12 Chicago Wedding DJs That’ll Make Your Event Legendary

Get ready to dance all night.
chapelle johnson the knot associate editor
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Chapelle Johnson
chapelle johnson the knot associate editor
Chapelle Johnson
Associate Editor
  • Chapelle writes articles for The Knot Worldwide. She covers all things wedding-related and has a personal interest in covering celebrity engagements and fashion.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Chapelle was an editorial intern for Subvrt Magazine.
  • Chapelle has a degree in English writing from Loyola University New Orleans.
Updated Apr 08, 2024

You might make a few mistakes while planning (that's normal by the way), but don't let neglecting your wedding music be one of them. Instead, pick the perfect Chicago wedding DJ so you set the right mood for your event. You'll need to ask your potential wedding DJ questions, like how much they cost, what their contract is like and what genres they play, to help ensure you both are a match made in musical heaven. But before you get into the specifics, let us help you start the browsing process. Keep reading to see what wedding DJs in Chicago we noticed are heating up the dance floor.

Big Fish Music Productions in New Lenox, Illinois

James Traut (a.k.a. Big Fish) is the owner and lead DJ of Big Fish Music Productions, whose passion for playing tunes started in 2011. This Chicago wedding DJ service provides MC assistance, personalized DJ solutions, photo booth rentals, lighting and ministry help for the ceremony and reception. Big Fish Music Productions is one of the highest-rated wedding vendors on The Knot Vendor Marketplace, receiving awards for The Knot Best of Weddings since 2017 and a placement in The Knot Hall of Fame.

  • Pricing: Inquire for pricing
  • Years of Experience: 13 years
  • Music Genres: Big Fish specializes in country, hip-hop, pop, R&B and rock.
  • What Couples Love: James Traut is accommodating, energetic and a great communicator.

DJ Harsh in Chicago, Illinois

This is an Asian-owned business by DJ Harsh, who has been helping guests and couples dance the night away since 2001. DJ Harsh has been a The Knot Best of Weddings winner since 2022 and offers MC and DJ services for rehearsals, parties, ceremonies and receptions. Bonus: Harsh was a venue manager in the past, which means he knows "how flow, tempo and cohesion truly make an event great!"

  • Pricing: Inquire for pricing
  • Years of Experience: 23 years
  • Music Genres: DJ Harsh appreciates various genres.
  • What Couples Love: Harsh is flexible, funny and the perfect DJ for a fusion Indian wedding in Chicago.

DJ Vestus in Chicago, Illinois

Vestus is a Spanish-speaking wedding DJ in Chicago who goes above and beyond for his clients. DJ Vestus does rehearsals, parties, receptions and, for an additional fee, ceremonies and lighting and brings a satellite system for events that need a wireless satellite speaker. Some of his most notable DJ gigs were for the Blue Man Group and opening for rappers Waka Flocka Flame and 2 Chainz.

  • Pricing: From $1,600 for six hours
  • Years of Experience: DJ Vestus began his DJ while in college.
  • Music Genres: DJ Vestus loves classical, country, dance, disco, EDM, hip-hop, Indian, Latin, mariachi, polka, pop, R&B and rock.
  • What Couples Love: Vertus does smooth music transitions, is bilingual and extremely professional.

Green Line Talent in Chicago, Illinois

Erica and Elissa are co-founders of Green Line Talent, a sister-owned DJ boutique, that provides MC services and photo booth packages for rehearsals, parties, ceremonies and receptions. The duo's company has been a The Knot Best of Weddings recipient since 2019, which gave them a spot in The Knot Hall of Fame. Green Line Talent has a roster of wedding DJs in the Chicago area, Austin and Detriot and provides a helpful quiz to assist clients trying to find the best DJ for them. Also, their basic package includes "up to two sound system setups, plus a high-end wireless handheld microphone, plus backup equipment in case of any technical difficulties."

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  • Pricing: From $1,250 to $1,950 with add-ons available
  • Years of Experience: 10+ years
  • Music Genres: Green Line Talent DJs specialize in African, Arabic and bluegrass. Other genres they love are Bollywood, Caribbean, Celtic, classical, country, dance, disco, EDM, flamenco, folk, hip-hop, Indian, jazz, klezmer, Latin, mariachi, Persian, polka, pop, R&B and rock.
  • What Couples Love: Green Line Talent DJs are patient, experienced and responsive.

Groove is in the Heart in Chicago, Illinois

Carrie Anne Grucz founded the woman-owned boutique mobile DJ business to create "a small DJ collective of inclusive, musically obsessed, party perfectionists." This goal has resulted in the Chicago DJ wedding group being a The Knot Best of Weddings winner since 2019 and The Knot Hall of Fame inductee. Groove is in the Heart offers MC and DJ services for rehearsals, parties, ceremonies and receptions.

  • Pricing: Inquire for pricing
  • Years of Experience: 6 years
  • Music Genres: Groove is in the Heart DJs really appreciate pop and R&B. African, Arabic, bluegrass, Bollywood, Caribbean, Celtic, classical, country, dance, disco, EDM, flamenco, folk, hip-hop, Indian, jazz, klezmer, Latin, polka and rock are some of their other favorite genres.
  • What Couples Love: Groove is in the Heart DJs are great at understanding the vibe, keeping the dance floor packed and being organized.

Love Ent by Milk Majer in Chicago, Illinois

Michael Majerowicz (a.k.a. Milk Majer) is a professional Chicago wedding DJ who plays rehearsals, parties, ceremonies and receptions. Milk Majer has received an award for The Knot Best of Weddings since 2020 and The Knot Hall of Famer. Fun fact: Under the name of Milk Party Rock, Majerowicz opened and closed for musicians like Kesha, Pauly D and Skrillex.

