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On the Investors Bank Stage

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Relive your Wildwood Days and Malt Shop Memories at the 20th Anniversary Mercer County Italian American Festival as Philadelphia Native and Entertainment Legend Bobby Rydell appears on the Investors Bank Stage, Saturday, September 28. Bobby’s hits include million selling singles Volare, Wild One, We Got Love, Kissin’ Time, Swingin’ School, Wildwood Days, and Forget Him.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Time
Performer
Location
05:30 - 06:45 PM
Investors Bank Stage
07:00 - 08:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
08:00 - 09:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
09:00 - 10:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time
Performer
Location
01:00 - 02:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
02:00 - 03:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
03:00 - 04:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
04:00 - 05:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
06:30 - 07:30 PM
Investors Bank Stage
07:30 - 08:30 PM
Investors Bank Stage
08:30 - 09:30 PM
Investors Bank Stage
09:30 - 10:00 PM
Festival Grounds
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time
Performer
Location
11:00 - 12:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
01:00 - 02:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
02:00 - 03:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
03:00 - 04:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
04:00 - 05:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
06:00 - 07:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
07:00 - 08:15 PM
Investors Bank Stage
08:30 - 09:30 PM
Investors Bank Stage

Investors Bank

1969
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1969 - A Woodstock Celebration is a group of the region's most talented musicians and vocalists, who are passionate about paying tribute to the bands and artists who appeared at the most iconic musical happening in history on it's 50th anniversary. But the story isn't complete unless the social harmony that was displayed that particular weekend by all of the attendees in less then perfect conditions is acknowledged. Peace, Love and Music.  (presented by RENEWAL BY ANDERSEN)
Friday, September 27, 2019
07:00 - 08:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
Sunday, September 29, 2019
06:00 - 07:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
Bobby Rydell
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With a career starting as a 1950’s teen idol, to the present where he pays homage to both jazz and The Great American Song Book, Bobby Rydell’s recording career earned him 34 Top 40 hits, placing him in the Top 5 artists of his era (Billboard Magazine). Bobby’s hits include million selling singles Volare, Wild One, We Got Love, Kissin’ Time, Swingin’ School, Wildwood Days, and Forget Him, selling a combined total of over 25 million records. In 1963, Bobby starred with Ann-Margret in the iconic movie “Bye Bye Birdie.” When the producers of “Grease” wanted to pay tribute to the era in which the popular musical was set, they named the high school where most of the action took place “Rydell High” in his honor. Bobby Rydell tours the nation, backed by full orchestras for large venues or a trio for intimate gigs, enthralling audiences with selections from The Great American Song Book by such composers as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers and more. His 2010, re-released album, "Bobby Rydell Salutes the Great Ones/Rydell at the Copa" was released to overwhelming critical praise for his artistic treatment of these great standards. In 1995, his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania named the street he was born “Bobby Rydell Boulevard.” Wildwood, New Jersey also has a street named for Bobby in appreciation for Bobby’s massive hit, “Wildwood Days.” Bobby also performs regularly in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. For over 30 years, Bobby has also performed in over 700 shows in the must-see production called “The Golden Boys.” This is a happy, fun-filled look back at a simpler time in music history with his childhood pals, Frankie Avalon and Fabian. As a reviewer of a recent performance simply stated, “Bobby Rydell is a true American music treasure.”
