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Ving's DJ Service

Ving's DJ Service Your neighborhood DJ based in Fairfax, Virginia. Serving Fairfax and surrounding areas.

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Long before I became "Ving the DJ" at events in Northern Virginia, I was a young college radio DJ in southern Virginia w...
12/31/2021
WFLO in Farmville to sign off the air for good on New Year’s Eve

Long before I became "Ving the DJ" at events in Northern Virginia, I was a young college radio DJ in southern Virginia who managed to branch out to get paid DJ work on two radio stations. The first job was very short lived, but I was able to then spend many hours over the next 5 years at my hometown radio station, WFLO.

Even 25+ years ago, WFLO was one of the last of a dying breed. It gave the opportunity for regular folks from town like myself to be a broadcaster. I played commercials during high school football games and NASCAR races, ran syndicated American Top 40 shows, read countless weather forecasts and jewelry store ads, played many nights of current popular music, and even ran oldies and (one time) country music shows. I actually had the privilege of picking the songs myself, provided I stuck to the format (which I didn't always do!). I even drove the WFLO jeep in a parade once or twice.

While I barely register in WFLO's history as even the faintest of footnotes, WFLO was also where my father Elliott Irving got to live out his dream as a radio broadcaster. Dad is fondly remembered by WFLO staff and listeners to this day. He was best known for his long run as the station's News Director, as well as the host of a popular big band radio show that drew a fan in no less than Don Reid of the Statler Brothers (who became a friend). But Dad did EVERYTHING on air that you could imagine. And the WFLO family truly was my Dad's extended family. My Dad's last day on this world was partly spent on the air at WFLO, doing what he loved.

Today WFLO signs off for the last time after 74 years. WFLO marched to its own drummer. While I didn't always appreciate that in my younger days, my hometown of Farmville was better off for it. A big piece of Farmville's culture is about to sadly disappear forever.

I want to thank Francis Wood At Wflo and everyone else at FLO who was so good to my family over the decades, especially to my old man. Thanks for all you did for Farmville. And while my post-Farmville radio career never became a reality, Ving's DJ Service probably wouldn't be here today without a huge assist from WFLO.

Godspeed, WFLO.

A hometown staple radio station in Farmville is going dark on Friday, December 31 after more than seven decades on the air.

What terrible news. Covenant Christian Academy had been one of my favorite repeat customers, and I got to know Amanda as...
05/25/2021

What terrible news. Covenant Christian Academy had been one of my favorite repeat customers, and I got to know Amanda as I DJ'd a variety of events for them. From what I could see, Amanda loved her school family, and was very much a loving mother and wife as well.

This is heartbreaking news. There are no words at a time like this, but I send my heartfelt condolences to Amanda's beloved family, her many friends, and the entire CCA community.

https://www.facebook.com/CovenantGoldenEagles/posts/4185054714918336

Our beloved Head of School, Amanda Bryson, poured countless hours into developing Covenant Christian Academy into a thriving, Christ-focused, University-Model® school. Her brilliant mind, compassionate heart, and tireless faith left their imprint on every aspect of CCA. Her love for God and His people were evidenced by her joyful spirit, her constant prayers, her reliance on God’s Word, and the hundreds of people who call her their dear friend.

Amanda prayed fervently that a generation of young people would hold fast to God as they go forth into the world. Mrs. Bryson is in the presence of our Lord, but she will be greatly missed. Her love and impact on the CCA community will continue to be felt for many years to come.

Thanks to everyone in Fairfax, Burke, and the rest of Northern Virginia who have made me a part of their good times and ...
11/12/2020

Thanks to everyone in Fairfax, Burke, and the rest of Northern Virginia who have made me a part of their good times and happy memories over the last few years.

COVID unfortunately has brought nearly all of that fun to a screeching halt. 2020 has been a lonely year to be a DJ.

I truly hope to be back at some point, but have no illusions that it will happen in the immediate future. But when you're ready, I'm here.

