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The Experience Hosts Justin, Gary, and Kevin discuss what happens when your MC can really key into what your guests want at your wedding. Is dancing a priority? What will make the most memories that will last a lifetime? What kind of fun elements can your MC/DJ do to add new life to your party?

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We are pleased to announce a fantastic new podcast called, “The Experience!” Hosted by our very own SKM MCs Justin Chapin and Gary Jenkins!

With SKM marking their 30 year anniversary this year, we set out to find a deeper appreciation for what we do week to week. While we have always been about creating memories at unforgettable events, we know the success of an event is bigger than just us as the entertainment. For weddings, there’s significance to everything from the florals and decor, the food, the colors, and even the people invited, it all speaks to the overall style that is the bride and groom.  Your entertainment is just a piece of this, but as our MCs and DJs have found in their years of experience and training, they can tie all those elements together for an end result that is nothing short of spectacular.

That’s what the experience is all about. Hosts Justin and Gary will meet with vendors from all aspects of the wedding and event industry, seeking to find that deeper truth behind the overall success for their clients. They will have in depth conversations about the best practices, tips, tricks, and they’ll share stories to entertain and educate the listeners. Professionals and their clients can both benefit from that.

For more information, and to listen and subscribe, head to

The Experience! Weddings, Events, and the People that Love Them. Sponsored by SKM Entertainment Event Production.

Justin starts the Fall 2013 Wedding Season here in Arizona at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center! Say hello to Chad and Jennie and take a look at their beautiful wedding reception packed with our lighting and tons of fun!

What does “Your Vision Brought to Life” mean?

Your biggest fans are all about to join together to celebrate your most precious moments.  You can trust that any MC with SKM Entertainment will make those moments spectacular and memorable for all your guests for years to come.

Our motto is “Your Day, Your Way”, and we’ve been working that way since 1987. We have the talent, training, and tools to deliver your perfect event without the worry. Our prior clients say that SKM Entertainment greatly exceeded their expectations, greatly exceeded value, and that their event was perfect, or even more amazing than they could have ever imagined. It’s why we’ve won more awards in the past 26 years than any other Entertainment Company in the Valley. Your vision is important, whether you’ve dreamt of it for a long time, or need some inspiration from us – SKM Entertainment Event Productions will bring it to life.

the right talent:

Ask any of our MC’s and they will tell you about our rigorous selection process. From the audition where they have to generate energy and make announcements in front of people they don’t know, to the training program that rivals most college courses, they have to demonstrate their ability to generate fun and energy. SKM cares about the people going out to events every week. Everyone we hire has a passion for event success.  Whether they came from a music or performance background, or from a technical or service background, our MC’s are one thing above all: Talented. They are consistently told by their friends that they are “the life of the party” or they “always know how to have a good time.” They are organized, responsive, and down-right obsessed with even the slightest event details. They are not however, the center of attention. You and your guests are the rock stars, our MC’s are just there to hype things up.

That means that your guests get the experience you want them to have, without the MC being the center of attention.

the right training:

To ensure you experience the “SKM Difference”, all of our new employees must go through the same curriculum, whether they have 20+ years of mixing music or no experience at all, because SKM Event Standards are higher than any other company. Before our DJs work their first event, they are heavily trained in event management, music knowledge, equipment troubleshooting, and sound mechanics. Our “SKM U” is a total of 18 weeks long, an initial 12 weeks of DJ intro training and an additional 6 weeks of advanced MC training for those selected for the higher position. That means you will always get a professional, trained in the highest of standards – not just some person we know that can help us out for a night.

Most of our event packages include a Multi-Person Team. Not just a DJ, more than just an MC. We bring both, and sometimes more. Our MC’s have a bigger job at events: They help make your party flow the way it should. By coordinating with your vendors, engaging with your guests, and managing your event behind the scenes; the MC is responsible for much, much more than just playing music. That’s why we also bring a DJ- someone who can manage the music, volume levels, and keep the dance floor hopping while the MC orchestrates the details for you.  Because of our training, this means you will have the advantage of two or more professionally trained event specialists for your event. That’s even more value, even more polish and potential for perfection.

the right tools:

We meticulously research the best equipment and offer only premium enhancements to our clients. We hear the horror stories about some “other DJ’s”:  cheesy and cheap = bad. From our crystal-clear sound, to our technician-controlled $10,000  intelligent lighting, you get the benefit of exceptional quality at a value that our competitors don’t offer.

That’s not all.  We have a full-time staff that monitors, tests and maintains all of our equipment; as well as having operational backups for everything out at our events. That means you can trust that your event will run flawlessly, just the way you wanted it. Every Moment, Every Time: Your Vision, Brought To Life. 

We welcome SKM MC Gary Jenkins for this Your Vision to Life Vlog, In this video, Gary brings us and the celebration to the Arizona Biltmore for another spectacular wedding! For this event we partnered with a live band to bring a fun and classy wedding reception, accented with our Intelligent Up Lighting!

Nathan is back with another great party, this time at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort! Veronica and Eric have a memorable night from beginning to end, their family celebrating with them to fantastic lighting and decor provided by SKM Entertainment. So many great moments, from Eric getting “iced” during the garter removal, to Veronica’s dad giving what has to be the best toast we’ve seen in a long time! Enjoy this episode of our VLog, Your Vision Brought to Life!

Ashley and Damon couldn’t have said it better when they told the VLog cameras that “we can’t top it!” In this episode, Justin gushes about the great party Ashley and Damon put together, and SKM Entertainment pulled out all the stops for this magical night! Intelligent Lighting, Intelligent Up Lights, Video, Karaoke, you name it! Ashley and Damon had a vision in mind and SKM Entertainment was there to bring it to Life.

**Special thank you to Serendipity Cinematography for providing much of the amazing professional footage used in this VLog!**

Tons of fun and surprises were awaiting the guests of Jackie and Ben for their big day. On this episode of Your Vision to Life Video Logs, Miles is our MC and helps rock their guests and guides them through all the details. Each event has been flawlessly executed due to the careful planning of Jackie and Ben, and Miles facilitating those events so the guests had the experience Jackie and Ben wanted them to have. At the end you’ll see a special Matron of Honor toast that brought the house down! Enjoy this episode, coming to you from Desert Botanical Gardens!

SKM Entertainment Event Productions brings you another look into “Your Vision To Life Video Log” Series. This time we’re at the beautiful Villa Siena, a venue dedicated to making sure your big day goes perfect! SKM Entertainment is on their preferred vendors list, and we love working with them and making sure our clients get the experienced they’ve always dreamed of! Ciera and Troy were no different, they selected our computer-controlled intelligent uplighting, which can make any room spectacular as it glows and changes depending on the moment of the night. Enjoy this episode!