Johnny B’s Party & Entertainment Co.
…started back in Arizona in 1979. Making us one of Arizona’s LONGEST and MOST REQUESTED ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES in the State.
Times have certainly changed, from the days of hauling out record players all the way to today’s digital music, Johnny B’s has stayed up with the trends.
Johnny B’s was established in 1979, as a part-time business. One owner/operator that had some spare record players (we like to call them “turntables” now). His first party was for a friend’s 18th birthday. Of course, it was a volunteer effort. But he had a idea! Why not use these record players (turntables) to play music at parties and charge money for it? He had been an avid music lover and had collected enough music over the years that everyone had listened to anyway, so he started to spread the word to his family and friends. By 1983, Johnny B’s had become a full-time operation. At the time, Johnny B’s was the only full-time entertainment company in the state of Arizona. By 1985, there were 8, and now there are more than 50 full-time and part-time entertainment companies throughout the state of Arizona, but Johnny B’s still remains at the top of the list. 1987, was a banner year for Johnny B’s. At one time they had 32 employees, sending out an average of 20 entertainers per weekend. More entertainment companies started to pop-up, but the funny thing was that all of these companies that were started were being run by people that had either worked for Johnny B’s or were trained by Johnny B’s. So, in essence, he was training his competition. Now this is where I come in, my name is Mark Tarabori. I started working for Johnny B’s in 1993, as a 23 year old, who had a good personality and enjoyed music, but needed to make some money on the weekends. I was trained and worked for Johnny B’s until 1999, which is when, I quit my job at Southwest Airlines making about $11.00 an hour. Me and my partner purchased the company. The original’s owner health was not so good, and the grind was getting to him. We spent the next year learning the ins and outs of the entertainment business. Now, in year 14 of ownership, we know quite a bit about the business.
Johnny B’s now has offices in 7 cities throughout the United States. Making it one of the Fastest Growing Entertainment Companies in the United States.We specialize in Weddings, Corporate Events, School Functions, Private Parties, and Charity Events.
Our Entertainers are trained, have great personalities and will make sure your event is as memorable as you believe it should be. So go ahead and browse our site, send us an inquiry or give us a call. Let Johnny B’s walk you through everything that you will need to know about hiring an Entertainer.