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Minneapolis Live Entertainment Professionals

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

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DJ Paul Young
4.9
from 143 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie U.
Verified review

We hired Paul to be our DJ at a corporate event at a local hotel. We were very pleased with his selection of music which totally went with the flow of the meeting. We had numerous things going on and his sense of knowing what to play worked for us. We don't normally have people dancing at our corporate events but the music Paul played had many kicking up their heels! I was very happy with Paul and he brought lights and sound and truly contributed to make our event a success. I will definitely call upon Paul again when we need a DJ! Thanks Paul!

Kids Call This A Party
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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"Kids Call This A Party", Is AMAZING!!!!!! Jenna is truly exceptional, one of a kind service provider! She is so talented, entertaining, and the multitude of her talents and services that she offers are unique and so fun!!! The Kids had such a Blast!!! Best Party ever!!! I cannot express, How excellent her services are!!

Face Painting by Karen
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Robin L.
Verified review

My daughter used Karen for our grand daughter's birthday party, and I was so impressed with Karen and her talent, that I hired her to do our competition dance team banquet. She is amazingly talented and just really a great person. She was interacting with all our dancers and their parents and all the kids were so thrilled with their face paintings! I believe she even booked a few more parties off of this one. I would highly recommend her! She is very reasonably priced and I know that you will be extremely happy with her! -Robin Lind Owner of Dance Tech Studios

The Big Event Twin Cities
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

The Big Event Twin Cities did a great job providing the entertainment for my daughter’s wedding.

Dj S Dot
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Hope H.
Verified review

Our residents and staff loved having DJ S Dot out on the pool deck at NordHaus Apartments to provide live music entertainment for everyone enjoying the warm weather!

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Pianoshul
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Luke T.
Verified review

I have been taking lessons with Shulamit for about 4 months now, and her teaching has helped me immensely to improve. She is incredibly knowledgeable about all things music and is able to offer truly helpful insight that is rare among piano teachers. She is willing to help push me when I wish to strive for harder pieces, but also understands and helps me when I need more practice. I would highly recommend Shulamit to anyone wishing to take piano lessons.

Mike O'Malley Guitar Lessons
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Ron C.
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I spent 2 years with Mike as my guitar Instructor.I've had a lots of frustrations as a guitarist back then,I'm not confident enough to be in a band.one day we met in a holiday gas station and talk a bit about music,.I told him that I'm thinking about giving up my guitar world.,and he offered me a lesson that might help..after a week I started my lesson,.Mike is a great teacher,.he taught me almost everything from blues to shredding guitar techniques.history of legendary guitarists,he changed my life as a musician,Mike is a big part of my success in music,as of now I'm quitting my day job and pursue my biggest dream in life.,to be in the music business.I have my own business now under my name..R.Castillo Live Sound & Lighting,.thanks to Mike!!!!!

Halls of Magic Entertainment
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Ann B.
Verified review

Outstanding! Highly recommended. Kevin provided entertainment for our company Christmas Party and had everyone laughing and engaged from 8 years old to 75 years old. People were amazed with his magic tricks and loved his energy.

MyGlobalDJ
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Denise K.
Verified review

Rob performed for our daughter's wedding reception. Fun choice of music & lights!! Did great with announcements, getting people on the floor, etc.!! Floor was packed most of the time! Had many comments saying, "What a fun celebration!". Thanks for a perfect evening of entertainment!!!

  • 23 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Norm was a fantastic fast-paced entertainer. Perfect for company events! - Finance Operations - Target Corp.

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Kristoff the Magician
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Randy L.
Verified review

Kristoff was captivating. We had Kristoff for our church fundraiser and he completely had over 200 people (sitting in a tight church basement) at the edge of there seats with every trick he performed. He has a nice way of bringing any and everyone into his performances. His delivery is inviting and his magic is sensational. I highly recommend him for any event that needs or is looking for a quality show. Great entertainment for a reasonable price, can't wait to get him back. You wont be disappointed . Randy- Southern Minnesota

Paintertainment
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mary O.
Verified review

Wonderful to work with! We have chosen Paintertsinment for our annual corporate family event for several years and that’s are always a hit!

  • 32 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

A Touch of Magic is a FIRST CLASS ACT on all levels!! I could not have been more happy with their amazing face painting, totally FUN balloon animals, AND their stage show, Mixed Nuts got roars of laughter from a wide range of ages as well! I see why they are the 'go to' party/picnic entertainment experts! Thanks again, Tracy H.

DJ Mikey Y
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Roy T.
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Dj Mikey was awesome at our wedding. He did a very great job with providing entertainment, and the music we wanted. Mike is very reasonable in price, and you can not beat his experience in this industry. Thank you again for a very great experience Sincerely Roy Tackett.

  • 32 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
Verified review

The balloon artists and face painter were the best addition to our Annual Company Picnic. It was fun to listen to the people raving about the both the face painter and balloon art that was created. They were quick and entertaining and captivating to see them interact with their audience. We would not think twice about having the staff back every year at this annual event. A Touch of Magic is the best in the business for this type of entertainment. They took very good care of us and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for your event!

Corporate Clean Comedy Guy!
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deanna H.
Verified review

Norm is absolutely one of the most entertaining and multi talented performers. I have seen Norm at a few conventions and other performances. He is a fabulous Master of Ceremonies utilizing great magic, songs, hypnotism and comedy to keep everyone laughing. Fabulous!!! A definite must for corporate and clean entertainment for everyone.

David Farr
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
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David did his kids show for my daughters 6th birthday. We had at least 15 kids ages, four to ten (even a few younger, and he held their interest too). He was on time to the venue, and started the show at the time agreed upon. He immediately had the children quiet and focused on him, then he had them all laughing at his jokes. For the age group at the party he held their attention so good. No one grew bored, or antsy. He made the birthday girl feel extra special, while including everyone else too. Everyone including the adults were laughing and engaged. The magic show was the best part of the party, and the only time I could sit and breathe because all of the focus was one him. My daughters school and daycare friends talked about the show for days. David is a total professional and great at what he does. I would definitely book him again, and recommend him to anyone looking to entertain from kids to adults.

  • 32 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Myko J.
Verified review

Touch of Magic came to our Junior High and did Airbrush tattoos for our students. THEY WERE AWESOME! From beginning to end Touch of Magic was professional and easy to work with. They are definitley on our list of entertainment for next year's school wide events!

Santa Steve of the North
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Roni T.
Verified review

Santa and Mrs. Santa engaged all of our youngsters the entire time on Christmas Eve. One little fellow commented that Santa Steve was the "real" Santa because he got what he asked for on Christmas morning. He was very lively and entertaining! Great fun!

Steven the Magician
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin S.
Verified review

Steve the Magician was very punctual- he drove an hour and a half to get to the party, arrived early, met the birthday kids, set up and was ready to start the show on time. He did a great job keeping everyone entertained with lite hearted jokes and magic tricks! Highlights of his hour long performance were cutting a rope in half and then making the rope reappear in one piece, making a red ball/ light disappear and reappear and making animal balloons for each child!

Mark Poolos
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
David N.
Verified review

Funny man entertained us

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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