THE MILESTONE DIFFERENCE

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BOOK A MILESTONE EVENT

When is your event?

MILESTONE TESTIMONIALS

ANYTHING BUT AVERAGE

Ken Petersen’s years in the industry and cutting edge displays, concepts, and organization allow you the experience of your dreams.

Ken is the source and the destination of a select wedding reception entertainment and DJ for couples wanting a different, better, fun!

Imitated by more and more Rapid City Wedding DJs, never duplicated, very rarely surpassed.

Of all DJs in Rapid City... The difference is experience.

YOU

Welcome to the "It's all about you" part of this site!

You are planning a significant event!

You may want a little (or a lot of) assistance exploring ways to make your party truly yours!

You have family and friends visiting the Black Hills for the event you are hosting!

You want your family and your friends to walk away with positive feelings and memories about the event!

You want your event done right, by someone that cares as much as you do!

You value the outcome!

You value the outcome so much you want a Master Of Ceremonies that desires to be in the loop of communication and shares your vision of the day!

Your Event

Welcome to the "It's all about you" part of this site!

Most every experienced event DJ I've met has the very same things to say about hiring someone to "just play music" at a dance.  They say, and I have to agree, that we know the importance of picking right DJ for your wedding, corporate function, or school dance.

Your choice of DJ has a direct connection to the style and feel of your event.  

I lean towards developing an evening where we can get the best out of your guests' personalities.

From there, we can create an evening that fits those you have invited.

Ken

I begin by understanding -

You have a vision for your day.

Because your wedding is an investment in seeing a dream come to life, please consider the fun that tops off the day is grounded in the choice of entertainer and his ability to put your personality into the day.

Ken Petersen is primarily focused upon Milestone wedding entertainment.

You are given the security of a having focused entertainer dedicated to your event.

Ken performs a limited number of events per year.
You will feel a connection and a desire from your entertainment source that is quality-driven.

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Milestone Entertainment

Company Description

Ken Petersen’s Milestone Event Entertainment Services,LLC (KPMEES) is a Black Hills and surrounding area formal event entertainment company born out of consumer need fulfillment.  The primary product of focus includes the four main elements of a wedding: the planning period, the ceremony rehearsal, the ceremony and the reception.  KPMEES is designed to be focused upon quality rather than quantity.  The use of the word “Milestone” is a conscious choice.  The determinate factor whether the event is being treated as “just a” or an “actual milestone”.  KPMEES can and would accept bookings for other milestone events such as company product launches, significant anniversaries, retirements, and grand openings.  I reserve the right to which events are accepted.

Mission Statement

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Ken Petersen’s Milestone Event Entertainment Services is dedicated to the unique creation of a fun, progressively developing, hi-tech, and engaging event. By maintaining a commitment to open communications through a full-time service, reciprocated investments create a continuous personal bond between the clients, the entertainer, and the guest list. A hands-on planning approach which embeds customized entertainment within the core of the event is a common goal that benefits all in attendance.

EVENT ENTERTAINMENT

Most every experienced event DJ I've met has the very same things to say about hiring someone to "just play music" at a dance. They say, and I have to agree, that we know the importance of picking right DJ for your wedding, corporate function, or school dance.

Your choice of DJ has a direct connection to the style and feel of your event. I lean towards developing an evening where we can get the best out of your guests' personalities. From there, we can create an evening that fits those you have invited.

This is a letter written to brides and grooms in response to repeated negatively biased news programs and “expose’s” about wedding industry scams and ripoffs.


Investment

The good stuff is rarely cheap, as is cheap rarely good.

My clients have established a priority on ensuring their guests will have an enjoyable experience.

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When is your event?

TESTIMONIALS

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Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement!
A wedding event should be in the hands of someone who has the long standing proven track record of caring deeply about you and your guest's enjoyment!

CORPORATE

Daily and weekly rentals are welcomed!

Milestone Corporate Division is able to produce and deliver small, single office Audio and Visual reinforcements as well as larger full service corporate event production.

A/V SUPPORT

Daily and weekly rentals are welcomed!

Ken's Milestone Events was one of the first medium-to-large-scale mobile sound production services in the region.

