High Impact Entertainment

Winston Salem, NC

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How does your business stand out?

Our mission is to help make sure your special event or wedding includes fantastic entertainment and a dance floor that won’t quit. We combine experience from nightclubs and lounges as well as DJing hundreds of weddings and events to connect with people of all ages. We’re changing the typical perception of what people think of most mobile DJs one event at a time. So what makes us different? Talent? Look? Our equipment and how we use it? The difference that separates us is our one-on-one approach to your event. Expect a professional and super personal experience from us. It’s your event and never a carbon copy of what someone else has done before. We want to inspire you to have the event you’ve always dreamed of, with your smiling family and friends there, celebrating with you as your dance floor is packed the entire night. Our promise to you is to make your event unique without using any cheesy interaction skits, pre-set playlists or any other outdated techniques. The music at your event will dictate the mood, and whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate gala, school dance, or fashion show, we promise we’ll make a difference at that event.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We love everything about what we do, and strive to be different than any other DJ company out there. We enjoy working with clients to create an event that's totally customized to their needs.
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Location

Winston Salem, NC 27116

Years in business

4

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

166

Reviews

71 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Sep 18, 2017
    Awesome wedding DJ! Very accommodating, professional and easy to work with.
  • Cassandra D. Aug 31, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Robyn T. Aug 27, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Everything was fantastic!
  • Nolan O. Aug 7, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike was amazing. He is the owner and DJ, so there's no middle man. You talk with him, plan with him, and work with him the day of. We spoke several times on the phone and video chat, and these sessions were very helpful. He showed up a couple of hours early and got everything set up. He checked in with us throughout the evening to make sure we followed our timeline. Our ceremony started a little late, and Mike was able to help keep the reception running on time and smoothly. I highly recommend Mike. If I ever need a DJ again, I'm definitely using High Impact Entertainment!
  • Yolanda W. Aug 2, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 25, 2017
    Mike was amazing! We did not have a chance to meet before the wedding, but with his organized website, we were able to describe exactly what we wanted for our ceremony and reception. He had 3 different set ups throughout our event and no tech problems whatsoever. The best thing about Mike, however, was the music during the reception! He had everyone on the dance floor the entire night and played the best music with flawless transitions. We had the most wonderful night!
  • Karen C. Jul 5, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike was awesome at our bi-cultural wedding! He kept the crowd dancing the entire night!
  • Scott K. May 28, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Exceptional Talent make a great party even better - We hired Mike and his DJ company High Impact Entertainment to "perform" at my daughter's Middle School Graduation party in our home. Let me also preference this review by stating my background as a former children's professional entertainer myself. Thus, I had very high expectations. Almost anyone can set up a good sound system and 'spin records' (I'm dating myself LOL) , however, it takes a certain 'talent' to rise above to the level of entertainer - and Mike delivered. Mike, who is also the owner of the company, is a true professional. He showed up our home well in advance in preparation for the event and kept in good communication prior as well paying close attention to details, expectations and special requests. His ability to read audience cues and keep the party alive and focused is the mark of true DJ professional. Equipment provided was top notch. You could feel the bass without over-shadowing the crispness of the speakers delivering the mid and higher tones. The lighting was equally good and lit up the dance floor brilliantly with changing hues and vibrancy to the beat flow of the music, adding to a dramatic effect reminiscent disco club- just what I was looking for. Thanks Mike for making our daughter's Middle School Graduation party a night to remember. I also like to thank you for that Steven Tyler/Aerosmith special request song, where my wife and I tore up the dance floor, just like old times. Kindest, - S S Scott Kodell Fort Mill, SC
  • Meg T. May 24, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Exactly what we needed for our graduation reception! Was very punctual and worked with us!
  • Jacquie D. May 17, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    We had an exceptional experience with Mike!! He was thorough, flexible, and threw a great party!! Our guests kept talking about what a great dj we had!! No one wanted the night to end!!! You can't go wrong with High Impact Entertainment...we highly recommend Mike!! David & Jacquie
  • Whitney A. Apr 17, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Pick Mike for ALL your DJ needs!!!!
    We couldn't have asked for a better DJ or service for our wedding! The dance floor was packed all night. Mike honored all song requests and kept the party going. If we could do it all over again we would pick Mike every time. You are missing out if you don't pick him for your next event or service! Leading up to the event he was very responsive and adaptive to changes and tweaks even on the night of the wedding! AWESOME job!!!
