The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy is gearing up to welcome you back to Burnside Park for another fun summer of FREE music in the park!
Every Thursday this summer from July 13th to September 14th, Burnside Park will be transformed into your favorite restaurant, your family outing, your afternoon date, and your patio bar. Lounge on the grass and sip on a beer at Trinity Brewhouse’s beer garden. This year we’re welcoming Red’s Street Kitchen each week with delicious food available for sale. Grab a seat at one of the tables and chairs under the tree, and enjoy dinner in the park.
The Beer Garden is open at 4:30 with tunes from DJ Analog. Live music starts around 5:30.
Live music from area musicians ensures that your personal dance hall, show space, and musician’s salon is a stroll away in Downtown Providence.
Announcing the 2017 Summer Schedule!
July 13 Afrimanding
Sidy Maiga returns to the Burnside stage to kick off our season with Afrimanding. Sidy is a master drummer from Mali, West Africa, recipient of the 2012 RISCA Folk Arts Fellowship, and Burnside favorite. Join us as we celebrate the beginning of our 2017 season! Sponsored by The City of Providence and Cornish Associates
More details on the official Afrimanding Facebook event.
July 20 Bellerophon
Local electronic music aficionado Mauricio Ossa layers drum machines, sweeping synthesizers, and live guitar for a sound that is unmistakably his own. Both danceable and dreamy, Bellerophon has something for everyone. Sponsored by Robinson + Cole.
More details on the official Bellerophon Facebook event.
July 27 The Huntress and Holder of Hands
This supergroup of women, which features guitars, fiddle, cello, upright bass, and inimitable vocal harmonies, has roots in traditional folk and country. Sponsored by Washington Trust.
More details on the official The Huntress & Holder of Hands Facebook event.
August 3 Charles Allin
This jazz combo is headed by Providence’s multi-talented, genre-hopping virtuoso Jeremy Harris. They will be joined for one date only by nationally renowned bassist Evan Lipson. Sponsored by Aurora.
More details on the official Charles Allin Facebook event.
August 10 Hott Boyz
Redefining “supergroup,” this trio features members of The Sugar Honey Iced Tea, Roz and the Rice Cakes, and GYMSHORTS. Their brilliant vocal harmonies and unparalleled musicianship create an awestruck audience in all who have the good fortune to catch them! Reunited for two shows only, this rare set will be a special treat. Sponsored by Capital Properties.
More details on the official Hott Boyz Facebook event.
August 24 What Cheer? Brigade & The Quahogs
Blending rock and country with the same flare they join joy and torment, The Quahogs kinetic siren songs reel in all who have the pleasure to listen. Stick around while Rhode Island’s premier brass band What Cheer? Brigade descend on Burnside Park with their signature merriment and mayhem!
More details on the official What Cheer? Brigade & The Quahogs Facebook event.
August 31 Roz and the Rice Cakes
This trio has long been one of Lil’ Rhodie’s most lauded exports. Critics praise their impeccable pop sensibility and flawless songwriting; their exquisite musicianship and precisely meandering melodies. We just like it!
More details on the official Roz and Rice Cakes Facebook event.
September 7 The ‘Mericans
Team Burnside could not be more excited to welcome back to our stage (after far too long away!) this group of all star Providence heavy hitters. The momentum of The ‘Mericans jangling guitar riffs is belied by a shimmering moodiness and introspective vocal melodies. Their glimmering sounds lilting through the trees is not to be missed! Sponsored by Cox Business.
More details on the official The ‘Mericans Facebook event.
We are able to keep these events free to the public thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, and by attendees like you. For the second year in a row we’ll have our special edition beer mugs available as a thank you gift with all donations to the DPPC of $25 or more. These mugs feature artwork of General Burnside drawn by local artist Alec Thibodeau and you’ll get 4 extra ounces of beer every time you fill it!
See you in the park!