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Tickets on Sale for Expanded
20th Anniversary Rhythm & Roots

Tickets are available online for the 20th anniversary Rhythm & Roots Festival, which has expanded to accommodate an all-star lineup, including Rosanne Cash and The Mavericks. The festival, set for Sept. 1-3 this year, has attracted more artists than ever. For the first time, a full day of music is planned on Friday, Sept. 1, and an extra night of camping has been added for Thursday, Aug. 31.

The Rhythm & Roots Festival has become a Labor Day weekend tradition that draws more than 10,000 roots music fans to Ninigret Park in the seaside community of Charlestown, R.I., every year.

The Mavericks are the main attraction on Friday, and Roseanne Cash will headline Sunday. Marcia Ball, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Masters of the Fiddle with Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, and the New Orleans Suspects, with Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat, are just a few of the acts planned. Three days of music and dancing run from 1 p.m. until midnight.

Selected among the Top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association, Rhythm & Roots has been called “an incredible experience, a perfectly organized, flawlessly run major destination event that music fans from all over the country will be drawn to,” and the patrons who return each year – bringing newly made festival devotees – would agree.

Visit the website (www.rhythmandroots.com) to purchase tickets, get camping information and view the always-growing list of artists as they are added, including the Saturday headliner. Ninigret Park is located at 4890A Old Post Road, just off U.S. Route 1 in Charlestown.

2017 Artist Line Up:

The Mavericks, Roseanne Cash, Masters of the Fiddle, Natalie MacMaster &  Donnell Leahy, The Squirrel Nut Zippers​The New Orleans Suspects w/ Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Marcia Ball, Steve Riley & the Mamou PlayboysShinyribs, Hat Fitz & Cara, Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole CowboysThe Pine Leaf Boys, 10 Strings and A Goatskin featuring Leonard Podolak of the Duhks, Big Sandy & the Fly Rite Boys, Sarah Potenza & Ian Crossman, The Turtle Duhks, Los TexmaniacsHorace Trahan & the Ossun Express, Woodsmith & Hersch, Sunday Gospel w/ Sarah Potenza, Christine Olhman & Cara RobinsonThe Revelers, Ed Poullard & Preston, and The Alex Meixner Band.

More information on the line up here.

Headlining Friday, September 1st: The Mavericks

“… the Mavericks can still mix torch and twang with a vibrant virtuosity that defies genre boundaries”


“Frank Sinatra always insisted he was just a saloon singer. In the same way the Mavericks always pride themselves on being a bar band, albeit the best bar band this side of E Street.”


Los TexManiacs

Headlining Sunday, September 3rd: Roseanne Cash