Free Philharmonic Concert — RW Park
(8.18) How often do you get invited to a 100th birthday party? The Rhode Island Foundation is celebrating its centennial by hosting a free concert in Roger Williams Park featuring the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. There’s room for thousands of music lovers on blankets and lawn chairs. The two-hour program includes rousing standards like ‘The Star Spangled Banner,’ ‘The 1812 Overture,’ and fun favorites like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Fanfare for the Common Man.’ (Facebook event page.)
Come early and sample the fare from a caravan of food trucks, including: Gastros, Haven Brothers, GottaQ, Del’s, Sarcastic Sweets, Plouf Plouf, and a mobile French bistro. Foundation President Neil Steinberg thinks it will make for a spectacular evening.
“Community is at the heart of what we do. Community begins where people gather for shared experiences. We couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate our centennial than in one of the state’s best-loved spots.”
This will be the first time the Philharmonic has played Roger Williams Park since 2004. Can’t make it to the park? Rhode Island Public Radio will broadcast the concert live on RIPR.org, 88.1FM, 91.5FM and 102.7FM.
No alcohol, no skateboards, no fireworks, no dogs . . . sorry, park rules.
Free and open to the public, 7pm to 9pm, Thursday, August 18, Temple to Music, Roger Williams Park, Elmwood Avenue, (directions)