Festa Italiana to Host
Taste of Italy: Kick-off
Fundraiser and Singing Contest
The first Italian festival is coming to Harriet Island in September: Festa Italiana. On Monday, July 18, 2011, Festa Italiana invites everyone to Mancini’s Char House in Saint Paul for A Taste of Italy Fundraiser beginning at 5:30 p.m. with Lou Cotroneo as the guest emcee. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased in advance from Festa committee members, at www.festaitalianamn.com and at the door. Italian food, beer and wine tasting will be offered plus information about the upcoming Festa, a silent auction, and the unveiling of the 2011 Festa artwork.
There will be a real Italian Singing Contest that anybody can join (participation drops your Taste of Italy admission ticket to just $10). Singers can perform a traditional Italian folk song, a song made famous by an Italian crooner, or an Italian aria. A panel of judges will determine the winner who will be invited to sing on the main stage at Festa Italiana. Submit your name and the song you plan to sing to firstname.lastname@example.org .
It will be all things Italian at Mancini’s on July 18, just two months
before Minnesota’s inaugural Festa Italiana takes over Saint Paul’s
Harriet Island September 23 and 24. Please visit www.festaitalianamn.com for more information.
What: Festa Italiana’s A Taste of Italy
When: Monday, July 18 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25 available online or at the door.