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RAK Photobooths
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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RAK Photobooths did an amazing job! Such great value and service. I loved the message blurb signs for the guests to hold in the Photobooth. We threw together a masquerade ball for a Sweet 16 party and having the Photobooth provided that extra touch to have our picture taken with our masks!

Dad and Daughter Photography
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Suzelle A.
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We had a great experience with this photo booth at our party of over 200 guests and would definitely recommend them to anyone interested. They were punctual, organized and easy to work with.

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Magical Mr. J
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sushmitha K.
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He did a great job. Extremely patient and a thorough professional. Kids just loved his magic. Not only kids even the elders enjoyed his show. The guests were late to the party but he patiently waited for them to come and he spent extra time in the ballon twisting to make kids happy. I would hire him again for my twins birthday or for any get together. Most of the kids who came to our party want Mr. Jim for their birthdays to perform :) The Magical Mr.J is the Best!! You Rock the show!!!

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Party Faces Face Painting
4.6
from 56 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rita W.
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Cinnamon came to paint my face for a Raiders Nation tailgate party! She was on time, professional, did a great job and was super sweet!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan B.
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Mike is terrific to work with. He is accommodating, responsive and was fantastic with our party guests the night of the event. Would recommend him to anyone.

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  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer K.
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Rich was excellent with the kids! The kids ranged from 3-5 years old and he kept them engaged the whole time (the parents enjoyed the show as well)!! He did a magic show followed by balloon animals and this worked out great for our son's party. He was very professional and came on time to set up. He included the birthday boy and other kids into the tricks. My son has already asked me if he can have a magician again for his party next year :) Rich was worth every penny!

Your DJ Service
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Dru B.
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Bryan was very organized. We didn't have to worry about a thing. He has a great personality, did everything that we had requested and more. Kept the party going. He was totally awesome, and would highly recommend him!

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North East Ohio Photo Booth
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roy M.
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John did a great job for our Company's Awards Party. We had an 80's theme and John brought along multiple props to enhance our outfits for the pictures. John also was able to make a custom photo strip with our logo and theme. He was on time, professional, and fairly priced. We will definitely use them again!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Latonya W.
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I would like to thank Rick he did my sons 5th birthday party today and did a awesome job they really enjoyed him

  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Emily J.
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Kristi was great! The kids and parents were amazed at the balloon creations she came up with! Highly recommend Kristi for any party!

CLE Photobooth
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany T.
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The Salem Team had a client appreciation event that Cle Photobooth set up at. They were a perfect addition to our event, all of the adults and children loved the Photobooth and the props! Brian was extremely attentive and helpful with the planning and the day of the event. I recommend Cle Photobooth to anyone that is looking for a fun Photobooth experience (and also a marketing tool) at any event or party! Thanks so much Cle Photobooth, I appreciate your services! I had a blast!

  • 4 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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She did an awesome job. I can't praise her enought. She made our granddaughter gradulation party a hit with all the teenager that were there. they had to fight to get in line before the adults did. We were all so pleased with the prop she brought with her and the wonderful Photo album she gave us. We asked our granddaughter what was the best thing about her party and she told us the Photo Booth. It was the greatest gift we could have gotten her. Next big party Lights, Camera Fun is first on the list. Thanks Marnie Butler so glad I found you on the internet.

CB Entertainment
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ty F.
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Had Clyde DJ my daughter's grad party.. He rocked the party!! I would use him again with no hesitation..

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tonia M.
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My husband and I were looking to have a photo booth at our wedding this past October. I went to a number of bridal shows, gathered lots of information, researched & looked at a number of them, but nothing really popped out at us. I mentioned to a friend that we were looking and she said she had the perfect company. She explained that they can do anything & everything needed for a great party (photobooth, lighting, DJ, etc). Well we met with Tom & liked what we saw, but only needed his photobooth services. He was very accommodating, gathered lots of information about our special day, lisened to our ideas and had some of his own. Tom was great with staying in touch with us. On our wedding day he showed up prompt, with more props then I have ever seen at an event. The props were great quality and in abundance. There is absolutely NO REASON, you couldn't pick out some great things to wear. He has a couple different booths to choose from. We went with the larger one for our guests and it was perfect. Our guests, family & friends, were crazy about everything Tom had. He was busy all night keeping things going and fitting right into our evening. Tom went over & above to make our day the best ever. At the end of the night he presented us with an amazing photo book & video full of wonderful memories that we will cherish for many years to come. We still have people talking about how much fun (special) the wedding, reception was and how much they loved the photobooth. We couldn't have chosen a better person. Not only was Tom very professional he was very personable. We are so glad that we met him, because we consider him a dear friend. My husband & I would highly recommend Tom & Night Rhythm Entertainment!!!!!!!!!!!!

Makeup by Skittles
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie B.
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I took Skittles' Halloween make-up course and loved it. She helped me perfect a Harley Quinn mask and gave some awesome tips. I am a novice with even regular make-up but left the class feeling confident and did my make-up for 3 Halloween parties with tons of compliments on my face paint. My Husband and I even won first place for couples costumes at one party and out costumes were printed Harley and Joke t-shirts, I give credit to the make-up.

  • 1 year in business
Angie K.
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1st birthday party - This was the PERFECT addition! The giant iPhone like camera was a hit with the kids but also the adults loved it- and even better was the fact that our guest were able to have these pictures and amazing memories sent directly to them with a simple text. It was interactive and unique- a nice change from the traditional photo booths. A must get for your next party! And the people running this are AMAZING! They not only get you completely set up but they have fun props and take over helping the guest so you can truly enjoy the experience and party as well- one thing less to juggle or get someone to watch when you're trying to visit with everyone...and chase after your one year old :) To sum this up - FANTASTIC!

Michael Crawley, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Andrew F.
    Verified review

    One of the best entertainers Ive ever seen, great personality and very approchable. Michael always puts on a great show and the fans always have a great time

    About

    We are a Motown Review, celebrating the female vocal groups of the 60s and 70s.

    About

    Good Vibrations offers the most personalized entertainment in Northeast Ohio. We truly care about our clients and put a tremendous amount of time into planning every special event we entertain.

    About

    Hello! I am a pianist in the Cleveland area, and I provide entertainment for weddings or private events. I play classical music, standards or really just anything. Most commonly, I play in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, playing and singing popular American standards. I have a BA degree in piano performance from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH. I also give piano lessons and play organ and piano in churches. Please contact me for any questions or for a quote.

    About

    We try to bring excellence in all areas for performers. We like to try and make local, national, and international acts pleased with our shows. If you are in Ohio and want to hop on a show, then hit me up, and I'll see what I can do.

    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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