Burnside Park

Burnside Music & Beer Garden

(7.12) The series kicks off with Boo City and the Extraordinary Rendition Band! Good stuff. The Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden transforms downtown’s largest public green space into a mini-music festival featuring local and regional musicians, as well as local beer from Trinity Brewhouse and food from a different food truck each week. […]

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Burnside Music Series — Eyesores

(8.25) A double bill this week at the Burnside Music Series and Beer Garden. The Eyesores. These avante garde lifers, helmed by Alec K. Redfearn, weave Balkan influences with allegorical narratives to create intrigue, discomfort, and serenity. And Craig Wreck. The heart of a wanderer and the force of a freight train, Craig reminds audiences

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What Cheer? Brigade At Burnside

(8.14) A cleansing downpour won’t do Burnside Park one bit of harm, and the weather is supposed to be sunny and dry for Thursday’s Burnside Music Show featuring the What Cheer? Brigade. (FB) Prepare to move around. Every Thursday this summer, Burnside Park will be transformed into your favorite restaurant, your family outing, your afternoon

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Death Vessel — Burnside Music Series

(8.7) This week the Burnside Music Series features Death Vessel — with Joel Thibodeau — fresh from their performance at the Newport Folk Festival. What a set of pipes on this guy — their album Island Intervals, recorded in Iceland with Sigur Ros, is brilliant. (The DV website has designated the remainder of the tour

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Holmes Brothers At Burnside Beer Garden

(7.12) More Brothers! Head down to the Beer Garden at Burnside Park today for the Holmes Brothers. (Pretty much the exact opposite of young, white, hockey players . . . nice symmetry.) These Virginia natives have been playing blues, gospel, soul, R&B since the 60’s so they probably have it down by now. Seen here

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Steady Bongo To Rock Providence (Twice)

Sierra Leone activist and musician Steady Bongo is in town. Besides having the best stage name ever, Mr. Bongo (pictured with dance lesson volunteers Maria and Sarah) can boast of a collaboration with 75% of The Killdevils, a local Americana and blues band consisting of ubiquitous keyboardist Jake Haller, drummer Matt McLaren (Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores),

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Work Is A Four-Letter Word

[youtube]2rvhcT-5_Rg[/youtube] Today’s the premiere of That Job Sucked Anyway, Megan Hall and Sue Ellen Kroll’s radio documentary about people’s terrible work experiences. We all have them, but over time they can (sometimes) transform from anxiety-inducing horrors to darkly comedic stories so hilarious that you want to share with strangers.*  (In my interview, I told the

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this will separate the men from the boys from the women

Big plans are afoot to generate more activity in and around Kennedy Plaza this summer, including poor little Burnside Park. There are some regular weekly events planned, like a Friday Farmers’ Market, as well as some big events such as the Heineken Latino Celebration July 6th (please tell me they’re planning a Dos Equis Oktoberfest)

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