Levitt AMP Woonsocket Wins RI Monthly's Best Outdoor Music Festival in Rhode Island Award!

Funded by a grant from the Levitt Foundation, the Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series combines the best of the summer concert experience in one riverside venu - food trucks, vendor pop-ups, an onsite bar and high-energy shows featuring local and national acts like Steve Smith and the Nakeds and Nashville-based rock outfit the New Respects. Bring your blanket and head up to Woonsocket for this free, Friday-night series that runs all summer long. River Island Art Park, 95 Bernon St., Woonsocket, levittamp.org/woonsocket

-printed in RI Monthly, August 2022

 

  
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