Saturday, September 9, 2023
Saugatucket Park High St. & Main St. in Wakefield
Noon - 10:30pm
Presented by 300th South Kingstown Anniversary Committee in partnership with the South County Art Association, Hera Gallery, Field of Artisans & Local Volunteers. This is a free all-day event. During the day from 12-6pm, the festival will bring together more than 40 artisans, as well as performances, demonstrations, children’s activities, local breweries and food trucks. At night from 6:30-10:30pm, music comes alive with lineup of bands featuring Dudemanbro, Guess Method, and TJ & the Campers.
To keep up to date with all the activities, visit our Facebook Event Page and let us know you'll be there!
SCAA will be there selling our members art, doing pottery demonstrations and talking about our classes. Come visit our tent and say hello to our staff!
Field of Artisans has curated an assortment of artists specializing in all mediums including textiles, jewelry, painting, woodworking and more.
Hera Gallery has put together a self-guided Open Studios Tour from 11am - 5pm in which you'll have the opportunity to visit artists in their South Kingstown art studios.
12:00 Jennifer Prete School of Dance
Offers dancers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to grow in both recreational and competitive settings.
12:45 Yootây Singers
A traditional drum group, featuring members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Community, was formed in 2019 to provide both music and healing.
1:20 GEAR Productions
GEAR Productions (Give Everyone A Role)/SK kids sing-along, featuring Mrs. Christine Pierce, is a theater company that believes the performing arts should not be reserved for just those who pass the audition. Instead, any child who wishes to participate, can and does!
2:00 Tir Na Nog Irish Dance
Tir Na Nog Dance’s mission is to teach children and adults of all ages the traditions of Irish Dance in a fun, loving, and family-oriented environment.
2:45 Ladies of the Rolling Pin
Stirring things up since 1998, the Ladies of the Rolling Pin are a women’s dance team with their twist on Border Morris. They love to share their modern and fun takes on the traditional English dance form and make audiences smile.
Since 2010, TropiGals has been conquering the hearts of New England with a show, a swipe of lipstick, and a smile to bring a level of entertainment gone by in the films, supper clubs and USO shows of yesteryear.
4:15 Yohanna Escamilla
Yohanna Escamilla, a native of Bogotá, Colombia, has dedicated the last 15 years of her life to learn, perform, and teach the Art of Flamenco dance.
5:00 TJ & the Campers
Good friends since high school, TJ & the Campers started writing and recording in a basement studio. Their sound is inspired by Ska Punk of the 90s and early 2000s, and fuses the energy of friends who have been playing alongside each other for years.
6:00 The Water Project
A local surf style, punk rock, reggae band.
7:00 Afua Ansong Poetry Reading
Afua Ansong is a Ghanaian American writer, dancer, and photographer. Her work interrogates the challenges of the African immigrant in the United States, exploring themes of transition, citizenship, and identity.
7:30 Rory O’Neill
Rory O’Neill, a musician who gained popularity during Season 19 of "American Idol" is a Nashville-based pop musician formerly from South Kingstown.
8:30 Guess Method
Guess Method is a dance inducing Indie-Funk powerhouse that started at URI and now tours throughout New England.
Starting in Narragansett, Dudemanbro has grown into a six-piece band that delivers a progressive reggae-rock fusion vibe.
Also featuring throughout the day, the RI Bucket Drummers and Big Nazo!