Thursday, July 1, 2010

2010 Celebrate Providence Concert Series @ Brown Street Park

This year, Brown Street Park’s summer concert series will occur on every Wednesday during the month of July from 5:00pm-7:00pm. We have an excellent line-up of local bands that will be sure to entertain. We are thrilled to the support and sponsorship of the City of Providence, David N. Cicilline, Mayor, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and the Parks Department, Whole Foods Market University Heights, Brown University, Logica and Graphic Innovations.


We are always need  volunteers to help set-up our welcome table, erect a dog fence, and then break-down those items. Volunteers should please send an e-mail to: concerts@friendsofbrownstreetpark.org.

Below are more details about the performers:

The Wippets, July 7 http://www.myspace.com/thewippets
About The Wippets: Voted "Best Roots Act" in the Providence Phoenix, 2009 and Nominated as "Best Folk Act" by Motif Magazine, 2009 The Wippets formed in 2002. It’s hard to define exactly what type of music we play. We're a little bit jug band without the jug, a little bit skiffle band, a high energy trio doing originals and covers of both the familiar and the obscure. We play at outdoor fairs, private parties, local clubs and coffeehouses…anywhere there are people who want to have a good time.


Superchief Trio, July 14 - rescheduled to August 31 due to rain! http://www.superchieftrio.com
About Superchief Trio: Superchief Trio features a unique combination of two-fisted piano, red hot trombone, powerful vocals and frenzied percussion antics, all rolled up into one small package. Swing, New Orleans R&B, jump blues, boogie-woogie - it's all in there. And with a repertoire of tasy original tunes and carefully selected covers by Professor Longhair, Huey Smith, Smiley Lewis, Wee Willie Wayne and a raft of others, this group is the ultimate dance-party band.


Sauce, July 21 http://www.myspace.com/lovethatsauce
About Sauce: SAUCE hails from Providence, Rhode Island and features the serious vocal talents of Chelsy Lau, winner of The Providence Phoenix's 2009 "Best Female Vocalist" award. The band draws from a concentrated mix of American, Latin, and Jamaican roots music, resulting in high-energy blend of funk, soul and blues. Featuring keyboards, guitar, tenor/alto sax, trombone and a powerful rhythm section, Sauce's sound is utterly danceable, but also textured. With grooves you can't refuse, catchy hooks, and powerful vocals, this band is guaranteed to get the party started.


Infusion Experience, July 28 http://www.infusionexperience.com/fr_home.cfm
About Infusion Experience: Infusion Experience plays original music with a flamenco Afro-Cuban flair. It is the combination of our diverse backgrounds which creates something powerful and emotional. The rhythmic nature of the band produces a hypnotic feel that levitates people from their seats, while the strong and attentive groove draws them to the dance floor. Since the founding of the band in 1999, we have tried to keep our music fresh and interesting while always expanding the boundaries of our sound. This is the Infusion Experience.