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Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
Verified review

We hired Endless MIC for ceremony music during our April 2016 wedding. Willie and Catherine were the musicians and they did a wonderful job. We received very good feedback from our guests on the music. Thank you so much for your part in our wonderful day!

Hampton Roads Violin
from 26 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Megan N.
Verified review

Music created a nice atmosphere. She was flexible and played pieces that we requested that were not the traditional wedding fare. Over all we were satisfied!!

Galactic Events, Inc.
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie Z.
Verified review

I had a wonderful experience with Curtis. I planned my wedding in Virginia from another state. He was great to work with. He was very efficient with contacting me before the wedding. I appreciated that he wanted to meet up before the event to meet us and to talk face to face. During the event, he was wonderful !!! He played everything to our requests and much more. Everyone at the wedding said how pleasant he was to talk to and that he did a great job with the music. I can't thank him enough for being a part of our day.

Good Shot Judy
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Casey N.
Verified review

Oh my goodness, I can not say enough good things about these guys. They handled the music for the ceremony and then transitioned to the reception where the band played. They could not have been more wonderful, the music was perfect and having them there was an awesome addition to our day. So many people have complimented and asked about these guys, they are the best wedding music I have ever heard and I could not recommend them more highly!

Harrison Bounds
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Eryn F.
Verified review

Harrison was our band at our wedding and he did an awesome job!! If you've ever heard Harrison play you know that he is a talented and versatile musician. He brought the funk to our wedding and kept the dance floor full! Highly recommend him!!

Skip Hancock/Skylark Band
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ailene D.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Skip Hancock to play for our small wedding ceremony. He was a professional from the beginning to the very end. He was very easy to get in touch with, was punctual on the day of the event, and played beautifully during our ceremony. There were times when I tuned everything else out and just listened to what he was playing. We were so impressed with Mr. Hancock's performance and we're so glad we found him through Thumbtack!

First Chair Fiddlers
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbie M.
Verified review

Rachel has shown infinite patience with my 10 year old granddaughter who wants to explore her musical talents in guitar. Rachel encourages and waits for Melina to find her way with a note or fingering or her answers. She is very proficient, definitely a step up from the guitar playing band member Melina was taking from before. Rachel looks for excellence and is patient while Melina gets there and makes it fun along the way. Most importantly my granddaughter loves Rachel and going to her guitar lessons.

Express DJs
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Renata M.
Verified review

Greg has done a few events for me and everytime he was very flexible with request, professional, and exetremly knowledgeable. I strongly recommend Greg for kid parties, adult parties and weddings. He has done them all for me and I don't have a single complaint.

Meghan Hutton
from 3 reviews
    Allison P.
    Verified review

    It was such a pleasure to work with Meghan! Meghan played the piano during my wedding ceremony and during the cocktail hour. She was very accommodating - she was happy to play whatever song we requested! She was responsive and professional. She offered to attend the rehearsal, so that everything on the big day went smoothly. She played beautifully during the wedding and cocktail hour - it was exactly what I hoped for! I would recommend Meghan to anyone looking for a talented pianist and singer.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Daniel T.
    Verified review

    Marie is an outstanding pianist and accompanist. She played at my wedding, and was prompt, prepared, and on time. The service flowed smoothly and the music was beautiful. I met her previously as an accompanist working at Christopher Newport University. I was struck by how naturally she follows singers, and how her playing supports the emotional content of the music. She is a very intuitive pianists, and has the ability to make the singer feel very at ease. I highly recommend Marie for solo work, collaborative work, and accompaniment.

    Eulonzo Dawson
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Anthony S.
    Verified review

    Eulonzo wrote my wedding song and it was everything I could have ever asked for when he played it can't wait to hear it live on my day

    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    George T.
    Verified review

    Arden impresses me as a competent violinist. I look forward to working with her.

    • 17 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kathleen K.
    Verified review

    Tracy was wonderful. He was the DJ at our recent wedding. He brought great lights, something we hadn't even thought about! Tracy is a really personable guy and worked really hard to make sure that we had the songs that were special to us.

    • 19 years in business

    Chrome is a Virginia Beach, Virginia based heavy metal band with an extensive catalog of 8-string metal. Chrome has been rocking since 2000 and continues to release hard-hitting metal albums! Visit their website to check out their music and find out more information.


    The Phun Doctors, a premier classic rock band from Virginia Beach, VA, has performed to hundreds of clubs, parties, events, festivals and weddings since 1993. The band offers full live music, DJs, sound and lighting for any indoor or outdoor stage setting. Please check out The Phun Doctors' website for more information and our extensive music repertoire. Wave Weaver Studios provides sound and lighting for any event or band. Our extensive inventory of Bose, JBL, Mackie and Fender speakers, along with the power amplification of Bose, Crown, Fender and Yamaha can boost your music to new levels. We have full digital and analog mixing capabilities and provide a full range of backline guitar, keyboard and drum amplification and vocal monitoring.

    • 3 years in business

    Professional Live Entertainment with over 30 years experience. Hire us to make your next event a success with a variety of music and a Rockin’ Good time!


    I am a Southern Baptist minister, guest preacher and motivational speaker. I handle weddings and funerals and do homeless ministry.


    We always aim to please. If the customers are not happy then we're not happy.

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

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    Savannah is a complete entertainment package, providing an accomplished, versatile and professional dance band, and also included a DJ during breaks. With the band Savannah's wedding or private event package, you get up to 5 hours of continuous entertainment, which would include a 4-hour band performance, a DJ during breaks, and an additional hour of DJ prior to or after the band performance. Savannah's performance is assured to provide a cross section of entertainment for all ages!


    We're a bluegrass band (Hard Knox) that plays some traditional, but mostly progressive bluegrass and classic rock (60s 70s, 80s, and more) in a bluegrass-style. Our band is comprised of guitar, mandolin, stand-up bass, dobro, and banjo.

    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.

    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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