Blackstone River Theater Summer Solstice Festival

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Country and Region United StatesRhode Island
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA
Festival Contact Information

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864 USA
Phone: +01 401-725-9272

Russell Gusetti, Executive Director and Producer

Festival Description

The Summer Solstice Festival is a one day festival that presents folk and roots musicians at the Diamond Hill Park.

Festival Dates June 18, 2011
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2011:
  • Annalivia
  • Atwater-Donnelly Trio
  • Burning Bridget Cleary
  • Aoife Clancy
  • Fellswater
  • Genticorum
  • The Gnomes
  • Matt & Shannon Heaton
  • Robbie O’Connell
  • Pendragon
  • Triple Spiral
Artist feature 2011:
  • Genticorum (Canada)
    • Three young players with deep ties to Quebecois music sail to Borneo and Egypt. As they travel, they tell wild stories of shrinking skirts and noble cats. They sing forgotten songs of old New France, of its log drives and lost rivers. They play dance numbers with their tongues and feet, and unwind trippy reels. A tall tale come true, Genticorum navigate the silly and somber moods of North American Francophone tradition on Nagez Rameurs. Firmly rooted in family and regional traditions, the trio’s wit, rich vocal arrangements, and masterful musicianship turn old songs about traveling into catchy and moving glimpses of a quirky New World. Even at their silliest moments and on their wildest adventures, Genticorum maintain their powerful ties to their musical families and regional roots, hanging out with traditional song-keepers and storytellers, jamming at folk music sessions, and digging in archival collections for intriguing new pieces.
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Practical Info:

Venue 2011:
  • Diamond Hill Park
    Route 114
    Cumberland, Rhode Island
  • Hours
    11:00am to 7:00pm
    Raindate June 19, 2011


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