Main Event DJ and Entertainment is renowned in the Midwest as a leading, premium provider of mobile DJ services with all-around exceptional quality and value, consistently earning 5-star ratings from it's clientele. We are a multi-award-winning, experienced organization out of the Chicago-land area offering a full line of exceptional entertainment services for any event type.
Our services are crafted to perfectly match each client's needs and our performance blends thoughtful planning with artistic talent. Backed by over two and a half decades of professional experience, formally trained DJs/MCs, state-of-the-art equipment and a passion for creating amazing events, we consistently exceed client expectations! Main Event DJ is all about delivering that unforgettable experience, making your event truly memorable and special.
Our specialty is weddings but we do service ANY type of event with unwavering quality and care. After thorough consultation with you, we'll design the ideal service plan for your event and price accordingly. We believe that we should fit your plan, not the other way around.
~ Gary C. Nielsen, Owner/Primary DJ/Entertainer
OUR PROMISE: "We serve each and every client with personalized attention and a collaborative approach to create events that exceed expectations and result in the most memorable times through customized entertainment and an artful performance. There is no 'one size fits all' approach for any event. We take the time to understand our client's vision, and then fully deliver on that with uncompromising quality and professionalism. Your complete satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us and we strive for every client to feel that we truly delivered a 5-Star service. We are everything you should expect from great DJs!"
Your event IS the main event, with Main Event DJ in your corner!
Whether it's your wedding day, a special anniversary, a milestone birthday,
a company party or special event, holiday celebration, graduation, fundraiser
or for any other occasion that requires great entertainment, we've got you covered!
We've serviced every type of event with a specialization in weddings since 1995.
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*Even though we specialize in weddings, we accommodate ANY event type with exceptional, customized service!
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"Where to start! Gary made the entire wedding from the ceremony to the reception smooth and a blast. He was great at announcing and organizing everyone during the transition from the ceremony into the reception. He did a amazing job on the grand March and throughout the night for keeping the party alive. He was also great at following through on song requests for our guests. He was polite, professional, and easy to work with. Highly recommend him for any weddings or events. His set up was also awesome as well. Gary nailed it!"
~ Emily and Mitch Little Lake Geneva, WI September 2021
"Main Event DJ was absolutely PHENOMENAL to work with!!! We met Gary at a Bridal Expo and he made our decision to contract with him easy, from the 1st introduction. His great demeanor, strong organizational skills, clear process & thorough Questionnaire made for super-efficient/effective planning. Our entrance song was customized and executed perfectly and Gary assisted in so many other ways too [from sound and set-up for our officiant & violinist, to helping with cues & sequence of events, to letting us know the cake was in the middle of the dance floor (when/where our first dance was planned to be, just moments later)]. I think literally everyone hit the dance floor across the course of the evening, and we were so impressed with how many people stayed until the end of the wedding *Thanks to Gary’s flawless playlist*! Dear DJ Gary - Thank you SO very much for being a part of our special day!!! We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you; your stellar performance helped make for some unforgettable moments. You are professional, kind, polite, supportive, & detail-oriented… just all around AWESOME! You followed through with every single one of our requests [and then some too]. We seriously appreciate you making our dream a reality and will treasure our wedding day for a lifetime. With much gratitude!..."
~ Tiffany & Brandon Crombar Chicago, IL August 2021
"We booked Gary back in 2019 before the pandemic through a bridal expo. My fiance and I loved Gary the first time we met him! He was the first DJ we came to at the expo and we both didn't even want to look at any other DJs. We book with Gary and got everything set up. Then the pandemic hit and he worked with us in changing our wedding date 3 different times! We finally got married in May of '21 and Gary blew us away with how amazing he was! He had a ton of great energy and knew how to get the party started! If we ever needed a DJ again, he is the only person we would go with, hands down!! As a bride everything is crazy stressful but i didn't have to worry about anything with him."
~ Breanna & Joe LaPorte
Palos Hills, IL May 2021
"We had an absolutely amazing time with having Gary (Main Event DJ) as our DJ for our wedding! He was very responsive and accommodating during the process and the night was SO much fun! He had a very impressive set-up with a lot of great modern features, like the beautiful lighted totems, video DJing and animated monogram... incredible! He made our night run so smooth and helped make our wedding perfect. Totally, TOTALLY recommend him for your wedding!
~ Jordan & Jacob Dunteman
Galena, IL August 2020
"Our wedding was big, and Gary with Main Event DJ helped make it a BIG success! Everything went smooth, worry free and our wedding was the experience we had hoped for, and more! We had a great team of providers and Main Event DJ was a key part of it all. Gary was a fantastic DJ, had an awesome modern set-up and kept us and our guests dancing all night! We have and will continue to highly recommend Main Event DJ."
