NEWS ROOM   |   VENDORS   |   ICC

2019 Entertainment Line-up:

 


2019 Headliners:

 

KC and the Sunshine Band

KC and the Sunshine Band

Saturday, July 20 at 9 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Stage

Festa is excited to welcome KC and the Sunshine Band to headline Saturday, July 20! With over 100 million records sold, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, Festa-goers can dust of their disco shoes and shake until they drop with one of music’s most iconic groups! Celebrating 40 years of getting people on the dance floor, KC and the Sunshine Band defined the sound of the 1970s and is hailed as one of the decade’s most progressive bands, creating a groove that still resonates in modern pop music. The unique fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of Latin percussion, resulted in an impressive string of hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “Shake Your Booty.”

KC and the Sunshine Band gave a voice to a generation, helped define an entire culture, and continues to make a lasting impact on music fans today. With over four decades of success, the group, led by Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, has been in a state of perpetual renewal as they are consistently introduced to new generations of fans – thanks in part to their music being featured in over 200 motion picture soundtracks, television shows and in national advertising campaigns. KC’s songs are always fun and truly makes all who hear it happy enough to dance!

Listen to KC and the Sunshine Band:

 

Visit KC and the Sunshine Band’s Official Website: www.heykcsb.com

Like KC and the Sunshine Band on Facebook: www.facebook.com/KCandthesunshineband/

Follow KC and the Sunshine Band on Twitter: www.twitter.com/hwcasey

Phil Vassar

Phil Vassar

Sunday, July 21 at 9 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Stage

Festa is thrilled to welcome back Milwaukee favorite, award-winning singer/songwriter Phil Vassar, in his only Milwaukee summer performance Sunday, July 21 at 9 p.m. Vassar’s “Histeria Tour” celebrates 20 years of chart-topping hits including 10 number one singles and 26 Top 40 hits. Vassar is sure to have Festa-goers rocking out to his reign of signature songs, including “Carlene,” “Just Another Day in Paradise,” “Six-Pack Summer,” “When I Love You” and many more. Vassar was racking up hits on the radio long before he even began his own recording career, which has thus far resulted in the release of seven albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist, and sold-out shows across the country. Vassar always puts on a spectacular show and Festa-goers can look forward to enjoying all of Phil’s best in his only Milwaukee summer performance at Festa!

Listen to Phil Vassar on Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/OfficialPhilVassar

Like Phil Vassar on Facebook: www.facebook.com/philvassar

Follow Phil Vassar on Instagram: www.instagram.com/philvassary

Follow Phil Vassar on Twitter: www.twitter.com/philvassar

FEMMES OF ROCK

FEMMES OF ROCK

Friday, July 19 at 9:30 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

The Femmes of Rock, starring Bella Electric Strings and led by rock violinist and arranger Nina DiGregorio, are ready to rock Festa 2019 with their blistering solos and unique arrangements – not to mention their beauty and charm. The Femmes of Rock have performed with some of the biggest names in the business, from Beyoncé to Shakira to Andrea Bocelli, and appeared on America’s Got Talent. Bella Electric Strings were also recently featured in a David Foster and Friends concert alongside the legendary songwriter and producer.

Performing the music of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Queen, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Van Halen and more, Femmes of Rock takes Bella Strings to a whole new level. All-new arrangements, original material, a live rock band, video, lights, choreography, comedy and more are in store for this high-energy show that is sure to leave Festa-goers in awe. The only one of its kind in the world, there are no other similar string acts operating at this level of production.

