The 39th Annual East Providence Heritage Festival
July 12th-14th at Pierce Field
The 39th Annual East Providence HeritageFest will take place July 12-14 this year at Pierce Memorial Field. The event will have live music, a midway, food, craft and business vendors plus non-profit exhibits, and other family fun. It will run from 6-11 on Friday, 2:30-11 on Saturday and 3-10:00 on Sunday.
The festival is known to be a "Townie Homecoming Weekend," bringing members of the community together. You won't want to miss this weekend full of good music, food, art and fun!
For tickets visit www.epheritagedays.com
$10 Advance Weekend Pass or $5/day
Children 12 & under are FREE!
Tyler & Ryan
Friday, July 12th at 6:30 PM
Tyler, age 25, and Ryan, age 23, are two quickly growing stars from Bristol. They are both singer-songwriters, though Ryan usually leads vocals. The two started their YouTube channel in 2010 and now have 150k subscribers, called Falcoanators, and 15 million views. They also have 42k monthly Spotify listeners. They upload weekly covers to their channel, which is called Tyler & Ryan. The two also recently had birthdays, Tyler’s was at end of March and Ryan’s was mid June; happy belated guys! They’re opening the festival this year at 6:30!
Brendan Rush & Bella Hannah
Friday, July 12th at 7:15 PM
Brendan Rush is back! The 18 year old was the first rapper at HeritageFest two years ago, and this year, he’s performing with Bella Hannah. Brendan uploads his songs to YouTube, including “The Takeover” and “Halloween” which have received thousands of views. He’s another quickly growing artist, this year teaming up with singer-songwriter Bella Hannah. Bella sings and raps, collaborating with Brendan in songs such as “Can’t Turn Back Now,” and “Halloween.”
Friday, July 12th at 8:00 PM
Psycle is a four piece rock and roll band that travels all over New England (and occasionally Canada) performing a wide variety of songs. The band includes Seth Salois (vocals and guitar), Jay Spynes (drums), Mike Katz (bass and vocals), and Joe Nicolazzo (lead guiatar). I reached out to the band when I found their Instagram, asking if they wanted to share anything about the upcoming event. "We as a band are so excited to have the opportunity to play the Heritage Festival. We have seen many great local and national artists over the years so being able to bring our music to that stage is amazing.”
Friday, July 12th at 9:00 PM
Dirty Deeds is an AC/DC tribute band, named after the song Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. The band has been touring for over 20 years now and the work hard to recreate the unique tone of the memorable band exactly. Bob Conti is the lead vocalist, with Chris Longo on drums, Chris Rapoza on bass guitar, Mike Joly on rhythm guitar, and their newest member Matt Shane on guitar as well. This band has won Motif Magazine’s “Best Tribute Act” every year since 2014; that’s 6 years!
Saturday, July 13th at 3:00 PM
Let’s get this out of the way, what the heck is a Whodo? According to Urban Dictionary, its an “extremely old, or wrecked car that the owner still drives like its new.” This Americana band has dubbed itself as a “good bar band.” The band started with Walter Barlow on guitar and vocals, and Joe Chirico on lead guitar, keyboard, and vocals. Walter’s oldest son joined them for while, but unfortunately had to leave, prompting Scot “Skip” Harris to join on bass and vocals. The band also welcomed Bob Drouin, who plays several instruments such as the fiddle and bouzouki (that’s a string instrument from Greece that looks like an Avacado shaped guitar with a long neck). They will be leading as the first Saturday performance!
Saturday, July 13th at 44:00 PM
The Heritage Festival is proud to present our local El Guapo band conceived by the dynamic, selfless and most handsome Bill Hurley. They will be gracing the stage on Saturday, July 13 @ 4pm. Our El Guapo is a Progressive Cover Band playing songs from the Stones to Steely, and from Edgar to Zeppelin.
Michael Crabtree- Keyboards, Vocals
Joe Caron- Guitars, Guitars, Guitars... Vocals
William J. Hurley- Bass, Vocals
Mark Rodrigues- Percussion
Saturday, July 13th at 5:30 PM
Shryne is a radiant band, delivering an energetic sound to the stage. They blend todays pop sound with the influence of classic rock. There are a handful of multitalented members including Jon Brennan (lead vocals, keyboard, guitar), Alex Tirrell (keyboard, vocals), Ben Tirrell (guitar, vocals), Andrew Sharp (bass, guitar), and Kevin Pereira (drums). The band has won several awards, including Band of the Year and Best Break-Thru Band of the Year!
