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What’sUpNewp Covers Rhythm and Roots Festival!

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Ken Abrams From What’sUpNewp Interviews Ward Hayden and the Outliers, (formerly known as Girls, Guns & Glory) about their name change, their upcoming performance at Rhythm and Roots and more!  Check out the full interview here!

Rhythm and Roots Festival – Labor Day Weekend

It’s the band’s first time playing the Rhythm and Roots Festival. “We’ve heard such great things about Rhythm and Roots and we know a lot of people who attend every year who are such great dancers. I don’t know what it is about Rhode Island and where these people learn the “two-step.” Every time we play Rhode Island, there’s a great group of people that come out. We certainly want to cater to the dance crowd and have a high energy set that gets the place moving.”


Ryan Belmore from What’sUpNewp was also busy interviewing about the upcoming festival!

“Alan and Michelle from Magnolia Cajun Band, “Rhode Island’s Hometown Cajun Band”, joined me to chat about the band’s upcoming performance at next weekend’s Rhythm and Roots Festival in Charlestown.”  Listen to the interview here!!

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Whats Up Newport mentions Mardi Gras Ball in Six Picks: The Best in Local Music

Mardi Gras Ball Saturday

The 26th annual Cajun and Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball arrives in Cranston Saturday with great food, wide open dancing, and of course, the best music. Bands include favorites Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, and the Knickerbocker All Stars, who will be playing a special set dedicated to Fats Domino. The event is run by Chuck Wentworth, producer of the annual Rhythm and Roots Festival. Details here.



Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (February 8-14)

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