EAST PROVIDENCE – After a pandemic hiatus, the Rhode Island Folk Festival is returning to Rose Larisa Park, 753-779 Bullocks Point Ave., on Sunday, Aug. 29, at noon. The annual event is a free music festival featuring some of the finest folk, acoustic and Americana singer-songwriter acts in the Rhode Island area.
The outdoor festival features three music stages, food trucks and craft vendors. In addition to the Band Shell Stage and the Songbird Stage, 2021 sees the addition of a third performance space, the Emerging Artists Stage. Based at the park gazebo, the EA Stage will feature short sets from some of the region’s best up-and-coming singer-songwriters.
Formerly known as the Providence Folk Festival, the re-branded Rhode Island Folk Festival is a project of Hear in R.I., and is produced by R.I.-based singer-songwriter John Fuzek.
The Rhode Island Folk Festival remains free and accessible for all attendees. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Picnic meals also welcome. No alcohol is permitted.
All stages and vendors will be outdoors. There will be hand washing stations and hand sanitizers by the portable toilets. Mask-wearing is recommended in crowded areas.
For more information and schedule, visit rhodeislandfolkfestival.com/ .