Burnside Music Series and Trinity Beer Garden
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. Free live music from 5:30-7 ensures that your personal dance hall, show space, and musician’s salon is but a stroll downtown away.
New for our 2018 season, Night Lights! Stick around after sundown on some Thursdays for special night time events.
Click “going” on our Burnside Music Series Facebook event to stay up to date on the series throughout the summer.
2018 Burnside Music Series
Boo City and Extraordinary Rendition Band
Boo City is a creative mix of music styles that merge seamlessly for a fun, funky and energetic performance. Providence’s Extraordinary Rendition Band is not your average marching band, but one who plays free, guerrilla style and take over the park is pure musical fun.
Food truck: Red’s Rhode Island. Sponsored by Upserve.
The Huntress & Holder of Hands
This supergroup of musicians features guitars, fiddle, cello, upright bass and inimitable vocal harmonies, led by Morgan Eve Swain of Brown Bird. Special guest, Michelle Cruz and The Whale Guitar Project.
Night Lights following the concert: Movie Night with Providence Children’s Film Festival Presenting: Providence Children’s Film Festival/DPPC Stop Motion Heroes (short film) followed by the feature film: Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975)
Special environmental networking night features an assortment of local environmental groups. Bring your own beer mug for a chance to be entered in a raffle to win a prize bag full of earth friendly prizes. Ride you bike and park it at the bike valet!
Food truck: Fork in the Rhode. Sponsored by Robinson + Cole.
Dreamy, experimental folk rock led by Joel Thibodeau, this ethereal rock and roll group has been a long time favorite of the Burnside Music Series Stage.
Night Lights following the concert: Sound/Picture/Sound, a project by Rachel Blumberg 7:00 – 9:00. Enter a magical environment where you will be given the opportunity to make drawings that turn into sound, and then into visual projections. This installation will create space for self expression and exploration resulting in music and visuals created collaboratively by everyone. Come experience the magic!
Food truck: GottaQ BBQ. Sponsored by Cornish Associates.
Tom Van Buskirk and George Langford, cousins and musical collaborators create dreamy, danceable electro pop with creative sampling.
Night Lights following the concert:: Stick around after the music and play Lady J Presents: Soul Bingo Afterdark hosted by Erma-Jean So-Fly.
Young RI & Millennial networking night with guests “The Fold.”
Food truck: Red’s Rhode Island. Sponsor TBD
Afrimanding with Sidy Maiga
Sidy Maiga returns to the Burnside stage with Afrimanding. Sidy is a master drummer from Mali, West Africa, recipient of the 2012 RISCA Folk Arts Fellowship and Burnside Music Series favorite.
Food truck: GottaQ BBQ. Sponsored by Washington Trust.
What Cheer? Brigade & Bellerophon
Providence’s internationally famous marching band What Cheer? Brigade takes over the park and gets everyone moving. Get there early, local electronic music aficionado Mauricio Ossa is doing an opening set. Bellerophon layers drum machines, sweeping synthesizers and live guitar for a sound that is unmistakably his own. Danceable and dreamy.
Food truck: Fork in the Rhode. Sponsored by Indowncity.
Jesús Andujar y Grupo Sazon
Grupo Sazon’s blend of Merengue, Salsa, Latin Jazz, and bachata promises to move every spirit and body in the room! Always the most danceable night of the summer!
Food truck: GottaQ BBQ. Sponsor TBD.
Nova One featuring Roz Raskin
Motif Music award winner Roz Raskin newest project is a 60’s dreamy pop inspired band. Opening for Nova One will be alumni from Girls Rock! RI.
Night Lights following the concert: Movie Night with Providence Children’s Film Festival Presenting: Providence Children’s Film Festival/DPPC Stop Motion Heroes (short film) followed by the feature film: Girls Rock! (2017)
Food truck: Red’s Rhode Island. Sponsor TBD
Stay tuned for special September editions of the Burnside Music Series!
These events are sprinkle or shine, but may be canceled or postponed due to extreme weather or heavy rain. Stay up to date on any special announcements by following the DPPC on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.