows how to keep people out on the dance floor. He helped make my wedding night perfect, and I didn't have to stress over anything at all...which is AMAZING for any bride! He had every song that was requested and then some! My husband and I highly recommend Ma'King Music Entertainment and are excited to continue our working relationship in the future!! Trust me will not be disappointed!!

The Spoon Man
from 5 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
John A.
Verified review

Provided great entertainment for our office. Adapted nicely to our locale (which was a restaurant). Flaming spoons of death is a must see. Funny. About 45 minutes or so long. Staff loved it!

MagicBob & SuZie
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Roger B.
Verified review

MagicBob and SuZie are simply the best- they entertain, amaze, amuse- and then INSPIRE. I know of no other performance in the country that is perfect for all age groups, settings and genders- the magic is flawlessly performed, the escapes are incredible, and the huge chalk art pieces are beautifully created at breakneck speed to soaring music. But then in a wonderful humble way, and upon request, MagicBob and SuZie link these unique talents into a powerful and meaningful Gospel presentation by first "earning the right to be heard" and then sharing the Good News from their own personal experience. Important too is their interaction and emotionally including their audiences in all their presentations- everyone watching feels they are part of the experience- including right up to the end when the cell phone cameras in the audience are busy taking photos of SuZie's latest created art piece. This is an A++++ Five Star unique one of a kind program an audience will always remember and is perfect for churches, banquets, patriotic celebrations, holiday, fundraising and annual events of all sorts. I cannot rate MagicBob and SuZie highly enough.

The Good Agency LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Charles T.
Verified review

John and his crew at The Good Agency provided DJ service for our Wedding in June. We were able to communicate with John to go over music that we wanted at our wedding; he did a great job mixing all of the songs in throughout the night. The Good Agency is a very professional service that is always there if you have questions or concerns. They were the hit of our wedding. My wife and I highly recommend giving John a call!

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa S.
Verified review

Joe was great to work with and made sure to keep everyone entertained all night long. Great music and karaoke selection for everyone! Would recommend him to anyone for their party or event!!!

Afterlight Entertainment
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Rachel K.
Verified review

My husband and I had a great experience with Afterlight Entertainment. They asked what we wanted, went with the flow when needed, and took charge. Very impressed!! :)

String Theory
from 1 review
    Matt W.
    Verified review

    Great job, guys! Enjoyed working with you.

    • 12 years in business
    Jim M.
    Verified review

    Booked gigs for my band and others, does nice marketing pieces and flyers. Helped produce songs and jingles for me as well.

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Melanie H.
    Verified review

    Tom Briggs was the dj for my daughters college graduation party. He did a fabulous job!!!! Very very pleased!


    Trust that I'm the man for the job, and I will give my all. I'm looking to please my clients. If my clients are not pleased, I will give the half of the money back and still work as hard as I came to do.


    Comedy, to me, is an effective way of not only bringing laughter to my audience, but also making them think at the same time. When I write my sets, my aim is not to simply "goof off." I bring popular issues to light and dissect their elements with an objective yet critical eye. I also have training in physical comedy and movement, and do a variety of impersonations; from George Bush to Ann Coulter.

    • 5 years in business


    We are in it for the appearance and create a name for ourselves and that's why we take the time to go over every little detail so the event goes smooth sailing.


    I provide great live jazz for cocktail hour and dinner music for your event. I am personable, professional and sound great!


    We offer a a variety of acts to help you celebrate any occasion. They include: - Classic Singing Telegrams - Belly Dancers - Nerd-O-Grams - Elvis - Tim McGraw - Marylin - Grim Reaper - Polynesian Dancers - Zorro

    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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