Photo credit: Richard Prull/Preserve Rhode Island

8/3–8/4 Little Compton Antiques Festival

Why: On Friday night, check out the preview party featuring a sunset supper, sip on a delicious complimentary beverage, listen to live music and gain access to early buying privileges. On Saturday, spend time perusing antiques from a diverse collection of antique dealers, stop by the auto show or take a peek at the Little Compton art exhibit.
Where: Little Compton Historical Society, 548 West Main Rd., Little Compton.
More Info: Call 272-5101 or visit preserveri.org.

Aug
15
Wed
Garden City Center’s Summer Concert Series: Timmy Maia Band @ Garden City Center
Aug 15 all-day

High energy contemporary band from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s @ Nick-A-Nees
Aug 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee's @ Nick-A-Nees | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

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.

bluegrassthroedown.com

Free

Aug
16
Thu
Live Entertainment at Chair 5 @ Chair 5 at The Break Hotel
Aug 16 all-day

Please join us at Chair 5 for live entertainment at our rooftop bar and lounge featuring the following artists!

6/8 – Tom Burgess
6/9 – Tom Hynes
6/15 – Lainey Dionne
6/16 – Tom Hynes
6/21 – Tom Burgess
6/22 – Mark Gorman
6/23 – Rick Arrighi
6/28 – Rick Arrighi
6/29 – Lainey Dionne
6/30 – Shawn Reilly

7/5 – Buddy Cavaleri
7/6 – Mark Gorman
7/7 – Dave Frageorgia
7/12 – Rick Arrighi
7/13 – Tom Burgess
7/14 – Rich Arrighi
7/19 – Buddy Cavaleri
7/20 – Mark Gorman
7/21 – Alger Mitchell
7/26 – Tom Burgess
7/27 – Lainey Dionne
7/28 – Shawn Reilly

8/2 – Buddy Cavaleri
8/3 – Tom Burgess
8/4 – Dave Frageorgia
8/9 – Tom Burgess
8/10 – Lainey Dionne
8/11 – Reckless Blues
8/16 – TBD
8/17 – Tom Burgess
8/18 – Alger Mitchell
8/23 – Rick Arrighi
8/24 – Lainey Dionne
8/25 – Shawn Reilly
8/30 – Tom Burgess
8/31 – Mark Gorman

9/1 – Alger Mitchell
9/7 – Lainey Dionne
9/8 – Dave Frageorgia
9/14 – Reckless Blues
9/15 – Nicole Rich
9/21 – Lainey Dionne
9/22 – TBD
9/28 – Reckless Blues
9/29 – Nicole Rich

Musician Al Wood to perform at Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard @ Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm

Al Wood, who goes by the stage name Wild, will perform hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s at Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard on Thursday, August 16 at 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 401-273-6565. Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.

Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River
Aug 16 @ 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).

Neal and the Vipers @ The Towers
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Neal and the Vipers @ The Towers

Presenting a mix of blues, rock and roll and funk, this band gets the party started. Part of the Summer Music Series at The Towers every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Aug
17
Fri
Live Entertainment at Chair 5 @ Chair 5 at The Break Hotel
Aug 17 all-day

Please join us at Chair 5 for live entertainment at our rooftop bar and lounge featuring the following artists!

6/8 – Tom Burgess
6/9 – Tom Hynes
6/15 – Lainey Dionne
6/16 – Tom Hynes
6/21 – Tom Burgess
6/22 – Mark Gorman
6/23 – Rick Arrighi
6/28 – Rick Arrighi
6/29 – Lainey Dionne
6/30 – Shawn Reilly

7/5 – Buddy Cavaleri
7/6 – Mark Gorman
7/7 – Dave Frageorgia
7/12 – Rick Arrighi
7/13 – Tom Burgess
7/14 – Rich Arrighi
7/19 – Buddy Cavaleri
7/20 – Mark Gorman
7/21 – Alger Mitchell
7/26 – Tom Burgess
7/27 – Lainey Dionne
7/28 – Shawn Reilly

8/2 – Buddy Cavaleri
8/3 – Tom Burgess
8/4 – Dave Frageorgia
8/9 – Tom Burgess
8/10 – Lainey Dionne
8/11 – Reckless Blues
8/16 – TBD
8/17 – Tom Burgess
8/18 – Alger Mitchell
8/23 – Rick Arrighi
8/24 – Lainey Dionne
8/25 – Shawn Reilly
8/30 – Tom Burgess
8/31 – Mark Gorman

9/1 – Alger Mitchell
9/7 – Lainey Dionne
9/8 – Dave Frageorgia
9/14 – Reckless Blues
9/15 – Nicole Rich
9/21 – Lainey Dionne
9/22 – TBD
9/28 – Reckless Blues
9/29 – Nicole Rich

Mornings in the Garden @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am
Mornings in the Garden @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Join vegetable garden manager Connie Ganley for an informal tour of Blithewold’s vegetable garden. These monthly meet-ups are designed to encourage and offer guidance to the home gardener or anyone interested in producing their own vegetable garden. Connie will not only highlight up-to-date garden topics, but also demonstrate some recipes and offer samples using fresh produce from the garden.

Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Food Truck Friday is back in 2018 for the fourth season. End your week at Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village with some of the best food trucks in Rhode Island brought to you PVD Food Truck Events.

A.B. Munroe DairyMetroPCS and BankRI present Food Truck Fridays. Other sponsors visiting on select Friday nights include Power Home RemodelingAmbit EnergySunrun and College Bound Saver. Admission is free.

Enjoy over fifteen locally owned food trucks and local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, wines from Gooseneck Vineyards while listening to live music. See the full list of food trucks attending at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Many activities for the kids! Ride the carousel for $2, jump in the bounce house for $3, take a ride on the carousel train for $3 and even ride a camel for only $6. Packages are available. We also have Hasbro’s Boundless Playground for the kids.

Picnic and high top tables are available on a limited basis so bring a chair or blanket, and sit on the lawn. Food Trucks accept cash, credit and debit. VIP experience is available for $85 and includes reserved seating for up to eight people, outdoors or indoors. Eight carousel rides and beverage vouchers included. Group nights available starting at $20 per person. Contact Judy at jlockard@rwpzoo.org for more information.

Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series @ River Island Art Park
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series @ River Island Art Park

The Levitt Foundation and Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley are proud to continue the Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series this Friday, with headliner Kevin “B.F.” Burt and opener the Taylor Brothers Band. Headliner Kevin “B.F.” Burt’s warm, soulful vocals frequently draw comparisons to such renowned artists as Bill Withers and Aaron Neville, and this combined with his skilled musicianship have garnered him numerous awards including a recent sweep at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where he won in the Solo/Duo category, the Solo/Duo Cigar Box Guitar Award for most promising acoustic player, and the Lee Oskar Harmonica Award – the first artist to win in all three categories. Opener the Taylor Brothers Band’s Jeff Taylor has been playing music professionally for over forty years. Boston-based, Taylor frequently returns to the Cedar Rapids area where he performs with his band. Located on River Island Park in Woonsocket, this concert will include not only free music, but a free workout class during the intermission presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield On the Move for Barre with the Gym LLC. This week’s food and drinks vendor, Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining, will be located inside the venue throughout the concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to the open lawn concert setting. All ages are welcome, and admission is free.