"When I walk into an event and see HAY DJ is set up...I know the music will be great. They have a flawless way of tailoring the tunes to fit the mood of an event. My ears have enjoyed them at jazzy cocktail affairs and they have worn out my dancing shoes at late night ruckus weddings."

Melissa Duley, Editor of Louisville Magazine


"With hosting an Original Makers Club party comes high expectations of a certain level event. That is why Hay DJ is always our first call. Heather is amazing at customizing and collaborating a perfect personal mix to every party we host"

Founder and Photographer, Original Makers Club and Bella Grace Studios


"I am originally from Louisville but live in San Francisco with my wife.  In 2011 we wanted to have a wedding back home and wanted to find the most talented DJ in the area.  After doing a lot of investigation we learned about Hay DJ and worked with Heather by long-distance to arrange music for our wedding.  Heather was great to work with and did an awesome job at our wedding on the music and MCing.  We had a very diverse group of people in terms of age, nationality, and musical preference and Hay DJ made the party: picking the perfect music and keeping the dance floor packed.  Everyone commented about what a great job Hay DJ did and how much fun they had.  We would definitely use Hay DJ again and absolutely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a wedding, party, or other event and wants truly great music. They'll make the night."

Jason Honaker (Married 2011)


“My wife and I selected Hay DJ for our wedding in June of 2008. Heather and Randy are two of the most accommodating and awesome music professionals that we've ever encountered. They are simultaneously encouraging and endearing while providing the confidence and intelligence needed to make your wedding or special event perfect. Heather's selection of music is impeccable, with tracks ranging from the sweet voice of Sam Cooke to the power of today's most popular hits. She knows just when to pick the party up and make sure that everyone has the best time of their lives. We will never forget our special day and the magic that was created by the wonderful professionals at Hay DJ!”

William and Sarah Tucker (Married 2008)


“Heather and Randy are not your typical wedding or event DJ's, which is precisely why I love them. They have a funky, fun, edge and remain perfectly professional under all circumstances. They never miss a beat.  It is so important for a DJ and photographer to work in unison together at a reception or event and these guys are spot on! My clients are always at ease and never overworked by HAY DJ, which makes for perfect photos! If you want to get away from the cheese.... this is your cool alternative!”

April Rietze
April Rietze Fine Art Photography©


“HAY DJ throws a heck of a party!! I have never had so much fun in my life!! Everyone we have talked to keeps raving about the music and how much fun they had! That dance floor was hopping!

The flow and music were also so smooth. You definitely have a gift for entertaining! Thanks again from the bottom of my heart! I won't ever forget that day, all the precious memories, and we have you to thank.”

Sam and Jason Spitz (Married 2011)
Green Bay Packer and 2011 Super Bowl Champion


"I'm always thrilled to attend a party that HAY DJ is playing! In addition to happily dancing the night away at events I have attended as a guest, I (and organizations I am a part of) have hired HAY DJ repeatedly for events we have hosted. They have a knack for knowing how to kick a party up to a new level, and are great for both laid-back cocktail events and big dance parties."

Stephanie Brothers
Director of Marketing and Events | The Green Building


“Hay DJ is great to work with.  They are always very professional and do an excellent job for our clients.  Heather has a wonderful, fun personality and really brings a fun party atmosphere to the event.”

Jeri Stewart Payne
Event Director, The Olmstead


“I have utilized the services of HAY DJ on numerous occasions, for both business and personal events.  Heather and Randy do a truly fantastic job, and are total professionals.  They are excellent at listening to what you have in mind, offering suggestions and coming up with a game plan that is a great fit.  From there, it gives me great peace of mind knowing they will execute as discussed and be completely dependable.  They are wonderful at the art of flow and pace for a party, and genuinely enjoy what they do!  I highly recommend HAY DJ for your music entertainment needs.”

John Johnson
Owner/The Wine Rack


“My husband and I are so glad we chose Hay DJ for our wedding in May of 2011!  Both of us are pretty picky when it comes to music, but we did not want the responsibility of choosing every song that played throughout our reception.  We wanted music that reflected our personalities, but also understood the importance of not alienating our guests.  Some DJ services claim to listen to your suggestions, but in the end just play whatever they want anyways.  Hay DJ honored our "do not play list" and even let us know when our favorites were coming up!  Hay DJ was in communication with us during the weeks leading up to our big day and when we were overwhelmed with all the "specialty" songs we had to choose, Hay DJ was was proactive, and offered unique suggestions we really liked (and used!).  Hay DJ was the perfect mix of personal and professional, even going above and beyond to get the wedding party ready for the grand entrance and showing us how to cut the cake!  It was obvious Hay DJ put some real thought and planning into the music that played during our reception and we felt it definitely added something special to our wedding day.  Thanks to Hay DJ, the dance floor was packed all night long!”

Emily & Clinton Barrett (Married 2011)

“In looking for a DJ for our wedding, we wanted a DJ that “got” us – one that understood both our taste in music, and our desire to throw a fun party that catered to all age-ranges, without sacrificing our ideals of what a party should (and should not) be. A good friend – and fate – connected us with HAY DJ. Upon first meeting with Heather, we were immediately impressed with her enthusiasm and organization, and felt like she really listened to us and got a sense of our musical tastes. I knew if we didn’t have the right fit in a DJ, I’d be obsessing all night about what was going to be played, and I just wanted to enjoy my wedding night! Heather made me feel completely at ease and took that burden from my shoulders. And all this through one meeting and minimal emails for planning – what a dream! The night of wedding, Heather and Randy were 100% professional and the night went without a single hiccup. HAY DJ arrived early and was able work seamlessly with our venue’s sound system (The Olmstead). Song selection set the mood through cocktail hour, bridal party entrance, dinner, first dances, and sustained the party all night long, which I attribute to HAY DJ’s ability to read the crowd and anticipate the mood of what should be next. We had specific songs we didn’t want played, and left if to HAY DJ to filter requests with their knowledge of us in mind, and again, they completely nailed it. We never had to take a break from celebrating to think twice about anything except loving that moment. Announcements or directions given via the DJ stand were always clear and professional – none of that stereotypical wedding DJ cheesiness! If you are looking for a DJ who truly listens to both your taste in music and in desired party atmosphere, who is professional, fun, and flexible, and whose skills will be getting your party compliments years from now, then I highly recommend HAY DJ! You will not regret it!!!”

Karen Barako Arndt and David Arndt (Married 2007)