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About the Rhode Island Folk Festival

THIS IS OUR SEVENTH ANNUAL FREE FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL!

The RHODE ISLAND FOLK FESTIVAL is a FREE music festival featuring some of the finest folk, acoustic and Americana singer-songwriter acts in the Rhode Island area. The event takes place at the waterfront Rose Larisa Park in the town of Riverside in East Providence, Rhode Island - across from the National Historic Site Crescent Park Looff Carousel. 


In 2014, Hear In Rhode Island produced the first FREE Folk Festival at Roger Williams National Memorial Park in Downtown Providence. From 2014-2019, we called this special event the Providence Folk Festival.  However, now that we have moved the festival location to East Providence, it made everyone happier to call it the Rhode Island Folk Festival.  


The festival will feature three stages of acoustic-themed music. The MAIN STAGE at the park bandshell, the SONG CRAFTER STAGE on the other end of the park and the OPEN MIC STAGE at the Gazebo between the two stages. The festival is a great opportunity to get a good dose of the RI sound as well as some classic performances.


In addition to listening to some great music, festival attendees can also visit the Intention Peace booth to set their intentions for peace and their own well-being.


Food and art vendors will be set up along the path among the three stages so that your senses will be delighted everywhere you go at the event!  We hope you can make it this year!!

HEAR IN RHODE ISLAND

Hear In Rhode Island, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization and produces the Rhode Island Folk Festival. This non-profit arts organization produces many music events in Rhode Island, since 1994. 


Hear in Rhode Island was founded by RI native and musical community leader, John Fuzek


The organization’s primary goal is to produce free music festivals that promote folk singer songwriters. Over the years, Hear in Rhode Island has served tens of thousands of people with high quality music from local and national artists.


Please Fill Out A Brief Survey

If you attended the 2019 Providence Folk Festival, we want your feedback so that you keep coming back and send your friends and family!  Feedback also helps us with funding to keep it a free event.

Motif Magazine Award - Best Americana Festival

Motif Award - Best Americana Festival

The Team

John Fuzek

Autumn Francesca

Autumn Francesca

John Fuzek - Executive Director Hear in Rhode Island - Folk Festival Guy in Charge

Autumn Francesca

Autumn Francesca

Autumn Francesca

Autumn Francesca - Task Master

Allysen Callery

Autumn Francesca

Allysen Callery

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Loraine Lesniak

Loraine Lesniak

Allysen Callery

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Shelly Jackson

Loraine Lesniak

Shelly Jackson

Shelly Jackson - Greeter Extraordinaire

Maha Janik

Loraine Lesniak

Shelly Jackson

Maha - Awesome Volunteer

Ken

Lisa Couto

Lisa Couto

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Lisa Couto

Lisa Couto

Lisa Couto

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Steve

Lisa Couto

Tracie

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Tracie

Bob Kendall

Tracie

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Bob Kendall

Bob Kendall

Bob Kendall

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Erin Young

Bob Kendall

Bob Kendall

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The New Rhode Island Folk Festival Logo

Rhode Island Folk Festival logo - black on white

Thank you Rick Couto

Thank you Rick Couto

Rhode Island Folk Festival Logo - color

Thank you Rick Couto

Thank you Rick Couto

Thank you Rick Couto

Orange Dot Design

Rhode Island Folk Festival logo - white on black

Thank you Rick Couto