There are many reasons to hire a member of the Baltimore Area Disc Jockey Association (BADJA), but there are three reasons that stand out to the past and current clients we interviewed.

Peace of mind for anyone is a great thing, but when you are planning a once-in-a-lifetime event (a wedding, mitzvah, milestone birthday, prom, or corporate celebration), it is priceless to not have to worry about the DJ and/or Emcee at your function. Our members can help put you at ease from your first meeting, offering entertainment and design options that you may not have even known existed. An even better comfort comes from knowing your DJ is a member of a fraternity of professionals that are there for each other should someone get involved in an accident, become seriously ill or injured, or even, (as we have unfortunately experienced twice over the 20+ years we have been a professional association), the untimely death of an entertainer. We are there for our clients individually, but also as a team. When DJ Jose Castro passed away in October 2015, BADJA rallied our members, reached out to his clients, and covered every event he booked, at no additional cost to his clients. “The show must go on!” is what Jose would have said, and it’s exactly what happened for more than a dozen of his wedding and party clients.

Professionalism is an easy buzz word to throw into marketing materials, but it’s not always easy to achieve in the entertainment industry. With a reduced cost of entering the industry, it seems that everyone claims to be a DJ, photographer, videographer, or even officiant. BADJA entertainers are peer-certified, meaning our Board of Directors review video footage from, or personally attend, at least one event for each new BADJA applicant to ensure they are using professional equipment, making appropriate announcements, and have taken the time to prepare for the known (music requests, timeline review, name pronunciations), and the unknown (professional backup equipment on site, redundant music libraries and software, mobile WiFi hotspots, etc.).

Proven results, not just for a year or two of experience, but in some cases - decades of happy clients, local, regional and national awards, and the referrals of top venues and vendors to prove it! Our entertainers are among the most talented in the area, averaging over 20 years of experience! Our DJs have won some of the industry’s top honors, such as the annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award, The Knot’s Best of Weddings Award, and DJ Times’ “DJ of the Year” Award. Experience and consistent entertainment results are always better than a low-ball price when it comes to your special event.