Specializing in Latin Events and Quinceaeras! These djs are experts in Salsa, Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Meringue, Bachata, Cumbia. They are both fluent in Spanish and English and very experienced in these type of music and events. They are also perfect for weddings and other events that require a bilingual deejay.
Video Sample from Quinceañera featuring Dj Johnny Torres
Meet Our Bilingual Disc Jockeys
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When my husband and I married, we knew we would need to find a way to combine both our cultural backgrounds. He's an American from New Hampshire, I'm bicultural with one half of my family being American, and the other half being Latinos from Ecuador. Music was going to be a very important factor, and we wanted to make sure everyone felt represented and heard something familiar to get up and dance! I searched on google for a bilingual DJ in the Washington DC area, and DJ Johnny was the first to come up through Event Entertainment. His reviews were phenomenal, so I asked my mom to reach out. She said that speaking with the general manager and owner, Dave Holmes, was seamless and he answered all her questions, plus we got a discount for booking as part of the FABnet! After booking Johnny, a couple months before the wedding he send an email requesting a list songs we were interested in hearing. We were so late returning it with all the wedding planning (literally the day before the wedding!), but Johnny was incredibly understanding and professional, and he still took the time to review our choices and accommodate. On the day of the wedding, he arrived on time and looked very sharp. He respected my husband and my wish to forgo being an MC for the traditional bouquet toss and all that, and didn't announce our first dance or anything to allow us some privacy. He did inform guests where to pick up their favors, and we greatly appreciated that. Otherwise, he focused on the music! But most importantly he did a wonderful job of mixing up the music and reading the crowd to know when to change things up to draw people back on to the dance floor. We had people dancing the whole night through our reception, it was such a hit! Overall, we're extremely pleased with DJ Johnny's skills and service! I would highly recommend Johnny for any event that involves music and dancing because he knows how to keep a party going!
Germania Swan - Bride - Thorpewood - Thurmond MD - June 21st, 2015
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Dj Johnny was a fabulous dj. Dave Holmes ( the owner) contacts you directly and responds quickly. He will work with you regarding DJ, photography and videography. You have your online forms to place your requests!
Diana Gomez - Mother of the Bride - Heritage Community Church - Severn Maryland - May 16th, 2015
Everything was great. Johnny was very professional and a pleasure to work with!
Magda Benevides - Bride - Ceresville Mansion - Frederick Maryland - November 1st 2014
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Dave Holmes and DJ Johnny were 100% responsive at all times prior to the wedding. At the wedding, DJ Johnny was just perfect! He could not have done a better job. He understood the very diverse crowd (half Venezuelan, half American) perfectly and played each song requested. He was amazing. We were dancing the whole reception!
Leah Posadas - Bride - Anderson House - Washington DC - October 10th, 2014
Jacqui King - Bride - Herrington on the Bay - Rose Haven Maryland - August 23rd 2014
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DJ Jhonny was absolutely amazing my husbands family most of them speak mainly Spanish and he spoke evenly the amounts of English and Spanish so both would understand what was happening. I had time changes and they accommodated everything I had asked for with absolutely no problems. He played great music I gave a specific time period of music and he gave me everything I was asking for. I recommend them in a heart beat absolutely wonderful people to work with
Andrea Borkman - Bride - Overhills Mansion - Catonsville Maryland - August 22nd 2014
Hello, Dario was excellent, both as Mc and dj, and was more than willing to accommodate our last minute changes leading up to the event. I will be recommending him in the future.
Maurice O'Connor - Groom - Waterford at Springfield - Springfield VA - June 14th 2014
Good evening. I apologize for my delay in getting back to you; Wilmar and I just returned from our 3-week honeymoon this weekend so I have been a bit out of touch internet-wise.
Marissa Oakley - Bride - Ceresville Mansion - Frederick Maryland - April 25th 2014
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Days leading up to and just minutes to the final detail. Anything I wanted changed last minute, DJ Johnny was very accommodating!
