Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (Oct. 4-10)

Here’s our weekly listing of some of the best in live music this weekend.

John Legend Saturday at the Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence)

10-Time Grammy Award winner John Legend plays the Dunkin Donuts Center Saturday night. The show is part of Late Night Madness, the kickoff to the Providence College Basketball season. A Boogie wit da Hoodie opens. Tickets still available here.

Radio Jarocho Saturday at Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)

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Saturday night, head to Portsmouth for Radio Jarocho, a band that plays the rowdy, upbeat, and at times melancholic music of the countryside of Veracruz, Mexico mixed with the sounds of New York’s urban life. They released their debut album Rios de Norte y Sur in 2018. Complete details here.

The Wailers Sunday at the Greenwich Odeum (East Greenwich)

Bob Marley’s original band The Wailers return to the Greenwich Odeum Sunday night for a special show celebrating the 40th anniversary of the seminal album Uprising. Hear songs from that album like “Could You Be Loved” and “Redemption Song” plus an additional set of Marley classics. Details here.

A is for Autism Benefit Sunday at the Pub on Park (Cranston)

Head to the Pub on Park Sunday afternoon around 3PM for an Autism benefit featuring music and activities for all ages. Bands include the folk duo My Mother, The McGunks, The Soapbox Saints, Eric Shane and many more! The event benefits the Autism Project of RI and RHD-RI. Click here for details.

Womens Voices 3 at the Knickerbocker (Westerly)

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez headline the third year of this concert series benefitting the Rock and Roll Camp For Girls at the Institute For The Musical Arts in Goshen, MA. Appearing with the Beehive Queen (plus Cliff Goodwin, Michael Colbath and Lorne Entress) beginning at 2 pm will be, in order of appearance: Sue Mead & Friends, ArleneWow!, and Daphne Lee Martin.  Complete details at the Knick web site here.

Indigo Girls with RIPO Thursday at PPAC (Providence)

The Indigo Girls return to Providence Thursday, October 10th for a special show with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. They played together once before, in a powerful 2015 performance. It’s a unique opportunity to hear the Indigo Girls classics with the accompanying symphony. A few tickets remain – click here for details.