Modern Era - Hall of Fame Entertainment and Design

Florida, Pittsburgh area, Washington D.C. area, Nationwide

About this Vendor

The Knot's Hall-of-Fame / 6 Time Best of Winners!

Modern Era Weddings is a nationwide, full service, wedding planning, entertainment, and documentation company. We currently offer: The Nation’s best Wedding DJs, Live music booking, Photography, Videography, Lighting Design, and Photo booths. While expanding the depths of our services, we began receiving calls from all over the country from people who have seen us at events in Pittsburgh. This led us to focusing on some of the locations where our clients, and artists were located. We love these cities and consider them our second homes! If planning a destination wedding not in a Modern Era city, don’t worry! we can normally travel anywhere in the United States for a comparable rate! DC • Maryland • Virginia • New York • Orlando • Miami • Phoenix • Honolulu • San Juan (PR) • State


Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Music Genres

Classical, Country, Disco, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Arabic, Indian, Klezmer, Latin, Persian, Polka, World Music

Wedding Activities

After Party, Ceremony, Reception, Wedding

Wedding Categories

MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music, Equipment, Rentals + Equipment


Contact Info

Florida, Pittsburgh area, Washington D.C. area, Nationwide (412) 445-1797

Reviewed on 10/17/2016 Joe N

We are so happy that we went with Modern Era Weddings with DJ TJ Harris. It was important to us to work with a DJ that was able to mix, understand us, and keep a party going, and TJ went above and beyond to fulfill all of the above!! TJ was professional, fun, quick to respond,... Read More and had great suggestions, which was exactly what we wanted. TJ was there our entire day, from before the ceremony to set up until after 2am when our after party finished. He switched locations throughout our venue for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception without a hitch, stuck through the heat at our outdoor ceremony, and graciously volunteered to play our after party for several hours which is something that he truly did not have to do (but that we MUCH appreciated). He did a fantastic job of not only getting people on the dance floor, but keeping people on the dance floor. We had some last minute changes and updates that he rolled right along with. Even beyond how great he was to work with, he is a skilled, seasoned DJ and just watching him in his element was fun in itself. We felt secure in going with Modern Era from our first contact with them and felt that they truly cared about making our day awesome. Their online system is incredibly easy to use and was helpful at keeping things organized for everyone. I had several songs that I expected to be difficult to find, and TJ was able to find them all and work with a Spotify playlist that I had for cocktail hour and dinner. A DJ can truly make or break a wedding, and my husband and I can definitely say that going with Modern Era and TJ Harris MADE the wedding from start to finish. I cannot think of a single negative thing to say other than I wish that we had an excuse to have a giant party with TJ to DJ again. Thanks Modern Era and TJ!!

Reviewed on 4/24/2016 Preeti S

This review is for Josh Baez who provided the videography for our wedding. We had an Indian wedding with several events, and Josh was there for all of the them. We can't speak more highly of his professionalism and quality work. Despite admittedly limited experience with Indian... Read More weddings, he did a fantastic job capturing so many important moments during our sangeet, wedding and reception. I can't tell you how lucky we were to have Josh film our weekend. From a style standpoint, Josh is very nonintrusive, meaning he seems to be in 10 places at once, but doesn't interfere in any way when capturing moments. We also loved that he really focuses on natural filming, without any poses or dramatized scenes that we felt would be tacky for a wedding video. While his video was great, where we felt like Josh really shines is in his editing skills. He clearly is thorough and extremely professional in how he treats the editing. The way he integrated our song selections with the highlight reel was nothing short of perfect - we couldn't be happier! His communication has also been great - we've been able to bounce ideas off of him for editing and he's been really accommodating and wonderful. Overall, we wouldn't hesitate for a moment in recommending him as a wedding videographer. His experience with Indian weddings is only going to grow, and we're certain he'll be fantastic in whatever event he takes on. We couldn't be happier with both his work and professionalism!

Reviewed on 9/01/2017 Matthew B

DJ MadMike was amazing! He did his own thing at our wedding this past weekend at the Omni William Penn and the dance floor was packed the entire wedding. He was great to work with and very attentive to the bride and groom the entire time. I highly recommend him for your wedding!

