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Who We Are

Based in Bakersfield, California, 9 Hearts Entertainment excels at and is passionate about providing a quality music and lighting experience for your next event. You'll find we take immense pride in our flexibility, creativity, knowledge, professionalism, and affordability-- and it shows. We are a team of sonic and photonic artists who possess a vast repertoire of stylistic expertise which ranges from dance to rock, folk to heavy metal, hip-hop to country, and mainstream tastes to the more obscure. With a song library numbering in the millions and a variety of lighting elements at our disposal, we're confident we can provide the perfect atmosphere for your wedding, party, or function!

"Music has consistently been the most influential, driving, and prolific force in my life. I have passionately loved music for as long as I can remember, and my musical training began at age 11. By high school, I was proficient enough on at least 3 instruments to perform in front of people who willingly paid to watch me do so. I ventured into the "dark arts" of DJ-ing in 1997; and while I've mixed at clubs and festivals, my true passion as a DJ lies in private events, which I've been servicing since 2013. I make it my personal mission to pack dance floors and to provide a seamless, entertaining narrative for each event. I strive, endlessly, to make each event soundtrack unique and tailored to fit my client's exact specifications."

Michael Mauro and Caitlin Pacheco are just a couple of irregular folks working diligently to carve out a niche in the event entertainment industry. As partners in business and in life, their chemistry has been judged as both inspiring and a little bit ridiculous. They are music fanatics, outdoor enthusiasts, foodies,  and the best of friends.  Caitlin has two children and a graphic design business, and Michael has her heart. When you support our business, you support a local family whose passions lie in building a livelihood and strengthening our community. We hope to hear from you soon!

Michael Mauro