Main Stage June 2-4, 2023
The Rusty Griswolds – Friday
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.
Pete Wagner Band – Saturday
Organized in in the early 50’s “Maestro Pete” his son Paul joined the band in 1983 and has been leading the band since 1986. Paul earn his dues since the age of eighteen with his first R&B band that he joined “The Dynamics” that toured Europe in 1968, enlisted in the US ARMY BAND for 3 years then formed his own R&B Spectrum band that had years long engagements at venues such as Guy’s and Dolls, Mustang Room, FriarTucks, Inner Circle, Sunset Lounge and many more.
Elio Scaccio – Saturday
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.
CincItalia Dancers – Saturday and Sunday
St. Catharine School students perform traditional folk dances at various times throughout the weekend.
Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms – Sunday
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.
Demonstration Stage – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
LaRosa Family members Mike (CEO) and Mark (President and Chief Culinary Officer) will be preparing one of their family favorite recipes — Braciole. There was usually a competition between Buddy and JoJo which preparation was the best. We will share the version that we enjoyed the most while growing up.
Dino DiStasi Owner of Gabby’s Cafe in Wyoming will cook rustic Tuscan beans with sausage.
Italian Trivia – Go it alone or grab some friends and form a team to play trivia. Up to 4 members per team, $1.00 per person, winning team gets to split the pot.
Joe Mumper, Co-Founder and CEO of West Side Brewing Co. Joe will discuss how they created our CincItalia Pils and what differentiates an Italian style pilsener from other pilsener beers. Tickets will also be available for $1.00 each and the winners will get to sample the CincItalia Pils and 3 other West Side Beers.
Giovanna Trimpe, Personal Chef, and author of Holy Chow, Holy Chow Gluten Free and the soon-to-be-released Holy Chow Hospitality, co-authored with Jayne Murphy. They will talk about Giovanna’s new book and will walk you through the preparation of one of their favorite recipes.
Chris Wyllie will be demonstrating his Italian cocktail mixology skills while preparing an Americano, a Negroni, a Bellini and the Italian Margarita. Tickets will also be available to purchase for $1.00 each and the drawn winners will sit on a taste panel and get to sample a cocktail.