FESTIVAL PERFORMERS 2018
Dan Lilley and the Keepers w/ Amy Bedard
Ariel Zevon (daughter of Warren Zevon)
Eric and Flying Leap
You and Everything
Jody Treeloar Sampson
|In the event of rain the festival will be postponed until Sunday, Sept 9th and the line-up may be changed
|MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT OF:
The PROVIDENCE FOLK FESTIVAL is a FREE music festival featuring some of the finest folk, acoustic and
singer-songwriter acts in the RI area on two stages of music.
The Providence Folk Festival will take place on Sunday, August 26th at Roger Williams National Memorial in
Downtown Providence. The non-profit arts organization that presented the Hear In Rhode Island Music
Festival from 1994-2001 and currently the Downtown Sundown Series- Hear In Rhode Island, Inc, is producing
the event in conjunction with Roger Williams National Memorial. The festival will feature two stages of
acoustic-themed music-MAIN STAGE and the SONGCRAFTER STAGE. The festival is free and is a great
opportunity to get a good dose of the RI sound as well as some classic performances.
Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic lunch/dinnerand relax on the lawn at the beautiful
Roger Williams National Memorial and enjoy a FREE music festival!
Hear In Rhode Island is a 501(c)(3) organization that presents music events in RI. HIRI has been doing this for
over 20 years now starting in 1994 with the Hear In Rhode Island music festival that ran from 1994-2001. HIRI
has also worked with the Newport Folk Festival and produced a stage there for nine years. Over the years
HIRI has produced many, many music events, CDs and educational workshops. HIRI has booked the music for
the Point Stage and occasional main stage opening acts at the Newport Concert Series at the Newport
Yachting Center. Currently HIRI produces the Downtown Sundown Series at Roger Williams Memorial in
downtown Providence. Roger Williams National Memorial is the beautiful downtown location of the original
Providence settlement of 1636
Logo illustration by JoAnna Lapati, www.joannalapati.com The logo depicts Roger Williams at the location of
the first settlement in RI. The fresh water spring was a factor in the selection of the spot for the settlement. As
far as we know Roger did not play guitar.
|FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE STREET SIDE OF THE PARK
|PLEASE HELP FUND
the Providence Folk Festival.
Please click on the Indiegogo link to contribute.
DONATIONS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED
AT THE FESTIVAL!
is available along the streets bordering the park (the RWNM side
of North Main Street will be closed to parking but the other side is open).
There is also plenty of parking at the lower lot next to the RI State
House on Smith Street and across from that lot as well.
It is a very short walk to the park about 1/8 mile.
CLICK ON MAP AT RIGHT TO SEE LOCATIONS