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June 24, 2018


Gladstone Elementary fifth graders receive instruments from Festivals Foundation

Sevastien Emmanuel carefully lifts the violin out of its case, holds it to his ear, plucking the strings. Around him, other fifth graders at Cranston’s Gladstone Elementary School cradle trumpets, clarinets, flutes, and one cello. The look on their faces tells it all. In the background, clarinetist Ben Marcoux, Newport Jazz Assembly Band Leader, plays

Chris Botti, The Wailers and Wynton Marsalis Among Musicians Who Will Headline Park Theatre’s Fall 2017 Schedule

This fall the historic Park Theatre will host some of the area’s most sought after, and in some cases, only, regional appearances by legends from the jazz, folk, flamenco, pop and reggae worlds. Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti (9/16), Stephen Stills and Judy Collins (10/7), and legendary guitarists John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring (11/5) are just a few artists making their way to the Park Theatre stage

Park Theatre’s Fall 2017 Season Will Include Blues, Folk, Rock, Flamenco, Jazz and Reggae Legends

The Park Theatre will feature a robust and diverse schedule of world-class talent when it kicks off the fall 2017 season on September 16 with world-renowned trumpeter Chris Botti. The fall will also include Jonny Lang, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis, Boney James, Arlo Guthrie, The Wailers, and two fantastic collaborations, Stephen Stills and Judy Collinsand the only area performance