Curator, Apollo Music Cafe, June 3 & 4, 2011Ken Petti is an acclaimed creative brand adviser in the fashion, entertainment and retail arena.  With a broad-based background in the areas of product development and promotions, cultural trend marketing, print, collateral and packaging design, as well as retail/show room/trade show design, Petti has been especially sought after for his unique clarity and vision in defining a brand’s core message.  “I’ve always seen the world through a heightened lens and try to incorporate that sensibility into all of my projects.”

Petti has consulted with and guided some of today’s foremost companies in developing branding and promotional alternatives to their existing marketing initiatives.  Most notably he has developed strategic programs for clients including: Ballet Hispanico, Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret, Erwin Pearl, Universal Studios, Federated Department Stores, Swarovski, Curious Pictures, Spiegel, Marvel Comics, Bombay Sapphire, and the William Morris Agency.

New! 2015-2016 Season

Apollo Presents its 2015-2016 Season! Join the Apollo Advantage Program and save 30% on tickets when you attend two or more Apollo Presents events. This program also includes free over the phone customer service and no ticketing fees. MORE>>

Open Auditions

If you think you have what it takes to become an Apollo legend, then come out to the Amateur Night auditions on September 26. We are seeking singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, spoken word artists and musicians ages five and older. MORE>>


The Apollo's 2014-2015 season is made possible by lead support from Citi, the Coca-Cola Company, Troy and Keisha Dixon, Folonari Wines and Cavicchioli 1928, the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs, the Hearst Foundations, Robert K. Kraft, The Parsons Family Foundation, the Ronald O. Perelman Family Foundation, JoAnn Price, Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford, Time Warner Inc., the Reginald Van Lee New Works Fund, the Apollo Board of Directors and many other generous donors.
Lead annual support is also provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.