Valerie Swain - Bride - Antrim 1844 - Taneytown MD - August 23rd, 2013
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DJ Johnny was beyond expectations! He was excellent and was able to "read" the crowd for the perfect music all evening long, and kept the "chatter" to a minimum. We would not hesitate to use him again, or recommend his services to anyone else.
Tara Echevarria - 40th Birthday Party - Private Residence - Arlington VA - August 9th, 2013
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Dj Johnny was great! When he arrived at the venue, he was told to set up inside which he did.The reception was outdoors so I asked him if he could set up outside just minutes before the start of the reception. He had no problem doing so and in a timely manner. This was a black-hispanic wedding and Johnny has everyone on the dance floor.
Karla Brizuela - Bride - Sunset Crest Manor - Chantilly VA - July 5th, 2013
Posted on Wedding Wire - 4.6 Rating
DJ Johnny did a great job for our wedding on 6/15/13. We wanted a fun
party, with both Spanish and English music and a DJ who
would not take center stage. He did a wonderful job managing
all of that. He was professional, and really did feel out
the crowd and moved seamlessly through both types of music,
depending on the dancing. The rates are competitive for the
The only thing that I would say could be improved is the response rate for questions building up to the wedding. We had a number of songs that we wanted that were not on their online registry of songs. We emailed a ton of questions and they took a bit to respond. However, in the end they did listen to our requests and included them at the party, so I can't complain about outcome. It was probably just my anxiety as a bride trying to make sure everything is planned well in advance. Anyhow, I'd definitely recommend them, especially if you have need of a bilingual bicultural DJ.
Diana Naranjo - Bride - Mimslyn Inn - Luray VA - June 15th, 2013
John Torres was the DJ at my wedding in 2011. Everyone
loved him so much that we hired him for my mom's 50th
birthday party in 2013. He did not disappoint! He played
a great mix of music along with requested songs. Thanks
to John, it was another great party!
Catherine Ramsey - 50th Birthday - Michael's 8th Ave - Glen Burnie MD - May 4th, 2013
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We chose Dario from Event Entertainment as our
DJ and MC. We had some complicated names in the wedding party and he
took the time to learn and pronounce them. He did a great job with
the ceremony music and reception playlist. His communication prior
to the wedding was good and reassuring.
Niya Bass - Bride - Vis Arts - Rockville Maryland - October 7th 2012
Customer service was great. I was completely last minute, as in,
ordering stuff the DAY OF THE EVENT... and Dave made it happen.
I was freaking out about the music, lights, etc., but he
reassured me the entire week before the wedding. In the end, I
was impressed with his ability to fulfill my VERY last-minute
requests as well as happy with the music he played. It was a
mixture of American music and Cumba and other types, but he did
a good job.
Nancy Velasquez - Bride - Knights of Columbus - Arlington VA - August 4th, 2012
Amanda Jo Hardester - Bride - City Tavern Grille - Manassas VA -
March 10th 2012
Dario was the perfect DJ for us! We had a
mix of American, Latin and European guests, young &
old--everybody danced the entire night! Dario's well planned &
well timed music made it unnecessary to even make a request. We
would recommend him 100%
Kelly Truxel - Bride - Private Residence - Purcellville VA - October 1st 2011
Hi Mr Holmes,
Just wanted to let you know, that everything went well. David was very professional about it. He played all the music we requested, and went beyond his time a little bit. So I think everyone had a good time, and had lots of people dancing, that was very important to us.
Thank you for your service,
Celina Alvarez - Mother of Quincenera - Hilton Springfield - Springfield VA - August 27th, 2011
Dear Mr. Holmes,
We would just like to say thank you for chosen DJ Dario to play at our wedding. We were so pleased with the DJ's services at our wedding and received many compliments on the music selection. Mr. Dario was a professional, well organized and our guests had lots of fun.