Listen to Femmes of Rock:

 

Visit Femmes of Rock, Bella Strings Official Websites: femmesofrock.com | www.bellastrings.com

Like Femmes of Rock on Facebook: www.facebook.com/femmesofrock

2019 Entertainers:

The Voices with Angelo Venuto

Friday, July 19 at 9 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Born in Sicily and raised with six brothers and sisters, Angelo Venuto was always a fan of music and has dedicated his life to it. He even taught himself how to play guitar prior to moving to the United States at age 10 and growing up in the Italian community of Bensonhurst in Brooklyn. As he continued learningto play multiple instruments, his musical talents led him to perform at Carnegie Hall with legendary performers like Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. Later, he and his brothers formed the band Caleps – whose name derives from the initials of each band member. Together, Angelo and his brothers played for the Jerry Lewis telethon at the Ed Sullivan Tehatre in New York City, as well as many other locations around the world, including the Caribbean and Europe. Today, Angelo performs with his band Voices, who share his love for Italian music and performing around the world. Festa-goers are in for an authentic Italian treat with the moving sounds of Angelo Venuto!

Listen to Angelo Venuto and Voices: NEW YORK Italian American BAND VOICES MUSIC on YouTube

Visit Angelo’s Official Website: www.voicesmusic.com

Tony Spavone

Tony Spavone

Friday, July 19 at 5 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Saturday, July 20 at 1 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Sunday, July 21 at 3 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Tony Spavone received classical music training at the Conservatory of Chicago under the instruction of Maestro Dino Florentino. Later, he returned to Italy for additional training to perfect his Neapolitan style of singing. After returning from Italy, he performed with many other Italian singers in the Chicago area, opening and performing with infamous entertainers like Paul Anka, Nancy Sinatra, The Four Lads, Vicki Carr, Sergio Franchi and Bobby Riddell. His style can be heard on his four self-produced albums, “Core N’ Grato,” “Canta Napoli,” “Neapolitan Classics” and “Smile.”

Listen Now: “The Godfather Theme” – Tony Spavone with BtW’s Guerinteed Band on YouTube

Joe Scalissi

Joe Scalissi

Friday, July 19 at 3 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Saturday, July 20 at 7 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Sunday, July 21 at 5 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Festa-goers will think they’ve stepped back in time when they hear Joe Scalissi in this year’s entertainment lineup. Joe has been performing his tribute show, Joe Scalissi Sings Dean Martin for over 20 years, and has performed at the annual Dean Martin Celebration in Steubenville, Ohio more times than one can count. Festa is thrilled to host Joe at this year’s festival where his performance mannerisms, voice and quick wit are 100% Dino!

Listen Now: Dean Martin impersonator – Joe Scalissi on YouTube

Visit Official Website: www.joescalissi.com/

Like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/deanmartinimpersonator/

Jenna Esposito

Jenna Esposito

Friday, July 19 at 2:30 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Friday, July 19 at 7 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Saturday, July 20 at 11 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Sunday, July 21 at 1 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Vocalist Jenna Esposito has been delighting audiences across the country with her dynamic, high-energy, Italian-American shows since 2004. She is known for her tributes to “The Great Italian-American Songbook,” which celebrate the original songs of Italy, as well as songs made famous by fellow Italian-Americans. Jenna often sings tributes to Connie Francis and Dean Martin in addition to her passion for rock and pop music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Festa is thrilled to have Jenna perform in celebration of Italian culture on Milwaukee’s lakefront!

Listen to Jenna:

 

Visit Jenna’s Official Website: www.jennaesposito.com

Like Jenna on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sparklejenna

Follow Jenna on Twitter: www.twitter.com/sparklejenna

The Sicilian Tenors Featuring Aaron Caruso, Sam Vitale and Vincent Ricciardi

The Sicilian Tenors Featuring Aaron Caruso, Sam Vitale and Vincent Ricciardi

Friday, July 19 at 1 PM – Miller Lite Oasis – *Aaron Caruso solo performance

Saturday, July 20 at 5 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Sunday, July 21 at 7 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

The Sicilian Tenors bring together three marvelous Tenor voices, each singing their own interpretation of the world’s best music in a recital format! The Sicilian Tenors return to Festa once again to “wow” festival-goers with a romantic journey from Hollywood to Broadway to Italy. Combined with light-hearted fun, this is a concert for all ages to enjoy!

