Music Festivals in Rhode Island

There are music festivals in Rhode Island for everyone that cover all genres from rock to EDM and everything in between.

We hope this list of music festivals in Rhode Island helps you find the festival experience you are looking for. We are always adding to this list of festivals so be sure to check back from time to time. If there is a music festival we have missed, be sure to send us an email and we will get it added to the list.

Newport Folk Festival

The Newport Folk Festival is a 60-year strong annual music festival tradition of Newport, Rhode Island. While the name says folk, the lineup features many more genres outside of folk. This is a 3-day event that can’t be missed.

If you’re in the city in July, check out the venue!

Newport Jazz Festival

Another long tradition of Newport, Rhode Island, the Newport Jazz Festival is a 3-day event featuring the nation’s most renowned jazz musicians! Held in at the Fort Adams State Park each July, you’ll be sorry if you miss out on this gem.

Rhythm & Roots Festival

For 3-days the Rhythm & Roots Festival takes place in the month of September in Charlestown, Rhode Island. This festival is a low key rager. You’ll find some wild ones out there looking for some good music, good booze, and good vibes.

Rhode Island Music & Arts Festival

The Rhode Island Music and Arts Festival is just that, an annual music and arts festival at the waterfront India Point Park in downtown Providence. You’ll get a variety of musicians from this event, but mainly the alt and indie scene. This is a 1-day event in the month of September, so mark your calendar!

Folk Festival

Each late August in Providence, Rhode Island, the Folk Festival is there serving you quality free folk music from the island’s best local folk musicians. This event takes place for 1-day so take advantage of this free riverside event.

We have compiled this comprehensive list of music festivals in Rhode Island, if there are any that we’ve missed that you would like us to add please contact us.


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