Your Event, Realized

Chicago’s #1 Trusted DJ and Entertainment Company

A Day You’ll Remember

We make it our mission to get to know each client personally, which helps us achieve perfection in designing and planning your event

There’s a reason Paul Michaels Events, one of the top DJ companies in Chicagoland, has received dozens of awards from Wedding Wire. That reason? We’ve always offered a “boutique approach” to entertainment. Unlike the larger multi-operational DJ companies who emphasize booking as many clients as possible, we focus on getting to know each client personally, and invest time in helping design and plan each event to perfection. The “cookie cutter” approach is outdated, so we wanted to employ a different, more personable approach we knew our clients would appreciate. And after more than 10 years, we’ve stuck to our successful approach.

What is the main differentiator of your Uniquely Effective Boutique Approach?

We handpick out DJs for your event based on your specified preferences and tastes. We also make sure that you and your chose DJ are an excellent fit.

Our Guarantee: The DJ whose name is on your contract will be the DJ at your event.

Our Entertainers

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Past Clients Love Us

  • 5 star rating  I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Paul Michaels Events as my wedding DJ and photo booth. From the start Paul provided excellent and attentive... read more

    Katie L. Avatar Katie L.

    4/17/2018

    5 star rating  Paul Michaels Events was a clear and easy choice for us when it came to picking our DJ. The first time we met with Paul Michaels, he really listened and... read more

    Holly E. Avatar Holly E.

    3/13/2018

    5 star rating  Paul was simply amazing. I have used him now twice for 2 different parties and both were top notch! I highly recommend him and his business.

    Rabbi A. Avatar Rabbi A.

    2/26/2018

  • 5 star rating  Paul and his assistant were the DJs for our wedding. The music was great, and he was extremely helpful in planning much more than the music and lighting. They also... read more

    James D. Avatar James D.

    12/11/2017

    5 star rating  I can’t compliment Paul enough on the amazing job he and his assistant did with the music at our wedding. We didn’t give him many song requests prior to the... read more

    Kyle O. Avatar Kyle O.

    11/20/2017

    5 star rating  We loved working with Paul! He was so responsive and accommodating during the entire process, and really made us feel at ease. We didn't give him much guidance... read more

    Jen O. Avatar Jen O.

    11/20/2017

  • 5 star rating  Kudos to Paul Michaels Events and DJ Miguel for helping us have a wonderful surprise 40th birthday party for my daughter in downtown Chicago last weekend! Paul (owner of Paul... read more

    Connie U. Avatar Connie U.

    10/27/2017

    5 star rating  Paul Michaels Events was awesome! DJ Paul was great and helped with us with more than just the music and our photo booth. We recommend him to anyone... read more

    Bryan H. Avatar Bryan H.

    9/25/2017

    5 star rating  From day one Paul was supportive throughout the process. He did multiple check ins around your schedule and helped the ease the stress in any way he could. He has... read more

    Kaitlin K. Avatar Kaitlin K.

    9/18/2017

  • 5 star rating  I used Paul Michaels Events for my wedding and it was great! DJ Paul Michaels led me through the entire process with ease and it was fun getting to choose... read more

    Ashley V. Avatar Ashley V.

    8/29/2017

    5 star rating  If I could give more stars I would! I attended a wedding where Paul was the DJ 3 years ago, he was nothing short or awesome! Everything you would want... read more

    Gary B. Avatar Gary B.

    8/27/2017

    5 star rating  If you're looking for a wedding or event DJ in Chicago or the suburbs, stop your search with Paul Michaels Events. Paul was our wedding DJ in June 2017 and... read more

    Victoria G. Avatar Victoria G.

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    8/27/2017

  • 5 star rating  Simply Amazing DJ Paul was amazing. He really took charge and helped us with a lot of things, not just music and photo booth issues. He was very professional and communicated with... read more

    Bryan H. Avatar Bryan H.

    8/25/2017

    5 star rating  Paul is not just a DJ - you also get a built in wedding planner. He truly is an expert. He also makes sure the guests are engaged and personalizes... read more

    Alissa V. Avatar Alissa V.

    8/18/2017

    5 star rating  Hiring Paul was hands down one if the best decisions we made for our wedding. We had a large wedding with a large spread of ages and he got everyone... read more

    Adrienne J. Avatar Adrienne J.

    8/18/2017

  • 5 star rating  I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Paul Michaels Events as my wedding DJ and photo booth. From the start Paul provided excellent and attentive... read more

    Katie L. Avatar Katie L.

    4/17/2018

  • 5 star rating  Paul Michaels Events was a clear and easy choice for us when it came to picking our DJ. The first time we met with Paul Michaels, he really listened and... read more

    Holly E. Avatar Holly E.

    3/13/2018

  • 5 star rating  Paul was simply amazing. I have used him now twice for 2 different parties and both were top notch! I highly recommend him and his business.

    Rabbi A. Avatar Rabbi A.

