Festival Logo Illustration by
Joanna Lapati
www.JoannaLapati.com
updated June 24th 2017
FESTIVAL PERFORMERS 2017

MAINSTAGE:
Chris Monti Trio
Slackwater String Band
Wilbur Hill
Pamela Means Trio
Chris & Meredith Thompson
Steve Allain-MC
Tracie Potochnik-MC
Cardboard Ox
Dan Lilley and the Keepers w/ Amy Bedard
more TBA

SONGWRITER STAGE:
Allysen Callery -Host
Amanda Salemi
Hugh McGowan
Jenee Halstead
Will Houlihan
Emma Joy Galvin
Avi Jacob
more tba
In the event of rain the festival will be postponed until Sunday, Sept 11th and the line-up may be changed
PROVIDENCE
FOLK
FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th
at
ROGER WILLIAMS
NATIONAL MEMORIAL
MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT OF:
MOTIF MAGAZINE
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 28th 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. The Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA) will be presenting
singer-songwriter/members on the second 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.
THE PROVIDENCE FOLK FESTIVAL
Sunday, AUGUST 27, 2017
Noon until 6pm
FREE Admission
ROGER WILLIAMS NATIONAL MEMORIAL
click here for street map:
282 North Main Street, Providence, RI

FESTIVAL PRODUCER: Hear In Rhode Island
www.HearInRhodeIsland.com
FREE ADMISSION!
The Fourth Annual
FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE STREET SIDE OF THE PARK
You can help fund the Providence Folk Festival.
Please click on the
Indiegogo link to contribute.
DONATIONS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED
AT THE FESTIVAL!
Lodging for the Jen Chapin Trio
Provided by:
Main Stage
Sound
Provided by:
PARKING
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. It is a very short walk to the park about 1/8 mile.
THANK YOU!
PAUL BEDARD
Dan Tappan
Melissa Jenkins Mangili, John Mangili and Jasper
Lori Mars  |  Autumn Francesca
Dianne & Tony Fuzek