New York musician bringing Christmas music to The Legacy Theater on Saturday

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Sal Valentinetti | Photo courtesy of Legacy Theater

CARTHAGE, Ill. — The smooth sounds of Sal Valentinetti are coming to The Legacy Theater in Carthage on Saturday, Dec. 16, for a 7 p.m. show.

Valentinetti, coming from Long Island, N.Y., started in music by playing the baritone horn, base trumpet, tuba and trombone. His voice was discovered by accident.

During a horn lesson in high school, the instructor asked him to choose a song to play. He couldn’t think of the name of the song his grandmother used to play for him, so he started singing the lyrics to Bobby Darin’s “Mack the Knife.” His instructor immediately urged him to start singing lessons, and Valentinetti started to take his newfound talent seriously.

NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent” was taken by storm in 2016 by Valentinetti. His audition went viral and reached more than 100 million views on YouTube.

Since his success on AGT, Valentinetti has been touring the country and selling out venues of all sizes – from intimate jazz clubs to Madison Square Garden. He continues to win over the hearts of fans through his emotional and comical story-telling style performances.

He released his first debut EP, “The Voice” and an original holiday single, “When Christmas Comes to Town” in 2017. He will be releasing more original music later this year.

Tickets for the show are available at The Legacy Theater box office, 1160 Buchanan, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, online at or by calling 217-357-9479.

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