RDStars Entertainment

Papillion, NE

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I really care about my clients enjoying what I do. I make it a point to assure that everyone has a great time when I am doing an event.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love meeting new people and I don't believe that people should be over charged for a good DJ. I pride myself on making sure that people get the best service that thier hard earned money can buy.

Location

Papillion, NE 68046

Years in business

4

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

144

Reviews

58 Reviews
  • Kara S. Sep 16, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    They were great. Highly recommended
  • Lori D. Sep 9, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Thanks 👍🏼
  • Britney L. Aug 22, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We were all very impressed with RD stars. They had all music asked for. Helped guide my wedding happenings. Would highly recommended to anyone needing a dj
  • Alyssa L. Aug 20, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
  • Ashley T. May 28, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Everyone had a great time! Loved the karaoke!
  • Emily M. May 22, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod did a great job with our wedding!
  • Jessica H. May 19, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod and his wife were wonderful dj's. Planning before the day of was super easy because of their music checklist. They prompted us for all of the possible events we might need a special song for and also provided a section for song requests (or any we didn't want played). They went above and beyond to make our wedding day special, including providing music and sound equipment for our ceremony. As MCs for the night they helped everything run smoothly while creating a tone of fun. So many guests complimented us on our DJ throughout the night, and those who stayed to help clean up loved that they kept playing music to liven the work (it helped that our reception ended earlier than we expected). If you are looking for a great DJ experience for a wedding or event without feeling like you're breaking the bank, RDStars is what you're looking for!
  • Alison K. May 9, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great experience with him at our elementary school color run!
  • Lynette H. Apr 6, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Broeker wedding party
    Rod was kind and entertaining the music was great
  • Kylie K. Apr 6, 2017
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Friendly, professional, and FUN!
    We had a great time at our company karaoke night. They even stayed late for us since no one wanted to stop singing!
  • Paulette R. Mar 12, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Great DJ for all events.
    Rod and his wife were great to work with for our wedding and reception. The music sounded great and terrific to dance to. Rod is very accomodating and willing to work through changes at the last minute or even in real-time. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional DJ.
  • Ann P. Feb 16, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod and Diane were very professional and very accommodating. The video projector was also a plus! We had a great Valentine's party...many thanks to RD Stars!
  • Jill B. Feb 5, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Fantastic Experience
    Loved the visuals and opportunity to discuss our needs and planning requests requests before the event. Rod was wonderful to work with and we will ask him back to be sure!!
  • Mykayla L. Jan 27, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Hiring for upcoming wedding
    I just spoke with Rod this afternoon about my upcoming August wedding! Rod was so friendly and was able to easily explain what he has to offer. He offers so many cool services, such as a large 7 ft screen, wireless mics for the speeches, and he provides lighting. He is very affordable and does not have a time constraint. Rod said he will be able to arrive early before guests to get equipment set up and music going. Based on all of his other fabulous reviews, I have no doubt Rod and his wife will be a great addition to our wedding celebration!
  • Ian T. Jan 16, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Definitely Recommend
    Setup was seamless and discrete. RDStars provided all the support we needed throughout the evening. We had a great time and the dancing was lit.
  • Alex W. Dec 20, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Amazing service for our amazing day
    Paul was our DJ and he did a great job!
  • Stephanie S. Nov 14, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Wheeler & Stiastny Wedding
    Rod did a fantastic job. We were very pleased with his services and would recommend him to anyone for there event.
  • Tammy L. Oct 31, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    What a wonderful person and excellent service!
    Awesome job!!! Everyone had a blast and Rod was so professional and fun! He really cares about what you want and how you would like to see your event happen. Thank you!!!
  • Jeramy S. Oct 27, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Last minute situation that worked out for the best in the end
    Last minute situation that worked out for the best in the end.
  • Rhonda O. Oct 22, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    saalfeld wedding
    They kept the crowd going. dance floor was full the entire evening. Definitely provided everything they said they would and more! Thank you for making our event the best!!!!!
  • Robin B. Oct 20, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Wedding dj
    Rod was awesome! We all had a blast
  • Amanda F. Oct 16, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Amazing!
    Rod and his wife were both amazing. They were very understanding and the price was great. I would recommend them to everyone looking for DJ a event. Not a single flaw or mistake during the night keep the party going and was set up before I even arrived. Thanks again for all your hard work!!
