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2014 Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden

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The Thursday, September 11th Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden features music by Detroit Rebellion.

Toeing the line between jazz and no-wave, this blues driven garage duo creeps and grooves their way to a good time.

Visit the event page on Facebook for more details. This is the last beer garden of the season, so BE THERE!

The 2014 Season of the Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden kicks off this Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 4:30 with performers Supreme Satellite Band.

You’ve earned it, Providence: an entire season of afternoons in the park. The sun on your face, the breeze on your skin, a well-deserved drink in your hand, and the kind of music that means it drifting all around you.

Every Thursday this summer, Burnside Park will be transformed into your favorite restaurant, your family outing, your afternoon date, and your patio bar. Lounge on the grass, grab a bite from your favorite food truck, or sidle up to the tables and chairs at Trinity Brewhouse’s beer garden (open from 4:30-7:30 every Thursday!). Live music from 5:30-7 ensures that your personal dance hall, showspace, and musician’s salon is but a stroll downtown away.

2014’s Burnside Music Series will be filled with unstoppable rhythms, celestial harmonies, unparalleled musicianship, and good times.

Whether you’re wrapping up work, heading in for your shift, cavorting with friends, or just reveling in something other than winter, join us by the fountain Thursday afternoons. You work hard. You deserve it.

Visit the Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden Facebook event page for a listing of this summer’s performers.

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Last Burnside Park Beer Garden of the season

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Photo from Greater Kennedy Plaza

After being extended for two more weeks, tonight is for real the last Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series event of the year.

We’ve had a great season featuring a wide array of local music–clearly Providence has a wealth of talent! We have one more night for you on Thursday, Sept 19.

Grupo Sazon, is an amazing Latin band featuring master percussionist Jesus Andujar. This high energy band, with Latin and Cuban influences, have lit up the WaterFire stage twice this season to rave reviews! What a great way to end the park series and usher in Fall.

As always, relax before the show at the Trinity Brewhouse + Revival beer garden – serving locally brewed beer and wine starting at 4:30PM (music at 5:30PM)! Lawn games + food truck fare throughout – including Fancheezical, Lotus Pepper, Noble Knots, Panino Express + Like No Udder.

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Last Burnside Park Beer Garden of the season – Today at 4:30pm

Don’t miss the last show of the SUMMER SEASON!

beer-gardenDon’t let the morning showers fool you – great forecast for tonight as Mark Cutler and the Men of Great Courage & Sara Azriel take the Burnside Stage. Plus the Trinity Brewhouse & Revival Brewing Company beer garden, and delicious dinner from Fancheezical Providence, Lotus Pepper and Like No Udder! It’s the last show of the summer season – Beer Garden at 4:30, music at 5:15!

See the event page on Facebook.

See you there!

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Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series is a go for this evening

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Careful, if you ask me to hold your beer, I might drink it.

Slight change of plans. The band will be playing and the beer will be flowing, but it will be taking place inside at Trinity Brewhouse, see you there!

There is a chance of a passing shower this afternoon, but the surprising fall-like chill in the air makes it a perfect evening to drink beers in the park and listen to great music.

Come on out and hear the Criss Cross Orchestra perform in Burnside Park, 4:30pm-7pm. See you there!

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Providence 4th of July 2013 festival and fireworks at India Point Park

Find details about 4th of July 2014 events here.

The City has announced plans for this year’s Fourth of July celebration at India Point Park. See the bottom of the post for information about traffic restrictions and heightened security measures.


Mayor Taveras Invites Providence Residents To Celebrate Fourth of July

Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra performance and fireworks display highlight BankRI Independence Day Celebration in India Point Park

FireworksPROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Angel Taveras and the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism will host the BankRI Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4 at India Point Park.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra will provide entertainment during the celebration, which will be followed by a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks display is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. A rain date of July 5 has been set.

“I look forward to the Fourth of July every summer and I am excited to join BankRI to host this important celebration of our liberty and freedom. I invite residents from across Providence and all of Rhode Island to join me at India Point Park as we celebrate with fireworks and a free concert from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra,” said Mayor Taveras.

Additional sponsors of the celebration include Lite Rock 105, the Providence Tourism Council, the Providence Federation of Musicians, the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation.

“The Fourth of July is a holiday rich in tradition that so many in our community look forward to. We’re proud to continue our support of the BankRI Independence Day Celebration,” said Mark J. Meiklejohn, President and CEO of BankRI. “In addition to the event’s signature fireworks display, there are activities and entertainment for people of all ages.”

