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26th January, 2017

In an industry as competitive and cutthroat as entertainment, authenticity is hard to come by. Longevity is even harder.

When I first started Modern Events Solutions in 2009, my vision was simple: to bring my experience DJing for some of the hottest nightclubs around the world and diverse musical knowledge to creating and enhancing the ambience at corporate and private events. Over the years MES has delivered on this vision to a variety of clients, from large brands like Red Bull and Adidas to families and newlyweds. Throughout this journey our “secret sauce” for success has had two essential ingredients: professionalism and experience.

In addition to an updated Press Kit, we’ll be releasing a fresh promotional video to showcase our unique strengths that can’t be bought or faked, and that set MES apart. Going onto our eighth year the future is looking promising as we strengthen our existing relationships and make new friends.



Check out this write-up on the dance party at Scott and Daniel’s wedding, featured on Oregon Bride:

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Scott & Daniel

20th July, 2016

On September 6th, 2015, shortly after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, Scott & Daniel tied the knot.  I was thrilled to be the DJ for this, one of the most memorable weddings of my career.  Scott and Daniel are an extremely fun couple and their friends and family, a group filled with people who entertain for a living, were just as fun.

A year after the Supreme Court’s decision, the New York Times checked in on couples around the country who were married shortly after the ruling and Scott & Daniel were included.

Scott Daniel NYT


See the full gallery via Honeysuckle Photo and read more about the wedding via H&H Weddings.  Thank you to the wonderful team of vendors for making the wedding so amazing.

Catering: ChefStable / @ChefStableGroup
DJ: DJ Zimmie / @ModernEventSolutions
Floral: DIY Social / @DIYSocialPDX
Lighting & Production: Greenlight Creative / @GreenlightPDX
Planning: Bridal Bliss / @BridalBlissNW
Rentals: The Party Place / @PartyPlacePDX
Venue: PNCA / @PNCA

Zimmie Scott Daniel Wedding



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Corporate Clients

1st May, 2016

Recently I was asked by a luxury lifestyle brand to submit a proposal to DJ a series of upcoming events.  Part of my proposal materials included some graphics and photos about corporate clients I have done business with.  If you ask me, the resume isn’t looking too shabby.

MES Zimmie Corporate Logos Clients

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Mariana & Brian Testimonial

27th March, 2016

You want to have the best dance party you’ve ever had at your wedding?! Great! Hire DJ Zimmie! We first saw him at our friend’s wedding and immediately decided to hire him for ours. He expertly managed all the sound needs for our wedding and helped us think through the flow of how the party would go and kept that flow running perfectly. Somehow, I danced for three hours after my wedding and couldn’t believe how quickly it passed, because DJ Zimmie’s perfect DJing kept everyone dancing and moving. People raved about the party for months and we were over the moon happy about how it all went!


Mariana & Brian // 2.13.2016

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Nate & Joy’s Wedding

16th December, 2015

This video was shot by DJ Zimmie on a GoPro at Nate & Joy’s wedding over a 13 hour period on 12.12.2015.

DJ:  DJ Zimmie
Planning:  Vanity Affair Events
Venue:  The Colony
Floral:  Beam Florals
Photo:  Phil Chester

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By the time we got around to selecting the music, I could not manage to make another wedding decision.  I wrote Zimmie with some basic preferences, a timeline of the event, and the instructions to “Do what you do.”.  Needless to say DJ Zimmie had the smooth tunes flowing through cocktail hour and all generations breaking it down on the dance floor after dinner.  His sense of humor and attention to detail made him a great emcee, as he helped us get through the evening without a hitch.  As if this isn’t enough of a ringing endorsement my Mom is now a fan of DJ Zimmie on Facebook.

-Kathleen Mackin // 6.16.2012

When handling an event of magnitude such as a wedding or an event of personal significance, it is important to trust and know the people you work with and rely on.  We at Yes We Cater Inc. can say that whenever we see that Zimmie is on the itinerary for any given event we can rest assured that the details for the announcements & formalities will be timely and accurate, and more importantly, the overall feeling of the event is a high energy, celebratory and joyous feeling.  Focusing more on the overall happiness of the guests and the guests of honor than on the ego of the entertainer himself (i.e. self-promotion, over announcing, etc.), we highly recommend Zimmie to all of our clients when asked for a recommendation.  He is one of the best we know for Pittsburgh & beyond.

-John Vallese – Yes We Cater // 5.24.2012

We owe you a huge THANK YOU for making our wedding an awesome dance party! So many of our friends commented that you were fabulous and that our wedding was the most fun wedding they have ever been to! You really understood our style and were so amazingly helpful along the way. Best DJ of all time! Thanks again.

-Lindsey Farrell & Ashwin Bhatawdekar // 10.23.2011

DJ Zimmie was not only amazing at what he does, but he really understood our taste in music and what we wanted from the beginning to the end of the evening. He was very professional and so easy to work with. We couldn’t have been happier with DJ Zimmie and his stylings! We had the time of our lives and even had countless guests telling us that they had never had so much fun at a wedding!

-Gwendolyn and Curtis Hines // 10.8.2011

My wife and I didn’t want your typical corny, joke telling wedding DJ. Fortunately for us, we found DJ Zimmie. We were running late after the ceremony, but Zimmie smoothly extended cocktail hour into cocktail hour and a half for us while we got situated. But after dinner, he got everyone up and on the dance floor including family members I’ve never seen dance before. While at the bar, receiving rave reviews on the DJ choice from both the bartenders and guests, I turned and was able to count all 5 people still sitting down. The hardest part of dealing with Zimmie was spelling his last name on the check. Thanks DJ Zimmie for being so easy to deal with and making an awesome night for my wife and I.

-Tara & Paul Murphy // 5.14.2011

Some of our guests talked about the venue or the food after the wedding, but absolutely everyone went on and on about the music.  DJ Zimmie outshone several rooms of botanical gardens and the filet topped with lump crab… not to mention my wedding dress!  His mix set the right mood at every turn and the transitions were great. And specific songs that we just had to have blended perfectly.  Thank you for a wonderful party with our friends and family!

Laura and Jason Rock // 4.30.2011

After my fiancé and I snuck out of the country to get married, we threw a big bash back home to celebrate. We wanted our party to be an event that all of our friends and family could truly enjoy, and one that we would all remember. What we didn’t want was a cheesy, boring wedding reception with a cheesy, boring DJ.

During our search for a DJ that would suit our style, DJ Zimmie came highly recommended to us. I’d known of him and watched him work his magic before, so right away I knew he’d be the perfect one to set the vibe for our party. Zimmie was a complete professional and fun to work with during the entire process. He took all of our requests into account and met them with ease. But most importantly, he did exactly what we hoped for—he gave us, and our friends and family (even the break-dancing ones) a party to truly enjoy. Thanks to DJ Zimmie and his music for such a memorable night!

-Adrienne Tolentino Essey // 6.4.2011

As an event concierge, I use only the best ingredients to make a party great.  When my clients need a DJ, Zimmie is always my first recommendation.  One call to Modern Event Solutions gets me the music, lighting and sound I need for any gig, no matter the size, the age group or the demographic.  It’s an easy way to make me look good by making any party I’m involved with a success.

-Barbara Cohen, Event Concierge // 2.5.2013