This free event includes Italian food, contests, games and
great music including local bands, a famous DJ and "Rat Pack"
Killington's Phat Italian Block Party is a two-day event that
will take place on Sept. 15 and 16 in the upper parking lot and
throughout the Phat Italian/On the Rocs property. This event is
free to the public and will have great live music, games,
face-painting, balloons, a water slide and bouncy house for the
kids, as well as tons of giveaways.
But what would an old school "Italian block party" be without
food! Oh yes, there will be food, lots of it traditional Italian
standards like sausage and peppers, homemade meatballs and of
course fresh zeppoles. Zeppoles are the one thing that thousands of
people show up to the world famous "San Gennero Feast" in New York
City for. Zeppoles are Italian sweet dough fried and topped off
with powdered sugar. Bellisima!
The two day event will feature some great live music. On
Saturday the East Coast's Premier Party Disk Jockey "DJ Prime" will
hit the stage. Prime is well-known for his nationally syndicated
radio show on WKTU in NYC. Prime is also renowned for his "Jersey
Shore" affiliation having performed during the taping of the
popular MTV series. Prime is a master mixer and mash up DJ. His
stage presence and on the fly mixing skills are a show in
The Saturday lineup will also feature in a very rare summer
appearance, Vermont's own "Joey Leone's Chop Shop Big Band,"
featuring the Chop Shop horns. This band has been a staple in
Killington for the past nine years, featuring the funky sounds of
James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Rick James, as well as
the Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, and some horn themed classic rock.
Dancing is strongly encouraged.
On Sunday another local standout DJ Derek Esposito will be
manning the turntables. Derek is known for his outstanding mix of
classic and current hip-hop, as well as a whole bunch of your
favorite songs. Derek knows his craft and will be rocking the stage
until Sunday's featured band hits the stage.
How can you have an "Italian block party" without some great
"Rat Pack" tunes from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin?
Enter NYC's own Doug Acosta Band. Doug plays all the major New
York caberets, as well as casinos throughout the Easy Coast. Doug
is the real deal, his voice is smooth and authentic and will be the
perfect soundtrack to the Block Party.
The Phat Italian Block Party will also have some awesome events
going on like the "Phat Italian Eating Contest" which will take
place on Sunday. You must sign up early to win the $200 cash grand
prize, $100 second prize, and $50 runner up prize. Mangia!
The Block Party's visionary is the owner of the Phat Italian and On
the Rocs, Ronnie Amadeo. Ron has wanted to bring the magic of the
San Gennero Feast to Killington for years, and now has created an
event that will bring some authentic big city vibes to our town.
The On the Rocs bar will be open featuring some Italian themed
drinks courtesy of Solerno liqueur, as well as standard bar drinks.
There will be a beer garden outside near the stage, and the Phat
Italian Deli will be open as well for all of your favorite "Phat"
There is no admission to this event; it's free! Just bring your
appetite, and be ready to have some great family-oriented fun.