Meet The Team

We are passionate about creating an unforgettable and unique event for you and your guests!

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DJ Brad | 3rd Coast Entertainment, Nashville, TN
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About us

An Entertainment Company You Can Trust

At 3rd Coast Entertainment, we believe reliability and professionalism are just as important as awesome music choices and on-point emceeing. We are here for you from start to finish to ensure your event runs smoothly, sounds incredible, and looks fantastic.

About us

We’re a Premiere Team of Event DJs with Proven Experience

3rd Coast Entertainment began in 2014 when Brad – owner and lead DJ – decided to take his DJ and radio experience and create a company you can depend on for brilliant results! We have now worked with hundreds of couples and organizations to create unforgettable entertainment experiences.

Team

About 3rd Coast’s Professional DJs

We are currently a team of highly experienced, talented, and friendly DJs who are passionate about music and excited to make each project we are involved in personalized and successful.

I am not interested in having the biggest DJ staff in Nashville. I focus on quality not quantity. Seriously, what if you get DJ #11 from one of those other companies. They’re #11 for a reason! I only hire experienced professionals, no newbies like some companies you’ll talk to.

We are keen to develop a relationship with you that will enable us to truly understand what you want your event to be. We are happy to answer any of your queries and listen to all your ideas anytime. We would be honored to be part of your event.

Meet the Owner Brad Reed | 3rd Coast Entertainment, Nashville, TN

Meet the Owner Brad Reed

Meet Dr. Roosevelt Escalante, Jr. | 3rd Coast Entertainment, Nashville, TN

Meet Dr. Roosevelt Escalante, Jr.

Meet Zach Green | 3rd Coast Entertainment, Nashville, TN

Meet Zach Green

Desmond Newsom

DJ

Justin Richmond

DJ

Tyrone Carver

DJ

Tanner Roman

DJ

Matt Taylor

Comedian

Afton Wolfe

Musician

Our Benefits

What Makes 3rd Coast Entertainment Different?

We believe every event deserves more than a DJ you barely know who turns up with a generic playlist and a half-hearted attitude! 3rd Coast Entertainment DJs bring energy, reliability, and passion to every project we are a part of.

Our team works closely with you right from our first consultation all the way through the process. We get to know you and what your event is all about and are happy to hear from you whenever you have a question or idea.

Our equipment is top-notch, as is our huge music database. We encourage you to choose a selection of songs to let us get a feel of what you’re going for, and then we will develop a playlist that will excite every guest. We are experienced at picking up the vibe of your event and making the music and emceeing suit it perfectly. We also have some great extras, such as awesome photo booths, that will bring your event up to the next level!

TESTIMONIALS

What People Say About 3rd Coast Entertainment

Location

Our Service Area

We DJ at events from Middle Tennessee, Clarksville to Columbia – and can travel further upon request!

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Let’s Make Your Event Entertainment Unforgettable!

3rd Coast Entertainment is an awesome addition to any event. We are available throughout the planning process and are happy to discuss all our options with you anytime. Our excellent online database of music creates a simple and fun way for you to help us choose what songs we play, and our equipment will make your event sound and look incredible.

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Afton Wolfe

If you’re tired of wimpy mainstream vocals of pimply vocalists who haven’t lived yet — this is the cure. Wolfe sings with authority, experience & realism. He pours it dramatically but never artificially.

– Americana Highways

In Afton Wolfe’s latest EP, Twenty-Three, the Nashville-based artist, vocalist, musician, songwriter and collector/inhabiter of powerful songs, finds those rare and unusual spaces between dreams and wide awakenings, sorrow and joy. Although he jokes as being “pathologically insecure and awkward,” the songs on this five-song release are hardly shy or reserved — balanced with emotional elegance and fearless sentiment, and presented with vocal confidence backed by soul singers, Regina McCrary and Melanie Dewey, rich saxophone and trumpet sounds, and melodies that stretch deep into your “Late Night Radio” visions.

Afton Wolfe has worn the hats of many humans from philosopher to lawyer, neuroscientist to bartender, from Washington to Tennessee, but his roots are in those of the rock, blues, and soul music of Mississippi. Armed with an additional deep love for Oscar Wilde, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Elvis Costello, Wolfe’s music aptly sits somewhere between these influences and his youngest musical experiences singing onstage with his mother at the State Boulevard Baptist Church in Meridian, MS. With a few starts and stops in recording and touring, between studying and sampling alternate means of making a living, sometimes a defender and sometimes a defendant before judges, Wolfe has remained a consistent songwriter reflecting on all facets of his wandering.