Joe Trevino - Groom - Great Room at Savage Mill - Savage Mill Maryland - August 12th, 2011
Event Entertainment provided our DJ, Johnny Torres. Johnny was amazing! We really wanted a bilingual DJ because my family is Puerto Rican. He did a fantastic job MCing in Spanish and English, and he played a perfect mix of Latin and American music. Not only did he play our top requested songs, but he truly "read" the dance floor and played music that kept our guests on the dance floor ALL night long. He was exceptionally flexible and accommodated all of our requests. He made it a point to make himself available to me whenever I called and I felt more than confident that he would do a great job on our wedding day.
Catherine Melendez - Bride - Turf Valley Country Club - Ellicott City Maryland - July 2nd, 2011
Thank you SO much Dave for sending John Torres
for helping make our wedding such a memorable event! The
industry needs more people like John who can truly add that
personal touch that is missing with so many vendors these days..
Can we clone you??? Thanks again John from the bottom of our
Jody and Fouad Ouakil - Bride and Groom - Barton House Event Center - Winchester Virginia - May 21st, 2011
My husband and I wanted to
send a follow up note about the music experience your
company provided for our daughter's November 27th 2010
wedding. We would like to extend our thanks and compliments
to our Dj David Arbelo. Every step of the process was done
with professionalism and ease. The calm and sincere
personality of Mr Arbelo was just what our electrifying
wedding needed. The blend worked perfectly! Thank you to
your company and especially Mr Arbelo for making the
beautiful music a perfect fit for our daughter's most
Steve and Cay Yount - Parents of the Bride - Fort Belvoir Officers Club - Fort Belvoir VA - November 27th, 2010
Dj David did a great job!
Everything was amazing! Thanks!!
Isabel Lievano - Bride - Ritz Carlton - Tyson's Corner VA - October 16th, 2010
like to give big props to Dj Johnny. He did an excellent job. He
was very easy to talk to and he understood our detailed
requests. He was very prepared when we had to make last minutes
changes to our music selections. He did an awesome job
transitioning from english to spanish music which had everyone
from all ages on the dance floor all night long. He also saved
us because he provided some background music when we were doing
the cutting of the cake, which we forgot to select a song for.
Dj Johnny was great when following our agenda and timeline. He
and our day coordinator were on the same page throughout the
night. He did an excellent job when introducing the wedding
party. Overall great emcee. We would like to thank him for
making our special day even more special by being a great Dj and
emcee. We will definitely recommend him to our friends who are
looking to get married in the near future or any other special
event. You can provide my email address (email@example.com)
to others who are looking for recommendations.
Giovanni Sanchez - Groom - Groom - Lansdowne Resort - Leesburg Virginia - September 24th, 2010
used Johnny Torres who was absolutely wonderful. We got a ton of
compliments on him from our guests. We had a multi-cultural
wedding (I'm American and my husband's Peruvian) and he handled
the diversity in music really well. He had both sides dancing!
He tried very hard to fulfill all our requests and their system
for planning out the reception online is very easy to use and
super convenient. Whenever I had a question they were always
very quick to respond and never gave me any problems. I even
changed the times for him to be there 2 weeks before the wedding
and they did it with no complaints!
Shelby Osborne Diaz - Bride - Hyatt Fair Lakes - Fairfax VA - August 14th, 2010
Will did a great job with our
wedding. He was an excellent choice.
Raquel Zavala - Bride - BWI Hilton Hotel - Baltimore MD - July 17th, 2010
We are extremely happy with
David's services. He was cooperative and supportive of our
special requests including the audio accommodation for the
live entertainment. Our guests complemented the music
throughout the evening and expressed how much fun they had.
We are truly grateful to David for making our wedding
reception so memorable!
