Dates Announced For 35th Annual HeritageFest
East Providence Heritage Days Inc. is pleased to announce that the 35th Annual HeritageFest will be held at the Pierce Athletic Complex on July 17-19, 2015. Festival hours are Friday, July 17 from 6-11pm, Saturday, July 18 from 3-11pm and Sunday, July 19 from 3-10pm. For many years Heritage featured a Sunday morning 5mile road race. This year we are bringing that segment back by partnering with the Narragansett Bay Half Marathon and 5k. Race directors Geoff Smith and Charles Breagy promise an exciting event for Sunday morning, July 19th. The race will begin at Pierce and end in the stadium with a free concert by The Copacetics (Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae). Online race registration can be completed at www.nbhalf.com/register.
As an arts institution, East Providence Heritage Days Inc.(EPHD) this year will celebrate 35 years of building community by providing the very best artistic and cultural opportunities for public involvement; experiences that enrich perspectives and stimulate the intellect while providing personal enjoyment. In commemorating this milestone our board of directors has decided this year to return to our roots as an oldies festival. The evening concert on Saturday, July 18th will include national recording artists The Mystics (“Hushabye”), Larry Chance and the Earls (“Remember Then”, “I Believe”) and Eddie Holman (“Hey There Lonely Girl”, “I Love You”). All three of these iconic artists from the 50’s-60’s have graced the stage of many a PBS special.
One of country music’s hottest new acts Nathan Osmond (yes, Donnie & Marie’s nephew) will headline the Sunday, July 19th evening concert. His four latest singles, ("Sweet," "The Tailgate Song," "There's A Whole Lot About A Woman" (with Country legend, Jack Greene) & "Stars & Stripes" have all hit #1 on several Country charts. His music videos have been seen on many National music networks including CMT & GAC. Nathan was recently nominated as New Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year by the New Music awards in Los Angeles. Twin sisters, Debbie & Carrie Moore, known as country duo, Moore & Moore will join Osmond. They have shared the stage with many industry notables, performed at the Grand Ole Opry along with an extensive tour with the Statler Brothers. Moore & Moore have written #1 songs and have received numerous awards including “Country Duo of the Year” and "International Entertainer of the Year”. Their success has prompted appearances on a variety of television shows on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, WTBS, TNN/Heartland, GAC, CMT, RFD & the BBC. Local Rhode Island favorite The Becky Chace Band will be on hand to round out the bill.
HeritageFest will kick off on Friday, July 17th with a “Battle of the Bands”. Details on this event will be posted to our web site www.epheritagedays.com and to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/epheritage. Local artists are encouraged to apply.