2013 FESTA! Entertainment

While you take in the flavors and sights of FESTA!, you’ll also enjoy the sweet sounds of this year’s musical entertainment! From The Marine Band to our headliner, Oh What A Night—A Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, there’s something for everyone!


Oh What A Night – Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

“YOU ASK FOUR GUYS, YOU GET FOUR DIFFERENT ANSWERS…” How Did Four Blue-Collar Kids Become One of the Greatest Successes in Pop Music History? Have We Got A Story For You!

OH WHAT A NIGHT- THE MUSIC OF THE JERSEY BOYS is a classic look back at some of the most iconic music of its’ time; this show melds together not only the best of the new hit Broadway Musical, JERSEY BOYS, but also adapts more of the great songs by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons which the world over would sing along to! The four gentlemen who pay homage to the Original Four don’t miss a beat with a stellar sound as they sing live to favorites like BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY, WALK LIKE A MAN and of course, SHERRY. They take you back in time when The Variety Trio (the original three) first discovered little Frankie Castaluccio and sang some of hits first hits like I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE and SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE, not to mention share interactive moments with the audience during STAY and MY EYES ADORED YOU.

Featuring Four of LA’s most sought-after performers, with credits ranging from Broadway, TV & Film to National Tours and High-Profile Recording Projects. We are proud to bring to you highlights of one of the most acclaimed shows in recent history.

The Broadway version was the 2006 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical. “It’s Just Too Good To Be True!” (Clive Barnes, New York Post). Broadway’s Biggest Success Story Takes You Behind The Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons- and, as The New York Times Says, “The Crowd Goes Wild”. Follow the Rags-To-Rock-To-Riches Tale of Four Blue-Collar Kids Working Their Way From the Streets of Newark, New Jersey, to the Heights of Stardom! Featuring other Hits as LET’S HANG ON, WORKIN’ MY WAY BACK TO YOU, OH, WHAT A NIGHT and MORE! Your audience is sure to experience an unforgettable performance that will not only bring them back, but will allow them to experience one of the biggest Broadway hits of all time.

To view a video of the show, click here.

Notable Entertainer: Cristina Fontanelli

“Vocal genius….” – The New York Sun – Direct from NY, Cristina Fontanelli has become a San Diego favorite and is a well-known personality through her recordings, her appearances on TV, radio, in concert internationally and throughout the U.S., nightclubs, and opera, and through her acting debut on network television.

Her most recent role is as PBS-TV/NY Affiliates Host for Andrea Bocelli’s historic concert in Central Park also starring Celine Dion, David Foster and Tony Bennett and for the “Il Volo Takes Flight” special.  She has appeared on CBS Weekend in interview/performance/co-hosting roles for the past 2 years and her beautiful soprano voice has taken her to the White House as part of President Clinton’s holiday celebration and in 2005 to the Inauguration of President George W. Bush.  On December 13, 2013 Cristina brings her 3rd-annual highly-acclaimed “Christmas in Italy®” show (running 10 years in NYC) to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla,CA.  More info: www.cristinafontanelli.com

Medaglia D’Oro Stage

W. Date & India Streets 

10:00am-11:00am | Franco Z & Zbop
11:30am-12:30pm | John Torres
12:30pm-1:00pm | Announcements of the Columbus Day Queens
1:00pm-2:00pm | Cristina Fontanelli
2:30pm-3:15pm | Pizza Tossing Contest
3:30pm-4:30pm | David Patrone
5:15pm-6:00pm | Oh What A Night – Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Michaels Stage

W. Grape & India Streets

10:00am-11:00am | David Patrone
11:45am-1:00pm | Allison Adams Tucker
1:30pm-2:30pm | Guy Rallo
3:00pm-4:15pm | Todo Mundo
4:45pm-6:00pm | John Torres

City National Bank Stage

W. Beech & India Streets

Alternating All Day | Pizarro Brothers
Alternating All Day | Pietro Rizzi
Alternating All Day | Gilbert Gauthier

Piazza Baslione

Throughout the Day | Smilin’ Jack

Little Italy Mercato Cooking Stage

W. Cedar & India Streets

11:00am | Bencotto/Monello with Chef Fabrizio Cavallini
12:00pm | Petrini’s with Chef David Petrini
1:00pm | Prep Kitchen Little Italy with Chef Danilo Tangalin
3:00pm | Davanti Enoteca with Chef de Cuisine Chris Vera Tudela

If you are interested in being an entertainer for the 2014 Little Italy FESTA!, please email us at info@littleitalyfestasd.com.