I was honored to play a 60th birthday party this past Saturday night for a local venue owner, Anfesa Matthews. If you have never been to or seen Grand Marquise Ballroom in Garner, NC, get over there and check it out, or at least check out the photos on their site. It’s gorgeous!

The evening started out with the guests coming and being wowed by the overall production. Capital Production Group outdid themselves with a massive video wall, confetti cannons, spark canisters, and lighting. Check out my personal IG (@joebunn) for more pics. Amazing! The florals from Fresh Affairs were on point as always too! After cocktails, Anfesa’s husband welcomed everyone, a blessing was said and the family-style dinner from Unforgettable Food Affairs began. Great food!

Next up, came the “Legends” show by Elevate. Michael Jackson, Beyonce and Bruno Mars were all there! Well, at least impersonators were…and they were awesome! After the performance, I took over DJing all types of songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and even current stuff. I took a break when Anfesa cut the massive and gorgeous cake from Ashley Cakes. Everyone sang “Happy Birthday” and also a bananas foster station opened up! I also took a break when the “Chippendales” dancers came on! Don’t worry, they kept it PG13 (sort of), but you should have seen the look on people’s faces, priceless! The night ended with even more dancing. What a party! I hope my 60th blowout is that epic. Shout out to Shawn Schindler Events for keeping everyone on track and the party moving!

Photo courtesy of VMA Photography Studios


Joe Bunn is the owner of Bunn DJ Company and leads the Eastern North Carolina team of 15 incredible DJs.  Joe is available for your wedding or party, coaches DJs throughout the country, hosts a weekly podcast, and is available for speaking engagements.

DJing is more than just showing up and pressing play. It’s also more than just knowing how to choose songs and mix them together. Begin a wedding DJ is about creating experiences and atmospheres. That’s what our DJing philosophy boils down to. We don’t want to just provide the perfect music. We want to create the perfect day. That’s why we excel in what we do. And this wedding was a perfect example of that. Working with this awesome couple to create the day they envisioned is something we’ll never forget. And it’s a service we provide all our Raleigh Weddings again and again.