Alisa Loeblein is more than just a wife, mother, and animal lover. She’s also known as “DJ Lisa Blayde.”

While she’s always felt a deep-rooted love for music, Loeblein says she dabbled in a few other industries before finally following her heart back to music to pursue a full-time music career and launch a business. 

Loeblein moved to the Queen City with her husband in 2009, but before that she played college hockey (hence the name DJ Blayde), worked as a surgical tech in Minnesota and Main, and studied history and political science at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

Loeblein’s interest in music dates back to when she was a child. “I used to dig through my parents’ vinyl collection before I could walk, so the love for music has always been there,” she says. “From 4th through 12th grade, I played violin in the school orchestra, learning to read music, of course, and studying the classic history of music.”

The love of music only intensified from there. “Over the years, I wanted to be the one in charge of the soundtrack for pretty much everything – from a long ride in the car to parties in college, sport events, background music in the operating room during surgeries – you name it,” laughs Loeblein. 

She worked for a number of years for the Catholic Health Partners/Mercy Health here in Cincinnati, before finding several opportunities to work as a DJ and make a career out of it.

“One of those opportunities was with a company called Party Pleasers, which taught me the ins and outs of the wedding industry,” she says. “That experience, along with all of the other various careers I’ve tried, has led me to where I am today – as a customer service-oriented, female business owner who loves to use music as a vessel to make other people happy.”

Today, you can book Loeblein for a variety of event genres, including corporate events, weddings, private parties. “If it needs a soundtrack to help enhance a venue and the experience to go with it, I am there,” she adds.

What makes Loeblein unique is that she’s one of just a few female DJs in the Tri-State area. Although, she says, the few who are around, share a bond in cheering each other on.

Loeblein is also unique in other ways, she says. “I am as comfortable on turntables as I am a digital controller, and love to mix music from all genres – but my favorites include Hip-Hop, 80’s Pop, and House music,” Loeblein adds.

Thus far in her career, there have been quite a few memorable moments, however, there’s one that sticks out the most in her mind. “In July 2016, I was the DJ for the wedding of Charles Johnson at Drees Pavilion in Northern Kentucky, who was a Minnesota Vikings wide receiver at the time,” she says. “I tried to contain my excitement during the event, but I think that I may have let out my inner fan girl at the very end – just a little though!”

Other special memories in her career including working the main stage at Fountain Square’s Deckwreckerz for Jamboree ’18 alongside her group of fellow local DJs. “That was amazing,” she recalls. “I will be back to do that again on August 3 and I can’t wait.”

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