Ron Onesti is president and founder of St. Charles, Illinois - based Onesti Entertainment Corporation, producing over 200 concerts, corporate events, casino shows and festivals annually all over the United States.
He is a three-time Emmy award winner for his work in television and is a recipient of The Ellis Island Medal Of Honor, one of only three medals recognized by Congress. He has his own show on WGN.FM and a weekly column in the Daily Herald. OEC's spectacular festivals have brought many communities together in celebration of the great ethnicities interwoven in the fabric of America. Our special events in Chicago, New York, Las Vegas and LA are creative spectacles revered by top corporate executives nationwide.
With the Arcada, Ron has brought life to and saved an historic treasure we have in The Fox Valley. Kevin Costner, Dana Carvey, Don Rickles, Kenny Loggins, Jerry Lewis, Martin Short, Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra Jr…the list goes on and on…have graced the Arcada stage. Showtime and PBS television specials shot at The Arcada including Foreigner, Richard Marx, Hugh Jackman, Joan Rivers, and Andrew Dice Clay are actually on tv today bringing national attention to St. Charles.
His brother Rich is the vice president AND brilliant sound engineer who has been with him every step of the way. Together, the Onestis continue to bring you the music you grew up with! You'll see the pair at every event, so make sure to say hi!