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Festa Italiana Offers Restaurant Tuesday Promotion July 18 at Participating Festa Restaurants

July 14, 2017 | Uncategorized

Diners get free admission to Festa if they dine at a participating food vendor restaurants on Tuesday, July 18; Mangia!

MILWAUKEE – July 14, 2017 – Aside from actually eating in Italy, Festa Italiana is the next best thing.  Festa Italiana, presented by Calypso Lemonades, is offering festa-goers a chance to preview all their favorite Italian food items by visiting participating Festa food vendor restaurants on Tuesday, July 18.  Those that dine at participating restaurants July 18 will get a free admission into Festa, taking place July 21-23 on Milwaukee’s lakefront, while supplies last.


Participating restaurants for the July 18 “Restaurant Tuesday” promotion, include:


“Nothing makes people feel like they’re in Italy more than great Italian food. That’s why, this year, we created Restaurant Tuesday, which offers Milwaukeeans a chance to try some of this year’s Festa food vendors prior to the festival and earn a free ticket to Festa in the process,” said Dean Cannestra, Italian Community Center president and co-chairman of Festa Italiana.

A complete list of Festa food vendors and menus can be found by visiting:


40th Anniversary Entertainment

Beyond food, the 40th anniversary of Festa Italiana will feature a plethora of great Italian and classic entertainment. This year’s musical headliners will include hometown favorite, BoDeans, 90’s alternative band, Gin Blossoms, “The Voice” 2012 finalist, Nicholas David, and “America’s Got Talent” Season 11 finalist, Sal Valentinetti. Direct from Italy, the Flag-Throwers from Florence will also be returning to Festa 2017 with a colorful show that brings history to life! Also back this year is one of Festa’s most popular features – the Italian Idol competition, an amateur singing contest featuring all genres of music. Other popular Italian acts to look forward to include Russo Brothers, Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms, The Sicilian Tenors, Anna Calemme, Tony Spavone and The Florentine Opera.


Festa organizers just recently announced a Dick Contino Tribute Show Sunday, July 23 at 6 P.M. featuring Contino’s son, Pete, his daughter, Deidre, and three-time world champion accordionist and Contino protégé, Cory Pescaturo.  The show will also include tributes from Russo Brothers and Ray Massa.


For more information about all Festa entertainment acts, please visit:

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