Soak Up Live Music at an Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Where to go in Rhode Island this summer for live music in the great outdoors.
Who doesn’t love a good outdoor, summer concert? It’s even better when it’s paired with wine and snacks. We’ve rounded up a few summer concert series that are going on in Rhode Island and in Southeastern, Massachusetts.
Enjoy some wine or visit the Taproot Brewing Company, and soak up the vineyard views at Newport Vineyards. The concerts happen on Saturdays and Sundays from July 13–Sept. 1 from 1–4 p.m. There is also a Wednesday music series, and the schedule can be viewed here. Some of the artists include the Yacht Club Rejects, Dylan Harley and more. 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com
The Rhode Island Historical Society presents Concerts Under the Elms. This summer concert series is held Thursday evenings at the John Brown House Museum lawn. Various food trucks will also be present. General admission is $10 while children younger than twelve years old and RIHS members receive free admission. Tickets may be purchased at the site on the day of the concert. Performances include the Driftwoods with food trucks Noble Knots and Like No Udder on July 25 and the American Band accompanied by food trucks Lotus Pepper and Like no Udder on Aug. 8. Concerts are from 6:30–8 p.m. The first floor of the John Brown House Museum will be open from 6-8 p.m. John Brown House Museum lawn, 52 Power St., Providence, 401-331-8575 x133, rihs.org/concerts-under-the-elms
Grab your blanket or beach chair and enjoy the beautiful, scenic Narragansett Beach while listening to the Gazebo Concert Series on select Friday nights, starting at 6 p.m. Every concert featured is free, family-friendly and open to the public. Artists include the Granite City Rock Band, Boot Hill Band, the Ravers and more. Keep yourself updated on any schedule changes on the website. Events take place through Sept. 13. Narragansett Town Beach, Gazebo Park, 39 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett, 401-783-6430, narragansettri.gov
Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and listen to live tunes (July 21, Nick Bosse; Aug. 18, Steve Malec; Sept. 1, Laney Dionne; Oct. 13, Ray Cooke). Plus, learn more about the vineyard and purchase a glass or bottle of your favorite wine, sip and kick back and relax. 12 Kind Rd., Foster, 369-3694, nicklecreekvineyard.com
Join Running Brook Vineyards for a free concert every weekend. Concerts extend into the winter, and the only difference? Summer concerts are outdoors and winter concerts are indoors. Feel free to bring a snack or two and enjoy some great food and wine. Concerts are Saturdays and Sundays from 1–5 p.m. Come and enjoy performances by Mid-Life Crisis, Truue, the Strumdawgs and more. 335 Old Fall River Rd., North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, 508-985-1998, runningbrookwine.com