So far in 2023, Wolfe has toured the East Coast, appeared for the second season at the Tropic of Cancer Concert Series in Todos Santos Mexico hosted by the band Cordovas, released Twenty-Three and the video for “Cry.” And he can always be found as a featured guest at the legendary East Nashville annual Tom Wait’s tribute to raise money for Second Harvest, led and curated by Mary Sack with a collection of OG artists that have had a significant impact on the birth and growth of the highly revered East Nashville music scene.

The “Cry” music video was directed and produced by Duende Vision, one of East Nashville’s most creative teams in Americana Rock n Roll visuals, and also creators of the emotionally and visually stunning video for “Late Nite Radio,” starring East Nashville artist favorites Laura Rabell and Tom Mason. Staying true to his love for his artist community, Wolfe enlisted Tommy Womack, author, songwriter and member of the band Government Cheese, to play the main character in “Cry” – a story of mourning that unfolds into profound joy when Wolfe’s young niece appears in a tutu with a whoopee cushion.

Other highlights in Wolfe’s catalog of releases include his 2021 album release King for Sale, said by Blues Matters, “Musically, it staggers between rough country blues and Steely Dan getting in a brawl with a proper jazz band.” In 2022, Wolfe also teamed up with Mississippi artist, Cary Hudson, for a single and video release of the popular “Ooh La La” by Faces.

Matt Taylor

Comedian

Nashville Comedian Matt Taylor can best be described as ignorantly optimistic. Like sifting for silver in a septic tank, he finds the funny in life’s biggest shortcomings. Matt is currently on tour opening for Rodney Carrington and was recently a featured comic on Nate Bargatze’s “The Showcase” series. He is also a regular at Zanies Nashville and has had the pleasure of working with other notable comics such as Leanne Morgan, John Crist, Joe List, Dusty Slay, Pauly Shore, Aaron Weber and many more!

Meet Zach Green | 3rd Coast Entertainment, Nashville, TN

Zach Green

Zach picked up the saxophone at age 7 and has been honing his craft ever since. In high school he studied extensively at Lagond music school with talented and inspiring saxophonists like Jon Irabagon and Charlie Lagond. He continued on to Vanderbilt university’s Blair School of Music, under the mentorship of professors Frank Kirchner, Denis Solee, Lars Mlekusch (during a semester in Vienna) and dr. Brian Utley.

Graduating with a degree in classical saxophone, Zach spent three years performing at sea on royal caribbean and norwegian cruise lines. In 2016, he settled home in New York and built a strong network within the NYC music community, moving back to Nashville in 2018 where he is currently based.

Dr. Roosevelt Escalante, Jr.

Pianist/Vocalist

Dr. Roosevelt Escalante, Jr., is Full Professor of Music and Associate Director of Choral Activities at Morehead State University, where he conducts the University Chorus, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, and the Black Gospel Ensemble. A native of Ft. Myers, FL, Dr. Escalante received a BM in piano performance from Stetson University, a MM degree in piano performance, and a DMA in choral conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Escalante is an active choral conductor, pianist, vocalist, and vocal coach. His entertainment experience includes events such as the KY- NFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Morehead State University Gala, and Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards. Additionally, Dr. Escalante’s international presence is extensive and recently includes several concerts and master classes in Costa Rica and Brazil. He has provided entertainment for weddings and private events for decades. A proficient Classical, Jazz, Gospel, and R&B musician, he specializes in catering to the entertainment needs of clients.

Little Know Fact: Roosevelt played and sang at DJ Brad’s wedding in 2022. They sang together at a dinner theatre years ago and have been good pals ever since. Make sure to ask him what he played as Brad walked down the aisle!

Favorite Album – Stevie Wonder ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’. Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is a close second.

Favorite Artist: James Ingram

Best Concert Attended: Alabama (1983) and Jackson’s Victory Tour (1984)

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Set lists are carefully curated to meet needs of the client. That said, musical versatility is my strength. Below is a sample of the my performance selections.

Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder

Lean on Me – James Taylor

Just the Two of us – Bill Withers

Aint no Sunshine When She’s Gone – Bill Withers

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Its Probably Me – Sting

Love Will Keep us Together – Captain and Tennille

What a Wonderful World – Luis Armstrong

You are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

My Way – Frank Sinatra

Sitting On the Bay – Otis Redding

I Got a Woman – Ray Charles

You Send Me – Sam Cooke

Easy – Lionel Richie

Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye

I Heard it Through The Grape Vine

Sarah Smile- Hall and Oates

Can We Talk – Tevin Campbell

Because You Love Me – Celine Dion

I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters

You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

Make you Feel My Love – Bob Dylan

Have I told You Lately – Rod Stewart

If I Aint Got You – Alicia Keys

One Hundred Ways – James Ingram

How Sweet it is to be Loved by You – James Taylor

Falling in Love with You- Elvis Presley

Knocks me Off my Feet – Stevie Wonder

She’s Got a Way – Billy Joel

Lets Stay Together – Al Green

I Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones

Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love – Barry White

Weak -SWV

Higher and Higher (Your Loves Keeps Lifting Me)

Never Gonna Give You Up – Barry White

Here and Now Luther Vandross

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Crazy – Patsy Cline

Unforgettable – Nat “King” Cole

Aint nothing but a G Thang – Snoop and Dr. Dre

Celebration – Kool and the Gang

Too Hot – Kool and the Gang

Body and Soul Sweet Loraine

The Nearness of You Somewhere Over the Rainbow

When I Fall in Love You Are my Sunshine

Night In Tunisia Till There Was You

Spain Mo’ Better Blues

My Shining HourBlue Bossa

As well as many jazz standards, sacred and secular love songs, hip-hop songs, etc

Johel Nadales DJ

Johel Nadales

MC

Hometown – Rio chico, Venezuela

College – Upons

Music that makes you dance. Literally all of it. But I love merengue/salsa/reguéton/pop

Favorite Team – Barcelona club of Spain

Interests. Dancing and the Backstreet Boys

G.O.A.T – Jordan, for sure

Desmond Newsome DJ

Desmond Newsome

DJ

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Tanner Roman DJ

Tanner Roman

DJ

Where you from? Nashville

Clubs you may DJ for. Capitol Theatre in Lebanon

What got you into DJing? Background in Audio Engineering, So mastering the art of DJing was my goal to be a well rounded capable force of entertainment.

Which college you attended. Belmont University 2012

Interests, teams you root for, anything interesting. Chinese food leftovers is a favorite breakfast of mine. Ultimate Frisbee is my favorite sport. I will trash my body in order to catch a frisbee.

Do you play any instruments? Guitar is my main instrument. Drums, bass, and keys are next on the list. I played lead guitar in a rock band in high school.

What do you listen to when not DJing? I enjoy metal as much as bluegrass. I grew up on guitar playing both Dream Theater and Nickel Creek.

What are your go to, dance floor fillers? I do realize that when the women are dancing, everybody’s dancing. I Wanna Dance with Somebody never fails to make the women grab their friends and come running.

GOAT-LeBron or Jordan? Or someone else MJ. It was a different game back then but MJ is great in a way that Lebron has to follow.

Cory Gray DJ

Cory Gray

DJ

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Adam Warfield DJ

Adam Warfield

DJ

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3rd Coast Entertainment DJ

Justin Richmond

DJ

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Meet the Owner Brad Reed | 3rd Coast Entertainment, Nashville, TN

Brad Reed

DJ

Hello Friends!  This is DJ Brad Reed and we would be honored to be a part of your event!

I started 3rd Coast Entertainment in December of 2014 with the goal to provide excellent DJ and customer service to everyone we work with.

I am not interested in having the largest DJ staff in Nashville.  I focus on quality not quantity.  Seriously, what if you get DJ #11 from one of those other companies. They’re #11 for a reason!  I only hire experienced professionals, no newbies like some companies you’ll talk to.

One of the most important aspects of DJing a wedding doesn’t involve DJing at all!  Can the DJ also Emcee?  It is equally as important as music.  Ask your planner, they’ll tell you!  I focus on following the timeline and making announcements on time.  This will keep the event flowing and smooth.  I provide the sound system and microphones, and I only use top notch equipment.

Our services start as soon as you book.  Meeting, phone calls, zoom meetings, I am available. This goes for your folks as well.  If they want to talk to me just give me call!

You read my bio! use this code to get $100 off your price. Code: Hot Chicken.

3rd Coast Entertainment DJ

Terrence Harris

DJ

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