Southington’s Italian-American Festival kicks off tonight

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
Marcantonio  Comedian
Ron Zapulla and his band   Pop and Italian American favorites

Saturday-2 p.m.
By Request  Band pop music
Kids maqic Show by the Great Leone
Kids Carnival
Southington Stars (young singers & entertainers)
Heather LaRosa     Pop Singer
Missy Cipriani
Opening ceremonies
Reilly Lincavicks
Charlie Tiernan
Kelly Nowik
Jillian Calliuette
Alexandra Hernandes
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

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