Join us at beautiful River Island Art Park in downtown Woonsocket for the 9th of 10 FREE concerts for the Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series. Concerts will continue every Friday from June 17 – August 19.
August 12th features WESLI w/ local opening act ATWATER-DONNELLY, MC’ed by Marlon Carey.
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.
6pm – Opening Act Atwater-Donnelly
7:30pm – Headlining Wesli
See the entire concert schedule at www.levittamp.org/woonsocket
Wesli’s musical journey has gone from stringing up an oil can with nylon fishing line to winning a Juno for World Music Album of the Year.
Born Wesley Louissaint in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he has grown into his role as a prolific songwriter, guitarist and producer. Uniting a large cross section of Montreal talent, his music links Haitian voudou and rara with roots, Afrobeat, and hip-hop. Guest spots on his albums include the likes of Tiken Jah Fakoly, Paul Cargnello, and Malika Tirolien. He has toured under the GlobalFest banner with the Caribbean All Stars.
Since being crowned the Revelation Radio-Canada for 2009–2010, Wesli has gone on to win the Babel Med Music Prize (2010), SOCAN’s Hagood Hardy Award (2016), an award from the Académie Charles CROS (2019), a Juno for World Music (2019), a Félix for Album of the Year in World Music (2019), and a CFMA for World Solo Artist of the Year (2020). He has toured across North America, Haiti, Colombia, Brazil, and Europe, and participated in WOMEX, Mundial Montréal and Cape Verde’s Atlantic Music Expo.
Wesli’s unstoppable creativity led to two album releases in 2015: the star-studded Immigrand alongside the more traditional Ayiti Étoile Nouvelle. Rapadou Kréyol (2018) will be followed by an electronically‑infused album to be released internationally by Cumbancha in autumn 2021.
The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more.
The award-winning duo provide a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry.
Tree of Life
Lighthouse Fiber Arts
B Joyful Boutique
Geri’s Bluffing Boutique
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.
For inclement weather updates, check this Facebook page for the latest information.
The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series is made possible by the generous support of Levitt Foundation, NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, City of Woonsocket
Grammy Level Sponsors: ON-Radio Worldwide, Citizens, Pomodoro
Album Level Sponsors: Milford Federal, Beacon Charter School for the Arts, Dean Bank, the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, Autumnfest, Senators Murray & Picard and Representatives Casey, S. Lima & Phillips, Navigant Credit Union
EP Level Sponsors: Christopher’s Kitchen & Bar, Coastal1 Credit Union/Pawtucket Credit Union, Mancieri Real Estate, Councilman David Soucy, Bank of America, NeighborWorks America
Demo Level Sponsors: Rotary Club of Woonsocket
Friends of Levitt: Andrew Arpin, Cherie Stabile, Sonia Schilling, Nancy Giambuso, Clarisse Dexter, Jeanne Michon, Meg Rego
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.