top of page



  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • DJ Shawna Spotify
best milwaukee dj 2021
best of milwaukee 2020
best of milwaukee 2019
Best of Milwaukee 2018
best of milwaukee 2017
40 under 40
best of milwaukee



DJ Shawna feat. Tanner Howe - I Won't Give Up (Official Music Video)
DJ Shawna

DJ Shawna feat. Tanner Howe - I Won't Give Up (Official Music Video)


No events at the moment

"One of the most awesome and kind human beings I've had the pleasure of meeting."

- Adam P.

"One of the greatest influences in the state of Wisconsin if not the World."

- Erica M.

"Her kick ass energy and down to earth love of all people is inspiring."

- Jacken H.

"If you want a party, hire a DJ. If you want a movement, hire DJ Shawna."

- Jacken H.


Milwaukee Bucks
nba logo
NCAA logo
Milwaukee Brewers logo
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Marquette University
iHeart Radio
red bull logo
American Family Insurance
Koss Headphones
Kay Yow
mke downtown
visit milwaukee


Gameday Delivered: NBA DJ All-Access with Milwaukee Bucks DJ Shawna

Host/Emcee for VISIT Milwaukee

Summerfest 2021 - Opening for Shaq (AKA DJ Diesel)

New Balance X NBA Collaboration



Shawna Nicols, widely known as DJ Shawna, has marked her territory on both national and global stages. Previously a professional athlete, Shawna's journey was always underscored by an enduring relationship with music.


As her athletic career wound down, the allure of music was always there. Shawna swapped her sports gear for a turntable, creating a fresh crossroad of her dual passions: music and sports.

In addition to her role as Official DJ and Producer for the Milwaukee Bucks, her career highlights also include rocking the NBA Bubble as an official DJ, setting the rhythm for three NBA All-Star games, and sharing in the euphoria of a World Championship victory.

Expanding her influence beyond the NBA, Shawna also enlivens the NCAA Women's Final Four and the 2020 Ryder Cup as the official DJ. She’s been fortunate to be the opening act for a diverse array of popular artists such as Lizzo, Ani DeFranco, Shaq (also known as DJ Diesel), and Jonas Blue, to name a few.

In addition to her DJ career, Shawna is also the creative force behind the clothing line 'Dare To Be' - a reflection of her personal mantra that encourages boldness and resilience. This philosophy extends beyond fashion and reverberates in all her endeavors. Whether through the pulsating beats of her DJ sets, the inspiring messages in her children's book and motivational speeches, the open conversations in her podcast, or the uplifting vibes of her original music, Shawna is on a mission to spread love and positivity. She fully understands the transformative power of a positive mindset and is dedicated to making a tangible difference in the world through her multi-faceted career.