San Gennaro Feast at Silverton

San Gennaro Feast at Silverton Hotel

Tony Sacca & The Saccettes
Photos by Nikki Artale

The 33rd annual San Gennaro Feast took place this week on Sept. 11-16, 2012 at the Silverton Casino Hotel and featured more than 70 food booths and 80 amusement rides. The festival president Anthony Palmisano once again brought the town another fabulous San Gennaro Feast with nightly entertainment of our local talent and the best Italian food in Little Italy, Las Vegas.

Palmisano is the third generation that has promoted the San Gennaro feast here in Las Vegas and he keeps the Italian culture alive through the music, the food and the wonderful Italian entertainers that participate in the non stop music.

Italian Sausage and Peppers, Philly Cheese Steak, Stuffed Artichokes, Shrimp Scampi, Fried Calamari, Shish kabobs and Linguine and Clams to name the few food items were cooked through out the Feast and the wonderful aromas touched everyone’s heart and filled a lot of stomachs.

Tony Sacca has been a part of the San Gennaro Feast starting in 1985 and he is responsible for bringing all the great talent every night to entertain the thousands of people that attend the event. Tony is a noted singer and television producer and appears with his beautiful “Saccattes”,Chelsea Bernier, Annette Simmonds & Amanda Kaiser.

Many dignitaries were on hand to celebrate the opening night. Mayor Carolyn Goodman is one of our most dedicated mayors and she proves it by her commitment to the Las Vegas Community. I complimented her on how beautiful she looked and she said “Life is good”. I love to hear her speak at events because she is so down to earth and has such a profound humorous side to her as she tells her stories. I am proud that she is our Mayor.

Denise Clemente, Mayor Carolyn Goodman & Cef Josette LeBlonde

Al Lasso, Tony Sacca & Judge Joe Bonaventure

The Grand Lady for the San Gennaro Feast was Denise Clemente, a very talented young lady who entertained nightly and everyone enjoyed her performances. Denise received an award for Female singer of the Year by her peers in 2008 and 2009 and has co-hosted “Toast of the Town” show at the Suncoast Hotel Casino. Denise has a talent show “Rising Stars” and features new singing talents, and she brought Loretta Williams, one of her new talents to perform. It looks like Loretta Williams will be a star.

Denise Clemente

Loretta Williams

One of my favorite local entertainers Tony Pace flew back to Las Vegas to perform on stage, with his dead on impressions and his powerful voice and comedic skills. Tony performs across the country and we are always happy to welcome him home.

Tony Pace

Steve Connoly, Tony Sacca & Tony Pace

The cast from “Jersey Boys” came straight to the Feast after their show ended at the Paris Hotel, to entertain the crowd. They did a sing along with the audience and everyone loved them.

Cast of Jersey Boys

Go and enjoy a festival full of excitement, fun and great food.


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