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Meet Carlos Zavala of LB Entertainment in Long Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carlos Zavala.

Carlos, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
For the past 16 years I’ve been working as a full time DJ, VJ, and MC for nightclubs, cruise ships, and top rated wedding venues. LB Entertainment is a Long Beach based event production company specializing in weddings, private parties, and corporate events. My career as a DJ and MC found me when I began working as an MC and promoter for Spring and Summer break travel companies specializing in vacations to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlan. As an MC for thousands of Spring and Summer Break travelers I developed my public speaking skills and felt comfortable connecting with a crowd. After many years of putting on events and dealing with no-show DJs I decided to buy some turntables as a hobby and figured in case of an emergency I could at least be able to manage the music. This led to playing in multi-million dollar nightclubs in Cancun such as La Boom and Daddy Rock and began my DJ career. Since then I’ve been the resident DJ to many high volume nightclubs throughout LA and Long Beach along and with a residency with Princes Cruise Lines. After a period of 8 years of working nightclubs four nights a week, it was time to settle down and take on the opportunities presented from preferred vendor relationships with well-established wedding venues. LB Entertainment was launched in 2000 to manage all of the wedding, private party, and corporate business they grew over the years. We are not an agency that subcontracts weddings to other less experienced DJs but are focused on a high level of service for our clients one event at a time. Thank you and hope to see you on the dance floor.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
A DJ career is not for someone who gives up easy. Nightclubs come and go and so do DJ residencies. You really need to love what you do in order to put your financial future in such a crowded space. With technology making the entry into DJing so accessible the market has become flooded with DJs.

Please tell us about LB Entertainment.
As an event production company we specialize in premiere DJ, MC, VJ (music video mixing), and event lighting design for weddings, private parties, and corporate events. From luxury weddings, to themed galas, to small corporate parties LB Entertainment is dedicated to guaranteeing a fun and custom tailored experience.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
It’s been a great learning experience and have learned to take the good with the bad.


  • DJ and MC Services for Weddings range from $1000 to $4000 depending on the date and the amount of sound, lighting, and staff needed.
  • Private and corporate parties can range from $700 and up.

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