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Ballroom Dance Lessons

May 8, 2019 - Sep 4, 2019 Towers of Narragansett, 35 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI

Take social dance lessons every Wednesday evening all year long! Ballroom, Salsa, Tango and Latin. No experience or partner necessary and lessons change regularly so there’s always something fresh. Email: info@TwirlTheGirl.com


"Jaws' and Jaws Party at the Jane Pickens -- Newport RI

Jul 23, 2019 - Jul 24, 2019 Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street Newport, RI

Jaws Summer Party is now a two-day celebration with two nights of "Jaws" screenings and activities both nights.
Tuesday: Live music by The Z-Boys at 6:30 p.m.; movie at 7:30 p.m.; after party at Brick Alley Pub at 10p.m.. First 50 people through the door get a free Narragansett beer, along with swag and games.
Wednesday: Live music by The Teledynes at 6:30 p.m.; movie at 7:30 p.m. "Gansett swag at afterparty. Enjoy the "Crush It Like Quinn" Narragansett Beer Experience on both nights.


Summer Fireworks 2019 in Rhode Island - Newport, Pawtucket, Charlestown, RI

Jun 28, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 various locations Newport, Pawtucket, Charlestown, RI

Public fireworks don’t end after the Fourth of July. Below are fireworks happening in the state all summer. Check back as we add more listings.

August 24 --– Newport. Naval Station Newport, 1260 Peary Street. Salute To Summer Celebration. 9:15 p.m.

July 13, 20; August 3, 17, 24, 31 – Pawtucket. McCoy Stadium, After the PawSox game

August 3 -- Charlestown – Ninigret Park after the Seafood Festival. 9 p.m.


Thursday Night Live Music at the Towers

Jun 6, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 The Towers, 35 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI

July 18 -- Johnny Nicholas. Performing Tex-Mex blues, Nicholas is one of the best bluesmen ever.
August 1 – Magnolia. New England’s Cajun band. High-energy two steps and sultry waltzes.
August 8 -- Roger Ceresi’s All Starz. Aight of R&B, classic rock and oldies.
August 15 -- Eight to the Bar. Boogie woogie and swing music that gets everyone on their feet.
August 22 -- Dynamite Rhythm. Powerful vocals and smooth harmonies.
August 29 -- Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Right from Louisiana with an authentic Cajun sound.

Music at the Fort

Jun 17, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019 Fort Adams State Park, 80 Fort Adams Drive Newport, RI

Join us all summer long on the third Thursday of every month for live music. Food and refreshments are available from Newport Craft Brewing and Distillery Company and many food trucks. The concerts are for all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on the lawn while they enjoy the live music and views of Newport Harbor.
Dates of music: June 20, July 18, August 15, and September 19.

Concerts Under the Elms 2019

Jun 20, 2019 - Aug 1, 2019 John Brown House Museum lawn, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

This year, each concert will feature two food trucks- one for dinner cuisine, and the other to satiate a sweet tooth. Also, the first floor of John Brown House Museum will be free and open to all guests. Schedule:
July 18 -- The Becky Chace Band. Food Truck: HG80. Dessert Truck: Atomic Blonde Ice Cream
July 25 – Driftwoods. Food Truck: Noble Knots. Dessert Truck: Like No Udder
August 1 -- Neal & The Vipers. Food Truck: Fugo. Dessert Truck: Atomic Blonde Ice Cream In case of inclement weather, call 401-331-8575 ext. 133 after 1:30 p.m. on the day of the concert. Rain date is August 8.

Watch Hill Sunset Concerts 2019

Jun 25, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 Watch Hill Village Green Bay Street and Plympton Hill Road, Westerly, RI

Free outdoor concert every other Tuesday on the Watch Hill Village Green. Plenty of free parking is provided in a lot adjacent to the venue also in the lot by the carousel. Come to relax and listen to this eclectic mix of musical talents. Lineup:
July 23 -- King's Highway (Caribbean Jazz)
August 6 -- The Bagboys (Bluegrass)
August 20 -- Atwater-Donnelly Trio

Music at Sunset Concert Series 2019 at Blithewold – Bristol RI - Bristol, RI

Jul 10, 2019 - Aug 28, 2019 Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI

Brings, blankets, chairs and picnics to enjoy the the sunset over Narragansett Bay as you soak up a variety of musical performances. You may pre-order a picnic box prepared by The Kitchen at Blithewold for $15. Pre-register for the show at website. Please leave your pets at home. In case of rain, the concert will be held under the tent. If there is a threat of lightning, however, the program will be canceled and an e-mail will be sent to everyone who pre-registered.
July 10 -- The Ravers – reggae (More about the band)
July 17 -- Panoramic View -- steel drums (More about the band)
July 24 -- October Road – James Taylor Tribute Band (More about the band)
July 31 -- The New Providence Big Band (More about the band)
August 7 -- The Little Compton Band (More about the band)
August 14 -- The Oh No’s – Beatles Tribute Band (More about the band)
August 21 -- The Colby James Band (More about the band)
August 28 -- The DMB Project – Dave Matthews Band Tribute Band (More about the band)

2019 Summer Concerts on the Beach -- North Kingstown RI

Jul 11, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 Town Beach, 44 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI

Rain location is North Kingstown High School, 150 Fairway Drive. No pets allowed.
July 16 - North East Groove
July 23 - Jesse Liam Band
July 30 - Driftwoods
August 6 - URI Jazz Band
August 13 - Brass Attack Go here for full PDF: http://www.northkingstown.org/DocumentCenter/View/2908/2019-summer-concert-flyer?bidId=

Tunes on the Dunes 2019 – Westerly RI - Westerly, RI

Jul 17, 2019 - Aug 14, 2019 Westerly Town Beach, 337 Atlantic Avenue, Westerly, RI

