"Look What Our Past Clients Have to Say About


Barrack’s Hospitality Group has catered in central Illinois for the past 50 years and now offers over 20 unique venues in central Illinois for corporations, organizations, and personal events such as weddings, anniversaries, and other party type events.  
As president of Barrack’s I had the pleasure to hire and work with The Coco Loco Band for a past event at one of our own venues, Barrack’s Cater Inn, in Peoria, IL.
The Coco Loco Band rocks!!!  I had been associated with Tadd Johnson for numerous years utilizing his DJ business and this was the first time we used a live band for our event.  People packed the dance floor and enjoyed the music and high energy.
I would HIGHLY recommend Coco Loco to any wedding, company or organization looking to bring high energy and FUN to an event. TJ and his staff were also a pleasure and very professional to work with.
James Barrack President Barrack’s Hospitality Group 



“Look no further…”


Having a 50th wedding anniversary party for 145 people is a pretty big deal, and my wife Alice and I began planning it well in advance so that the occasion would be special for us as well as our guests. We did not want this to be the usual type party, so we planned to liven it up with some video coordinated with an ad lib dance routine we worked up. A band with a leader capable pulling this off was crucial and I am happy to say Tadd Johnson and his “Coco Loco” band was the right fit for the job. The band is outstanding and capable of playing a wide variety of music to suit all tastes in a very professional style. Tadd Johnson did an outstanding job as MC of the event, offered us many insights as to how to improve the event, and was an excellent vocalist when the band went into action. If you are looking for someone to entertain for your special event look no further than Tadd Johnson and the Coco Loco band.

-Lowell ( Bud) Grieves   Former Mayor of Peoria IL



"Thank you for a wonderful job..."

"Karen and I want to thank you for the wonderful job as the DJ at our wedding on Dec 12th 2009 at Timberlake Country Club. We really appreciated your flexibility when we had to change up the schedule and even added a few things to the agenda last minute. Thanks for taking the time to go over the playlist the week before the wedding. The limo ride was great! Arriving right on time, and waiting for us to get ready. The kids really enjoyed the ride in the limo from the church to the reception. You have helped us create a lifetime memory for our children. Thank you very much for a great time, and we plan on telling our friends and family about Midwest Entertainment and Limousine."
- Craig and Karen Clanin, Bartonville, IL


"Truly enjoyed our wedding night and the work you did..."

"Just wanted to let you know how much we truly enjoyed our wedding night and the work you did for it! You were really able to keep our guests entertained and dancing and they were all such an age difference they all really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed the way you made announcements and kept our guests informed of what was going on. It was also great the way you kept things moving so we could let our photographer go since he was being payed by the hour. Thanks so much for everything! Thank-you!"
- Mike and Angie Collier (Waldschmidt), Roanoke, IL


"Nothing but good comments..."

"Everything was amazing! We received nothing but good comments about the music. That dance floor was packed all night. I met some people from Phil's side of the family over the weekend, and they are STILL talking about the wedding. Thanks again for everything!"
- Nadia Geagea Pupa, Champaign, IL



"You went above and beyond..."

"Thank you so much for a wonderful job with the ceremony and reception! We loved it! Everyone had a fabulous time dancing! You definitely went above and beyond to make our wedding very special!"
- Karrie (Campbell) and Jake Lager, Studio City, CA



worked hard to make everything go smoothly..."

"Thank you so much for the D.J. and video services you provided for our wedding and reception on the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat. We appreciate how hard you worked to make everything go smoothly. We realize that the riverboat location and the late return of the boat from its afternoon cruise made your job more complicated. We are so grateful that you were able to overcome all of the problems that presented themselves and make it all work. The music was great, too! Thanks for honoring so many of our requests. The guests all had a great time. Also, I appreciate that you took time to plan with us before our special day, and that you promptly and patiently answered all my many questions and concerns. Thanks again for everything you did."
- Angie and B.J., Bartonville, IL.


"Professional, cordial, and courteous..."

"It was a great pleasure working with you and your band. From the first meeting you were professional and cordial and I am grateful for all of the help you offered in planning the event. As a professional planner one of the things that makes my job most difficult is vendors who do not return phone calls and emails in a timely manner. You were quick to respond and always followed up if there was a pending question. Many thanks for that! We enjoyed working with your limo driver. He was also courteous and professional and managed to get all of the times and places for pick up and drop off correct without any hassle. I would recommend Midwest Entertainment and Coco Loco to any family looking for a full service band-DJ-limo service and I will look forward to working with you again."
- Gwendoline Wilson, Nuptiae, The Wedding & Event Planners, Champaign, IL.