Aaron Caruso has been performing on stage since the age of 6, and attended the world renowned “Interlochen Arts Academy” for high school. He earned his bachelor degree in Vocal Performance with an Italian Minor from the University of Michigan. He speaks four languages fluently, and can sing in Russian, Latin and German. He studied Opera abroad in Italy, and in New York City, with Maestro Luigi Veccia, a student of Marcello and Mario Del Monaco, for 8 years. Aaron specializes in Classic Neapolitan music.

Sam Vitale is a graduate of the University of Michigan, School of Music, and continued his studies in New York City under the late Maestro Luigi Veccia. Sam has performed the lead tenor roles in Carmen, La Traviata, Rigoletto, The Phantom of the Opera, Don Giovanni and Pagliacci. Sam is a proud United States Air Force veteran of both Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm. While in the Air Force, he won first place in the World Wide Tops In Blue Competition, Classical Division.

Vincent Ricciardi is known for his rich, powerful vocals and his vocal versatility. As a concert artist, he has thrilled audiences throughout the Northeast in the clubs of New York and the theatres of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, showcasing Opera, Neapolitan music, Jazz, Broadway and Opera/Pop crossover favorites. Nino Pantano of the Italian voice stated that “Vincent Ricciardi’s lyric tenor is blessed with a smooth and easy top and gives the listener much to savor and a melancholic sob that adds that “special” ingredient that touches the heart.” Vincent can be heard on numerous sound recordings from new musicals and songs by vibrant new songwriters. His credits include work with composer Marco Sabiu on the concept album Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross and it’s follow up album Charlemagne: The Omens

Visit The Sicilian Tenors Official Website: www.siciliantenors.com

Listen Now: www.siciliantenors.com/#Videos

Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms

Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms

Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Sunday, July 21 at 9 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Get Ready for a Feast of Italian/American Musical Tributes, from the swing sounds of Louie Prima, smooth vocals of Dean Martin, the harmonies of the Jersey Boys to the current pop sounds of Italian Rock! Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms are a huge hit at Italian festivals and concerts nationwide and in Italy! They promise to keep Festa fans – young and old – dancing in real Italian style!

Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms are comprised of six vocalists including Ray Massa, (parents from the Campania Region), Tony DiMelfi (grandparents from the Basilicata Region), Marco Capoccia, (born and raised in the region of Frosinone, Italy), Gaetano Nicolosi (born and raised in Catania Sicily), Giovanni Caproni (grandparents from the Trentino Region) and Jay Miglia (grandparents from the Campania Region). They are credited with bridging the gap between American and Italian venues for festival entertainment by revitalizing the mystique and romantic excitement of Italian music. The group’s dynamic and energetic style attracts audiences of all ages and nationality. The Eurorhythms’ popularity is attributed to their unique arrangements of songs from Italy’s current Pop Charts like, “Vespa” and “Femmina” by Paolo Belli, to great Italian hits of all styles from the 80’s to the 50’s like, “A Chi” or “Tu Vuo Fa L’Americano” and their own Italian version of “Hang On Sloopy”. These great songs are intertwined with the ever popular Italian/American favorites like, Louie Prima’s swinging “Zooma Zooma Baccala”, to the great hits from the Jersey Boys and Dion!

 

Visit Ray Massa’s Official Website: www.eurorhythms.com

Listen Now: www.eurorhythms.com/ourmusic.htm

Frankie Moreno

Frankie Moreno

Saturday, July 20 at 9 PM – Miller Lite Oasis

Las Vegas’s three time Headliner of the Year – Frankie Moreno – brings his modern take on piano-pounding classic rock ‘n roll, expert songwriting and an electric stage presence that will have Festa-goers on their feet from start to finish! Having just hit the Billboard charts with his fourth new album, “This is Frankie Moreno,” he becomes the first artist in Billboard history to chart four new albums in less than one year.

