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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 256 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 497 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia P.
Verified review

Four hours of awesome music from my daughters' personally selected "play list" entertained the kids for our double celebration (sweet 16/confirmation)! Nick made sure the DJ and photographer/photo booth were on top of it all, which made the evening a total success. Photo booth shots drew long lines as everyone enjoyed being goofy and serious for their party memories. It was very special that the photographer left the photo booth at times to capture those special ceremonial moments, like dang with dad, the "puzzle piece" ceremony, my girls dancing with their friends, one of my daughter's singing, and of course, the CAKE! Nick's personal renditions of Frank Sinatra favorites were a hit. I even heard someone in the crowd say, "That can't be him; he must be lip-sinking! He sounds too good!" But it WAS Nick! Nick encouraged the kids to dance but was not "Over the top" as I have seen in other "motivators". He facilitated the special dances and ceremonies included in the party, making each memorable. What a kind and flexible man Nick has been to work with. When you need Party Entertainment, go with the Best of ALL worlds, Nick Michaels and "The Best of Both Worlds"!

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DjByrdProductions
4.9
from 112 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paige B.
Verified review

Hire this guy for ANYTHING asap! OMG - Hamilton is THE BEST he was all over our day like a stealth a MUSIC MAGICIAN. He provided - perfect planning, great organization & a few 'check in's' with us on the day. Also he was friendly and enthusiastic. Our ceremony, cocktail hour & dinner AND party -party- party, DANCING,dancing, DANCING was completely over the top because Hamilton made it so. Lights during the dancing were a huge fun bonus that everyone thought was great. Really well done and we were so grateful that he was so ON IT. He over delivered and we are so happy we chose him for making our special day even special-er!

  • 4 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Maria U.
Verified review

I hired a face painter for my son's fourth birthday but got so much more. From beginning to end this company was the epitome of professional. They called several times to confirm, including the day of and invoices were prompt and easy to pay. I have to say I never review services online but this company deserves to have its praises sung. Stefanie and Frankie, our entertainers, arrived almost 1 hour early. They got familiar with my super shy three year old and an hour later they were his best friends. Stefanie worked well with small kids and big alike. She made incredibly clean and beautifully detailed dinosaur faces for the boys and pretty much anything the girls could up with. The adults also asked to be painted and she obliged. I feel I have to also mention, this birthday was in a park, where it rained for the first 1.5 hours, and there was never a frown or complaint. This young lady was incredible! She exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you again for making such wonderful addition to my son's "best birthday ever", his words. And to Stefanie and Frankie you can tell when people love their work...please don't ever change.

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VIP EVENT BOOTHS/Photography
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy T.
Verified review

Mo and Daniella were perfect!!! They arrived early to set up, gave instructions to each participant but in a friendly engaging manner. I communicated with Mo, he was easy to talk to, and has excellent customer service skills. He listened to my questions and had answers promptly. He drafted the perfect theme for the 2x6 photo, & matched my daughter Sweet 16 party theme. Mo was patient with the children that would try and whisk away the props from the table. Always with a sunny disposition. A++ service, Mo and his team made my daughter’s Sweet 16 FUN!! The photo booth was a huge hit!! Thank you Mo/VIP Events!! ~Wendy

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Sofiia's Photo Booth Rentals
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Irine R.
Verified review

Amazing experience from the start. It made the party. Very attentive, responsive, went out if his way to make everything perfect for the party and during the party. Highly recommend it1👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌

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Photobomb Photobooths
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shanleigh K.
Verified review

Pedro and Chris were great. Pedro was friendly and quick to respond. He even made some last minute changes while the event was going on. Chris, our technician, did great with the set up and management of the booth. The event was fantastic and everyone loved the photo booth! Would definitely recommend them for your next party, I know we will hire them again!

Top Pro
  • 15 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

David was a fantastic addition to my party of 25 adults and 5 teenagers! He performed entertaining tricks, seasoned with fun and clean, tasteful humor. The guests had a great time and all asked how I “conjured up” this magician :-) . He kept everyone interested with his positive energy, and he engaged all of my guests directly. For me as the host, this was really key, that everyone got to feel that they were involved. On top of it all, he has a really nice and friendly personality, and he was prepared and organized for the event. I would highly recommend him!

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
RAKSHA G.
Verified review

Joolie was fantastic with the kids at my daughter's birthday party. All the kids had a lot of fun and enjoyed her performance as well as the balloon twisting and face painting. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for entertainment at a party.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia P.
Verified review

Rented a photobooth for a large Halloween party 180+ people many in wheelchairs and with disabilities. The photobooth operator was friendly, extremely patient and ensured that everyone had the best experience. The photos were great quality! Extremely pleased with experience and looking to book them for our Christmas party as well.

Happy Box Studios
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan P.
Verified review

Girrard did everything right! He arrived early for set up, was patient when he was given a tight space to work in, was friendly with all my party guests, and his photobooth produced a really good product. Highly recommend!

