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Micheal Castaldo

Micheal Castaldo


Columbus, OH
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
8:30 PM
720 Hamlet St, Columbus, OH 43215
The date of the first Italian festival was set for the weekend of September 20th and 21st 1980. The location chosen was the most central and accessible possible, the Lausche Building on the Ohio State Fairgrounds.In 1999 the Columbus Italian Festival was moved to its current home on the grounds of St. John The Baptist Italian Catholic Church. As one of Columbus’ premier festivals it now annually attracts over 35,000 visitors. Each year on Columbus Day weekend the Italian community comes together in a 3 day celebration with the finest in food, entertainment and Italian culture.On Saturday October 6th Micheal Castaldo will be joining the Rick Brunetto Big Band on the CARFAGNA’S TRADITIONAL STAGE starting at 8:30PMmichéal CASTALDO is an award-winning, classical crossover recording artist, entrepreneur, songwriter, entertainer and producer with a spirited, passionate, enchanting voice and flawless delivery. He has received rave reviews for his performances on American (ABC), Canadian (City TV) and Italian (RAI) television as well for his performances at various festivals and venues throughout the USA and Europe. Born in Calabria, Italy and raised in Toronto, Canada, the artist attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston and now resides in Manhattan.Micheal Castaldo and the Rick Brunetto Big BandIn his concerts, michéal CASTALDO takes audiences on a musical journey, revealing how Italians have influenced the world of popular music throughout the decades. From his humorous storytelling to his innovative and unique arrangements, this artist breathes new life into songs made famous by such legendary singers as Enrico Caruso, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, the Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, Claudio Villa, Gianni Morandi, Jimmy Fontana, Leonard Cohen, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong, Gypsy Kings and Andrea Bocelli. With his stellar voice and a commanding accompaniment with his band, michéal CASTALDO combines virtuosic musical feats with an accessible and engaging program of well-known, international classic hit songs sung in Italian, Calabrian and Neapolitan. The result of this combination is a show that is fast-paced, heartfelt, hopeful, funny and touching.michéal CASTALDO is also an avid and passionate olive oil connoisseur and, as such, he offers Opera ‘n Olive Oil, a unique cultural program for students of all ages. This deliciously educational show blends the delightful culinary experience of an imported, organic, extra virgin olive oil tasting with a unique musical performance featuring michéal CASTALDO performing some of his favorite songs from his Aceto, Olive You and Bergamot CD’s while beautiful scenes of Italy are projected on a large screen behind him. There is no other show like this in the world that combines a beautiful, classical musical performance with the delightful culinary experience of an imported, organic, extra virgin olive oil tasting.Penetrating emotions, dreamy voice aims straight for your heart”… Jimmy Norman, The Coasters – Hit Songwriter (Rolling Stones, Bob Marley)… “michéal CASTALDO’s Aceto CD is beyond captivating… beyond riveting … his renditions filled me with tears of happiness”… Joe Franklin (Bloomberg Radio)… “OMG!!! You are Great!! You are awesome… DJ John LaBarca – Italian House Party… “So jubilant that Scrooge would be moved to gambol with giddy mirth”… Chuck Taylor (Former Bill Board Editor)… “Unites in perfect harmony the true essence of its solemnity”… Vivo Magazine… “The taste bursts into your being craving for more”… L’Esperienza Magazine… “A great performer”… Joe Piscopo… “An amazing Italian tenor”… Maria Bartiromo CNBCTo view all of michéal CASTALDO’s music video’s go to his youtube channel: learn more about Micheal, his music, tons of press and other info, visit his official website.: www.michealcastaldo.comMicheal’s music is available on iTunes and