Entertainment Schedule

Friday:
5:05-5:35 Amici Italian Troupe
5:50-6:50 Vince Chairelli
7:00-7:30 Opening Ceremonies
7:45 -9:00 Minimal [classic rock]
9:30-11:00 Blooze Brothers

Saturday:
12:45-1:45 Amici Italian Youth Troupe
1:50-3:00 Amici Italian Adult Troupe
3:30-5:00 Vince Chiarelli
5:30-7:00 Dirt Road Rebelz
7:30-9:00 Dueling Pianos
9:30-11:00 Cylinder 6 [80’s-current rock]

Sunday:
10:00-11:00 Sunday Mass
11:00-12:00 PA Music
12:00-12:45 Amici Italian Youth Troupe
1:00-2:00 Amici Italian Adult Troupe
2:30-4:00 Vince Chiarelli
4:30- 6:00 That 70’s Band [Rock, Pop, Disco]
6:30-8:00 Brushville [Country band]
  

Entertainment Lineup

Entertainment Bios

Dirt Road Rebelz

The Dirt Road Rebelz is a high energy, full throttle Country Rock band out of Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin. Formed in 2015, DRR has captivated thousands with their entertaining persona, musical talents, and crisp sound. The band consists of Clinton Joe Huebbe on Lead Vocals, Patrick Martin on Lead Guitar/Backup Vocals, Josh Richter on Bass Guitar/Backup Vocals and Dwayne Meyer on Drums. With many years of experience under their belts, these boys will bring it every time they take the stage. Check them out at www.facebook.com/thedirtroadrebelz for upcoming shows!

The Vince Chiarelli Band

One of the most original and eclectic Italian bands, “The Vince Chiarelli Band”, has entertained audiences from coast to coast. They have been acclaimed for their unique sound, which gives their audience a taste of traditional Italian music with their own modern twist and a Latin flair. The band’s popularity is credited to their unique mix and arrangements of classic Italian favorites, intertwined with romantic Italian ballads, Italian-American favorites and enticing bossa nova and flamenco rhythms. Audiences will be captivated by the band’s own self-described genre of “Flamenco Italiano,” which has revitalized the excitement of Italian music.

Blooze Brothers

For over a quarter of a century (yes, really), the Blooze Brothers Band has been one of Chicagoland’s most in-demand show bands. They not only honor the music made by the original Blues Brothers in movies, & TV, but also embrace Soul, R & B, Motown, and,  John Belushi’s love of classic rock. Like Aykroyd and Belushi, we fuse those great musical traditions into a stage show that energizes and delights hundreds of thousands of music fans across the greater Chicago area and beyond every year.

Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos

Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos brings the energy and excitement of a dueling piano bar directly to you! No matter the time or place, they're always guaranteed to start the party! From Billy Joel to Lady Gaga, this highly interactive, all-request show is guaranteed to have you dancing and singing along to your favorite songs!

That 70's Band

That 70’s Band is a collaboration of artists from Rockford and Chicago, IL – Ian Zander, Maurice Dunk, Curt Anderson, Clareisa Schwartz (aka Clare Black), Hannah Hovland and David Painter. Our artists have been in bands such as Big Daddy Woo Woo, Amperage, Prime Time Live Band, Hair Daze, Sweet Emotion, Hilly Jones, Men of Our Times, The Avatars, Whoa Nelly, Clare Black & the LA Trio, Colonel Obadiah Gun & Wild West Show, The Sasparillas and Yes Factory (currently streaming on Spotify and Amazon Music)!

Cylinder 6

Cylinder 6 is a collaboration of one of Rockford’s most successful acts, Hedder – which you may have heard on Rockford’s WXRX and Madison’s WJJO to name a few. Former members of the band Hedder signed to Gold Circle Records, who produced two top 40 singles on the national rock charts more recently formed Cylinder 6 – a side project which has grown into a headliner of its own! Members have performed in over 300 cities nationwide and have supported country and rock acts such as Old Dominion, Jordan Davis, Foo Fighters, and Stone Temple Pilots, just to name a few!

The five members deliver a high energy wall of sound that is certain to quench the palate of any rock or country enthusiast – there’s a little something for everyone!

Minimal is a dynamic trio of musicians. Gregg DeCarlo on bass, guitar, keys and pedals. Zach DeCarlo on lead vocals and percussion. Leanne Leonard on guitar and vocals. Together they bring the sounds of Pop, Classic Rock and Alternative. Rockford’s favorite party, dance band in the Stateline area.

Known for their LIVE shows. Brushville has been playing SOLD OUT shows because of their high energy performances. One reporter compared a Brushville show to a hockey game. “It was an engineering masterpiece as all members could switch out of one song mid-stream and into another seamlessly. It was like watching a hockey game where the players changed, but the action and the game clock kept rolling.” Brushville blends four extremely talented musicians, with incredible harmonies, an explosive stage show and a fresh, dynamic sound produced by an array of instruments to create an unforgettable experience for the audience. Brushville has been expanding their assault throughout the nation and is excited to be performing at Festa Italiana 2022.