'The New Providence Big Band' in East Providence 


Enjoy a summer evening with the awesome horns and romantic melodies of the New Providence Big Band on the beautiful Weaver Library lawn. Featuring the dynamic vocalist Katie Kleyla, the 20-piece big band performs the great standards like “In the Mood” and “All that Jazz.” Bring a lawn chair and a picnic or try a delicious burger from Rocket Fine Street Food, one of Rhode Island’s best food trucks.

WHERE: Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence
WHEN: Wednesday, July 18; 6:30 p.m.
COST: Free
MORE INFO: 401/434-2453; www.eastprovidencelibrary.org

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