Gartrell the Great
4.7
from 50 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Beau C.
Verified review

Zachary put on an amazing show that kept about 10 children (ages 1-4) completely enthralled and amazed... which, as all parents know, is no small feat. But don't worry, Gartrell the Great also had the entire adult audience smiling and laughing as well! I truly have nothing negative to say about his performance or the hiring process through this website. All in all, the party was a huge success and a major hit thanks to Gartrell the Great and his magical prowess. That being said, I highly recommend him to anyone that wants their event or party to put "traditional" parties to shame... Every parent who was present had nothing but positive things to say. My personal opinion of Gartrell the Great is that he is a flexible, highly professional, honest, driven, and punctual entertainer that will make your event or party memorable and exceedingly fun! The smiles on the faces of all the children (and adults!) at my son's 4 year old birthday party (and all the other reviews of his work) are all the evidence I need.

Top Pro
  • 19 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emma P.
Verified review

Anna performed at my work Christmas party, she was very professional, turned up on time and was great with interacting with the party guests whilst putting on an entertaining show. everyone was talking about it the next day at work, I think it is was money well spent and added a little flare to the party - I would recommend Anna for your next party! Thanks Anna!

YMP Photobooth
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Ida R.
Verified review

He wa excellent showed up early set up had a lot of props and was very personable to the guests we had a Great Time I would recommend him to anyone having a party!!! Great Job

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Strategy Event Productions
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
Verified review

Edward paved the way for a very successful holiday party for my group of 250! He was very reasonably priced and accommodated our multitude of requests! Definitely looking forward to working with him in the future!

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Let's Dew Photography
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen C.
Verified review

What an amazing time we had for my brothers surprise birthday party. The photo booth was the highlight of the night. Everyone enjoyed the great selection of props as well as the amazing backdrop. The service was excellent and the pics are clear, crisp, and bright. Of all the photo booth company's we came across Lew's photography fit well into our budget. That's why we're going to recommend them to our family and friends and will continue to hire them for our future events.

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Denny More
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elaine B.
Verified review

I hired Denny More for an Army send off party for my son. He performed a PERFECT show!!! He exceeded my expectations and then some. I cannot thank him enough!!! Everyone was walking up to me telling me how great he was!! Many guests came up to me telling me they wanted to hire him. The chief of the ambulance company wants to hire him for a fund raiser, my friend wants to hire him for her daughter's bridal shower, my cousin wants to hire him for his son's Bar-Mitzvah and the list goes on. We had an after party and the main topic was Deny More's show. The 2 young kids that were there could not stop talking about him, and trying to figure out how he did those tricks. I got calls from the adults thanking me for inviting them to a wonderful party. They were also baffled and amazed how he performed those tricks and how funny he was. I would recommend Denny More for any event as he does tailor it perfectly to what you need. I would hire him again in a heart beat! Denny More - Thank you so much!!!

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Photo-Booths by Andrew
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

Andrew just did our Ugly Sweater party. He was on time, friendly and did a great job. Everybody at the party loved him. I think he was a great vale as well.

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Louis Pollenz - Magician
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Al W.
Verified review

Louis was very enjoyable to everyone who attended my party. He catered to all age groups and kept the crowd wanting more! Great tricks and I would highly recommend!!

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Oliver Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lillian C.
Verified review

Michael is a phenomenal event photographer. He captured the spirit of my Halloween party and my guests so well. He made wonderful memories for us. The online gallery was a big hit and a simple way for all of our guests to view photos from the party. Michael was very accommodating and easy to work with, friendly and professional. I highly recommend him for your photography needs!

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321 Photobooth
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberto F.
Verified review

These guys are great, I had a pool party, they brought these awesome props for around the pool and the pictures came out prefect. They were on time and easy to work with from beginning to end. I highly recommend using 321 and I will definitely use them again.

Wesley's Magic
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Syed Y.
Verified review

I had a medium-sized family gathering. I picked up Wesley from Thumbtack and he was great. He was very busy with kids and he gave us a 30-minute magic show. Then he spent an hour and a half with the kids making balloon animals. It was great having him at the party and I would highly recommend Wesley if anybody is interested in hiring a magician. He was very cost-effective and easy to work with.

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 henna tattooing

Merrick, NY

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Location of henna tattoo
    Hand and wrist, Foot and ankle
  • Number of guests needing henna
    10-20
  • Age of guests
    18 and older
  • Details
    January 2015
  • $258.33
    Average price

Need henna tattooing

New Hyde Park, NY

  • Event type
    Individual
  • Location of henna tattoo
    Hand
  • Number of guests needing henna
    10-20
  • Age of guests
    18 and older
  • Details
    I would want you to have a few pictures for guest to chose from nothing elaborate something cute and simply
  • $55
    Average price

Need solo musician entertainment

Mineola, NY

  • Event type
    Other (live entertainment for restaurant )
  • Number of guests
    Less than 25
  • Music genre
    Classical
  • Instrument preference
    Acoustic guitar
  • Music styles or songs client would like performed
    andre segovia
  • Vocals and instrumentals needs
    Instrumentals only
  • Emcee needed
    No
  • Stage location
    Outdoors
  • Sound system provided?
    No, professional will need to provide their own sound equipment
  • Details
    Small outdoor patio area. probably does not require any sound system
  • $395
    Average price
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