Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Entertainment

Four Days & Four Stages Of FREE Live Entertainment

103rd Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Four Days & Four Stages Of FREE Live Entertainment & Museum Café Entertainment

The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament features continuous live Portuguese & American entertainment.

Museum Café Entertainment Venue presented by Shaw’s Supermarkets

There is no charge for admission or entertainment.

The 2017 Feast Entertainment Committee has been working hard to bring you the best of the best, on August 3rd through August 6th.

Led by co-chairs Mike Duarte & Derek Macedo, we are bringing you non-stop “FREE” entertainment in 4 venues.

Mike Duarte says, “Wow..... we have great non-stop entertainment, and we are announcing each days headliners next Friday!”.........


Here are some highlights!


Ward Eights

The Ward Eights is your party waiting to happen. Specializing in funk, soul and R&B, but also being no stranger to rock and hip-hop, The Ward Eights will keep your guests entertained and dancing all night long. The Ward Eights are a band born in the audio department of Harmonix, the cutting-edge video game developer behind games such as Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Central. We've spent the last few years making killer music video games together, and now, in addition to that, we're bringing that same passion for music, musical authenticity, and, most of all, fun to the stage. We're co-workers, great friends and serious professional musicians (who don't take ourselves too seriously).

Freeze Pops

One of the hottest bands in the area, The Freeze Pops generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform. This dynamic band is comprised of four to five very talented musicians who have been performing with each other for almost 20 years. Their genre consists of just about everything ranging from country, rock, R&B, funk, and Top 40. The Freeze Pops do it all !

Kailey Poitras

Kailey is a local singer/songwriter who is currently in the process of recording her debut album. She is accompanied on guitar by her dad, Ron Poitras, who has been in the music industry for over 40 years as a guitarist and sound engineer. She feels lucky and thankful that she is able to work with her dad as she has so much respect and appreciation for him as a musician. They perform together at bars and restaurants in the New Bedford area. Within the past few years, Kailey began seriously focusing on writing her own songs.


Sorry for the lions

Sorry For the Lions is a New Bedford, MA based Punk rock band comprised of 5 members: Johnny Hurley (Vocals), Dan Hurley (Lead Guitar), Jeremy Hoyle (Rhythm Guitar), Kris Motta (Bass) and The Alias (Ben Lacasse) (Drums). The band saw its humble beginnings at the Dream Out Loud Center for the Arts, where Kris, Ben and Jeremy are artistic instructors, teaching their students how to succeed in a working world with their individual creative skills.

They came onto the local New Bedford scene on Halloween, where Kris, The Alias (Ben Lacasse) and Jeremy played a show at the community center. After which, they collectively decided to stick together and make music as an official group. The band would go through a few different trial members while they tried to perfect their sound. It was not until the induction of Johnny and Dan Hurley that this sound was achieved, which marked the true birth of Sorry For the Lions. The group now gigs throughout New England with their fun-loving attitude and high- energy performances to bring the innovative approach to the punk rock sound people know and love.

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Mark your calendars & plan your weekend!

2017 Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Entertainment Schedule




Stage 1

Freeze Pops 6 - 7 PM

 Grupo Folclorico do Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento 8 - 9 PM

Stage 2

Ward Eights 7-8PM & 9-10 PM

Stage 3

Milo Big Whig 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Stage 4

Kailey Poitras 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Simone Cardoso 9:30 - 10:30 PM



Stage 1

Life got busy 1 - 3 PM

Adam Lufkin Band 5 - 7 PM

 Grupo Folclorico do Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento 8 - 9 PM


Stage 2

Butch McCarthy and the Gents 3 -5 PM

Whiskey Affair 7 - 8 & 9 -10

Stage 3

Sorry for Lions 1 - 3 PM

PM Headcase 4 - 6 PM

Red Handed  7 – 9 PM

Stage 4

Grace Morrison 1 - 3 PM

Indiglow 4 - 6 PM

Butch McCarthy acoustic 7 - 9 PM



Stage 1

Toe Jam Puppet Band 12 - 1:30 PM

North Shore Chorus 2 - 3 PM

7 Day weekend 5 - 7 PM

 Grupo Folclorico do Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento 8 - 9 PM


Stage 2

Barbershop quartet (Pavilion) 12 - 1 PM

Phil DaRosa Band 3 - 5 PM

Holy Cow 7 - 8 & 9 - 10 PM

Stage 3

Molly O’Leary Band 2 - 4 PM

Whiskey Affliction 5 - 7 PM

LIKK 8 - 10 PM

Stage 4

Kailey Poitras 2 - 4 PM

Molly O’Leary acoustic 5 - 7 PM

Phil DaRosa acoustic 8 - 10 PM



Stage 1

Moment of Clarity 5 - 7 PM

 Grupo Folclorico do Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento 8 - 9 PM


Stage 2

Cambell Station 7-8 & 9 -10 PM

Stage 3

Noversa 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Idle Suspects 8:30 - 10:30 PM

Stage 4

Morgan Johnson 12-2PM

Moldy Suitcases 2:30 - 4:30PM

Simone Cardoso 6-7PM

Grace Morrison 8-10PM


Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2017