Six Picks: The Best in Local Music this Week (August 16-22)

The Beach Boys Play Bold Point Friday

Beach Boys Friday at Bold Point Park (East Providence)

What’s summer without a visit from the Beach Boys? A few tickets are still available for “America’s Band” Friday night at Bold Point. The current line-up includes founding member Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and a touring band that includes drummer and RI Music Hall of Fame inductee John Cowsill of the family band The Cowsills. Expect all the hits in what is typically at 35-40 song set. We’ll be there with a review and pictures of the evening! Details here.

Spirit Family Reunion Friday at the Columbus Theatre (Providence)

Brooklyn based Spirit Family Reunion brings the roots to town tonight with an intimate show at the Columbus Theatre in Providence. Describing their style as their style as “homegrown American music” and “open-door gospel”, they perfectly blend country, folk, gospel and bluegrass for a sound that has made them Americana favorites. Sabine McCalla opens. Details here.

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Divine Providence Saturday at the Knickerbocker (Westerly)

A stellar line up of some of PVD’s take 95 South to Westerly Saturday night for Divine Providence, a line up of PVD based artists. The evening includes performances from Ian O’Neil (w/ members of DEER TICK), Death Vessel, Charlie Marie, Haunt the House, Vatic Kuumba, Allysen Callery, Horse-Eyed Men, Jesse & the Tree People, Leland Baker Jazz Quartet and Dan Blakeslee. There will also be art and vendor booths by Tom West, White Buffalo, Madeline Tavernier, Dan Blakeslee along with visuals and performance art from Micaiah Castro, Rob Houllahan and more! Oh, what a night! Details here.

Roomful of Blues Saturday the Gamm Theatre (Warwick)

RI’s premiere blues band, “Roomful” plays a benefit show Saturday night at the Gamm Theatre in Warwick. The Grammy winning band recently celebrated their 50th anniversary and continues to bring their powerful mix of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and R&B to audiences everywhere. The show benefits Congregation Beth David. Details here.

Santana and The Doobie Brothers Tuesday at Xfinity Center (Mansfield)

A guitar-filled evening comes to the Xfinity Center on Tuesday August 20th when Carlos Santana arrives with pals The Doobie Brothers. Santana made his national debut exactly 50 years ago at Woodstock. Nuff said there. The Doobies bring that classic 70’s guitar rock sound. You can’t go wrong with this show! Details here.

Dave Mason Band at Greenwich Odeum (East Greenwich)

Dave Mason, a founding member of the legendary band Traffic, has been at it for over 50 years. On August 29th, he brings his “Feelin’ Alright” tour to East Greenwich for a show that will feature classics including “We Just Disagree,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Rock N Roll Stew,” and of course, “Feelin’ Alright.” Details here.


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