Providence Folk Festival

Roger Williams National Memorial

Event Details

Providence Folk FestivalThe 1st annual 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.

Some of the finest acoustic folk performers and singer songwriters in the area will perform for the Providence Folk Festival. So bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic dinner and sit on the lawn at the beautiful Roger Williams National Memorial and enjoy FREE music.


Steve Allain – MC

Noon – 12:15 p.m.
Ed McGuirl/Joe Lambiase/Mike Fishman
12:20 – 12:50 p.m.
Allysen Callery
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Bob Kendall
1:35 – 2:05 p.m.
Dan Lilly/Amy Bedard and Scatman
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Steve Allain  – MC
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Rank Strangers
3:10  -3:40 p.m.
Lisa Martin/Brad Willard
3:50 – 4:20 p.m.
Andy Pratt
4:30 – 5:05 p.m.
Robin Lane
5:15 – 5:55 p.m.


Tracie Potochnik & Jacob Haller – MCs

Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Michael Laureanno
12:40 – 1:10 p.m.
WS Monroe
1:20 – 1:50 p.m.
Amy Herrera
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Kala Farnham
2:40 – 3:10 p.m.
Potochnik & Haller – MCs
3:20 – 3:50 p.m.
Paul Pasch
4:00 – 4:30p.m.
Patrick McNulty
4:40 – 5:10 p.m.
Ruthann Baler
5:20 – 5:50 p.m.
Colby & Keila


About Roger Williams National Memorial: Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideals of religious freedom and liberty of conscience. Williams, banished from Massachusetts for his beliefs, established the first civil society in the new world in 1636 on the site of the present-day Memorial. There is free parking located on the Canal Street side of the park,just down the hill from the Statehouse. There is also metered parking on North Main St., adjacent to the park.

Roger Williams National Memorial was established by Congress in 1965 to commemorate Williams’s “outstanding contributions to the development of the principles of freedom in this country.” The memorial, a 4.5 acre urban greenspace located at the foot of College Hill in downtown Providence, includes a freshwater spring which was the center of the settlement of Providence Plantations founded by Williams in 1636. It is on this site that Williams, through word and action, fought for the ideal that religion must not be subject to regulation by the state but, instead, that it should be a matter of individual conscience. It was a remarkable journey that brought Williams to what is now the capital of Rhode Island and to where he put his beliefs into practice, giving “shelter for persons distressed of conscience.”

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