Omar Blanco | Owner | DJ

Hi! My name is Omar Blanco Valentin, known as DJ BLANCO. I am an entrepreneur from Iowa focussing on marketing, music business, and live music production. I was raised in Iowa, but in November 2022, my wife and I moved to the Minneapolis-St. Paul (Twin Cities) area. I love to plan the perfect moments. My wife and I re-homed a two-month pitbull mix, Penny. She loves to play fetch and meet new people. 

At age 13, I started DJ Thriller-Musical Genius (now known as Musical Genius Productions). I also started mixing sounds for local bands and venues. Then in 2018, I became an audio and lighting tech for M&D Sound and began working with Premier Global Productions, a national staging company.

I love to create exceptional entertainment such as Summerfoam Live -- the Nation's Hottest Foam Party, and Musical Genius Productions. 

I graduated Hampton-Dumont High School in 2014. Then in 2021, I enrolled at North Iowa Area Community College to pursue a degree in Marketing and graduated in May 2022. 

I am the proud 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.

I love attending concerts and site seeing. My first concert was Luke Bryan in 2014! I am a percussionist and Bass 1 vocal singer. I enjoy traveling, taking photos, listening to music, watching movies, working out, helping others, and cuddling with my puppy! 


Favorite Movie: The Greatest Showman

Favorite Artist: The Chainsmokers

Favorite Food: Carnitas Tacos and Frozen Margaritas 

Favorite Dessert: Warm Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

Favorite Animal: Pandas, Seals, Penguins 

Best Thing About DJing: Seeing the crowd have a great time!


Additional Honors  

  • Silver Cord Citizenship Volunteer Award  
  • Iowa State Bar Foundation American Citizenship Award  
  • Iowa DAR State Good Citizen Nominee