Meet Byron Gunter

From the sands of the Middle East to the shores of the Olentangy, Byron has DJ’d at events all over the world!

Who is Byron?

Byron is the owner and lead DJ of Buckeye Entertainment. Coming from a musical family in Ashtabula Ohio, Byron has had a lifelong love of music.  A self-proclaimed “music geek” Byron has been collecting music since a child with a current collection of over 18,000 albums!


Byron graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Political Science in 2004, and upon graduating took a teaching job overseas in Bahrain, a small Middle Eastern country. Byron’s first official DJ event was in early 2006 in Bahrain. Other teachers, who knew Byron had a huge music collection, asked Byron to DJ a formal event. Having already tossed the idea around of starting a DJ company for years, he realized this would be the chance to see if this would be something he would actually enjoy doing.  So, he rounded up some professional DJ speakers (not an easy feat in a country like Bahrain) and managed to keep a packed dance floor all night–even though it was outside and 100 degree plus weather!  Being able to read the crowd and use his music knowledge was like second nature.  He immediately became the go-to DJ in Bahrain for expatriates, DJing on the rooftops of apartment buildings weekend after weekend!


Though he thoroughly enjoyed teaching, Byron realized his true passion is being a DJ and making sure people have an unforgettable time! So, he proposed to his (now) wife that he met while teaching in Bahrain, packed up, moved back to Ohio, got married and started Buckeye Entertainment Event Group in 2008.


Today, on top of being a full time DJ and managing Buckeye Entertainment, he spends his free time during the week with his wife and two kids (and future DJs), 7 year old Emmerson and 4 year old Jackson!

Byron and Rachel Gunter

Byron and Rachel Gunter, with future DJs Emmerson and Jackson


Byron has personally DJ’d over 800 weddings since starting Buckeye Entertainment.  He brings this extensive experience to every meeting and event and thus is able to make sure your day is as perfect as you’ve imagined!


Want Byron to be a part of your special day? Contact us now!

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