CELTIC ROCK FESTIVAL
EVENT DATE, TIMES & LOCATION:
Saturday, September 10th
Gates Open at 2pm, Music Starts at 2:30pm
At ALEX AND ANI City Center in downtown Providence!
$25 advance/$35 day-of event
Student ID: $12 at the door on the day of the event
All Ages Event – Children under 12 FREE with an adult
General Admission event, no reserved seating, re-entry is allowed throughout the day.
Welcome Back College Students! Show your student ID at the ALEX AND ANI City Center Box Office and get in for more than half off ($12.00)!
Celtic Rock Festival Schedule:
2:00pm Festival Gates Open
4:05pm Kelly School of Irish Dance
4:30pm Tartan Terrors
6:05pm Kelly School of Irish Dance
6:30pm Town Pants
830pm Eileen Ivers
10:00pm Festival Ends
*Schedule subject to change.
Grammy awarded, Emmy nominated, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, guest starred with over 40 orchestras, the original musical star of Riverdance, Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Sting, Hall and Oates, The Chieftains, ‘Fiddlers 3’ with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Regina Carter, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola, Steve Gadd, founding member of Cherish the Ladies, movie soundtracks including Gangs of New York, performed for Presidents and Royalty worldwide…this is a short list of accomplishments, headliners, tours, and affiliations. Fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as one of the pre-eminent exponents of the fiddle in the world today.
THE TOWN PANTS
With a decades worth of headlining Roots and Celtic festivals to selling out nights at rock venues The Town Pants own brand of Celtic roots rock rebel spans five albums so far, backed up with a legendary live show that’s garnered them fans internationally from New York to Norway.
And while The Pacific Northwest may not be the first place you would expect to hear rollicking Celtic roots music, but The Town Pants are determined to change that. The Vancouver, Canada based band combines aspects of Irish traditional, folk rock and roots Americana, fusing their signature dual lead vocals to create their own unique brand of high energy “West Coast Celtic.” that remains in the heart and head long after the music stops. There are lots of Celtic folk rock bands out there, but rarely does a band has this combination of passion, energy, animation and spirit that makes for some of the most imaginative songwriting you’ll find in the genre.
With performances in hundreds of cities and over a dozen countries, The Town Pants have become a consistent audience favorite at Celtic, Folk, World, Irish and even Rock festivals throughout the United States, Canada and in Europe. Read more…
Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock’s energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, standing-room only audiences understand why Dig This Magazine declares “(The Terrors) one act to keep an eye on!” The Terrors use their Sonic blitz to score award winning Step and Highland Dancers and internationally recognized comedic performers alike.
Members of the Tartan Terrors have performed on 4 different continents; in some of the most prestigious Festivals, Highland Games and Theatres of North America including; Lone Tree Center for the Arts, CO, Strand Capitol, PA, Oshkosh Opera House, WI, Dublin Irish Festival Dublin, OH, Newport Irish Festival, Newport, RI, and Good Morning America, a full list is available upon request. Join the phenomenon of the Tartan Terrors and see why Celtic Beat Magazine hails them as “the heirs apparent to the [Celtic] mayhem.
New England has long had a rich tradition of Celtic-inspired music. Looking forward to celebrating their 33rd anniversary in 2016, the Rhode Island-based ensemble Pendragon has embraced that tradition and created a timeless sound of its own, performing roots music with an unmistakable contemporary edge. Pendragon’s music celebrates the lives and lore of generations of New Englanders who brought traditions from Ireland, Scotland, French Canada and other distant shores to the banks of the Blackstone River.
Pendragon was voted Rhode Island’s Best Celtic Act in the 2005-2013 Motif Magazine’s Best Music Poll and was awarded Best World Music Act in the 2016 Motif Best Music Poll. Pendragon is comprised of award-winning step dancer and percussionist Kevin Doyle, Bob Drouin on fiddle and bouzouki; Russell Gusetti on guitar and concertina; Josh Kane on flute and whistles; and Mary Lee Partington on vocals and bodhran. Joining Pendragon will be Torrin Ryan, the 2013 All-Ireland Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs champion, also coming in third place overall at the annual competition held in Ireland. Erika Damiani, the Irish dance instructor at Blackstone River Theatre, will dance solo and with Kevin Doyle. In 2014, Doyle was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honors in the folk and traditional arts.
THINGS TO DO
Eat & Drink – Enjoy authentic Irish fare plus comfort food offerings like burgers, dogs, fries, pizza and more! Full bars will serve up cold beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.
Marketplace – Shop at our Marketplace. Items for sale include jewelry, collectibles, wearables and more! More details to come.
We will have full bars featuring beer, wine and cocktails as well as non-alcoholic options.
OPEN SEASON CATERING
- Venison Chili
- Wild Boar Bangers and Mash
- Chili Cheese Fries
- Lousy Hunter
- Ruben Quesadilla
- Plain French Fries
- Chicken & Waffle Sliders
- Fish Tacos
- All American Burger
- Veggie Burger
Check back for more updates on this year’s vendors. More info coming!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS AND WHEN IS WILL CALL OPEN?
A: It’s easy to get your tickets! The fastest way to get your tickets is to order online and print them right at home.
To order by phone, call Ticketmaster 1.800.745.3000.
Get advance tickets at the RI Waterfront Events Box Office in Newport, Looney Tunes in Wakefield and Grid Iron Ale House + Grille in Warwick. Please click here for locations and hours.
Day-of ticket sales and Will Call will be available at the event office at ALEX AND ANI City Center, located right near the event entrance, beginning at 10am on the day of the event.
Q: ARE KIDS FREE?
A: Yes! All kids under 12 years old are free with an adult and do not need a ticket!
Q: IF IT RAINS, DOES THE EVENT GO ON?
A: It sure does! The event is rain or shine and you are welcome to bring an umbrella if it
Q: MY TICKET SAYS “GA”. ARE THERE ANY SEATS AT THE EVENT OR CAN I BRING A CHAIR?
A: Yes! You may bring in a low back chair. However, chairs cannot be set up directly in front of the stage for safety reasons. We will also have limited seating at our food & beverage areas.
Q: HOW DO I GET TO THE FESTIVAL, AND WHERE DO I PARK?
A: There are many public parking options in downtown Providence. Click here for details on parking and public transit options.
Q: CAN I BRING A COOLER WITH FOOD OR DRINKS INTO THE EVENT?
A: While we don’t allow outside food and beverage to be brought into the event there will be plenty available for purchase. Additionally, we do not allow coolers or large bags into the event, primarily for safety purposes. Please check out our ALEX AND ANI City Center policies page for more details.
Q: WILL THERE BE BEVERAGES AVAILABLE FOR SALE?
A: Absolutely! We will have full bars featuring beer, wine and cocktails as well as non-alcoholic options.
Q: WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE FOR SALE?
A: Of course! There will be both authentic Irish fare and more casual offerings like burgers, dogs, fries, and pizza available for purchase. More info coming!
Q: CAN I RE-ENTER THE EVENT IF I LEAVE?
A: Yes! You will be able to re-enter the event throughout the day and night.
Q: ARE PETS WELCOME AT THE FESTIVAL?
A: We love those furry friends, but unless they are certified assistance service animals unfortunately we cannot allow them inside the event.
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