18 Years


Benefactor Events was incredible! TJ was an awesome DJ and went above and beyond to make sure our event was a success. He even added lights as an extra touch. I’m beyond happy with Benefactor, I will definitely book again!
Sofia Thompson

John and Asa made our wedding day a DREAM! They were exactly what we needed to make our wedding day perfect. We would highly recommend using them for your special events!!
Haley Christensen

The team was informative and helpful throughout the coordination of our Wedding. Asa and Bosby were excellent on the Wedding day. They completely covered our wishes and kept the party going all night. I would recommend Benefactor to anyone who wants a good time at their event.
Ryan Yingling

“Benefactor was great to work with from Day 1. Jarad was so flexible in meeting with me to discuss what our wedding vision was like and literally stayed on the phone with me for like 15 minutes because I was lost and couldn’t find their office. They also made it so easy to request songs leading up to the event.

Jonathan was our DJ for our wedding and was amazing! He cued a really dramatic processional song that I wanted exactly how I wanted it and kept the party going all night. So happy we went with them”

On The Knot!

“There are no words that I can say to describe how well you was for Prom and my retirement. I thank you so much for everything you do, and the students also loved you.”

Linda Taylor, Columbia K-12

“Jarad- Just wanted to send a huge thank you for joining us Thursday night. The music was great and set just the right tone at the right times, and the sound quality was fantastic. That’s the first time in years we’ve been able to keep everyone’s attention through the program, and I pin that feat squarely on your shoulders! Great work, and I hope we see you again next year, if not sooner!”

Lem, Gainesville Gone Austin

“You folks did my daughter’s wedding at the Sweetwater Branch Inn in on September 15th, 2019. It was the Sarah Swiatek/Rich Busi Wedding. I am the father of the bride and I just wanted to send this note to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for an AMAZING night of entertainment for our guests and the Bridal Party, especially the Bride and Groom. The DJ Jonathan and the MC Lauren were fantastic!!!… But I have to tell you that they were PERFECT. The mix of music was AMAZING. It spanned all generations, genres and styles. The music kept everyone dancing for the entire evening. During the meal and other periods of non-dancing, it was not too loud and totally appropriate for whatever was happening duinrg the reception. The DJ Was SUPER COOL and the EMCEE was very professional and entertaining. She kept things moving smoothly and made appropriate announcements when necessary yet did not try to steal the show herself (as I have seen others do). The DJ was on top of EVERYTHING… I found him to be so smooth and cool and kept everyone dancing and celbrating and partying with his smooth transitions and music selection. I don’t know a lot about DJ Services, but I know when I have heard bad ones at other events and weddings. I had a number of wedding guests comment on everything I have stated above. The music selection, the smooth transitions, the flow and the way the evening was orchestrated to PERFECTION. You folks are the BEST and I am SO GLAD you helped give my daughter the MOST AMAZING WEDDING possible. You performed like the pros that you are and I Thank You from the bottom of my heart for providing an amzing evening for the Bride and Groom and the many guests who came to celebrate their wedding.”

Forever indebted, Stan Swiatek

“I just wanted to thank you again for making our wedding a success. I truly appreciate everything you did for us. If you ever need a recommendation or referral just let us know.”Rafael & Gabrielle

“I just wanted to say thank you so so much for helping to make our wedding the best night of our lives! You guys did such an awesome job Saturday and I don’t think there was one person who didn’t have a good time. The music was perfect and my legs are still sore from dancing all night. Thank you for doing such a great job keeping everyone involved and having fun. You guys are awesome!”Jaclyn Pavai Young

“We can’t thank you enough for the excellent performance at our reception! We loved every moment! Thanks for helping us make a life time of memories! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”Stephanie Eaton

“THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR AN AMAZING EVENT!! You sure know how to KEEP THE PARTY ROCKING!! Everyone said they had an AMAZING TIME and I have YOU to thank for that!!! I will recommend your service to anyone!! AND THANK YOU FOR OUR CUSTOM LIGHT!! IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! LOVED IT BY THE CAKE TABLE! Thanks again for making our night rock! Hope you had as much FUN as we did!! September 6, 2014.”Stephaney (Stone) and Michael Edwards

“We had many people tell us that this was the greatest wedding dj they have ever seen. We had so much fun! Tell jd thanks. We plan to write a great review when back from our honeymoon.”Zach and Krysten

“Just wanted to say thank you for a great evening with fabulous music!!
Thanks for being there” Preeti Jois MD FACEP, Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine

