On New Year’s Eve, 700 guests experienced an ultra-exclusive night of entertainment hosted by Glenn Smith at the Hilton Americas-Houston. The glitzy 1940’s Hollywood themed soiree featured a five star themed menu, towering ice sculptures and five hours of live music.

I’m proud to announce that our flagship ensemble, The Starlight Experience, opened the stunning party with two hours of live dance music.

Shelby Hodge, society columnist for Culturemap Houston, raved, “The sizzling Starlight Experience from New York ruled with two hours of drop dead fabulous dance music.”

Our dynamic live band set the stage for an evening of headline entertainment featuring Frankie Valli and a surprise midnight performance by the Eagles!

In a ballroom topped with luxurious, dazzling swaths of black and white silk, guests enjoyed a five star menu with everything from Russian caviar to juicy prime rib. After the 90-minute performance by the Eagles, The Starlight Experience continued to wow guests until nearly 3 am. The party buzzed well into the evening, closing with a luxurious breakfast buffet.

The Starlight Experience was honored to help ring in 2010 with style at one of the country’s most exclusive New Year’s Eve parties. We have played alongside many exciting headliners, but this magical evening of entertainment was particularly thrilling to be part of and such a wonderful way to begin the New Year.

It took nearly a year to plan and organize the incredible event, and our respect and admiration goes out to the entire staff who made the night possible. Special thanks to Lisa Newburn and John Wilbanks of Prosound in Houston.

For pictures of the stunning celebration, visit On the Town Houston’s Facebook coverage and Culturemap Houston’s lovely write up and slideshow.


Here is a thank you letter we received from the event planner the following day.

Hey Valerie –
Happy New Year to you too!!
WOW!! Is all I can say…you guys were amazing!!! We loved, rocked, danced, etc to you guys “All Night Long”!!! Unbelievable is all I can say to describe the experience!!!
The night was truly magical and surprising!!
I can’t wait to work with you guys again…you are truly FABULOUS!!!
Thanks so much for making our NYE Perfect!!
Happy 2010!