© 2013 Portable Playlist DJ & Karaoke


We frequently see DJs with much smaller audio and lighting setups than ours who charge more than we do. We're also aware that there are DJs with small set-ups willing to play for less than we do. We are friends with many of our competitors and keep a close eye on pricing. We are confident that there is no one with a comparable set-up, music library, and experience who charges as little as we do. As our many references will testify, we work hard to add maximum value to every event we play!

Every event is different, and pricing depends on the specifics of each event, but our general pricing guidelines are below.


All hours below are for hours booked (usually playing time). Your time generally starts when you expect your first guests to arrive. We do not charge for our set-up or take-down time. However, to perform those tasks, we will need direct access to the set-up site for at least two hours before and at least one hour after the booked time, unless other arrangements have been made.


Notes on pricing:

Pricing is subject to change based on the number of available upcoming dates. We frequently book completely out over a year in advance. Booking early is always best!


All pricing below is for events booked directly through us. If booked through a subscription service, other pricing may apply.


Wedding Receptions
$650 for up to 6 hours
Two DJs to coordinate all music and activities
Music, professional sound & lighting, introductions, announcements, etc
$100 extra for karaoke, if requested


Wedding Ceremony Music and Additional Audio Equipment

$150 to Add Ceremony Music (Includes Second Audio Set-up and Wireless Mic for Officiant)

Note: If playing ceremony music, we add one extra hour of playing time. Your 7 hours of playing time starts 30 minutes before the ceremony begins, at which time we will be begin playing pre-ceremony music as guests are seated. If requested, we will play beyond 7 hours. See rates below.


Private Parties, Corporations, Reunions, Clubs, Fundraisers, Bars, etc.

$600 for up to 6 hours
Two DJs, music, professional sound & lighting
$75 extra for karaoke, if requested


Official School Events (Prom, Homecoming, Colleges, etc.)

$500 for up to 4 hours

$600 for up to 6 hours

Two DJs, music, professional sound & lighting
$75 extra for karaoke, if requested


"Karaoke Only" Party (Smaller Lighting Arrangement)
$500 for up to 4 hours

$600 for up to 6 hours
Two DJs, music, professional sound & lighting

Karaoke with music to fill between singers, professional sound & lighting


Additional Services and Pricing

Additional Time

$75/hr if requested before the date of the event. $100/hour if requested during the event (applies to all events)



For events beyond 30 miles from Mt. Pleasant, IA, a travel charge may apply. We are very willing to travel, and can provide a quote in seconds. There is no travel charge if within 30 miles of Mt. Pleasant, such as for Burlington.


Video and/or Slideshow Projection, High Definition Projector, Screen, and / or Aerial Photography.

Pricing depends on the specifics of the event. Please call to discuss.