Teleserye stars team up at Fiesta In America 2019

Yam Concepcion of ‘Halik’

Yam Concepcion of ‘Halik’

Two of the hottest names in Philippine TV will showcase their live-performance talents at Fiesta In America’s 21st Anniversary edition, August 10 and 11 at New Jersey’s Meadowlands Expo Center.

ABS-CBN teleserye heartthrobs JC De Vera and Yam Concepcion “are expected to thrill Fiesta In America’s concert audience with 21st century renderings of OPM (original Pilipino music) hits,” according to the show’s Producer and Director, Ogie Afable.

JC De Vera, star of the top-rated The General’s Daughter, will demonstrate his singing chops through special selections from his discography, including Langit Na Rin, Nabihag, One Night One Kiss, and Heaven Knows. Meanwhile, sultry Lorraine May “Yam” Concepcion, who made waves in her acclaimed roles in Halik, FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano, Langit Lupa and other leading teleseryes, as well as in recent films such as Amnesia Love and Pangil sa Tubig, will show why she is a fast-rising vocalist, who first turned heads on Ryan Bang’s hit music video, Shopping.

“We always strive to entertain the widest possible audience with new names in OPM, both trending and classic,” said Nanding Mendez, President and CEO of Fiesta In America. “The young tandem of JC De Vera and Yam Concepcion are expected to sizzle on the concert stage during both days of the event. JC’s and Yam’s biggest hit records on CD, vinyl and YouTube will also attest to the diversity of musical media available to OPM fans in the Philippines, the U.S. and around the world.”

A cornucopia of Philippine and American exhibitors, free workshops and health screenings, and savory regional cuisine at the Food Pavilion are in store for culture-driven followers of Fiesta In America. To attend, sponsor or exhibit at the long-running expo and the People’s Ball, its community tribute gala, call 212-682-6610 or email For more information, log on to Video and photo galleries of past editions are also available on Facebook.


WCOPA-bound Denise Kara to Perform at Fiesta in America

Denise Kara

Denise Kara

Denise Kara, a 9-year-old singer from New Jersey, has been aded to the list of performers at Fiesta in America on Aug 10 and 11 at Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Kara performs in Filipino community festivals, live concerts and event parties. She placed first in the MAMTG (Mid-Atlantic Music Teachers Guild) contest.

Kara will represent the US in the 23rd annual WCOPA (World Championships of Performing Arts) 2019 contest in Long Beach, California. She has her own CD original song titled “Friend in Me.”

Fiesta Releases Tentative Schedule

                                       SATURDAY,  AUGUST  10, 2019


12:00 NOON                          OPENING CEREMONY


12:30 PM                                DOOR OPENS


12:30 PM - 3:30 PM             TRADE FLOOR SHOW


3:30 PM                                  CULTURAL SHOW ADMISSION


3:30 PM -  4:00 PM              SPONSORS AIRTIME


4:00 PM -  6:00 PM              LOCAL ENTERTAINER’S HOUR


6:00 PM -  6:20 PM              CORONATION OF FIESTA QUEEN 2019


6:20 PM -  6:30 PM              SPONSOR AIRTIME


6:30 PM -  7:15 PM              DANCING DREAM ABBA TRIBUTE BAND


7:15 PM -  7:30 PM              SPONSORS AIRTIME


7:30 PM -  8:15 PM               A TASTE OF HONEY


8:15 PM -  9:30 PM              TFC HOURS  featuring JC De Vera  & Yam Concepcion


9:30 PM                                  END


                                       SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2019


10:00 AM -  11:15 AM         FIESTA IN AMERICA 2019 SUNDAY MASS




12:00 NOON-  3:00 PM       TRADE FLOOR SHOW


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM               CULTURAL SHOW ADMISSION


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM               SPONSORS AIRTIME


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM               LOCAL ENTERTAINER’S HOUR


5:00 PM - 5:20 PM               CORONATION OF FIESTA PRINCESS 2019


5:20 PM - 5:30 PM               SPONSORS AIRTIME


5:30 PM -  6:15 PM              DANCING DREAM ABBA TRIBUTE BAND


6:15 PM -  6:30 PM              SPONSOR AIRTIME


6:30 PM -  7:15 PM              A TASTE OF HONEY


7:15 PM -  7:30 PM              SPONSOR AIRTIME


7:30 PM-   8:30 PM              TFC HOURS featuring JC De Vera & Yam Concepcion


8:30 PM                                  END 


Celebrate Sunday Mass and Santacruzan at FIA

Observe the solemn Mass at the Fiesta in America on August 11 at 10 am.

