New Bedford’s 2023 107th ‘Feast of the Blessed Sacrament’ announces music headliners
Attention, “FEAST” enthusiasts! Get ready to rock and sing! We are thrilled to announce the headliner bands for our much anticipated 107TH celebration of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament! Brace yourselves for four unforgettable “FREE” nights of incredible music and giving back to our community. Save these dates because this is an event you won’t want to miss!
THURSDAY EVENING: QUINN SULLIVAN AND BARRY GOUDREAU’S ‘ENGINE ROOM’
For the first time, on Thursday evening, August 3rd we will have two headliners. Our first headliner will electrify the stage with his energetic tunes, captivating lyrics, and infectious guitar. He is none other than the sensational Quinn Sullivan!
Quinn Sullivan Facebook photo.
A rare artist who’s always sounded older than his years, Sullivan has been touring the world since he was 11 years old, playing storied venues such as Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl and RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., as well as India’s Mahindra Blues Festival, Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, and three Montreux Jazz Festivals. Quinn has shared the stage with his hero and mentor Buddy Guy, as well as Carlos Santana on several occasions.
Quinn’s performance experience includes appearances on leading national television programs such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, to name a few. (https://quinnsullivanmusic.com/about-quinn-sullivan/)
Get ready to sing along and dance your heart out! Visit Quinn’s Facebook page for more information, photos, and videos.
Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room Facebook photo.
But wait, there’s more! Brace yourselves for a mesmerizing performance by our second Thursday headliner, Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room, formerly of the legendary band “Boston”! With their iconic sound and decades of chart-topping hits, they have set stages ablaze worldwide. Their rock anthems and soulful ballads will transport you to a whole new musical dimension.
Boston’s best-known songs include: “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace of Mind”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Rock and Roll Band”, “Smokin'”, “Don’t Look Back”, “A Man I’ll Never Be”, “Hitch a Ride”, “Party”, “Amanda” and “Feelin’ Satisfied”. The band has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, including 31 million sold in the United States, of which 17 million were the band’s debut album and seven million copies of the band’s second studio album, Don’t Look Back (1978), placing the group amongst the world’s best-selling music artists. So, grab your air guitars and prepare to be blown away!
Visit Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room Facebook Page here.
FRIDAY EVENING: “EVERYBODY WANTS SOME” (VAN HALEN TRIBUTE BAND)
Everybody Wants Some is a Van Halen Tribute band specializing in the DLR era. Giving you the sound & quality and most importantly the accuracy of the original recordings.
SATURDAY EVENING: “STARLIGHT”
In the more than 20 years the Starlight, Portuguese band of Toronto Canada, managed to become one of the most popular groups and with their continuous and consecutive musical successes became a reference in the animation of the Portuguese communities of Canada and USA, with constant and apotheotic presences on tour in Venezuela, Bermuda.
SUNDAY EVENING: AYLA BROWN WITH SPECIAL GUEST ROB BELLAMY
From parachuting with the Army Golden Knights jump team, lighting up the scoreboard for Boston College Basketball, or acting as a main correspondent for national news programs, Ayla Brown is no stranger to the spotlight. Since 2017, she was named the Morning Show host at Country 102.5 in Boston. “Country Mornings with Ayla Brown” can be heard weekdays from 5:30 to 9am on WKLB-FM. Musically, Ayla has released two full length albums, Heroes & Hometowns and Let Love In, both to critical acclaim, her various singles are available on all digital platforms, and a duo project with husband, Rob Bellamy, called Make it Mean Something.
Some of her favorite performances include her two Grand Ole Opry performances, the Orange Bowl, the Boston Pops 4th of July spectacular, Fox & Friends, ESPN’s Monday Night Football, The Huckabee Show, and the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. She was also a finalist on nationally renowned television program American Idol in 2006, and she continues to utilize her vast repertoire of talents while advancing her already successful and illustrious career. She and her husband welcomed a baby boy named Barrett in August of 2022!
Rob Bellamy is a country/rock artist with a lot of soul. Based in Boston, Massachusetts his music influence derives from artists like Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Tom Petty & John Mellencamp. He has played many gigs all over the country, opening for artists such as Russell Dickerson, Dylan Scott, Charlie Daniels, Phil Vassar, Josh Turner, Carly Pearce, Justin Moore & Kip Moore. When he’s not playing his own gigs, you can usually find him singing on stage with his wife, Ayla Brown
Mark your calendars for August 3rd through August 6th and make your way to Madeira Field. The festivities begin at 6:00PM August 3rd. Not only will you experience the electrifying performances of these extraordinary headliner bands, but other local bands in 5 different venues, and it’s all FREE!
Remember, your support matters! Together, we can make a difference and help those in need. Join us at the “FEAST” for great Portuguese food, music, joy, family, and friends.
Visit our WEB page at http://feastoftheblessedsacramentcom.ning.com/ for more updates, and a full entertainment schedule, as we will reveal exciting surprises and additional acts soon.
See you at the “Feast”!
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament photo.