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19th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival
September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2016
Ninigret Park - Charlestown, Rhode Island

A Message from the Rhythmn & Roots Founder/Producer

Lagniappe Productions welcomes you to Rhythm & Roots 2016.  Starting in 1981, our mission has been to bring the best in roots music to Rhode Island over each and every Labor Day weekend.  

This year will be no exception. The Rhythm Stage will feature a number of highlight artists such as Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Lucinda Williams, the Taj Mahal Trio, The David Grisman Sextet, Dave and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Matt Andersen & the Bona Fide and many more.  

Over the past 36 years, this festival has garnered the reputation for introducing our audience to great, new young talent destined to be stars in the future.  This year about two thirds of our performers will be appearing at R&R for the first time and we guarantee that they will astound you.  Not to be missed are HONEYHONEY, Hat Fitz and Cara, The Honeycutters and all the other newcomers.  On the Roots Stage, our evening performances will include the “Ladies of Roots Music”,  “ Rhythm and Roots Rookies”, “Gulf Coast Sessions” and an “All Star Western Swing Throwdown”.  Daytime sets will feature a wide array of artists in a more intimate setting.  

Our Dance Stage will be jumping and grooving as always starting on Friday night with a two hour set from Donna the Buffalo and friends.  Steve Riley will introduce his new ensemble, Orchestre Royal, which will feature Roddie Romero, Kevin Wimmer, Eric Adcock and others.  2015 Grammy nomines, The Revelers will be back due to popular demand. Zydeco music will be well represented by Nathan & the Cha-Chas and first timer, Cedryl Ballou and his Trendsetters.  

Rhythm & Roots 2016 promises to be one of the best ever.  Make your plans now to spend Labor day weekend with us at Ninigret Park in beautiful Charlestown RI.  - Chuck Wentworth





w/ Steve Riley, Roddie Romero, Kevin Wimmer, Eric Adcock and others

Matt Andersen & the Bona Fide 
The Knickerbocker All Stars 
Sarah Potenza 
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas 
Duke Robillard 
Uncle Earl Reunion 
Dustbowl Revival 
Roomful of Blues 
The Revelers 
The Honeycutters 
Los Texmaniacs 
Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur      
Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters 
Just Us Western Swing All Stars 
Waylon Thibodeaux 
Hat Fitz & Cara 
Willie J Laws 
Ed Poullard & Preston Frank
Johnny Nicholas
The Huntress & the Holder of Hands
David Greely
The Suitcase Junket
Guthrie Brown & the Family Tree 
Jesse Lege
The Quiet Life
Kelsey Waldon
Occidental Gypsy Jazz Band 
Longshot Voodoo

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