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Downtown Rising Fest

  • Corner of East & Main and Surrounding Area 38 East Avenue Pawtucket, RI, 02860 United States (map)
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***September 22, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.*** DOWNTOWN RISING - 3 Stages of all day music

Join the Rocktucket & Culture Shock stages, along with the newly created River Bend, folk/singer-songwriter stage, for a real variety of music events, all of which will happen near the corner of East Avenue and the lower section of historic Main Street in Pawtucket Rhode Island on Saturday, September, 22 2018.

The former annual Rocktucket Music & Art Festival returns in a collaborative effort to combine with the Culture Shock Block Party for the 20th Anniversary of the Pawtucket Arts Festival. Joining with us on a third stage, will be a selection of folk and singer-songwriter performances on the newly named River Bend Stage.

Come join the music and performing arts community. The Rocktucket Stage is planned at approximately 250 Main Street Pawtucket, Rhode Island from 11:00 am - 7pm. The Culture Shock Stage is currently planned for location on East Avenue. 11:00 am - 7 pm. The River Bend Stage performances will happen right outside of recently opened, Stillwater Bookstore, 175 Main St., 11 am - 7 pm.

The combined three stages of events along with other partners will present a day of music which will showcase a broad range of styles, featuring performers/acts with local and regional ties to the community. The outdoor events/concerts are FREE with a suggested $5 donation demonstration of your support encouraged. Proceeds will go to support staging and other expenses associated with maintaining the musical lineups.

Other art/music vendors, and food trucks will be joining us on lower Main Street and around the corner on East Ave. There is normally a Cash bar, wristband required.

DOWNTOWN RISING is a Rain or Shine event.

Let the countdown to September 22 begin, plan to be there. Bands: Starting at 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on the Streets, and then continuing in local downtown venues until 1:00 am!

Beer Garden featuring local breweries, and the list of participants TBA. Food Trucks: to be announced! Artist Vendors: TBA

Contact Us to Participate, Get Involved, Sponsor, Support, Donate, or Volunteer: Thanks to community support from SEEN RI Event Venue, News Cafe, Beatbox Studios, Pawtucket Arts Festival, Stillwater Books, Rocktucket RMI, plus a growing list of individuals who are supporting the organization of these events.

*** Update As Of 6-27-2018 Further Adjustments Changes and Additional Partners TBA ***

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