6 N.E. music fests just a tank of gas away

The Rhythm & Roots Festival

Charlestown, R.I.; Sept. 3-5

Miles from Boston: 90

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From Creole to Cajun, this one has it all. What, you need more? Fine, how about folk, funk and rock? This little jam hosted by our neighbors to the south gets back in action with sets from Donna the Buffalo, John Hiatt, local piano whiz Veronica Lewis, Ward Hayden & the Outliers and a score more.

Veronica Lewis. Photo courtesy artist management