"We had a blast!..."

"Tadd, thank you so much for doing the music for our wedding. You did a great job. We had a blast and so did everyone else. Everyone there said you were great and they loved all the different music that you played. Thanks again for everything!”
- Bill and Amy Vance Wedding Reception, Peoria, IL.


"Everything was perfect..."

“We had a great time! We would highly recommend your company to anyone! Thank you for making everything so perfect!”
- Fischer/Weller Wedding Reception, Peoria, IL.


"A wide age group... all were dancing..."

“Great selection of music! We would call on Tadd Johnson and Midwest Entertainment again if we were in need of a deejay. I had a wide age group from 4 years old to 80 years old and all were dancing.”
-Keith and Laura Bowles Wedding Reception - Windsor at Seven Oaks





"Truly made the evening magical..."

“Kevin and I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. You truly made the evening magical-no one wanted to leave! We had people tell us that our reception was the best one they had ever been to, due to everyone dancing and the great music. Thanks again!"
- Kristin and Kevin Faulkner, Peoria, IL.



“Tadd, you did an excellent job. We could not have had a better DJ!”
- Darren and Ann Horowitz-Wedding Reception, Metamora, IL.


"A fantastic job..."

"Tadd -- You did a fantastic job with the reception. With the millions of things to worry about that day- it was nice to know that we did not have to worry about the entertainment. Thanks so much again for taking care of the video. You handled things perfectly. We've decided if we ever get married again we will contact Midwest Entertainment!"
- Brad and Julie Beltramea, Metamora, IL.



"Nothing but good comments..."

“I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for making our annual picnic a success. I heard nothing but good comments about you and the music you played. Thanks again for your hard work and please use me as a reference in the future if you need to."
- Kevin Hagn, Secretary-Treasurer, Transport Workers Union of America Local 512


"Worked out great!"

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything! The limo worked out great! I will be more than happy to recommend you to every bride that I meet with. Again I just wanted to say thank you for working out a deal with me."
- Katie Jurgens, Catering Manager, Embassy Suites East Peoria-Hotel and Convention Center


"Always has our company's best interests in mind!"

"Just wanted to write a quick note to express my company's satisfaction with TJ and the Coco Loco Band. My company, Crown Imports, has been hiring TJ and his band for that past 5 years to play at our annual party during the National Restaurant Show in Chicago. Our customers and even our competitors look forward to coming to this party every year. We bring the booze and TJ brings the entertainment. He is a true chameleon and always has our company's best interests in mind, learning Jimmy Buffett songs when we sponsored his tour and now he has taken on Kenny Chesney songs as well. It is no coincidence that the crowd gathers in the room where the band is playing and completely ignores the other side of the bar where alcohol is served as well. Every year we look forward to teaming up with TJ and the Coco Loco Band and every year, the entertainment just gets better!"
- Carrie Reid, Associate Manager, On-Premise, Crown Imports, LLC, Chicago, IL


"Your band is awesome!"

"Tadd, I just wanted to thank you for giving us the 2 hour limo service for a door prize to support our St. Jude benefit. We raised over $6,000.00! How awesome is that!? The party seemed to be a huge success! Your band is awesome! I look forward to hearing you guys play again real soon!"
- Kim Brown, Curves, Inc./St. Jude, Peoria, IL.


"Added so much to the special ambiance..."

"I want to thank you so very much for your contributed services as the disc jockey for our recent opening of It’s Only Rock and Roll. Your presence and selection of music added so much to the special ambiance of the evening and I want you to know how much all of us at Lakeview Museum appreciate that. At the end of the evening, we figured an attendance of 1,000 which exceeded our wildest expectations. Your contribution added greatly to that success. Thank you so much once again from all of us at Lakeview Museum."
- John B. Clark; Executive Director, Lakeview Museum.


"Enjoyed the performance..."

“We really enjoyed Tadd's performance- Thank God he could sing because our group was rather subdued! Enjoyed it and would sincerely recommend him to any group!"
-Diane Miller; M.O.C.I.C. Annual Conference; Karaoke Party; Hotel Pere’ Marquette.


"Couldn't have asked for a better DJ..."

"Very pleased with the performance -- This was exactly what I wanted for the evening! Couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Will definitely use you again!"
-Janet Morneua; Thousand Trails Resort, Fox River Illinois - 50's Sock Hop Party


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