  • Chris V. Oct 9, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    My 80s Prom!
    RD Stars did a great job. Had videos playing as well as full lighting. Very happy.
  • Megan S. Sep 3, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Dj for wedding
    wonderful time would definitely hire again
  • Nicholas J. Aug 29, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Paul was awesome! Very accommodating. Went with the flow, great DJ! Would definitely use them again!
  • Lupe W. Aug 22, 2016
    DJ
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    Rod was early...set up on time & great thru out the entire evening... & even though we provided the play list at the event he did his best to accommodate us..he was an awesome D.J. & I'd hire him again & again for any event!
  • Stephanie W. Aug 12, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    RDStars Entertainment was awesome! Rod and his wife did a great job keeping people on the dance floor and we absolutely loved having karaoke at our wedding! It was a hit!
  • Amy H. Aug 7, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great DJ. Highly recommended.
  • Nicole R. Jul 6, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod and his wife did so wonderful they were there about an hour early they said they had music going they had my husband's mother video going for a dedication for her the music was awesome the whole entire wedding it wasn't too loud but everyone was up and dancing we did the shoe game the dollar dance and everyone had so much fun!!
  • Kari M. Jul 5, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Paul was our DJ him & his wife whent out of there way for us i had no idea on what to do for our ceremony music they offered to play our songs for us they kept everything on track for our reception when our guest started to move outside he put a speaker out there for them so we had people inside & outside injoying there self i am very happy with there service & would most definitely use them again thanks again :)
  • Laura M. Jul 2, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod came in and saved the day for us. Our previous scheduled DJ cancelled on us just 3 days before our sons wedding reception, Rod thank God was available. It was probably the best thing that could of happened to us! Rod was fantastic!!!! He kept everything running smoothly and kept the dance floor full. He is very professional and gracious to work with. We will definitely use his services again, and we would highly recommend others to hire him also.
  • Kellee T. Jun 29, 2016
    Top 40 DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod and his wife were fantastic. We plan on using them every year for our annual white party!!!!!!
  • Rosemarie A. Jun 6, 2016
    My event required deejaying from a moving parade float, deejay providing generator and equipment ( May 21 celebrate Council Bluffs Parade). The parade was at 10:30 am. The deejay was on time--I wanted him there at 9 a.m.--and he made it. But the sponsored float (on tow truck) was late arriving. The float (decorated the day before) did not show up till about 10:10. There was a lot of worry and intensity but float finally arrived-- the deejay scrambled to assemble his equipment--he made it--miraculously. The deejay also helped rescue me from another setback. The volunteers who were supposed to help us distribute peace symbol necklaces (1960's themed float) did not all show up. So the deejay's wife came to the rescue. She walked along side the float for a mile and a half distributing necklaces to the crowd. (not in the job description for deejay--but I was grateful). Then after the parade, the deejay, wife and grandchildren helped disassemble the float--again above and beyond. I had my wonderful 1960's music coming from the float. I am thankful the deejay and his wife were kind enough to help me out of a tough situation--but it was touch and go for a while--I didn't know if my float was even going to launch. Appropriately enough--it launched to the music of Telstar. My float took third place in the May 21 Celebrate Council Bluffs parade.
  • Nicole S. Jun 5, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod did an outstanding job for our wedding and reception! He came early and stayed later than initially planned. Him and his wife were so personable. As stressful as planning can be, we always felt better after meeting with him. We would recommend him to everyone. You won't be disappointed!
  • Trixy S. May 31, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Very accommodating with set up time. Great music for our event! Everyone had a blast.
  • Dianne P. May 25, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod cares about his clients and works hard to provide the experience that they are looking for. He will meet with you and share information about all the optional equipment that you may be interested in. He is very open to your ideas, and easy to work with. I have never worked personally with having a DJ at my parties, but I certainly recommend RD Stars all the way. Everyone had a great time at the high school graduation party.
  • Steve M. May 4, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    He was very very good he ran the whole wedding from the beginning to the end also the equipment was great and the lighting was fantastic he is also a great guy.
  • Alison B. Apr 23, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod was amazing! We had so much fun! :)
  • Chris P. Mar 18, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Putnam wedding.
  • Tracy H. Mar 6, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We hired Rod for a corporate event and he was fabulous. He played all types of music and ensured that all requests were played right away. He also offers Kareoke which was a big hit of the party. Rod and his wife were so great to work with and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
  • Carol F. Feb 16, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We hired RD Stars for our daughters wedding. They were excellent!! I would recommend them to anyone!! They are very flexible and adapt to all kinds of music and requests. They are both very personable and truly nice people. Kudos to them for a job well done!!
