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This Is A Short Highlight Sample Of A Full Length 40 min Keepsake Video

Would You Like To See More Examples? NoCoDJ YouTube Playlist HERE

**Every Wedding Or Event Will Receive A Complimentary Keepsake Video
Don't Let Your Precio
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"Thank you so much for doing a phenomenal job with our wedding reception! You kept everybody dancing and having fun all night long & took so much stress off of us by knowing when things needed to happen. We truly appreciate it!" - Phil & Felicia 




How To Book Your Event / Party With JR Productions DJ

1. Look Through Website, Download Info Sheet, Read PDF Files And Watch A Few Demo Videos

2. Check Availability By Calling, Texting or Email. Please Feel Free To Ask Any Questions.

3. Request More Information Be Sent To You (If Needed).

4. Set-Up A No Pressure, No Obligation Consultation At Your Home or A Coffee Shop. Phone or Skype Meetings Also Available

5. Put Down Deposit To Reserve Your Date And Return Signed Agreement



$200.00 Deposit For Reception Only
Not Sure If You Need Ceremony Services Yet?
That's Ok, You Can Always Add That Option Later

$300.00 Deposit For Ceremony And Reception

Not Ready To Put Down The Entire Deposit?
$100.00 Will Hold Your Date
Pay The Rest Of The Deposit Later

*All Of These Payments Go Towards The Total Performance Fee

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Balance Is Either Due Before Or On The Contracted Date

                                      

   
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A Great Website Makes The
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Let My Experience Work For You!
 

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2016 will mean a much more active blog presence for JR Productions DJ. Original weekly articles covering many aspects of Special Event Planning from the perspective of a professional MC/DJ will give you a lot to think about when planning details or hiring vendors for your special event. 

You may have a clear vision for your event but are you aware of the many pitfalls and common mistakes that could be likely to sabotage your best laid plans? Chances are that you have not done a great deal of event planning yourself, why not consider the professional opinion of somebody with a lot of experience?

After all, isn't experience what you are really paying for when you hire a professional? There is a lot more to any job than just having the neccessary equipment, tools and/or materials. Those things can be rented, borrowed or bought. True experience and proficiency only comes from doing something many times while striving to make constant improvements. 

This blog will be an invitation to learn from my experience and in that process help you plan and execute better special events.

Jason D. Rogers

JR Productions DJ

www.NorthernColoradoDJ.com






"Our wedding was displaced as a result of the flooding in Estes Park during October 2013. Jason was willing to follow us no matter where we wound up having our wedding. While we were still able to have our event in Estes Park, the drive which normally would have taken about 1 hour turned into a 3 hour drive. Jason didn't complain about the extra time or effort it took to make sure he could be there for our event. Unfortunately, not all of our vendors were this agreeable. I would highly recommend Jason for anyone looking for a DJ for their event."  - Amanda


*Recent Addition To The Wedding Guide

- Traditional Ceremony Music Sampler

This is the usual arrangement when a client requests traditional music
Other Ceremony Music Samples On The Way





Shupe Homestead - Weddings

The Shupe Homestead lies only a few miles from the recently flood ravaged town of Lyons, Colorado. Naturally I was quite relieved to hear that the venue was still standing, relatively undamaged and most of all that the owners, who live on site, were doing well despite having at least a foot of water flowing through the building.

It only took a few days for the venue to bounce back and begin hosting wedding receptions once again. The bride the past Saturday told me that the owners are even donating remaining open dates to people who have had to relocate receptions due to flooding.

Although I have only worked at Shupe Homestead a few times it is quickly becoming one of my favorite venues in here in Colorado.

Gig Log Video Below:





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The Anniversary Dance can be a fun way to acknowledge all of the married couples in attendance at your reception. It can also have a very nice ending when I briefly ask the last two or three couples to give any advice or share something that they have learned over the years. Please see the video below to get an idea of how this special event flows and how much fun people are having with this.


Anniversary Dance Demo

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Add Your Personal Touch To The Music Mix Of Your Reception


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Hiring a professional DJ should mean that you are allowing them to choose what music to play and when. If you have chosen somebody with experience and knowledge then you should be trusting in them to draw on what they know to rock the party.

With that being said, it is also vital that you give your DJ a list of songs or artists that YOU and your family are likely to enjoy. This gives me a starting point to engineer a unique reception that is tailor made for you and your crowd. I have sections in my online planning form for 15 high priority songs (15 is about how many songs I can play in an hour) as well as space for as many other requests as you wish to make.

I pride myself on playing amazing music that is not typically heard at weddings but fits the dynamic of the crowd and really draws people into the event making the energy skyrocket. Guest requests are a big part of what can make this possible.

I like to go around to the tables during cocktail hour or dinner to introduce myself and ask for requests. This opens the door for great input and clues me in to what they will respond to on the dance floor.

