PROVIDENCE- The lineup for this season’s Providence Event Series has been announced. The series will take place at the ALEX AND ANI City Center in late summer and fall and will feature the following line-up:
Chase Rice, Friday, August 19th, $34 advance/$44 day of event
The Celtic Rock Festival, Saturday, September 10th, $25 advance/$35 day of event
Ziggy Marley, Friday, September 23rd, $32.50 advance/$42.50 day of event
The International Oktoberfest, the weekend of September 24th and 25th, (Sat.) $20 advance/$25 day of event and (Sun.) $17 advance/$20 day of event.
The Providence Event Series was realized after ongoing talks resulted in the eventual collaboration between Waterfront Productions/Rhode Island Waterfront Events, the City of Providence, the Providence Parks and Recreation Department and the ALEX AND ANI City Center. The parties involved were already familiar with each other as Waterfront Productions/Rhode Island Waterfront Events had produced an entertainment series at Providence’s India Point Park last year in conjunction with the City of Providence which included the Waterfront Reggae Festival, a J Geils concert, Festival Latino de Providence, Collie Buddz reggae concert and the International Oktoberfest while ALEX AND ANI is the name sponsor of Waterfront Productions’ Newport Skating Center in downtown Newport. Waterfront Productions/Rhode Island Waterfront Events is once again producing the Waterfront Reggae Festival featuring The Wailers at India Point Park on August 13th.
“We want to thank the City of Providence for helping us bring an open air event series to downtown this summer and fall,” said Michele Maker Palmieri, President and CEO of Waterfront Productions. “When identifying unique venues, the ALEX AND ANI City Center presented a dynamic urban setting in the heart of the city which is sure to bring a vibrant energy to our events. Our focus was on a well-rounded entertainment schedule to attract a variety of audiences and demographics to downtown.” Palmeiri noted that there are plans to add a few other events to the line-up with details to be announced soon.
“Providence is known for its arts and culture scene and the Alex and Ani City Center serves as the perfect venue to display the creative passion of our City,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “Located in the heart of our downtown neighborhood, I look forward to a diverse summer concert series throughout the season and encourage visitors to explore all that the Creative Capital has to offer while they are here.”
General admission tickets with no reserved seating will go on sale for all events starting this Friday, June 24th at Noon and can be purchased online at www.riwaterfrontevents.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or at the Waterfront Productions box office located at 4 Commercial Wharf in Newport (box office hours available at riwaterfrontevents.com).
Tickets will be available on the day-of the event at the ALEX AND ANI City Center box office located at 2 Kennedy Plaza, Downtown Providence, at the event entrance. See the most up-to-date box office hours by visiting www.riwaterfrontevents.com.