No true fiesta is complete without the colorful Santacruzan highlighted by a procession. It showcases Philippine costumes, queens, escorts and a representation of Queens Helena and Constantine.

Fiesta in America’s Santacruzan is famed for its array of of graceful reynas, escorts, the majestic Reyna Elena and charming constantinos.

Relive the Disco Years with A Taste Of Honey, ABBA-Tribute Band, Dancing Dream and More!

Dancing Dream

Dancing Dream

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

Platinum record-winner A Taste Of Honey will revive the ‘70s’ disco scene at Fiesta In America’s 21st Anniversary edition on August 10 and 11 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

A disco music pioneer, A Taste Of Honey received the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1979. The band’s music lives on, driven by the percussive bass guitar of founder and lead singer Janice Marie Johnson. Her musicianship is the heart of A Taste Of Honey’s concerts around the world.

Groove to Billboard Hot 100 and worldwide number 1 hit, Boogie Oogie Oogie, and other tunes like Sukiyaki and I’ll Try Something New (number 1 and 9, respectively, on the US R&B chart) at the biggest expo and cultural show of its kind on the east coast, Fiesta In America.

A Taste Of Honey will headline the U.S. artists’ line- up during Fiesta in America’s dance-themed cultural show on both days of the event. Other disco-inspired acts will feature Dancing Dream, the world- acclaimed ABBA tribute band; the hottest superstars from the world of Philippine movies, television and recording; and remarkable New York-area artists.

This summer will mark Fiesta In America’s 21st year as the east coast’s longest-running trade and cultural expo. The indoor event is a direct-sales platform for businesses to tap the New York-New Jersey Filipino market while showcasing the best of Philippine culture, highlighted by a Santacruzan on Sunday, August 11.

Free workshops on Philippine franchising opportunities, led by the Ateneo Graduate School of Business Program Director Jonathan Petalver; free health screenings; a native Food Festival; and special sections for artists, photographers, chess enthusiasts and children round up the event’s main attractions.

The night before the expo, Fil-Am Who’s Who watchers will also have the opportunity to meet Fiesta In America’s featured Pinoy stars and honor Filipino achievement in diverse fields at the People’s Ball. Fiesta In America’s community tribute gala, the People’s Ball, will be held on Friday, August 9 at New Jersey’s Meadowlands Hilton, in East Rutherford.

To attend, sponsor or exhibit at Fiesta In America, and the People’s Ball, call 212-682-6610 or email For more information, visit

Fiesta in America is Back Targeting Fil Ams in its August Event


Fiesta In America’s 21st Anniversary edition is back catering to America’s strong ethnic market — Filipino Americans — on August 10 and 11, 2019 at New Jersey’s Meadowlands Expo Center. It’s not surprising why. Filipino American (Fil Am) households have a higher U.S. median household income than a median U.S. family which earns $26,576 less than a median Fil-Am family in New York and New Jersey, home of Fiesta In America.

But the under-the-radar buying power is just one of the reasons to connect with Fiesta In America’s core attendees. The two-day event is the biggest indoor Filipino expo and cultural show of its kind on the U.S. east coast. Its trade pavilion, workshops, star-packed shows, event magazine, and monthly e-newsletter ensure total engagement all year-round onsite and offsite for your brand.

Book now for EARLY BIRD perks! Call 212-682-6610 or email for details.

Calabarzon Exporters to Take Part at Fiesta in America

Twelve handicraft and food manufacturers from Philippine Region IV-A will showcase their products to thousands of consumers on August 10 and 11 at Fiesta in America. The exporters are from provinces collectively known as CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon).

Mary Charisse Platon, trade industry development analyst at the Department of Trade and Industry’s regional office, supplied Special Edition of Fiesta in America with the list of participating exporters that would form the CALABARZON section. They are Epicurian Gourmet Foods, Dolly’s Banana Chips, Ocean Fresh Tahong Chips, Resilience One Butterfly, Amstature Food Products, Eva Marie Arts and Crafts, Lolo Bobby Handicrafts, Ma. Delza’s Native Products, VWT Enterprises, Cut & Shape Crafts Manufacturing, Olivia’s Coffee Seed Corporation, and Alano-less Food Manufacturing.