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Summer Solstice Celebration on the Plaza! – June 22, 2013

k-plaza-solstice-posterSummer is here and so is the 2nd Annual Summer Solstice Celebration on the Plaza!

Help us kick off the season with an all day celebration in Greater Kennedy Plaza – with special musical guests Family of the Year, Gentlemen Hall and The Silks, an outdoor beer garden, food trucks and fun family programming and more!

Come early and stay late- there is something for everyone during this day of fun. This event runs from 3PM-10PM and is FREE, all ages and open the public!

Details below!

3pm-6pm – Family Fun!

Grab the kids and head to Burnside Park early. You will find amazing balloon sculptures, interactive activities, and musical performances with Providence Children’s Museum, the Rhode Island Museum of Science & Art, and Girls Rock RI.

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Feeling active? Avenue Sandwhich takes over the rink at 4PM running street-style skating, graffiti art and live DJing. And don’t miss afternoon performances by Jump! Dance Company, Girls Rock RI, and Providence Monthly’s “Most Musical Act” the Extraordinary Rendition Band in Burnside Park.

6pm-10pm Concert + Beer Garden!

At 6pm grab a refreshing drink and relax in the Trinity Beer Garden while enjoying an evening concert in Bunside Park! Blend the high-handed anthemic choruses of the Killers with the retro synth melodies of MGMT and you’ve got our 7pm band, Boston’s Gentlemen Hall. At 8pm Southern California indie rockers Family of the Year take the stage before local heroes The Silks close the night out beginning at 9pm.

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Second Night added to Columbus Theatre re-opening celebration, November 18, 2012

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The Columbus Threatre is re-opening on November 17th with an event called Revival! That event proved so popular, they’ve added a second night, Revival Too!

Revival Too!

The Columbus Cooperative is excited to announce Revival Too!, a second night of celebration for the reopening of the Columbus Theatre, headlined by the Low Anthem.

Due to the overwhelming response to Revival!, which sold out more than two weeks in advance, this intimate evening of music at the Columbus Upstairs has been scheduled for Sunday, November 18th. Half of profits from the evening will once again benefit ATRAVES, a Providence-based nonprofit working for education, health, and development in Nicaragua.

Doors open at 6PM and music will begin at 7PM. The night will feature:

  • The Low Anthem
  • Last Good Tooth
  • The Silks
  • Rachel Jorgensen
  • Sean Kennedy

With food by Julians and drink by Revival Brewing Company, the Rhode Island Brewers Guild, and Elevated Spirits.

Revival Too! is generously sponsored by Julians; Revival Brewing Company, the Rhode Island Brewers Guild, and Elevated Spirits; Supply & Demand Music; Mirror Image; Armory Revival Company and Rising Sun Mills; and the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame.

Seating is general admission and EXTREMELY LIMITED.

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Urban Greens Fall Fiesta – October 21, 2012

On Sunday, October 21, from 5:30pm to 12am, Urban Greens Food Co-op will be hosting a Fall Fiesta at the AS220, 115 Empire St, to celebrate the local food system, the power of co-operative structures, and Urban Greens Food Co-op’s recent progress and successes.

fall fiestaChefs from local restaurants will be preparing small plates featuring ingredients from local farms and producers, the AS220 bar will offer beverage specials whose proceeds will benefit the co-op, there will be a silent auction featuring a wide variety of items and services from local businesses and artisans, and the evening will culminate in a benefit music concert featuring local bands and musicians.

Attendees can come for the food and stay for the music, or just come to the concert portion of the evening:

  • 5:30pm – 8:30pm: Tasting plates from local chefs, kids activities, silent auction. $25 for the Night, $20 for Co-op Member-owners, Kids under 13 free.
  • 9:00pm – 12:00pm: A benefit show for Urban Greens Food Co-op. Doors at 8:30. $8 (or wristband from the first part of the event.)

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FirstWorks Festival in Kennedy Plaza, September 29

Saturday, September 29th, FirstWorks will transform Greater Kennedy Plaza. Bandaloop (shown in the video above) performing acrobatics off the side of Providence’s iconic Downtown skyline buildings will be one of more than a dozen performances and installations taking place throughout the Plaza and surrounding area.

Events begin at 4pm and run through the evening. Visit FirstWorks a full list of events, times, and locations.

