Your Event, Realized

Chicago’s #1 Trusted DJ Company 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, a top DJ company in Chicago, 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The “cookie cutter” approach is outdated.  Our DJs employ a different, more personable approach we know our clients appreciate. And after more than 10 years, we’ve stuck to our successful approach.

What is the main differentiator of your DJ company’s Uniquely Effective Boutique Approach?

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

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

Our 5-Star Chicago DJs

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Past Clients Love Us

  • We highly recommend Paul Michael Events for your next event. Paul is extremely professional, organized and helpful in pulling together the exact type of dance/party atmosphere you are trying to... read more

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    Jennifer B.

    Paul was the DJ for my wedding with Brian as his assistant on November 10, 2018. He did an amazing job with the music, lighting, being an MC, and photography!... read more

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    Cheryl K.

    Highly recommend Paul Michaels events. They did an amazing job for our wedding. Paul was very attentive and helpful during the planning process and was great at reading the crowd... read more

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    Emily B.

  • Paul was the DJ for my wedding with Brian as his assistant on November 10, 2018. He did an amazing job with the music, lighting, being an MC, and... read more

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    Cheryl W.

    Paul is super organized and helped us execute a surprise wedding. He and his team were with us from the ceremony through the after party and did an amazing job... read more

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    Katie L.

    Paul did my wedding last week and absolutely crushed it. He was very professional from the first phone all the way until the end. Paul was easy to work... read more

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    Jared S.

  • We used Paul as the DJ for our wedding on 9/8/18 and he was amazing! We got several compliments from our wedding guests about how much they enjoyed the music... read more

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    Laura R.

    We used Paul as the DJ for our wedding on 9/8/18 and he was amazing! We got several compliments from our wedding guests about how much they enjoyed the music... read more

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    Laura R.

    Paul was absolutely terrific to work with for our wedding in June. He was always very attentive to our requests, and was able to find some obscure songs that we... read more

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    Neil H.

  • Paul and his team kept our wedding on track! We had a great mix of all types of music that kept the dance floor alive. As an MC... read more

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    Julia N.

    We had Paul for our wedding on 6/30/18. Leading up to the wedding he was organized, helpful, and pretty much willing to do everything to make sure our reception... read more

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    Allison A.

    Paul Michaels Events was awesome. We used them for an 8th grade dance. They were very professional, great follow up for the event and they did an outstanding job at... read more

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    Kerry K.

  • Paul Michaels events was AMAZING! He was so detail oriented and on top of his game. Our wedding went flawlessly and was so much fun because of his music! His... read more

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    Amber B.

    Such an amazing and wonderful experience working with Paul! He was phenomenal from beginning to end. He was very organized, flexible, and professional. Everyone at the wedding was very pleased... read more

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    If you want a professional, fun, and entertaining music guru for your event, Paul Michaels is your guy! Paul and his crew had the guests on their feet all night... read more

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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


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 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


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 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


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 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



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 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