Key Milwaukee

July 2013

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Key COVER FEATURE Tutti Italiani – What's Your Italian? Festa Italiana launches new features for 2013 FESTA ITALIANA, the largest Italian event of its kind in America, celebrates its 36th anniversary with entertainment, food, special Italian events and fireworks every night at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) from Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July 21. This year the oldest of Milwaukee's ethnic festivals brings back Festa favorites from past celebrations and adds new features, such as the Festa MKE mobile app, which are sure to please. Festa Uncorked Festa Uncorked is a new wine tasting experience located on the south end of the grounds. After purchasing a Passport, winelovers can sample more than 36 varieties of wines from Italy and California. The Festa Uncorked Passport is $30 in advance at and includes a general admission ticket or can be purchased during Festa (after admission) for $25 at the Festa Uncorked Tent. Festa Uncorked also includes seminars and a Wine Auction, featuring wines in a range of price points and other wine-related items. New entertainment While Festa's five stages present headliners Colt Ford, Matt Nathanson and Plain White T's, a variety of Italian, opera, jazz and swing performers also thrill audiences. Options range from the Florentine Opera Company to Ricci Martin (son of Dean Martin), Micheal Castaldo and Moreno Fruzzetti (The Ambassador of Italian Music to America). Entertainment also includes the all-female Italian harmony group Tre Bella, Louis Prima Jr. Band, The Bronx Wanderers, Tony Spavone and Filippo Voltaggio. Fans will gather for popular local bands like Bella Cain, Chasin' Mason and 76 Juliet. Festa's jazz stage has an exciting lineup and the popular Italian Idol Karaoke contest is back for its 8th year.

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