Star Entertainment

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
  • Sean B.

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    Sep 14, 2017Verified
  • Nicole B.

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    We were looking for last minute entertainment for our office party and Don & LaShelle responded very quickly. They were very punctual and great to talk with to understand what type of music we were looking for during the night. They played a great set list and kept everyone entertained. I would recommend them for any party!!

    Jun 5, 2017Verified

About this pro

We are a small, family-owned and operated DJ/KJ company out of Iowa City, Iowa. Don has over 30 years of DJ/KJ experience, LaShelle has over 15 years DJ/KJ experience and over 10 years of activity/event planning experience! We have provided services and entertainment for hundreds of events ranging in size from 10-500 people and ages from 2 to 92! These include (but are not limited to), weddings, birthday parties, anniversary events, school parties, and holiday parties. We have over 100,000 songs from all genres, over 50,000 karaoke songs, and high-end Bose equipment that can fit into a small area, yet provide the best quality sound for any size space. We love making people's special day as relaxing and stress-free for them as possible while filling it with the music that they enjoy. We care about music, but we also care about you and your event, so we will work alongside you to make sure the music we provide best suits your taste and your dream playlist! "It's Your Time to Shine!"

Years in business

6

Times hired on Thumbtack

3

Number of employees

3
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    Q & A

    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      Each customer is unique. Most often we begin by asking some general questions about the event and what the customer is specifically looking for. Depending on the style of the event, we have various planning worksheets that we go over with the customer to best tailor our services to their event.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      Both Don and LaShelle enjoy music from all genres (country, pop, rock, folk, etc.) and years (current and oldies)! They love sharing this enjoyment with others and understand that music is a very personal thing to many people. Their backgrounds are unique which helps provide an all-encompassing, well-rounded experience for customers. Don is a music aficionado since his first 45 in pre-school. Rarely can a customer stump him with a song lyric or artist that he has not already heard! He specifically enjoys putting together "Name That Tune" sets, which provides a fun challenge to guests attending any style of party. He also has over 20 years of experience in owning and operating businesses. LaShelle worked as the Activites Director for the University of Iowa Honors Program for just shy of 10 years. During that time she helped coordinate and run hundreds of events ranging in size of less than 10 students to over 500 students. She has a knack for picturing the layout and timing of events, and even considers the various "what-ifs" that could go wrong to plan ahead and be prepared so guests never even know if something didn't go as planned. She has been singing and dancing herself for many years and was a member of the University of Iowa Old Gold Singers show choir for four years, so she is able to get a wedding reception or karaoke crowd started easily.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      When Don and LaShelle became engaged, they realized that between the two of them they had more than enough music to begin a DJ company and experience to own and operate one. LaShelle had worked for another KJ company (which moved out of town), and they both really enjoyed hosting karaoke events at local establishments or parties. Naturally, they decided that a fun use of their free time would be to create their own company!

    Business hours

    Pacific Time Zone
    Sunday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Monday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Tuesday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Wednesday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Thursday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Friday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Saturday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Coverage Area for Star Entertainment is about 100+ miles of Iowa City, IA.