Hector Rivera - Groom - Knights of Columbus - Arlington VA - July 10th, 2010
Email Hector Phone: 703-475-4117
Johnny was AMAZING. He kept
everyone on the dance floor all night long. The mix between
Latin and American music was just PERFECT. I cannot say
enough good things about him! He was so flexible and very
professional. Our wedding was fantastic, but Johnny made it
Christine Maldonado - Bride - American Legion Post 177 - Fairfax VA - May 22nd 2010
John Torres is a great MC and
DJ! Great music, great timing, great coordination, very
professional, and knows how to leave the client reassured
that the event will go down as planned!
John Martinez - Groom - Grand Atrium at Tyson's Corner - Vienna VA - November 14th, 2009
Dj Johnny did an excellent job at our reception. He was Great!!
Kimberly Reyes - Bride - Snyder's Willow Grove - Linthicum MD - October 10th 2009
DJ John Torrez was great! I loved how he incorporated my (bride's) requests and the general feeling of the songs I was going for. We had some Spanish speakers and mostly English speakers but he kept the party going with a mixed playlist. Our guests commented on how fun it was and how the music was great (and how we didn't have any cliché wedding music!). Overall I would highly recommend him. On another note: the Event entertainment website was great. The song list request forms were thorough and easy to use, I was very happy to have the ability to choose a lot of music beyond the standard "wedding music" paper form that I've seen other companies use.
Mariella Raffo - Bride - Towson Residence - Towson MD - September 26th, 2009
Johnny, We want to thank you for your professional performance
on the date of our wedding, we're very pleased with the music
and your representation to Event entertainment. We highly
recommend you, thank you again. Best wishes, Jessica and Gustavo
Jessica and Gustavo Fernandez - Bride & Groom - International Country Club - Fairfax VA - September 19th, 2009
Email Jessica and Gustavo Phone: 703-300-8385
I could not have dreamed of my day going any better than it did.
John was wonderful. he even played a few of my six years olds
request. Everyone called it the party of the year. Thanks so
Crystal Matos Proffitt - Bride - Best Western Westminster - Westminster Maryland - June 13th, 2009
Email Crystal phone: 443-244-7277
We used Event Entertainment for both ceremony music and DJ.
Their website was very helpful to pick songs and very easy to
work with. During the meeting, John really made us feel
comfortable and he played great music on our wedding day.
Sarah Hong - Bride - Newton White Mansion - Mitchellville Maryland - May 16th, 2009
John did a fantastic job!! I would highly recommend him.. thanks so much!!
Kira Caban - Bride - Overhills Mansion - Catonsville MD - March 14th, 2009
John was a great DJ. He had every song we wanted and even helped us think of songs when we couldn't. He played continuously and it was perfect. We had a fabulous time dancing the night away! thank you so much for making our holiday party so great!!!
Megan Bockhaus - Metropolitan Equipment - Ramada Inn - Laurel
Maryland - December 13th, 2008
Email Megan phone: 240-283-0949
Many thanks for the great service. The DJ you recommended was
terrific. We need a bilingual dj and John does a great job
Dawn Braxton - Coosemans DC Holiday Party - Clarion Inn - College Park Maryland - December 6th, 2008
We had DJ John Torres of Event Entertainment for our wedding. He definitely kept people on the dance floor until way after midnight. The sound system was excellent. I would have preferred BOSE, which wasn't available at that night and I was very happy with the provided sound system. Event Entertainment has a website where you can make your own play list (if you prefer that), including the timing. The DJ showed up in adequate attire. We had a meeting beforehand which left me with a very good impression. John really listened to us. We had to start the ceremony half an hour late. John was booked only for the reception and since he started while everybody was still eating, because of the earlier delay, he was flexible and played adequate dinner music. And all of this without interrupting the course. He just did what had to be done. I would recommend him ANYTIME.