“We were so pleased with the service we received from gnys for our Sat. night affair. Will be sure to recommend you all to others! Was especially nice having the DJ be a PKY grad….a few years later than the rest of us. Thanks!”Cindy Holmes and The Committee

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day! Marley and Rob were so friendly and welcoming, and really played some great music based on what people were dancing to. It was so fun working with you all–we couldn’t have asked for better entertainment ?” Susan and Garrett

“Conner and I wanted to thank you for not only providing music for our ceremony and reception, but also for basically running the show last night. Your direction made the events of the evening move so smoothly, and it was a relief not to have to worry about the details of timing and music cues ourselves. Our guests all had such a great time — my aunts and the parents were delighted with the cocktail hour and dinner music, and our friends were so sad when we told them the dancing was almost over that night. Working with you was totally stress-free and a true pleasure. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone I know who is looking for DJ services in the future!”Paula

“I just wanted to send a thank you to Lauren and John for making our ceremony and reception amazing! They were so accommodating with all of the last minute changes due to the weather and we are extremely thankful for the work they both did. Everyone had a fantastic time and it is because of both of them. Thank you Jarad for making everything such a smooth process along the way. We can’t tell you how happy we are that we chose you and everyone at Gnys entertainment to be a part of our wedding. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and we will definitely be recommending you to anyone we can! Thanks again!” Tiffany

“We photographed a wedding this weekend, and we really enjoyed working with Lauren and DJ Focus. I wanted to say how much I appreciated that Lauren connected with us and made us well aware of everything that was going on. She gave us a “heads-up” every step of the way, and she did a fantastic job getting the guests enthusiastic. The pace of the reception was PERFECT. DJ Focus did an excellent job as well, and all of the guests clearly had a wonderful time dancing the night away. Lauren gave me a card, and I look forward to passing your company’s name along to my clients. I hope to work with you again soon!” Rebecca Carol Photography

“I wanted to tell you thank you for the great job you did at our wedding reception. So many people told us how fun the reception was and we feel that you had a lot to do with that. I knew that you would be good because you came highly recommended but you far exceeded our expectations! You are awesome! Thanks again!” Erin Caudle and Brett Stradomski

“Just wanted to thank you so very much for making our day so amazing! Everyone had such a great time and loved all the dancing, we got so many compliments!!! Thanks again, you guys are awesome ?” Jamie Runyons, University of Florida

“This has come to you a little later than anticipated; however. I just wanted to thank you for all of your help at the Gainesville Health and Fitness’ Annual Holiday Party. I heard only good things from all the staff about the music and the party. I really appreciate your help with making everything go smoothly from the talent show, to the announcements of our superlatives and even getting to the facility earlier than expected. I’m excited to see any other event that you will DJ at in the future.” Gainesville Health and Fitness

“I couldn’t have asked for a better DJ! Again, I really want to stress to you that Matt and I very much appreciate everything. You have a natural talent to lead a room, and it really shows. You truly made, and saved, the mood and feeling of out wedding reception. And if you couldn’t tell, all of our guests were shocked and surprised by our choreographed dance!! You and your wife did an amazing job, and we were both very happy with the dance. (and that we didn’t forget the steps!!)” Crystal Padgett

“We were very pleased with how everything worked and looked. The music selection was excellent. We noticed everyone was able to enjoy the different genres and selections and kept the reception going. We were more than happy with the performance for the night. You were excellent as an MC and really kept the crowd engaged, especially when the open dance floor started. The pictures said a thousand words.” Richard and Joni

“First, I just want to thank you all so very much! Everything went perfectly and we owe much of that to you and your team. I could not have imagined a better night or DJ service. Lauren was absolutely amazing. She was not only energetic and fun, but also extremely professional and helpful. She knew exactly how to get everyone on the dance floor (even all of my 80+ year old Grandparents danced a bit) and how to keep the night on schedule. Your idea about inviting all of the married couples onto the floor instead of having them sit down was perfect. It started the night full of dancing off just right. The music selection by DJ Focus (Jonathan) was also perfect! There was not a moment during our reception where there were not people out on the dance floor. Like I said earlier, I could not have asked for anything more. You all are amazing and all of our families are still talking about how incredible you all made the night. Thank you for helping to make our night so special! We will certainly be recommending you to anyone getting married in the area.” Lindsey Umlauf

“I just wanted to thank you guys for being so amazing at my wedding!! The DJ and MC were both GREAT and lively! We had a blast dancing the night away to the great music selection you played! We still have guests coming up to us and raving how great the DJ and MC were! You guys got everyone involved and out of their seats, even my 80 year old grandma was dancing! Thank you again! I will definitely highly recommend you to everyone and use you guys again for all of our DJ needs!” Nicole Davis

