Carrie Rodriguez

She rocked the crowd at this year’s Narrows Festival of the Arts. This visit, this 20-something singer/songwriter/fiddler brings with her a great new CD ‘She Ain’t Me’ that has been getting rave reviews.


New England has long had a rich tradition of Celtic-inspired music. Having celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2008, the Rhode Island- based ensemble Pendragon has embraced that tradition and created a timeless sound of its own, performing roots music with an unmistakable contemporary edge. Join the band for a pre-St. Patrick’s Day night of high-energy tunes and step dancing and beautiful songs. Past tributes include three straight Boston Music Award nominations for Outstanding Celtic Act. Pendragon was voted Rhode Island’s Best Celtic Act in the 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005 MOTIF Magazine Music Poll and has been voted Best Local Folk Act of the Year in the Providence Phoenix’ Best Music Poll eight times.

Justin Roberts

Some of the most inspired and intelligent kids lyrics ever.’ ‘ Like a scene from ‘Groundhog Day,’ the event repeats itself over and over. Bass and drums pound out the beat in perfect unison. Bodies spring to their feet and rush the stage; jumping, dancing and bouncing off each other like bumper cars. The concertgoers behave like children. Which is no surprise because they are children, participating in the kiddie mosh pit found at nearly every Justin Roberts concert. Justin Roberts is truly one of the ‘all-stars’ of the indie family music scene. He logs thousands of miles on the road each year, leading some to call him the hardest working man in children’s show business. With national awards and recognition and a devoted fan base, Justin and his wonderfully named bandmates ‘The Not Ready for Naptime Players’ dish out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.