Your child’s birthday party is a time for fun-filled moments and sweet mementos. But parties need some structure to succeed—and kids need a way to channel all their excitement. That’s where children’s musicians come in.

A skilled kid’s party entertainer is dynamic and energetic and a pro at captivating little partygoers and keeping them engaged—harnessing all their wiley energy into the latest foot stompin’ rendition of “Baby Beluga” while you take a well-deserved breather.

Sound like a solid plan? Then read on for a list of children’s birthday party musicians in Toronto and the GTA.

James Funnyhat

This experienced Toronto-area performer will show up at your child’s birthday party with an accordion, guitar, banjo, kids’ instruments, costumes, and puppets and turn the event into a one-of-a-kind experience with music, storytelling, and spontaneous dancing that will have your guests laughing and singing in delight.

James performs for children ages 0 to 12 and is adept at tailoring his performance to a mixed-aged audience. Optional keepsake loot bags for guests contain a CD of his original music and a storybook.

And yes, he wears a funny hat!

Party performances are 40–75 minutes and start at $195.

Kayla’s Musical Birthday Entertainment

One Ontario’s premier children’s entertainers, Kayla has three popular children’s albums and many prominent TV and stage appearances under her belt. Kayla incorporates a wide variety of musical activities into her interactive performances touching on powerful musical and movement principles such as flow, beat, rhythm, improvisation, and dance. With Kayla, music and movement are learned in a fun, informal way.

Party performance times and prices vary; call 416-917-9035 for a quote.

Dan the Music Man

A well-known, celebrated children’s musician, Dan the Music Man can be seen headlining family-friendly festivals across the country or in your living room singing to your little birthday boy or girl. Dan’s performance repertoire includes original songs and famous children’s songs. He will meet special musical requests such as performing your child’s most beloved song, infusing Canadiana themes into his tunes or reworking Beatle’s classics to make them age-appropriate for children.

Party performances are 40 minutes and start at $250.

Rob Joy of Soli & Rob

There is good reason why Soli and Rob have won numerous accolades and awards for their children’s musical programs and shows. Their cumulative 20 years of experience spells an interactive, educational, entertaining, foot-stomping good time for kids. For a reasonable fee, you can have Rob Joy, one half of this dynamic duo, perform at your child’s birthday party. With a repertoire of original songs, a guitar in hand, and his famed puppet Sluggo by his side, Rob’s interactive birthday party performances are known to entertain both the young and young at heart.

Party performances are 40 minutes and start at $200.

Sonshine & Broccoli

Lisa Sonshine and Brock Burford are not only best friends but together they comprise the well-known and well-loved children’s musical group Sonshine and Broccoli. These talented singer-songwriter musicians have been engaging and entertaining children and their families in Toronto and the GTA for over a decade and have three albums.

Sonshine and Broccoli perform catchy, energetic pop songs that get kids and adults moving to the beat.

Party performances range in length and price; call 416-797-7927 for a quote.

Chester the Clown

Robert Bichard, aka Chester the Clown, is one of the GTA’s only musical clown acts. He has 25 years experience as a professional clown and musician. If you invite Robert to perform at your child’s birthday party you can expect some highly skilled hijinx and fun clowning around as well as an accomplished acoustic guitar player who uses his musical and comedic abilities to sing silly songs that engage and delight young and old alike.

Party performances vary in length and price; call 905-301-4877 for a quote.

Rainbow Songs Performers

Rainbow Songs is one of Toronto’s premier providers of educational music classes for children, dedicated to teaching music, movement, and language in a way that’s entertaining and fun. When you book one of the company’s birthday party packages, you can count on a trained Rainbow Songs teacher-performer showing up at your home and leading a delightful and engaging 45-minute interactive music show for your attendees. Every interactive birthday party show includes parachute fun, musical instruments for tiny hands, and a free T-shirt for the guest of honour.

Party performances are 45 minutes and cost $275 including HST.

Little Jingle Beans

The talented musicians that make up the Little Jingle Beans’ birthday party team will appear at your front door dressed as your child’s favourite princess or cartoon character and singing a popular children’s song of your child’s choice. Think “Let It Go” from Frozen or “I See the Light” from the Tangled, sung to your sweet princess or prince on her or his big day. All party packages feature a character performance and can include a magical jewel hunt, a game of Princess Says, dancing with ribbons, and face painting, depending on the package you choose.

Party performances are 60–80 minutes and start at $185.

Looking for magicians, clowns, party rentals, venue ideas, or other party planning resources? Find more children’s party entertainers in Toronto and the GTA.

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  1. Bonnie

    Help our little one is turning 4 years old in September around the same time she start school she would like a lady bug birthday party can not have the party at our home therefore as looking for a place to hold the event that will not break the bank. We live in Scarborough Ontario. Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful
    thank you