2016 Alagille Syndrome Symposium

An afternoon event for the Alagille Syndrome Symposium held in San Diego’s Mission Valley/Hotel Circle.

Alagille Syndrome is an extremely rare disorder with devastating affects on most of the body’s major organs. Only about 7,900 diagnosed cases exist worldwide and was first described by a medical practitioner in 1975.

DJWestCoast.com was privileged to be a part of this special day! A San Diego DJ Entertainment event where the music was specially designed to give the kids a chance to let loose and unwind!

The Parents had a chance to learn and mingle while DJWestCoast.com provided music so the kids could unwind and be kids! They had fun dancing and playing with a floor full of balloons!

To learn more about Alagille Syndrome visit: https://www.alagille.org/

2016 Alagille Syndrome Symposium

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What Questions Should I Ask When Choosing a San Diego DJ for My Event?


  1. Do you have a written contract?

Yes.  A written, legal contract is one of the first indicators of whether a DJ is professional and reliable. A written contract establishes DJWestCoast.com’s obligation to you and outlines what is required for your event’s success. It outlines his requirements, setup standards and other factors related to his performance. A written contract is absolutely essential in our opinion as it serves a binding agreement to protect both parties.

  1. Who will be the DJ at our event?

It is vital to interview, in person, the specific DJ that you will be working with and decide if they are the right DJ for your event.  Your DJ’s name is specified on your contract – it is our guarantee of their services at your wedding.

  1. May we meet with you in person before we sign a contract?

Our San Diego based DJ’s conduct free in person consultations with prospective clients within a 50 mile radius.
1) You are worth the time, 2) We want you to feel comfortable with every step of the process.

  1. How long will you hold our date for us?

We offer a 72 hour courtesy hold on event bookings without a deposit. Our clients appreciate this benefit which allows the time needed to make an informed decision and feel completely comfortable. To secure your DJ Entertainment, a deposit equal to 50% of the total event fee is required in advance.

  1. How much experience do you have and how many events have you performed at?

The San Diego DJ’s of DJWestCoast.com have over 20 years of experience in entertaining for events large and small, so your wedding or event won’t be our first. The number of years someone has been a DJ will give you some indication of their experience level. Also feel free to ask about our DJ’s training and background.

  1. Do you act as the “MC” and make all of the announcements?

If desired, our professional DJ’s are comfortable with making announcements and serving as the MC for the wedding, it is a standard part of the job. You always reserve the right to provide your own MC if preferred.

  1. How would you define your “style” when making announcements?

MC announcements will be rehearsed and vary according to the style, theme and energy of your event so that they only add to the ambiance of your event.

  1. What do you do to motivate the crowd to dance?

Keeping the dance floor full is what we do best! We “energize” your guests and motivate them to dance. We use careful song selection to ensure dance floor success.

  1. Will we communicate again before the event?

Our DJ’s and certified event planners will meet with you and confirm all details before your event. We understand things can change and we want you to feel comfortable contacting your event planner and DJ at any time.

  1. How do you keep your music collection up-to-date?

We have our own library containing thousands of songs from a diverse collection of genres. Additionally, we subscribe to several major music update services in order to keep our collections up-to-date.

  1. 11. How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?

We are here to play the music that will make your event a sure success. That means we’ll play music that will appeal to you, and your guests. We’ll also exclude the songs that you don’t want played. All songs are carefully pre-screened to provide maximum variety including R&B, Party Rock, Pop, Country, 80’s, 90’s and Today’s Club and Dance Hits for all ages! However, our San Diego DJ’s will also do what they do best with music and extended mixes.

  1. When do we need to submit our music requests and event details?

You will be given ample time to make decisions regarding your music choices and event timeline, your DJ will require this information far enough in advance to adequately prepare for your event. 2-4 weeks before your event allows enough time to build your playlist. In addition, we are always willing to accommodate changes or additions whenever possible, rather than locking you into a song or refusing to alter the order of events.

  1. Do you take requests from guests?

To maintain the playlist and entertainment program that you have selected, we limit the number of requests taken. This also helps to prevent any of the songs on your “do not play” list from being included during the performance as well as songs that contain any offensive content.  

  1. Can we submit a “Do Not Play” list?

Absolutely! In fact we encourage you to submit a “Do Not Play” list. It will give us a clear idea of your limits and your expectations for their song selection at your wedding or event.

  1. When do you arrive to set up for our event?

Our policy is to arrive at least an hour and a half to two hours before our scheduled start time for equipment setup and sound checks.

