The 88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro will feature live musical entertainment, food and cooking demonstrations and food eating competitions during its 11 day run which begins on Thursday, September 11, and continues through Sunday, September 21, 2014.

There will be musical entertainment to satisfy all tastes, ranging from Italian folk songs and opera, to rock 'n roll and doo wop to old standards. There will also be live radio broadcasts from this stage during the feast on Saturday, September 13 (WCBSFM program hosted by Joe Causi) and on Saturday, September 20, (Sirius XM Radio program hosted by Bruce Morrow (Cousin Brucie).

Unless otherwise noted, the stage will be active most nights until 9 PM!

The performances and demonstrations will be held on the FIAT PERFORMANCE STAGE located at the intersection of Grand and Mott Streets in the heart of Little Italy.




SOME OF THIS YEAR'S PERFORMERS INCLUDE:



2014 FREE ENTERTAINMENT
On the Fiat Performance Stage

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, Sept. 11

4:00 – 5:00 PM: "9/11 Remembrance Ceremony"
A Musical Tribute
Starring PATRICK HALE and THERESA SAREO

7:30 – 9:00 PM: JOHNNY MANDOLIN and Friends

Friday, Sept. 12

2:00 – 3:00 PM: 13th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition
Sanctioned by the International Federation
of Competitive Eaters.

This year's winner was Marcos Owen of Hillside, NJ,
who ate 34 full sized cannolis, breaking the world record of 32
set at this competition in 2012.

Sponsored by Ferrara Bakery

7:30 – 9:00  PM:  JUST FRIENDS in concert

Saturday, Sept. 13

2:00 – 4:00 PM Grand Procession along Mulberry St from Canal to Houston Sts
Grand Marshals: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
with other Honored Guests and Celebrities

7:00 – 10:00 PM   Live Radio Broadcast on WCBS FM with host/emcee  Joe Causi.

Sunday, Sept. 14

1:00 – 2:00 PM: Deejay Rocco Mesito

7:30 – 9:00 PM: VITO AND THE ELEGANTS with VITO PICONE

Monday, Sept. 15

5:00 – 6:00 PM: FRANCESCA CAVALIERI in concert
7:30 – 9:00 PM: Concert with THE EMOTIONS and THE CLASSICS

Tuesday, Sept. 16

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Annual Pizza Eating Contest
7:30 – 9:00 PM: NOSTALGIA in concert

Wednesday, Sept. 17

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Marco Pezzano in concert

3:00 – 5:00 PM Annual Pizza Eating Competition between big eaters from local pizzerias, restaurants and cafes

7:30 – 9:00 PM: GIANNI RUSSO and Band in concert

Thursday, Sept. 18 (TBA)

7:00 - 9:00 PM:  15th ANNUAL ENRICO CARUSO NIGHT 
with sopranos Justyna Giermola, Melanie Long, Cheryl Warfield
and others; David Maiullo on keyboard.

Friday, Sept. 19
(FEAST DAY Celebrating San Gennaro)

1:00 – 2:00 PM: EXPERIENCE SICILY WITH ALLISON SCOLA AND VILLA PALAGONIA
Multifaceted guitarist Joe Ravo and multi-instrumentalist  and singer Allison Scola
in an exciting and delightful presentation about Sicily and a performance featuring their eclectic acoustic
pop and traditional Sicilian folk songs

6:00 -7:00 PM Celebratory Mass honoring San Gennaro in Most Precious Blood Church
     National Shrine of San Gennaro, 113 Baxter Street, followed by Street Procession with
Statue of San Gennaro.

6:30 PM: TRE BELLA Concert with Italian Folk Songs

7:30 – 9:00 PM: Concert by JIMMY ALLEVA

Saturday, Sept. 20
7:00 – 10:00 PM   Live Broadcast (Sirius Satellite Radio) with host Cousin Brucie

Sunday, Sept. 21

3:00-4:00 PM: Concert by TEO

6:00- 9:00 PM: Concert by JENNA ESPOSITO and Band

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