Exciting weekend preview of happenings inside Rhode Island’s historic Blackstone River Valley
Suggested events for the weekend of January 30-31, 2016
CELEBRATE THE WEEKEND WITH BREWS, CELTIC ENTERTAINMENT AND MUSIC!
America’s newest National Historical Park, Rhode Island’s Blackstone River Valley, is the destination for you to experience resurgence, ethnic entertainment and the very best of jazz music, over the January 30-31 weekend.
Along with its legacy as the actual birthplace of our country’s Industrial Revolution, Blackstone River Valley is an area that is constantly revitalizing itself though supporting creative arts and entertainment and entrepreneurial evolvement.
Over the weekend come and explore these venues that are impacting the region’s social and community development
Something brewing in Pawtucket
The City of Pawtucket, RI is not only famous for being the location of America’s Industrial Revolution. It is a city that is becoming known as a Southern New England destination for brew pubs and micro-breweries.
Over the next year it is expected that the city will be hosting new beer brewing facilities to meet the popularity of micro-brews and specialty beers.
Meanwhile, you don’t have to wait to sample different brews and craft beers at the annual Rhode Island Brewfest, happening Saturday, January 30, at the Pawtucket Arts Armory Exchange, at 172 Exchange Street.
Rhode Island Brew Fest, a celebration of American craft breweries featuring the best brews Rhode Island has to offer. This event features over 50 breweries with over 175 beers to sample from. The event will have two, three-hour sampling sessions from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m and 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Each session will feature local vendors and a food court.
The Rhode Island Brew Fest is a 21+ event. No one under the legal age will be admitted, including minors, children, infants and babies. No pets allowed. More details are online now at www.ribrewfest.com
Celtic culture through Irish music
Saturday evening, January 30, at 8 pm, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI presents a concert of traditional Irish music performed by Aine Minogue. Show tickets are $15/person.
The concert is a celebration of the Irish Feast Day of Saint Brigid, which is celebrated in Ireland on February 1st, marking the first day of Spring. The feast is one of the four major “Fire” Festivals on the old Irish Calendar and pre-dates Christianity itself. On this festival, the people honored Brigid, goddess of all creative things.
For concert tickets call the box office at 401-725-9272 or go to www.riverfolk.org
Jazz and more in Woonsocket
Enjoy a great weekend of jazz music, as Chan’s Eggrolls and Jazz Concerts, 267 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI, presents two concerts.
Friday night, January 29, at 8 pm, the Fat City Band performs. Tickets are $15/person. For over 40 years the group has had the good fortune to be able to write, record, and perform their own unique style of Blues, Roadhouse Rock, Jazz, and New Orleans Style R&B.
Saturday night, January 30, at 8 pm, don’t miss legendary local entertainer Rose Weaver in concert. Tickets for this show are $20/person. Ms. Weaver is recognized for her jazz stylings, along with being a diverse performer of acting, singing and playwriting in Rhode Island and nationwide.
Call for tickets now at 401-765-1900 or go to