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Madison Live Entertainment Professionals

Browse these live entertainment companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Madison.

The Party Station DJ Service
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Rustic Barn Campground RV Park K.
Verified review

Steve is a great guy - very professional and courteous. He goes above and beyond to make sure the "guests" are having a good time. He has great resources - having all the music people request. We have used Steve's services multiple times and will continue.

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda J.
Verified review

Even though we live far away, whenever you two come to visit all the children are happy at our get together s :)

Yellowmoon Entertainment
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brook H.
Verified review

My experience with Yellowmoon Entertainment was excellent! For the price they exceed expectations! The music, DJ, and set up are all excellent! I would definitely recommend them for any event needing music! They kept the dance floor packed all night!

  • 5 years in business
Brock H.
Verified review

Joel Ramsey appears to be a visionary. He seems to have mastered multiple foreign accents, is extremely proficient in slapstick comedy, and conveys facial emotions extremely well. His work impresses me because I can't help but be entertained by his art. I know that he must be onto something, because when I show his work to others, they are laughing just as I am. What can Joel Ramsey do better? He can make MORE videos for his fans to enjoy!

from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christine M.
Verified review

I hired FaceMuse to paint faces at my toddler daughter's birthday party. I could not have been more pleased. Sarah had all the outdoor equipment to provide a shaded area to work/entertain. Our guests were so pleased with the experience and were able to look at a wide variety of options. Sarah is professional, easy going and very approachable. It was a great experience and I would hire this business again and again.

N.S.B. Entertainment LLC
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Crystal S.
Verified review

NSB did an amazing job at our wedding. Our Dj was very professional and very responsive. The interaction with our guests was excellent. He got us all up dancing. An amazing variety of music, along with any "special requests ". Definitely a crowd pleaser. I would recommend NSB for any occasion.

Lochlan Masters
from 4 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Andy B.
Verified review

Lochlan stole the show when I hired him to perform at my friend's birthday party. Even though it was a smaller venue with about 35 people, Lochlan made the most of it and turned our celebration into a great time. He interacted with the audience and made sure that every single person got a balloon hat. I could not believe how entertaining the show turned out to be. Highly recommend Lochlan if you want to take your event to the next level. Thank you Lochlan!

TAGG Entertainment LLC
from 1 review

    With a combined 35+ years in live sound and DJ experience. Armed with some of the industry's best audio equipment and lighting. We want to be your go to for special events. We offer many packages from inexpensive rental to high end lights and sound for large events, we have you covered.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Alyssa K.
    Verified review

    I can't say enough about this band! Everyone at the party enjoyed the music and the dance floor was always packed. The band was very accommodating to all of our requests and worked very well with the property owners on sound levels and times. Thanks again to all the band members and the sound guy for an awesome night.....catch you on the FLIP SIDE!!!! - Alyssa

    Music by Motchy
    from 1 review
      Molly G.
      Verified review

      Motchy is an phenomenal DJ. He's very easy to work with and entertaining to watch; you can tell DJing is a passion more than a job. Motchy is very willing to play any genre of music that you desire and his prices are reasonable.

      • 13 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Kelsy A.
      Verified review

      Steve was a very fun outgoing DJ. He did a great job and was very fun to work with!!!! Thank you


      WeddingPro DJ brings a quality personal service to the fun bride! For 12 years, I've been making weddings memorable, classy and fun on a budget. You'll never get a subcontractor. WPDJ is a sole-owner company. We offer all the extras without that add-on price!


      30+ years experience, all professional sound and lighting, over 35000 karaoke titles and access to 15 million songs to keep your event going. I am not a fly by night entertainer that plays just music, I am here to make sure your guests are involved in all aspects of your celebration. This is your special day and it's my job to make it an event that you will cherish for years to come. From the grand march to the final goodbye of the event, this is YOUR show.


      I Dj and I am my own promoter I also own a party bus 🚌 service in the Madison wi area


      Kuhl Entertainment’s experienced wedding DJ team bring their top-of-the line equipment, skill, and artistry to their weddings every time. Whether serving dancers in a nightclub or the sophisticated clientele of an upscale lounge, a true artist knows that every moment matters.


      We provide professional award-winning DJ services for weddings, parties, dances, and more! We've been creating perfect moments for couples all over Southern Wisconsin for more than a decade. Our DJs are more than just DJs: we're wedding, party, and dance experts! We'll work with you to plan the perfect event, and then we'll carry out that plan to perfection. We'll do it for a reasonable and affordable price.


      We are a classical string quartet. Our instruments are two violins, one viola, and one cello. We play anything and everything, including classical, pop, jazz, rock and folk (Irish, for example). We play wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and dinner receptions. We provide exquisite quality of playing, having worked together for many years. We love what we do and we love playing events for our clients. Please visit our website to hear samples of our playing and photos of us with our instruments.


      I play most styles of drumming and song harmonies, too. I will quickly coordinate with the other musicians to satisfy your unique musical entertainment needs.


      Artist Bio Funny name. Great band! Most groups start with rock and pop and play blues when they run out of material. They start with blues because it's the basis for all-American pop music since early in the last century, then they take great material and do it the way they think it fits for the band. For 28 years, Chainsaw Curtis and the Creepers have been playing a distinctive brand of roadhouse blues, rock 'n' roll, and R&B music all over Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and eastern Iowa. More about Chainsaw Curtis and the Creepers Curt Rodeheaver started playing music on the piano at age nine and picked up the guitar at thirteen. Gigs for high school dances led to his first nightclub work in 1970. He continued to play in bands and in 1981 in Ithaca, New York with band mate Glenn Davis and started a weekly Blue Monday jam session at a night club called the Nines, which is still going today. According to Living Blues magazine, it's one of the longest continuously running jams in the country. In 1989, Curt moved to Southern Wisconsin from upstate New York to open the Silver Moon Blues Oasis in Darien. He got the name Chainsaw from a line in the Huey Lewis song "Cool Is the Rule (But Sometimes Bad is Bad)." The Creepers started as the house band at the Moon backing artists from Chicago. Curtis would occasionally take the band out of the club and do gigs in other area venues. When Curt left the Moon in 1993, he continued to book the band in clubs, at festivals, and parties. There have been many Creepers over the years (more than 35!). The first Creepers album, Too Much Like Work, was released in 1996 and included eight original pieces and three covers. Dave Luhrssen of the Milwaukee Shepherd Express called it one of the best locally produced blues albums. Curt's song "Nine Months of Winter" got to 102 on the over all charts in a field of more than 20,000 songs. The 2000 release Pantloads of Fun included eight original songs by Curt. John Noyd of Maximum Ink magazine called Pantloads a "smokey barbecue reminiscent of ZZ Top and Los Lobos." Chainsaw Curtis is currently working on material for his third album - (Tragedy's Easy) Comedy's Hard. The Creepers have more than a hundred years of experience on stage. There is video of the band on our Reverbnation page. It's blues! It's electric folk! It's American music! Crank it up.


      Celebrating Your Way on what you want not like other djs. and other entertainers. We care about what we do.


      I life coach children and adults with instrumental music. Trumpet is my main instrument. I teach clinics at schools and universities and have a one-man show to promote positive music to children and adults. My band could range in size depending upon the event.

      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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