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FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2017


​     *Festival MC:  Mr. John Viola

President of the National Italian American Foundation


Saturday, August 12


​12:00 PM (Noon) to 1:30 PM -- Opening Welcome & DJ Lino Nobrega (International Music)


1:30 PM to 3:00 PM -- Marco Amadio (Italian-American Music)


3:00 PM to 5:30 PM -- Rochester Rat Pack (Music of Sinatra & Friends!)


​3:00 PM -- Cooking Demo with Celebrity Chef Marco & Chef Alex Spinello from Padova, Italy (Cooking Pavilion)


5:00 PM -- Cooking Demo with Celebrity Chef Marco & Chef Casey Lort from Tapas 177 Lounge (Cooking Pavilion)


5:30 PM to 6:00 PM -- SPAGHETTI EATING CONTEST!


​6:00 PM to 8:00 PM -- Franco Ciffa & Andy Calabrese Orchestra (Italian Music)


​8:30 PM to 10:30 PM -- TRE BELLA "Three Beauties One Voice" (Italian-American Music from New York City!)



Sunday, August 13


10:30 AM to 12:00 PM -- SUNDAY MASS at the Immaculate Conception Church in Corn Hill (445 Frederick Douglass St.)

Honoring St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother (Patron of Youth & the Abruzzi Region) and Our Lady of Guadalupe


​12:00 PM (Noon) to 12:30 PM -- GRAND PROCESSION* 

​*Departs from the Church to the festival site with Color Guards & the Pittsford Fire Dept Marching Band


​1:00 PM to 1:30 PM -- Blessing on the Main Stage by Fr. Claudio Piccinini from Marche, Italy & Toronto, Canada


​2:00 PM to 4:00 PM -- Bossanova Bradley Brothers (Rock & Roll and Brazilian Samba Music)


​3:00 PM -- Cooking Demo with Celebrity Chef Marco & Wegmans Chef Pasquale Sorrentino (Cooking Pavilion)


​4:30 PM to 6:00 PM -- La Muralla (Salsa Music -- Salsa Dance instruction presented by Flat Iron Café!)


​5:00 PM -- Cooking Demo with Celebrity Chef Marco & Wegmans Chef Pasquale Sorrentino (Cooking Pavilion)


​6:30 PM to 7:00 PM -- Little Italy Awards Ceremony


​7:00 PM to 8:00 PM -- Vanessa Racci (Italian Mu)


​8:30 PM to 10:00 PM -- SAL "The Voice" VALENTINETTI from the hit TV show "America's Got Talent"!!


​10:00 PM -- FIREWORKS SHOW to Conclude the Festival!



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The 4th Annual

Little Italy Festival of Rochester, NY

NOTICE: Event Organizer & Copyright 2014-2017: Little Italy Festival of Rochester, NY.  A portion of net proceeds to benefit the

Little Italy Neighborhood Association, Inc. and the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, NY (both 501(c)(3) non-profit charities).

This event and any of its details may be subject to change and/or cancellation at organizer's discretion. All rights are reserved.