More Free Music: WBRU’s Summer Concert Series

The event, held at Waterplace Park, kicks off this week.

Photo via SWMRS.

Last week, we reported on the kickoff of the Burnside Music Series, a fun, free event in Kennedy Plaza on Thursday nights through summer. A few blocks away, WBRU and the city of Providence hosts another musical attraction during the month of July: the Friday night Summer Concert Series.

The shows are a great way to catch local performers and up-and-coming national bands. The bands’ demographics definitely skew young, so bring a teenager. (The ‘Gansett tallboys for sale skew just right, though.)

Each week has a strong attraction. This Friday, we’ll early-bird it to catch Cannibal Ramblers, a rollicking trio from little Rhody that’s opening for headliner Unlikely Candidates.

July 28’s headliner, Dreamers, holds the title for the most stuck-in-your-head single of the summer, “Sweet Disaster.”

August 4th brings in Marian Hill, perhaps the best-known performer of the Summer Concert Series. The official video for her single “Down” has a staggering 27 million views on YouTube.

The series closes out with headliner SWMRS, another propagator of catchy summer anthems.

Shows kick off at 7:15. See the full Summer Concert Series schedule below.

July 21st
Opener: Cannibal Ramblers
Headliner: Unlikely Candidates


July 28th
Opener: The Beardogz
Headliner: Dreamers


August 4th
Opener: Call Security
Headliner: Marian Hill


August 11th
Opener: Neutral Nation
Headliner: SWMRS


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