The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Millrace Series continues Friday night, October 2, 2020, with music from Boston-based blues powerhouse Julie Rhodes. Julie takes the stage at 40 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI starting at 6pm. She and her band will perform two 45 minute sets to a physically distanced and mask-clad crowd on the Millrace Patio. These events are free, family friendly, and open to the public.
Attendees can enjoy food for purchase on-site from Millrace Kitchen member Cuff’s Counter, or stop by a local business for carry out with Ye Olde English Fish & Chips, New York Lunch, and Ocean’s Café all within walking distance.
10/2 – Julie Rhodes, Boston-based blues
10/9 – Rhode Island SON, Providence-based Cuban Salsa
10/16 – Erika Van Pelt, South Kingstown, Blues/Soul/Pop, Previously top 10 on American Idol
10/23 – Kim Trusty, Providence-based, Blues/Jazz/Souk/R&B, really a little bit of everything
10/30 – The Kickin Brass Band, 7 piece Northern RI group doing brass renditions of pop songs
The in-person series re-launched on September 11, 2020 after a summer-long hiatus. Past performers included the Caribbean Soul Duo with Becky Bass and Jhony Keys (9/11), Back Rhodes (9/18), and Brian James Jazz Soul (9/25).
Levitt AMP Woonsocket breathes life into public spaces and builds community through the power of free, live music. While the coronavirus is still here and may be for the foreseeable future, we know that the odds of catching the virus are exponentially smaller when outdoors. Add masks and physically distancing into the mix and organizers of Levitt AMP Woonsocket are comfortable in reconvening the in-person music series.
Aided by a just announced $35,000 investment from the “Take it Outside” initiative grant program, organizers are excited for the future of the Millrace Plaza and the Levitt AMP Woonsocket Millrace Series. While acts are currently booked through 10/30, the addition of heaters, lighting, and new furniture could comfortably extend the series deeper into the winter months.
For more about Take it Outside grantees: https://www.ri.gov/press/view/39476