Why: In the mood for some basketball, minus the March Madness drama? Head to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to see your favorite basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, face the newly revamped Washington Generals team — and the players won’t be dunking doughnuts! See a dazzling display of basketball wizardry (jumps, tricks, you name it) with a dash of comedy for an event that will be a slam dunk for the whole family.
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Sq., Providence.
More info: Call 331-0700 or visit dunkindonutscenter.com.
Bluegrass Throedown features a different local or touring bluegrass band every Wednesday night at Nick-a-Nee’s in Providence. There’s never a cover, but there’s always a good time.
Linden Place is thrilled to welcome back internationally known folk singer and songwriter Robbie O’Connell for a night of authentic Celtic music and storytelling on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Robbie O’Connell is best known for his work with the Clancy Brothers and has continued on with his career writing solo pieces. He takes the inspiration of everyday thoughts and experiences to turn into visionary folk songs. O’Connell has showcased his success from Madison Square Garden to the Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall.
Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for Linden Place members and free for Colt Circle members. The concert will include a wine reception after the performance to meet Robbie O’Connell. This annual event tends to sell out, so reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made by contacting Linden Place at (401) 253-0390, email us at email@example.com or visiting lindenplace.org.
Back by popular demand….. This Boston Celtic Group will WOW you with their talent
The Band Fellswater is Boston’s dynamic Celtic music ensemble. We play a wide range of tunes and songs from Traditional to modern compositions that draw from the heritage of all the Celtic nations, especially Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Canada.
Irish vocalist Karan Casey was a founding member of traditional supergroup Solas, a band known for rousing tunes and striking renditions of traditional songs. Since Solas, Casey has carved out a unique and acclaimed place in contemporary Irish and folk music. Karan has recorded six solo albums, has won Best Irish Female Vocalist twice, Best Irish Folk album and a Grammy for her collaboration with Paul Winter. She has been nominated for the BBC Folk Awards and has performed with Peggy Seeger, Liam Clancy, James Taylor, and Tim O’Brien. USA Today has called her work “shiver-inducingly excellent.” She’ll be joined tonight by guitarist Matt Heaton and bassist Corey DiMario. The Boston Globe says, “Casey’s voice is among the loveliest in folk music and she’s a wonderful interpreter of both contemporary and traditional material.”
Roger Ceresi’s All-Starz. This Spring Fling will be jamming with talented Rhode Island Musicians. Rocking and Rolling with the best of the best dance tunes and of course my favorite Ray Charles MaryAnn…. The list of the finest music this band will sing will have you moving in your chair til you can’t stand it anymore and you’ll just have to dance. This band of seasoned musicians is so excited to make their debut at the Courthouse for a dance party you don’t want to miss.
The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!
Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.
All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.
For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.
Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.
In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!