Events:

  • Melvin Seals & JGB

    Musician best known as a longtime member of the Jerry Garcia Band.

    October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • A Faylene Sky/ Die Another Day/ Acerose/ Chaos Before Creation

    Rock ‘n’ roll.

    October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Halloween Costume Party — Costume Contests!

    Themed party.

    October 31 @ 9:00 pm - November 1 @ 12:00 am
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Bruce Cockburn

    Singer-songwriter and guitarist. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock to tunes that will give you that burning sensation.

    November 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Steve-O’s Bucket List Tour

    Stunt performer, television personality, comedian and activist.

    November 6 @ 9:00 pm
  • Hey Nineteen: Steely Dan Tribute

    Covers spot-on versions of classic Steely Dan with engaging showmanship and multi-Motif-award-winning energy.

    November 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Focusing on Veterans Benefit

    Bands 21 GUNS, Matthias Steele, The Redneck Porch, Almost Gone, The Papa Joe Show, PoZeR, @Three Points of Madness and Voodoo Vixen perform to benefit veterans’ charities with MC Rick Santos Sr.

    November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Harley Poe

    It’s not enough to say he writes songs about monsters. Harley Poe sings about being monsters.

    November 11 @ 7:00 pm
  • Anthony Gomes

    A blues and blues rock guitarist and singer.

    November 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Colby James & The Ramblers

    Accomplished singer/songwriter has consistently earned a reputation as one of the area’s hardest working, multi-talented vocalists/guitarists.

    November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Old Time Lounge

    Monthly interactive jam session around old time music.

    November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 15, 2020

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Yachtley Crew – Batten Down The Hatches Tour

    Band performing ‘70s and early ‘80s soft rock also known as Yacht Rock.

    November 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Paula Poundstone

    Humorist, author and comedian known for her cleverness.

    November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    December 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    December 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Spoken Word


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By Melanie Rainone Jared Paul is a poetic and musical powerhouse that calls Providence home. As a nationally acclaimed spoken word poet and hip-hop artist, he draws his inspiration from social injustices and fuses his two art forms together to create something unique and powerful. Jared’s upbringing and early introduction to hip-hop took him on […]

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