Summer Concerts set for Waterplace Park this Summer

City Teams Up with WBRU to Bring Free Concerts to Waterplace Park This Summer

– Mayor Angel Taveras, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and 95.5 WBRU are pleased to announce the 2014 Friday Night Concert Series at Waterplace Park. All performances are free and open to the public and begin at 7 p.m.
The City and 95.5 WBRU have teamed up to bring some of the nation’s best rising talent to the Waterplace stage. The series will feature emerging alternative rock bands from across the country as well as local musical talent.

Twelve dynamic acts will entertain residents and visitors at one of the City’s most breathtaking parks on Friday nights throughout the summer:

•    On June 20, fresh off the heels of releasing their new album “Voices,” the upstart upstate New York duo Phantogram kicks the series off with support from Providence indie rockers The Brother Kite.

•    On June 27, Boston rockers and the 2014 WBRU Rock Hunt winners The Rare Occasions share the stage and crown with last year’s Rock Hunt winners Torn Shorts.

•    On July 11, Boston synth rockers Magic Man head down 95 South to Waterplace Park with copies of their freshly pressed EP “You Are Here.” Providence’s the Complaints will kick the show off.

•    On July 18, singer, songwriter and guitarist Max Frost brings his solo project and new EP “Low High Low” to town with the 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt winners The Rice Cakes providing support.

•    On July 25, The Phoenix-based (by way of London and Johannesburg) rock quintet KONGOS hit the stage in support of their new album “Lunatic.”  New Englanders Satellites Fall will start off the night.

•    On August 1, Bowling Green’s Sleeper Agent, touring in support of their sophomore release “About Last Night,” close out the series with local Americana rockers the ‘Mericans.

The Friday Night Concert Series at Waterplace Park is sponsored by the City of Providence, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, the Department of Parks + Recreation, 95.5 WBRU, Dunkin Donuts, The Providence Phoenix and Narragansett Beer. For more information visit