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19th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival
September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2016
Ninigret Park - Charlestown, Rhode Island


A Message from the Rhythmn & Roots Founder/Producer

Lagniappe Productions welcomes you to Rhythm & Roots 2016.  Starting in 1981, our mission has been to bring the best in roots music to Rhode Island over each and every Labor Day weekend.  

This year will be no exception. The Rhythm Stage will feature a number of highlight artists such as Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Lucinda Williams, the Taj Mahal Trio, The David Grisman Sextet, Dave and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Matt Andersen & the Bona Fide and many more.  

Over the past 36 years, this festival has garnered the reputation for introducing our audience to great, new young talent destined to be stars in the future.  This year about two thirds of our performers will be appearing at R&R for the first time and we guarantee that they will astound you.  Not to be missed are HONEYHONEY, Hat Fitz and Cara, The Honeycutters and all the other newcomers.  On the Roots Stage, our evening performances will include the “Ladies of Roots Music”,  “ Rhythm and Roots Rookies”, “Gulf Coast Sessions” and an “All Star Western Swing Throwdown”.  Daytime sets will feature a wide array of artists in a more intimate setting.  

Our Dance Stage will be jumping and grooving as always starting on Friday night with a two hour set from Donna the Buffalo and friends.  Steve Riley will introduce his new ensemble, Orchestre Royal, which will feature Roddie Romero, Kevin Wimmer, Eric Adcock and others.  2015 Grammy nomines, The Revelers will be back due to popular demand. Zydeco music will be well represented by Nathan & the Cha-Chas and first timer, Cedryl Ballou and his Trendsetters.  

Rhythm & Roots 2016 promises to be one of the best ever.  Make your plans now to spend Labor day weekend with us at Ninigret Park in beautiful Charlestown RI.  - Chuck Wentworth

BRUCE HORNSBY & THE NOISEMAKERS

LUCINDA WILLIAMS

TAJ MAHAL TRIO 

THE DAVID GRISMAN SEXTET 
 DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN w/ THE GUILTY ONES
DONNA THE BUFFALO
ORCHESTRE  ROYAL 

w/ Steve Riley, Roddie Romero, Kevin Wimmer, Eric Adcock and others

Matt Andersen & the Bona Fide
 
The Knickerbocker All Stars

Sarah Potenza

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas

Duke Robillard

Un
cle Earl Reunion 

Dustbowl Revival

Roomful of Blues 

The Revelers 

HONEYHONEY 

The Honeycutters 

Los Texmaniacs 

Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur      

Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters 

Just Us Western Swing All Stars 

Waylon Thibodeaux 

Hat Fitz & Cara 

Willie J Laws 

Ed Poullard & Preston Frank

Johnny Nicholas

The Huntress & the Holder of Hands

David Greely

The Suitcase Junket

Guthrie Brown & the Family Tree 

Jesse Lege

The Quiet Life

Kelsey Waldon

Occidental Gypsy 

Longshot Voodoo
Magnolia
Planet Zydeco

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