  1. What will you wear to our event?

We are professionals and maintain a professional look. We dress to fit in with your event – this can vary from, formal for a wedding or V.I.P.to a more casual look for a backyard karaoke party.

  1. How much of a deposit is required to secure our date?

Almost every DJ will require some sort of deposit or retainer in order to secure your date. This is for their protection and yours. Our standard deposit is 50% in advance to secure your event’s entertainment. The contract will stipulate the specific details and is clearly explained up front.

  1. What is included in the cost of my event?

DJWestCoast.com has a pricelist for services a la carte, and a flat-rate pricing system with all-inclusive packages. All costs are written into the contract so that there are no surprises.

  1. How much would you charge for overtime?

We are very flexible and if desired you may extend any entertainment package for the fee of $100.00 per additional hour.

  1. What do you require from us?

We require shelter, safe access to electricity. We bring our own table for equipment. We will also need a layout of the site so we can plan ahead and maximize the sound and any desired lighting and effects for your event.

  1. Are you insured?


  1. Do you take any breaks?

The professional DJ’s of DJWestCoast.com will keep your music going throughout your event without any dead-air time. Breaks and intermissions can be scheduled in advance, but the music and variety will never stop unless you want it to!

  1. What kind of equipment do you use?

DJWestCoast.com DJ’s use the latest, professional sound equipment to ensure clean and powerful sound for your event.

  1. Do you bring backup equipment with you to the event?

Yes! All shows include the use of redundant, backup systems to make sure that your entertainment is non-stop!

  1. Do you use wireless microphones?

All shows have a minimum of 2 wired, and 2 wireless mics.

  1. Do you have lighting packages”?

Our certified event planners can help you to select an affordable lighting package.

Tina C.
Certified Event Planner

Selecting a Great DJ for Your Event

Selecting a Great DJ for Your Event
Selecting a Great DJ for Your Event 

Selecting a great DJ for your event is an important part of your event’s success! Whether you need a DJ, or an MC for your private party or next corporate event, your selection plays a key role in making your special occasion a hit! To make sure that your event’s entertainment keeps the party going and your guests engaged, always consider the following reminders before selecting your entertainment provider.

  • Type of event you will be hosting (Private Party, Wedding, Corporate / VIP Event)
  • Location… Banquet Facility, Clubhouse, Indoor / Outdoor
  • Starting time and duration
  • Age of Guests (Teen, Young Adults, Baby Boomers, Mature)
  • Music playlists desired (Rock, 80’s, Country, Oldies, Jazz, EDM, Club)
  • Your event budget

Anyone can play music, but a skilled DJ understands that more is involved. An experienced DJ will be able to read the audience, and have the skills needed to adjust the tempo and keep your guests energized and engaged without becoming the center of attention. He or she can entertain while keeping the focus on your event’s theme.

Your DJ should be able to play a variety of music that appeals to all ages, but without the use of offensive, or inappropriate content. DJWestCoast.com guarantees in writing that all music played at your event will be carefully pre-screened, to ensure that no music with offensive, or inappropriate lyrics are used. Music doesn’t have to be offensive to keep your guests on the dance floor!

At DJWestCoast.com our professional San Diego DJ’s and Certified Event Planners will help you to select the best DJ and entertainment package for your event, and stay within your budget.

Call 858-480-7388 now, or email us directly at info@djwestcoast.com to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable professionals today!

San Diego DJ Entertainment WCG | DJWestCoast.com

Thanks for visiting DJWestCoast.com!

Southern California and San Diego’s Premier Professional Providers of Clean DJ entertainment and event planning services for special occasions of all kinds.

Our Professional DJ’s specialize in
“Creating Musical Moments That Last a Lifetime!”

Special events give us the chance to reconnect with family and friends who have been a part of our lives, and music is an integral part of those experiences. Having the right music played at the right time can evoke memories of good times and create special moments in our lives, to be remembered for years and shared with generations to come.

The diverse musical selections and playlists that we offer appeal to all ages and include the BEST Hits from Big Band and Swing, to Motown favorites, 80’s, 90’s and today’s hits!

DJWestCoast.com also offers over 10,000 Karaoke party favorites to choose from to unleash your inner star! We love to bring the power of various types of music into people’s lives!

Whether you need DJ entertainment for a Corporate Event, Your Wedding & Reception, a Private Party, VIP or another special event, we’ll create the perfect musical backdrop for your event and keep your guests entertained with great music selections all night long.

Please feel free to contact us via email at info@djwestcoast.com, or directly at 858-480-7388 to book DJ Entertainment for your next event and make DJWestCoast.com your San Diego DJ!

Best regards!

Greg W.
WCG | DJWestCoast.com