The 94th Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will be a great celebration of tradition, cultural pride and fun for the whole family on September 6, 7 and 8 on Warren and Porter streets in East Cambridge. The amazing entertainment lineup includes some of the biggest names in the music industry.
There will be performances by five Grammy Award Winners such as All-4-One, Peaches & Herb, Bonnie Pointer, The Manhattans, and The Drifters! The fun begins on Friday night with ALL-4-ONE singing their #1 hits such as “I Swear” and “I Can Love You Like That”. On Saturday night there will be a spectacularback to back show with Peaches & Herb starting the night with their hits “Reunited” and “Shake Your Groove Thing”. Next up will be a performance by icon Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters singing her hits “Heaven Must Have Sent You” and “Breakout”! The night will come to a close with a special show by the legendary group The Manhattans singing their hits such as “Shining Star” and “Kiss and Say Goodbye”. Sunday night The Drifters take the stage with their hits such as “Under the Boardwalk” and “Up On the Roof!”
As always, there will be a food festival, parades, amusement rides, cannoli eating contest, “Marvel” and “Star Wars” movie characters, carnival games, street performers and live entertainment throughout the weekend. There will also be a special healing service on Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m.
This year’s entertainment schedule also includes performances by local favorites such as “Vinyl Groove,” “Smokin’Joe and the Henchmen,” SeaBreeze with Stephen Savio,” “World Premier Band” and Italian crooner Gian Faraone.
There will also be a Feast Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter Uglietto at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 325 Cambridge Street at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. At 1 p.m. that same day, a feast highlight, the grand procession winds its way through the streets of East Cambridge and East Somerville with marching bands, floats, trolleys and the Saints. The parade will arrive back on Warren Street at 7 p.m. for a large celebration – don’t miss it! Play a game, watch a parade, try some great food, listen to music, go on a ride and have a great time! Feast hours are Friday 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday 1 to 11 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 10 p.m.
For more information call (617) 661-1164 or visit www.cosmas-and-damian.org. See you at the Feast!