Music Series & Beer Garden

2014 Burnside Music SeriesYou’ve earned it, Providence: an entire season of afternoons in the park. The sun on your face, the breeze on your skin, a well-deserved drink in your hand, and the kind of music that means it drifting all around you.

Every Thursday this summer, Burnside Park will be transformed into your favorite restaurant, your family outing, your afternoon date, and your patio bar. Lounge on the grass, grab a bite from your favorite food truck, or sidle up to the tables and chairs at Trinity Brewhouse’s beer garden (open from 4:30-7:30 every Thursday!). Live music from 5:30-7 ensures that your personal dance hall, showspace, and musician’s salon is but a stroll downtown away. 2014’s Burnside Music Series will be filled with unstoppable rhythms, celestial harmonies, unparalleled musicianship, and good times.

Whether you’re wrapping up work, heading in for your shift, cavorting with friends, or just reveling in something other than winter, join us by the fountain Thursday afternoons. You work hard. You deserve it.

PLUS discount Parking at the Biltmore Garage, 51 Washington Street, is available from 5pm to 8pm, tickets will be validated at Burnside Park. Find weekly updates and a full series calendar here!





June 26
Supreme Satellite Band
This West African Afro-Reggae gets to the heart of what music should do: make everyone within fifty yards dance!

The Mansfield Hornets
All your favorite Balkan, Irish, Cajun, Turkish, Country, Jazz and Rock songs through a heavy psych filter.

July 10
Sugar Honey Iced Tea
Melifluous boogie-woogie Appalachia to soothe hearts and ears alike.

July 17
JPA Falzone
Immersive Farfisa jams allude to Scottish lullabys, Nigerian Moog, and tranquility at large.

Diego Perez

A rare Providence jewel graces us with songs of longing, woe, and car travel.

July 24
An Afternoon with Girls Rock! Rhode Island featuring special guests Glttrghost and Neon Boots
Join us for an awesome showcase of Girls Rock! Rhode Island’s participants, as well as the world debuts of Glttrghost and Neon Boots!

July 31
Debo Band
Ethiopian funk infused with Eastern European tonality. This is music to move to!

Death Vessel
The ethereal momentum of the elements contained in something like Folk.

August 14
What Cheer? Brigade
This 19 piece brass band is out to prove that good parties don’t need electricity.

August 21
HomeBody (Montague, Massachusetts)
Dark, experimental, electro indie pop for the connoisseur and the family.

August 28
M.A.K.U. SoundSystem (NYC)
This NYC based Columbian immigrant band embodies a quest for identity through sound and bodies in motion.

September 4 (Rain Date)
Death Vessel + The Mansfield Hornets

September 11
Detroit Rebellion
Toeing the line between jazz and no-wave, this blues driven garage duo creeps and grooves their way to a good time.