Welcome to DonHallChicago.


I am an Events Consultant, Producer & Designer. With over 30 years in the field of creating unique and thrilling events all over the world (and Canada) I'd like to offer you both the expertise and the legwork that makes an ordinary night into an EVENT.

Thanks for swinging by. I hope you stick around and if there's some business you and I can do together, click "Start Now" and we'll schedule some time to meet.



Schedule Appointment

Let's get something in our calendars and then we'll talk about estimates.



Don Hall cares about your event as much as you do. Scratch that. Don Hall cares about your event MORE than you do. Scratch that. Don Hall cares about things you didn’t even know you needed to care about and solves problems before you even know they happened. He’s that kind of thorough. He’s that kind of invested. He’s worth of that kind of trust.

Eric Nuzum
SVP, Original Content Development
audible, an amazon company

Don Hall is a bull. We have done large scale events and cultural programs together for over a decade. If you want a job done, if you want to dream of a project, even the impossible, Don will do it & do it better than you could’ve ever imagined.

Kevin Coval
Artistic Director, Young Chicago Authors

As co-host of "Sound Opinions" and a music journalist and critic with a long-running blog on, I had the pleasure of having Don Hall helm numerous events over the years. With him in that capacity, success was never in question (no thanks necessarily to me!). Don is extremely well-organized, vastly experienced, detail-oriented, an excellent problem-solver and improvisor when the inevitable curve balls are thrown, and relentlessly (if sometimes loudly) gregarious. In short: He's a consummate pro and a complete pleasure to work with.

Jim DeRogatis
Co-host of "Sound Opinions," author, blogger, and assistant professor at Columbia College Chicago

Don is unlike any colleague that I've ever had. Why? 

1) He works hard to truly understand the problem or business challenge;
2) He refuses to settle with business-as-usual responses;
3) He both embraces and manages risk;
4) He is fiercely honest;
5) He always aims to be spectacular; and,
6) He loves the creative process. 

This list may not seem that unique. The difference, however, is that with Don it is all true.  I will always find a way to connect him to anything that matters to me.

Daniel Ash
Chief Marketing Officer at Chicago Community Trust

For a decade, we at Wait Wait worried every week as to what in the world we would say about the week’s news. But every week, we knew that whatever we said, there’d be a theater packed with a happy, paying audience to hear it. That was all Don Hall, and without him, we would have been making our jokes into empty rooms. And that would have been sad.

Peter Sagal
Host of NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"

Over the last 6 years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Don Hall on a variety of full scale production events. From set up to execution to tear down, Don owns it and delivers with ease. His approach consistently comes with a sense of level-headedness, respect, wit, creativity, accountability, humor, and sometimes, even donuts. To put it as simply as possible - Don makes my job easier. From our security team to our production crew, there’s a lot of love for Don Hall in this building - and he earned every bit of it. Plus, donuts. 

Stacey Marquardt
Director of Marketing/Special Events at Metro / Smartbar

Don Hall is not just efficient and enthusiastic. He’ll put his heart into your event.

Jerome McDonnell, Host of WBEZ's Worldview

Tolstoy once said “Happy families are all alike; Don Hall is utterly unique.” Tolstoy was right. But what Tolstoy failed to mention is that Don Hall is an amazing event producer. Whatever you need--a marching band, burlesque dancers, 500 cupcakes--Don can do it. I’ve seen it first hand all on the same night. Don takes care of the things you don’t have time to deal with. You’re too busy putting together a good show. Let Don deal with that other stuff.

Michael Danforth
Executive Producer of NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"

Don came to the conversation full of ideas and advice on how to move forward. We've done events in the past with varying levels of success. Don was able to diagnose some of the issues we were having, gave anecdotes about some very inventive things he's tried in the past and had suggestions for other solutions that could remedy some of the problems we've had. His advice and expertise brought renewed focus to our efforts.

Joy Powers
Producer, Lake Effect - WUWM, Milwaukee Public Radio

Don Hall is single handedly the BEST events coordinator/planner I have ever worked with in any field and in my career I have worked with hundreds in the corporate sector and many in the area of non-profits.

Ray Teresi, Independent Contractor/Producer