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Top 10 djs in Rockford, IL

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Hits DJ Service

Hits DJ Service

New on Fash
26+ years in business
Serves Rockford, IL
Experienced wedding and corporate event DJ with amazing event planning, emcee, and music capabilities. 2020 Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award We offer DJ, event lighting, photo booths, and other outstanding options for the best event plan possible. Search for us on Facebook, Linkedin, and online at https://hitsdj.com/
Green Karma Event Services

Green Karma Event Services

New on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Rockford, IL
🌟 Elevate Your Event with Green Karma Event Services! 🌟 Ready to turn your event into an unforgettable celebration? Choose Green Karma Event Services for an experience like no other! 🎧 **DJ Services:** Let our talented DJs set the perfect vibe for your event, tailored to your preferences. 📸 **Photobooth Experience:** Capture memories with our open-air or 360 photobooths, adding fun to every pose! 💍 **Wedding Officiants:** Craft a unique ceremony that reflects your love story and values. 📷 **Candid Photography:** Freeze those special moments in time with our skilled photographers. We're dedicated to making your vision a reality. C
Beat Magician Events

Beat Magician Events

5.0Exceptional(7)
24+ years in business
Serves Rockford, IL
Alejandra S. says, "I celebrated my 30th Birthday party and was in urgent need of a DJ. Contacted Beat Magician and he was awesome. Was on time to set up and check sound before my guest arrived . The music that I requested was played and had my guest dancing the night away. Beat Magician is very professional, reliable and what I like most that a contract was provided. " Read more
DJ Duce

DJ Duce

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Rockford, IL
By giving the customer the experience they deserve by having the ability to customize how they would like to run their event based the services requested. Creating great experiences and sharing the positive energy good music can provide. Seeing clients enjoy their event and the financial connections that can be made and grown through building rapport and creating a great network.
Boogie Down Entertainment

Boogie Down Entertainment

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Rockford, IL
Boogie Down Entertainment is based out of Chicago,IL where i provide different genres of music to clients based on what they are looking for. I enjoy providing clients with excellent customer service giving clients the blueprint of my DJ Service.
DCB Productions

DCB Productions

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
27+ years in business
Serves Rockford, IL
Professional DJ with clear voice, excellent communication skills and a good sense of timing and coordination Based in Chicago specialize in Private parties, Birthday, Family Parties, Reunions, Weddings, and Showcases Multiple Genre of Music from: Steppers, Hip-Hop, R&B, House, Deep House, Blues, Dusties, Jazz, Old School, & Old School Rap An extremely versatile DJ ensuring that he can read a crowd and a people person I'm a people person, love playing music. No matter what type of music it brings people together....
CM Music Services Inc.

CM Music Services Inc.

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Rockford, IL
We enjoy providing musical memories for our clients' special moments. Customer service is our main objective. We enjoy providing the soundtrack to clients' special moments.
Violator DJ Showtyme

Violator DJ Showtyme

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
33+ years in business
Serves Rockford, IL
I am a celebrity dj djing currently for radio and some of the biggest names in the music industry.
Aliasg

Aliasg

New on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Rockford, IL
I have dj.d in clubs in chicago, Hotels in miami,aboard Cruise ships as well as Ibiza Spain! I have produced many house & Edm records some of which have been popular! I have filmed many events for my local tv show vicious underground (cantv.ch19chg.facttv london)Facebook. com/aliasg&viciousunderground,inc.
Aurora Pro DJs

Aurora Pro DJs

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Rockford, IL
Aurora Pro DJ's was created to bring the best mobile entertainment to the greater Chicagoland area. With 30 years of experience Aurora Pro DJ's use their knowledge and backgrounds to make your event a remarkable one. Anybody can play great music, but the key to a successsful event is a quality EMCEE who in a few words can create an elegant, fun, and entertaning atmosphere for guests of all ages.

Your DJ questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does a DJ cost?

DJ prices are $300 to $800 on average for birthday parties, corporate events, bar/bat mitzvahs, and other private parties. Wedding DJ prices are $500 to $4,500. The average cost to hire a DJ depends on the event type and length, your location, the DJ's experience, and the package and add-on services you select. Average DJ prices for various event types are:

  • Wedding: $500 to $4,500
  • Birthday / anniversary party: $250 to $1,000
  • Corporate event: $300 to $1,000
  • Bar/Bat mitzvah : $1,000 to $2,000+
  • Quinceañera: $1,000 to $2,000+
  • Prom / school dance: $500 to $2,000

DJs charge $75 to $200 per hour for most parties and corporate events and $150 to $300+ per hour for weddings. Prices for bar mitzvahs and quinceañeras can often be as high as or higher than their wedding prices because these parties often include extra services like giveaways, MC services, a photo booth, and more.

