DJ4Life: My Time in Kansas City, part 1

DJ4Life: My Time in Kansas City, part 1
(the venues played maps)

Being a DJ for 20+ years has allowed me to work and see some amazing places.  I moved to Kansas City in 2001, taking a little time to work as an IT consultant, getting married, running another business, and then getting back into DJing more and more.

I lived there for almost 15 years, so naturally, this is where the biggest part of my DJ career happened.   I’ll share some more pictures and videos, even real-wedding recaps in the future.  Right now, I just want to put up my venues played maps / list.

I should mention that I continued with the business name Soundworks until 2010, and then re-branded myself as Stephen Scott’s Amazing Weddings.  Here are my maps (Red A marks the places I’ve been)

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KC Midtown (up to June 2011)
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Johnson County (up to June 2011)
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KC Extended Metro & Lawrence, KS (Up to June 2011)

full list of venues performed:
2000 Grand, Kansas City, MO
2302 NE 109th Terrace, Kansas City, MO
Airport Hilton, Kanasas City, MO
American Legion Hall, Overland Park, KS
American Legion Hall, Shawnee, KS
Ameristar Casino, Kansas City, MO
Arts Incubator, Kansas City, MO
Belton VFW, Belton, MO
Bliss Plaza, Greenwood, MO
Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, MO
Boulevard Brewery, Kansas City, MO
Californo’s Westport, Kansas City, MO
Cartwright International Headquarters, Grandview, MO
Club On Baltimore, Kansas City, MO
Danforth Chapel @ KU, Lawrence, KS
Davis Hall: Wyandotte County Lake, Kansas City, KS
Emaline Ballroom, Lee’s Summit, MO
Embassy Suites On The Plaza, Kansas City, MO
Evan Williams Residence, Lawrence, KS
Evergreen Events, Paola, KS
Faulkner’s Ranch, Kansas City, MO
Figilo Towers On The Plaza, Kansas City, MO
Foundation, Kansas City, MO
Gamber Center, Lee’s Summit, MO
Garrozzo’s, Lee’s Summit, MO
Grand Loft, Osawatomie, KS
Grinter House, Kansas City, KS
Hawthorne House, Parkville, MO
Hillcrest Country Club, Kansas City, MO
Hinsley Hall, Lone Jack, MO
Holiday Inn, Overland Park, KS
Intercontinental Hotel On The Plaza, Kansas City, MO
International Dance Club, Overland Park, KS
Jewish community Center, Overland Park, KS
Lake Quivera Country Club, Lake Quivera, KS
Lawrence Hollidome, Lawrence, KS
Lenexa Conference Center, Lenexa, KS
Loose Mansion, Kansas City, MO
Loose Park Rose Garden, Kansas City, MO
Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club, Prarie Village, KS
Metcalf Mariott, Oveland Park, KS
Mission Theater, Mision, KS
Morgan Haus, Independence, MO
Municipal Auditorium Little Theater, Kanasas City, MO
Nab Family Residence, Overland Park, KS
Oakwood Country Club, Kansas City, MO
Old Shawnee Town, Shawnee, KS
Pachamama’s Alton Ballroom, Lawrence, KS
Painted Hills Golf Course, Kansas City, KS
Parkville Nutrition, Parkville, MO
Pavilion At Logan Woods, Independence, MO
Peculiar Lions Club, Peculiar, MO
Pierson Park Community Center, Kansas City, KS
Piropos, Parkville, MO
Powell Gardens, Kingsville, MO
Private Residence, Shawnee, KS
Reeder Street, Shawnee, KS
Ritz Charles, Overland Park, KS
Sheratin Hotel, Overland Park, KS
St. Regis Catholic Church, Kansas City, MO
Sylvester Powell Community Center, Meriam, KS
Tall Grass Community Center, Olathe, KS
Thai Homeplace, Overland Park, KS
The KC Club, Kansas City, MO
The Loretto, Kansas City, MO
The National Agriculture Hall Of Fame, Bonner Springs, KS
The Villa, Westport, MO
Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, Overland Park, KS
Tropical Palms Banquet Hall, Kansas City, MO
VFW Excelsior Springs, MO
VFW HALL, Lenexa, KS
VFW HALL, Tonganoxie, KS
VFW Post 846, Overland Park, KS
Vox Theatre, Kansas City, KS
VSI, North Kansas City, MO
Wynbrick Center, Liberty, MO

There’s a lot to this DJ Life of mine.  Kansas City was my home for 15+ years and a very interesting place to DJ.  I’ve played all over, in the heart of downtown, all over my extended neighborhood (JoCo), and out in the suburbs/country in every direction.