    2/26/2018

  • 5 star rating  Paul and his assistant were the DJs for our wedding. The music was great, and he was extremely helpful in planning much more than the music and lighting. They also... read more

    James D. Avatar James D.

    12/11/2017

  • 5 star rating  I can’t compliment Paul enough on the amazing job he and his assistant did with the music at our wedding. We didn’t give him many song requests prior to the... read more

    Kyle O. Avatar Kyle O.

    11/20/2017

Company Founder & DJ / Emcee

Paul Michaels

Award-winning DJ Paul Michaels (Top 5 in Chicagoland!) has over 12 years of professional experience in the events industry, and has DJ’d 100s of weddings and events at a wide range of venues. Paul Michaels has a few years working the nightlife under his belt (clubs and bars), and utilizes this background to give a special spin to his private events. He works with every client to give them the personal touch their event needs to make for an unforgettable event!

Event Specialties

Weddings Bar/Bat Mitzvahs School Dances

DJ / Emcee

Jimmy

Born and raised in the NW burbs of Chicago, Jimmy has been surrounded by music as far back as he can remember. A DJ for nearly 15 years, he’s got an uncanny knack for reading the crowd and keeping the dance floor packed all night. From boat cruises in Chicago to backyard anniversaries, he’s done it all. He loves DJing weddings and making sure YOUR dream wedding is the one others will remember!

Event Specialties

Weddings Bars Private Events Sweet 16s

DJ / Emcee

Ryan

Ryan is an open-format DJ who specializes in Mobile DJ Services. (He can show up to “empty” events, where he’ll bring all the gear himself, making him a one-man party!) He has been providing musical entertainment at weddings, school dances, and corporate venues as well as club events for more than 15 years. Well versed in everything from Top 40, oldies, rock, hip hop, to pop, and a wide variety of house and trap music, Ryan can keep the crowd moving all night!

Event Specialties

Weddings Private Parties Corporate Events School Dances Club/Bar Events

DJ / Emcee

Terry

Terry has been a DJ for 11 years. During his DJ career, he’s worked in the Midwest and West coast, covering a wide variety of events. His experience in television production and talent as an emcee, dancer, and entertainer makes him an indispensable advisor during the planning stage. He truly is the complete package for weddings and private events.

Event Specialties

Weddings Private Parties Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Corporate Events

DJ / Emcee

Tim

DJ Tim has been working as a DJ specializing in private events and weddings for 20 years. He’s performed at more than 600 mobile events! Tim also holds multiple residencies as a country DJ at bars around the Chicagoland area. But he also loves constantly adding to his extensive experience as an open-format and top 40 DJ as well. As with all our DJs, Tim is an expert crowd reader, and the crowded dance floor is a reflection of his expert abilities.

Event Specialties

Weddings Bars Private Parties Corporate Events

DJ / Emcee

Ian

Ian has a unique approach to DJing: He believes it’s much more than just playing music. It’s about the audience experience. Unity. And still, never forgetting to have fun. As an actor, comedian, and viral-dance creator, Ian approaches the craft of DJing through the lens of an entertainer. With years of experience DJing weddings, birthdays, blacklight parties, and more, if it’s fun you’re looking for, Ian is ready to bring it to your event!

Event Specialties

Weddings Private Events Sweet 16s

DJ / Emcee

Miguel

Stemming from his early beginnings as a musician, Miguel has brought his passion for music with him into his career as a DJ. With his eclectic taste in music he provides a rich musical atmosphere, no matter what the occasion may be.

Event Specialties

Private Parties Corporate Events Sweet 16s

DJ / Emcee

Luis

A Chicago native born and raised, DJ Luis started DJing at age 13. At 17, he was already performing at small bars around his neighborhood. By 19 he began performing at the hottest clubs and bars all over the city. DJ Luis has an impressive breadth of musical knowledge thanks to the countless hours he’s put into all types of private events. His familiarity with music from the ‘50s all the way to today’s top hits makes him rock any party with awesome energy. But one particular expertise of his that you won’t find anywhere else is his wealth of experience in DJing for quinceañeras. Make your 15-year-old’s birthday one for the books.

Event Specialties

Private Parties Quincineras Bar Events

DJ / Emcee

Lane

Lane has been DJing mobile events such as weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and corporate events for over 15 years. He’s got a strong background in Chicago nightlife, and always stays current with popular music and trends.

Event Specialties

Private Parties Corporate Events School Dances

DJ

Hootan

Hootan has been DJing at weddings, special events, and clubs for 7 years. His wide-ranging style of music includes American Hip-Hop, Latin, and especially Middle Eastern. If you require something a bit closer to home, DJ Hootan is your man.

Event Specialties

Weddings Persian Events Private Parties Corporate Events

Dancer / Choreographer

Kevin

Kevin is a hip hop and contemporary choreographer with 13 years of experience. Having completed 4 international tours and 13 television appearances, and with 25 million views on YouTube, he is the life of the PARTY! Kevin is available for events by special request for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate Events, and School Dances to help generate excitement for the dance floor!

Event Specialties

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Corporate Events School Dances