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San Gennaro Feast May 7-11 – Food and Music Festival at Grand Canyon Shopping Center

By Dianne R. Davis

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Feast Features Variety of Traditional Italian, American and International Foods. 80-plus Amusement Rides and Games Including The New 100-Foot Vertigo, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Bounce Houses, Arts and Crafts Booths, Peroni Beer Garden and Free Live Concerts Nightly

 

The 35th Annual San Gennaro Feast will take place May 7-11, 2014 at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center. The Las Vegas re-envisioned fun, new food and music festival celebrates the spirit of San Gennaro and features more than 70 restaurant food booths, 80 amusements rides including the new 100-foot Vertigo, midway games, arts and crafts booths, and live music. Entertainment coordinator and host Tony Sacca will be introducing Las Vegas’ best bands and performing his own headlining show. Sacca has been part of the event for more than 30 years. This might well be the best Italian Heritage Celebration this side of Naples.

The show runs from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday; 5 p.m. - midnight on Friday May 9; noon til midnight on Saturday May 10 and noon – 11 p.m. On Sunday, May 11. Tickets are $9 for adults and children over 54 inches. Shrink the kids to under 54 inches and they enter at no charge. Seniors and military are only $8. For tickets, visit San Gennaro Feast.

There is no charge for parking at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center, 4245 Grand Canyon Drive and West Flamingo Road (just west of the 215).

Here'a a brief rundown of some of the fun and food:

FOOD: Food is a vast variety of traditional Italian fare including pasta, pasta and more pasta, fried calamari, calzones, baked clams, pizza, stuffed artichokes, Italian fried dough, Italian sausage, peppers and onions, etc., as well as American food including corn on the cob, funnel cakes and more and international cuisine.

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TALENT: Complimentary entertainment daily starting at 5 p.m. featuring Las Vegas’ top bands plus strolling Italian entertainers. 

This year’s stellar entertainment lineup includes: The Fab and Yellow Brick Road bands’ tributes to the Beatles 50th Anniversary; Sam Riddle Band; Love Shack; Whip Its; Deja Vu,; Patty Janura Band; The Gregg Peterson Band; Frankie Moreno Band; Tribute to the Temptations; Zowie Bowie; MJ Live - A Michael Jackson Concert; Corrie Sachs as Reba McEntire; John Acosta as Barry Gibb; Adam Tucker as Tim McGraw; The Tony Sacca Show; and The Michael T Band.

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RIDES: More than 80 amusement rides and midway games including a petting zoo and

pony rides.

POP – Pay One Price to ride all rides endlessly

$25 Wednesday – Thursday / $30 Friday-Sunday

CONTESTS: Sunday, May 11 at 4 p.m. – Cannoli and Meatball Eating Contest  Sponsored by US Foods and Chef Vic Vegas, owner of Vic's Restaurant in Sun City Anthem in Henderson.

Photo by Dianne R. Davis

CEREMONY: On Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m., Father Dave Cassaleggio will bless the feast and Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will visit.

Photo By Dianne R. Davis

FIREWORKS: There will be a gigantic fireworks display at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 11.

SPONSORS: Grand Canyon Shopping Center, Grand Flamingo Capital Management LLC, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Lite, Stack Wine, and Butler Amusements.

Published on May 03, 2014

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