Oktoberfest Concert at Dusk: A Night of Music, Support, and Resilience

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The spirit of Oktoberfest is set to take center stage on October 7 at the renowned venue, Dusk, located in the heart of our vibrant community. This much-anticipated concert promises an unforgettable experience, featuring 13 bands that will rock your world. While the music promises to be electric, the event holds a deeper significance this year as the community rallies together to support the venue and its owner, Rick Sunderland, who has been an unwavering champion of the independent music scene for many years. Rick has been a stalwart pillar of support for emerging artists and musicians. For decades, he has provided a platform for countless talents to showcase their skills and share their passion with a diverse and dedicated audience. Rick’s commitment to the independent music scene has not only enriched our cultural landscape but also transformed Dusk into a haven for music enthusiasts.

Recent Challenges: A Call for Unity

In recent weeks, Dusk has faced unexpected challenges in the form of two break-ins that resulted in theft and property damage. These unfortunate incidents have shaken the community and the establishment to its core. However, in the true spirit of resilience and community support, concertgoers are coming together to show our solidarity with Rick Sunderland and the entire Dusk family.


Oktoberfest: A Celebration of Music and Community

Originally planned as an indoor and outdoor extravaganza, Oktoberfest at Dusk is now embracing a new plan due to the unpredictable weather forecast. All the action will be happening indoors, where the atmosphere will be cozy and electric.

The festivities will kick off at 2:30pm, with doors opening at 2pm, ensuring you have ample time to settle in and get ready for an unforgettable musical journey. With 13 bands set to perform, you can expect a diverse range of genres and a symphony of sounds that will keep you grooving all night long

The Unsung Heroes of Dusk: Incredible Staff

One of the many aspects that make Dusk special is its exceptional staff. From award-winning bartenders who craft the finest cocktails to super-talented sound engineers who ensure the music sounds just right, Dusk’s team is the unsung hero of every event. Danielle, Kayla, Danny, Dan, Sammy, Joe, Chelsea, and Dylan. Their dedication to creating a memorable experience for all patrons is truly commendable and adds to the magic of Dusk.

A Personal Connection: My Experience at Dusk

From a more personal point of view, Mike Ryan and I spent two remarkable years showing movies at this very venue. It was a transformative experience, one filled with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the power of music and community. Now, it’s time to give back to the place that has given so much to us.

Oktoberfest at Dusk on October 7, is more than just a concert. It’s a testament to the resilience of a community that stands by its own in times of adversity. It’s a celebration of music, a tribute to Rick Sunderland’s unwavering support for independent artists, and a recognition of the incredible staff that makes Dusk a second home for music lovers.

So, mark your calendars, gather your friends, and come join us at Dusk for Oktoberfest—a day that promises great music, unforgettable memories, and a chance to give back to a place that has given us so much. Together, we can make this event a resounding success and show our support for the heart and soul of our local music scene.

For more information about Oktoberfest and more upcoming events, visit Dusk’s Facebook page or find them on Instagram @dusk_providence.