Opening Night Party
Tuesday July 20 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Venue: The Fillmore Miami Beach
Co-Chair: Jeniffer Bello, JB Experiences
Co-Chair: Shalisa James, Entertainment Central Productions
Co-Chair: Cari Petroselli, Otherwise Production Group
Escape with us into a world where we leave all our worries at the door and celebrate as the Event Industry gather together for a sensory experience. The evening will be highlighted by high-energy, entertainment and ambiance of sight and sound.
Opening Night Party Chairs
Jeniffer Bello, JB Experiences
Using travel, culture, and art as inspiration, Jeniffer Bello, has spent the past eighteen years gaining valuable, well-rounded experience in various aspects of the events industry while managing and leading projects nationally and internationally. In a journey including ample involvement in the Hospitality, Tourism, Media Production, and Entertainment industries, Jen has devoted her skills to create unique experiences for high-end brands and private media clients. As founder and CEO of JB Experiences and its sister digital marketing and branding agency, Jazz Black Digital, Jen has designed, managed, and produced unforgettable corporate events, trade shows, conferences, seminars, incentive travel, galas, concerts, festivals, ceremonies, product launches, among other unique hybrid and mixed productions.
Shalisa James, Entertainment Central Productions
Rock Star onstage and behind the scenes. Grammy nominated, winner of Drama Desk in NYC, Show Creator and Director, Vocal Coach and Session Producer. I’m an Acappella pioneer and musical guru with 30-year history of working in the entertainment industry. I create custom entertainment experiences with original content and mind-blowing music. Skilled in Event Planning, Singing, Piano, Staging, Theatre, Event Management, and Music. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media; Music from University of Central Florida.
Cari Petroselli, Otherwise Productions Group
Cari "Care" Petroselli is the Co-visionary and fearless leader behind Otherwise Productions Group. Her keen eye for talent, her passion for production value and her very ambitious personality has recently made her one of the most sought after talent agents within the special events industry. Although she works extremely fast paced (and quite frankly never stops), she has a very calming and reassuring energy that she brings to the table. Cari represents established performers to groundbreaking talent, while works as a visionary for the creative and logistical elements to an event. Working alongside her husband, Co-owner and Creative Director, Jonny Petroselli has been the highlight of her career. Cari and her team at Otherwise Productions Group are trendy and forward thinking with the understanding that this industry is constantly evolving. Cari’s goal is to not think outside the box, but to think like there is no box.
The Fillmore Miami Beach
The story of The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater began in 1950, when Golden Era Legends graced the stage of The Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium. Guests came from around the world to watch such shows as song and dance performances, comedy or even the occasional boxing match. With the television boom in the 1960s, shows such as The Dick Clark Show, The Ed Sullivan Show and the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants were often filmed in the auditorium. In 1964, the city of Miami Beach offered Jackie Gleason the opportunity to film his show here. Mr. Gleason agreed to move his show to sunny Miami Beach, where he declared: "Miami Beach audiences are the greatest in the world!" In 2007, the theater was again reborn, undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation. Operated by Live Nation, the future of the music business, The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater showcases the biggest names in live entertainment. Steeped in rock 'n' roll history while maintaining cultural relevance, our theater passionately combines the rich tradition of the Fillmore Experience with the energy and passion of Miami Beach.
1700 Washington Avenue
Miami, FL 33139
Opening Night Party Entertainment
Free Daps is an Orlando-based act specializing in freestyle rap, music, and comedy. They put on a personalized live show that’s spontaneous, witty, high-energy rhythmic rhyming filled with audience interaction.
“Armed with only a list of key words, phrases and names, Free Daps wrote and performed a hilarious, high-energy rap that summarized the entire 3-day conference in just a couple of minutes. They even managed to work in the names of our top achievers from awards night, and then threw in some newly improvised lines as they performed. They’re creative, versatile and happy to accommodate whatever changes they’re asked to make. If you’re looking for an easy way to delight, surprise and wow your attendees, bring on Free Daps!” – Dick Wilson, Event Planner
From corporate events and conventions to theme parks and private parties, no two shows are ever the same!
Entertainment Central starts the show by asking you on a musical journey into pure “Euphoria!”
- Joyful Noise Choir
- Queen Beats Girl Drum Line
- LED Teeterboard with Jump Rope
We will also “Get Happy” with a retro and 21st century mashup featuring our Swing’N’Sisters.
Finally, our Sound Up! Party Band will bring on the night!
Jazz instrumentals bringing back the golden age of music.
Picture the lights dim, with a soft spotlight on the corner of the room. Your guests walk in and see the beautiful event and evening they have in store. Classical jazz guitar, upright bass, and smoky vintage vocals fill the space, but the song is somehow familiar; they suddenly realize it’s a song they heard on the radio on the ride over, though not like this.
Key Artist Group
Dana & Sharon – Musical Duo
Dana and Sharon are well known for their multi-instrument capabilities and exciting and passionate stage presence. This dynamic duo’s talent and incredible vocal range combined with a very diverse repertoire has propelled them to become one of the most sought aftermusical DUOS both regionally and nationally.
Sharon Aquilar has graced some of the largest stages in the world which include Wembley Stadium and Madison Square Garden. She has performed sold-out shows with internationally known acts such as CeeLo Green (Gnarles Barkey), K-Pop sensation 2NE1Sharon and P-Diddy.
Sharon has also amassed a wealth of television credits appearing onshows such as Saturday Night Live, Today Show, David Letterman, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lopez Tonight and many more.
Dana recently returned to Florida after a successful 4 year Las Vegas engagement headlining a stage at the Venetian- Palazzo Hotel & Casino Resort. Members of his Las Vegas music group included renowned bassist Blaise Sison, (Sly & The Family Stone) drummer Gabe Kaplan (Donny & Marie) and guitarist Dave Hart (Sheila E) among many others.
Star Time - We are here to set the stage! Implementing the old with the new. Otherwise Productions Group brings you a major twist on just your average live band. Conducted by a DJ, along with a live drummer and accompanied by a lush horn section, STAR TIME delivers a jaw-dropping and energetic performance like you have never seen or heard before.
With full stage design including two 9 foot light walls, a projection mapped marquee centerpiece, as well as programmed lighting movers and haze, your audience will get a feel of the good old days while partying along to your favorite songs from all eras.
From classic hits to custom remixes, STAR TIME wows every time!