• 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


    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


    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

Joe DeMarco

Joe DeMarco is a musician, arts journalist and technologist. He has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Boston Ballet, Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic and The Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and has shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli, Ann Hampton Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ben Folds, Burt Bacharach, Cecile Licad, Don Rickles, Idina Menzel, Joshua Bell, Linda Eder, The Moody Blues, Regis Philbin, Roberta Flack, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Yo Yo Ma, among others. His expertise spans genres, including orchestra, ballet, opera, theater, jazz, blues and pop music. Mr. DeMarco holds degrees in music from Boston University and the Juilliard School. He resides in Providence, RI and Miami Beach, FL.

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