The Early Birds
DJ Mint Julep began her Los Angeles musical career with the invention of The Early Bird Special at famed Echo Park hot spot, The Short Stop. Noticing a lack of venues that played her favorite dance tunes earlier in the day, this Early Bird sought to close the musical gap for those that had to wait patiently for 10:00 PM to roll around before shaking their hips.
Soon after, residencies at The Offbeat in Highland Park, Parlour Room in Hollywood, and R Bar in Koreatown followed with monthly dance parties growing in number and frequency. Relishing themed parties, dancers began showing up en masse in costume depending on the occasion ( Pep Rally anyone?).
DJ Mint Julep aka Michelle Buckley is no stranger to spinning music, having had a 4 year run as a KSPC 88.7 FM DJ with her show "Where It's At" running on air in the early 2000s followed by an extensive wedding and event coordination career with her company, Mint Julep Social Events.