Free Concerts Every Thursday at Burnside Park
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series has returned to Kennedy Plaza this summer, with an impressive mix of local and national acts. This series is part of the programming efforts of Greater Kennedy Plaza, with the mission of promoting Providence's core as a vibrant and active destination for families, residents, professionals, and tourists alike.
Music... and yes, beer
The Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series takes place by the fountain in the park and will run every Thursday from July to August. Beer garden is open from 4:30 - 7pm with music from 5:30 - 6:30pm. In addition to great tunes, there are lawn games, local Revival Beer, and delicious offerings from gourmet food trucks.
July 12: The Holmes Brothers – A joyous blend of blues, gospel, soul, R&B, and country in amazing three-part harmony; on Alligator Records; from Bronx, NYC.
July 19: Dustin Wong – Intricately layered guitar music that is as hypnotic as it is beautiful; on Thrill Jockey Records; from NY, NY
July 26: Khaira Arby and Her Band – Guitar-based desert blues with a full rhythm section led by the reigning queen of song in Mali, Khaira Arby; from Timbuktu, Mali
August 2: Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang – The undisputed king of bubu, a dancefloor rhythms with magical origins in Sierra Leone; on Luaka Bop; from Freetown, Sierra Leone / New York, NY
August 9: The Famous Winters – Bluesy indie rock with stellar arrangements; from Providence, RI
August 16: The Jes Powers Project – Curated collaborations of talented local acts; from Providence, RI
August 23: BebeRequin -- Pop with ancient folk roots and gypsy charm; from Providence, RI
August 30: Special performance: Live Bait – True stories from real people told in six minutes each. Providence's award-winning, longest-running, and only personal storytelling show. This event’s theme: Divine Providence!
Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series is sponsored by Providence Parks Department, Dept. of Art, Culture + Tourism, Providence Phoenix, Providence Tourism Council, RISCA, Revival Brewing Co., McLaughlin & Moran, Providence Monthly, Trinity Brewhouse, and Citizens Bank.
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