slides: Images of Rhythm and Roots 2017

Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Photos courtesy of Rick Farrell, Mojo Photography

The 20th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival electrified its audience with a sensory filled Labor Day weekend at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI. In addition to a full array of top-notch music, there was plenty of dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts, family activities, camping, and a wide assortment of artisans and eclectic food trucks.

The atmosphere was laid back, yet energetic and filled with positive vibes. Friday and Saturday fueled the feel-good festivities by providing some beautiful weather. Although Sunday began with some heavy rains, it did not deter the festival's hardcore music loving crowd. By mid afternoon the sun had finally arrived, bringing with it some apropos rainbows to cap off a wonderful weekend of good times and great music. 

Three stages supplied a full bevy of non-stop authentic roots music. In addition to the strong zydeco music presence, there were also some fantastic acts leaning towards blues, country, folk, and even swing.

Highlights of the chock-filled weekend included The Mavericks, Roseanne Cash, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Marcia Ball, The New Orleans Suspects, Little Feat's Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, Los Texmaniacs, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, and Rhode Island's own Sarah Potenza. GoLocalProv was there to bring it all to you.

 See the slideshow below for photos

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