Listen to Frankie Moreno:

 

Visit Frankie Moreno’s Official Website: www.frankiemorenofanclub.com

Like Frankie Moreno on Facebook: www.facebook.com/frankiemorenofanclub

Follow Frankie Moreno on Instagram: www.instagram.com/frankiemoreno_fanclub/

Noyz Boyz & Gyrlz

Noyz Boyz & Gyrlz

Friday, July 19 at 1 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Friday, July 19 at 5 PM – U.S. Cellular

Saturday, July 20 at 1:30 PM – U.S. Cellular

Sunday, July 21 at 2 PM – U.S. Cellular

The Noyz Boyz & Gyrlz are a 10-piece horn band performing rockin’ rhythm & blues hits from the late ‘50s to today’s top hits. Three saxophones, two trumpets, one trombone and Piano/Bass/Guitar/Drums back up three fabulous vocalists pay homage to Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Pat Benatar, Joe Cocker, The Supremes and many more! For Festa-goers who love to dance, the Boyz Boyz & Gyrlz love to play and will keep your feet moving all night long.

Listen to Noyz Boyz & Gyrlz: Noyz Boyz & Gyrlz on YouTube

Like Noyz Boyz & Gyrlz on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NoyzBoyzandGyrls

Breezy Rodio

Breezy Rodio

Friday, July 19 at 5:30 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Saturday, July 20 at 1 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Sunday, July 21 at 1 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Breezy Rodio has become a globetrotting ambassador for Chicago blues serving up tough, uncompromising sounds wherever he performs. After releasing his first solo album, Playing My Game Too, in 2011, Breezy worked with a variety of Windy City legends for his next record. This included collaborating with guitarists Lurrie Bell and Carl Weathersby, harpist Billy Branch, and organist Chris Foreman – culminating in his second album release So Close To It, in 2015. This album earned Rodio rave reviews in blues magazines worldwide, and earned him the number two spot in the Chicago Blues category of the nationwide Roots Music Report. Breezy has toured South America, Europe, Japan, Mexico and Canada. He has played countless blues festivals and still plays many of Chicago’s local venues.

Listen to Breezy Rodio:

 

Visit Breezy Rodio’s Official Website: www.breezyrodio.com

Like Breezy Rodio on Facebook: www.facebook.com/breezyrodio

Russo Brothers

Russo Brothers

Friday, July 19 at 7:30 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Saturday, July 20 at 5 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Sunday, July 21 at 3 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

One of Festa’s favorites returns to this year’s festival! Italian-American brothers Nick and Dominic Russo are highly energetic and entertaining, bringing modern, upbeat arrangements of classic Italian-American artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Louis Prima to Festa Italiana this year. The Russo brothers grew up right outside of Milwaukee and have performed at Festa Italiana for over 15 years! Their success has led them to perform at Italian festivals around the country. Nick plays the piano, sings and arranges their music, while Dominic sings, entertains and captivates the audience. With their unique band arrangements, remarkable harmonies and brotherly banter, the Russo Brothers put on a show that will surely put a big Italian smile on all Festa-goers’ faces!

Listen to Breezy Rodio:

 

Visit the Russo Brothers’ Official Website: www.therussobrothers.com

Like the Russo Brothers on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheRussoBrothers

The Four C Notes

The Four C Notes

Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Sunday, July 21 at 5 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Created by John Michael Coppola, best known for his appearance in Chicago’s long running production of the Broadway smash hit JERSEY BOYS, the Four C Notes are the Midwest’s only tribute dedicated to recreating the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons! While they call Chicago home, they have been seen at private events, performing arts centers and outdoor festivals across the country! The Four C Notes will bring their melodic tribute of features to Festa this year, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Workin’ My Way Back To You, (Babe),” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Let’s Hang On,” and many more…

Listen to the Four C Notes: The Four C Notes on YouTube

Visit the Four C Notes’ Official Website: www.thefourcnotes.com

Like the Four C Notes on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheFourCNotes

Strange Magic

Strange Magic

Saturday, July 20 at 7 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Strange Magic is the authentic re-creation of legendary ’70s rock band ELO (Electric Light Orchestra), a multimedia show featuring not only music but background imagery and film. A seven-piece group of multi-instrumentalists perform all of the sounds used in a real ELO show, including vintage keyboards, live cellos and intricate vocal arrangements. Strange Magic unleashes a span of ELO hits, including Living “Thing,” “Evil Woman,” “Strange Magic,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Ma Ma Belle,” “Shine A Little Love,” and more! Get ready to time-travel back to the classic rock era of the ’70s! It doesn’t get any closer than this!

