By Annie Reuter
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — While the Feast of San Gennaro is known for its authentic Italian cuisine, the musical entertainment is also sure to satisfy – your ears, that is.
Each day features acts that range from Italian folk songs and opera to rock & roll, doo-wop and old standards.
In the heart of Little Italy, the Feast Performance Stage located at the intersection of Grand and Mott Streets is the hotspot for this week’s live entertainment. The 85th annual feast continues through Sunday, Sept. 25.
Tuesday evening will feature “Swinging with the Rat Pack: A Tribute to Frank, Dean and Sammy” while Wednesday hosts a musical remembrance of Enrico Caruso. David Maiulli will accompany famed tenors and sopranos for the three hour show. Head to the main stage at 7 p.m. both nights to hear covers from the infamous trio and Caruso performed.
On Thursday, singer Teo Ricardelli hits the stage for an afternoon performance at 2 p.m. while Sound Affair hosts a concert later that night. Head back on Friday for Vitro Piccone and The Elegants. Known for their No. 1 hit, “Little Star,” the doo-wop group is an annual fixture at the Feast of San Gennaro.
Popular radio disc jockey Bruce Morrow (Cousin Brucie) will host a live radio broadcast all night Saturday before singer Jenna Esposito closes the 85th annual feast Sunday with a selection of Italian folk songs and well-known Italian-American covers.
Annie Reuter is a freelance writer and music blogger. She is the founder and head writer of YouSingIWrite.com.