The 1st annual Providence Folk Festival will take place on Sunday, September 7th at Roger Williams National Memorial in Downtown Providence.
The non-profit arts organization that presented the Hear In Rhode Island Music Festival from 1994-2001 and currently the Downtown Sundown Series- Hear In Rhode Island, Inc, is producing the event in conjunction with Roger Williams National Memorial. The fledgling festival will feature two stages of acoustic-themed music.
Mainstage/Headlining artists are Robin Lane (of Robin Lane and the Chartbusters) who is known for her hits: “When Things Go Wrong” and “Why Do You Tell Lies” as well as her backing vocals on Neil Young’s first album. 1970’s legend, Andy Pratt, best known for his hits, “Avenging Annie” and “Summer, Summer” will also be gracing the festival stage. Also on the main stage The Rank Strangers will bring bluegrass, Ed McGuirl and Joe Lambiase bring the blues, Lisa Martin a bit o’ country/folk, Dan Lilley (with Amy Bedard and Scatman) strums out the Americana sound, Allysen Callery and Bob Kendall will perform both together and solo, and Steve Allain will the provide his entertaining MC and singer-songwriter talents. The Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA) will be presenting singer-songwriter/members on the second stage. RISA will present artists such as Kala Farnham, Jake Haller, Tracie Potochnik, WS Monroe and many others. The festival is free and is a great opportunity to get a good dose of the RI sound as well as some classic performances.
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 and enjoy a FREE music festival!
Hear In Rhode Island is a 501(c)(3) organization that presents music events in RI. HIRI has been doing this for over 20 years now starting in 1994 with the Hear In Rhode Island music festival that ran from 1994-2001. HIRI has also worked with the Newport Folk Festival and produced a stage there for nine years. Over the years HIRI has produced many, many music events, CDs and educational workshops. Currently HIRI books the music for the Point Stage and occasional main stage opening acts at the Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center and the Downtown Sundown Series at Roger Williams Memorial in downtown Providence.
Roger Williams National Memorial is the beautiful downtown location of the original Providence settlement of 1636.
In the event of rain the festival will be postponed until Sunday, Sept 14 and the line-up may be changed - please check Hear In RI website
For more about the festival: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.hearinrhodeisland.com