Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 06/23/2012, 07/21/2012, 08/04/2012, 08/18/2012, 09/15/2012

    Location: Roger Williams National Memorial | Map Fee Information: Free Contact Name: John McNiff Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 401 521 7266 ext. 203

Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic dinner and sit on the lawn at the beautiful Roger Williams National Memorial and enjoy FREE concerts by some of the best songwriters RI has to offer. Also Shakespeare's, "As You Like It" by TRIST (Th-Sun through June 17, 8:00 p.m.), Narragansett Cultural Presentation by Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum (July 21 from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.), Jessa Piaia will present a one-person interpretation entitled Sarah Dyer Britton: On the Death by Hanging of her Sister-in-Law Rebel Quaker Mary Dyer (July 21, 5:00 pm), and more! Hear In Rhode Island and Roger William's National Memorial will present several evenings of music over the summer as part of the Downtown Sundown Series. Most events in the series coincide with WaterFire (www.waterfire.org) on the rivers in downtown Providence and start around 7:30pm -usually before they light the braziers. The shows will continue until 10-10:30pm and, in keeping with the WaterFire feel, will, on occasion, have visits from fire spinners -The Grasshopper Fire Collective (6/23, 7/21, and 8/18). Scheduled to appear Saturday, June 23rd: Participants in the Youth Ambassador Program from New Bedford Whaling NHP, WS Monroe, Tracie Potochnik, and Dan Lilley & Scatman; July 21st: Katherine Quinn, Kayla Ringelheim, Joanne Lurgio; and the token male for the evening, Ed McGuirl; Saturday, August 18th: Lisa Martin & Brad Willard, Mark Cutler, Mary Ann Rossoni, and a Fuzek-Rossoni reunion set. There is limited parking available at the park. Street parking and nearby parking lots (fee)  are available. All ages are welcome and all events are FREE!

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