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Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles Italian Festival

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Feast of San Gennaro - LA - Prima Notte Schedule
Frankie Valli, Tommy La Sorda and Jimmy Kimmel at the Feast of San Gennaro Prima Notte 2007

Frankie Valli, Tommy La Sorda and Jimmy Kimmel at the Feast of San Gennaro Prima Notte 2007

Photo © 2007 Kayte Deioma, used with permission
Prima Notte (First Night) is the VIP gala fundraiser that kicks off the Feast of San Gennaro weekend of events. Reserved tickets start at $100 donation ($50 for kids) which includes admission, food and drink tickets and reserved seating. There is also a $30 adult general seating ticket which does not include the price of food, which can be purchased separately. Guests have a couple hours to mingle, eat festival food, ride the rides, bid on the silent auction and play games, then everything shuts down while the serious business of tributes and honors begins. Part of the Gala is sometimes aired on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show, since it's taking place on his outdoor stage.

The 2013 Feast of San Gennaro Gala hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla will feature a tribute to the San Remo Music Festival, including performances by Marco Varela and Brooke de Rosa, That's Amore and Emanuela Belleza with additional performances by the Pat Longo Orchestra.

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