Bring a blanket or grab one of our tables and chairs! The 2013 Season, curated by Jess Powers of WaterFire Providence, features a wide range of genres. New England abounds with talented musicians, and Providence in particular has a wealth of creativity right in our backyard.
The ‘Mericans; Experimental Americana
the ‘Mericans are a local Experimental Americana Roots Folk Rock band led by former Purple Ivy Shadows singer & guitarist Chris Daltry, who has been called a “visionary founding father of the rootsy rockers” by the Providence Phoenix. The group has released 3 albums: ‘Merican Recordings (2006), and Where All Dead Leaves Go (2007) that have met with critical praise : “Where All Dead Leaves Go is one magical listen and one of the year’s best discs” with the band’s “southern-fried roots shine across warm with tremolo, hooks, and harmonies akin to retro gems from bands like Galaxie 500” and “It’s quiet music you want to crank”.
In partnership with Greater Kennedy Plaza, Downtown Parks Department, and WaterFire, the Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series takes place by the fountain in the park and will run every Thursday through September 5. The Beer garden is open from 4:30 – 7:30pm with music from 5:30 -7pm. In addition to great local music, there are lawn games, local beer served by Trinity Brewhouse, and delicious offerings from local food trucks. This is a free, family-friendly event for all ages!
Discount Parking at the Biltmore Garage, 51 Washington Street, is available from 5pm to 8pm, tickets will be validated at Burnside Park.