Labor Day Weekend – Charlestown, Rhode Island
August 30, 31st, September 1 2019
Thank you to all who made the 21stR & R Festival one to remember!
People often ask me how one family can put together Rhythm & Roots every year, and I always say that our passion for roots music is the driving force, but it’s the volunteers who do the heavy lifting.
Coordinating three days of music and dancing, with 1,500 campers, dozens of musicians on three stages and numerous food vendors and artisans, involves handling literally thousands of tasks at Ninigret Park, big and small. If not for our extended family of 300+ volunteers, it just couldn’t happen. I thank each one of you.
Thanks also go to the fans who come back year after year, making plans even before they know the lineup. Nothing makes me happier than introducing music lovers to something new. That’s why I enjoy bringing up-and-coming acts to Rhythm & Roots, like teenage blues phenoms from Newfoundland, Canada, Nick Earle and Joe Coffin, along with longtime crowd favorites, Taj Mahal, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Asleep at the Wheel, Donna the Buffalo, Dustbowl Revival and so many others.
The weather could not have been better this year, making everyone’s job easier. Once again, the amazing musicians, sponsors, vendors and volunteers came together to create a musical experience that will be talked about for years to come. We’re already planning for the 22nd Rhythm & Roots, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2019. Let us know who you’d like to hear, and we’ll keep you informed as the lineup develops.
Chuck, Deb and the entire extended Wentworth family
Dance floor at the main stage under the big screen was stellar!! – Annie
Every year you put on a great outdoor festival..! come from New Jersey to attend ..Looking forward to 2018….Thank you! – Michael
The lineup was amazing with Jeffery Broussard, Horace Trahan, and the Pine Leaf boys…The food vendors were excellent..My kids enjoyed the bubble makers – Steve
Food is better than any festival other than NO Jazzfest, IMHO.
My first time and loved everything ! Great music, Friendly helpful staff and volunteers; loved the dancing!
All around festival experience is always great!
Great family venue. Feel that its a fun, safe place for kids. Food is always great. – Judith
Best Festival in all of New England… perhaps beyond! – Darcy