Rhythm & Roots Festival

Date September 2, 2016
Time 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Event Description

Rhythm & Roots Festival
Ninigret Park
4890A Old Post Road (Route 1A), Charlestown, RI
Friday through Sunday, September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2016

STAGE & VENDOR Area opens one hour prior to the beginning of music each day: 
Friday 4:00 pm   /   Saturday 12:00pm   /   Sunday 12:00 pm

MUSIC:  Friday 5:00 pm - Midnight   /   Saturday 1:00 pm- Midnight   /    Sunday 1:00 pm- Midnight

The nineteenth annual Rhythm and Roots Festival announces its spectacular all-star lineup for Sept. 2-4. Held every Labor Day weekend at beautiful Ninigret Park in the ocean-side community of Charlestown, the festival has become a destination event drawing more than 10,000 roots music and dance fans from all over the country. 

The theme for this year’s fest will be new, newer and newest as two-thirds of the acts will be appearing at R and R for the first time. Debuting at R and R will be Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, hot on the heels of their new release, “Rehab Reunion,” coming out in this summer. Lucinda Williams, nominated for Artist of the Year and Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association, will be showcasing her songwriting talents at Ninigret for the first time as well. Another newcomer to R and R is The David Grisman Sextet, with their unique blend of acoustic jazz and bluegrass dubbed “Dawg Music.” Taj Mahal will be returning to R and R with his trio, celebrating his fiftieth year of performing roots music.

A complete list of artists can be found here.

Adult Tickets $40-60 in advance, $50-70 at the gate.
Teens (13-19y) $20-30 in advance, $25-35 at the gate.
Buy tickets here


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