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  • Starting at $975 per event

53 Reviews for Main Event DJ


Review by Caroine S.

Graduation PartyReviewed on June 9, 2024From Olympia Fields, IL

DJ Paul came in and helped out like he was family. He helped us problem solve some logistical issues and played my daughter's playlist as she wanted. Thanks for making our event a success.

Review by Muriel B.

Holiday PartyReviewed on January 8, 2024From Schaumburg, IL

Great DJ, professional, guests loved Gary and his energetic personality. Dancing, light, Karaoke was excellent!

Review by Michelle G.

CelebrationReviewed on December 15, 2023From Dundee, IL

A ton of fun! Great job!

Review by Tacy R.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on June 15, 2023From Lincolnshire, IL

Gary with Main Event DJ was beyond amazing! We hired him to host karaoke and provide a photo booth for our company retreat. He was very communicative and professional leading up to the event, so I felt extremely comfortable and informed of his services. Once onsite, he did a wonderful job of playing MC, DJ, and hosting karaoke. He was beyond accommodating and kind to our 130 employees, most of which wanted to do karaoke! His set-up was more than we could have asked for, with a great sound system, lights, and even a TV that the audience could see with lyrics so they could sing along. Karaoke was absolutely the highlight of the retreat for our employees!!

Review by Hang B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 10, 2023From Chicago, IL

I thoroughly loved working with Gary of Main Event so much that I want to throw another party, just to have him DJ again. Gary was professional and accommodating, as he clearly understood what I wanted for my husband's 40th birthday. But more importantly, he understood what my husband wanted after speaking to him directly right before the party. Gary used his experience and talents to give Joe a fun-filled sing and dance party that he wished the karaoke night never ended.


This is exactly the kind of client experience we pride ourselves on and work to achieve for every client, every time! It also helps to have super cool fun people (like Hang and Joe) as clients! ??. What an awesome party and celebration this was with so many great songs from the ‘90s! You just name the date and the place Hang and Joe and I’ll be there to bring the good times again!

Review by Heather Y.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on June 16, 2022From Plainfield, IL

Gary was awesome!! Music was such an important piece to my reception because I had such a big cultural range of music I wanted played and I’m so happy I chose Gary. I looked through so many reviews for so many DJs because I was so nervous and I’m so happy with my choice. He was so easy and accessible to work with during the planning process and had the dance floor filled the entire night. Gary is nice, sweet and a professional, taking his work seriously to make sure you have the perfect night - book him!!


Thank you so much Heather and Ryan! It was an absolute pleasure being your DJ and your crowd was electric! Your diversity of music requests was superb and really gave us all a taste of great music from many cultures. I know I’ve added some favorites to my playlists as a result of your reception! So fun working with you both, thank you so much!

Review by Michele R.

WeddingReviewed on October 22, 2008From Barrington, IL

My wedding day was perfect. Main Event DJ & Event Sevices was a big part of making it perfect. Gary was professional, fun, entertaining and kept our guests entertained. I could not have asked for more. This DJ service was easy to work with from the beginning and when planning a wedding is stressful, Gary made it worry free. Many of my guests raved about Main Event DJ Services and I have to agree. I would highly, highly recommend this service to any newly engaged couple for their wedding. Thank you Gary for being so wonderful!!! Michele Salazar in Lombard, IL

Review by Julianna M.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on June 5, 2017From Saint Charles, IL

Gary was wonderful. He was accommodating any time we asked to meet with him and answered any questions we had. Gary was professional and the music was perfect for our wedding. The up-lighting looked amazing! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ! I would highly recommend Gary and would most definitely use him again in the future, Thank you for making our wedding so memorable Gary!!! Stephen & Julianna Mazzola

Review by James G.

WeddingReviewed on June 14, 2008From Waukegan, IL

Gary was just awesome to work with. Not only did he play all the songs we wanted, but he was able to just max everything flow so well. He was also very accommodating and anything I needed all I had to do was ask him. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a good DJ, because he was fantastic. He really helped make our wedding day a day that I will never forget!

Review by Lindsey H.

WeddingReviewed on October 9, 2009From Sheboygan, WI

Gary was fantastic; better than I anticipated actually! I have nothing but wonderful things to comment about him and his performance!

Review by Christine W.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on May 13, 2006From Addison, IL

Gary Nielsen was great, I could not have asked for better. He had the music we wanted to listen to. I had gotten a lot of compliments on his performance and music that was played. I most certainly would use him again as well as refer his services. Thank you again for a wonderful job. Christine Wynn

Review by Stavros S.