  • Kelly B. Jan 18, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod and his team were wonderful to work with. Rod really cares about making your event fun and memorable. I've learned a lot during the process of planning a wedding and reception, and at many intersections of the process you can become overwhelmed and feel like everything is overpriced and generic, but I can say that hiring RDStars was one of the best decisions I made! They delivered outstanding service at a reasonable price! Everyone was dancing and we got great comments from our guests! Thanks, Rod and RDStars!
  • Mekayla S. Jan 5, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We had our wedding on NYE and couldn't have had a more perfect reception! The music was wonderful, Rod and his wife are amazing to work with, they were so accommodating and flexible. We got everything we asked for and he read the crowd so well, everyone had a blast! We've had so many compliments from our guests in regard to RD Stars entertainment, we truly couldn't have asked for anyone better. We would recommend them to everyone!
  • Wendy F. Nov 23, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I thought RDstars was an excellent experience. Rod was professional and flexible. He took everything I asked for and responded in time. He is easy going and a good guy!
  • Amanda D. Nov 20, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod and this wife were wonderful! They went above and beyond what we expected, I honestly could write you a mini-novel about how awesome they made our wedding day but I'll save time and just say that you should hire him. Really. I promise you won't regret it.
  • Craig W. Sep 13, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod is super nice and easy to work with. Way better experience than we expected.
  • Valorie S. Sep 7, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We had a great time at our daughter's wedding! Very professional DJ.
  • Kristin H. Sep 6, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Direct quote- "when it rains it pours."
  • Ashley C. Aug 16, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I would recommend Rod to anyone and everyone. He went above and beyond to make our wedding special!
  • Janeice J. Aug 16, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod was the dj for my wedding. Everything went smoothly and was very fun. He was very personable and you can tell he loves what he does. Everything went according to how i had planned in our meeting a few months before hand. I highly recommend Rod.
  • Courtney J. Aug 1, 2015
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod was very professional and delivered excellent service for our reception. I got a great feeling after only speaking to to him over the phone. He and his wife were very sweet and accommodating. He is not only a professional but a man of his word. Use RD Stars.. You will be glad you did. - Mr. And Mrs. Maxwell Brown Wedding: July 26, 2015
  • Tyler P. Jul 6, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great to work with! Did my reception this past June. Was always quick responding to communications. Asked all the right questions and answered any concerns. Was very flexible throughout the reception (we changed our minds about several things on the fly) 10/10 would recommend, highly.
  • Nati C. May 3, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod was great! My event was important to him, he listen our suggestions and was just overall a wonderful guy to work with. Will reach out to Rod for future events!
  • Cyndi B. Apr 12, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod did a great job. He was great to work with. He was very helpful with suggestions for DJ activities for a post prom event. I would for sure use him again.
  • Candace W. Mar 19, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Rod did an awesome job for our party. Everyone stated they loved what he did for us. Ed and I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you again Rod from r making my our party special.
  • Cyndy W. Jan 31, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great DJ! Rod did a great job at our meeting and awards banquet. The sound and lights were spectacular. Rod is very good and knows his music. He also had great music videos that he played on the projection screens on our breaks. His wife Diane also helped out and did a great job with the spotlight. I would highly recommend RD Stars!!
  • Loan E. Jan 6, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great! I would highly recommend RDstars!
  • Dianne T. Nov 29, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
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Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
No, it is based on the clients budget.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I call and setup a time and place to meet with the client. Once we meet, I go over the contract and explain the planner and ask pointed question about the event. I try to meet with them one more time before the event.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I read trade magazines and plan to attend the american dj conference in Las Vegas next year.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was tired of going to events with boreing music and DJs.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Nightclubs, weddings, private parties.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I received a call on a Tuesday for a wedding on that Friday. I never met the couple and was able to deliver a great event. I created exactly what they wanted, did the MC duties and delivered their perfect reception.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure that you either talk to them in person or meet with them prior to your event and don't be afraid to interview several before making your choice.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That this is truly a profession and it not only takes time to set up and tare down a gig, it takes time to put together a playlist that will meet a clients request.