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“Color Me Badd” Headlines Saint Agrippina Di Mineo Feast Schedule for August 3-5, 2012

The 2012 Saint Agrippina Di Mineo Feast will be celebrated on the first weekend in August from Friday, 8/3 to Sunday 8/5.The annual feast is in honor of a beautiful blond princess who was unmercifully tortured to death by the Emperor Valerian in 256 A.D. After her death, her body was taken from Rome to Mineo, Sicily, by three holy women, Bassa, Paula and Agatonica. On this miraculous journey, commoners were amazed by the lightweight fragranced body protected by angels and shielded by clouds.

Saint Agrippina Di Mineo is the patron saint of thunderstorms, leprosy and evil spirits. Read more about Saint Agrippina on the benefit society’s website.

Headlining this year’s Feast Schedule is R&B, a capplla group, Color Me Badd, along with First Class Band, HipShot Band, Soul Fuzion, Gian Farone, Lynda Rose, Midnight Crew, Joey Canzano and Melissa Jane. See the feature poster.

The opening of the feast at 459 Hanover Street is on Friday, August 3rd at 7:00 pm, where a life size statue in a beautiful ornate canopy will be taken from the Chapel and taken amid the decorated streets of the North End accompanied by the North End Marching Band.

The grand procession is on Sunday, August 5, 2012 starting at 1:00 pm on Hanover Street and continuing throughout the afternoon on the streets of the North End.

The full schedule and poster is shown below, courtesy of the Benefit Society of Boston at

Friday – August 3th

7:00 – 8:30 PM
8:00 – 11:00 PM
Opening ceremonies accompanied by the Northend Marching Band
First Class Band

Saturday – August 4th

1:00 – 3 PM
3:00 – 6:00 PM
6:00 – 6:50 PM
7:00 – 8:00 PM
8:00 – 8:30 PM
8:30 – 9:20 PM
9:20 – 10:10 PM
10:10 – 11:00 PM
DJ Music, Food and Games
HipShot Band
Gian Faraone • Lynda Rose
Soul Fuzion
Melissa Jane
Joey Canzano • Melissa Jane
Soul Fuzion

Sunday – August 5th

1:00 – 3:00 PM
3:00 – 6:00
8:00 PM
6:45 – 10:45 PM
10:45 PM
DJ Music, Food and Games
Bristol Entertainment
Midnight Crew