New England Americana & The Regent Theatre Present... "SEEDS OF SOUND CELEBRATION!" Sunday, April 15th Starting at 2pm An All Day Roots Music Stage & Screen Fundraiser for the New England Americana Festival 2012 Enter promocode "NEAF2012" at checkout and the event will only cost $15 for the entire day! GET TICKETS HERE We are very excited to announce that New England Americana will be teaming up with The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA this Sunday, April 15, 2012 to kick off a series of fundraising events that will take place throughout the Spring and Summer of 2012. A percentage of proceeds from the event will go directly to 2012's New England Americana Festival! Many acclaimed musicians and bands will be featured on the Regent stage starting at 2pm including W.C. Handy award-winning guitar virtuoso, Ronnie Earl in a rare solo acoustic performance, Comanchero, Sam Reid & The Riot Act, Jeff Byrd, and Arlington-based duo Adela & Jude. In addition, on the big screen at 7:30pm, there will be a special 35mm screening of Murray Lerner’s "Festival"’a 1967 GRAMMY Award-Nominee for Best Feature Documentary (with historical performances for the 1963-65 Newport Folk Festivals). "Festival" will be preceded at 7pm by an exclusive 30-minute sneak preview of documentarian Beth Harrington’s "The Winding Stream," with excerpts from her film-in-progress telling the remarkable story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and the Cashes. Our generous friends from Narragansett Beer will be on hand for those folks over 21, and food will be catered by the award-winning Blue Ribbon BBQ between the concert and film segments of the festival.
Recently named the best shop to drool over kicks in the Providence Phoenix's Best Of RI Editor's Picks, CiViL has moved into a bigger and better location. So naturally that means party time. Tomorrow night from 7-10 they have the works planned with artwork, DJs, eats from American Mussel Harvesters, Gansett, carnival games, and more. Visit them at 86 Main Street in East Greenwich or at WeAreCiVil.com.
Enough is never enough. This is going to be the craziest weekend. Both Boston and Providence are throwing huge beer festivals and causing quite the frenzy. Since the Beer Summit is two nights and the Great International Spring Beer Festival is only on Saturday, you could potentially hit both. That'd be some dedication to the love of good beer. Never to fear if you must choose one because 'Gansett will be at both. The Great International Beer Fest is in our hometown of Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Saturday from 1-4:30 pm and 6:30-10pm. The Beer Summit is in Boston at the Castle at Park Plaza and runs Friday night 5:30-9 pm and Saturday 12:30-4 pm and 5:30-9 pm.