Music – Main Stage Entertainment

DJ-Italia

DJ-Italia, two of the finest DJ’s this side of the Italian boot, doing Houston’s DJ scene for many many years. Anthony Porcarello and his son Anthony Porcarello, Jr. will rock your socks off with Italian music the likes of which you’ll only hear in Italy, not to mention our all American favorites like Dean Martin, Connie Francis, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Louie Prima, Sam Butera and the list goes on and on.

Houston International Folk Dancers

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A recreational and performance group founded in 1947, HIFD is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of ethnic dance from around the world. Primarily a recreational group that meets twice weekly, HIFD also stages folk dance performances for many events and festivals throughout the calendar year. The group’s repertoire includes more than 300 dances from 39 countries, with emphasis on those of Europe, the Middle East, and Mediterranean areas.

HIFD has participated in performances at the Mediterranean Festival at St. George Orthodox Church in Houston, the Houston International Festival, the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival, and the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio.

HIFD welcomes the opportunity to bring song, dance and music from other cultures to interested parties, and hopes that by so doing, we help preserve the uniqueness of the individual cultures as well as promote peace among all ethnicities.


Aaron Caruso

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Aaron Caruso is a” pull-out-all-the-stops showman” selected by film producer, Sonny Grosso, and 15-time Grammy winner, Phil Ramone, to perform in the role of Mario Lanza. He has performed to a sold out audience at Carnegie Hall and at a red carpet event on NBC. Aaron was honored to sing at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City following the events of 9/11. Recently, Aaron performed a concert with the Bellini Opera of Michigan at the Traverse City Opera House. He also performed a concert of operatic arias and duets with the South West Florida Italian Opera Society. Mr. Caruso regularly concertizes across the United States and Canada with soloists from the Metropolitan. He has headlined Italian festivals across the US where his shows have been filled with spontaneous ovations. Says Giovanna di Bono, PR director for San Diego Sicilian Festival, “Aaron’s performance was stellar and excited the audience to a level we have never experienced with any performance at our event so far.” For more information go to: www.aaroncaruso.com

Hit-N-Run

Charlie Cotrone

Hit-N-Run plays an eclectic mix of a huge variety of music from all kinds of genres with hundreds of songs. The Hit Men of Hit-N-Run are a very diverse group of talented & professional musicians that have worked together for many years. All have amazing backgrounds in their careers playing for & with a long list of many famous groups locally & on national tours and some have even played several times for the Presidential Inauguration Balls.

Whatever the musicianship, all the band members just wait and see what Charlie, The Godfather, is going to do next. It is great fun and sometimes so spontaneous even the musicians are caught off guard. But, no matter what the song – it is fun for the audience and Band, equally and they love to interact with the crowd. For more information go to: www.hit-n-runband.com

Fab 5

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“Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles coming to America”. – The Fab 5, Houston’s highly regarded Beatles tribute band, performs hits by the Beatles and other classic rock groups from the 60s. Their music touches people of all ages from young children to grandparents. It is a period of music that reaches a wide range of demographics. Since 1990, The Fab 5 has recruited top-notch musicians to join the ranks of its rotating roster, performing at various festivals, corporate events, weddings and even opening up for the likes of The Beach Boys and Foghat. The band’s success can be attributed to the level of musicianship found in the band. For more information go to: www.thefab5.net