Claudia Brooke - Bride - Baltimore Tremont Grand - Baltimore
Maryland - November 1st, 2008
John Torres was wonderful at our wedding on Saturday! He was very gracious, helpful and patient with our last minute changes due to a delay in the ceremony. He worked with us and the other vendors to make everything flow smoothly, despite the changes. The music selection was also great, because we had Spanish speakers, English speakers, and a variety of ages, and John varied the music so that everyone was happy. We really appreciate everything he did : )
Nicole and Luis Zeichner - Bride and Groom - Swan Harbor Farms - Havre De Grace Maryland - June 21st, 2008
husband and I wanted to thank you and John Torres for the
wonderful job done at our wedding. The music for the ceremony,
cocktail hour and the reception was perfect. John kept the crow
dancing which it was a very good thing. Even the photographers
told us that they were impressed on how much fun everybody was
Rosa-Moreno-Perry - Bride - Ceresville Mansion - Frederick Maryland - May 17th, 2008
Johnny was wonderful. I would not hesitate to contact you guys again. Thank you for making it easy.
Petrona Vasquez - Mother for Quinceanera - Holiday Inn Francis
Scott Key - Frederick Maryland - March 15th, 2008
Email Petrona Phone: 240-388-2783
JOHN TORRES WAS EXCELLENT!!! He kept everyone dancing the whole night. All my guests loved him. He also did a great job incorporating both English and Spanish music into our reception, as we asked. He was an excellent bilingual DJ. We strongly recommend having him as your DJ for any event. John Torres- YOU are the BEST!!
Araceli and Damien Kawakami - Bride & Groom - Crowne Plaza Hotel
- Silver Spring Maryland - January 19th, 2008
Email Araceli and Damien
I have been meaning to write you and John since Monica's and Carlos's wedding. My husband and I and our guests enjoyed John's performance as DJ very, very much. John could probably tell by watching all the happy people on the dance floor! It was a great mix of Latin music, classic rock, and some traditional ethnic songs like Hava Negilah and La Bamba. The music really pulled the families and guests together. Also, we liked John's style in announcing the bridal party and the special dances. He was warm yet discrete and never pushed his own personality over those of the bride, groom, and families.
Thanks, also, John, for being prompt and setting up with ease. And thanks to both of you for your professionalism and attention all through the process of signing the contract and choosing songs. We never had a nervous moment in dealing with Event Entertainment or with John Torres, DJ. Best wishes to both of you,
Judith and Martin Schneider - Parents of the Bride - Newton
White Mansion - Mitchellville Maryland - August 10th, 2007
Email Judith and Martin
John did an excellent job incorporating both Spanish and English into his announcements as requested.
Terri Granison Parrilla - Bride - Navy Yard - Washington DC -
July 14th, 2007
Email Terri Phone: 301-213-9628
John did an excellent and classy job of entertaining a large group with varied tastes & cultural backgrounds at our wedding. He balanced the Indian, Latin, and American music seamlessly and kept the dance floor packed. A great time was had by all.
Faye McNeill - Bride - Gibson Island Country Club - Gibson Island Maryland - June 16th, 2007
Johnny did a wonderful job at our wedding. When he learned that the bride's family is from Spain, he took it upon himself to mix in some salsa music for them to dance to. When the bride and groom were going from table to table greeting the guests, one of the elderly guests actually commented on how good a job Johnny was doing. She said the volume was perfect because she could carry on conversations at the tables with no problem, but the dance floor was never empty. Thanks again, Johnny! And thanks to Dave for all of the reminders and for putting us in touch with Johnny.
Stephen Partenope - Groom - The Gathering Place - Columbia Maryland - September 30th, 2006
John did an excellent job. He made a good mix of the spanish and english songs which is what we were looking for.
Jaclyn Breinlinger - Bride - Lowes Hotel - Annapolis Maryland -
May 27th, 2006
Email Jaclyn Phone: 440-308-9577
Dj Johnny did a good job at my daughter's quinceañera
Clif Everett - Owen Brown Community Center - Columbia Maryland -
March 11th, 2006
Email Clif Phone: 443-755-0014
Everyone loved it. Johnny played for over 5 hours and did not
repeat a song once. perfect salsa, reggaeton etc.
Adriana Kohler - Event Coordinator - Mary's Center in Washington DC - July 30th, 2005