Korean Fest serves up sampling of music, food and culture

For the new K-pop boy band Baikal, headlining the 10th annual Houston Korean Festival was their first opportunity to perform in the United States since their debut in September.

The South Korean music group rehearsed on stage at Discovery Green Saturday morning to prepare for it evening show, one of more than a dozen performances at this weekend’s Korean Festival. To celebrate its 10-year mark, the Korean American Society of Houston booked more international acts, including five from South Korea.

“We have things that we’ve never seen before and I’m very excited about it,” KASH board chairman Mark Shim said. “We’ve never had such a big line up of incredible performers.