The annual Southington Italian-American Festival reaches the decade milestone this evening. The tradition continues with authentic Italian food, music and a homemade wine contest at the tenth annual Southington Italian-American Festival, July 25-27 on Center Street.
The festival opens tonight at 5 p.m. It runs from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Commencing the weekend is an outdoor Sunday Mass in Italian and a procession to follow, staring at 10 a.m.
The entertainment line up for the Italian-American festival is as follows:
Friday at 5 p.m.
Ron Casanta Pop
Roberto Pavarotto Pop
Marty Roche Pop
Emily & Vincent Ricciardi Classical, Semi Classical and Broadway
Ron Zapulla and his band Pop and Italian American favorites
By Request Band pop music
Kids maqic Show by the Great Leone
Southington Stars (young singers & entertainers)
Heather LaRosa Pop Singer
all the above are pop and broadway type singers
Noel Morabista Italian American
Gene DiNapoli Pop and Specialty songs
Christina Luna Pop & Broad way
Aaron Caruso Classical Semi Classical Italian American
10 a.m.-noon-Italian Mass & Procession
Angelo Ruggiero Italian American
Sound Alternatives Italian American Band
Marcello Sparagna Italian American
Raffle & Closing