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Pacific Fun Day (Pacific Paradise Entertainment)

August 17, 2019 - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (show time TBD)

Annapolis Area Christian School, Severn MD


PPE is sailing east in to take part in a Polynesian festival featuring performing groups from all over the Eastern seaboard. 

Steve Popernack

Singing Under the Crescent Moon: Jewish-Muslim Song Circle

July 7, 2019 - 3-4 pm

Beth El Congregation, Akron OH



Akron's Islamic and Judaic communities join to share songs of their communities and explore the intersections of their musical traditions. I will be accompanying on hand percussion.

SoundSport International Music & Food Festival (Rhythm IN BLUE)

August 10, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (time TBD)

Pan Am Pavilion, Indianapolis IN



That bunch of old folks will be competing and performing alongside small music and dance ensembles from around the world. Also: food trucks!

and this is a list of upcoming events.

Here is a list of my musical performances that are open to the public. These can include ticketed as well as free events, but will not include private functions.

Cleveland Lebanese Food & Music Festival

July 6, 2019 - noon-10 pm

2300 W Ridgewood Drive (picnic pavilion), Parma OH


This two-day festival showcases the best of Lebanese food, culture, dance and music. I will be taking part in the latter, playing riqq in Dan Lahood's band; also special guest singer Rayana. (The festival happens Saturday and Sunday, but I will be there only on Saturday.)

AAPIO Luau (Manivic's Dance Company)

Sept. 14, 2019 - 6-11 pm

Holiday Inn, Strongsville OH

$55 includes dinner and entertainment

America Asian Pacific Islander Organization's fundraiser luau, with plenty of entertainment, food, raffles, door prizes and games. 

either Night Market Cleveland or Solon Home Days (Pacific Paradise Entertainment)

July 26, 2019 - evening (time and place TBD)

either downtown Cleveland or Solon, Ohio


I'm not exactly sure which gig PPE is performing at on this evening, but wherever we are I will be accompanying the Polynesian dancers on a festive assortment of Tahitian drums and maybe bongos and ukulele.

Night Market Cleveland (Pacific Paradise Entertainment)

August 30 / Sept. 27, 2019 - 5-11 pm (show time TBD)

near Emperor's Palace Restaurant, Cleveland OH



One of Cleveland's newest and most exciting street festivals is back for 2019, and Pacific Paradise Entertainment is returning to light up the stage with exciting dance and some okay music from a non-Polynesian guy with some drums.

Full Moon Luau (Pacific Paradise Entertainment)

July 29, 2019 - two shows, time TBD

The Keys Restaurant, Put-In-Bay OH

I'm sure there's a cover charge, plus ya gotta get to South Bass Island...


Yes, I too wish this were on the weekend, but if you have Monday evening free head up to the next best thing to the Florida Keys...the Keys Restaurant on the Lake Erie Islands! PPE will put on two shows full of Polynesian dance and musical goodness.

DCI HOF Tour of Champions (Rhythm IN BLUE)

August 5, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

Infocision Stadium, Akron OH

advance tickets range from $35 to $60


One of the last stops on the DCI 2019 tour, this show will feature nine of the best drum corps in the activity...and a bunch of old folks conducted by some guy.