Saturday, June 20, 2015

Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival is TODAY!




WE ARE! More than 50 incredible volunteers have  transformed a beautiful but underused park in Cumberland into a world class festival space... FIVE stages, a session tent, and 40 food and craft vendors are set up, ready for YOU to enjoy an amazing day of music, dance and culture!

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Mickey G's Clam Shack, GottaQ BBQ, The Salad Man & Juice Bar, Del's Lemonade, and the Ice Cream Machine.

Tom and Alices Apiaries, Scentsy, Doodle Paintings, Thirty-One Gifts,
K&T Jewelery Accessories, Reclectic Design,
Bonnie Lee's Creations, Renewal by Andersen,
Silver 'N Such, La Wren's Nest, Starlite Jewelry Design, Tupperware, Celtic Beat, SilverLeaf Studios, 
mpic studios, Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, Pocasset Wampanoag Creations,
Boyd Holms, Rusted Goat Soaps, Silpada Designs,
R.I. Home Improvement, Premier Water Systems, Sandra-Lynn Custom Jewelry Designs, Daren Rathbun Photography, Queen of Everyday, Celtic Revival, Mommie's Hobbie Designs, The Glass Heron,
Sassy Classy Clay Creations, Massage Envy,
Havana Banana, Fibi and Clo, Head Designs by N'Italia, Usborne Books & More,
Hills Home Market,
Yarina Threads,
Jewels by Crissy B

We have an amazing time planned for you! Full details can be found at:

We have an almost perfect day weather-wise...not too hot, not too cold, lots of sun but not too much! Definitely too cool for the beach...

Nothing left to say but we promise you an incredible day for the whole family! Hope to see YOU today!

* Satellite parking will be provided two minutes away at Mercymount Country Day School
* We have a 14-passenger shuttle working between 1-6 p.m. travelling to Mercymount AND to the farther parking lots at Diamond Hill Park

The After-Festival session at BRT is COMPLETELY SOLD OUT as of Thursday! THANK YOU!


Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!
Russell Gusetti, Executive Director  

5th annual BRT Summer Solstice Festival

Looking for a great family-friendly outdoor music festival without having to travel hours to find it? Blackstone River Theatre has your solution as we move our programming outside to present the
5th annual Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival

at Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114, Cumberland, on Saturday, June 20. The Summer Solstice Festival will run from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with five stages that focus on Celtic and world music, dance and culture. There will also be more than 40 craft and food vendors and a new session tent area where attendees are encouraged to bring instruments to play with some of the festival musicians.

NOTE: The Welsh band Calan will NOT be appearing due to visa problems in London. However, Pendragon will perform for one of their spots and Matt & Shannon Heaton will perform at the other!  
Festival performers include Eastern Medicine Singers, The Gnomes, The Gothard Sisters, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Robbie O'Connell & Dan Milner, Pendragon, RUNA, The Vox Hunters with Torrin Ryan, and Will Woodson and Joey Abarta.

There will also be nonstop Irish step dance featuring 50 dancers from Tir Na Nog Irish Dance. A children's stage will feature Irish magic shows with Debbie O'Carroll, Mary King & Phil Edmonds, Art on the Spot Face Painting and henna, and Marvelous Marvin's Circus Arts. 

Admission is only $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children ages 6-15, children under 5 free. Festival sponsors include the Town of Cumberland, Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc., Navigant Credit Union, Valley Breeze, Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, Open MRI of New England, Ocean State Urgent Care and Angelo's Palace Pizza. 

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Blackstone River Theatre | 549 Broad Street | Cumberland | RI | 02864

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