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.
Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms are the most recognized and dynamic Italian-American show band in the country. A huge hit at Italian festivals and concerts coast to coast, the EuroRhythms bring the swing sounds of Louis Prima, the smooth vocals of Dean Martin, and the harmonies of the Jersey Boys.
A versatile seven-piece dance/show band, Sal Ventura & Dr. Zoot performs at concerts, festivals, dancehalls, and nightclubs throughout the eastern U.S. Their eight CDs of largely original music have garnered national and international attention, and their music has appeared in film, TV and radio. Elements of jazz, blues, rock, funk, and pop inform their distinctive sound and high-energy performance!
Mickey James and the Queen City Crew is a high-energy, six-piece band whose youthful and nostalgic look and sound will entertain music lovers of all ages. They provide the perfect combination of Classic and Contemporary Swing, Jazz, R&B, blues, and rock and roll.
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.
St. Catharine School students perform traditional folk dances.
CincItalia Mustache Contest
Open to participants of all ages, the fun CincItalia Mustache Contest features prizes for Best Natural, Best Styled, Tickliest, and People’s Choice. (No artificial ‘staches, please.) Presented by the Cincinnati Beard Barons. Sunday at 4:30.
On the Bolla Wines Demo Stage
CincItalia’s demonstration stage will feature Italian-themed cooking demonstrations, wine talks and mixology lessons.
Hosted by Local 12’s Meghan Mongillo. Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Giovanna Delli-Carpini Trimpe. Trimpe lived in her mother’s hometown of Gello Matese, Italy, for three years from age eight. She learned at a convent how to cook, crochet, garden, and set “a proper table” for visiting cardinals, and she fell in love with entertaining, cooking, and doing for others. Later, she landed her dream job as Head Chef at Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral. Her books Holy Chow and Holy Chow Gluten-Free include recipes gathered from her Italian, Latin American, and American heritage and her experience living and cooking on three continents. Friday at 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by Dino DiStasi of Gabby’s Catering. Friday at 10:30 p.m.
Firehouse Favorites Cooking Demonstration
Hosted by local Cincinnati firefighters. Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Pete Ianni of the Sons of Italy. Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Bolla Wine Tasting
Find your favorite Bolla wine from the many varieties on offer. Saturday at 9:00 p.m.
Learn creative cocktail recipes from host Anthony DiMuzio. Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
LaRosa Family Cooking Demonstration
Tried and true LaRosa family recipes presented by hosts Buddy LaRosa and son Mike. Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Joe Henke of Henke Winery shares decades of knowledge to help you understand and appreciate a variety of wines. Sunday at 7:30 p.m.