GREENSKY BLUEGRASS + RAILROAD EARTH
EVENT DATE, TIMES & LOCATION
Thursday, August 24th
Gates Open at 5:00pm
The Point Stage 5:00pm | Railroad Earth 6:00pm | Greensky Bluegrass 8:30
At Bold Point Park on the East Providence Waterfront!
Tickets starting at $32
General Admission event, no reserved seating. No re-entry, please plan accordingly.
*Everyone, including children, requires a ticket.
5:00PM – Gates Open
5:00-6:00PM – Pete Vendettuoli Trio on The Point Stage
6:00PM-7:30PM – Railroad Earth
8:00PM – Greensky Bluegrass
9:35PM – Railroad Earth & Greensky Bluegrass perform together
Greensky Bluegrass is Anders Beck (dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), Mike Devol (upright bass) and Paul Hoffman (mandolin).
For more than a decade and a half, the members of Greensky Bluegrass have created their own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a stringband with the rule-breaking spirit of rock & roll. They redefine that sound once again with their sixth album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted.
Like the band’s own name, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted is a collection of opposites, full of dark psychedelic swirls, bright bursts of acoustic guitar, soundscapes, solos, freethinking improvisation, and plenty of sharp, focused songwriting. It’s wild and wide-ranging, showing off the diversity Greensky Bluegrass brings to every live show. At the same time, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted is unmistakably a studio album, recorded during two different sessions — one at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, North Carolina; the other at the Mountain House Recording Studio in Nedarland, Colorado — that comprise the band’s longest block of recording time ever. The result is an 11-track album whose songs cast a wide net, mixing the full-throttle energy of a Greensky Bluegrass concert with the nuanced approach of a band that’s still eager to explore.
Railroad Earth’s music is driven by the remarkable songs of front-man, Todd Sheaffer, and is delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship courtesy of all six band members. As mandolin/bouzouki player John Skehan points out, “Our M.O. has always been that we can improvise all day long, but we only do it in service to the song. There are a lot of songs that, when we play them live, we adhere to the arrangement from the record. And other songs, in the nature and the spirit of the song, everyone knows we can kind of take flight on them.” Sheaffer continues: “The songs are our focus, our focal point; it all starts right there. Anything else just comments on the songs and gives them color. Some songs are more open than others. They ‘want’ to be approached that way – where we can explore and trade musical ideas and open them up to different territories.
THE POINT STAGE
Pete Vendettuoli has been a fixture in the New England Music Scene for over a decade, playing in bands “Forever Young”, “No Shamus”, “Josie Crosby Band”, “Rank Strangers”, “Fat Glass” and “Garda Band”. As the owner of PM Recording in North Kingston, Pete has his finger on the pulse of the RI Music Scene and has accompanied many of the area’s finest talent. He is also the owner of the RI based Ethnic Concepts stores.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
We will have several full bars featuring beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. We will also have a food vendor on site during the event:
- Gotta Q – Pulled pork, Pulled chicken, Brisket, Ribs, Chili, Coleslaw, Cornbread, Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Mac and cheese bowls, Beef sausage
- Friskie Fries: French fries – plain & loaded, chicken, pulled pork, hot dogs, slaw
Please check back for updates and menu options.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS AND WHEN IS WILL CALL OPEN?
A: It’s easy to grab 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 tickets in person at our advance box office location. Please click here for location and hours.
Day-of ticket sales will be available at the event office at Bold Point Park, located right near the event entrance, beginning at noon on the day of the event.
Will Call tickets will be available at the event office at Bold Point Park, located right near the event entrance, beginning 1 hour prior to gates opening on the day of the event.
Q: IS THIS AN ALL AGES EVENT?
A: Yes, this is an all ages event. However, all guests including children are required to have a paid ticket.
Q: IF IT RAINS, DOES THE EVENT GO ON?
A: Of course! The event is rain or shine and you are welcome to bring an umbrella if it does rain.
Q: MY TICKET SAYS “GA”. ARE THERE ANY SEATS AT THE EVENT OR CAN I BRING A CHAIR OR BLANKET?
A: “GA” refers to General Admission. While we do have limited seating at our food & beverage areas, we do not have reserved seating at the event and we do not have seating in front of the stage. This is a general admission/standing room event. You are welcome to bring a blanket or chair with you to enjoy the event, however we do not allow them to be set up directly in front of the stage, for safety reasons.
Q: HOW DO I GET TO THE EVENT, AND WHERE DO I PARK?
A: Click here for details on parking information.
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 click here to check out our Bold Point Park policies page for more details.
Q: WILL THERE BE BEVERAGES AVAILABLE FOR SALE?
A: Absolutely! We will have full bars featuring beer, cocktails, wine and other offerings.
Q: WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE FOR SALE?
A: Yes! Gotta Q will be on site. Please see the ‘Food & Beverage’ section for more information.
Q: CAN I RE-ENTER THE EVENT IF I LEAVE?
A: Unfortunately, there will be no re-entry for this event. Please plan accordingly.
Q: ARE PETS WELCOME AT THE EVENT?
A: We love those furry friends, but unless they are certified assistance service animals unfortunately we cannot allow them inside the event.
Q: WHERE CAN I FIND ALL OF THE EVENT POLICIES?
A: Click here for a full list of the event policies.
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