“Everything was perfect, Mikey and I absolutely loved everything our MC Lauren and the DJ (Jonathan) did. They were both very professional and it really made the wedding extra special. We are so glad we chose you guys and if we ever need a DJ again I assure you, you will be my first phone call.” Lauren Miley

“Thank you so much! You guys did an AMAZING job. From start to finish was perfect. Jarad arrived on time, he was definitley professional and the music was excactly what i hoped for. We can’t thank you enough for making our day that much more special and FUN FUN FUN!!! We will definitley recommend you guys to others:) It was a Blast!!!!!!” Erik & Veronica Smith

“Lauren & DJ Focus did an amazing job at our wedding 3 days ago! We thank you all so so much! Music rocked, lighting rocked & everything was perfect!!! Lauren is too cute & so much fun! Thanks again” The Schusters

“Russell and I could not be any more pleased with all of your services. G-nys really does go above and beyond any other DJ service. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to attend any other wedding that has a different DJ and find the quality that you guys provided at mine. Russell and I were truly satisfied with our decision of chosing G-nys. You really put the icing on top of the cake at our wedding.” November 2011 – Amber & Russell

“Thank you so much for the awesome job you did at our wedding! I could not have been happier! I was ready to keep partying and dancing all night! The night could not have been any better! you were amazing!” October 2011 – Alyssa Ownby

“JD was an outstanding DJ, he set the mood very well, he got everyone up and dancing at the right times and played softer more slower paced music at the right times as well.” November 2011 – Christine Halcus

“Our event was truly a success and Jonathan, the DJ was absolutely awesome. The event was our Mom’s 80th Birthday Party. We had a very ethnically diverse group ranging in age from 6 to 93. We provided the DJ with little or no direction on what to play. I just told him to mix it up and make everyone happy. Everyone loved the DJ, the music selection, and the volume and the quality of the music was perfect. The DJ far exceeded our expectations and transformed a modest event into a magical celebration.” October 2011 – Jane Godwin

“We had such a great time at the wedding and know that our guests did too! Judging from our guests comments, you guys had a large part in everyone having an unforgettable time. The music was nicely transitioned from one event to another and there was no trouble flowing into a dance party. The music selection could not have been better. Wish we could have kept it going all night with you guys! We wouldn’t change a thing.” October 2011 – Matt & Sarah Lauretta

“Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding ceremony and reception. The music selections were perfect and you kept our event running smoothly! I can tell that you do what you love, and you love what you do. Your personality and energy is wonderful! I had many people comment on how laid back but professional the DJ was. Our guests had a great time!” October 2011 – Justin & Stephanie Goddard

“We had such a great time at the wedding and know that our guests did too! Judging from our guests comments, you guys had a large part in everyone having an unforgettable time. The music was nicely transitioned from one event to another and there was no trouble flowing into a dance party. The music selection could not have been better. Wish we could have kept it going all night with you guys! We wouldn’t change a thing !” October 2011 – Sarah

“I cannot thank you enough for our Anna Maria Island Wedding. From the time I met you at the Bridal Expo in Gainesville I knew you were the perfect fit. And I am not a DJ kinda girl. All of your planning and communication with me was perfect and put me at ease and on the day of, you made it look so easy. You were able to accommodate our impromptu needs when we needed to cut the cake early before sunset and when we wanted to end a little early because of the storm. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! If you ever need a referral, please let me know!” July 2011 – Jennifer Vosler

“Marshall and I want to thank you and your wife so very much for being a part of our day! We thought you both did an amazing job and we had an absolute blast! Everything was perfect, the music was awesome and it was great to meet and hang out with you guys- we had a great time at the “after party”! We are 100% happy with the performance and would recommend G-nys to everyone we know” Haleigh and Marshall Zealy

“The DJ services were exceptional. Everything arrived on time and was ready to go! The music selection was in accordance with our expectations and the DJ played a great mix of music. The team was very professional and nice. We were so thrilled to have worked with you and your team. Again, you all did an exceptional job.” Kindest regards, Peter Fiester

“My reception was such a success. Everyone was dancing and Jarad really set that mood. His MC skills made the schedule of events run smoothly and I really found it comforting that his voice did not sound corny like some other DJs often do. He checked to make sure everything was going to plan and adjusted every detail to make sure the reception was the best possible. The only critique I can give is that the email correspondence was a little slow, but he more than made up for that for being able to MC a party with music that is a bit more obscure and make the precious moments like toasts fit the schedule nicely. I highly recommend.” Elizabeth S. Pierre-Jean