~ John and Lauren Zanca
Mount Prospect, IL February 2020
"Gary was the DJ for our wedding and he was hands down our favorite vendor to work with! We really made a connection with him. He was professional, hard working, easy going and a REALLY great DJ! He listened to us regarding the type of music we wanted and it was clear that everyone loved his DJing because the dance floor stayed full! We had so many guests compliment the music and we couldn't agree more. We had a lot of moving parts to our wedding and Gary came through on all of it. Thank you Gary, you're the best!"
~ Melissa and Marcelo Azevedo
Franklin Grove, IL September 2019
"Our wedding was so incredible and Gary with Main Event DJ had a lot to do that. He made sure it all went smooth and according to our wishes. He was spot on with the music and really impressed us! He will definitely be our go-to DJ and we highly recommend him!"
~ Lilly & Robert Aguilar
Plainfield, IL July 2019
"Once we got through the ceremony and formalities, we wanted our wedding to be a super fun celebration with great music and lots of dancing... and that's exactly what Gary made happen. He did such an amazing job and made it so much fun! Couldn't have asked for a better DJ!"
~ Laurie & William Dean
Rosemont, IL May 2019
"We could not have been more pleased with our DJ, Gary! So friendly and professional but when it came to the dancing, that's where he really impressed us! The dance floor was full all night and he knew exactly what we wanted to hear and when we wanted to hear it! Great music mixing and a really fun time! If you are looking for an awesome wedding DJ, Gary with Main Event DJ is the right choice!"
~ Jessica & Nick Perry
Woodridge, IL September 2018
"Our wedding was everything we wanted it to be and more! Main Event DJ had a big part in that. Gary made the whole process easy and stress-free and really helped make our wedding day special and fun! We received so many compliments on our DJ from our guests and we couldn't agree more that he came through for us in every way! Thank you Gary for a wonderful wedding!"
~ Rachael & Justin McCain
Worth, IL August 2018
"With a DJ my family has used for many events over the years, we knew our wedding was in great hands with Gary! He really took care of us every step of the way and made our day amazing, as we knew he would. Our family and friends just rave about him! Look no further for the best wedding DJ!"
~ Kristy & Mike Williams
Libertyville, IL November 2017
"We wanted our wedding to be very special but also lots of fun. The DJ had to cover all aspects of the day and help manage the overall flow. Gary made it all happen for us with a stellar performance! From the planning, to the ceremony, to the formalities and reception celebration, we could not have been happier with his service, talent and professionalism!”
~ Adam & Christina Kasperwicsz
Maple Park, IL November 2017
"After being in a friends wedding that Gary was the DJ at, we knew we wanted him for our wedding too. The night was absolutely perfect! Gary was amazing. He stayed on track with the timeline, played all of our requests and just went above and beyond. We had so many compliments from guests about the music and overall atmosphere. We spent most of our time on the dance floor and there wasn't a dull moment! We HIGHLY recommend Gary for weddings or any event!"
~ Haleigh & Nate Griffith
Harvard, IL August 2018
“We’ve attended many weddings in the past and were never really impressed with any of the DJs, so we were very careful in selecting ours. Our wedding was as unique as our taste in music and Gary, our amazing DJ, knocked it out of the park! His experience and caliber of service really made the difference!”
~ Erin & Matt Ryan
Barrington, IL September 2015
"As a wedding planner, I want my clients to have a DJ that is reliable, responsive, easy to work with, and keeps the dance floor packed. I regularly recommend Gary to my clients because he not only has all of those qualities, but he goes above and beyond for his clients. When Gary is the DJ, I can rest easy, knowing the couple will get a smooth planning experience and a super fun wedding day!"
~ Camille McLamb,
Owner, Camille Victoria Weddings LLC
“Gary was the consummate professional. He really knows his craft - intelligent, pleasant, accommodating and I highly, highly recommend him, My new wife and I were very impressed - guests were up and dancing all night and we loved his setup. Great sound, lighting, music choices and overall superbly done.
Thank you Gary, you rock!”
~ Susan & Stavros Strompolos
Chicago, IL August 2016
"I've worked with A LOT of DJ's as a wedding planner and I can honestly say that Gary with Main Event DJ is one of the best! At our recent September wedding, we had a complicated set-up, all outdoors on a unique estate property, combined with band and with several other audio needs. Gary was my "go-to" for all of it and I could not have asked for a better partner, during the event and throughout all the planning. His emceeing was phenomenal, so good in fact that I had several people ask me if he's on the radio... I can't make this stuff up! Our couple also had very specific music tastes and he nailed it! The dance floor was packed all night. Gary, my sincerest thank you for all of your help!"
~ Alexis Alvarez
Owner, Lillian Rose Events
“We had an outdoor ceremony and reception in a large tent. We knew rain was in the evening's forecast but didn't realize we were in for one heck of a storm. Where most would have thrown in the towel, Gary our DJ stuck it out with us and kept the party going without missing a beat, despite the tornado-like weather! We just rolled with the storm, we all got soaked, but had the time of our lives! It was a night to remember. Thank you Gary for your unwavering commitment to our wedding!"
~ Rachel and Scott Treadway
Yorkville, IL September 2015