It’s Here! The Burnside Music Series and Trinity Beer Garden!

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Burnside Music Series And Trinity Beer Garden

The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy is excited to welcome you back to Burnside Park for another fun summer of free music in the park!


Every Thursday this summer from July 13th to September 14th, Burnside Park will be transformed into your favorite restaurant, your family outing, your afternoon date, and your patio bar. Lounge on the grass and grab a bite from Red’s Rhode Island, or sidle up to the tables and chairs at Trinity Brewhouse’s beer garden (open from 4:30-7:30 every Thursday!). Live music from 5:30-7 ensures that your personal dance hall, show space, and musician’s salon is but a stroll downtown away.

photo by James Lastowski




July 13
Sidy Maiga returns to the Burnside stage to kick off our season with Afrimanding. Sidy is a master drummer from Mali, West Africa, recipient of the 2012 RISCA Folk Arts Fellowship, and Burnside favorite. Join us as we celebrate the beginning of our 2017 season! Sponsored by Cornish Associates.


 July 20
Local electronic music aficionado Mauricio Ossa layers drum machines, sweeping synthesizers, and live guitar for a sound that is unmistakably his own. Both danceable and dreamy, Bellerophon has something for everyone. Sponsored by Robinson + Cole.


July 27


August 3
Charles Allin
This jazz combo is headed by Providence’s multi-talented, genre-hopping virtuoso Jeremy Harris. They will be joined for one date only by nationally renowned bassist Evan Lipson. Sponsored by Indowncity.


August 10
Hott Boyz
Redefining “supergroup,” this trio features members of The Sugar Honey Iced Tea, Roz and the Rice Cakes, and GYMSHORTS. Their brilliant vocal harmonies and unparalleled musicianship create an awestruck audience in all who have the good fortune to catch them! Reunited for two shows only, this rare set will be a special treat.
August 17
Grupo Sazon
Grupo Sazon’s blend of Merengue, Salsa, Latin Jazz, and Cha Cha promises to move every spirit and body in the room!


 August 24
What Cheer? Brigade & The Quahogs
Blending rock and country with the same flare they join joy and torment, The Quahogs kinetic siren songs reel in all who have the pleasure to listen. Stick around while Rhode Island’s premier brass band What Cheer? Brigade descend on Burnside Park with their signature merriment and mayhem!


August 31
Roz and the Rice Cakes
This trio has long been one of Lil’ Rhodie’s most lauded exports. Critics praise their impeccable pop sensibility and flawless songwriting; their exquisite musicianship and precisely meandering melodies. We just like it!


 September 7
The ‘Mericans
Team Burnside could not be more excited to welcome back to our stage (after far too long away!) this group of all star Providence heavy hitters. The momentum of The ‘Mericans jangling guitar riffs is belied by a shimmering moodiness and introspective vocal melodies. Their glimmering sounds lilting through the trees is not to be missed! Sponsored by Cox Business.

See you in Downcity! 




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