The Mercer County Italian American Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by bringing entertainment industry legend and member of the Golden Boys, Bobby Rydell, to perform on Saturday, September 28.
With a career beginning in the 1950’s as a teen idol, to the present, where he pays homage to both jazz and The Great American Song Book, Bobby Rydell’s recording career earned him thirty-four Top 40 hits. His is one of the top five artists of his era, according to Billboard Magazine. Bobby’s hits include the million selling singles Volare, Wild One, We Got Love, Kissin’ Time, Swingin’ School, Wildwood Days and Forget Him, selling over 25 million records in total.
Bobby Rydell tours the nation, enthralling audiences with selections from The Great American Song Book by such composers as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers and more. His 2010 re-released album, “Bobby Rydell Salutes the Great Ones/Rydell at the Copa,” was released to overwhelming critical praise for his artistic treatment of these great standards.
The 20th Mercer County Italian American Festival will take place from Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29, at Mercer County Park on Old Trenton Road in West Windsor, New Jersey. Complete details and schedules can be found at www.ItalianAmericanFestival.com. Contact the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association at 609-631-7544 or visit the Festival Facebook page for the latest news.