Proudly offering professional DJs, live musicians, and sound engineering services for Lake Tahoe area weddings and private events since 2008.
Music in Tahoe was founded in 2008 by Tahoe-local Isaac Freed, a formally trained musician and stellar DJ/emcee. Today, Music in Tahoe has grown into a highly-talented team of DJ's, musicians, and sound/lighting engineers who work collectively to provide a highly personalized experience for clients who want music to tell the story of their relationship and guide the journey of their wedding day. Morethan simply wedding DJ’s, our team is creating a personalized soundtrack for your big day. We not only curate playlists but mix/blend/beat match, play live music, create custom arrangements of favorite songs, write original compositions, and deploy the right technology to create an unforgettable event for each of our clients.
With musicians who have logged serious tour miles and stage time with well-known acts, as well as actively performing in the local Tahoe/Reno music scene, Music in Tahoe is fluent across a wide range of genres including jazz, classical, Americana, funk, soul, top 40, hip hop, and latin styles. Working collaboratively with each couple, we use a meticulous pre-event planning process to ensure that each musical aspect of the event matches your vision and flows seamlessly with the timeline of your big day. From the most formal indoor soirees to completely off-grid affairs, Music in Tahoe specializes in creating magical musical moments that make for a truly unforgettable experience.
"Isaac was, simply put, phenomenal. We had a very nice venue in Tahoe, but the piece of the wedding that got the most compliments was Isaac as a DJ - people literally went up to him afterward to tell him how amazing of a job he did. He had the dance floor crowded all night, and his enthusiasm was contagious - it's wonderful to see someone who truly loves what he is doing getting so into the music and the singing. We realized at the end of the night that we had forgotten to walk around to tables to say hi to people, since once the dancing started, it never stopped. (For context, our friends in attendance were mid to late 30s, but almost everyone - from our friends to our parents and their friends - kept coming to the dance floor.) In terms of process, Isaac was the best of the three intro calls we did with DJ's - he was warm, explained his philosophy, and helped us understand the process. We also submitted a song list to him to guide him, and while he didn't play all of it (impossible, since it was so long) and he added some songs off list, the spirit of what he played hewed exactly to what we wanted. He was also very easy to work with for the ceremony, partnering with our friend who played the piano for the ceremony itself. You may pay a little more for Music in Tahoe, but it is 100% worth it.
-Joanne, Bride, Squaw Valley Wedding, 2019
DJ Rusty B was the absolute BEST! Everyone at our wedding is still talking about how great he was and how much fun they had at the dance party. He read the room perfectly, made fantastic mash ups, played everything on our list, and took requests as asked to do. There was not one dull moment at our reception and our guests were dancing until we had to close down. Rusty was professional and met with us prior to our day to get to know what we wanted. He was flexible and adjusted to the last minute set up changes with no questions asked. Our ceremony music was perfect and timed exactly as planned and he put together a great cocktail hour playlist just from a short list of our favorite artists we gave ahead of time. We highly recommend to anyone looking for a great DJ!
-Heidi, Bride, Tahoe Blue Estate, 2019
Fellow brides! If you are anything like me, picking a DJ is one of the MOST important aspects of your wedding. The hunt for an amazing DJ who understands your needs, hears your vision, supports your wedding flow and most importantly is genuinely amazing and NON cheesy is over! Music in Tahoe was amazing. We met with Isaac almost a year out from our wedding and knew right away he was a great fit. His genuine nature and ability to listen to your wedding vision with music was so reassuring. It was almost too straightforward and easy working with Music in Tahoe. We put together our list of songs for our ceremony and reception, and the rest Isaac handled. Smooth sailing, AND our reception was beyond one of the best dance parties of our lives. Banger after banger we mashed up, and our friends and family were truly still talking about how fun the dance floor was the next day. Our wedding coordinator actually asked who we worked with as well, she was super impressed. In summary, Music in Tahoe was amazing. I've had nightmares my entire life of having a cheesy DJ control my wedding (we have all seen "The Wedding Singer.") So.much.fun. Hopefully Isaac is around for our next renewal of our vows because that was a FUN time!
-Barbara, Bride, The Ridge Tahoe, 2019
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