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Thursday, August 20

Maserati Stage – Cedarville & Liberty
6:00 pm Swing Dance Lessons by the Pittsburgh Dance Center
6:30 pm Dr Zoot – Pittsburgh’s #1 Italian Big Band

Friday, August 21

Honda Stage – Millvale & Liberty
7:30 pm Gina Rendina – Smash hit duo playing a variety of music for everyone

Maserati Stage – Cedarville & Liberty
12:00 pm Nina Sainato – From Sinatra to Italian Hits
6:30 pm Magic Moments – Pittsburgh’s #1 Oldies Band

Cadillac Stage – Taylor & Liberty
7:30 Mary Lou – Pop vocalist singing a variety of styles

Saturday, August 22

Honda Stage – Millvale & Liberty
12:30 pm Aerial Dance Skills by the Pitsburgh Dance Center
2:00 pm East End Kids – Pittsburgh’s premier teen song & dance ensemble
4:00 pm The Faiellas – Father & son mandolin duo perform traditional songs of Italy
7:00 pm The Jersey 4 – America’s BEST Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons tribute band

Maserati Stage – Cedarville & Liberty
1:00 pm Italian Idol – Showcase YOUR vocal talent on our stage!
4:00 pm Sputzy – Soulful recording artist
5:30 pm La Sorelle Di Bacco (The Sorelle Sisters)
6:30 pm Italian Mambo Dance Review
7:30 pm John Lupone – Italian opera vocalist

Cadillac Stage – Taylor & Liberty
2:00 pm Vanessa Campagna – National Recording artist singing Italian hits
4:00 pm Mirella the Musician – Authentic Italian accordionist
8:00 pm Mia Z – Finalist from NBC’s The Voice!

Sunday, August 23

Honda Stage – Millvale & Liberty
12:30 pm Little Miss Italy – Various age groups, everyone welcome!
2:30 pm Belly Dance by the Pittsburgh Dance Center
3:00 pm Italian Cooking Show with celebrity chefs Jason Capps & Anthony Marino
4:30 pm Nick Fiasco – tribute to Sinatra

Maserati Stage – Cedarville & Liberty
1:30 pm Jimmy Sapienza’s 5 Guys Named Moe – Tribute to Lous Prima, Sinatra, Tony Bennett & more!
4:30 pm The Four Townsmen – Classic from the golden age of rock ‘n roll

Cadillac Stage – Taylor & Liberty
2:00 pm Randy Galioto as Elvis – Pittsburgh’s #1 Elvis impersonator
5:00 pm The Lady Gaga Experience Starring Renee Cole – America’s #1 Lady Gaga impersonator & show

11:30am Italian Mass & Procession at St.Maria Goretti Friendship Campus
1:00-3:00 Exotic Italian Car Show
Strolling throughout the event accordionist Hank Edwardo


The Lady Gaga Experience

The Lady Gaga Experience

Sunday August 23, 5:00pm Cadillac Stage

Cole, a New York City professional actress and singer, brings her spitting image impersonation to Little Italy Days in an interactive performance “sung live” to original backing tracks from Gaga’s tour. With her dead-on looks, dress and backup dancers to complete the ensemble, the show typically turns heads and takes on the provocative personality the real Gaga exudes and expresses every time she steps on stage. Add to it multiple costume changes, video interludes and the excitement that comes with her dynamic delivery of the famous stars act and the “Cole Gaga” comes off incredibly cool and remarkably uncanny.
Originally from Maine Cole’s Gaga get-up and gig went full-time after she entered a look-alike contest five years ago attempting to win concert tickets to see the famous artist. Photographers caught her changing into a homemade costume in Central Park and started snapping away thinking she was the real deal. The ensuing media coverage got her noticed and offers to pose and perform as the singer poured in.

Mia Z

Saturday August 22, 8:00pm Cadillac Stage

Calling herself a “jazzy-blues-rock artist,” Mia Zanotti, 16, brings her brand of music to Little Italy patrons as one of the event’s main attractions, Saturday, Aug. 22. Zanotti finished twelfth during her tryout with the NBC talent show “The Voice” in April. Several months later, she received an unexpected reward from the appearance–a phone call from her coach on the show, Pharrell Williams, to record a song based on her music and “Voice” experience. Titled “Child,” she also recorded a video for it on YouTube. “Child” hit number one on the iTunes blues chart.


The Jersey Four

Saturday August 22, 7:00 Honda Stage

The Jersey Four made their first appearance at Little Italy Days in 2013 and the Pitts-burgh reception, accolades and appreciation of their talents then made them an easy choice for an encore this year. The group shares lots of stories, trivia and tidbits about Valli and the original Seasons

Dr Zoot

Dr Zoot

Thursday August 20, 6:30 Maserati Stage

Pittsburgh’s own Dr Zoot is the area’s premiere swing band. Always in demand, Dr Zoot perform continally perform throughout the tri-state area and beyond. They’ll open the festival with their swingin’ sounds Thursday evening – don’t miss it!


Magic Moments

Magic Moments

Friday August 21, 6:30 Maserati Stage

Pittsburgh’s #1 oldies band

Jimmy Sapienza

Jimmy Sapienza

Sunday August 23, 1:30 Maserati Stage

Jimmy’s Five Guys Named Moe have quality and punch, plus all the spark of a tightly polished jazz combo.They Swing. They Rock. Heavily influenced by Frank Sinatra, Louis Jordan, Louie Prima, and Louis Armstrong. Add a pinch of Dean Martin and a dash of Tony Bennett because this genuine Italian saloon singer does it all.