  • Heather M. Apr 16, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I Liked Him, I Really Liked Him!
    Michael, Thank you so much for the great night! You made our reception awesome! All of our guests commended us on the great music and how much fun they had dancing! You also did a great job accommodating a diverse venue. Our ceremony was outdoors, in a noisy area and everyone could hear our officiant perfectly. The planning forms you offer on your site were also really helpful for planning out the reception and gave us a lot of great ideas! Thank you so much for making our special day awesome! -Heather
  • Jeff H. Apr 2, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Hord Wedding
    Mike went above and beyond and was amazing! Highly recommend! The whole process was stress free and his website works wonders! Thanks Mike for helping to make our night wonderful!
  • Kasey T. Mar 17, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Pick Mike! Pick Mike!
    Mike DJ'd at our wedding March 12th, and was amazing! It was a Sunday wedding so it didn't last very late, but everyone seemed to love the music he played! I highly recommend Mike at High Impact Entertainment!! Very friendly and does an awesome job!!!
  • Ronda G. Mar 3, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Best DJ ever!
    Mike was the best! The dance floor kept growing thanks to his ability to read the crowd. He was easy to work with prior to event and very organized. I would definitely hire him again and again!
  • Donna M. Jan 15, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Outstanding service!
    Absolutely no problems at all!! Arrived early - set up for wedding and reception - beautifully done!!! Would hire again!! Thanks!!!
  • Chrissy A. Dec 17, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Awesome DJ!!!
    Mike was great for our company holiday party! He was early, had a great and festive set up, and played music that everyone loved!! I would highly recommend him for any event!
  • Karl M. Nov 12, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Absolutely Fantastic!
    He was absolutely fantastic! Very professional and easy to work with. He went out of his way to make my daughter's wedding a very social occasion. High recommendation!!
  • Lydia S. Nov 11, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    AWESOME DJ
    Mike was very professional, organized and flexible. He communicated quickly and effficiently. He was at the venue setup and ready ahead of his scheduled time. He provided the music requested and accommodated any and all requests. He used actual LPs during the reception. I would highly recommend High Impact Entertainment to anyone needing a DJ. He was awesome! Thank you for your part in making our daughter's wedding day The Best Day Ever! Lydia Snipes
  • Amy C. Oct 25, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Perfect Wedding DJ
    Mike was a dream come true for our wedding. We had a long list of requests (and a long list of DON'T PLAYs) and he followed our every suggestion! He was super easy to work with, answering all questions and making the process very smooth and seamless. He livened up the night with the music and mixing he did. We could not have asked for a better DJ for our wedding. I would absolutely recommend to friends or loved ones should they need a music service and would hire again in a heartbeat.
  • Zona R. Oct 23, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Great DJ
    Mike was awesome! He made sure to include lots of our choices and the night was fun and full of dancing :).
  • Nicole G. Oct 10, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Wedding DJ
    Did a wonderful job DJing out wedding!
  • Rhonda F. Oct 3, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Wedding and Reception
    We were absolutely pleased and amazed of the professionalism and the performance of music that was performed at our son's wedding and reception. I highly recommend High Impact Entertainment.
  • Tia R. Oct 2, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Excellent Service!!
    Kevin was the DJ for our event. He was available throughout the process, and super flexible. We ended up extending our reception, and he was more than willing to stay for an extra hour (which we paid for of course)! He made the entire process extremely smooth. I would highly recommend hiring High Impact!
  • Rebecca M. Sep 10, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Double thumb up!
    The service was good. Played everything that was requested and even was able to adapt to the crowd during the time the bride went MIA. I would book him again.
  • Pam B. Sep 8, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Great Evening
    Great to work with. Got the crowd moving.
  • Hannah S. Aug 19, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Just do yourself a favor and book High Impact. Fantastic Wedding DJ ! Arrived well before time and breakdown was fast and efficient. Music and Announcing was perfect. Adapted well to our unique 1st dances requests and keep the energy up (even on a Sunday Night Wedding). Love the song request software. No bad feedback to report, would book again !
  • William B. Aug 8, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    While trying to find a dj I used thumbtack and High Impact Entertainment responded. Michael Steffan at first seemed very helpful but it soon turned awful. I apparently didn't reply fast enough for him as I was having to sift through tons of quotes from dozens of dj's; so he decided to take an extremely passive aggressive approach. I would later tell him I wouldn't be needing his services. No big deal or at least this is what I thought but two months later he took the time out of his day to email and insult me. Here is what he sent me: Michael Steffan 31m ago Awesome, I wouldn't want to deal with someone who has your lack of respect for DJs in that way either. Good luck! / In short beware this guy is very rude book or ask for a quote at your own risk. Have a good day Michael Steffan.
    Michael S. Aug 8, 2016