#MayYouLiveAnInterestingDJLife

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For more information please check out:

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DJ4Life: My Time in Honolulu

DJ4Life: My Time in Honolulu

Being a DJ for 20+ years has allowed me to work and see some amazing places.  I started, back in 1996 while I was living in Honolulu.  Back then, all I knew was how to rock a party, I had to learn the business aspects as I went.  I did 60 events from 96 – 99 and then one more in 2000 for a friend.
Most of my pictures from that time are still in a box (this was before digital cameras, remember) but I kept track of all the places I performed at and scanned a few pics for my website.   It was a pretty even split between Waikiki and the rest of the Oahu.

I should mention that I came up with the business name Soundworks, which was just myself and a few friends / assistants.  Here are my maps (Red A marks the places I’ve been)

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The streets of Waik’s
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Island Life for the DJ

So, if there’s any Hawaiian’s out there thinking of having a destination wedding in Las Vegas, I do know Hawaiian Music.

full list of venues performed:
Private Residence, Kailua, HI
Private Residence, Hawaii Kai, HI
Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu, HI
Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, HI
Camp Smith, Aiea, HI
Club View Estates, Kaneohe, HI
Dole Cannery Ballroom, Honolulu, HI
Double Tree Alana Hotel, Waikiki, HI
FHB Tower, Honolulu, HI
Haiku Gardens / The Chart House, Kaneohe, HI
Hale Koa, Waikiki, HI
Hawaii Okinawa Center, Wapio, HI
Hawaii Prince Hotel, Waikiki, HI
Hawaiian Regent Hotel, Waikiki, HI
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki, HI
Ilikai Hotel, Honolulu, HI
Kahala Mandarin Oriental, Kahala, HI
Private Residence, Kaneohe, HI
Kapoleii Golf Course Clubhouse, Kapoleii, HI
Klipper Golf Course Clubhouse, MCBH-Kaneohe, HI
Laulima Rooms, Honolulu, HI
Mid-Pac Country Club, Lanikai, HI
North Shore, HI
Officers’s Club Lanai, Hickam AFB, HI
Outrigger Prince Kuhio Hotel, Waikiki, HI
Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki, HI
Pagoda Hotel, Honolulu, HI
Portlock House / Hawaii Kai, HI
Queen Kapiolani Hotel, Waikiki, HI
Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Waikiki, HI
Sheraton Moanna, Waikiki, HI
Sheraton Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Waikiki, HI
Turtle Bay Hilton, North Shore, HI
Waikele Country Club, Waikele, HI
Waikiki Aquarium, Waikiki, HI
Waimia Falls, North Shore, HI

A few memories / pics taken from my DJ scrapbook:

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Ceremony Music at Waimaia Falls
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With my friends Frankie (top) and Jess (bottom) who helped me get started
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On top, a high school graduation party. Beneath, working the Fashion Show for the Bridal Expo at the Blaisdell Center
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some fun pictures while Garin, Frankie and I got set up for a birthday party at the Waikiki Aquarium
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North Shore, Lanikai, or Hawaii Kai? They’re all a first place tie for the most beautiful spots on earth
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My first big reception, for Sheldon and Joaline
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I will always show this picture (at the Hilton Hawaiian Village) to remind myself of the very beginning. My stereo systems have gone through many, many improvements since then, but it sounded good, and I played the right songs. To any other beginning DJs – use whatever you’ve got, make sure whatever you use works, and do your best.

 

There’s a lot to this DJ Life of mine.  Humble beginnings at some of the finest hotels in the world.  Hawaii was a great place to live (for a while) and a very interesting place to DJ.  #MayYouLiveAnInterestingDJLife

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I can’t believe it either, but YES, this was me 20 years ago. (picture from an old mixtape, taken at North Shore)

The Real DJ Steve is both a Las Vegas Wedding DJ and the head of United DJs Las Vegas.

For more information please check out:

www.TheRealDJSteve.com
www.UnitedDJsLasVegas.com

702-701-4114
TheRealDJSteve@UnitedDJsLasVegas.com

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Sightseeing in Las Vegas

Artsy Pictures from Facebook

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Just for fun, here’s an artsy gallery from www.nametests.com

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The Real DJ Steve is both a Las Vegas Wedding DJ and the head of United DJs Las Vegas.  For more information please check out:

www.TheRealDJSteve.com
www.UnitedDJsLasVegas.com

702-701-4114
TheRealDJSteve@UnitedDJsLasVegas.com