The 16th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival | Aug. 30th-Sept. 1st, 2013

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Featuring Legends of Roots Music:
Taj Mahal, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Albert Lee and Steve Earle,
plus all the best in “Gulf Coast Music”
and a 5th stage added!

One of the biggest music events in New England to take place on Labor Day weekend, the Rhythm & Roots Festival returns to Ninigret Park in Charlestown with a hotter than ever roots music lineup.  Selected as one of the “Top 100 Events in North America” by the American Bus Association, the festival attracts people from over 24 states with its multiple performance stages, intimate workshops with artists, Cajun and Zydeco dance instruction and family activities set within what can only be described as an impromptu town in the park.

During the festival, Ninigret Park becomes transformed into a colorful arts and musical celebration for all ages, complete with regional food vendors, shopping, camping and  activities for children and teens.  The state park possesses a swimming pond, state of the art playground, picnic tables and camping on site as well as in the nearby town centers of Charlestown and Westerly.

Last year the Workshop Stage was replaced by the Heritage Stage, an added performance stage. This year, the popular Workshop Stage returns and the Heritage Stage remains adding to the Main Stage, Dance Stage and Family Stage for five great stages of music.

Aug 30 – Sept 1, 2013
16th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival
4890A Old Post Rd (Rt 1A), Charlestown, RI, 888-855-6940
Fri: 5:00 pm – midnight; Sat/Sun: noon – midnight
Tickets $40 – $200

Host band: Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Steve Earle & the Dukes & Duchesses (Sat)

Jim Kweskin Jug Band 50th Reunion Tour (Sun)
(feat. Jim Kweskin, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur, Bill Keith) in their only East Coast appearance!

Taj Mahal Trio (Sun)
Marcia Ball (Sat)
Holly Williams (Fri, Sat)
Carolina Chocolate Drops (Sun)
Albert Lee (Sun)
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Sat, Sun)
Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie (Fri, Sat)
Briga (Fri, Sat)
Maria Muldaur & the Ramble Band (Sun)
Della Mae (Sat)
Bill Kirchen & Texicali (Sat)
Eilen Jewell (Sun)
Los Texmaniacs (Fri – Sun)

Golden Triangle  (Sat, Sun)
(feat. Johnny Nicholas, David Greely, Sam Broussard)

The Texas Guitar Women (Sat)
(feat. Carolyn Wonderland, Cindy Cashdollar, Shelley King, Sarah Brown, Lisa Pankratz)

Rushad Eddleston (Fri-Sun)
The Warren Hood Band (Fri, Sat)
The Revelers (Sat, Sun)
Paul Geremia (Sun)
Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band (Fri, Sat)
The Four O’Clock Flowers (Sun)
Yvette Landry (Fri- Sun)
Lindi Ortega (Fri, Sat)
Jason D Williams (Sat, Sun)
Phoebe Hunt (Fri, Sat)
Bill Keith & Friends (Sun)
The Red Stick Ramblers  (Sat, Sun)
Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars (Sat, Sun)
New Orleans Suspects (Fri)
Ed Poullard & Preston Frank (Sat, Sun)
Feufollet (Fri, Sat)
Occidental Gypsy Jazz (Sat)
Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers (Fri)
Magnolia (Sat, Sun)
Hot Tamale Brass Band (Sat, Sun)
Artist Schedule: 

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