“I was very impressed with all the music by Jonathan. Everything kept to the schedule and on track because of G-nys Entertainment. The music selection was in accordance with our selections and I really appreciated that the Lauren asked us when guest were requesting music out side of our selection. The staff was very professional and courteous. Thank you very much for your wonderful service!” Cydney Greene

“You did awesome thanks you so much. Gnys was actually the only vendor that i was completely happy with. Hope to get you some future business. Happy Easter to you and your wife. Thanks SO much” Haley

Hi Jarad, “You were wonderful! You looked awesome, we loved how you even dressed in our colors, the music selection was perfect.( I never wanted to get off the dance floor! 🙂 You were professional and courteous the whole time, you fully restored our faith in wedding DJ’s (or maybe you’re just one in a million!). Anyways, thanks again, it was great and we would be happy to give you a glowing recommendation, should you ever want one!” Raini & Jeff Schmucker

“I just wanted to send an email expressing how grateful my husband and I are for making our wedding reception such an awesome and fun experience. The dj was great and your wife was an absolutely amazing mc. I was on the dance floor the entire night. We will definitely recommend you to anyone who asks.” Thanks again, Chris and Valissa Dodyk

“I had many compliments from my guest about how wonderful your services were and the great music selection. I also believe my photographer will be in contact with you because he was very impressed with your company and wanted to recommend his cousin to you for her up coming wedding. Thank you so much for all that you have done. You were by far the best selection for a DJ! We are very very happy!! ” Mr. and Mrs. Beaulieu

“Just wanted to send a thank-you for Saturday! It was just as we had hoped and we really enjoyed the music.
🙂 We will certainly refer you to anybody else who asks!” Erin

“Everything was great! We had a wonderful time and were really happy with the music selections. As we guessed, it wasn’t much of a dancing crowd, but you did such a good job of playing enjoyable music and catering to the few of us who finally did get out there and dance! verything was there on time and ready to go. That’s saying a lot because you had to be at two different locations in a pretty short amount of time. The music selection was awesome! It felt amazing to be standing in the church and hearing the songs i love so much! They were the exact versions of the songs i requested and that meant a lot to know I could trust that my “vision” could play out! Even at the reception, the dinner music was really important to us and we got to hear many of our favorites in the background! Absolutely professional the whole time! We were very pleased. It was a wonderful event and we felt great with all the music and MCing. Thank you for everything!!!” Thea Whalen

“Hi Jarad! We truly, truly enjoyed your services. Not only the selection of music, but your professionalism and awesome mc’ing as well” Tiffany Allen

“Thank you so much for a wonderful job last Friday. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone interested in a professional, personable, and interactive DJ – It was a job well done!” David Schmidt

“Just wanted to thank you again for an amazing time last night. Gabrielle’s Sweet 16 was wonderful because you made it so much fun!!!! I think everyone there had a BLAST!!! G-NYS is AWESOME!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We’ll be happy to recommend you to anyone!!!” Tracie OSteen

“I can’t thank you enough for a beautiful evening. All of our guest had a great time and enjoyed the music.
Adam and you were courteous and professional and made the reception lots of fun! I definitely would recommend you to anybody having an event and needing your services.” Sincerely, Carletta Herring

“The staff was very courteous and professional. I liked that Lauren kept me updated throughout the night about what was going on and asking when I ready to do the next thing. It was very nice having her in charge so I didn’t have to worry about anything. And when I was ready to leave I just let her know and she handled everything. I was very happy with everything that G-Nys did and would hire you guys again in a heartbeat.” Morgan Pasteur.

“We were so happy with you DJing our wedding. So many guests commented to us about what a great job you did. Couldn’t have asked for a better DJ, the music was 100% perfect. Would absolutely book G-nys again, and will definitely recommend to any friends looking for a DJ.” Andy Tyriver

“We could not have asked for a more perfect night and a big part of that night was Jarad and his assistant. We loved our Dj’s personality and the way that he kept our reception flowing. He made it fun! We have had multiple friends tell us that our reception was the “funnest” reception they have ever been too! Which Gnys most definitely contributed to.” Samantha Winterrowd-Miller

“We were very pleased with our entire experience, start to finish. From the initial e-mails and phone calls to the announcements and performance at the actual event, Jarad displays a strong and polite professionalism. He is wonderful at public speaking and did a great job at keeping the dance floor moving despite it being a small wedding reception. G-nys is highly recommended!” Matt and Kendall Grady

