Events:

  • The Taste of Southern Rhode Island 2021

    A dazzling night of food sampling and spirit tastings.

    September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Marvel’s Black Panther

    The blockbuster film that showcases the costume design that earned Ruth E. Carter an Academy Award!

    September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Mark Normand

    Stand-up comedian and actor who’s been on all the big late night shows.

    September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • A Fun Live Electronic Show

    Electro-pop.

    September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Divas of Drag

    A double dose of glitz and glamour, sass and class with premier drag stars.

    September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Allysen Callery

    Ghost folk, quiet music for a loud world.

    September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Gary Louris (of The Jayhawks, solo)

    Over the last three decades, this singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer has built a deep, compelling body of music.

    September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Roger Mcguinn

    As the leader of the influential ‘60s group, The Byrds, he combined the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan.

    September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • WaterFire

    Partial lighting. URI focus.

    September 24 @ 12:00 am
  • Oshima Brothers

    Dreamy folk/ acoustic pop songbirds from Common Fence Music, hosting at the Norman Bird Sanctuary,

    September 24 @ 12:00 am
  • Dick Derry/ Early Show

    straight up rock ‘n’ roll band.

    September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • RI Fashion Week

    Lights Fashion Philanthropy brings you their 9th season spotlighting rising design talent, independent retailers, art and catwalking.

    September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • The Wolff Sisters

    Bringing that loose blues, roots and rock n’ roll sound back into the forefront of the music scene.

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Bearly Dead

    A unique, high energy take on Grateful Dead classics (and much more).

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Fools

    Rock band best known for their party atmosphere.

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • No Quarter- Led Zeppelin Tribute

    Rock.

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Carsie Blanton

    Americana pop punk act with political undertones.

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Ben Folds: In Actual Person Live For Real Tour

    An enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums.

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers

    Exploring blues, soul, country, folk and jazz. Done by midnight.

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Michael Blackson

    Liberian-American actor and comedian.

    September 24 @ 9:00 pm - September 25 @ 12:00 am

Mr. Orange

Damont Combs a poet from Southside Jamaica Queens NY and a graduate with a degree in Computer Technology Service from Johnson and Wales University. Mr. Combs otherwise known as Mr. Orange Live has released two books of poetry: My Poem... My Riddle, (Prysmatic Dreams Publishing, 2015) and Damont Combs presents A Touch of Orange. (Kingdom Enterprise LLC, 2016) Mr. Orange’ has noted the brightly colored color touring national in multiple cities and venues such as New York City- Nassau Coliseum, 7th,8th and 9th annual poetry festival, bowery and Nuyorican poets café. Texas at Nothing but poetry live, and Magnolia Sous le pont, and here at home in RI at Got poetry, Café S.o.u.l and many more states and places. Mr. Combs was featured on Cable TV for September and October of 2018 for Poets and Poems hosted by Lenore Rheaume. He also had two amazing interviews on Go Local Providence with Katie Nagle. He also been featured in the providence monthly (2018 march edition) and Ocean state magazine (2019 February edition) and Motif Magazine (August, September 2019 edition) and featured on the front page of the Kent times newspaper for his tribute poetry to 9/11 memorial in 2019. Mr. Combs is active in many writing organizations in his communities such as What Cheer writers club, the Association of Rhode Island Authors as the Co-host of Lively Literati (monthly open mic). He is also active in multiple communities such as Langston Hughes Poetry committee as their Poet in Residence and resident teaching artist, and 1st annual Providence book festival Committee. He also works in Pawtucket working with the youth participating and planning different events such as Galway Kinnell youth poetry slam, Anti-tobacco 5th graders youth poetry slam, and featured in the 2019 Pawtucket arts festival in multiple events dealing with the youth and more. He believes in bridging the gap of pay inequality for poets compared to other careers. He is passionate about bringing open mics back into the community so artist can have a place to flourish. In 2019 he created an open mic to serve his community called Tell your Truth. It is hosted at Skye gallery. He brings together the community through honest conversation through art and dialogue with award winning global modern artwork for sale by Skye gallery. . His books are available in Providence RI at Books on the Square, Cellar Stories bookstore, Brown University Bookstore, and Johnson and Wales Bookstore, In Pawtucket at Stillwater bookstore. Mr. Comb’s books are also available online at mrorangelive.com or on amazon.   Mr. Combs has won the indie author legacy award for 2018 Poet of the year. His dedication to his community work, excellent book reviews, and media exposure lead him to win competing against over 800 other artist. And in 2019 he won RI Pawtucket mentor of the year for his students placing top 3 in the city anti-tobacco slam. “In Life and Business! Don't let your failures keep you down, fail better each time till you succeed.                                      Mr. Combs

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