Listen to Strange Magic: Strange Magic on YouTube

Hotel California

Sunday, July 21 at 7 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

For almost three decades, Hotel California have been recreating the legendary sound of The Eagles and thrilling audiences all over the world. Since 1986, they’ve remained the industry leading substitute for The Eagles, playing to huge outdoor and arena audiences, sharing bills with some of rock’s legends, and going places no tribute band has gone before. With incredible lead vocal similarity, intensely accurate instrumental work, soaring harmonies, and top flight live performances, Hotel California is ready to rock Festa Italiana this year. With over a century of collective professional experience in the band today, they’re still going stronger than ever!

Listen to Hotel California: Hotel California on YouTube

Cory Pesaturo

Cory Pesaturo

Friday, July 19 at 4 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Saturday, July 20 at 11 PM – Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Sunday, July 21 at 6 PM – Cucian Stage

Festa is honored to welcome back World Digital Accordion Champion and World Acoustic Accordion Champion Cory Pesaturo (“C Pez”) to this year’s festival. Pesaturo is one the foremost accordion players in the world, pushing the boundaries on multiple fronts of what is possible with the accordion. As the first musician to ever major and graduate in the accordion from the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, Pesaturo’s main contribution is his visionary thinking of how the accordion should be used, played and presented in the modern music world. Longtime Festa performer and Accordion legend Dick Contino said when Cory was only 15 “Of all the accordionists I’ve seen over the years, Cory is the one to pass the torch to, the only one who has all the tools to bring the accordion back to its former glory.” Pesaturo is also a Guinness World Record Holder, having played the accordion for over 32 hours. Pesaturo’s resume also includes appearances at the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton. Festa is excited to bring Pesaturo’s wonderful talent to Festa Italiana in 2019!

Visit Cory Pesaturo’s Official Website: www.corypesaturo.com

Listen to Cory Pesaturo: Cory Pesaturo Highlights – Revolutionizing the Accordion – “CPEZ” on YouTube

Keith Pulvermacher

Keith Pulvermacher

Friday, July 19 at 7 PM – U.S. Cellular

Milwaukee heartland artist, guitarist, writer and producer Keith Pulvermacher embraces rock, blues and folk, while transcending all genres. A true activist, Keith’s music goes beyond politics, religion and race. He raises funds through artistry and charity, fulfilling needs through his website givesong.org. Following his 2014 collection, “Midwestern,” which focuses on acoustic-driven songs about hometown roots, reflection and homecoming, he recently released the Nashville masterpiece, “45 Story,” a collection of songs written to inspire and unite us all.

Listen to Keith Pulvermacher: Keith Pulvermacher Band Summerfest 2016 Go Down To The River on YouTube

Liam Ford Band

Liam Ford Band

Saturday, July 20 at 9 PM – U.S. Cellular

The Liam Ford Band is a three-time WAMI award-winning quartet that has been regularly performing in the Midwest for over thirteen plus years. They are best described as an energetic, virtuosic ensemble fitting into the Americana genre and beyond. They are currently completing a new LP of exciting original material, which will be available early this summer!

Front man Liam Ford is no stranger to local music scenes in both the Milwaukee area and in Los Angeles, where he spent the last 10 years making a name for himself in and around southern California. During the 80s, he earned local recognition as the hard-rockin’ leader of the band Big Bang Theory, as well as other regional bands. Besides his dynamic vocals, Liam also delivers a high-energy guitar performance and on-stage moves that are sure to get Festa attendees up on their feet, dancing or singing along at every show.