“We were ecstatic with G-nys! The DJ basically runs your wedding reception, and we were SO pleased that we chose your company. We really TRULY appreciated your wonderful service, all the thoughtful touches, and how you directed our guests perfectly. We felt you ran everything SO smoothly that we were able to just sit back and enjoy our wedding without a worry! Thank you SO much!” Jamie Crabtree

“You were awesome and kept the crowd interested and give you an a+ for all the questions below. I hope to have you next year and will let you know very soon what that date and time is so we can get on your books. We raised over $2500 that will assist with new soccer goals so we can host tournaments and make more money for the recreation department.” Heather Surrency

“Hi Jarad! CJ and I just wanted to thank you and your wife again for the excellent service you provided at our wedding. The music was fabulous and we are so glad you were our DJ. I will definitely be recommending you to my friends.” CJ and Shanna Whiteside

“Ken and I want you to know just how much we appreciated all your hard work on the day/evening of Allison’s wedding. We all agreed that the event was definitely a success, due in part, to your efforts as DJ. We cannot thank you enough. You are extremely professional and courteous, and dedicated to providing the ideal music for the moment. I doubt that you need references, but please keep us in mind, if needed.” With our sincere thanks, Sandra and Ken Drury

“Hi Jarad! Thank you for doing a wonderful job at our wedding. The music was wonderful and everyone had a wonderful time. I danced the night away. Thank you!” Sincerely , Allison and Nick Luculano

” The music was great! The low-key times during the meal and cake were perfect, and the dancing music kept the dance floor packed. Jarad was great at judging the type of music to play based on who was dancing, and my guests expressed many compliments about the music throughout the night. If I ever have another event with a need for a DJ in the area, G-nys will be the first I will contact! I will definitely recommend your services to friends and family.” Brittany Sackowicz

“THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EXPERTISE THIS PAST SATURDAY – I COULD NOT HAVE MADE IT WITHOUT YOU! Hope you had a relaxing Easter Sunday! Look forward to recommending you to many other & working with you again in the future.” Kristina Young, Wedding Coordinator, Lewis Keith Wedding

“We had a blast, and the music was fantastic :o) You had our guests dancing all night long (which is exactly what we wanted), and your selection was perfect for what we wanted/expected. Thanks a million! I will definitely pass along your info to our friends in the area :o) ” Best Regards, Katie & Justin

” We were THRILLED with the performance of our D.J. He kept things alive and going, without being “hokey” or annoying. He was very professional and knew just when to throw things in and mix things up to work around our timeline. ( which was way off) LOL! Jarad and his wife could not have been a better choice for our wedding D.J. He was willing to meet with us to get things right and make it a great day way in advance of our event. Jarad also has realy good insight for things involved with the entertainment and was a tremendous help. I also want to say that we wished that every vendor we used for our wedding would have been as accomodating as and as easy to get in touch with and communicate with as G-nys entertainment. I would recommend G-nys Entertainment for any event a person may have and we would definately consider them for any future event we may host. ” Beau and Amanda Stevenson.

“We really can not thank you enough for the job you did at our wedding. Everyone that attended commented to us that the DJ was amazing! I know we didn’t give you a lot to work with, but we could not imagine being happier with your performance. You kept everyone very involved and everything moving along so smoothly. Thanks also for leading the dances – everyone there loved you. Again, many thanks for the wonderful job – our reception would not have been the same without you. Also, you offered the best price of the four DJ’s that I spoke with, and were by far the most qualified/sharp judging from the conversations with the others. Again, thanks man, you were great. ” Sincerely, Matt and Brandy Williamson

“PERFECT, not annoying like many wedding dj’s that will not shut up! Henry and I were very pleased with your company! We are so happy that we chose G-nys for our wedding! All of the guests loved the music and the monogramed light.” Jessica Houle

“G-nys Entertainment made our recent wedding all we could dream for. The music was perfect and we danced the night away.” Vincent and Amanda Thomas

“Thank you for the WONDERFUL job you did! All the girls I drove home were so happy with the music selections! Thanks again for doing such a good job with our event.” Sincerely, Susan Patrick

” G-nys entertainment was a huge hit at our school party. DJ Gnys had us dancing all night long to our favorite songs. Brittany (Florida School of massage)

“I loved my Vegas style bachelor party! G-nys thought of every detail to make the night memorable! They Rock!” Chris and Misti

“Thanks for bailing us out at the last minute! We called G-nys when our scheduled DJ didn’t show, they had an incredible DJ at our event within a half hour of the cal!” University of Florida.