Reviewed on 8/18/2017 Rose N

DJ Tim (TJ) Harris was spectacular. He was super responsive to our requests and really did a lot to make our wedding day special. The dance floor was packed the whole time. There were people there who usually don't dance who were living for the music. He was so nice and... Read More super fun. He really worked with us and helped keep the reception moving but was not pushy. Great music mixes and so professional. Definitely use Modern Era, it's worth the money and requst DJ Tim (TJ) Harris!!

Reviewed on 8/09/2017 Sierra C

Booking Modern Era is a must for your DJ! We were SO happy to have an actual PROFESSIONAL DJ at our wedding. Their online system was beyond helpful as well as our dj. We were able to get ahold of him anytime via call or text!

Reviewed on 8/01/2017 Kaylen D

We used Modern Era for our Dj and we had Mike. OMG WAS HE FANTASTIC!!! Within seconds of the music starting, LITERALLY EVERYONE was on the dance floor!! We couldn't believe it!!! EVERYONE!!! He was so awesome, played all the right music that kept people on the floor, and somehow... Read More was simultaneously checking up on me and my groom!! He was an absolute gem!!!!!!

Reviewed on 7/19/2017 Carolyn I

I wanted to thank DJ Tyler for being such a great DJ on our wedding day! He was there all day providing the music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception. Tyler was always available through text when I had questions and was great to work with. I have had multiple... Read More comments when talking to people about my wedding about how much fun they had and what a great DJ we had! I think I danced the whole night!!

Reviewed on 7/04/2017 Erica M

Our wedding day turned out better than we ever could have imagined thanks to exceptional vendors like DJ Scottro. We think so highly of Scott as a person and a DJ and are grateful that he was a part of our special day. On the wedding day, he was extremely professional and... Read More accommodating to our needs. He truly gave us the sense that he wanted to make our special day the best it could be. Thank you for everything Scott & Modern Era!

Reviewed on 6/24/2017 Jamie U

I cannot say enough great things about Modern Era Weddings! DJ Mike Willis is hands down the best choice you can make for your wedding. My now husband and I had first witnessed Mike's talent at our friends wedding a few years ago. My husband does not dance but that night he... Read More never left the dance floor. I knew immediately when we got engaged that I needed to find this DJ!! First I booked Mike, then uplighting, then the photobooth, and finally videography with another Mike all through Modern Era. It was amazing to be able to book all these services with one vendor and helped diffuse a lot of stress. The day of, everyone was on time, the uplighting looked spectacular, and DJ Mike and his assistant Nate were on point. I felt like I could really enjoy my evening with my husband and the people we love without worrying about what song was coming next or what event was next. Mike kept things moving and always gave me updates throughout the evening so I knew what to expect and where to be. His song selection was on point and not only got people out on the dance floor but kept them out! Guests are still writing us to say it was the best wedding they have ever been to. We truly had the best day of our lives and cannot thank Modern Era enough for making the day beyond what we could have ever imagined!!

Reviewed on 6/08/2017 Roxanna K

We had a great experience with Modern Era, and couldn’t have asked for a more friendly, professional, and easy-going vendor to work with. When we met our DJ, Scott, we immediately felt confident in our choice. Throughout our planning, he promptly answered questions, clearly... Read More communicated what he needed from us, and was simply a really nice guy. On our wedding day, he was prepared, organized, accommodating, and everything (from our ceremony and cocktail hour, to dinner and dancing) went perfectly. We also elected to add their uplighting services which turned out exactly as we wanted, and at a reasonable rate.

Reviewed on 5/23/2017 Hannah F

Perfection! Could not have asked for a better DJ that kept the night running smoothly and kept all the guests on the dance floor through the end of the night. The fog machine and uplighting made the room even more beautiful. Thank you!

Reviewed on 5/22/2017 Nick P

DJ Tim was absolutely amazing!! He was easy going, listened to what we wanted and how we wanted it, and had a really great playlist!! All of the songs that we put on our client profile sheet were played, and any requests we had during the evening was met. DJ Tim also stayed an... Read More extra hour because the weather ruined our outdoor ceremony and reception!! My wife and I will definitely be using DJ Tim and Modern Era Weddings whenever we have an event, as well as recommending him for our friends Weddings!

Reviewed on 5/21/2017 Jamie H

Our DJ Tim Harris was great! He was professional and easy to work with. He always responded in a timely manner. The variety of music was great and everyone enjoyed themselves!

