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May 31 @ 5:00 pm - June 2 @ 6:00 pmFree
One of Kansas City’s favorite festivals, Festa Italiana, the unique celebration of Italian traditions and Italian-American culture, will once again kick off the summer season at Zona Rosa! This longtime local ethnic festival draws visitors from across metropolitan Kansas City and beyond.
Enjoy an amazing assortment of Italian food favorites, great entertainment on the main stage all weekend, a 3v3 soccer tournament on Friday and Saturday,) an Italian Motorsports Show (Sunday, Noon to 2pm,) and much more.
Friday, May 31: 5:00PM – 11:00PM
Saturday, June 1: 11:00AM – 11:00PM
Sunday, June 2: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
2019 Kansas City Festa Italiana Entertainment Line-Up
Friday, May 31:
5:00pm – Miller Marley Entertainers (Overland Park’s premier dance troupe)
5:30pm – Frank Cherrito, Frank Vigliaturo & Tony Antonucc. Mack the Knife & more…
6:00pm – Flashback – Mario Brancado’s Upbeat Local Band
7:30pm – UNICO’s Meatball Eating Contest
8:00pm – Marino Fruzzetti. A stunning variety operatic arias, pop music & American classics
9:30pm – Lights Out. A band from Philadelphia-An awesome tribute to Frankie Valli& 4 Seasons
Saturday, June 1
11:00am – Live with Jasper Mirable on KCMO Radio. Tune in to 710AM or 103.7 FM
12:00pm – UNICO’s Cannoli Eating Contest. Hosted by Jasper Mirablle.
12:30pm – The Gumba’s. A musical journey through Italy
1:00pm – Tony Antonucci, Frank Vigiaturo & Frank Cherrito. KC’s smooth Italian crooners
1:45pm – Addalyn Antonuccci. Rising Italian dancing star
*** Special Appearance – Watch for The Strolling Gumbas from 1 – 2 on the Festival Grounds ***
2:00pm – The Cascone Girls. Sofia & Isabella Cascone-returning for 11th year of dancing excellence!
2:30pm – Viviano Brothers. Singing Italian favorites
3:30pm – Vince Scola. Italian boy singing country favorites.
4:00pm – Expert Wine Presentation, Vivo Italiano! Presented by PRP Wine International
4:30pm – Mark Tonelli Quartet. Extraordinary Italian Jazz Guitarist & Composer
5:30pm – Vince Chiarelli Trio. A great mix of Italian and American numbers
6:30pm – Joseph Vincelli. Internationally Acclaimed Saxophonist, Flautist, & Jazz Artist
7:30pm – Marino Fruzzetti Returns. More pop, arias, and American classics
9:00pm – Franks A Lot and Tony Antonucci. Cherrito, Vigliaturo, Ancona and Tony all having fun!
9:30pm – Lights Out- Electrifying Tribute “The Beach Boys”
Sunday, June 2
10:00am – Catholic Mass.Presiding celebrant – Fr. Vince Rogers & Fr. Dennis Wait
11:30am – Chef Silverio Pagano. KC’s Singing Italian Chef’s Secret Recipe
12:00pm – Maria Milazzo. Singing Italian Arias and classics
***Italian Motor Show 12 – 3pm Next to Hereford House***
1:30pm – The Cascone Girls Return
2:00pm – MelRoe’s Dance Studi0. Liberty’s showcase dancers
2:30pm – Vince Chiarelli Trio. The Italian Trio Returns
4:00pm U.N.I.C.O. Scholarship Awards. Hosted by Dave Sullivan-scholarship chairman
U.N.I.C.O. Wine Tasting Tent Behind Main Stage All Weekend
3 On 3 Soccer Tournament-Friday, May 31 and Saturday June 1 Next To Hereford House