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  Joel Brown  

Joel Brown has been DJing events for over 10 years, epitomizing what it means to bring that big DJ energy! He's laid back, and easy to get along with—yet with an outgoing energetic charm that captivates everyone. Just set him loose at any private event or celebration and let the magic happen.

  Get To Know Joel  

   DJ, Event Host  

Hometown: Concord, California

Home Away From Home: Muir Beach, CA

High School: Clayton Valley

Top Travel Destination: Thailand

Top Live Music Experience: Kaskade, Coachella 2015

On Repeat Lately: Durand Jones & The Indications

Go-To Karaoke: Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Most Likely To Be Found: On The Dance Floor

DJ Crush: Purple Disco Machine, Mark Farina, Justin Martin, A-Trak, and Myself

Interesting Fact: Sang on stage with Foreigner...twice. 

2 Truth's & a Lie: Black belt in Taekwondo, I don't like chocolate, and I once did a backflip out of an airplane.

Favorite Job Besides DJing: Train Driver, Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm

Favorite Quote: "Love the life you live. Live the life you love." - Bob Marley 

Cats or Dogs: Dogs!

Drink Of Choice: Old Fashio

Joel Brown Higher Ground Entertainment

 Joel's Bio  

A mainstay on the event circuit, Joel Brown has had the privilege of collaborating with illustrious clients like Facebook, Google, and Nike. His prowess as an energetic event host extends far beyond just playing tunes; he thrives on the energy of the crowd and is also adept at creating it with his smile and easy-going demeanor. He has an innate understanding of the role that music plays at each event and relishes the opportunity to take control, ensuring that his clients can focus solely on enjoying the party.

Beyond the DJ booth, Joel's passions extend to various adventures and activities. He's summited Mt. Whitney, enjoys riding his bike, and is an avid golfer. His love for attending music festivals and concerts amplifies his deep-rooted connection to the live event and entertainment industry.

Joel got his industry start over a decade ago and quickly established himself as a go-to talent for high-profile private and corporate events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the years, he's honed his craft and developed a unique modern approach to events, placing a strong emphasis on a high energy, modern party vibe. Based in Portland but available for events worldwide, Joel Brown and the team at Higher Ground Entertainment are setting a new standard in the Pacific Northwest.

  What They're  
  Saying About Joel  

"AMAZING!! Ben and his team are the absolute best!! The music, the energy, the dancers -- what a party!!"

Sehra S.


"10 out of 10! Best DJ experience ever. Mason helped us celebrate our wedding two weeks ago and we are all still talking about the dance party! Mason was professional, fun, and entertaining. HGE had sleek equipment that blended with the aesthetic and kept our space lively and fun. I also cannot stress how easy the process was to work with Ben and Mason-- they were prompt, creative, and engaging. Thank you so much!"

Annie D.


"Higher Ground Entertainment was a HUGE hit at our wedding! Not only was Ben Gershen attentive to all details and requests, he was incredibly professional during our entire music planning process, as well as throughout the evening day-of. The Higher Ground Team dresses impeccably, and displays confidence when MC'ing the event. There was never a doubt that this team would not be on top of the timeline, or forget to announce an important moment throughout the reception. They are quick to set-up and tear down, and showed genuine interest in keeping the party alive! We truly enjoyed having them, and would recommend their services to any one getting married or having a celebration!"

Adrienne S.


"Higher Ground Entertainment is the pinnacle of modern entertainment with their planning app, dope AF DJs (hi Ben!), and sleek set ups. When Ben hit the light check before our dance floor opened, my jaw dropped."

Heather L.


"I also cannot stress how easy the process was to work with Ben and Mason-- they were prompt, creative, and engaging."



"A great DJ/MC was at the top of our wedding list because we knew we wanted our dance floor to be a highlight and believe that the MC/DJ can really drive the vibe of the wedding. Ben was an absolute pleasure to work with every step of the way, and made sure he curated an atmosphere to our liking. We had many many resounding comments it was the best music of any wedding our guests had been to and many reports of sore legs from dancing. Thank you Ben!"

Carly B.


"My 13 year old son is very opinionated and prefers rap 100% of the time. Planning his Bar Mitzvah, he unequivocally stated he did not want dancing. Ben and his team were amazing guiding us through the whole process. Joel listened to my son, heard his interests and preferences, and knocked the party out of the park. The kids had a blast with the games they played. Our compromise of dancing just at the end of the night was a success with all ages. To top it off, my son never left the dance floor!"

Ali G.


"Their equipment is clean, modern, and beautiful - exactly what you want for your upscale event."

Sean L.


"Higher Ground had sleek equipment that blended with the aesthetic and kept our space lively and fun."

Annie D.


"Ben and Mason are absolutely the Dream Team!! They made my dreams for my daughter's bat mitzvah celebration come true!! Beyond their professionalism, obvious expertise with their craft and kindness throughout the planning process, they played the best music, listened to the host (me) and the guest of honor (my 13 year old) to make sure they fulfilled our wishes for the entire event. They know how to get feet on the dance floor, kids playing games, and to read the room to maximize the fun!! Book them now! You will NOT regret."

Rachel P.


"My husband and I are so glad we hired Higher Ground for our wedding! We primarily worked with Ben. He was enthusiastic, prompt, professional and so much fun! He kept in touch throughout our long engagement and was very good at listening to what we wanted (songs, vibe, etc.). He really delivered on the wedding day and the dance floor was a lot more crowded because of him. He has a way of getting people on their feet! I would absolutely recommend him to my friends and family for their events."

Morgan R.


"TWO WORDS: HIRE NOW!!! Seriously, smash the contact button and start planning the dance floor of your dreams with Ben."

Heather L.


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