Woonsocket –Autumnfest is proud to announce our two entertainment headlining acts for 2023.  Linger – The Cranberries Tribute Band will be on stage Saturday, October 7 at 8:00 PM and Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones – Prince Tribute Band takes the stage Sunday October 8 at 7:30 PM.


Based in Denver, Colorado, Linger is the only tribute band to The Cranberries music in all the United States.  Their most important hook as a tribute for The Cranberries, is the original voice of our lead singer Mary Kate, (they will never find someone who sings like Dolores O’Riordan).  Mary Kate does not try to imitate how Dolores used to sing.  She naturally sings similar.  Additionally, her passion for The Cranberries music truly captivates the audience along with the band’s energy!


Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones is “The Ultimate Tribute 2 Prince.”  Dressed 2 the 9's, Dean Ford embodies Prince with every fiber of his being, giving the audience a show as close as you will ever get to the real thing.  Ford and company perform all the hits, including the “Purple Rain” album in its entirety.  But, it's more than just the songs. He's got the look, the moves, and the sounds down jaw-droppingly well. So well, you'll forget it's only a tribute.


Autumnfest Entertainment Coordinator Steve Laramee said, “I am very happy with this year’s eclectic mix of wonderful acts.  We always look forward to bringing a combination of fantastic musical, dance and variety acts to the Autumnfest Main Stage.”


Below is the schedule of the 2023 Autumnfest Entertainment Schedule.  A Fireworks display will be launched on Sunday October 8th at 9:00 PM.  For more information please visit the website,



Saturday October 7, 2023


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Trigger South                                               Country Music

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM     Opening Ceremonies

12:30 PM– 1:30 PM        Trigger South                                                Country Music

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM         Kim Oakes in Memory of Chris Medina        Autumnfest Staple

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM         Krylo Dance Studio                                       Dance

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM         Jkidz                                                             Positive Hip-Hop for Kids

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM         Minute to Win It                                            Game Show Fun

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM         Amber Rose                                                 Local Rock Music

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM         Catnip Junkies                                             New Orleans Swing

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM         Set Up & Sound Check

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM         Linger                                                          The Cranberries Tribute Band


Sunday October 8, 2023


12:00 PM – 1:30 PM       Leaf Jumpers                                             Alternative Rock

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM         Dance & Beyond                                        Dance

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM         Sammy Vaughn PWT                                Praise & Worship Dance Team

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM         Number Nine                                             The Beatles Tribute Band

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM         Minute to Win It                                         Game Show Fun

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM         Platinum Thrill                                            Local Rock Music

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM         Josh Kerwin                                               Solo Performer

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM         Set Up & Sound Check 

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM         Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones               Prince Tribute Band


Monday October 9, 2023


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM       School of Rock                                         Kid Rock Band

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM         Minute to Win It                                        Game Show Fun

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM         Timeless                                                   Local Cover Band

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM         Closing Ceremonies

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM         So Lucky                                                   Dave Matthews Tribute Band