Saturday, September 28, 2019
08:30 - 09:30 PM
Investors Bank Stage
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show
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The multi-talented Sonny Averona Jr. (DEAN MARTIN), vocalist and entertainer originally from South Philadelphia, now resides in New Jersey. He is following in the footsteps of his father, the late-great entertainer Sonny Averona Sr. Among Sonny's many talents are the song stylings of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Rat Pack material along with some Bobby Darin. Johnny "Bones" Cipparone (JERRY LEWIS) was born and raised in South Philadelphia and now resides in New Jersey. With his uncanny portrayal of Jerry Lewis, Johnny has worked with Philly's own Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker and Charlie Gracie to name a few. Currently Johnny Bones is working with Sonny Averona, Jr. in a tribute to DEAN MARTIN and JERRY LEWIS which is delighting audiences everywhere.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
04:00 - 05:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
Sunday, September 29, 2019
03:00 - 04:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
Doug Church - the Voice of Elvis
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He is known worldwide as "The LEGENDARY Voice" by not only his fans and other Elvis Tribute Acts, but by those who knew Elvis personally. He is regarded as an Icon in the industry, winning awards too numerous to mention including being inducted into the Elvis Tribute Artist Hall of Fame in 2013!Doug began his career in the U.S. Air Force, brandishing a guitar and home-made costume, where he began winning talent contests held annually by the Air Force with his amazing rendition of the King of Rock of Rock and Roll. He won 11 First Place trophies in just 4 years of competitions in multiple categories such as Male Vocalist, Comedian and even master of Ceremonies! Shortly after leaving the service, he entered the Worldwide Elvis Impersonators contest at Bad Bob's Vapor's Supper Club in Memphis Tennessee, walking away with the First Place Crown as, "The World's Best Elvis Tribute Artist"Subsequently, after a successful audition, he joined the famous Las Vegas tribute Show "Legends in Concert" and worked with them for 7 years as “The King”, performing in such sundry locations as The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, The Virgin Islands, Aruba, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Moscow and many U.S. and Canadian locations! Afterward, he began touring the US and the world, with his own shows.He has performed in: Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, England, Germany, Spain, Chile, all over the U.S. and Canada. He has awed his audiences for years, leaving them totally mesmerized and shaken, by his tribute to Elvis Presley.             
Friday, September 27, 2019
09:00 - 10:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
Fulvio Ranni
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Fulvio starting playing the accordian in Italy at age of 8.  His first performance was in a little caffe in a piazza in central Italy (Pescara).  He eventually moved to northern Italy to study classic piano at the Conservatory of Music in Parma.  He toured around Europe with his band performing dance music for five years before coming to America in 1997. In America, he started his solo career and also put together his own band "Fulvio and Friends".  (presented by PASSANANTE'S HOME FOOD SERVICES)
Sunday, September 29, 2019
04:00 - 05:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
Jimmy Alleva
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Jimmy Alleva, Italian Tenor, grew up in Queens, New York, the middle child of three brothers.  He fondly recalls his quality time spent with his family as they took great pleasure listening to Italian music legends such as Jimmy Roselli, Sergio Franchi and Mario Lanza.  It was at an early age when Jimmy discovered his love for this beautiful music.  Jimmy's adoration of Italian music runs deep within the Alleva blood.  His grandfather encouraged him to learn many Neapolitan songs.  The Alleva family became a musical household, one brother was a well known Italian singer from their neighborhood and his other brother was a bass player who performed in many local bands.    
Sunday, September 29, 2019
02:00 - 03:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
John Cantamessa
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A versatile artist who performs a wide variety of music styles, from rock to country, originals to covers and a whole lot more.  Appearing solo or with his band, John is wowoing audiences.  His warm personality and energy touch everone who hears his music.  Whether it's a crowd of thousands or an intimate audience in a club, John makes new fans of them all.  A musician since the age of 9, John has spent a lifetime developing a style and talent all too rare thse days.  He has been opening for such diverse acts ac the Duprees, the Association, the latters, the 1910 Fruit Gum Company, the famous author Dr. John Gray as well as others, while all the time writing and recording.  Most recently, John recorded his latest CD, (In Time) in Nashville, TN.  While in Nashville, he performed a such hotspots as Fiddle & Steel on the legendary Printer's Alley, and the world famous showcase b=club, Fuel, where he performed on their world wide Internet broadcast show for an estimated audience of a million.  John was brough up on rock n' roll and it shows in everything he does from contemporary to top 40 rock n' roll.  He covers many of the great artists, but the best is yet to come.  
