Dec 16 2022

BRIDGEPORT, CT —The record-breaking, award-winning, multi-platinum-selling Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli added another record to his list when he performed a sold-out show at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport, CT, on December 11, 2022.

Bocelli’s “Andrea Bocelli In Concert” is now the highest-grossing show in the history of Total Mortgage Arena.

“The opportunity for Andrea Bocelli to connect with his fans in Bridgeport has been a long time coming,” said OVG360’s Joe Dolan, General Manager of Total Mortgage Arena. “We are thankful for our partners at Gelb Productions for this once in a lifetime event. He is one of the world’s premier entertainers, and we are fortunate to have his only-area appearance this year in our venue. Many people traveled from near and far to see Bocelli in Bridgeport.”

The highly-anticipated tour featured his son Matteo and daughter Virginia joining him on stage to sing songs from their newly released A Family Christmas album. The record-breaking event also featured performances from Bocelli’s uplifting album Believe, his beloved crossover hits, famed love songs, and so much more.

As one of the most recognizable voices in the industry, and revered by fans internationally, Andrea Bocelli has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years, counting nearly 90 million records sold worldwide. Bocelli has shared his talents at major events including the Olympic Games, the World Cup, and Global Citizen.

Bocelli’s historical night in Bridgeport leads a string of big events for Total Mortgage Arena that also includes A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie on December 17; Disney on Ice presents Into the Magic from December 22-26; and Harlem Globetrotters World 2023 Tour on December 31. In a span of 60 days (November 1 – December 31) Total Mortgage Arena will host 44 events.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with the OVG team and continue to bring such high-caliber and successful shows to the Bridgeport area,” said Michael Cosentino, President of Business Operations for the Bridgeport Islanders. “Our vision is to showcase our city and surrounding community as a true entertainment destination to artists, performers, and fans. Attracting amazing events such as these are an example of that commitment.”

Total Mortgage Arena will look to continue their run in 2023 with more notable shows including The Judds: The Final Tour, NCAA Division I Hockey Regionals, Cody Johnson and more.

Located in Bridgeport, CT, Total Mortgage Arena is a 10,000-seat sports and entertainment arena that hosts over 130 live events every year including family shows, sporting events, and concerts. The arena is home to the Bridgeport Islanders the AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders. Total Mortgage Arena is proudly managed by OVG. For more information visit


OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality, company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators.  Service-oriented and driven by social responsibility, OVG360 helps facilities drive value through excellence and innovation in food services, global partnerships, booking and content development, sustainable operations, public health and public safety and more. More information visit, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.