Italian Americans do so love their tunes.
When the lead singer of the Sicilian Band sang the first few bars of “That’s AmorÃ©,” two women swayed to and fro.
They were joined by many others.
Before long the impromptu dance area in front of White Park’s gazebo was filled with the audience.
The next singer Romina Arena got even more folks dancing when she sang a medley of Besame Mucho & La Bamba.
Arena also sang the Spanish versionÂ of â€œIt’s Impossibleâ€ popularized by Luis Miguel â€œSomos Noviosâ€
As with previous years, this past weekend’s Festa Italiana in Riverside in its 6th year was family-filled fun.
With about 2 dozen vendors selling food, there was never a line for those who wanted to sample the $5-dollar entrees.
I was there mostly to see what I could find in the way of pictures. I wasn’t disappointed.
Since I enjoy the hits of Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra other Italian Americans like Dean Martin and even Elvis, this was a treat to see it performed “live.”
The singers, Pietro, Sicilian Band, Gina Iaccovino and Romina Arena, I’m sure, appreciated the wonderful crowd.
Looking forward to next year when I get to try more of the food from the 2 dozen different food vendors.
Thanks Order Sons of Italy in America Sgt John Basilone Lodge#2748 for putting this together.