What they have said...

Bayside Sounds did our wedding this summer and did an amazing job with song selections. Shawn our DJ was a pro. He ran through our do's and don’ts with us prior to the wedding. The volume with perfect and he kept us organized and on time. A+ Bayside Sounds.

Steve  & Lauren Zoutman

Woodlawn  Farm & Slack Winery Ridge, MD

Wedding Ceremony & Reception

June 23, 2018

Shawn was incredible! He was very easy to work with and helped guide us through song selections beforehand to make sure we heard all our favorite songs on our big day. We got so many compliments on our music from guests, and it was all thanks to Shawn. His understanding of how to read a room and what kind of song fits the mood is like magic."

Mollie Wagoner & Qufei Zeng

Jubilee Farm & Vineyard

Leonardtown, MD  June 2017

We hired Shawn Knott to DJ both our wedding ceremony and reception at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club. He did an amazing job! Shawn was easy to communicate with and he was very diligent in making sure he knew exactly what we wanted throughout the entire reception. With the ceremony, we were not sure about what music we wanted, so we left that up to Shawn and the music he played was perfect. Our guests raved about how fun Shawn was and we are so happy that we were able to have him as our DJ. Thanks Shawn!


Matt & Jenny  Beyer

Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Swan Point Yacht & Country Club

Issue, MD -  October 21, 2017

Thank you for helping us have the best wedding day possible.  You gave us everything we asked for plus some.  The way you did the last song of the night will last with me for a lifetime....I had never seen it done that way before <3.
Buffy & Sean Berry - Wedding Reception 
Sotterley Mansion - The Barn
Hollywood, MD - September 2016
My wife and I hired Shawn Knott of Bayside Sounds and found he was a dependable and professional DJ, entertaining our friends and family.  He made himself available for us to contact him anytime with questions and concerns.  He was approachable and truly cared about us having a wonderful experience.  Our wedding had over 200 guests made up of children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens.  My wife and I were impressed at Shawn's ability to play music that made everyone happy.  If you are looking for a DJ at a good price, you can't beat Shawn.
Pat & Jean - Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Greenwell Foundation at Greenwell State Park, Hollywood, MD - July 2015

Shawn, you did a wonderful job as the DJ at our wedding.  We thank you for making sure our reception was a memorable one.  Your professionalism and talent were great.  Once again, thank you!  If you ever need or want to use us as a reference please feel free.

Chad & Jody 

Private Wedding in California, MD


"The Run and Fun Walk for Hospice Committee is truly grateful to Shawn for the donation of his time and talent to make our events outstanding.  Shawn is prompt, professional and provides a positive energy that inspires and encourages the event participants’ enthusiasm and drive to do their best as they run or walk in honor of their loved ones and in support of hospice services in St. Mary’s County, Maryland."

Jennifer Overstreet

Run and Fun Walk for Hospice

Leonardtown, MD




I'Here is a list of some of my past satisfied customers...

Archbishop Neal School



Breton Bay Civic Association

Breton Bay Country Club Swim Team

Chesapeake Publishing 

Chopticon High School

Engility Corporation

Evergreen Elementary School

For the Record - Court Reporters

Force Aircraft Test Squadron

Great Mills High School

Hollywood Elementary School

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

Hospice of St. Mary's - Hospice Run/Walk

Huntingtown Elementary School

Jane's Information Group

Kings Mill National Night Out

Knights of Columbus 

Leonardtown High School

Little Flower School

Mechanical Products

Naval Test Pilot School - Pax River

Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy

Shah Associates

Smallwood Middle School

Sotterley Foundation

Southern Maryland Modern Dance Collective

St. John's Catholic Church

St. Mary's County Fair

St. Mary's Little League Baseball

St. Mary's Ryken High School

White Marsh Elementary School

and many, many more

Shawn made our special day even more perfect!  He was a joy to work with, personable, passionate, and enthusiastic about making our wedding enjoyable for everyone!  We could not be happier with how our reception turned out and Shawn played a huge part in that!  Thank you Shawn!
Tyler & Shannon Summers
Wedding - Private Residence
Mechanicsville, MD - October 2016
Thank you for helping make our wedding day so special, everything was simply wonderful----especially the music!  It was absolutely perfect!  Everyone had a great time.  We weren't expecting so much dancing, but happily surprised!!  We couldn't have had a better DJ or party.  We will always remember it as a beautiful night.
Jim & Joan Wedding Reception
Hillborough Vineyards Purcellville, VA - August 2015
We just wanted to say THANK YOU AGAIN for doing such a great job at our wedding!  I don't think the night could have gone any better!  We both had such a great time!
Dan & Sheri - Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Severn Grove Community Pier, Annapolis, MD

May 2015

We hired Shawn for our wedding reception as our DJ and we're so happy we found him!  We planned our wedding at Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood, MD, while living in Alabama and Shawn was so easy to work with in planning the layout of the reception and coordinating music choices through email and calls.  The day of the wedding was a blast with Shawn playing all the songs we loved, while still being open for song requests from our wedding guests!  We couldn't have asked for a more professional and fun DJ to throw the party of the year at our wedding!!  Thank you Shawn!!

Bryant & Kelsie Finney - Wedding Reception

Sotterley Plantation - Riverside Pavillion, Hollywood,MD 

October 2015

Thank you Shawn for a memorable Sweet 16 party!  The music was perfect.  You did a great job of playing the right mix of songs to get the teenagers on the dance floor.  You played requested songs and did an amazing job with anticipating the songs we would like to hear as well. I appreciate your awareness to play clean, yet fun music too!  Everyone had a good time and we couldn't have done it without you! 

Ritchie & Amy

Barn Party, Private Residence

 Hollywood, MD - June 2014

EEveryone was very pleased with the music you played!  Thanks for making this day a HAPPY occasion and an unforgettable one!



Mechanicsville, MD

"DJ Shawn is an amazing local disc jockey!  He kept the dance floor packed the whole evening!  Students, parents and school staff commented on what a great time they had and how good the DJ was.  He took requests, expertly mixed the music and made announcements professionally.  I would highly recommend DJ Shawn of Bayside Sounds to anyone holding a special event in the Southern MD area.  DJ Shawn has been our DJ for many years and always makes our annual Sock Hop so much fun and memorable!  


Jennifer A. Gilman, Principal

Sock Hop - March 2015

Hollywood Elementary School

Hollywood, MD


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