Burnside Music Series and Trinity Beer Garden
The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy is currently working on our 2018 summer music series. If your business is interested in sponsoring the series, or a single event, you can download our sponsorship form, or email Susan Dunnington to learn more.
Every Thursday this summer during July and August, Burnside Park will be transformed into your favorite restaurant, your family outing, your afternoon date, and your patio bar. Live music from 5:30-7 ensures that your personal dance hall, show space, and musician’s salon is but a stroll downtown away.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and you’ll be the first to hear the line up for our 2018 series. In the meantime, check out who played last year at our 2017 series.
2017 Burnside Music Series
Afrimanding RAINED OUT – Rescheduled for 9/21
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! Before the band takes the stage, we’ll have a special guest appearance by Providence mayor Jorge Elorza. Sponsored by The City of Providence & Cornish Associates.
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.
The Huntress & Holder of Hands – RAINED OUT
This supergroup of women, which features guitars, fiddle, cello, upright bass, and inimitable vocal harmonies, has roots in traditional folk and country. Sponsored by The Washington Trust Company.
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 Indowncity.
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.
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! Special Small Business sponsorship night, with sponsors Shamrock Financial, Small Point Café, Rock Star Body Piercing, Providence Foundation, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future & Craftland.
Roz and the Rice Cakes
This trio has long been one of Lil’ Rhody’s most lauded exports. Critics praise their impeccable pop sensibility and flawless songwriting; their exquisite musicianship and precisely meandering melodies. We just like it! Sponsored by Biltmore Garage.
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.
The Z-Boys are a power trio hailing from Newport, Rhode Island. With a combination of surf rock, blazing fast country, latin, and metal influences, The Z-Boys will grab your attention and give it a smooch. If you can pick your jaw up off the floor, you may find yourself dancing the night away.
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 Washington Trust Company. & Cornish Associates.
Special Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors:
And special thanks to our Small Business & Nonprofits special sponsors:
Is your business, small business or nonprofit interested in participating as a sponsor? There is still space available, email today for more information!