Little Italy Days 2015

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Region’s Largest Heritage Festival

Vieni Parte Italiana!

Liberty Ave. in Bloomfield – Ella St. to Gross St.

Thursday August 20, 6:00pm-10:00pm

Friday August 21, noon-10:00pm

Saturday August 22, noon-10:00pm

Sunday August 23, noon-7:00pm

 

 

 

Little Italy Days started in 2002 to celebrate Bloomfield’s Italian heritage, and create a destination spot for Italian-themed entertainment and food. The event has grown through the years and is now lasts four days.

Sal Richetti, who was born and raised in Bloomfield has produced the event since 2012. Sal grew up in Bloomfield, attended Immaculate Conception grade school and Central Catholic High School. He is a local musician who has been performing for over 30 years in the tri-state area, and is the owner of Big Day Entertainment, located in the Strip District, since 1995. He is no stranger to the festival, having booked the entertainment in previous years. In 2013 he expanded it to four days. Previously, the event was always held in September, since 2013 it has mooved to August. “I wanted to give vendors more opportunity with the longer daylight, additionally; there is less chance of cold weather”

“I am excited and honored to produce this community oriented event in the community where I was born and raised. I want to be able to produce Little Italy Days so the businesses can benefit from the large crowds and everyone else including residents, organizations, schools and churches can become involved.”

Sponsors of Little Italy Days include Official Sponsors – Highmark & Allegheny Health Network, Stage Sponsors – Rohrich Shadyside Honda, Rohrich Maserati & Rohrich Cadillac. Additional Sposors include UPMC Shadyside, Children’s Hospital of UPMC, PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank and Wesbanco.

All Shows FREE!

Thursday, August 20

Maserati Stage – Cedarville & Liberty
6:00 pm Swing Dance Lessons by the Pittsburgh Dance Center
6:30 pm Dr Zoot – Pittsburgh’s #1 Italian Big Band

Friday, August 21

Honda Stage – Millvale & Liberty
7:30 pmGina Rendina – Smash hit duo playing a variety of music for everyoneMaserati Stage – Cedarville & Liberty
12:00 pm Nina Sainato – From Sinatra to Italian Hits
6:30 pm Magic Moments – Pittsburgh’s #1 Oldies Band

Cadillac Stage – Taylor & Liberty
7:30 Mary Lou – Pop vocalist singing a variety of styles

Saturday, August 22

Honda Stage – Millvale & Liberty
12:30 pm Aerial Dance Skills by the Pitsburgh Dance Center
2:00 pm East End Kids – Pittsburgh’s premier teen song & dance ensemble
4:00 pm The Faiellas – Father & son mandolin duo perform traditional songs of Italy
7:00 pm The Jersey 4 – America’s BEST Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons tribute band

Maserati Stage – Cedarville & Liberty
1:00 pm Italian Idol – Showcase YOUR vocal talent on our stage!
4:00 pm Sputzy – Soulful recording artist
5:30 pm La Sorelle Di Bacco (The Sorelle Sisters)
6:30 pm Italian Mambo Dance Review
7:30 pm John Lupone – Italian opera vocalist

Cadillac Stage – Taylor & Liberty
2:00 pm Vanessa Campagna – National Recording artist singing Italian hits
4:00 pm Mirella the Musician – Authentic Italian accordionist
8:00 pm Mia Z – Finalist from NBC’s The Voice!

Sunday, August 23

Honda Stage – Millvale & Liberty
12:30 pm Little Miss Italy – Various age groups, everyone welcome!
2:30 pm Belly Dance by the Pittsburgh Dance Center
3:00 pm Italian Cooking Show with celebrity chefs Jason Capps & Anthony Marino
4:30 pm Nick Fiasco – tribute to Sinatra

Maserati Stage – Cedarville & Liberty
1:30 pm Jimmy Sapienza’s 5 Guys Named Moe – Tribute to Lous Prima, Sinatra, Tony Bennett & more!
4:30 pm The Four Townsmen – Classic from the golden age of rock ‘n roll

Cadillac Stage – Taylor & Liberty
2:00 pm Randy Galioto as Elvis – Pittsburgh’s #1 Elvis impersonator
5:00 pm The Lady Gaga Experience Starring Renee Cole – America’s #1 Lady Gaga impersonator & show

11:30am Italian Mass & Procession at St.Maria Goretti Friendship Campus
1:00-3:00 Exotic Italian Car Show
Strolling throughout the event accordionist Hank Edwardo

 

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