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RiverFire is a series of FREE live music concert events every Thursday evening 6-10pm, June 24th through August 19th, at the stage at the river's edge, the Saugatucket bridge and Downtown Wakefield, RI.


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 of Hope, there will be food collection baskets on Main St. and at the end of the Bridge!

Music and cabaret will continue into the evening at The Contemporary Thearter outdoor stage. Come early and 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

June 24, 2021 (6-8pm): Combined with SK Pride Event (3-8pm)
Doctor Brenda's Rythm Army 

Peace  Collective kicks of at 6pm.  A  three-piece ensemble show casing songs from their newly released self-titled EP Album.


Doctor Brenda's Rythm Army to follow until 8pm.  A fun lively band playing  Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, Marshal Tucker and Tom Petty and more with soaring vocal harmonies, keyboards, guitars, bass and drums.

July 1, 2021 (6-8pm): Cancelled due to inclement weather!
Where's Lewis & UnderEstimated Prophet

Where's Lewis is a duo playing the music of Jethro Tull.

UnderEstimated Profit is a 6 piece rock band playing the music of the Greatful Dead.

July 8, 2021 (6-8pm): Ladies Night on Main Street (5-9pm)!
The Strattones

A five piece rock band bringing you the best covers and originals you didn't know you need to hear!  Special Guest Jason Colonies, a local favorite!

July 15, 2021 (6-8pm):
Gooseberry Road & Poor Man's Gibson 

Gooseberry Road is an acoustic trio playing songs from the Beatles, Carol King, Hollies, Bee Gees and some originals.

Poor Man's Gibson is an acoustic trio playing a generation's music including styles of folk, rock and country

*Special Guest Kaitlin Benson, Miss North America 2021, will be in the Contemporary Theater Stage area for photos and running a children's craft activity!

July 22, 2021 (6-8pm):
Gary Hopp & Friends

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

*Special Guest Kaitlin Benson, Miss North America 2021, will be in the Contemporary Theater Stage area for photos and running a children's craft activity!

Psychic Readings by Sharon McMahon of 2 Path Harmony at Phil's 7-9pm

July 29, 2021 (6-8pm): Canceled Due to Inclement Weather.
By George

A tribute to the great George Harrison featuring Beatles, Solo Albums, Traveling Wilburys - covering all phases of his great musical career!

Contemporary Theater Company: 8-10pm RiverFire Cabaret

*Psychic Readings by Sharon McMahon of 2 Path Harmony at Phil's 7-9pm

August 5, 2021 (6-8pm):
Paula Clare and Richard Ribb

Paula and Rich are popular singer/instrumentalists from area bands who play great songs fro the 50's until now. People enjoy their close harmony singing over guitar and piano as well as their lively interaction with audiences. Special Guest: Paul Colombino, guitarist, singer, songwriter. 

Contemporary Theater Company: 8-10pm

The Kaitlyn Tarro Band.

August 12, 2021 (6-8pm):
Stone Cold Gypsies

A local favorite five-piece Rock band playing an eclectic mix of Rock, R&B with a mix of Country and Reggae featuring Fleetwood Mac, Susan Tedeschi, The Byrds, and more.

Contemporary Theater Company: 8-10pm, Wakefield Idol Summer Concert.

August 19, 2021 (6-8pm):
Chakulla and Friends, The Hunger Bus

Multi-Genre & instrumentalist Chakulla brings his world-themed music bringing several artist with him to "Sing out for Food" to raise awareness and fight to end hunger in our community. Special guests include Grant Maloy Smith and Bill Mett!

Contemporary Theater Company: 8-10pm, Patio Musical