Proms

PROMS AND SCHOOL DANCES

Recently, Ken's Milestone Events has begun accepting a few select schools for Prom Dances!

Corporate

Milestone Corporate Division is able to produce and deliver small, single office Audio and Visual reinforcements as well as larger full service corporate event production.

A great company event motivates and recharges your employees and company colleagues!

My yearly schedule for these types of events is very limited; please contact me as soon as your planning committee has begun researching the entertainment options.

Past event engagements include:

  • Wyoming Governor's Conference.
  • American Heart Association Heart Ball and other various activities.
  • Sales support.
  • Audio/Visual rentals for tradeshow booths.
  • Community Town Hall meetings sound support.
  • Secure audio recording of national convention board meeting minutes.

Available for rent:

  • Paired or singular video projectors - 2.8k to 5.0k lumens
  • Front and/or rear video screens
  • LED Flat panel monitors
  • WIN7 PC with Office 2013
  • Scaleable public address systems.

Lighting:

  • Portable stage lighting
  • Wash lighting for areas
  • Theatrical spot lighting

Prom

 Students and school dance planners, welcome!

Recently, Ken's Milestone Events has begun accepting a few select schools for Prom Dances!

If you are here because you've seen the style and positive energy I can create, then get right over to the Booking menu up top and get this ball rolling!!

If you are here because of a google, Bing, Ask, Yahoo or other search engine result; your dance success depends on you selecting the right DJ for your school.

No Joke.  

The cheapest DJ you can find to fill the requirements possibly set by a teacher or other committee leader literally 'breaks' the entire "prom machine."  

Cheap = Bad DJ.

Bad DJ = Talk

Talk = Less Students Next Year

Less Students = Less Ticket Sales

Less Ticket Sales = Less Prom Budget Seeding

Less Prom Budget = Hiring An Even Cheaper DJ

... and so goes the cycle to the point where you're considering a faculty member or an I-Pod.

And that, guys, is: "A prom that tanks."

Are you going to be responsible for a "Prom that tanked?"

My Proms don't tank.

Promise.

 

Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement!

Pardon the pun, but a wedding occasion is a Milestone Event!

A wedding event should be in the hands of someone who has the long standing proven track record of caring deeply about you and your guest's enjoyment! The environmental experience is what your guests will remember and talk about long after the twinkle lights and tulle are packed away! Your choice at this stage of planning starts the process of ensuring your guests are enjoying how your reception and ceremony are being presented.

Weddings compose the majority of my business focus. Seeing a wedding celebration built with your guidance starts with a firm foundation upon entertainment. People leave boring situations.

A mentor of mine often refers to this perspective: "A wedding reception is a function based upon entertainment." Else it would be a 'food function'; or if the wedding reception were based from a décor standpoint, it'd be a museum.  Keep in mind, all parts are very valuable to the overall event.  In a very recent discussion with a trusted wedding professional, the analogy of a big firework was used.  There are two vocals an audience to a fireworks display make, the "Ooooh!" and the "Ahhhh!"  Great decor sets up the "Ooooh!" and your Wedding DJ Entertainment choice creates the power of the "Ahhhh!"

A theatrical play tells a story. That story told should be yours. There are many elements to a great stage play: the actors, the script, the set, the sound, and the lighting. There is another role, often overlooked, but equally important: the stage manager.

A/V Support

Ken's Milestone Events was one of the first medium-to-large-scale mobile sound production services in the region.  There are bigger to be found, yes.  Milestones is about total guest comfort.  Some of my largets projects to date, have been inside the full Ramkota Convention Center and weddings with a guestcount in excess of 450 people.  

In addidtion, I have provided the audio productions for the half-start zone of the Deadwood Mickelson Traill Marathon for the past 4 years.  That one production is outdoors, with access to only one 110v power supply, and over a half mile long of running audio for close to 1200 participants.

My goal as a sound company is to provide sound that is clear, at proper volumes, and non-invasive in appearance.

I can go "big-loud-n-ugly" for a school dance, if needed.

Local

(605) 791-4232

Toll Free

(877) 614-4232