    William, Thanks for your input! We actually only quoted you pricing and a general review of our services, and did not have any type of relationship with you outside of the quote. We'd rather not repeat the name calling that occurred from you after we quoted you. We wish you well in your search and invite you to take a look at our countless reviews from satisfied customers!

  • Briana V. Jul 31, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike was an excellent DJ at our wedding last night! He was very accommodating and played a lot of the songs requested by our guests, which made them very happy. Everyone enjoyed dancing and he did a wonderful job guiding the reception through various points in the night. He and his assistant were very professional and had great personalities!
  • Jessica R. Jul 10, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    The DJ was great and kept everyone on the dance floor for hours! Set up and break down was quick and fast and the amount we paid was an amazing price. Can't be beat. Would love to hire him again and again for all of our events.
  • Jessica K. Jun 12, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike did an amazing job with our wedding reception. He provided the perfect music as well as keeping everything running smoothly and on schedule. We could not have been happier and he made our wedding reception so much fun. I would definitely recommend his sevices!
  • Gayle B. Jun 10, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Michael was great to work with and even with our small reception he provided the best service. From the initial contact and right thru to the end he helped us so much. I hope we have the chance to use him again. just awesome.
  • Lydia G. Jun 6, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike and High Impact Entertainment were absolutely incredible to work with and exceeded all expectations for our wedding. They make the planning process easy and are highly responsive. The website provides a customer portal to enter all the necessary details and yet they still provide the personal touch. They are very agile and were able to give us exactly what we wanted and more. We had a cocktail hour outside that required a remote speaker, light background music and emcee duties which all were pulled off expertly. Our guests were blown away in that environment. Mike had our timeline in his hand at all times and kept us right on schedule. He was there when we needed him and crushing it behind the turntables at the reception area the rest of the time. We told him the style of music we wanted and his selections were awesome. The dance floor was full the entire time. The lights they use give a very cool and classy vibe, not at all cheesy. This was the first time they worked this venue and the venue owner was so impressed that they want to put High Impact Entertainment on their preferred vendor list. This speaks to their total and complete professionalism and talent. I honestly cannot say enough good things. If you want worry free entertainment that will give you exactly what you are looking for and much more then the best decision you can make in your planning is to call High Impact Entertainment.
  • Katelyn M. May 30, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Michael from High Impact Entertainment was amazing!! He read the crowd at our wedding so well and kept the party going the whole night. All of my guests really enjoyed our wedding. I loved the request form, it was so easy to edit and my guests loved being able to make requests as well!!
  • Nicole P. May 5, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike did a great job at our annual Bowling for Rhinos event! He was there early to set up and was ready to go as guests were filing in. He stayed flexible and helped us work through some event time management issues due to crowds. Well done to him! We'll hopefully be able to reach out to him for our next event :)
  • Sarah B. Apr 5, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    BEST DJ!! Will go above and beyond to make your day special and perfect! HIGHLY RECOMMEND High Impact Entertainment!
  • Brian D. Mar 7, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike did a great job at our homecoming celebration. Folks enjoyed themselves and didn't want to leave.
  • James M. Feb 24, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Although our big date is one week out, I am confident Mike will perform as well then as he has been. Highly recommend him for his ease of contact and informative websqite.
  • Matt T. Jan 29, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike was great. He played the right songs at the right time for the wedding party and was able to keep everyone on the dance floor the entire night! Highly recommended.
  • Grace A. Jan 28, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike was on top of things during the wedding. He played the songs that I had requested, and it was all for a great price. Very worth the money. He made the day special, and was a wonderful MC
  • Amy M. Jan 26, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Michael braved the ice and snow to make our wedding and reception special. He was professional and at the same time fun and flexible. He was great to work with!
  • Michael C. Jan 21, 2016
    Top 40 DJ
    Verified Review
    Michael S. Jan 26, 2016

    Michael, While we appreciate your review, we've never actually worked with you in any capacity professionally. Could you help to tell us how you've come up with this rating? Thank you!

