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.
Parkington Sisters; Americana/Folk
Born to each other, a band raised from the beginning, the Parkington Sisters create an aural experience that is both magnetic in its delivery and genuine in its emotional impact. Seeded from a generation of musicians, Rose, Nora, Sarah and Ariel Parkington were raised in a wildly musical household where every room sounded with a spark of song, naturally inspiring their individual hearts and hands to find their own instrumental avenues.
Combining their diverse tastes, filtered through their acquired classical training, the sisters combine four dynamic voices with four confident instruments. Rose plays guitar, piano and accordion, Ariel and Sarah play violin and viola, and Nora plays violin and percussion. Nonetheless, all are multi-instrumentalists and their music is embodied by vibrant string arrangements combined with tight, interwoven four-part vocal harmonies, and gorgeous, blending voices. Ambitious and intricate, the Parkington Sisters produce an undeniable expression of sisterhood able to slip from their hearts into a sound all their own. Since 2005, the sisters have traveled the country, capturing audiences wherever they play.
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.