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Rhode Island Folk Festival

The RHODE ISLAND FOLK FESTIVAL is a FREE music festival featuring some of the finest folk, acoustic, and Americana singer-songwriter acts in Rhode Island and beyond. On Sunday, August 28, we'll be holding the eighth annual festival at the beautiful Rose Larisa Park in East Providence! Rose Larisa Park offers water views, close proximity to the East Bay Bike Path, and ample room to spread out.

Organizers will be following all local and state regulations to keep the audience and artists as safe as possible. We need your help to make this festival happen and keep it FREE and accessible to all! Please watch our video and read below for more information, and visit

Your donation will help to fund festival costs essential to a great day of music, including:

* Compensating musicians
* Licenses and insurance
* Sound equipment and sound techs
* "Facilities"
* Staging and tents
* And more!

Our initial GoFundMe goal of $3,000 is only a fraction of what it costs to put on the festival. The more money we have, the more we can do!

All donations will go directly to Hear in Rhode Island, a 501(c)(3), arts organization that produces the Rhode Island Folk Festival and other music events throughout Rhode Island. Corporate sponsorships and grants will also help to fund the festival.

We hope you can join us on August 28, 2022, for the seventh annual Rhode Island Folk Festival!



  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 2 yrs
  • William Callahan
    • $10 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
  • Scott Haggerty
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • William Monroe
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs


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