  • Nyla T. Jan 19, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    WOW!!!! Mike is fantastic. We will be calling him again. Will recommend him to everyone one around that may need his service.
  • Brittany L. Dec 22, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Abby R. Oct 19, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike was really helpful during the entire process of picking songs, planning the flow of the reception, and was very eager to make our day the best it could be. He was always available to answer questions and always made us feel that our requests were valued. He did a wonderful job keeping the party going at the reception. Definitely worth every penny!
  • Dustin N. Oct 9, 2015
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike was fantastic from start to finish! He played a great mix of all the music we wanted and did a great job introducing our wedding party. I would easily recommend High Impact for any event!
  • L.G. H. Sep 27, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike and High Impact entertainment were outstanding from start to finish. Mike worked well with us from the beginning to include being very accommodating with us to arrange meetings/calls with us to begin the planning. The customization and online tools offered by High impact entertainment were great, we especially enjoyed the online song request tool we were able to include on our wedding website. Mike went above and beyond to visit the ceremony/reception site weeks ahead of time to understand where he was going to be working. An added benefit to that was it helped him to provide us help and assistance for our up-lighting which was wonderful. Mike took the time to understand what type of music and overall vibe we wanted at the wedding and knocked it out of the park. His set up at the ceremony. was not intrusive at all and the music/sound were great. Mike played all of the songs we had requested and because of the time he took during the planning knew that we wanted to let our guests make requests as well which our guests loved. We couldn't have asked for anything more from our DJ. We would recommend him 100 times over.
  • Kyle H. Sep 11, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Michael was our DJ forour wedding and did an excellent job! He was very professional and everyone had a GREAT time during the reception. We were married outside in the same venue as our reception and he provided our ceremony music as well. We gave him a list of songs for our ceremony which was timed perfectly. We also gave him a list of songs we liked and a list that we preferred not to play during the reception and he followed that diligently. I can't imagine having another DJ for our wedding and would highly recommend him for a wedding or any event!!
  • Elizabeth E. Aug 28, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Michael was great and read the crowd well.
  • Kristyn B. Aug 22, 2015
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
  • Rosie L. Jul 30, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Taryn N. Jul 21, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike did an amazing job DJing our wedding! He made sure we stayed on our timeline and was incredible at his job. He played exactly the music we had in mind and is very organized. He did his homework when it came to specific songs and artists we liked, and did an amazing job when it came to dancing. He made finding and hiring a DJ the easiest part of the wedding planning process!
  • Lee N. Jun 14, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Philip H. Jun 2, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Awesome job at our wedding!
  • Sara R. Jun 1, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike was very easy to work with and provided exactly what we needed in a very professional way.
  • Joy K. May 27, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Two words: Hire Mike. I'm big on reviews. That is how I selected Mike to DJ our wedding. He really is/does everything that everyone had listed before me. He goes above and beyond for you as a bride, for you as a couple, and for your guests. Mike helped me put together a recording of me singing the first song that my husband and I danced to. It was a surprise for him as most the guests knew what was about to happen. Mike was excellent in orchestrating this. To my complete surprise, my Matron of honor had also recorded something that she played during her toast. A rap to the tune of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song specially made about how Giles and I met. While we were dancing later that evening, (which Mike kept the party going through his DJing skills) he remixed her version into the original theme song!!! How awesome. I highly, highly recommend Mike to DJ your event. You will not be sorry!!!
  • Shayna M. May 11, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike went above and beyond to make sure my reception was special! He knew every song we thought of and knew how to make things flow perfectly during the reception! He was very professional and friendly while helping make the planning easy and carefree! He is easily the best DJ I have ever worked with.
  • Andrew H. May 10, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Couldn't ask for a better time. Everyone kept coming up to me to tell me it was the best wedding they've been to and Mike was a big part of the reason why. He was spot on with everything and kept the good times constantly going. Highly recommend to anyone
  • Jordan A. Mar 29, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great to work with! Very organized, very personable, great with communication, and very accommodating to all guests!
  • Stephanie S. Feb 16, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Anna B. Dec 29, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike was the DJ for our wedding and did an fantastic job we would recommend him to anyone. He was on time with set up and had a great mix of music. Mike was easy to get in touch with. Like i said we would recommend mike to any couple.
