San Gennaro Feast

San Gennaro Feast

The 32nd Annual San Gennaro Feast was held at the Rio All- Suite Hotel Casino by organizer Anthony Palmisano. Anthony started the Italian Festival in Miami in 1972 and has kept the Italian culture going with a taste of great food and entertainment. San Gennaro was the Bishop of Benevento, Italy and is the patron saint of Naples Italy.

For over 25 years, Tony Sacca has been a part of the San Gennaro Feast as the entertainment director and brings nightly to the stage, the best of the Las Vegas entertainers.

                                                      Tony Sacca & Greg London

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It was delightful to see the cast of “Nunsense” do a number on stage. The story is about the Nuns in a convent in Hoboken N.J. who are holding a fund raiser to get money to bury a few nuns who were accidently poisoned and died and were stored in the freezer in the basement of the convent. It is silly and funny and very entertaining and a joy to watch these talented ladies.

There were a variety of foods but the ones that stood out were the old time favorites of Sausage and Pepper stands and the Philly Cheese Steak stands. Lots of carnival games to win stuffed animals, a psychic to tell your fortune and a stand full of beautiful parrots. One parrot was on America’s Got Talent show this season and he really does speak clearly.

Anthony Palmisano flew in Chris Lista, who had performed with Tony Sacca over 38 years ago, to be a part of the entertainment for the festival for the entire week. It was a great reunion for Chris and Tony as they shared the stage to perform together.

                                        Tony Sacca & Chris Lista

Lena Prima, daughter of the great Louis Prima sang a lot of the classic songs of her father. It was great entertainment and the audience loved her performance.

Lena Prima

The Feast was a huge success and it was packed every night with hungry men, women and children who enjoyed feasting on the fabulous Italian foods. I can’t wait for the next San Gennaro Feast.

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Dick Contino


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