Ticket to Taste of Little Italy comes with Entertainment from Anthology

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Local music venue makes tickets to Taste even sweeter with pass to Anthology’s “Fresh Vibe Tuesdays” for all event ticket holders and $10 off the best seats for the David Sanborn Concert on November 3 and 4 at the 9:30 p.m. show times

What: For the third year in a row, The Little Italy Association (LIA) proudly presents Taste of Little Italy. Participants get to enjoy tastes of traditional Italian restaurants along with sophisticated and eclectic eateries in San Diego’s hip and historic downtown neighborhood. With the purchase of a ticket, visitors to Taste of Little Italy will receive a passport that will be stamped by each restaurant in exchange for a taste of their featured menu item. Appetizers, desserts and specialty beverages will be offered as visitors stroll through the district enjoying vignettes of live musical entertainment. This year, the Association is proud to host Jazz Flutist Bradley Leighton and Latin Combo performer Todo Mundo at the event.

Now, with the purchase of a ticket, Little Italy-based Anthology is providing a pass to the venue’s popular “Fresh Vibes Tuesday” and $10 off the regularly-priced tickets on the floor and mezzanine sections (normally $42 and $28 apiece). Those who purchase a Taste of Little Italy ticket will also receive a gift card that can be redeemed as the “David Sanborn Discount” at Anthology.

“Taste of Little Italy brings out locals who are definitely going to appreciate this special add-on to their tickets from Anthology,” said Sandi Cottrell, event managing director. “After enjoying the best of Little Italy restaurants, people can make a night of it by seeing one of music’s greatest artists at a discount either than night or the next.”

David Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, pop and jazz. A naturally gifted performer, David has helped defined the saxophone’s modern sound while influencing a generation. He has been a highly regarded session player since the late 1960s, playing with an array of well-known artists, such as James Brown, Bryan Ferry, Eric Clapton, Cat Stevens, Roger Daltrey, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren, Bruce Springsteen, Little Feat, Tommy Bolin, Bob James, James Taylor, Al Jarreau, Pure Prairie League, Kenny G, George Benson, Joe Beck, Donny Hathaway, Elton John, Gil Evans, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel, Kenny Garrett, Roger Waters, Steely Dan, Ween, The Eagles and The Grateful Dead. Sanborn has won numerous awards including Grammy Awards for Voyeur (1981), Double Vision (1986) and the instrumental album Close Up (1988). His latest album is titled “Only Everything.”

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Little Italy Association, which is dedicated to the ongoing improvement and enhancement of the Little Italy neighborhood.

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2010
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Little Italy Neighborhood in downtown San Diego with India Street serving as main event corridor. For directions, visit http://www.littleitalysd.com/OurLocation.asp

Tickets: Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.tasteoflittleitalysd.com or by calling
(619) 615-1092.

Advance purchase: $35.00 for individual tickets
Day-of purchase: $40.00 for individual tickets

Information: Visit: www.tasteoflittleitalysd.com or call (619) 615-1092.