Photo credit: Roger Williams Park Zoo.

6/30 Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts

Why: Take a ride on the wild side! Attend an adults-only bash at the zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from area restaurants, caterers and bars. Plus, enjoy live music, dancing and more. Proceeds support Roger Williams Park Zoo’s education and wildlife conservation programs. Party animals must be twenty-one and older to attend.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.
More info: 785-3510, rwpzoo.org.

Jun
30
Sat
Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts @ Roger Williams Park Zoo

Join Roger Williams Park Zoo for the wildest time you’ll ever have supporting a good cause! Zoobilee! – Feast with the Beasts, presented by Ales and Ani, is the Zoo’s largest single-night fundraiser featuring fine fare from dozens of the area’s best restaurants and caterers. Enjoy fabulous entertainment including live music and dancing, and other fun surprises! This is an adults-only evening event twenty-one and older. Your ticket includes all food tastings; hydration stations and cash bars available.

Jul
1
Sun
MDO Zen Fest 2018 @ Manchester Designer Outlets
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
MDO Zen Fest 2018 @ Manchester Designer Outlets

MDO Zen Fest to benefit 1 percent for the planet. Join MDO’s Shop for the Environment Store Hop to receive your gift bag packed with Zen goodies and a chance to win thousands in MDO gift cards.

Free Concerts!
Saturday, June 30
1-4 p.m. Jes Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes Live Bluegrass
Sunday, July 1
1-4 p.m. Cheezy and the Crackers Live Reggae

Free Activities for All (Both Days)
All Day Local Arts and Crafts Vendors
9:30 a.m. Morning Yoga on the Town Green (BYOM – bring your own mat!)
10:30 a.m. Sound Healing
11:30 a.m. Guided Meditation on the Town Green
12:15 p.m. Wind and Drums Circle

Workshops and Tastings (Both Days)

Jul
4
Wed
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others
Jul 4 all-day
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Newport Music Festival celebrates its fiftieth anniversary season from July 4 through July 22 with forty-two concerts and events showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists and beloved resident
artists.

Highlights include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, piano virtuoso Charlie Albright and widely considered the finest violinist in the world today, Grammy winner Joshua Bell. Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards and others!

Concert information and tickets at www.newportmusic.org

Jul
5
Thu
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others
Jul 5 all-day
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Newport Music Festival celebrates its fiftieth anniversary season from July 4 through July 22 with forty-two concerts and events showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists and beloved resident
artists.

Highlights include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, piano virtuoso Charlie Albright and widely considered the finest violinist in the world today, Grammy winner Joshua Bell. Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards and others!

Concert information and tickets at www.newportmusic.org

Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River

Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening in the summer season, enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Along the river’s edge and Saugatucket Bridge, watch live music from area bands. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. During almost every RiverFire night, additional themes with family-friendly activities will be showcased. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. RiverFire and River Stage performers will begin at 7 p.m.

Free admission. Free parking will be available in the village parking areas and along the street. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. On Aug. 16, during the Endless Summer II Luau Celebration, which is on a RiverFire evening.

Themed Nights and Musician Schedule:
June 21: Summer Solstice and Jonnycake Center Empty Bowls Stroll Hunger Benefit
Live music: Contemporary Theater Stage, 5 p.m. – Becky Chase; River Stage, 7 p.m. – Chakulla Smith (with The Hunger Bus): Chakulla brings 4 decades of writing and playing Folk, world, jazz and Americana music and always has special guests along to wow the crowd.

June 28: Full Moon Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gary Hopp and Friends: Gary Hopp brings his Good Vibe Tribe Experience to Howl at the Full Moon! Expect great Rock and Roll, Oldies, Country, Originals, Blues, Wild Dancing and Crazy Antics.

July 5: Ladies Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – 33 Camben: 33 Camden is a Progressive Rhythm & Blues Rock Fusion band bringing a sound unlike anything you’ve heard! They will be performing LIVE at the Wakefield Ladies Night and RiverFire the day after we celebrate the Birth of our Nation.

July 12: Car Cruise Night (Classic Car Show)
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Greyhound Dream with gpecial guest Paula Clare: Greyhound Dream Features two of South County’s premier performers Krista Rousseau vocal stylings and Josh Scurman’s vocal and guitar prowess – all rounded out by bass guitarist Jerry Rousseau. Special Guest Paula Clare brings her music influenced by Joni Mitchel, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, Carole King, Emilou Harris and Suzanne Vega to RiverFire.

