85 Bernon Street
Join us at beautiful River Island Art Park in downtown Woonsocket for the 2nd of 10 FREE concerts for the Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series. Concerts will continue every Friday from June 17 – August 19.
June 24th features the ADAM EZRA GROUP, with opening act KALI & ANCESTORS IN TRAINING, MC’ed by Marlon Carey.
Beyond great music, attendees can
– grab a bite or a beverage from local food trucks & Bar by Ciro’s Tavern
– shop at The Tree of Life vendor fair
– provide feedback on the City’s Comprehensive Plan
– get a COVID vaccine from RI Department of Health
– Register to vote
Special thanks to this week’s volunteer team – The Gym LLC!
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 Kali & Ancestors in Training
7:30pm – Headlining The Adam Ezra Group
See the entire concert schedule at www.levittamp.org/woonsocket
ABOUT THE ADAM EZRA GROUP
Working outside the confines of the traditional music industry, Adam Ezra and his bandmates – Corinna Smith (fiddle), Alex Martin (drums), Poche Ponce (bass) – built a community of fans through sheer grit and determination, regularly performing hundreds of shows a year for the past two decades without any major label or mainstream radio support. Fusing folk intimacy and rock energy with soul power and pop charm, the band first emerged from Boston in the early 2000s and quickly garnered widespread acclaim for their bold, insightful songwriting and interactive, euphoric performances. From hole in the wall bars and house concerts to sold-out headline shows and dates with the likes of Little Big Town, The Wallflowers, Gavin DeGraw, Train, and The Wailers, Ezra and his bandmates treated every single gig like their last, attracting a die-hard following that believed not just in the music, but in their commitment to activism and social change, as well.
After their tour was cancelled at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ezra brought the show online to continue this commitment and created The Gathering Series which to-date has reached a cumulative audience of 15 million viewers. The bands ongoing daily livestreams since March of 2020 stands as a testament not only to Ezra’s artistic endurance, but also his ability to connect with viewers and provide an accepting and supportive space for newcomers to join his tight-knit community of fans. Through his own experience with COVID, his move across the country, and even his wedding day, Ezra has broadcasted without fail from wherever he found himself each night at 7pm Eastern. In addition to bringing The Gathering Series to the real world as they performed nearly 50 safe, socially distanced shows in parks and backyards around the United States to bring light to fans through music, the band didn’t stop there. Their homegrown festival, The Ramble, hosted by RallySound, raises money and marshals resources to help homeless veterans find safe and dignified housing for the last ten years. While the band was unable to bring the festival to fans live in the year of COVID, they instead incorporated it into The Gathering Series and hosted a 24-hour, nonstop livestream where they raised enough money to help house 64 veterans.
The Adam Ezra Group hit their 500th Live stream show on July 25th, 2021. They have also played an additional 50 backyard socially distanced shows, and are starting to tour heavily again in traditional and outdoor venues. As if this wasn’t enough to keep them busy, the band also embarked on an ambitious new recording series dubbed ‘The Album Project’ which will see the band releasing at least 19 new singles over the next few years. What comes next for the Adam Ezra Group? The future is anyone’s guess right now, and the only thing the Adam Ezra Group knows for sure, is they’ll be out there making music however and whenever they can.
ABOUT KALI & ANCESTORS IN TRAINING
Kali Stoddard-Imari is a Boston based singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Looping Artist.
Born and raised in the North East Kingdom of Vermont, he grew up playing around with poetry, hip hop and chorus never fully mixing the Ideas until he picked up the guitar at 17.
He now creates a Folk Pop, Rhythm & Rock vibe with hints of Roots Rock, Blues, Reggae Fusion, and Soul. He has traveled cross country and thousands of miles to perform.
With Music as an outlet and family and community as inspiration, he works to unite people and create positive experiences for everyone he can.
Tree of Life
Gifts of Joy
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.