For more than 20 years each summer, Waterplace Park in Providence has been buzzing with live music. Over four Friday nights this year, July 21 to August 11, the downtown outdoor space along the Woonasquatucket River amplifies the summer concert season, showcasing both the top acts in the city’s local music scene along with up and coming national bands.
Co-Sponsored by the Brown University affiliated alt-rock radio station 95.5. WBRU and the City of Providence, the annual Summer Concert Series boasts free, family-friendly events that are chock full of vendors — notably free coffee samples from Dunkin’ Donuts. Recently, the 2017 edition of the Summer Concert Series announced its lineup, and it’s a cavalcade of musical talents making their presence felt.
Here’s what’s on tap: On July 21, Texas indie rock act The Unlikely Candidates bring their sounds to Providence while fuzzy blues fiends Cannibal Ramblers open things up; Manhattan space cadets Dreamers come through town on July 28, sharing the stage with folk pop quintet The Beardogz; Philadelphia electronic-pop duo Marian Hill drops a beat August 4 alongside 2017 WBRU Rock Hunt winners Call Security; and the final edition takes place August 11 with Oakland punks SWMRS causing a ruckus with 2017 Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame inductees Neutral Nation.
This is one of the many events happening that promise to make this upcoming summer in Providence a memorable one. Check out the promo video below, and allow that Marian Hill jam to remain stuck in your heads.
Featured Marian Hill photo by Eddy Leiva for Vanyaland.