Reviewed on 5/09/2017 Matthew H

What else can I say, save yourself the time in looking for a DJ/MC/master of all things/person to get the party grooving. We were honestly a tad bit nervous since we are Egyptian and we did not know how DJ Mike would fair including Arabic music in the mix, but he must have been... Read More Egyptian in another life. The dancing was nonstop and everyone could not stop telling us what an amazing time they had. From the get go- DJ Mike was our most communicative vendor, who was the one reaching out to us to make sure we had everything we needed, etc. He has the most amazing website portal which you can make as detailed to your heart’s desire (includes timeline song choices, a must play/if time allows/and do not play lists) and online payment system. ModernEra weddings also offers a photobooth with amazing props and plans. Ok back to the wedding day, DJ Mike coordinated with all of the venue folks, and brought his game day gear for the wedding. The speaker system was beyond amazing; again we were a little anxious with the acoustics in the Carnegie Music Hall, but DJ Mike’s speakers raised the roof and had the entire wedding reception on their feet. Literally I have pictures with no one sitting at the tables, because everyone was dancing the entire night. He was so flexible with the song choices/genre of music we wanted for background music, cocktail hour, bridal party entrances, and every song choice that was made throughout the night. He played all of our favorites and some that we forgot. ALSO, before I forget, what a star DJ Mike was when the bridal party got there (before the entrances). He whipped them all into shape and got them ready for the entrances of their lives. AND ALSO, when the AV vendor had a glitch playing our wedding trailer, DJ Mike swooped in again to coordinate with the venue to save the day. I could keep writing this forever, but the bottom line is stop reading this and book DJ Mike for your wedding/event/MC needs, because A) he is awesome, B) communicative, responsible, fun, C) worth every penny and so much more, and D) should win awards for what he does (Oh wait, he actually has, and lots of them). Honestly, there is a reason he has a 5-star rating, and it’s real. So go ahead and contact him now and book DJ Mike. Thanks Mike for making our special day even more special.

Reviewed on 4/28/2017 Kimberly B

Modern Era and Mike Willis are hands down the best in Pittsburgh. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone who is serious about making their wedding the absolute best day of their lives. Mike was extremely responsive and full of ideas for the ceremony and reception when I... Read More wasn’t sure what to do. He kept me level-headed, stress free and organized through the entire process. I told him what songs I wanted and left the rest up to him for the ceremony, absolutely best thing I did, I was not disappointed! Mike kept everything organized and on time the entire day, making it so much less stressful for me. Mike and Dave Noel absolutely made the night! I have had so many compliments on how fun and elegant my wedding was and how amazing the DJ’s were. I would absolutely recommend Modern Era!! Thank you Mike and Dave for giving us an amazing night and memories to cherish forever!!

Reviewed on 2/07/2017 Shanna B

Our DJ Tim Harris was excellent!! He understood exactly what we wanted and made it happen! The online DJ software they used was very simple and convenient. All of our guests had such a fun time on the dance floor and never sat down

Reviewed on 12/09/2016 Brittney J

I hired this company for their DJ services for my wedding on 12-3-2016. The DJ that was provided for me was John. He was great, we met at a local Starbucks to go over details a few weeks before the wedding to smooth out any kinks in the planning. I was not sure exactly what... Read More timeline to use and he was very helpful to my husband and I when deciding when to do certain events. I also opted for up lighting and he did a great job making the room have a wintery feel to match my winter theme. I had music for the entire day- ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and reception. He did a great job! I would recommend this company and DJ to anyone looking to get married!

Reviewed on 12/08/2016 Natalie B

The best DJ's you can find in Pittsburgh !

Reviewed on 11/06/2016 Ashley R

We hired DJ Tyler for our wedding reception and we couldn't have been more pleased. Even though we were a little behind schedule our guests never knew because Tyler kept everything moving throughout the evening. I am still getting compliments from our guests on how wonderful the... Read More DJ was and that the dance floor was never empty. Great job Tyler, Brendan and I couldn't have asked for more!

Reviewed on 11/06/2016 Ashley R

We hired DJ Tyler for our wedding reception and we couldn't have been more pleased. Even though we were a little behind schedule our guests never knew because Tyler kept everything moving throughout the evening. I am still getting compliments from our guests on how wonderful the... Read More DJ was and that the dance floor was never empty. Great job Tyler, Brendan and I couldn't have asked for more!

