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Formerly Squawkbox Sound, Powell Wedding & Events is an experienced destination wedding DJ & photography company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lead by company founders Morgan & Russ Powell, this team of dynamic performers aims to provide professional, fun-filled, and stress-free entertainment, photography, and master of ceremonies for your big day.


DJ Russ has had a love of music from a young age and has carried this passion with him throughout his life. He found his calling as a wedding DJ in 2003 when he was asked to lend his professional sound system for a friends wedding. Instead of simply fulfilling this request, Russ stepped in as the lead DJ and Emcee for the event. With guests impressed by his stylish sounds and crowd engagement, he booked two further wedding events that very night, and Squawkbox Sound was born. Fast forward to today, Powell Weddings & Events travels to bring you the highest quality entertainment available

Services Offered

Their team aims to treat every client like a part of their family. They offer a consultation to get to know your needs and style so that they can customize your experience in line with your preferences. They can supply a wide variety of music from a range of genres including rock, pop, oldies, country, indie, and more. Their professional MC services ensures that your event flows seamlessly, while their curated playlists guarantee a full dance floor all night long. They even offer Hush Parties aka silent disco. This company has also paired with a range of diverse vendors to enhance your day. These include photographers, planners, officiants, and many others. Their personalized DJ packages include:

  • Micro-Weddings festivities
  • Ceremonies & Elopement sound
  • Hush Parties
  • Custom lighting & uplighting
  • Spotify playlist integration
  • Club style deejaying
  • Special dance mixes and mashups
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?


What is included in the starting price?

Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What is the starting price for uplighting?


What music genres do you specialize in?

Hip Hop
Top 40
South Asian

What services do you offer?

Bilingual MC
Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
One Event Per Day

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco Ball
Sound/PA System
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Caroline W. Married on 05/30/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing DJ!

Russ was recommended by our wedding planner. We sent over song requests including top 40 for my husband, EDM for me, classic rock for my parents, and Latin dance music for our friends/ my husband鈥檚 family. Basically an impossible feat; he absolutely nailed it! Everyone including my 70 year old aunt, both of our parents, and our friends were on the dance floor the whole night. A few of our guests even connected with Russ to see if he鈥檇 DJ their upcoming wedding as well!
Avery H. Married on 05/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Russ is so fun!

My guests were obsessed with Russ. He鈥檚 so good at keeping a crowd engaged!
Alicia R. Married on 09/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!!!

Russ and his wife, Morgan, the owners of Powell Weddings & Events are truly phenomenal. We had Russ DJ/MC our outdoor wedding ceremony and reception and couldn鈥檛 have been more happy with the experience. From the moment I first reached out to Russ (2 years ago thanks to covid!), the care, consideration, and communication that was put forth by him and Morgan couldn鈥檛 have been beat. They truly care about each of their couples and have a way of making you and your unique love story feel special. Our wedding night went perfectly. The flow and scheduling was spot on, all thanks to Russ and his son/awesome assistant! We had multiple compliments from guests on how awesome the DJ/dancing portion of the night went, and one of our friends even ended up with a great recommendation from Russ for his own wedding - as Russ himself wasn鈥檛 available for the date! It was incredible to me that Russ took the time after our event to get in contact with said friend to make sure he was set up with someone fantastic for his quickly approaching wedding. That alone shows the passion Russ has for the industry. I highly recommend Powell Weddings & Events for anyone searching for a DJ/MC. You truly cannot/will not have a less than amazing experience.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Monica Smith - Harpist Monica Smith - Harpist Wedding Musicians

Russ at Squawkbox Sound is one of the best! Always happy, positive and knows how to get the party started! I have worked with him at weddings and also have seen him at public events like the Witches Fest each year. He knows his stuff and I am always happy when I see him at events!

Ryan Hender Films | Wedding Videographers Ryan Hender Films | Wedding Videographers Wedding Videographers

I always enjoy working with Russ. Every time I see him as the DJ, I am so relieved. It is so important to have people who know what they are doing on your wedding day, you really won't understand how important it is until you don't have it. Hire Russ and avoid regret. I can't tell you how many times I have been working, when the DJ's equipment malfunctions, or the microphone doesn't work right, cursing out every third word. I have seen speakers light on fire because the DJ was pushing too much power to the speaker. This is the sort of thing that happens with less experienced DJs. Don't let this be you! Hire Russ, he is your man! Hiring a DJ isn't just about the music. The DJ is single handedly carrying your wedding party on his/her shoulders. The wedding Ceremony is for you as a couple, the rest of the night is a party for the guests. Russ does a fabulous job carrying the crowd. He is an amazing MC and he knows JUST what to play to pull the dancing into a frenzy if it starts to crash. He has a variety of lights, speakers, all professional quality.

Eric Anthony Event Singer-Guitarist Eric Anthony Event Singer-Guitarist Wedding Musicians

Russ is an awesome DJ and a nice guy. I have worked with him several times over the years and he's always very professional and personable. He uses top of the line equipment and knows how to read a crowd and play the right music. I would definitely recommend him to anyone whose looking for an amazing DJ to make your special event memorable!

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