Andy Pagel, WAMI nominated drummer, is well known to area audiences and musicians. His multi-year stint with the popular band, Western Box Turtles, earned him widespread recognition as a respected drummer. Andy also doubles on smooth background vocals.

Frank Calarco, WAMI nominated guitarist, has been a local guitar legend with a characteristic style that has him constantly playing since the 1980s. Fans remember his unique contribution to The Lazarus Effect from 1989-1992. When Frank solos, everyone cheers.

Jeff Hoormann, aka “Jeff the Bassman”, also shares vocals and has spent nearly three decades playing with bands in both the South and the Midwest, including Diamond Alley, award-winning UXB, WAMI winner Sig Snopek, Big Bang, Lynn Roginske, The Amigos and currently, The All American Jazz Orchestra. Put together, these hard-drivin’, experienced talents make the most exciting top-notch performance package to hit the stage and take Festa-goers for a musical ride.

Listen to Liam Ford Band:

 

Like Liam Ford Band on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Liam-Ford-Band

The Flat Cats with Amanda Wolff & Myles Hayes

The Flat Cats with Amanda Wolff & Myles Hayes

Friday, July 19 at 9 PM – U.S. Cellular

Based in Chicago, Amanda Wolff & the Flat Cats play a range of vintage and modern music rooted in the hottest swinging jazz and blues, contemporary classics and timeless standards. Whether you choose to listen, tap your foot, or cut a rug on the dance floor, Festa-goers will be entertained all weekend long! The group is comprised of six talented musicians with years of performing, arranging and composing experience. For this very special performance, Myles Hayes will join the band and share his care-free charisma that personifies the legacy of his jazz predecessors.

Listen to the Flat Cats:

 

Visit the Flat Cats Official Website: www.flatcatsmusic.com

Like the Flat Cats on Facebook: www.facebook.com/flatcats

Jayne Taylor

Jayne Taylor

Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM – U.S. Cellular

Jayne Taylor, a multi-award winning singer/songwriter/recording artist, has been captivating audiences at major theaters across Wisconsin. Performing at festivals like Summerfest, Taylor sings a variety of music ranging from retro pop to retro country. In addition to singing at notable music venues, she has also sung at Miller Park stadium to a crowd of 35,000 people. Ready to show Festa Italiana her melodic chops, Taylor also sings in several foreign languages, including Italian, French, Spanish and English. Taylor has also hosted and produced her own weekly TV show, “The Jayne Taylor Show,” and is currently working on her third CD.

 

Listen to Jayne:

 

Visit Jayne’s Official Website: www.jaynetaylormusic.com

Buffalo Gospel

Buffalo Gospel

Saturday, July 20 at 5 PM – U.S. Cellular

Buffalo Gospel delivers heartfelt and heartbreaking timeless Country/Western and Americana arrangements. Bleary, haggard, emotion shines through in the raw lyrical honesty set against a tapestry of powerful minimalism. In a genre plagued by carbon copy insincerity, Buffalo Gospel’s breathtaking honesty and wildcat live performances take listeners to a dusty, forlorn, but strangely familiar place that simply gets sweeter with time.

Listen to Buffalo Gospel: Buffalo Gospels YouTube Channel

Visit Buffalo Gospel’s Official Website: www.buffalogospel.com

Like Buffalo Gospel on Facebook: www.facebook.com/buffalogospel

Follow Buffalo Gospel on Twitter: www.twitter.com/buffalogospel

Follow Buffalo Gospel on Instagram: www.instagram.com/buffalogospel

FBI & the Untouchable Horns

FBI & the Untouchable Horns

Saturday, July 20 at 7 PM – U.S. Cellular

Funk Band Incorporated (F.B.I.) & the Untouchable Horns is the Fox Valley’s premier horn band. Composed of 10 ensemble members, this local group plays all the greatest horn hits from the past four decades. They are a classic horn band with songs featuring, Bruno Mars, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power and more.