Your guests will remember how much fun they had at your reception long after all else is forgotten. Don't forget to add those music requests, they are what will make your reception not just unique but totally unforgettable.






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A Video Is Worth A Million Words!!!
Blog Post 9/7/2013  Link

It is VERY rare that I get to see other DJ's in action. I watch photographers, planners, videographers, caterers and venue staff at work and in action all the time. Getting to see another DJ in action is very rare for me. In the industry we do have conventions and trade publications which provide us with ideas and give us a clue as to what is trending and how DJ's might be doing certain things. The catch for this is this; I have to rely on what they tell me, I am not able to see these professionals in action. I have to apply my judgement based on my experience as to whether or not something will work for me and the clients I serve. I could always just take their word for it. I don't like that. In fact most people wouldn't like this when something as important as life long memories are at stake.

I want to see and I want to know what these things look like when applied in the real world. I think that you should too! Trusting in advertising slogans and promises will not insure a successful event. You need to know what you are getting and you need to know that is a good fit for your personality and for the personality of the event itself. It is that simple. This my reasoning behind getting video clips of me in action. You get to hear my voice and get to see how events flow into one another without needing to been at an actual event. Of course it's even better if we happen to cross paths and be at a party where you get to see how much fun everyone is having with your own eyes. Until then, there is always Youtube.

DJing For A Live Audience vs. DJing On The Radio

Blog Post Aug 16th 2013   Link

It's always so striking to me how the energy level can vary so much from one event to the other. Some audiences will make it seem like they will dance to anything, still others can really challenge a seasoned Disc Jockey to feel like they have delivered a great performance.

The very best thing about DJing for a live audience is the real-time feedback they give you. No words need to be spoken, 50 - 500 people cannot help but let you know how the party is going. This leads to a certain trust and understanding between audience and DJ. This is called "reading a crowd" and is an absolute blast when you are good at it. I also like to encourage people to approach me throughout the night to make requests. This helps to really hone in on what the crowd might is calling for.

DJing on the radio is totally different. No crowd. No Feedback. There might be a handful of phone calls from people who are listening. They might offer a few encouraging words to go along with a question or a request here and there.

I DJ on a non-commercial community radio station which is even different from standard commercial radio. I have total freedom over what I play on daytime radio as long as its FCC compliant and not too aggressive. Some of the more adventurous music is reserved for shows later at night. I take my work and music selections very seriously, I work very hard to play music you won't hear on most radio stations. This includes a lot of local music and other seldom heard tracks from more well known artists.

Community radio allows me to really explore how music can go together and how to transition from one style to another. It's also a lot of fun to play one song and then play something completely different that the listening audience could not have predicted but will in my estimation enjoy.

The biggest difference between DJing for a live audience and an unseen audience in radio land is the difference in music. DJing for a live audience typically demands that you play more recognizable dance friendly music that will appeal to a wide audience. Community radio is a much more open format in which I can play the most amazing music without any consideration to whether or not a song is danceable.

Djing both to live audiences and on community radio is to me what I believe to be the best of two closely related but different worlds. I consider myself very lucky to have one foot in each of these two realms. Experience in one always compliments the other making me a better all around DJ and entertainer with every passing week.




                                                 More Wedding "Ice Breaker" Dance Demos
                                                                             YMCA
                                                                          The Wobble
                                                                           The Stroll
                                                                    The Chicken Dance


Commonly Asked Questions

Do you provide a written contract for your services? Absolutely! Always get any service providers agreements in writing!

How many wedding receptions have you performed at? I have personally orchestrated between 300—350 wedding receptions over 10 years of experience. I am still looking for new and innovative ways to improve after each and every one.

May I see you perform at a wedding reception?  I certainly understand that it is difficult to base your decisions solely based on advertising, marketing, and promises. You would like to see what you will get for your money. This is why I suggest that we speak about what opportunities you may have to see me in action when it would be appropriate for you to “pop in” and see how things are going.

How much do you charge? Please see my website for current pricing info about my Package Price. Everything that you will need to make your reception GREAT! This includes up to five hours of music, background dinner music, dance music and light show. There may be a small fee for travel expenses outside of the Ft Collins/Loveland area $20-$50

How early do you arrive prior to a wedding reception? I always plan to arrive a full 90-120 minutes before your guests. This insures that all equipment has been tested and that any issues have been ironed out before your guests arrive. Nobody wants to be there while the DJ is doing a sound check!

What would you the DJ usually wear at the wedding reception?  As a general rule I always wear a tuxedo unless the Bride and Groom have specifically requested that I wear something else.

Do you have a wide base of entertainment experience to draw from?  Absolutely! I got started in the field of entertainment as a DJ about 10 years ago. This lead me into a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Television and Radio from UNC Greeley. Now I am a regular host of KRFC Ft Collins 88.9fm’s Live@Lunch live music program as well as on-air programmer and host for the Dog House Rock radio show. 

