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slides: Images of Rhythm and Roots 2017

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

 

The 20th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival electrified its audience with a sensory filled Labor Day weekend at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI. In addition to a full array of top-notch music, there was plenty of dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts, family activities, camping, and a wide assortment of artisans and eclectic food trucks.

The atmosphere was laid back, yet energetic and filled with positive vibes. Friday and Saturday fueled the feel-good festivities by providing some beautiful weather. Although Sunday began with some heavy rains, it did not deter the festival's hardcore music loving crowd. By mid afternoon the sun had finally arrived, bringing with it some apropos rainbows to cap off a wonderful weekend of good times and great music. 

Three stages supplied a full bevy of non-stop authentic roots music. In addition to the strong zydeco music presence, there were also some fantastic acts leaning towards blues, country, folk, and even swing.

Highlights of the chock-filled weekend included The Mavericks, Roseanne Cash, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Marcia Ball, The New Orleans Suspects, Little Feat's Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, Los Texmaniacs, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, and Rhode Island's own Sarah Potenza. GoLocalProv was there to bring it all to you.

 See the slideshow below for photos

 

Hot Times and Hot Music Ignite Ninigret Park!!

The 20th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival electrified its audience with a sensory filled Labor Day weekend at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI. 

Creole Cowboys

The Mavericks

Courtney Granger & Friends

Play time!

10 Strings & A Goatskin

Peace

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Play time!

Marcia Ball

Knickerbocker All Stars

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Say Darling

MarchFourth!

D'Jalma Garnier

Big Sandy

Artisans 

Artisans

Artisans

Artisans

Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express

Turtle Duhks

Los Texmaniacs

Revelers

Sarah Potenza

Natalie MacMaster

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett

Story teller Len Cabral

Roseanne Cash

The New Orleans Suspects

Play time!

Alex Meixner Band

Shinyribs

Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers

Lilly Hiatt

Squirrel Nut Zippers

Photos courtesy of Rick Farrell, Mojo Photography

 
 

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