Photo Cred: Mercedes Zapata

CaSera Heining, best known as DJ Ca$h Era, is an internationally recognized performer and the Official DJ for Young Chicago Authors' Louder Than A Bomb — Chicago’s largest youth poetry festival. She is also the face of AT&T's #ItsA312Thing CodeTalk Ad Campaign.  


CaSera completed her College B.A. in Radio Broadcasting, and minor in Video Production, at Columbia College Chicago in May of 2017. She is now a Producer at 720AM WGN Radio and continues to DJ on a regular basis all throughout the Chicagoland area.


DJ Ca$h Era has worked with notable brands including Nike, Adidas, Footlocker, and Jugrnaut; performed as one of the featured DJ's for the BET Network Premier of Lena Waithe's new series: Twenties; and has opened for various artists including Taylor Bennett, Jamila Woods, Ghostface Killah, and more.  


She has also been the resident DJ for Chi-Together's Drive-In Experience at Soldier Field during Summer 2020; participated in the 2019 Chicago Music Industry Summit; performed for the Cubs Creators Launch Party at Wrigley Field; became the winner of the 2018 Toast of The Coast competition, leading to her performing on the main stage of 2018's North Coast Music Festival; along with spinning during the Mamby on The Beach and Pitchfork music festivals, as well; and also served as the Official DJ for the Northwestern Wildcats Men's Football and Basketball teams for 3 seasons.


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