Friday, September 27, 2019
05:30 - 06:45 PM
Investors Bank Stage
Saturday, September 28, 2019
01:00 - 02:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
Louis & JoAnn
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Louis & JoAnn have been performing together the past few years in NYC night clubs, special events, and music festivals around the country. The couple sings everything from standards to 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and contemporary pop songs in addition to Italian and Italian American favorites including Rat Pack tunes and some very funny original tunes.Louis Vanaria began his career directed by Robert DeNiro in the film, "A Bronx Tale" as "Crazy Mario." Since then he has appeared on such television shows as "Law & Order," "Persons of Interest," "Blues Bloods," "NYPD Blue," and HBO's "The Deuce" opposite James Franco. He will be appearing as "David Ferrie" in the Martin Scorsese film "The Irishmen." Louis has two original CDs on Tangerine Records.JoAnn has appeared on Holland America cruise ships, and in music festivals all over the world. She has been in many television commercials including Purina Cat Chow, L'Oreal, and De Beers Diamonds. She received an Emmy Nomination in 2010 and received a Bronze Telly Award for her work on the film "5,000 Miles from Home."
Sunday, September 29, 2019
07:00 - 08:15 PM
Investors Bank Stage
No Way Out
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No Way Out is a six member classic rock cover band that has been entertaining throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, playing clubs, and private affairs since 2004. Features include both male and female lead vocalist accompanied by a multi-keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, and drummer.  The musicians have combined live performance experience in excess pf 2.500 gigs.  Popular artists covered by No Way Out include: Heart, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Melissa Etheridge, Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tom Petty and ZZ Top. Get ready to rock your socks off!
Saturday, September 28, 2019
03:00 - 04:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
Rob Paparozzi
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New jersey based front man, singer, and harmonica player Rob Paparozzi has been a blues performer since 1967.  But Rob is far from bing strictly a blue musician.  In fact, he is at home playing a wide range of music, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to pop and country.  This versatility is reflected in teh long and remarkable diverse list of major artists Rob has worked with, including B.B. King, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Carole King, Roberta Flack and Dolly Parton.  Rob has been touring the world with the "Original Blues Brothers Band", featuring guitar legend Steve Cropper and Sax-man blue Lou Marini 2000 to present.  Rob was the lead singer with "Blood Sweat and Tears" as front man-lead vocalist and harmonica player (replacing singer David Clayton Thomas) in 2004 - July 2011.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
08:30 - 09:30 PM
Investors Bank Stage
The Chiclettes
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The Chiclettes have many facets.  Performing their classic girls groupt tribute, they take their audience on a musical journey through the history of female rock & roll that is unparalleled in the entertainment industry today.  With faithful redreations of the harmonies and chorography of the girl group ears, The Chiclettes deliver an unforgettable performance.  The Chiclettes will keep you on your feet with their high energy performance showcasting the female artists that dominated the music scene for the last five decades.  (presented by TOPGOLF MT. LAUREL)
Friday, September 27, 2019
08:00 - 09:00 PM
Investors Bank Stage
Tre Bella
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Tre Bella's 3 part harmony vocals and unusual style transcend all generations.  They have been compared to "The Andrew Sisters" and Destiny's Child".  They are a group with a flair towards Italian and Italian-American pop music.  The group consists of: "Joanne Robertozzi", vocalist, actress and creator of Tre Bella.  She is also the force behind "Ti Piace - Italian-American Presentations" an Italian-American non-profit based in Manhattan dedicated to promoting positive images of Italian-Americans through the arts and culture.  "Lorraine Ferro" is a dynamic, diminutive, multi-platinum hit singer, songwriter and actress.  She has toured nationally and internationally with her own band and also with a number of celebrities.  Her voice has been compared to Janice Joplin and Edith Piaf.  Her songs have been featured on many shows including "Driven" and also on radio spots. "Rosie DeSanctis" is a soulful, singer, songwriter who hails from the suburbs of Philadelphia.  She has appeared in films and on TV including the hit FX series, "Rescue Me".  Rosie can be seen in "Labor of Love" a play honoring victims of a tragic garment factory fire in New York City in 1911.  (presented by LUXURY BATH NJ-PA)
Saturday, September 28, 2019
07:30 - 08:30 PM
Investors Bank Stage
 
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