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RiverFire is a series of free live music concert events every Thursday evening  June 23th through August 18th in Downtown Wakefield RI. (gps address: 317 Main St., Wakefield, RI)


6-8pm Free live Music on two stages, Sari Sanctuary stage, Main Street stage. 


All bands donate their performance as part of their mission to help end hunger, please help us by bringing food donations for the Jonnycake Center for Hope, there will be food collection baskets on Main St. and at the end of the Bridge!

Music will continue into the evening at The Contemporary Theater outdoor stage, tickets found on theater website. View free from the bridge.

Come early with family, friends and pets to stroll Main Street, visit our shops, check out what local vendors have to offer, grab a bite to eat, and walk across the Saugutucket River Bridge while enjoying live music from the from the gazebo amidst the ambiance of the fires glowing along the river. 



Event Calendar - 2022 

River Stage: James and the Giants (6-8pm)

Hip Hop, Reggae, Soul, Country, Rock, Pop, and everything in between.

Main Street Stage:   Peace Collective  (6-8pm)

Spreading Peace , Love and Mindefullness through music. They share their positive vibes through sonic acoustic vibrations. 


All female-all rock-all the time! Woman of experience who want to get you off your seats and dancing with our favorite rock songs.


June 30, 2022

A 5-piece Rockin' Blues Band performing Original and Classic Rock.

Main Street Stage: Kate Barry (6-8pm)

Kate plays acoustic originals, upbeat, folksy, surfy music. 

Contemporary Theater The Q-Tip Bandits and Van Pelto Duo (8-10pm) Ticketed to enter the CTC free outside. 

The Q-Tip Bandits share smooth soulful sounds with Indie Rock roots.

The Van Pelt Duo with Jake Wolfgang! Siblings Sarah and Collin Van Pelt make up The Van Pelt Duo. They specialize in Top 40 and all of your favorite requests. There’s nothing they won’t play! Joining The Van Pelt Duo will be Jake Wolfgang- an acoustic percussion extraordinaire and vocalist.


River stage: The Kaitlyn Tarro Band (6-8pm)

A Pop, Rock and Blues Cover Band local to Rhode Island


Acoustic originals, upbeat, folksy, music, keeping the musical heart beat of Southern RI pumping.

Contemporary TheaterSteve Smith and the Nakeds (8-10pm) 
Ticketed to enter the CTC free outside. 

 The ten-man unit consists of a four-piece rhythm section, a five-piece brass section, and its lead vocalist, Steve Smith. Together, Steve Smith and the Nakeds are now celebrating forty-eight esteemed years of live performances and studio recordings. During that time, the rhythm & blues powerhouse has thrived with their distinct infectious blend of rhythm, brass, and fun.


July 14, 2022

Spreading Peace , Love and Mindefullness through music. They share their positive vibes through sonic acoustic vibrations. Special Guest: Ain't no Sin,  a Four-piece Blues and Rock Band

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Singer-songwriters husband and wife duo acoustic guitar, textured harmonies and mountain dulcimer, folks songs, ballads, and raucous rock. 

Contemporary Theater: Tish Adams & Bluz U Can Use (8-10pm)
Ticketed to enter the CTC free outside. 

Vocalist Tish Adams is a favorite on New England's live music scene. She has a compelling stage presence and an extensive repertoire of time-honored Standards, and Tish's originals are delightfully funny or as low-down as can be. Her lyrics are playful and cleverly written.

July 21, 2022

Gary Hopp Brings his Good Vibe Tribe experience and dancing is NOT optional!

Main Street Stage: Goathead String Band (6-8pm)

Blue Grass, fiddling jam session, come join the fun!

Contemporary Theater: Take It To The Bridge (8-10pm)
Ticketed to enter the CTC free outside. 

A 7-piece group based out of Rhode Island that has all the right stuff to keep the night alive. From the classics (The Commodores, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder) to current hits (Pharrell, Bruno Mars, Gnarls Barkley), the list of melodic reserves won’t be depleted in anything short of a live performance that captures the essence of a good time.


July 28, 2022: 
River Stage: The D Train (6-8pm)

Jazz standards from the Great American Songbook and Beyond.

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Main Street Stage: Poor Man's Gibson (6-8pm)

Poor Man's Gibson is an acoustic trio that plays a variety of tunes spanning several decades and including rock, folk, and country


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Contemporary Theater:  Big Nazo Intergalactic Band (8:30-10pm)
Ticketed to enter the CTC free outside. 

A mind-blowing visual & musical extravaganza! Quasimodo, the big, green-nosed leader of the BIG NAZO BAND and his outrageous masked & puppet-like musicians and DANCERS play foot-stomping rock & roll, soulful rhythm & blues and involve the audience in comic theatrical scenarios to create the most unforgettable dance party you'll ever experience.


August 4, 2022
River Stage:  Ted Sorlien-The Water Project,  Family & Friends (6-8pm)

Acoustic and Electric Surf, Rock and Reggae music

Main Street Stage: Meg Zimmy and Friends (6-8pm)

Acoustic, ukulele, folk music, spreading peace, love and mindfulness through music.

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Contemporary Theater:  The Copacetics (8-10pm)
Ticketed to enter the CTC free outside. 

A 7 piece Reggae/Ska band that bring authentic Jamaican rhythms to set the best mood for your event!  From their catchy original songs, to the traditional tunes dating back to the birth of the Jamaican groove.


August 11, 2022

From classical pieces to swing tunes to traditional marches, including works from all the greats: Beethoven to Irving Berlin, Holst to Harry James, Shostakovich to John Philip Sousa. 

Main  Street Stage: Gooseberry Road (6-8pm)

3 piece act playing music from the 1960’s and 70’s - Beatles, Carole King, Hollies, Bee Gees, Aztec Two-Step, more, and originals.

Contemporary Theater:  James and the Giants (8-10pm)
Ticketed to enter the CTC free outside. 

Hip Hop, Reggae, Soul, Country, Rock, Pop, and everything in between.

August 18, 2022: Sing out for Food 
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River Stage: Chakulla and Friends (6-8pm)

Working towards Ending Hunger through Musical Performance. Special Guest Grant Maloy Smith a Billboard Top Ten and Music Row County Breakout charting artist and songwriter.

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Main Street Stage:   Paul Columbino (6-8pm)

Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, One-man Rock & Roll Band!

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Contemporary Theater:  Wakefield Idol Summer (8-10pm)
Ticketed to enter the CTC free outside. 

Winners from Wakefield Idol 2022 perform!