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Snapsterbooth Photo Booth
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Becky M.
Verified review

Mckelvie did a fantastic job at our event. He was patient with all of the children. The photo booth added a lot of fun and excitement to our party. I would highly recommend Mckelvie for any type of party. Young and old and in between had a ball with the fun props and having their photo made together.

Key Of "E" Productions
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary C.
Verified review

Key of E made planning and executing a wedding reception such a pleasure. By the time the party started, I felt as if Kelvin and Sanae were good friends I'd had for years. They can help with just about every aspect of hosting a celebration. I highly recommend employing Key of E for any sort of gathering, especially one where music and dancing are part of the game plan.

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
Verified review

Paul did a great job playing for my birthday party. Music provided a nice background without being too loud. Would recommend him to anyone.

  • 28 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Eloisa T.
Verified review

We had the pleasure to work with Chastain for our company's holiday party. He was so great! He kept everybody well entertained with all his magic tricks and humor. He was very professional and on time. We loved his show, it was great for all of our guess which included children and adults. He is the real deal! Thank you so much for making our evening an enjoyable one.

Kate Hurley Music (Events)
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
John H.
Verified review

Kate played piano for us at an outdoor venue and was great to work with during stressful times not knowing what the weather was going to do. I appreciated the professionalism. It made everything so much calmer. I thought her playing was outstanding and got rave reviews on her musical talent at the dinner party afterwards. Thank you so much making all our requests happen!

Brushfire
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Benjamin T.
    Verified review

    We first heard these guys play as the Aeroplane String Band at the Funkatorium in Asheville. My then fiancee and I were immediately taken by their renditions of John Hartford's tunes. That night we asked them if they would play our wedding and they happily agreed. Booking was easy and very professional. They played guitar and banjo during our wedding ceremony and played full band during cocktail hour. The ceremony was next to a creek amidst freshly fallen leaves - the music was the perfect touch to round out the magic of the scene. Heavy fall rains in the weeks preceding the wedding resulted in a very loud, raging creek. We realized we would need to mic the ceremony which these guys gracefully took care of. They took care of all things audio related which made the day much easier for us. Ben was incredibly flexible and helpful while planning the ceremony music. Our wedding guests enjoyed listening and dancing during cocktail hour. I hope we throw another big party soon so we can get these guys to come play again!

    Michael Wilson Knowles
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 40 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Krystal S.
    Verified review

    Michael was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. We are a home builder and had a hiccup in the construction process, so we had to postpone our event. Michael was very patient and understanding. Michael's personality is very warm and energetic, which comes through in his music! He is a great singer and performer - very accommodating and appreciative. I highly recommend Michael and will certainly ask for his services again.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sherian Leonard
    Verified review

    Did an awesome job planning a fundraising party. Everyone had a lot of fun with the characters. They went above and beyond to make it a success.

    Miss Twist the Balloonatic
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tab W.
    Verified review

    Miss Twist is full of fun and great with kids of all ages. Her bubbly personality will bring a smile to everyone's face. She has a talent and uses it well. I would highly recommend her for any party or function.

    The Folsom Prison Gang
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Raimundo C.
      Verified review

      The Folsom Prison Gang is not just entertainment,they are an experience. They are non stop and high energy. It is obvious they care for there fans as we witnessed their interaction with adults and children alike. After their show they would mingle with the growd and thank them for being there. All I can say is wow and Johnny would have been proud of the Gang.

      Get Cheeky: Face Painting
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Lori W.
        Verified review

        Hands Down To This Amazing Artist!!! We Have Had The Pleasure of Using Her For Two Years As My Grandson Has Been The Cat In The Hat, and The Grinch!!! I Would Highly Recommend Using Her For All Your Creative Needs, and Even Parties!! Not Only Do You Get Quality Face Painting, You Get It Served With A Smile. Sheila Is Amazing.

        Bull Moose Party
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Paul N.
        Verified review

        My wife and I hired the Bull Moose Party for our wedding in June. We are both from the mountains and our wedding was on a friends farm in Madison county. We were really hoping for a band whose style would match the setting and speak to our shared mountain heritage. The Bull Moose Party is definitely that band. They are very skilled, they have a great sound with a five piece band (banjo,mandolin,guitar,fiddle and upright Bass), good energy and style on stage as well. Their repertoire is not as expansive as your run-of-the-mill wedding band but that did not dampen our time. They played a few hours of music and never repeated a song that I heard. Granted, it being my wedding I can't be the most trusted authority in that regard. I would confidently recommend the Bull Moose Party to anyone having an event and looking to improve the experience with some high quality music.

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        We are a record label that offers music services for any event such as weddings, parties, and family reunions. Our services include DJ and live band.

        About

        Located in Brevard, North Carolina, All Things Considered supplies the best music of all kinds for weddings, receptions, etc. With over 40 years successful experience of providing music for special occasions, we can give you memorable moments of your wedding reception that will last a lifetime.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        Lots of experience... We are not your average DJs and officiants, We are also accomplished professional musicians and audio/lighting techs, who take that sense of performance from the stage and apply it to the DJ booth. On top of that we have some great equipment and really nice lighting to make it all more atmospheric and memorable.

        About

        I offer parties and lessons in an upscale studio. I have parties for up to 25 kids and adults. Summer camp and date nights are also available. Raku firing is also available. Beginners, novices, and those with no experience -- are all welcome. Contact me for any party ideas.

        About

        For a professional continuous party and a guaranteed good time, holla at your boy, DJ Twin. He plays old school, new school, R&B, pop, and whatever floats your boat. For the perfect DJ and day up, Twin Entertainment is the way to go.

        About

        We provide entertainment, smoky-mountain style! We do stories, songs, and lots of humor. Live programs are suited to you. We have a guitar, and we will travel!

        About

        I offer aerial circus entertainment and instruction. I perform lyra (aerial hoop) trapeze, silks and sling (aerial hammock). I have a 9-foot freestanding, low-hanging rig for aerial yoga and kids' classes on silks, sling and lyra. All activities are 1 foot or one hand on the ground, so it is very safe for all ages and abilities.

        About

        I provide musical entertainment for your event, from solo act to a full band. I am specializing in creating a fun time for all in attendance.

        About

        At Steve Casey Entertainment, we provide the area's best karaoke shows, live DJ's and live onstage performers cranking out your favorite music. We are available for night clubs, weddings, corporate and private events. We have over 20 years experience helping the upstate with great parties and we would love to talk to you about yours as well.

        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.
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