About Us

Testimonials

We hired Nighthawk as djs for our wedding and they truly went above and beyond. The preparations started before the day of when they consulted with us on exactly what songs we wanted them to play. They even graciously downloaded a special request song that they don’t normally play and spent a lot of time making sure that they had the exact version we wanted. During the wedding, they even did double duty as MCs of the event announcing the various activities during our wedding timeline. They played great music making sure everyone was dancing and enjoying themselves. Such an amazing vendor that I cannot put into words how grateful I am to them for everything they did. I would not hesitate to recommend them and I will honestly never look for another vendor in the area because they are just that good.

Ernest Baskin

We cannot say enough wonderful things about them! They were so helpful from our very first meeting, through our wedding day! Our wedding was cold and windy, but they helped keep our wedding guests dancing the night away, so much so, that we weren’t ready for the night to end and booked them for an additional 2 hours! Without them, our wedding would not have been what it was. They provide so much more than just music, from helping light candles on the tables, and most importantly trying to keep us on schedule. I will be recommending them to everyone!

Julie Hartsock

Shaun was the DJ for my wedding on 10/14/17 and he was amazing! He had the dance floor hopping all night. He knew what tunes to play on top of the songs we requested. We even had wedding crashers from across the lawn (there was another wedding at our venue during the same time) come over and dance. I would highly recommend them for anyone that needs a DJ with reasonable prices!

Amy Wintersteen

If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Kristina and Shaun went above and beyond both on our wedding day and the weeks leading up to the big day too. They met with us to finalize details and gave us a fool proof timeline of the evening which put my nerves at ease. Kristina was amazing! She not only acted as my coordinator (when my officiant was subpar) but also checked in with me all night to see if I needed to eat anything or wanted a drink or just needed to sit.  My new husband and I couldn’t of asked for a better night with family and friends, dancing and having a good time! We could definitely recommend Nighthawk Entertainment again and again!

Courtney Lynn Whitmore

Kristina and Shaun at Nighthawk Entertainment were so much fun to work with! Since we didn’t live in the area, Kristina and Shaun did a Skype call with us to go over all of their services and really made us feel special. They have a wonderful form put together to help in planning out the timeline of the night.. I was so impressed that they compiled their own timeline to go off of to keep the night rolling smoothly! The night was flawless and our guests were dancing all night long. They even followed up the next day to ensure that we had enjoyed ourselves and to see if there was anything more they could do for us, which just speaks volumes in the wedding industry! They are a pleasure to work with and such a sweet couple to get to know!

Megan Fimbel

We used Nighthawk Entertainment for our wedding on 7/7/17 we would not have changed a thing, absolutely amazing! Donny went above and beyond . If you are looking for a Dj this is by far THE BEST hands down great rates and amazing people!!!

Jamie Lang

Meet Our Team

Kristina Herbst

Kristina Herbst

Co-owner, Disc Jockey, Emcee, Coordinator, Administrator

Dana Glass

Dana Glass

Disc Jockey, Emcee

Shaun Herbst

Shaun Herbst

Co-owner, Disc Jockey, Sound Technician, Marketing Specialist

Nichole Waggner

Nichole Waggner

Photo Booth Attendant

Larry Poole, Jr

Larry Poole, Jr

Disc Jockey, Emcee

Jamin Synder

Jamin Synder

Disc Jockey, Emcee

Jordan Hisey

Jordan Hisey

Disc Jockey, Emcee

Donovan Snyder

Donovan Snyder

Disc Jockey, Emcee

Our Story

Hello, my name is Shaun Herbst​.  I am the owner of Nighthawk Entertainment.  I have had an extraordinary passion for music my entire life.  Ever since I was a child I would listen to music every chance I would get, whether it would be listening to the radio while cleaning my room or playing with friends, or listening to my Sony Discman at night until I fell asleep.  

I soon took up playing guitar, which I continued to play for the next 15 years.  I played in the Penn State University Jazz Ensemble, and in Rock, Country, and Blues bands in State College, PA, Altoona, PA, Athens, GA, Buckhannon, WV, and York, PA.  I would also run sound and lights for different bands and worship groups.  Then, one day a friend approached me because a friend of theirs had hired a DJ for her sister’s sweet 16 birthday party, and they had backed out on her at the last moment.  I agreed to help her out.  I grabbed my computer and gathered all the sound and lighting equipment I had and put on the best performance I could within the short period of time.  My only focus was helping out a friend and making this party as memorable as I could for the girl.  Afterwards, I had a line of people that came to express how impressed they were by my performance, and wanted me to come DJ for their weddings, parties, etc.  My feeling of satisfaction was so great, I immediately knew that this was what I was meant to do.  Because of my success and customer feedback, I was then able to grow and expand the business into the state-of-the-art sound and lighting services we offer today.

Music is our passion!  We are not just in it for the money.  We do what we do because we love it.  Period.  Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, and the feeling we get from putting on our best performance and our customer feedback is our biggest profit.  We treat every customer as if they payed us million dollars, regardless of what their budget is.  A high level of commitment and weeks of preparation go into each and every event to ensure that every performance is tailored specifically to YOU!