Festa Italiana 2019 Entertainment
Friday, August 2nd, 2019
5:00 – 5:30: Amici Italiani Adult Troupe
6:00 – 7:00: Jack Miuccio
Hailing from Chicago, Jack Miuccio has performed literally hundreds of shows and his vocals are exceptional! Jack performs the best Italian songs, as well as Sinatra, Dean Martin, and much more! Jack has performed with Connie Francis, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Deana Martin and Dennis DeYoung. Performing Friday, August 2nd from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Visit at https://www.jackmiuccio.com/
7:00 – 7:30: Opening Ceremonies
7:30 – 9:00: Shuffle This
“Shuffle This” is a 5-piece pop/rock/dance band hailing from the suburbs of Chicago to Freeport, IL. Songs from the 70’s through today! The Cars, Pretenders, OneRepublic, Fritz and the Tantrums, Lady A, Keith Urban, Pink, Bowie, Bruno Mars, Timberlake, Prince, and tons more! They’ll be shuffling through songs Friday, August 2nd, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Visit at http://shufflethis.com/
9:30 – 11:00: Too White Crew
Too White Crew: Alright STOP, collaborate and listen! There is no other band quite like Too White Crew. A tribute band for the golden era of hip hop, their sound features all the fresh beats from the 80’s and 90’s. TWC is not responsible for injuries sustained from adults trying to do the worm, the running man, or the Roger Rabbit. Too White Crew will be throwing down on Friday, August 2nd from 9:30 – 11:00 PM.
Visit at https://www.toowhitecrew.com/
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
1:00 – 1:15: MCX LLETTI19 year old up and coming Hip Hop artist MCX LLETTI (Michael Colletti) brother of Boylan Alum and world famous battle rapper Anthony “Fresco Clean” Colletti will hit the stage at the Festa this year with special guest Ay Quez on Saturday at 1pm. Follow @MCXLLETTI on Instagram! Don’t miss this 15 minute performance!
1:15 – 2:45: Rock N’ Roll Institute
The Rock and Roll Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to use Rock and Roll music as a vehicle to educate and inspire musical youth to forge their own musical path. And with our Adult Camp, to help fulfill the Rock and Roll dreams of the kid within us all! If you can’t participate in our camp, come out to see one of our summer tour dates! Performing Saturday August 3rd 1:15 – 2:45 PM
Visit at http://rockandrollinstitute.com/
3:15 – 4:00: Amici Italiani Youth Troupe
4:05 – 5:05: Amici Italiani Adult Troupe
6:00 – 7:30: Erin Boheme
Jazz and blues singer Erin Boheme hails from Oshkosh, WI., and is now based in Nashville, TN., Signing a record deal with Concord Music Group at 17, her musical career has taken her all over the world performing some of the most beloved songs, as well as her own originals. Her second record, What A Life, was produced by Michael Bublé. She brings a modern touch to the American Songbook, meshing blues, funk, and R&B, creating a style and sound uniquely her own. See her Saturday, August 3rd from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
7:30 – 9:00: Dakota Horvath
DAKOTA SINGS THE HITS from SINATRA to STEVIE! This 32-year-old singer-songwriter based in Chicago is often compared to Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin, and Harry Connick Jr. At age 5, Dakota Horvath started his career giving tribute to Frank Sinatra at Mickey Rourke’s club in Miami. His voice reached the ears of Frank Sinatra and at age 8, Frank had Dakota backstage, gave him his blessing and said, “you’ve got it kid.” Dakota has since established himself as a crossover artist who’s appeared on stage with numerous artists including the late great Natalie Cole, Jimmy Buffet, Seal, Rick Springfield, and many more! Dakota will be performing Saturday, August 3rd from 7:30 – 9:00 P.M.
“There is no better entertainer in Chicago than Dakota Horvath.”
Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune columnist/WGN Radio Host
9:30 – 11:00: The Gilligans
Ahoy hoy, party cruisers! Check out The Gilligans – island castaways from across the Northern Illinois area. We come to you with only one destination in mind: to get you to shake, shimmy, and shuffle harder than any show you have ever been to! We set our sail to your favorite bass-heavy tunes, including but not limited to Usher, Ke$ha, Pitbull, and Lady Gaga. Our ship comes fully equipped with a personalized light show, scenery, costumes, characters, and one heck of a good time. If you were looking for a place to party, you got off at the right stop! Check them out on Saturday August 3rd from 9:30 – 11:00 PM.
Sunday, August 4th, 2019
1:00 – 1:45: Amici Italiani Youth Troupe
1:50 – 2:50: Amici Italiani Adult Troupe
3:20 – 4:50: Eddie B. Smooth
Eddie B. Smooth delivers the best in smooth jazz, R&B, soul and funk classics; highlighting hits by Aretha Franklin, The Crusaders, Nora Jones, Grover Washington Jr. and much more! A collective of some of the finest R&B, Jazz & Pop talent in the area, featuring the incredible Jessica Bruneni on vocals, Tony Vecchio on sax, Mike Blaisdell on keys, Mark Bradley on guitar, Craig Lanquist on bass and Ed Bogdonas on drums and vocals. This is a show you don’t want to miss! See them on Sunday, August 4th from 3:20 – 4:50 PM.
5:30 – 7:00: The Jimmys
The Jimmys are a powerhouse, seven-piece band influenced by raw Chicago Blues to second line New Orleans funk. With touring experience throughout the U.S. and Europe, the Jimmys have amassed international acclaim. Members of this band have garnered Wisconsin’s top honors in Blues to Grammy recognition to platinum records! “Guaranteed to make you shake a tail feather!” See them perform Sunday, August 4th from 5:30 – 7:00PM.
Visit at https://www.thejimmys.net/