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Top Pro
from 256 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 497 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
Verified review

We hired Nick to DJ an event we had in New Haven, CT and he was great! He arrived early and was completely set up at least 30 minutes before the event started - which was greatly appreciated! He even brought his own DJ booth and lights. I should have given him more of a heads up on the type of music we wanted, but once I gave him a few examples of some bands to play he did a great job keeping it up. He also did a wonderful job making announcements throughout the event to keep the attendees in the loop. In our original agreement Nick said he would bring a photographer and would leave us with a thumb drive of all the pictures. We thought this offer was ABOVE and BEYOND so knew he would be great to work with. Unfortunately the photographer wasn't at the event, but Nick did have a nice camera that we were able to take photos with. I'm waiting for Nick to mail me those photos on a thumb drive and as long as I get those soon I am comfortable leaving a 5 star review! Nick was a great guy so I know they will be in the mail any day now. And as an added bonus: he sings! If you're event go-ers are into Frank Sinatra, make sure to let Nick know and he'll put on a show. ;-)

partySWANK PARTYpoopers
from 9 reviews
  • 27 years in business
Yanai F.
Verified review

I hired Party Poopers to organize my son's Bar Mitzvah. The moment I first spoke to Marla, I was impressed by her ideas and experience. She booked a venue of the exact type we were looking for, and got us a dj, a delicious caterer, a henna tattoo artist, a few dancers and character actors to entertain the guests, and a delightful party coordinator who managed the occasionally mischievous youthful guests without killing any fun. Everyone involved was punctual and hip! Many of my son's friends told him it was by far the best Bar Mitzvah they attended, including their own. My other son will be bar mitzvahed in just two years so we will be using Party Poopers again shortly -- albeit this son's taste differs greatly from his brother's, but Marla has assured me that she's done every kind of party imaginable and so has no lack of confidence that she'd be able to accommodate his more "unconventional" leanings.

Blast Beat Productions
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary C.
Verified review

John and Debbie are great and a lot of fun. They worked my birthday party last year. We had the best time. They got everyone involved and know there crowd. They have all types of music, rock, hip hop, reggaetone, classic rock and classic hip hop to all the music going on today. They also are the best around in Karaoke also. They will do any special requests you have and if they don't have it (which I highly doubt) they will find it. I recommend them for any parties you have. Whether it be birthday, anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs, Sweet 16's or weddings. They will bring the party out of you.

Jon Schneider
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew A.
Verified review

Jon was amazing! I asked him to write a hip-hop song for me to rap over as a surprise gift for my wife for our wedding. He wrote and recorded several amazing ideas so quickly. The music we went with was unbelievably awesome and got the tone I was going for perfectly. I was quite impressed with his creativity and turnover time. He also came up with a catchy chorus that he sang. He was so accommodating and receptive to my ideas and willing to make changes. He even came to my apartment to help me record my vocals. He is very talented, works fast, very responsive to messages, and delivers and amazing end product. But most of all he really cared about delivering something that I was happy with.

from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Yvette A.
Verified review

I saw DJ A at a private party recently. I was impressed by his music collection which had the crowd dancing all night. He played R&B, Hip Hop, House Music, Latin, Reggae/Reggaeton, Calypso, and Soca. He also had all the party favorite line dances. The added bonus was the videos to accompany the music, which was blended right along with his mixing. It gave a club feel even at a private party. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a DJ for any type of event.

Celestial Entertainment
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie L.
Verified review

DJ lyra at celestial entertainment was the perfect pickup for my graduation party. She was able to take on our wide age range within the crowd and had nearly everyone dancing without it being too predictable. We loved when she threw in some edgy hip-hop and eighties songs dance music.

OneDay Entertainment
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Crystal R.
Verified review

Where do i start?! Amazing music and skills to rock a party. My whole family loved the music! name it, OneDay got it

Jayne M.
Verified review

I hired Dj RP Beats for a 5 hour dance party and he really amazed me with his spinning and Djaying. The Collective really enjoys what they do. Very clean mixes and great choice of music. I loved it and would recommend him to others. The best part of the night was seeing my grandmother dance to Hip Hop.


Years of professional working to names of big stars like Aretha Franklin , Wyclef Jean,Jennifer Lopez , featured film Rachael Getting Married with Anne Hathaway


I offer to perform and showcase my ability to express my thoughts and feelings over instruments. I use lyrical and non-lyrical content to attract all listeners. I am willing to perform at events.

  • 6 years in business

Hip Hop artist with an extensive amount of live performance experience. I am happy to provide live, and original entertainment for your event. I also specialize in event planning, and management. I can help set-up your event, gather talent for it, and if there's a bar involved, I have tremendous experience in managing bars for large scale events. I have managed a bar for Unicorn Meat for over 1,000 person parties, and 7 years experience in restaurants.


I am a hip-hop artist who loves to entertain. I will make sure that you leave happy and energized after my performance.

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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.

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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