2015 Entertainment Schedule

The 2015 Santa Lucia Festival includes entertainment for all ages. 2015 will carry an ALL Italian theme, and due to popular demand, the festival’s main headliner returns.

Frankie Valli & Four Seasons Tribute Band known as Lights Out and Gooch & The Guys – featuring Tony & Joey Gulizia will headline this 91st festival.  Mark Morello will again perform as well as Carmelita De LeGuardia, the Santa Lucia Festival Band, La Banda, Mark Morello and The Hit Squad.



Lights Out (Frankie Valli & Four Seasons Tribute)

Lights Out is a four part, Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, group that has been entertaining audiences for many years and focuses on the art of harmony and the pure sound of voices. With a lead singer who sounds almost identical to Frankie Valli himself, the group’s infectious personality and fully choreographed show promises to keep audiences wanting more even after the curtain closes.


Mike Gurciullo

Gooch & The Guys – featuring Tony Gulizia

We’re excited to have this group performing at the festival for the first time! It’s a homecoming of sorts for Omaha’s well known “Gulizia Brothers”! Gooch & The Guys features Mike Gurciullo on Trumpet, Tony Gulizia on keyboard, Joey Gulizia on drums and Roger Neumann on tenor sax. Mike Gurciullo is an Omaha Native who traveled the world and performed in Las Vegas for much of his career. Tony and Joey Gulizia are remebered in Omaha as part of the ever popular group The Gulizia Brothers.



The Schedule

Thursday, June 4th (Festival Hours – 5pm to Midnight)

  • 6:35 Opening Ceremony
  • 7:00 Arch Lighting
  • 7:15 Santa Lucia Festival Band
  • 8:15 Italian Music w/Mark Morello & Bernadette Smith

Friday, June 5th (Festival Hours – 5pm to Midnight)

  • 5:00 Bocce Ball Tournament Begins (email info@santaluciafestival to enter)
  • 6:00 Santa Lucia Festival Band
  • 6:00 – 9:00 Joey Fratelli (comedy, juggler, magician)
  • 7:00 David Vieceli Dance Experience
  • 7:30 6th Annual Cannoli Eating Contest
  • 8:00 Gooch & The Guys – featuring Tony & Joey Gulizia

Saturday, June 6th (Festival Hours – Noon to Midnight)

  • Noon Italian Music
  • 1:00 The Hit Squad (Oldies)
  • 4:00 Carmelita De La Guardia
  • 5:00 – 7:00 Poppin Penny (Italian Stiltwalker)
  • 5:15 Santa Lucia Festival Band
  • 6:15 David Vieceli Dance Experience
  • 6:30 La Banda
  • 8:30 Lights Out – Frankie Valli & Four Seasons Tribute

Sunday, June 7th (Festival Hours – Noon to 11:00pm)

  • 11:00 Mass @ St Frances Cabrini Church
  • Noon Procession From Cabrini to Lewis & Clark Landing
  • 1:00 The Hit Squad (Oldies)
  • 4:00 LaBanda
  • 5:30 David Vieceli Dance Experience
  • 6:00 Santa Lucia Festival Band
  • 7:00 Italian Music w/Mark Morello & Bernadette Smith
  • 8:00 Queen Coronation
  • 10:00 Benediction at St. Frances Cabrini Church