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Folk Festival in Providence this Sunday

Folk Festival in Providence this Sunday

The 2nd annual Providence Folk Festival is a free music festival featuring some of the finest folk, acoustic and singer-songwriter acts in the Rhode Island area on two stages of music. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic lunch/dinner and relax on the lawn at the beautiful Roger Williams National Memorial.


Bobby Collins returns to Ocean State Theatre

Comedian Bobby Collins has the ability to truthfully translate the human condition. Audiences across the country relate to his comedic characterizations as he exposes the humor of day-to-day situations as well as serving up resplendent rants on world events. Through precise physical timing and impeccable audience insight, he has honed his talents while performing from


Session Americana in Tiverton

Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a


Harp guitar master Stephen Bennett at Sandywoods

Stephen’s harp guitar playing is the product of both mind and heart – intellectually challenging, emotionally satisfying, and both deeply personal and universal. Hearing Stephen caressing his great-grandfather’s harp guitar, sliding on his old National resonator guitar, or doing fingerstyle acrobatics on a standard six-string guitar, it becomes obvious why he is one of the


‘A Weekend of Coaching’ returns to Newport

Authentic 19th century coaches drawn by highly-trained teams of horses will return to Newport, this weekend in the triennial renewal of a “Weekend of Coaching”, hosted by The Preservation Society of Newport County. The public will enjoy free viewing of the colorful and historic coaches every day, as they drive through the streets of Newport and


‘Cool Blue’ opening reception

Exhibiting over thirty New England artists: paintings, sculpture, art glass, and jewelry; including John Redick’s “North Atlantic,” pictured. Enjoy light refreshments and music. Exhibiting through September 4. WHERE: Hope Gallery, 435/437 Hope St., Bristol WHEN: Saturday, August 15; 5 to 8 p.m. COST: Free MORE INFO:; 401/396-9117