Service Area + History Time Line

Music Source Office
901 South Grand Avenue West ~ Springfield, IL  62704
Music Source Service Area
Music Source is a DJ Service based in Springfield, IL and we will travel to most any location. (Travel and lodging fees may apply.) While the list is too long to list all of the towns Music Source has performed in over the years, here's an attempt...
Sherman, IL / Riverton, IL / Rochester, IL / Chatham, IL / Auburn, IL / Virden, IL / Carlinville, IL / Litchfield, IL / Raymond, IL / Hillsboro, IL / Morrisonville, IL / Glen Carbon, IL / Tayorville, IL / Pana, IL / Kincaid, IL / Champaign, IL / Urbana, IL / Charleston, IL / Quincy, IL / Jacksonville, IL / Chapin, IL / Bloomington, IL / Normal, IL / Lincoln, IL / Peoria, IL / East Peoria, IL / Pekin, IL / Decatur, IL / St. Louis, MO / Eolia, MO / Petersburg, IL / Beardstown, IL / Macomb, IL / Havana, IL / Pittsfield, IL / Divernon, IL / Edwardsville, IL / Effingham, IL / Highland, IL / Mt. Zion, IL / Mt. Auburn, IL / South Jacksonville, IL / Virginia, IL / Clinton, IL / Buffalo, IL / Forsyth, IL / Monticello, IL / Macon, IL / Edinburg, IL / Loami, IL / Witt, IL / Nokomis, IL / Grafton, IL / Mt. Sterling, IL / Bunker Hill, IL / Greenfield, IL / Farmersville, IL / Vandalia, IL / Greenville, IL / Staunton, IL / Butler, IL / Gillespie, IL / Mt. Olive, IL / Taylor Springs, IL / Canton, IL / Meredosia, IL / Emden, IL / Benld, IL / Oakford, IL / Rushville, IL / Emden, IL / Williamsville, IL / Auburn, IL / Raymond, IL    
Music Source Time Line History


Founder Allen Stare starts Music Source Professional Disc Jockey Service in Taylorville, IL after experiencing too many bad DJ’s. Allen experiences immediate success and Music Source eventually grows into a 4 show multi operation.


Current owner/DJ/MC Jonathan Michael Roth (AKA: J.R. or DJ Jonny T) hires Allen for his college graduation party.  What a party it was!!!


J.R. began working along side Allen Stare as a Light Jockey whenever not booked as a Music Source Disc Jockey.  Allen teaches J.R. every little thing he knows about working a crowd, music flow, light show flow and so much more.


J.R. takes over ownership of Music Source and turns it back into a single show operation dedicated to personalized service with even more focus on wedding receptions.  He immediately gets rid of all the albums and cassettes and adds subwoofers.


Music Source hires Daniel Ewing as it's first primary light jockey since changing to a solo operation, and  switches to a Peavey sound system with the SP 3 speakers, SP118 subwoofers and CS4080 power amps.


Music Source does 50 events for the year for the first time as a solo show operation.  sudoe


Music Source hires Justin Linder as it's second primary light jockey and does it's first Quinceañera. Music Source begins the conversion ripping it's CD library to harddrives and eventually gets rid of CD's all together.


Music Source becomes a Member of the American Disc Jockey Association. One of only three DJ's in the area that is an active member of it's own association.  The ADJA is dedicated to the professional development of the mobile DJ, as well as educating the consumer on how to hire the correct disc jockey for their event.


Music Source becomes a Member of Springfield Local Favorites. One of only two DJ's in the area that is a member.  SLF is a non-profit group of professional wedding vendors, as determined by their peers at providing exceptional service in their field of expertise.


January: Sound system converted to powered QSC speakers and subwoofers and the entire light show is upgraded to all L.E.D.'s  June: 17th & 18th was Music Source Founders Weekend... Allen Stare makes two back to back guest DJ appearances at two weddings per the brides requests.


Music Source adds uplighting and gobo image lighting to it's list of services that it provides and hires Tyler Fuchs as it's third primary light jockey.  Music Source becomes accredited with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and zero complaints. While all DJ services are rated whether they want to be or not, Music Source is the only DJ  in the area that is 'accredited'.


J.R. attends the 17th Annual Mobile Beat DJ Conference in Las Vegas and becomes a full time DJ & MC.


Music Source adds the Rock Star Professional Photo Booth to the huge list of extras that are offered. Check out our photo booth and availability at  Music Source opens up their own office located at 901 South Grand Avenue West.  J.R. attends the ADJA Las Vegas DJ Show. Music Source works 42 weddings in 2014, in addition to 23 other events and numerous solo photo booth events.


January: J.R. becomes the President of the Downstate Illinois Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association.  February: J.R.  attends Mobile Beat 19 DJ Conference in Las Vegas.  April: J.R. attends the Lighting Symposium workshop in Minneapolis. 


The Downstate Illinois Chaper experiences significant growth and grows to become the 4th largest chapter in the United States. Proving that there are DJ's out there who want to get better at what they do and how they do it, which translates into better events for you.