Download the official map and schedule. pdf

RIPTA buses will be moved out of Kennedy Plaza on Saturday for the event. Visit RIPTA.com for details on your bus route and where to pick it up in the Kennedy Plaza area.

More information from FirstWorks:

bandaloop2-catossa-soltaniIn the blink of an eye, Providence has shed its summer skin. Autumn begins our count-down to 200+ artists and performers gathering for FirstWorks Festival: On the Plaza on Saturday, September 29th from 4-11pm. In a few short weeks, Greater Kennedy Plaza, Providence’s historic and transit hub, will be a vast urban stage set for a kinetic extravaganza!

Come to see, hear, dance, and savour — this is a festival where civic and celebratory go hand-in-hand. Thanks to a “creative placemaking” grant from the NEA, this year’s festival culminates months of art projects and the re-opening of Burnside Park with an astonishing line-up of artists.

Street opera staged on a retro-fitted monster truck? We’ve got it. Rappelling dancers dangling 30-stories in the air? Why not? Bhangra-funk and swinging salsa from the five boroughs? Oh yes…

See what happens when FirstWorks Festival guest artists mash-up with Ocean State stars, including Waterfire, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Brown/Trinity MFA Programs and Festival Ballet Providence to light up the heart of Providence!

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“Noon Tunes” Thursdays in September at Burnside Park

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“Noon Tunes” in Burnside Park starts today and continues every Thursday in September – 12pm-1pm.

This summer GKP teamed up with Brown Student and Community Radio to bring summer jams, international beats, and electro jazz to Burnside Park. This Thursday we kick off our September lunchtime music series Noon Tunes where you can enjoy food truck fare and music each Thursday under the trees. This week catch BSR dj’s Sarah Lammer and Emily Jeene as they spin vintage dance tunes from across the decades.

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Roger Williams National Memorial Park Downtown Sunset Series

Roger Williams National MemorialBring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic dinner and sit on the lawn at the beautiful Roger Williams National Memorial and enjoy FREE concerts by some of the best songwriters RI has to offer.

Also Narragansett Cultural Presentation by Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum (July 21 from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.), Jessa Piaia will present a one-person interpretation entitled Sarah Dyer Britton: On the Death by Hanging of her Sister-in-Law Rebel Quaker Mary Dyer (July 21, 5:00 pm), and more!

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Providence 4th of July 2012 festival and fireworks at India Point Park

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Find details about 4th of July 2014 events here.

The City of Providence will be celebrating the 4th of July again this year with a festival and fireworks at India Point Park. See more information below including the traffic plan and a reminder that no fireworks or sparklers will be allowed in the park.

Mayor Taveras Invites Providence Residents to Celebrate Fourth of July

Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra and Miss USA Olivia Culpo to perform at BankRI Independence Day Celebration in India Point Park

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Angel Taveras and the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism will host the BankRI Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4 at India Point Park.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra and Miss USA Olivia Culpo – a Rhode Island native – will provide entertainment during the celebration and prior to the Fourth of July fireworks display. Other sponsors of the celebration include the Department of Parks and Recreation, Lite Rock 105 and the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. The rain date is July 5, 2012.

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Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden returns this Thursday

Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden

The Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden returns tomorrow and every Thursday through August 30th.

The 2012 Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden kicked off this Saturday an evening of rousing performances by Bird Dog, Boo City and the Extraordinary Rendition Band in Burnside Park. If you missed the fun, don’t worry there is a full season of music ahead! Join us each Thursday evening for a free, after-work show in the park featuring inspired performances by innovative musicians from around the world.

Meet up with friends new and old, relax in the Trinity Brewhouse and Revival Brewing beer garden and enjoy the park with lawn games and delicious food truck fare. Beer garden is open from 4:30 – 7pm with music from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Every Thursday, Burnside Park.

Tomorrow also marks the return of the Kidoinfo Providence Storytime + Art in the park. Thursdays, 10:30am to 12:30pm.

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Summer Solstice Celebration at Burnside Park, June 23

Summer SolsticeIt’s nearly time for the return of Burnside Park beer gardens, outdoor evening concerts and storytime mornings—along with a host of new programs starting this summer!

On June 23rd, 2012 Greater Kennedy Plaza and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism are kicking off the summer season with the 1st Annual Summer Solstice Celebration On the Plaza! A FREE, all-day celebration including live art-making, family activities and performances, food trucks, the return of the Burnside Park Beer Garden and an evening of fun music! Details below!

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