Meet Byron Gunter



Who is Byron?

Byron is the owner and founder of Buckeye Entertainment Event Group. 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. Byron “retired” from actively DJing in 2019 to focus on running the business and training the best DJ staff in the country!

Today, on top of managing Buckeye Entertainment, Byron spends his free time during the week with his wife Rachel and two kids (and future DJs), Emmerson and Jackson!

Byron and Rachel Gunter

Byron and Rachel Gunter, with future DJs Emmerson and Jackson


Byron has personally DJ’d over 950 weddings since starting Buckeye Entertainment. He is well known in the DJ world, as he’s given wedding DJ training and educational seminars at Mobile Beat Las Vegas in front of over 1500 other wedding DJs. Byron also is a published author in various wedding DJ industry publications, including Mobile Beat Magazine. He is one of the most experienced wedding DJs in the country, and has built a company that is one of the largest wedding DJ companies in the world.

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!

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