July 19: Lantern Parade
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – PhenixAve: PhenixAve plays the acoustic hits of the 60’s, 70’s and today and has been a crowd favorite at RiverFire! During the live music performance, “Concrete Couch” presents a serene Lantern Parade across the Saugatucket River Bridge.

July 26: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gooseberry Road with Special Guests, Wyatt & Barbara Lema: Gooseberry Road is a 3 piece ensemble playing music from the 1960’s and 70’s – Beatles, Carole King, Hollies, Bee Gees, Aztec Two-Step, more, and originals. Enjoy special guests Folk and Traditional multi-instrument and vocalist, Wyatt and Barbara Lema.

Aug. 2: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Stone Cold Gypsies: Stone Cold Gypsies is a 5-piece band playing a blend of favorites and eclectic music that will surprise and delight you.

Aug. 9: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – The Strattones: The Strattones are a 5 piece Rhode Island band bringing you the best covers and originals you didn’t know you needed to hear.

Aug. 16: Endless Summer II (Tropical Luau Celebration – $5 Suggested Donation).
Live music: (TBA) – Just like last year, there will be multiple performers on The Contemporary Theater Stage, which will be the Main Stage for the event. Admission to the extra area is a suggested $5 donation, before passing under a gigantic replica volcano and shark. This allows access to local beer and tropical drinks, Polynesian food, the Main Stage, special guests, entertainers, and more fun, in addition our regular RiverFire event.

Aug. 23: TBA on possible theme – Might be a Radio Night.
Live music: TBA: Check website or Facebook for any updates.

Aug. 30: Country and Western Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Grant Maloy Smith: Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His latest album “Dust Bowl – American Stories” spent seventeen weeks on the Billboard charts, including 10 weeks in the top ten of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as number twelve on the Country Album Sales Chart, and number two on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres).

Jul
6
Fri
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others
Jul 6 all-day
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Newport Music Festival celebrates its fiftieth anniversary season from July 4 through July 22 with forty-two concerts and events showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists and beloved resident
artists.

Highlights include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, piano virtuoso Charlie Albright and widely considered the finest violinist in the world today, Grammy winner Joshua Bell. Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards and others!

Concert information and tickets at www.newportmusic.org

Jul
7
Sat
21st Annual IYRS Summer Gala @ IYRS School of Technology and Trades
Jul 7 all-day
21st Annual IYRS Summer Gala @ IYRS School of Technology and Trades | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The 21st Annual IYRS Summer Gala title-sponsored by State Street and featuring entertainment from KC and the Sunshine Band is Saturday July 7, 2018.

The Summer Gala is the biggest and most important fundraiser of the year for IYRS. As one of the main events of Newport in the summer, the Gala attracts a high demographic audience and has been called Newport’s largest gathering of exceptional people; a great crowd for a very important educational cause. The Gala raises about 40% of our annual operating costs the night of the event! Not everyone in America should go to a degree school, and IYRS is proof of an alternative: 90% of grads go to great jobs – from major marine trades companies to technology companies like Autodesk and Google X. Support us as we help change learning in America.

Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others
Jul 7 all-day
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Newport Music Festival celebrates its fiftieth anniversary season from July 4 through July 22 with forty-two concerts and events showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists and beloved resident
artists.

Highlights include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, piano virtuoso Charlie Albright and widely considered the finest violinist in the world today, Grammy winner Joshua Bell. Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards and others!

Concert information and tickets at www.newportmusic.org

Jul
8
Sun
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others
Jul 8 all-day
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Newport Music Festival celebrates its fiftieth anniversary season from July 4 through July 22 with forty-two concerts and events showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists and beloved resident
artists.

Highlights include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, piano virtuoso Charlie Albright and widely considered the finest violinist in the world today, Grammy winner Joshua Bell. Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards and others!

Concert information and tickets at www.newportmusic.org

Jul
9
Mon
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others
Jul 9 all-day
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Newport Music Festival celebrates its fiftieth anniversary season from July 4 through July 22 with forty-two concerts and events showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists and beloved resident
artists.

Highlights include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, piano virtuoso Charlie Albright and widely considered the finest violinist in the world today, Grammy winner Joshua Bell. Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards and others!

Concert information and tickets at www.newportmusic.org