  • Jennifer I. Oct 28, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike DJed my wedding this past weekend in Durham. I can't say enough positive things about Mike. He prepared me and my (new!) wife for our event without stressing us out and let us take charge, although he was more than happy to provide suggestions when we were uncertain. He did a fantastic job during our entire wedding. Not only did he play all the important songs to us and keep our timeline, but he also knew how to keep our guests dancing. I highly highly recommend Mike!
  • Bridget W. Sep 3, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike Steffan is awesome! He got just about everyone at our wedding reception on the dance floor. The music was a perfect mix of the songs we selected and requests from our guests. I really felt like he understood us and our musical tastes. The only small thing that could have been better would be more slow songs for our older and elderly guests. But we were beyond pleased with Mike, and he made the planning process easy and fun! We would HIGHLY recommend.
  • Linda F. Sep 2, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Mike did a fantastic job. He was more than accommodating with the music he provided and answering questions regarding the Eversnap App that we used for pictures. I would highly recommend him.
  • Elizabeth V. Apr 15, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I have to say that working with Mike was not only a pleasure but also was a huge help in the entire planning process of our event. He kept in touch during the months leading up to the event, sending updates, offering to design flyers, and making sure he knew exactly what music we wanted him to play with the appropriate set up for the venue. He put on an incredible show and one that attendees were so impressed by, they asked if we could be sure to have him back at future events. I recommend Mike for any occasion, he is a pleasure to work with and will get the job done beautifully whatever the occasion.
  • Ali P. Jan 5, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Heather B. Dec 22, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Words cannot express how AMAZING Mike was! Originally my husband and I planned a July wedding and I started searching for DJs. Well, deployment news came about and we had to put everything on hold. I remember speaking with Mike and having such a great feeling about him. When I had to put the wedding on hold I was pretty disappointed but understand that's Army life. Fast forward a few months I get back on Thumbtack ready to continue the wedding planning since deployment got pushed back and I realized the entire time I had been away, Mike had been sending me the most helpful links and information a Bride could ever ask for. It was a done deal for me then and there. He was not only willing to help in the DJing aspect but in all the other crazy details of wedding planning! So helpful and I was so thankful! The week of the wedding I was a basket case. We had 30 people travel to our Army post and I was at my wits end by that Thursday. Mike definitely calmed me down and never rushed me for last minute details. He even organized the entire reception for me because I honestly didn't have time to think about a timeline. And it was perfect! Once we arrived to the reception he was calm, cool, and dressed nicely which is a great first impression for me since we had only spoken on the phone. He got me to sit down and take a break and give him the final bit of information so he could do his job well. And let me tell you, he was SUPERB! I don't use that word often either. I gave him a short list of must play songs and he went off that and continued to play songs that kept or families and friends on their feet! He was smooth in all the transitions and was patient when my groom disappeared to the kegs during scheduled dances on several occasions. All in all, if we ever had a wedding or any big event again, Mike would be first on my list. Such a wonderful man who knows exactly what he is doing. I'd give him 100 stars if I could! Thanks so much for all you did, you were definitely a blessing!
  • Elizabeth W. Oct 29, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Michael was wonderful for the entire planning process and our party. He was very enthusiastic and always communicated thoroughly with me to be sure we both were on the same page. For the actual party, he played a good mix of brand new songs and classic party songs that kept everyone dancing the entire time. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ.
  • Stephanie J. Oct 23, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Michael is absolutely incredible and professional!! He did an exceptional job at making sure that the appropriate music was being played at all times. We will most certainly recommend him to all of our friends and family! A+++
  • Donna C. Oct 20, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Michael was GREAT to work with. He answered all questions extremely quick. He designed posters and set up a request site for the students to request music for the dance. He arrived at the school exactly when he said he would be there. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone. I hope that my school will hire him for upcoming events!
  • David W. Sep 15, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Michael did a great job for our pool party event. He arrived early enough to be set up in time for our event and played great music all afternoon. Thanks again Michael!

Q&A

What types of customers have you worked with?
High Impact Entertainment is a high-end event company that’s dedicated to breaking the mold of what people expect from Wedding and other private event DJs. We know how to get the party started and keep it moving with our unique mixes, blends, and playing the right song at just the right time. We offer a unique skill set of veteran experience, professionalism and nightclub style mixing to make your event unforgettable.