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SPECIAL EVENT | Festa Italiana



Rochester's Italian American Community Center will host its 14th annual Festa Italiana. The three-day event will feature a variety of musical performances and an opportunity to engage with the area's rich Italian culture. Featured acts include Joe Scalissi presenting "An Evening with Dean Martin," and Elio Scaccio. Both of the singers will perform each night of the festival, alternating between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. slots. This year's Festa Italiana also includes "A Night at the Opera" every night at 4:30 p.m., with an extra 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, July 19. Other acts include The Coupe Devilles, 6 Ways to Sunday, MVT, Lap Giraffe, Eastman Folk Group, and JJ Lang Band.

Festa Italiana will take place Thursday, July 17, through Saturday, July 19, at the Italian American Community Center (150 Frank DiMino Way). Doors open at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at noon on Saturday. Tickets cost $5. Children 16 and younger will be admitted free of charge with an adult. For more information about all of the acts, visit

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