Festa Italiana
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Legendary KC & The Sunshine Band to Headline Festa Italiana Saturday, July 20

Experience this Grammy Awarding-winning band for the cost of a Festa admission ticket

By - Apr 24th, 2019 09:32 am
KC & The Sunshine Band. Photo courtesy of Festa Italiana.

KC & The Sunshine Band. Photo courtesy of Festa Italiana.

MILWAUKEE – April 24, 2019 – Festa Italiana organizers are excited to welcome the iconic American disco and funk band KC and the Sunshine Band as a headliner of this year’s festival. The Grammy Award-winning band will headline Festa Italiana Saturday, July 20 at 9 p.m. at Henry W. Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds).

With over 100 million records sold, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, Festa-goers can dust off their disco shoes and shake until they drop with one of music’s most iconic groups! Celebrating 40 years of getting people on the dance floor, KC and the Sunshine Band defined the sound of the 1970s and is hailed as one of the decade’s most progressive bands, creating a groove that still resonates in modern pop music. The unique fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of Latin percussion resulted in an impressive string of hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “Shake Your Booty.”

“This year’s entertainment is one for the books. With the goal to create instant happiness through music, KC and The Sunshine Band is sure to have people of all ages grooving on the dance floor all night long.  With additional headliners soon-to-be-announced, we can’t wait to celebrate Festa Italiana with this year’s star-powered entertainment lineup,” said Joe Emanuele, Italian Community Center president and chairman of Festa Italiana.

KC and the Sunshine Band gave a voice to a generation, helped define an entire culture, and continues to make a lasting impact on music fans today. With over four decades of success, and having performed at every major sporting event in the world, the group, led by Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, has been in a state of perpetual renewal as they are consistently introduced to new generations of fans – thanks in part to their music being featured on numerous motion picture soundtracks, television shows and in national advertising campaigns. KC and the Sunshine Band are sure to get festival-goers out of their seats and onto the dance floor this summer!

Festa Italiana takes place Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21, at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Festivalgoers can take in all entertainment acts for the value price of only $10.00 for advance sale tickets now through July 18. Tickets are $13.00 after July 18 and at the gate.

For more information on KC and the Sunshine Band, visit: https://www.heykcsb.com/.

A full Festa Italiana entertainment schedule of performers will be released in the coming weeks. To learn more about Festa Italiana, please visit www.festaitaliana.com.

About Festa Italiana

The 42nd annual Festa Italiana takes place at Henry W. Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) on Milwaukee’s lakefront Friday, July 19, to Sunday, July 21. Festa Italiana is one of the largest Italian events of its kind in America today. The Festival began over 40 years ago for the purpose of reuniting an Italian community torn apart by urban renewal projects and was the first ethnic festival in Milwaukee on the Summerfest grounds. Today, several ethic festivals are celebrated on Milwaukee’s lakefront and the city is now widely known as the City of Festivals. Through the dedication of more than 2,000 volunteers, the annual Festa Italiana has become a favorite family event to Milwaukee and surrounding areas. For more information on the festival, please visit www.FestaItaliana.com or call (414) 223-2808.

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