Stay safe, everyone.

This is my family's neighborhood movie theatre. This owner runs two cinemas here in Fairfax, and both have a rare Mom an...
03/25/2020
How One Movie Theater Owner Is Selling Curbside Popcorn to Pay His Employees

This is my family's neighborhood movie theatre. This owner runs two cinemas here in Fairfax, and both have a rare Mom and Pop feel to them. The theatre shown here is where my wife and I always take the kids to the movies.

If any of my nearby Fairfax/Burke neighbors feel safe going out, please stop by and support them. They are a part of our community, and we need community more than ever right now. As for my family, we may be eating more popcorn than we need.

Mark O’Meara has endured blizzards, hurricanes and economic recessions. Even in three feet of snow, he’s managed to keep the lights on at University Mall and Cinema Arts, the two movie …

03/21/2020

What an amazing gesture by Trummer’s. They are in Clifton so please reach out if anyone is in need of a meal. We will get through this.

03/17/2020
Happy Anniversary Mercy and Andrew!

The current situation in the world doesn't mean we can't toast the positive things in life. Two years ago on St. Patty's Day, I had the privilege of emceeing and DJing a wedding reception for a very nice young couple. From all indications everyone had a great time, including myself. It remains one of my favorite events. As a treat, please enjoy this video that I haven't shared until now.

Happy Anniversary, Mercy and Andrew!

Suffice it to say that there will not be a lot of the typical DJ social media posts coming from this Ving's DJ Service p...
03/15/2020

Suffice it to say that there will not be a lot of the typical DJ social media posts coming from this Ving's DJ Service page in the upcoming weeks and possibly months. There are no parties from which I'll have photos to share. I also simply don't feel right as a human being shouting from the rooftops for people to reach out to me to book their parties or fun events. There's an appropriate time and a place, and this is not it.

While I take this DJ business seriously, the reality is that it is a side endeavor for me. I have a full time career that I enjoy, as well as an amazing family that keeps me busy when I'm not working. My event slate had recently gone quiet, and I'm okay with that during this troubling time.

On the other hand, there are a lot of small businesses that will suffer from this epidemic. While social distancing may be necessary, the loss of foot traffic for many brick and mortar businesses will be heartbreaking. This is certainly the reason we are hearing from so many establishments announcing their increased hygiene procedures. These folks HAVE to stay open.

To the extent that you feel safe, please consider them if and when you choose to venture out or procure food delivery services. Feel free to think outside the box: the locally owned hardware store may have the hand soap that is gone at the big box stores.

We are in a difficult time. Let's stay strong, stay safe, and support each other the best that we can.

The thing I enjoy the most about my DJ work is that I get to use music to bring people together, put smiles on their faces, and hopefully help them forget about the stresses of life for a little while. When all of this passes, we might just need that more than ever. I look forward to the day I can bring some of those smiles back to the community.

Again, be safe, folks.

For those of you waiting for the Ving’s DJ Service Super Bowl commercial, I regretfully have to announce there will not ...
02/03/2020

For those of you waiting for the Ving’s DJ Service Super Bowl commercial, I regretfully have to announce there will not be one for Super Bowl LIV. Maybe next year...

First gig of 2020! What better way to kick it off than with a Dunder  Mifflin-themed Bar Mitzvah party. Mazel tov, Lucas...
01/20/2020

First gig of 2020! What better way to kick it off than with a Dunder Mifflin-themed Bar Mitzvah party. Mazel tov, Lucas!

10/25/2019

It's Fall Festival night at Fairfax Villa Elementary School! There's some serious Macarena-ing going on as I type this!

Yesterday had me out in the crisp fall air in Falls Church, helping the good folks at Homes by Mason with their first ev...
10/20/2019

Yesterday had me out in the crisp fall air in Falls Church, helping the good folks at Homes by Mason with their first ever “Fun4All”. Thanks to Kristen and her team for having me!