Monday Night Jamz happens every Monday; Blues on the Beach is every Wednesday. See performer list below.
Blues on the Beach
July 17 -- Johnny Nicholas and his Texas All-Stars with Greg Piccolo
July 24 -- The Blues Beatles
July 31 -- Al Copley
August 7 -- Duke Robillard Band
August 14 -- Ed Peabody and The Big Blue Thang

Monday Night Jamz
July 15 -- Satinwood: The Legendary Song Series
July 22 -- John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band
July 29 -- David Tessier's All-Star Band of All Stars
August 5 -- Brothers of the Road Band-Allman Brothers Tribute
August 12 -- Will Evans and Rising Tide

Turnip the Beet: A Kids Concert Series – Bristol RI

Jul 19, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019 Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI

Lettuce turnip the beet at this six-week concert series under Blithewold’s tent. After the show, stay for garden crafts and picnicking. Pre-register at the event website.
July 19 – Rolie Polie Guacamole
July 25 – Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys
Aug 1 – Fairy Celebration with Celebrating Ireland
Aug 8 – Keith Munslow
Aug 15 – Elijah T. Grasshopper and Friends
Aug 22 – Toe Jam Puppet Band

Lori McKenna Return to Bittertown Tour – East Greenwich RI

Jul 26, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

Lori McKenna has become a Nashville star, covered and copied by many notable musicians. She has won five Boston Music Awards, BMI awards and performed at the Sundance Film Festival and the Newport Folk Festival. McKenna has released eight critically acclaimed studio albums.

Tribute Fest: Voyage & Dark Desert Eagles

Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 Bold Point Park, 1 Pier Road, East Providence, RI

Tribute Fest 2019 features Voyage, the Journey Tribute Band and Dark Desert Eagles with special guests Fleetwood Macked:The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute and Whole Lotta Heart at Bold Point Park. Reserved seating and general admission tickets available. Tickets.

Nate Smith + Kinfolk Extended Family Jam Session – Newport RI - Newport, RI

Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 Newport Blues Café, 286 Thames Street Newport, RI

The Newport Jazz Festival doesn’t need to end when it ends. This show is for guests age 21 and older.

Jim Messina

Aug 4, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

While acting as producer and engineer for Buffalo Springfield, JIm Messina ultimately joined the band as its bass player. When “the Springfield” disbanded in 1968, Messina and fellow band mate Richie Furay formed Poco. With Jim on lead guitar, Poco defined a new musical genre, Country Rock.

2019 RI Blues Fest

Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 Events Center at Mulligan's Island 1000 New London Avenue, Cranston, RI

This year's Blues Fest will feature up and coming and established blues musicians from across New England. From traditional sounds to more modern blues rock sounds,
Saturday, August 10
Crossrhode Blues Band at 1 p.m.; Heidi Nirk Band at 3 p.m.; Ed Peabody & the Big Blue Thang at 5 p.m.; Lois Greco Band at 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 11
Chris Stovall Brown at 1 p.m.; Travis Colby Band at 3 p.m.; The Silks at 5 p.m. The festival opens each day at 12noon for attendees to find the best seat and get some hot food and cold drinks before the musical line up kicks off. Special guests will be making appearances each day and activities and fun will abound. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas and your own toys to enjoy an entire afternoon at the Events Center. But please do not bring your own food, drink, coolers, pets (only service animals allowed), tents or canopies. For more information go to: www.RIBluesFest.com

Old Time Music Picnic at South County Museum

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street Narragansett, RI

The South County Jammers will host the Old Time Music Picnic. The Jammers have been playing old-time fiddle tunes in and around South County for more than 15 years.Visitors are encouraged to bring their own acoustic instruments and join the festivities.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Back to the 80's Night at Top of Newport

Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019 Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI

Don your leg warmers & tease up your hair, because we throwing back to the 1980s! Come rock it like a hurricane with DJ Absolut at Top of Newport, while we kick' it old school with cocktails, dancing & 80's themed snacks. Best dressed of the night will win an overnight stay to Hotel Viking.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

WaterFire 2019

Jun 22, 2019 - Nov 2, 2019 WaterPlace Park, between Memorial Blvd. and Finance Way Providence, RI

A series of nearly 100 bonfires are poised in the center on the three rivers of downtown Providence. The scent of burning wood and the sound of instrumental music amplifies the experience. Street performers, musicians, and street food add to the enchantment. Fires begin at dusk.
June 22. Sunset: 8:24 p.m.
July 20. Sunset: 8:16 p.m.
August 3, Sunset: 8:02 p.m.
August 17. Sunset: 7:43 p.m.
September 14. Sunset 6:57 p.m.
September 28. Sunset: 6:33 p.m.
October 5. Sunset: 6:21 p.m.
November 2. WaterFire Salute to Veterans. Sunset: 5:39 p.m.

Shopping & Sales

General Stanton Inn Weekend Flea Market 2019

Apr 28, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019 General Stanton Inn, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI

The historic General Stanton Inn's Flea Market happens at a tree-lined, breezy, outdoor gathering place for vendors. In addition to antiques, vintage, and renewable collectors’ items, the market offers a fun environment and small-batch foods, new merchandise, and homemade crafts and art.

Summer theater


Jul 17, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI

When oligarchs of the New York newspaper raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, plucky newsboy Jack rallies paper delivery boys from across the city to fight for what's right!

“Saturday Night Fever”

Aug 14, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI

Brooklynite Tony Manero he lives for the weekends at the local disco, where he is the king of the dance floor.



Jul 23, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI

"Hamilton" is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man. A score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway thrills audiences every time. Tickets will be available for purchase June 8 online at ppacri.org or in person at the PPAC Box Office at 220 Weybosset St., Providence, RI.