Pure Prairie League
Saturday May 14, 8pm
From their beginnings in mid-Sixties Ohio as a group of friends playing cover tunes to the present-day unit featuring founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, propulsive drummer Scott Thompson and guitar ace Donnie Clark, PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE continues to embellish the rich 43-year history of one of Country-Rock’s pioneering forces. As one reviewer recently wrote: “PPL’s sound combines sweet memories with edgy, contemporary muscle. Their vocals are as strong as Kentucky moonshine and the musicianship and performance skills are as sharp as a straight razor”.
Their eponymous first album - featuring the Norman Rockwell/Saturday Evening Post cover that introduced fans to PPL’s trademark cowpoke “Sad Luke” - has been hailed as a “major early influence in the emerging popularity of Country-Rock music”. Their second effort, the multiplatinum “Bustin’ Out” brought us the Craig Fuller-penned classic “Amie”, along with other gems of the genre. With “Two Lane Highway”, nine more albums and countless shows, a legacy has been forged and enriched during the ‘70s and 80’s, highlighting contributions from several noteworthy members, including original co-founder George Ed Powell, Cincinnati’s legendary Goshorn Brothers, Country Hall of Famers Gary Burr and Vince Gill, award-winning writer Jeff Wilson (3 Top-20 singles) and a host of other guest appearances from Chet Atkins, Johnny Gimble, Emmy Lou Harris, David Sanborn, Eagle Don Felder, Nicolette Larson, and many more.
Now in their fifth decade, Pure Prairie League continues to lead the way for the new generation of Country/Rockers such as Keith Urban, Nickel Creek, Wilco, Counting Crows and so many others that cite PPL as a major influence. As crisp and clean as spring water and as comfortable as a well-worn cowboy shirt, Pure Prairie League still brings it all back home.
Tickets on sale now. Pure Prairie League best known for their hits "Amie" and "Let Me Love You Tonight" are playing Misquamicut Springfest. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
presented by WCTY and the Westerly Hospital
Will Evans and Rising Tide
Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary song writer, drummer, and front man for the roots rock outfit Barefoot Truth. Will recorded four full length albums and several EP’s of his original music with the band. Their most recent release, “Carry Us On”, debuted at #10 on the iTunes Rock Chart. With Barefoot Truth now on an extended hiatus, Will has opened a new chapter in his musical journey.
His first solo release landed him in Entertainment Weekly as being right on target in the “Bullseye Of The Week” and warranted a #4 spot on the Northeast Billboards. Will’s entry into the Guitar Center sponsored “Search For The Next Great American Songwriter” also brought him national attention. Out of over 10,000 entrants, he was chosen as one of the nation’s top ten finalists.
In October of 2015, while on a national tour as direct support to Trevor Hall, Will released his sophomore album, “Signal Flares”, and is currently touring in support of the album. With topics such as the album’s opener “Do It For The Love”, and “To Be Human”, it is clear that the singer-songwriter is once again speaking from his heart, advocating his own socially-conscious messages of love and inclusion.
In his live performances, Will uses his impressive looping skills to combine his drumming background with his highly energized and entertaining acoustic style. When Will is on stage, the crowds always get to their feet and he always gets to their hearts. Will has shared the stage with many top artists including Crosby and Nash, Grace Potter, Bruce Hornsby, Rusted Root, Trevor Hall, Donavon Frankenreiter, Railroad Earth and members of Dispatch.
As its name suggests, Mass-Conn-Fusion draws its talent from both sides of the Massachusetts-Connecticut border. The group has an extensive repertoire featuring Motown, R&B, Jazz and Blues hits of the 60's right up to the present.
Mass-Conn-Fusion is a pleasing professional act with musical credentials to match its charisma. Whether lending its talent to a nightclub, a wedding, a corporate banquet or an outdoor celebration, Mass-Conn-Fusion keeps the dance floor in motion.
Friday, May 13
5:00 - 8:00 Green Tea
8:30-10:30 Will Evans & Rising Tide
6:00 - 9:00 Trish The Dish & Dog Schatzi
6:30 - 8:30 Matica Arts - Unicycle & stilt/Hoop
5:00 - 5:25 BikeStuntShow
5:30 - 5:40 Trish The Dish & Dog Schatzi
5:45 - 6:00 Rhythm Dance Center Competition Team
6:05 - 6:30 BikeStuntShow
6:45 - 6:55 Trish The Dish & Dog Schatzi
7:00 - 8:00 Keifers Martial Arts Demonstration
8:05 - 9:30 BikeStuntShow
9:45 - 10:45 Matica Arts - Fire dancing, spinning. Fire hoop, unicycle, fire juggling
5:00 - 7:00 Justin Harris
7:30 - 10:30 Nina J
Saturday, May 14
11:30-1:30 Rey from Star Wars - Jedi Training
1:45 - 2:45 Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure
3:00 - 3:45 Bjorn the Magician
4:00 - 5:00 Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure
5:15 - 6:00 Bjorn the Magician
6:15 -7:00 The Gentlemen Songsters
7:15 -7:45 Coach Roger and Uncle Bob
8:00 - 9:30 Pure Prairie League Featuring the hits “Amie” and “Let Me Love You Tonight” (Reserved seating available 401-322-1026)
1:00 - 3:00 Pinnacle Wrestling Entertainment presents Heavyweight Champion "Royalty" William King defends his championship against "The American Luchadore" Cinco Estrella
3:10 - 3:20 Trish The Dish & Dog Schatzi
3:30 - 5:00 Premier Entertainment - DJ
5:05 - 5:10 Trish The Dish & Dog Schatzi
5:15 -6:15 Premier Entertainment - Country Line Dancing
6:30 - 7:30 Keith Leaf - Amazing Fire Juggler
7:30 - 8:30 Keifers Martial Arts Demonstration
8:30 - 9:30 Keith Leaf - Amazing Fire Juggler
9:45 - 10:45 Premier Entertainment – DJ
11:00-3:00 Classic Car Show with The Doc and Mike English from 102.3FM The Wolf
3:30 - 6:00 Jose "Panman" Costa
6:15 - 8:15 Nina J
8:30 - 10:30 Mike Rogoff
1:00 - 4:00 Elvis
11:00 - 9:00 Trish The Dish & Dog Schatzi
5:15 - 6:00 The Gentlemen Songsters
Sunday, May 15
11:30 - 12:30 Mass-Conn Fusion
12:45 - 1:30 The Julie & Brownie Show
1:45 - 2:45 Mass-Conn Fusion
3:00 - 3:45 The Julie & Brownie Show
4:00 - 5:00 Mass-Conn Fusion
12:00 - 12:30 Robert Clarke - Magician, Juggler, Funny Guy
12:35 - 12:40 Trish The Dish & Dog Schatzi
12:45 -1:30 Judi Jones - Interactive Dancin' with Hoops
1:35 - 1:40 Trish The Dish & Dog Schatzi
1:45 - 2:15 Robert Clarke - Magician, Juggler, Funny Guy
2:20 - 2:25 Trish The Dish & Dog Schatzi
2:30 - 2:50 Judi Jones - Interactive Dancin' with Hoops
3:00 - 3:30 Robert Clarke - Magician, Juggler, Funny Guy
3:45 - 4:30 Judi Jones - Interactive Dancin' with Hoops
11:00-3:00 Classic Car Show with Drive-by DJ and Mike English 102.3FM The Wolf
3:00 - 5:00 Jose "Panman" Costa on Steel Drums
12:00 - 5:00 Trish The Dish & Dog Schatzi
1:00 - 4:00 Elvis
12:00 - 3:00 The Westerly Morris Men