The Four Townsmen

The Four Townsmen

Sunday August 23, 4:30 Maserati Stage

The Four Townsmen had a single in 1962 called “It won’t be long until Graduation Day is here” . The toured with Terry Lee, Porky Chedwick and they also toured Atlantic City with Paul Anka and the Crystals. The are featured in the book “Pittsburgh’s Golden Age of Rock ‘n Roll. Their music music covers 40 years of classics with vocal harmonies

Chefs Jason Capps & Anthony Marino

Chefs Jason Capps & Anthony Marino

Sunday August 23, 1:30 Maserati Stage

Chef Jason Capps is a certified executive chef and owner of Bella Sera, a special event venue and catering company located in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. Chef Anthony Marino is currently the corporate chef for Don’s appliances, overseeing all culinary aspects for all four locations. You may also recognize him from one of his many appearances on KDKA. Jason and Anthony will share their expertise and passion for food in a cooking show at Little Italy Days.


Gina Rendina

Gina Rendina

Fri. August 21, 7:30, Honda Stage

Gina, a classically trained vocalist, has spent time performing with two of Pittsburgh’s favorite bands, “Sputzy and the Soul Providers” and “Jeff Jimerson and Airborne”. In 2012 she joined the classic rock band “The Game Changers”. She brings her acoustic duo to Little Italy Days.

Nina Sainato

Nina Sainato

Fri. August 21, 12:00, Maserati Stage

Sainato has been performing in the tri-state area since the age of 6. Growing up in a multi-faceted musical family left Pittsburgh native Nina Sainato with a divided love for both classical music and rock n’ roll. In recent years, she has made her mark as a versatile and respected vocalist and is currently working toward becoming a Certified Master Teacher of Estill Voice Training. She performs nationally as a solo artist and continues to work as a singer, songwriter, and pianist in the Pittsburgh area.

Mary Lou

Mary Lou

Fri. August 21, 7:30, Cadillac Stage

Mary Lou say her Grandmother played piano like no one else and her first music memories were of Johnny Cash, Bobby Bare and Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Her love of music is a family thing. It runs in their blood.


East End Kids

East End Kids

Sat. August 22, 2:00, Honda Stage

Earning a reputation as Pittsburgh’s premier teen song and dance ensemble, the East End Kids provide professional entertainment for corporate, community, and private events. Shows are fully staged and choreographed and sung in three-part harmony with featured vocal soloists. Professional sets, props, and musical accompaniments enable the East End Kids to bring a little bit of Broadway to local stages.

The Faiellas

The Faiellas

Sat. August 22, 4:00, Honda Stage

A father & son duo perform the traditional romantic sounds of Italy. Benny Faiella taught his son Matthew the mandolin after learning from his father many years ago. The Faiellas are not only keeping alive a lost art, but also a family tradition.

Sputzy

Sputzy

Sat. August 22, 4:00, Maserati Stage

Sputzy has built and maintained a loyal following, and regularly packs clubs throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, & West Virginia. Soul isn’t simply a style of music, it’s a way of life. You have to feel it, breath it, live it. Sputzy does just that.


La Sorelle Di Bacco

La Sorelle Di Bacco

Sat. August 22, 5:30, Maserati Stage

Sofia-Teresa, Lucia and Valentina Di Bacco are Weirton natives and remarkable young ladies who speak Italian fluently. Theyhave demonstrated great pride for their Italian culture since the age of two by singing and dancing on many church and festival stages, as well as in many musical productions in the tri-state area.

John Lupone

John Lupone

Sun. August 24, 1:30, Wesbanco Stage

John is a Lyric tenor who enjoys singing a combination of Italian operetic arias and Neopolitan songs. Some of the more popular ones are Una Furtiva Lagrima, Nessun Dorma, Core’ ngrato, O Sole Mio, Torna Surriento, La Donna Mobile.

Vanessa Campagna

Vanessa Campagna

Sat. August 22, 2:00, Cadillac Stage

Vanessa was the focus of “Vanessa’s Story” a 30 minute documentary on WQED-TV . The program gave a personal look at her passion for performing and provided insight into the not so every-day life of this teen and what it takes to balance a career and a typical young life. In Vanessa’s eyes, dreams are meant to come true! Her passion for music continues to grow and shine. The sky truly is the limit for this bright young star.


Mirella the Musician

Mirella the Musician

Sat. August 22, 4:00 Cadillac Stage

to celebrate her Italian heritage, Mirella Volpe, at age 15, began playing her accordion in Pittsburgh’s
Strip District for an Italian produce store. She has developed an extensive repertoire of traditional Italian and American melodies and her energetic style attracts audiences of all ages.

Nick Fiasco

Nick Fiasco

Sun. August 23, 4:30, Honda Stage

An accomplished swing and ballads singer, Nick Fiasco performs a tribute to Frank Sinatra.

Randy As Elvis

Randy Galioto

Sun. August 23, 2:00, Cadillac Stage

Bloomfield’s own Randy Galioto Presents Pittsburgh’s #1 tribute show. Elvis Lives, A Tribute to the King, is a unique act capturing the essence of a live 70s show. A variety of music from the early Elvis days to his performances in Las Vegas proves to be an entertaining evening.


Edwardo

Edwardo

Strolling Throughout the Festival

Edwardo has been playing the accordion since the age of ten, having started accordion lessons in Pittsburgh’s Little Italy, Bloomfield, with Mr. Frank Salpietro. His studio in 1957 was about where the Main Stage is erected each year for the Little Italy Days Festival!