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Pawtucket Live Entertainment Professionals

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Ione (ee-on-ee) Entertainment
4.9
from 156 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 285 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dennis L.
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Utilized Ione Entertainment for a 40th birthday party and she was on time, courteous, and professional. We had the unpleasant experience of fighting a snow storm and Ione's travel was unnecessarily long but arrived on time and stayed the duration. On top of providing very good karaoke services she also provided the numerous children with balloon toys.

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Party Makers USA
4.9
from 141 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 357 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica C.
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Mark was excellent. We talked before the party and he had great ideas. He adjusted the volume up and down per our request throughout the party. He had fun game ideas and took special requests. We could not be happier. One of my guests was in the entertainment industry and he was also impressed. Quick piece of advice if booking on this site is to call direct to confirm. Our app didn't confirm.

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Jacob Sound #bringthefun
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan M.
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Jacob Sound Entertainment is great! They're classy, and you never have to worry about the typical clichés associated with djs. Jacob was excellent and a joy to work with. We had very specific song requests and arrangements, and he executed everything perfectly. He even made some suggestions based on what he knew about us and what kind of experience we wanted to create for our guests. Can’t thank you enough!!

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Frank Pietroski, Jr.
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine R.
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Very punctual and had a great variety of music to play.

Bob Forrest, Magician
4.2
from 92 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 222 hires on Thumbtack
Irene Y.
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It is really a great entertainment experience. Thanks to Bob and Kathy!

  • 33 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Roland R.
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Derek was the consummate professional. He played the music and made the introductions as requested. Derek made timely checks with both the bride and groom to ensure that all was satisfactory throughout the evening. His mannerisms and attire were always tasteful and professional. He accorded himself as we expected and he delivered the entertainment as promised. We highly recommend Derek to anyone seeking a first class DJ for a wedding or any celebratory occasion.

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Scribble Dibble
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda M.
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Regina was the perfect entertainment host for our church's Christmas fair! She is so wonderfully talented and the crowd loved her old and young alike. We will be having her come to all our future events. I highly recommend Scribble Dibble for any event. She's also very organized with her stuff laid out so well. Very inviting, friendly and professional. Thank you for helping make our event a big success! Linda May Cochesett United Methodist Church West Bridgewater, MA

  • 8 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Amy M.
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Sheila & Jeff were fantastic for both the face painting and balloon twisting. Their services were loved by all the kids and definitely livened up our dental booth at the local fair. thanks!

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Eric Benton Magic
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kellie B.
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Eric's show was phenomenal!! He performed for approximately 55 students ranging in ages 5-12 and he kept the ENTIRE audience(teachers included) engaged throughout his 45 minute magic show. The kids loved the fact that they played an important role in each and every magic trick!! He even provided "magic wand" certificates to every child stating that they officially performed magic in his show. It was great to see the kids faces light up and hear the OOOOH"s and AHHHH'S during and after each trick! Upon completion of the show, Eric created balloon animals, swords, and hats just to name a few...you name it Eric could make it!! All in all Eric Benton's Magic far exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you so much, you were fabulous in every aspect from punctuality and professionalism to funny, zany, and wonderful entertainment!!

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Bella the Clown
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Jaclyn T.
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Prompt, responsive, and affordable. Adults and children both enjoyed the face painting and she did a nice job. She did not come "dressed" as a clown however and I had some guests asks me if she needed to get changed upon her arrival. We were expecting and somewhat hoping that she was in clown attire (painted face, nose, wig, really anything) . Other than wearing a balloon hat she didn't look the part of a clown and couldn't be distinguished from the rest of the crowd.

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JAG Music & Entertainment
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Patrick C.
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Jon was a pleasure to work with, from pre-wedding meetings and planning through our wedding ceremony and reception. He was very professional, and in addition to doing our dinner and reception music, he also helped out with a sound system and support for our ceremony location. He kept all of our guests on the dance floor, and left everyone demanding more music at the end! We would definitely recommend JAG Music & Entertainment for anyone looking for music for their wedding!

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Just Clowning Around
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle O.
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They were awesome! They came out for my son's first birthday party where we had kids of all ages and they entertained even the adults! They did the balloons and magic show while the other woman did the face painting! I loved that they had both the face painting and the magic show going at once to keep the audience engaged and involved at all times. They even had pictures of the face painting on display so people could choose from their previous art work! They did an awesome job we will definitely have them back and highly recommend them to anyone looking for this type of entertainment for their parties!

Andi the clown
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy V.
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Andi was my first experience with hiring entertainment - I liked how she was open with both kids and adults! Great painting designs and balloon figures! (I've tried submitting more of her nice work, but photos won't upload😣)

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Next Event Services
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Roger H.
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Rob Ditalia of Next Event services did an outstanding job in supplying entertainment for my wife's 60th birthday party and our son's wedding party that were married the day before. I would highly recommend Next Event Services for all your music needs, excellent job, very courteous. Prompt service, great selection. Over all excellent job! Roger&Barb Spear - Simsbury,Connecticut Thanks DJ Rob

Punky-Doodles & Friends
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Patrizia M.
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I hired Maureen to entertain 10 kids at my son's birthday party and it was a success! She is great and the kids had a lot of fun with face painting and balloons! She was able to satisfy all of them with even the most difficult face paintings and balloons requests, in a quick but detailed way. Also the other parents were well impressed and gave positive feedbacks. I would definitely hire her again!

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Jeri's Balloon Art
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Kanika K.
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Jeri is an amazing balloon twister! She was on her feet twisting and putting smiles on every child and parents at my son's 2nd carnival theme bday this past weekend. We love her work so much that we ended up extending the time from 1.5 hr to 3 hours. She is very affordable for the quality of work that she does. I highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to add entertainment to their event.

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Sound Choice Events
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James K.
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We hired Sound Choice Events for our sister’s 30th birthday party and they were awesome! We used them for the music , photo booth and dance lighting and they gave us everything we needed to make the party a fun night! If you’re looking for professionals who offer fun, affordable entertainment and lots of services then I would definitely suggest hiring Sound Choice Events. They kept our dance floor full all night long and our guests loved the photo booth pictures with all the props. We'll definitely be hiring them for our next party!

Peter M Preble
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Alison L.
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We had a Revolutionary era wedding ceremony at which Father Preble presided. Not only did he perform a beautiful ceremony, he looked like he was plucked right out of the 18th Century. (We all did, but you don't see clergy very often at living history events, so it was very cool.) It was fantastic, and he even used an old prayer book, which made it seem even more authentic. It was absolutely magical. A day I will look back on fondly for the rest of my life.

Nighthawk Entertainment
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Dan M.
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Luis and his team at Nighthawk Entertainment are a friendly and experienced group of professionals that made sure our Wedding Reception was above and beyond all expectations this past weekend. I would recommend them for anyone looking for high-quality entertainment and photography at their reception or other events.

  • 34 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin F.
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Everyone enjoys Dave Mack solo or with his band. Has a good play list and plays request too. He is consistent on keeping people entertained while having dinner and drinks or out with others having a few pops and a good time.

  • 10 years in business
Jen J.
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One of the best in the business!

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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