WeddingReviewed on August 20, 2017From Chicago, IL

Gary was the consummate professional, sensitive, knows his craft, intelligent, pleasant, accommodating, highly, highly recommend him, he rocks. My new wife and I were impressed, guests were up and dancing and loved his setup, up lights extra and well done. Thank you Gary, you rock.????????

Review by Laura L.

Private PartyReviewed on October 29, 2017From Stoughton, WI

Gary was phenomenal! Not only did he dress up for our annual Halloween party but he brought a giant animated ghoul that spewed fog from his skull. I kept hearing that it was the “best party ever” and Gary was a large part of it. Everyone couldn’t stop dancing and singing karaoke. His attention to detail and quick action was impeccable. I mentioned it was my brothers birthday and he remembered his name and dedicated a song for him. He had custom music for each of the costume contest winners. He was spot on with reading the crowd. I’m definitely booking him again. Which should be easy because he was responsive and well priced!

Review by Kate G.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on August 21, 2012From Janesville, WI

Gary was great! From day one he responded to all my questions immediately prior to our wedding. Years of professionalism and experience really showed through. I would recommend him to anyone!

Review by Bob W.

WeddingReviewed on October 11, 2009From Fontana, WI

Gary from Main Event DJ & Entertainment Service did an excellent job with the entertainment for our wedding. We had a smaller group, but he did an amazing job of playing the right songs at the right time to keep the dance floor full all night. I couldn't have asked for a better DJ at my wedding, and I would highly recommend him.

Review by Bethany L.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on June 27, 2016From Franklin, WI

Gary was very nice to work with. There were some last minute unexpected changes, for example, while the father daughter dance was going on, my now husband decided he didn't like the song he chose for the mother groom dance and asked Gary to pick a song for them quick, without a pause he found a song that was perfect and the mother of the groom loved it! He took all of our requests and was an excellent announcer as well which kept everything flowing smoothly. There were always people on the dance floor, even my uncle who never dances was out there! Thank you, Gary for a wonderful evening!

Review by Curt P.

ConventionReviewed on August 11, 2014From Skokie, IL

Gary was wonderful to work with. We had a lot going on at our conference, with a lot of last minute changes and he rolled with it all. He arrived on time, set up quickly and quietly while the event was proceeding, provided fantastic AV support for speakers and a talent show, then rocked our socks off with an outstanding mix of tunes that keep the crowd dancing their hearts out. It was a great evening and Main Event made it so.

Review by Patti S.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 19, 2009From Elburn, IL

Gary was extremely accomodating. He communicated with me and answered any and all questions I had before the event. He was exactly on time and ready before any of my guests arrived, which was extremely important. He is obviously experienced and even helped me stay on track for the evenings timeline. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Review by Doreen A.

WeddingReviewed on September 27, 2008From Dundee, IL

Gary did a fantastic job for our reception. As a DJ he set the tone for our guests to enjoy themselves and he did this to perfection. EVERYONE had a great time and we are more than pleased. We'd recommend using him to anyone! Thank you again Gary.

Review by Erik M.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 26, 2012From Rosemont, IL

Gary was the consummate professional at my wedding reception. He was on time and catered to our needs and preferences. Provided great advice on song selection. We would definitely call on his services again for any occasion.

Review by Heather W.

WeddingReviewed on February 23, 2009From Maple Park, IL

Review by Amos A.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on March 18, 2013From Schaumburg, IL

DJ, Gary Nielsen was a great person to work with. Gary was very professional in is approach to servicing our needs for the wedding and reception. Gary provided an sincere and cheerful atmosphere to our event. The music was great and Gary made sure that our musical requests were played. Thanks Gary for a job well done.

Review by Trisha C.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 18, 2013From Chicago, IL

Gary was awesome!! I would highly recommend working with him!

Review by Richard R.

WeddingReviewed on June 23, 2007From Bloomingdale, IL

Wide selection of music. The DJ was very knowledgable how the event should be proceeded.

Review by Nicole E.

Halloween PartyReviewed on October 30, 2016From Schaumburg, IL

The event went off great! They had a good mix of DJ and Karaoke for the guests that kept them singing long into the night (which for a company Halloween Party is a long time!). They also brought a few cool decorations with them to add to our decor that were awesome! Thank you for your help making the Halloween Party a success!