On their new album, Ionia, blazing hot Michigan roots ensemble Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys rest on the cusp of change, poised at that moment where everything shifts into high gear and time rushes forward. As a tight-as-hardwood stringband, these ace players know how to sustain this moment expertly, relishing the tension between the past, which keeps pulling them backwards, and the future they’re about to rush into.
Sat, Mar 28, 8:00 pm (doors at 7)
933 Anthony Road
$20 advance /$23 at the door
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys Website
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The roving Common Fence Music Crew offers
concerts & workshops of folk, roots and world music
at The Picnic Series:
Common Fence Point Community Hall
933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI
in Newport, RI:
Common Fence Music at Channing Church
135 Pelham Street
Common Fence Music at Salve Regina University Bazarsky Hall, 100 Ochre Point Avenue
schools and after-school locations
around Newport County
About The Picnic Series:
Also referred to as an indoor winter picnic, and "the folk tailgate party" as observed by Geoff Muldaur; this tradition developed in the early days of the series at the home of most of our shows on 933 Anthony Road,
Common Fence Point, Portsmouth, RI.
In a relaxed and convivial atmosphere, folks share
conversation as they pass around appetizers and entrées before
settling in to enjoy the evening's program . . . a memorable night's
entertainment that won't break the budget.
Don't Forget Your Picnic Basket!
Our kitchen offers home-made soups & baked goods, soft drinks, coffee & tea.
Connecting the Beats
Connecting the Beats: Bringing African and Afro-Caribbean Percussion Music to the Youth of Newport County, which owes its success to The Newport County Fund of the Rhode Island Foundation has been received with great enthusiasm and will continue in the Fall /Winter of 2014-15 with Support from The Newport County Fund, The Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, The New England Foundation for the Arts, The Newport Festival Foundation and The William H. Brown Fund.
The first workshop will be held on October 8 at 4:15 p.m. at the York Street Clubhouse of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County.
Contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the program this fall.
Obuamah Addy of Ghana, West Africa, and students performing at The Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, Park Holm location.
Park Holm after-school aspiring drummers
Lydia Perez, Puerto Rican singer, dancer and percussionist with two young dancers in the Portsmouth Action for Youth after-school program at Hathaway School
Tony Fonseca of All Hands Drumming at the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, Church Street location
All Hands Drumming at the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, Church Street location
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The board and volunteers deeply appreciate the support of its faithful public; individual and family trust donors; Rhode Island State Council on the Arts RISCA provider of general operating support; contributors to The Newport County Fund of The Rhode Island Foundation RIF/NCF funder of Connecting the Beats: Bringing African & African-Caribbean Drumming to the Youth of Newport County; and New England Foundation for the Arts NEFA, occasional underwriter of concerts and workshops.
Things you can do on the Common Fence Music website:
What is Common Fence Music?
Fence Music is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.
Common Fence Music began as an activity of the Common Fence Point Improvement Association in 1993 but became a separate organization soon after. Today we work side by side with our friends in the Association to keep the hall vibrant for all who rent the room for various functions. Common Fence Point Improvement Association Community
Hall is a special place as this neighborhood community gathering spot was built as a country music dance hall and it has great live sound. The atmosphere
is congenial with tables fanning out around the stage. And, there is plenty of free parking.
Common Fence Music Showcases the Best in
and World Music.
Take a Chance on Something New. . .
You Won't be Disappointed!