Join us at beautiful River Island Art Park in downtown Woonsocket for the final concert of the 2019 Levitt AMP Woonsocket Season.
Tonight two-time GRAMMY Award Winning Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience will bring a vibrant splash of New Orleans culture to Woonsocket. If that’s not reason enough to come out and party, the night begins with Rhode Island Music Hall of Famer Mark Cutler and the Men of Great Courage.
The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series is FREE and open to the public. Come ready to eat, dance, and have a great time! Bring a friend and something to sit on.
5pm – Park Opens to the Public
6pm – Opening Act Mok Music Mark Cutler
7:00pm – Intermission performance Woonsocket Redskins Cheerleaders
7:30pm – Headlining Act Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
See the entire concert schedule at www.levittamp.org/woonsocket
ABOUT TERRANCE SIMIEN AND THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE
An eighth-generation Louisiana native, Terrance Simien taught himself to play accordion while still in his teens. As one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music, Simien is internationally renowned for his grooving combination of New Orleans funk, reggae, blues and zydeco. His music was featured in several feature films, including The Princess and the Frog, The Big Easy, Exit to Eden and A Murder of Crows.
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience have given over 7,500 performances in more than 40 countries, sharing studios and stages with such artists as Paul Simon, Dave Matthews, Marcia Ball and Stevie Wonder. In 2007, Simien and his wife Cynthia, who is also his business partner, helped establish a new GRAMMY voting category—”Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album.” The following year, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience won the first GRAMMY ever awarded in that category. With seven past Levitt performances under his belt, there’s no doubt his lively musical gumbo will have the whole family moving and grooving in no time.
ABOUT MARK CUTLER AND THE MEN OF GREAT COURAGE
Mark Cutler is a singer/ songwriter/ guitarist from Providence, RI. He has shared the stage with such acts as Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, Little Feat and was founder of Boston band ‘The Raindogs’ and RI band ‘The Schemers’. Mark now performs solo and with various outfits in the New England area. His music can be dark and jangly, delicate and then rocking. He will play anywhere people want him to play and sometimes even where some folks don’t want him to play.
Boys & Girls Club of Woonsocket, RI
Works to engage all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Shack Shack purchases tonight will support their mission.
Concert Location & Parking Info:
RIVER ISLAND ART PARK
River Island Art Park is located at 95 Bernon Street, Woonsocket RI. The park offers plenty of open grass for seating and is right along the beautiful Blackstone River.
Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to the open lawn concert setting. All ages are welcome, and admission is FREE.
Free parking is available at municipal lots throughout the city.
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The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series is made possible by the generous support of Levitt Foundation, NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, City of Woonsocket, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, Woonsocket Representative Morin, Phillips, and Casey, The Pomodoro, Navigant Credit Union, Soucy Insurance Agency, Santander Bank US, Citizens Bank, The Washington Trust Company, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, Saint James Baptist Church, Rocky’s Ace Hardware, Woonsocket YMCA, Community Care Alliance, The Tyra Club, O’Hearne Associates, David and Charlene Soucy.
“The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. Learn more at levitt.org.