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Dan P

Absolutely amazing work by Mike Willis & Modern Era! Mike set a great tone for the evening and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. A DJ can make or break a wedding - Make sure to make your wedding memorable by making Modern Era your DJ of choice! Also, the... Read More videography & uplighting were excellent upgrades to make apart of your special day. Modern Era is worth every penny spent!

Reviewed on 10/29/2016 Bridget B

We couldn’t have been happier with Mike!! He is, hands down, the BEST DJ in Pittsburgh! Mike went above and beyond what was expected. We knew from the first time we met him that he was our guy!! He is very confident in what he does (as he should be!) and proved to both, my... Read More husband and myself, that he is very passionate about his job. Mike played a very big part in our wedding day. From the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to the reception, to the end of the evening- he was ON POINT! I couldn’t have asked for someone better to make our day so special and memorable! Mike made sure everyone was where they were supposed to be…he kept the night moving along nicely. He was very involved and checked on us frequently to make sure everything was good. We chose specific songs for our ceremony, but let the reception up to Mike and he did not disappoint! We told him what kinds of music we liked and he ran with it! We used a few of our own personal GoPro cameras to capture some of the memories. Mike went out of his way and took it upon himself to move a few of the cameras so that they could capture the best angle, the speeches, and especially our first dance! He provided us with the utmost professional (and friendly) service that we hoped for and more!! Mike and Modern Era Weddings far exceeded our expectations!! Thank you so much!!

Reviewed on 10/28/2016 Libby K

We highly recommend! Modern Era Weddings was great to work with from the first inquiry through the end of the reception. Monica and Mike answered any questions and helped us stay on track of planning. The day of our wedding, Mike made the full wedding party and family feel at... Read More ease and excited about their entrance to the reception, and made sure to check in with me and the groom throughout the reception to make sure we were having a good time, getting what we wanted from him, etc. Modern Era Weddings was an integral part of our reception and they helped make our wedding as perfect as we imagined!

Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Sara U

Look no further….you NEED to book Mike Willis with Modern Era Weddings as your DJ!! Crazy as this sounds he was the only DJ I looked at. His name was given to me by my photographer who is also based out of Pittsburgh, whom I completely trusted. When I went to Modern Era... Read More Weddings website and saw that Mike was the DJ for the hottest nightclub in Pittsburgh I knew I had to have him at my wedding! Only issue was he was in Pittsburgh and I lived in Maryland (I’m originally from Pittsburgh) I gave him a call anyways to see if there was any possibility of him coming out to Maryland and to my amazement he said he would travel out there and DJ!! I mean who does?! Right off the bat Mike and I connected. He seemed to know exactly what I wanted without me telling him. I love to dance and it was very important for me to have a DJ that could play great music and keep everyone entertained and on the dance floor. Well let me tell you, he brought his A game and certainly OVER delivered on my expectations. Not only was the dance floor packed all night, I received so many compliments praising how good he was and wanting him to DJ at all my friends upcoming weddings. Mike was not only an amazing DJ, he was also very attentive and caring to my needs that day. On several occasions he took the time out of what he was doing to make sure that my day was going smoothly and if there was anything he could do for me. My friends and family to this day still talk about Mike and how much fun he was! Thank you for making my wedding the best day ever Mike!

Reviewed on 10/20/2016 Casaundra D

Mike was AMAZING! Our previous vendor fell through last minute and Mike had a cancellation for our date, so the stars aligned perfectly for us to work together. We had a very tight timeline to put everything together so I pretty much gave Mike the basics and trusted him with... Read More everything else the entire night. The music he played was perfect. I remember hearing songs and feeling so happy that I choose him. I basically trusted my wedding to him. He was always responsive, very polite and so easy to work with! I also used Modern Era for videographer and photo booth and was incredibly happy with everything so far!!


Meet The Owner

Michael Willis

Michael Willis, AKA DJ MadMike, is a professional party rocker from Washington DC. Mike has worked solely as a DJ for the last 10 years in various capacities, held multiple residencies, and worked as the entertainment director at multiple nightlife establishments in the Mid-Atlantic region. On the private event front Mike is an established wedding DJ with Modern Era Weddings who has amassed over 50 five-star reviews in the short 3 years he has been working in the private event sector. Guaranteed to make your party or event a conversation piece for you and your friends for years to come