Will you the DJ act as a master of Ceremony? Yes! This is a big part of what you need a DJ for. I can orchestrate all of the major events under changing conditions in order to keep things moving to prevent your guests from getting bored. Usually I announce the special events that people might want to take pictures of: First Dance, Cake, Bouquet, Garter, etc.

Are you able to play continuous music? Yes...the music never stops.

How much music do you have? Right now I take somewhere around 8,000 of the BEST songs from all genres to each and every show. I also have access to my personal CD collection and use several different online subscription services. If I do not have a song you need then I will get it!

Do you have any dance floor lighting?  Yes, I have a full dance floor light show available to you at no extra cost.

Are there any special needs for your equipment? Other than the normal precautions for any electrical equipment, no. I only need a single, unshared outlet to run my whole system.

What does your equipment consist of? JR Productions uses the most trusted name in concert and event sound, Peavey. This sound system consists of a “ bulletproof ” 1000 watt Tri-Flex Peavey PA system complete with powered satellite speakers and black-widow subwoofer. This system packs small, sounds crystal clear and punches HARD! The lighting system has effects from such companies as Chauvet, Eliminator and American DJ.

Do you take requests? Of course! One of my favorite things to do at a wedding reception is to walk around and ask the people at the tables if they have any requests. This gives me a chance to get to know your guests a little and it also allows your guests to get to know me, which will make them feel much more comfortable. This has proven to be one of the most important things that I do to insure the success of any event.

Do you have a reception planning form and can we meet in person with you before our wedding to discuss it? Absolutely! It is very important for us to meet (if possible) to go over your plans and make sure that we are on the same page when the big day rolls around. Of course it should be said that even the best laid plans need to be flexible, this allows us to work around any unforeseen circumstances. Two or three face to face meetings really will insure that things will go smoothly. Phone consultations can easily be arranged if distance or time makes it difficult to meet in person.

 

Do you have a comprehensive Back-up Equipment Plan? Please take a look at my entire Equipment Failure Back-up Plan. I am quite confident that no other DJ company is willing to go as far as I have to insure that your reception runs smoothly and problem free. With my access to a local network of DJ’s you are always covered if I am not able to make a gig due to illness, personal injury or family emergency.

 


Serving
All Of Colorado
&
Southern Wyoming

JR Productions DJ Specializes In "Reading A Crowd" While Delivering On Client Wishes And Requests. This Typically Means Playing Many Musical Genres To Create A Music Mix Which Makes For An Unforgettable Night Of Fun!

What Kind Of Music Will You And Your Guests Enjoy?

-50’s -60’s -70’s -80’s -90’s -2000’s -Top 40  -Classic Rock -Country  -Rap/Hip Hop - Latin -Swing  -Big Band
- Disco -Motown/Soul -Alternative -R&B -Dubstep
-Blues/Classic R&B  -Others


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Pricing Information

Non Wedding Events Are Priced On A Case By Case Basis Please Call, Text Or Email For Details About Non Wedding Events


The Wedding Package Price is Only $700 For Up To 5 Hours Of Reception Time

  - Package Price includes up to five hours of non-stop reception music— no    
    breaks (extra time $50.00/hour)

Also Includes

  - Set-up and Break Down is provided at absolutely no cost and does not count towards the 5 hours of music.

  -All Emcee, Hosting, and Announcing duties, I can run the entire reception for you if you wish.

  - Coordination with Caterer, Photographer, and Videographer, so they don't miss anything

  - Wireless Microphone, Professional Equipment and appropriate attire.

  - Unlimited Telephone, Email, and Face to Face Consultations

  - 100% Day Of Event On-Time Guarantee

  - Un-matched Backup Equipment/Emergency plan B. Why Take Chances On Your Big Day?

      PLEASE CALL OR TEXT FOR AVAILABILITY

970-581-6298

$150 Ceremony Package Price

Separate sound system for ceremony music and officiate lapel mic

 - sound reinforcement for musicians needing amplification

 - additional mics for readings or singers


Separate sound  system means a seamless transition from ceremony to reception



 Favorite Venues

Hilton FOCO
McC Ranch
Garden Room
      Mary's Lake Lodge
Tapestry House
Fountains Of Loveland
Ellis Ranch
 Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
  Estes Park Resort
Crag's Lodge
Ft Collins Country Club
Della Terra
Beaver Meadow's
Black Canyon Inn
Brookside Gardens
Drake Centre
Embassy Suites Loveland
Stanley Hotel
Wild Basin Event Center
Twin Owls Steakhouse
UNC Events
AIMS Event Center
Pelican Lakes
Lionsgate Center
Dickens Opera House
Stonebrook Manor

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