On the Stella Artois Main Stage
The Rusty Griswolds have been performing the best music of the ’80s since they started partying together in 1999. A local favorite, they have been voted “Best Party/Cover Band of the Year” TEN TIMES by the readers of CityBeat. On stage Friday night.
Classically trained tenor Aaron Caruso started performing at age six and later attended the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy. He earned a degree in Vocal Performance with an Italian minor from the University of Michigan. He studied opera in Italy and in New York City with Maestro Luigi Veccia. Aaron is a true showman and performs to sold-out crowds across the country. Often compared to famous tenor Mario Lanza, Aaron was chosen as the lead in the Broadway musical Be My Love based on Lanza’s life. On stage Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
Since 1954, the Pete Wagner Band has been among the most in-demand acts of the Tristate area. The band has performed at thousands of receptions, anniversaries, private parties, conventions, political rallies, Reds and Bengals games, and big band dances at Coney Island’s Moonlite Pavilion for a record 51 consecutive years. The band, now led by Pete’s son Paul, has performed for five U.S. presidents and at Newport, Kentucky’s Festa Italiana (Northern Kentucky’s biggest festival) since its inception in 1991. On stage Saturday afternoon and early evening.
A performing artist since early childhood, Elio Scaccio has been singing virtually his entire life. Elio followed the huge success of his breakout debut CD Lettere D’Amore with a second release, Somewhere. A performer of the highest caliber, Elio has a captivating, silky-smooth voice, ringing high notes, warm inviting tone, and unmistakable stage presence. He has performed around the country as one of The Sicilian Tenors and with the touring show Two Gents & The Lady. Special guest Julia Anna will perform a few selections with Elio Scaccio as well. On stage Sunday afternoon and evening.
Beautiful procession honoring Our Lady, with a brief prayer service led by Father Anthony Dattilo with the Knights of Columbus and First Communicants from St. Catharine of Siena School. Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
St. Catharine School students perform traditional folk dances at various times throughout the weekend.