Have you ever attended a festival or concert and wondered what goes into putting on a large scale event? And who are the people who do it?

Depending on your specific needs, my team of experienced event producers can customize a system that will help run your event more smoothly and professionally.

We can also work directly with your staff to implement any of our following programs:

Need Help With Planning Your Next Big Event?

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  • Site Management / General Production
  • Corporate Activations
  • Stage Management
  • VIP Management
  • Hospitality & Backstage Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Food & Art Vendor Management
  • General Consultation
  • Bar Operations
  • Talent Buying
  • Web Services & Online Awareness of your Event
  • Brand and Re-Brand Activation and Development
  • Sponsorship Activation

With over 20 years of working with bands and producing live music events and festivals, Mike has gained one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience.

Ohio Bacon Fest



I started in the entertainment industry in 1988 DJing and doing marketing for multiple bars on The Ohio State University campus. In 1992 I progressed to the Downtown area of Columbus and was the main DJ and ran the marketing for many popular downtown nightclubs, including 700 High, Paradigm and Mekka. From 1996 – 1998 I ran and produced the highly successful radio simulcast “The Edge”, a DJ Mix show on WBWR (105.7).
In 1998 I opened my first club, the highly successful Redzone. I then helped formed Corso & Gallicchio ventures and proceeded to open Fabric Lounge, Long Street Entertainment District, Standard Lounge, Spice Bar & Lounge and Park Street Patio & Cantina.
Corso & Gallicchio Ventures currently owns and operates the Short North Pint House (www.shortnorthpinthouse.com), and more bar and restaurant concepts in the Columbus, Ohio Short North area (www.shortnorth.org) are on the way.
We just opened our 2nd venue in the Short North, Forno www.fornoshortnorth.com
A major force in the Columbus nightlife scene focusing on development and marketing, we helped create the Park Street District and put on major events such as the Park Street Festival (www.parkstreetfest.com), which has grown to become one of the major Columbus summer festivals.
After seeing how food trucks were flourishing and the growth of the mobile food movement in Columbus, I helped create the Columbus Food Truck Fest (www.columbusfoodtruckfest.com) at the Columbus Commons in downtown Columbus, Ohio (www.columbuscommons.org).I also partnered with other cities in Ohio to implement their own food truck events including the Whitehall Food Truck & Fun Fest (www.whitehall-oh.us). I also coordinate the Food Truck Food Court which is a weekly lunchtime event that takes place May – October at the Columbus Commons.
2015 I helped create the Ohio Bacon Fest and the Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo.


Food-truck operators and mobile vendors at Columbus conference

Columbus Business First

First-Ever Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo

The Metropreneur

Jeni Britton Bauer scoops out advice

Columbus Business First

Food Truck Festival

Columbus Crave 2015

Roach Coach to First Class

614 Columbus

Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo

Biz Journals 2015

Best Culinary Events in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus Underground 2015


Food Trucks and Carts are Getting Around

Columbus Dispatch – August 14, 2014

What to expect at The Annual Food Truck and Cart Festival

Hola! Columbus  – July 14, 2014
Food Truck and Cart Festival Interview with Hola! Columbus

New beer garden offers craft brews, old world style.

Columbus Dispatch – May 7, 2013
Authors: Mike Gallicchio
Pint House review

Seizing The Opportunity

614 Magazine – May 1, 2009
Authors: Mike Gallicchio, Steve Croyle

Access Granted

C Magazine
Authors: Mike Gallicchio, Jason E. Ohlson

Park Street patrons placing bets on strip’s long-term prospects

Columbus Business First – January 28, 2010
Authors: Mike Gallicchio, Dan Eaton

Ohio Food Truck & Cart Fest 2012

Ohio Historical Society – August 7, 2012
Authors: Mike Gallicchio, Charles Kaplan

Food Truck and Cart Festival Returns to Columbus Commons

Columbus Underground – July 13, 2012
Authors: Mike Gallicchio, Walker Evans

Food trucks congregating at Columbus Commons on Friday

Business First – August 25, 2011
Authors: Mike Gallicchio

Whitehall gearing for inaugural Food Truck & Fun Fest July 27th

This Week News – July 25, 2013
Authors: Mike Gallicchio, Kevin Corvo

Pint House Coming Soon

Columbus Underground
Authors: Mike GallicchioWalker Evans



Cost is determined based on the scale of the event. Our services have several pricing options to choose from. Pricing is always fair & competitive.

Please contact us for a custom quote for your event.

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Planning a massive event is no easy undertaking. There are many details that are often overlooked by folks without experience in the industry. My team and I are here to make sure your next event or festival not only runs smoothly, but is a great success as well!

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