  • Pricing: From $2,995 to $10,000 with add-ons available
  • Years of Experience: 16 years
  • Music Genres: Milk Majer loves country, dance, disco, EDM, hip-hop, jazz, Latin, polka, pop, R&B and rock.
  • What Couples Love: Michael Majerowicz stays true to song requests and is fun and super coordinated.

Luniks Entertainment in Chicago, Illinois

DJ Luniks is the founder of the Hispanic or Latinx-owned Luniks Entertainment group, which has an impressive roster of bilingual wedding DJs in Chicago. Lunkis Entertainment has gained The Knot Best of Weddings awards since 2016 and is a The Knot Hall of Famer. In addition to their DJ and MC services, they have add-ons and upgrades such as photobooths, special effects, lighting setups and much more for rehearsals, parties, ceremonies and receptions.

  • Pricing: From $2,000 to $3,800 for six hours with add-ons available
  • Years of Experience: 18 years
  • Music Genres: Luniks Entertainment DJs like to jam to African, hip-hop and Indian music. But Arabic, bluegrass, Bollywood, Caribbean, Celtic, classical, country, dance, disco, EDM, flamenco, folk, hip-hop, Indian, jazz, klezmer, Latin, mariachi, Persian, polka, pop, R&B and rock are also at the top of their must-play lists.
  • What Couples Love: Luniks Entertainment DJs are punctual and detail-oriented and help create top-notch personalized playlists.

Party Vibe Online in Chicago, Illinois

Party Vibe Online was founded by Bill and Suzy, "two determined polyamorous/pansexual DJs from Chicago." The company, which has received The Knot Best of Weddings awards since 2022, has a variety of offerings besides DJing, like MC services, photo booth packages, lighting and special effects for rehearsals, parties, ceremonies and receptions. Wondering about their DJs' skills? They schedule a custom mixing demonstration so your desired DJ can give you an example of how they would work with your song requests.

  • Pricing: From $950 to $2,700 depending on coverage length
  • Years of Experience: 7 years
  • Music Genres: Party Vibe Online DJs favor dance, disco and EDM tunes. But they can specialize in music genres like African, Arabic, bluegrass, Bollywood, Caribbean, Celtic, classical, country, flamenco, folk, hip-hop, Indian, jazz, klezmer, Latin, mariachi, Persian, polka, pop, R&B and rock too.
  • What Couples Love: Party Vibe Online DJs know how to read the room, and are comprehensive and helpful during the planning process.

Rebel Entertainment Group in Chicago, Illinois

Led by Paul, Chief Entertainment Officer, and Caitlin, Chief Fun Officer, the Rebel Entertainment Group has a list of fun DJs to choose from. Other than DJing, MC and photo booth options are available for rehearsals, parties, ceremonies and receptions. As receivers of The Knot Best of Weddings award since 2022, you can trust that real couples love the energy these music pros bring.

  • Pricing: Inquire for pricing
  • Years of Experience: 15+ years
  • Music Genres: Rebel Entertainment Group DJs love to play Celtic, classical, country, dance, disco, EDM, hip-hop, Latin, pop, R&B and rock.
  • What Couples Love: Rebel Entertainment Group DJs made the planning stress-free, had the perfect balance between genres and were compassionate.

ReVrb Sound in Chicago, Illinois

Chas Vrba is the head of ReVrb Sound and provides MC, DJ and sound designer services for rehearsals, parties, ceremonies and receptions. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, Vrba has received The Knot Best of Weddings award every year since 2019 and become a The Knot Hall of Famer. Vrba also prides himself on offering an inclusive guest and couple experience that will be unforgettable.

  • Pricing: Rates start at $1,950 for six hours with add-ons available
  • Years of Experience: 10 years
  • Music Genres: Chas Vrba loves dance, disco, EDM, jazz, Latin, pop, R&B and rock.
  • What Couples Love: Chas Vrba is transparent, understanding and has great taste in music.

Rolling Sounds Entertainment & Lighting in Chicago, Illinois

John Garand, Owner of Rolling Sounds Entertainment & Lighting, has the intense drive to be the best Chicago wedding DJ group in the business. This passion led the company to be awarded The Knot Best of Weddings every year since 2011 (woah), which rightfully gained them a spot in The Knot Hall of Fame. If you want more than DJ services, the company also offers photo booths, decor lighting, videography and much more for ceremonies and receptions.

  • Pricing: Inquire for pricing
  • Years of Experience: 35+ years
  • Music Genres: Rolling Sounds Entertainment & Lighting DJs pump up the dance floor with classical, country, disco, folk, hip-hop, Indian, jazz, Latin, pop, R&B and rock.
  • What Couples Love: Rolling Sounds Entertainment & Lighting DJs are thorough and patient and offer a great song selection.

The Lab3l in Chicago, Illinois

Basia and Asia are Black wedding DJs in Chicago who also provide MC assistance for rehearsals, parties, ceremonies and receptions. Don't want your DJ to be stiff while they perform? Then you're in luck because this Chicago-bred duo says they have plenty of "captivating and in-sync" dance moves to show off. Fun fact: The Lab3l DJed at Coachella in 2023.

  • Pricing: From $700 to $2,500 depending on coverage length; add-ons available.
  • Years of Experience: 10+ years
  • Music Genres: Basia and Asia focus on African, Bollywood, Caribbean, country, dance, disco, EDM, hip-hop, jazz, Latin, pop, R&B and rock.
  • What Couples Love: Basia and Asia are a female duo, which is "rare in the Chicago area," upbeat and exciting performers.
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