Omar Blanco | Owner | DJ
Omar Blanco Valentin, known as DJ BLANCO, is a young entrepreneur from Iowa with a focus in marketing, music business, artist development, and live music production. Omar was raised in Alden and then Hampton, Iowa, and eventually moved to Kenmore, Washington in July 2021 with his girlfriend. He has a keen ability to anticipate problems and persevere in challenging situations. He is also well-versed in creating exceptional entertainment such as Summerfoam Live -- the Nation's Hottest Foam Party!
Omar graduated Hampton-Dumont High School in 2014 with honors. He immediately became a site manager for Iowa Select Farms and continued DJing on the weekends. Then in 2021, he decided to return to college for the betterment of his family. Omar enrolled at North Iowa Area Community College to pursue a BA in Marketing.
Well educated in the music industry on subjects like music publishing, copyright law, tour, and live sound management, Omar drives Musical Genius Productions to become Washington's Leading Mobile DJ. Omar is certified by the Small Business Administration in entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and general business.
In 2014, Omar founded Devotion Live Entertainment, LLC, a live music promotion company. Then in 2018, Omar founded Summerfoam Live. His duties involve production planning, budgeting, advancing with venues, booking agents and artists, hiring and training road staff, and advertising.
As a sound engineer, since 2009, Omar has mixed sound for local bands and venues. At age 13, he started DJ Thriller-Musical Genius (now known as Musical Genius Productions), a wedding DJ service. In 2018 Omar became an audio and lighting tech for M&D Sound, a local production company. In less than 1.5 years as a stagehand, he started working wtih Premier Global Productions, the largest staging company in the US.
Omar is the recipient of the 2014 Iowa DAR North East Good Citizen Award and Iowa State Bar Association American Citizenship Award. Music awards include the John Philip Sousa Award and Iowa Choral Directors Association Award.
Omar loves attending concerts and site seeing. His first concert was Luke Bryan in 2014! He is a percussionist and Bass 1 vocal singer. Omar enjoys traveling, taking photos, listening to music, watching movies, working out, and helping others.
- Silver Cord Citizenship Award
- Iowa State Bar Foundation American Citizenship Award
- Iowa DAR State Good Citizen Nominee
- Globe Gazette Star Class Language Recipient
- Site Manager - Iowa Select Farms
- Audio and Lighting Tech - M&D Sound
- Stagehand, Rigger, Spot Op, Tech - North Iowa Area Auditorium
- Stagehand, Rigger, Spot Op - United/Relient Hands
- Stagehand, Rigger - IATSE Local 67
- Steel Stage Tech - Premier Global Productions (PGP)
- Technical Director, Producer - Summerfoam Live