Central Arkansas Entertainment (also known as CAE) has been the go-to for wedding DJ and entertainment needs AND production needs since 2007. CAE is truly a family-owned and operated business and you feel that from the first time you talk to Joe on the phone. That's right - when you call, you talk directly with the owner. And, we can't forget to mention that they've been voted "Best Of" on The Knot over the last 10 years!
Preferred way to inquire is via phone. You can call and even text!
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8110 Scott Hamilton Drive, Suite C-1
Little Rock, AR 72209
8110 Scott Hamilton Drive, Suite C-1, Little Rock, AR 72209
Joe Snell, Founder + Owner, Joe Snell proudly leads the Central Arkansas Entertainment team as Founder and Owner. With a background in supply chain management and in music as a violinist, his experiences give a unique perspective to the production and event industry. Joe Snell is the original Event Success Specialist. When Joe married his wife, Rosa, 26 years ago they experienced the heartache caused by not hiring the right vendors for their wedding. As a result, Joe and his Team now take every measure to make your event exemplary, down to the smallest details. We believe that designing your monumental celebrations and creating unforgettable memories is what we do best.
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JoAnna Perry, CEO of CAE, JoAnna officially joined the CAE team full-time in March of 2020. However, JoAnna has been part of the business since its beginning, since her dad is Joe Snell, the owner. If you have a family business, you know! Nonetheless, her favorite types of events are definitely weddings and bridal shows! Her role as CEO involves generating contracts, building the DNA of CAE and leading and creating a team that will make your event spectacular.
Her favorite part of working with CAE is knowing that we get to be a part of so many people’s special days, whether it be a wedding, birthday party, or prom. And doing it all with my family is the cherry on top.
JoAnna has countless memories with CAE, but, when asked about her favorite, she said, “Ooohhh... wow, I have so many memories, but if I had to pick, I’d say that my favorite memories are the ones where Joey (my brother) and I would go with Daddy to his gigs, back when he actually used to DJ. I used to think we were so cool! (Btw, we still are lol). I never imagined we would get to where we are now as a company, and I never thought I’d end up working here full-time.”
JoAnna is happily married to Joshua Perry, and they celebrated their own wedding in July 2020... that’s right, a COVID wedding! During her free time, she enjoys riding her bike, shopping, and crafting. JoAnna and Joshua got the true CAE experience, first hand, at their very own wedding, and you can see their special day published in Real Weddings by Arkansas Democrat Gazette magazine!
Central Arkansas Entertainment was an absolute delight to work with! Our DJ was fun and energetic, I love that he played clean versions of music with kids in attendance. We opted for the Cold Sparks to make our entrance into the reception, the pictures turned out beautiful and I got a ton of compliments! CAE is the best in the business!
- Carolyn R., 2021 Bride
We spoke with Joe personally via phone and text many times leading up to our event and have nothing but great things to say about management! We felt that our details and ideas were heard, and he was great to work with. We spoke to our DJ (DJ Dominique) the week of our event to go over the details with him personally, and he was also excellent! He loved our vision, listened to us fully, and was ready to have fun! On the day of our event, Dominique was timely, provided great energy, MCed perfectly, and we had such a blast with him DJing our wedding! SUCH a great choice going with Dominique and CAE! moments for us.
- Lindsey R., 2021 Bride
CAE help make for a great reception! Our DJ was Mario who reached out to us before the wedding in order to get to know us and our musical taste. He was fabulous! And we also had the photo booth provided by CAE which when bundled with the DJ service makes for a good deal. The photo booth was quite the hit!
- AllisonT., 2021 Bride
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