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Making Dreams Come True

Joe Snell proudly leads the Central Arkansas Entertainment team as Founder and Owner. With a background in supply chain management and in music as a violinist, his experiences give a unique perspective to the production and event industry. Joe Snell is the original Event Success Specialist.

Turning a Vision into Reality

What started as a one-man side job out of a 1,500 square foot home in 2006, has turned into a production team with a name recognized across The South. Those early gigs consisted of a simple package: violin played during a wedding ceremony and a DJ for the reception.

Joe did both.

Through family support, hard work, and, most importantly, the grace of God, Central Arkansas Entertainment has grown into more than anything he ever imagined.

A Perfectionist on Every Detail 

When Joe married his wife, Rosa, 26 years ago they experienced the heartache caused by not hiring the right vendors for their wedding. As a result, Joe and his Team now take every measure to make your event exemplary, down to the smallest details. We believe that designing your monumental celebrations and creating unforgettable memories is what we do best.


JoAnna Perry, CEO

JoAnna officially joined the CAE team full-time in March of 2020. However, JoAnna has been part of the business since its beginning, since her dad is Joe Snell, the owner. If you have a family business, you know! 😂 Nonetheless, her favorite types of events are definitely weddings and bridal shows! Her role as CFO involves generating contracts, building the DNA of CAE and leading and creating a team that will make your events spectacular. 

When asked what she enjoys most about her job, she said, “My favorite part of working with CAE is knowing that we get to be a part of so many people’s special days, whether it be a wedding, birthday party, or prom. And doing it all with my family is the cherry on top.” ☺️

JoAnna has countless memories with CAE, but, when asked about her favorite, she said, “Ooohhh... wow, I have so many memories, but if I had to pick, I’d say that my favorite memories are the ones where Joey (my brother) and I would go with Daddy to his gigs, back when he actually used to DJ. I used to think we were so cool! (Btw, we still are lol). I never imagined we would get to where we are now as a company, and I never thought I’d end up working here full-time.”

JoAnna is happily married to Joshua Perry, and they celebrated their own wedding in July of 2020... that’s right, a COVID wedding! During her free time, she enjoys riding her bike, shopping, and crafting. JoAnna and Joshua got the true CAE experience, first hand, at their very own wedding, and you can see their special day published in Real Weddings by Arkansas Democrat Gazette magazine!

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