Underway at White Oaks Elementary!
10/05/2019

Underway at White Oaks Elementary!

We got another 5 star review this weekend:"Great night with Ryan. Thanks very much for great music and DJing for my wife...
08/26/2019

We got another 5 star review this weekend:

"Great night with Ryan. Thanks very much for great music and DJing for my wife's 50th birthday party."

There is still plenty of availability for September and October, as well as holiday party season. Visit our website at vingsdj.com for your event inquiry!

08/20/2019

It was fun to keep the Class of 89 rocking! Reach out and I'll bring the 80s, 90s, or any decade to your reunion.

Out on the water tonight with the North Stafford HS Class of ‘89. What a beautiful evening, and the music has been a bla...
08/10/2019

Out on the water tonight with the North Stafford HS Class of ‘89. What a beautiful evening, and the music has been a blast to pull together. No “Old Town Road” tonight!

Happy 4th from Ving the DJ...and this guy.
07/04/2019

Happy 4th from Ving the DJ...and this guy.

05/12/2019

Next year, have Ving's DJ Service come out to honor all the moms in your life on Mother's Day. Book now and I promise not to play this song.

05/04/2019

Back having fun with my friends at Covenant Christian Academy for their spring formal. From what I can tell, they are having fun as well!

Looking forward to a fun evening at Cherry Run ES tonight!
04/26/2019

Looking forward to a fun evening at Cherry Run ES tonight!

The Carnival is almost here! Purchase your wristbands tomorrow to save time and money at the door! (Please note: adults do not need wristbands. Just kids!)

If any of my past customers would be so kind as to leave me a review on this site, this DJ would be extremely grateful!
01/08/2019
Fash

If any of my past customers would be so kind as to leave me a review on this site, this DJ would be extremely grateful!

Out on a soggy Saturday night in Crystal City pumping some tunes into Technology Service Corporation‘s Holiday Party.
12/16/2018

Out on a soggy Saturday night in Crystal City pumping some tunes into Technology Service Corporation‘s Holiday Party.

Thanks to my new friends at Greenbrier East Elementary School for having me at their Fall Festival today. Hope I can com...
10/21/2018

Thanks to my new friends at Greenbrier East Elementary School for having me at their Fall Festival today. Hope I can come back next year!

Wrapped up a busy weekend with my first return engagement, at the 37th annual Mass Avenue Heights Community Association ...
10/08/2018

Wrapped up a busy weekend with my first return engagement, at the 37th annual Mass Avenue Heights Community Association block party. The “big top” theme was great! Looking forward to coming back yet again next year!

It’s a beautiful night in Front Royal for a wedding. Congratulations Jess and Scott!
10/07/2018

It’s a beautiful night in Front Royal for a wedding. Congratulations Jess and Scott!

09/08/2018

Kicking off a busy run in Alexandria with a birthday party for a nice young lady and all her friends. Happy birthday Ava!

08/07/2018

Happy to have just received another 5 star review:

I had a DJ cancel at the last minute due to a family emergency. I contacted Ving's DJ service the morning of the event. 4 hours later Ryan showed up and did a fantastic job. Many people at the event commented on how good he was and asked for his contact info. I highly recommend him and will use him for all future events!

07/31/2018
Country Club Swim Team Banquet

Had a great time playing for this swim team, but I think they had an even better time. Drop me a line for your next party!

Out on this beautiful Saturday helping my new friends at Move4Free Realty with their Customer Appreciation Day!
07/14/2018

Out on this beautiful Saturday helping my new friends at Move4Free Realty with their Customer Appreciation Day!

06/23/2018

I'm about to head out to help a young lady celebrate her bat mitzvah! Happy Saturday!

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Ryan DJ'd at my high school 30th reunion. He played all the great songs and really paid attention to how the crowd was reacting. We could have partied all night and his music kept us going!!! Would definitely recommend again!!!