How much should you tip a DJ?

The standard tip for a DJ ranges from 15% to 20% of their total fee, depending on the even type, duration, and complexity, and the services provided. Consider tipping on the higher end of the range if the DJ kept the party alive, engaged the crowd, and ensured the event ran smoothly and on schedule.

In additional to tipping, express your gratitude by posting positive reviews online, referring the DJ to friends and family, and sharing their info on social media.

Is hiring a DJ worth it?

Investing in a DJ for your event can be an excellent decision, especially if you're aiming for a smooth, energetic, and professionally managed experience. A DJ can provide a level of expertise and entertainment that enhances the atmosphere and ensures a memorable experience for everyone involved.

Here's a breakdown of the benefits of hiring a DJ:

  • Seamless music flow and expert music selection tailored to the event, crowd, and desired mood
  • Professional announcements, including introductions, key moments, and scheduling
  • Elevated crowd engagement through upbeat music and interactive elements
  • Enhanced lighting and special effects to further engage and entertain the crowd
  • Reduced stress and effort on your part

What do DJ prices include?

The specific services included in a DJ's price vary depending on the contract, package options, and the individual DJ. However, most DJ prices include:

  • Sound equipment, including high-quality speakers and microphones
  • Music library featuring a variety of genres
  • Limited MC services, including basic announcements and introductions
  • Setup and teardown of their equipment

Popular add-on services typically available for an extra fee include:

  • Lighting packages, including uplights and dancefloor lighting
  • Special effects like fog machines and bubble machines
  • Photo booth rental

Do DJs provide lighting?

Many DJs offer a basic lighting package that includes a few simple lights. Some DJs offer more elaborate packages with a wider variety of lights and special effects. The extra cost for lighting depends on the type and complexity of the package you choose. Average prices for common lighting options and special effects are:

  • Premium dancefloor lighting: $100 to $400
  • Uplighting around room, bridal party table, or entire event space: $250 to $500
  • Laser light show : $50 to $120
  • Name or logo projection / Gobo lighting: $200 to $300
  • Fog machine: $175 to $400
  • Bubble machine: $30 to $80

What questions should I ask DJs before hiring?

Ask these questions to ensure you hire the best DJ for your event:

  • How long have you been a DJ in this area?
  • How would you describe your performance style?
  • What services and items are included in the package price?
  • What add-on services do you offer, and how much do they cost?
  • Do you provide emcee services?
  • Is your setup and takedown time included in the package hours or billed separately?
  • Can you share some videos from past events?
  • Can you provide references from past clients
  • Which music genre do you have the most experience with?
  • Can I preview some of your popular playlists?
  • Can I request specific songs?
  • Will you accept music requests from my guests?
  • Do you take breaks during the event?
  • Do you bring all the required equipment? Will I need to provide anything?
  • Do you bring backup equipment in case anything breaks down during the event?
  • What is your payment schedule and cancellation policy?

How can I find the best DJ for my event?

Choosing the right DJ is crucial to your event's sucess. The DJ sets the tone and mood, keeps your guests entertained and engaged, keeps the party energized, and ensures your event runs smoothly and on schedule. Follow these guidelines to find the best DJ for your party, corporate event, or wedding:

  • Look for DJs with experience handling events similar in type and size to yours.
  • Ask family, friends, and your event planner for referrals.
  • Read DJ reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Get quotes from at least two DJs for similar packages and add-ons.
  • Arrange an in-person meeting to discuss your event, musical preferences, and .
  • Select a DJ whose personality and style is a good fit for your event.
  • Get a written contract outlining the package length and the services and equipment included, the payment schedule, and the DJ's refund and cancellation policies.

Reviews for Rockford djs

Recent success stories from people in the Rockford area.
Lorena C.
Great DJ! I booked him to do my sister’s wedding and he was amazing. He played everything the bride and groom requested. The guests dance all night and everyone enjoyed the music. He is very friendly and his presentation was great.I would definitely hire him again.
Beat Magician Events
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