Listen to FBI & the Untouchable Horns: FBI & The Untouchable Horns on YouTube

Visit FBI & the Untouchable Horns’ Official Website: fbiandtheuntouchablehorns.weebly.com

Like FBI & the Untouchable Horns on Facebook: www.facebook.com/funkbandincandtheuntouchablehorns

Mic Over Matter

Mic Over Matter

Sunday, July 21 at 3:30 PM – U.S. Cellular

Mic Over Matter, Milwaukee’s premier acoustic cover band, plays a wide variety of covers and originals from the hits of the ‘60s to today’s chart-toppers. Their diverse set list transcends genres and styles, spans decades, and can engage any crowd – perfect for celebrating Festa Italiana! Featuring two wailing acoustic guitars, a silky-smooth piano, heavenly violins and a heart-pounding cajón, this five-piece ensemble gives cover songs a new attitude and is sure to spice up this year’s festival.

Listen to Mic Over Matter: Ants Marching (cover) – Mic Over Matter on YouTube

Visit Mic Over Matter’s Official Website: www.micovermatter.com

Like Mic Over Matter on Facebook: www.facebook.com/micovermatter

Follow Mic Over Matter on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MicOverMatter

Wheelhouse

WheelHouse

Sunday, July 21 at 5 PM- (U.S. Cellular

WheelHouse is a nationally touring Americana and rockgrass string band hailing from Madison. Featuring three and four part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and driving rhythm of the upright bass WheelHouse brings an energy and attitude unique to themselves.

Listen to WheelHouse: WheelHouse – Come Back In (Dive Bar Anthem) on YouTube
Visit WheelHouse’s Official Website: www.mightywheelhouse.com

Like WheelHouse on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Wheelhousewhiskey | www.facebook.com/WheelHouseMadison

Follow WheelHouse on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MyTWheelHouse

Fort Frances

Fort Frances

Sunday, July 21 at 7 PM – U.S. Cellular

Hailing from the Windy City, Fort Frances’ carefree cover of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince’s “Summertime” led to a surprise international breakthrough in 2015. They then released their sophomore LP Alio, spent considerable time touring across the country and into Europe, and had their best year as band. For Fort Frances, not knowing is part of the journey and the only way to take a step in the right direction is to acknowledge that.

Following the biggest high of the band’s career, the future of Fort Frances was in doubt and the band’s leader stopped writing songs. However, after the band’s return to writing and composing, the crunchy guitar-monies layered behind the falsetto phrasing of “Take the Wheel,” the marimba-sub synth combo of “Everything is Starting to Make Sense,” and the frantic pacing of “The Light Years” put the spotlight on a band that continues to have fans entranced in its unique sound.

Listen to Fort Frances:

 

Visit Fort Frances’ Official Website: www.fortfrancesmusic.com

Like Fort Frances on Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortfrancesband

Tre Principesse

Tre Principesse

Friday, July 19 at 7 PM – Cucina

Saturday, July 20 at 6:30 PM – Cucina

Sunday, July 21 at 7 PM – Cucina

Tre Principesse is a Billboard charting women’s music group that has been called “the female version of The Three Tenors.” Dressing in ball gowns and performing music from many genres, with Italian classics serving as one of their most requested styles, Tre Principesse is perhaps the classiest group of young women entertainers in the country. The senior group members are Anastasia Lee, who performed with Josh Groban; and Tatiana Marie, who sang a duet with Elvis Presley on his European exclusive Christmas CD.

Listen to Tre Principesse’s:

 

Visit Tre Principesse’s Official Website: www.treprincipesse.com

Like Tre Principesse’s on Facebook: www.facebook.com/treprincipesse

Entertainment

Entertainment

Entertainment


NEWS ROOM   |   VENDORS   |   ICC


©2019 Festa Italiana  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Policy  |  Website by GT Creative, LLC