Who’s Next: The Ultimate WHO Tribute
Saturday, July 13th at 6:30 PM
This group works incredibly hard to mimic The WHO band. Each member has exact replicas, and according to their page, their fans claim that each has a distinct likeness to their counterpart. Bill Carell is Pete Townshend, rocking the guitar with Dave Macdonald on Vocals as Roger Daltrey aka Roger From Oz. Mike Conte is on bass as John Entwhistle or The Ox and Rick Saveres is Keith Moon aka The Loon, “Moonie” on drums. The band has been recognized as the best The Who tribute band in the world.
The Blushing Brides
Saturday, July 13th at 9:00 PM
This group was formed around 1979 and started off with their favorite band’s music: The Rolling Stones. Since then, the members have journeyed through different music and artists, but have journeyed back to their original tracks. There are two guitarists, Paul Martin and James Green, was well as a bass player Van Dijk. Richard or “Rocco” Berthiaume is their drummer and Maurice Raymond is the vocalist. The band has toughed through some rough times, but now they’re here to show off their talent together.
They Were Robots!
Sunday, July 14th at 3:30 PM
This band is only a few years old, based out of Providence. There are six members, consisting of Matt Smith (bass), Keith Harriman (trombone), Alex Colburn (trumpet, french horn), Tim Eskey 9drums/percussion), Chris Mitchell (keyboard, lead vocals), and Mike Cirino (lead vocals, guitar). This band likes to be wild and fun: you can even tell from their Facebook page! They play Experimental and Alt Rock, but describe it as “your music collection falling down a flight of stairs.” They even say that the enjoy “creating music and confusing the living daylights out of people while doing it.” They haven even offered accounts about creating their band, talking about how the search for a drummer gave them a trombone player instead. This fun band is the beginning of the end of HeritageFest 2019!
Sunday, July 14th at 4:15 PM
If you have been reading for a while, you know that I like to clear up words and phrases that people may not be too familiar. So, “heavy soul,” where did that come from? The band members share different backgrounds in music. Christina Lacoste, the lead vocalist, shares a background in soul and blues with her band mate and lead guitarist Fran McConville. However, bass player Xander Hayes and drummer Josh Cuadra both grew from heavier rock, hence the description “heavy soul.” The group performs original songs and cover, inspired by artists like Stevie Wonder and Hiatus Kaiyote. As Christina told the Boston Voyager, “Music is for everyone and it’s supposed to bring us together in a common space.”
Legacy Band & Show
Sunday, July 14th at 5:00 PM
This band performs a wide variety of music including covers of Current Top 40 Dance hits, Contemporary R & B, Classic Old School R & B, Neo Soul, Modern Soul and Quiet Storm. Quiet storm is a genre of music performed in a smooth and romantic way, influenced by jazz. Legacy is a seven piece band. Members include David Cherry (lead vocals), Joe Benton (vocals, rhythm guitar), Phil Pegg - (vocals, rhythm guitar), Daniel “DJ” Calloway (drummer), Michael Vanover - (lead vocals), Matt Passeroni (bass), and Joe Godfrey (keyboard).
The Luis Neves Show
Sunday, July 14th at 7:00 PM
Luis Neves is from Lisbon, Portugal and brought his culture and music to the USA in 1970. With him is Sergio Craveiro, Jason Craveiro, John Franco, and Ricky Almedia on guitar, drums, and keys. To quote Luis, "we're all about having a good time doing what we do best. As long as everyone is smiling, dancing and having a good time, we're happy.“ Unfortunately, the band is closing at the end of this year, but Neves hopes to start a new adventure in 2020.
Luis Neves é de Lisboa, Portugal e trouxe a cultura dele e a música para o Estados Unidos em 1970. Com ele está Sergio Craveiro, Jason Craveiro, John Franco e Ricky Almedia na guitarra, bateria e teclado. Para citar Luis, "Gostamos de nos divertir fazendo o que fazemos melhor. Enquanto todos estiverem sorrindo, dançando e se divertindo, ficaremos felizes." Infelizmente, a banda está acabando no fim desse ano, mas Neves espera começar uma nova aventura em 2020.
Robert Black & The Elvis Express Band
Sunday, July 14th at 8:00 PM
Robert Black is an Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash Tribute artist. Many fan say that his ability to really connect with the audience allows them to call Black a friend. Robert has works his craft since 2012. He has worked with both bands and backing tracks, and this year he’s bringing the King to the stage to finish out HeritageFest. So, in the words of Elvis Presley, “until we meet again, may God bless you as he has blessed me.”
Food and Beverage Vendors
Coco Bongos - Adult frozen drinks in specialty containers
Fanelli Midway - Fried Dough, Candied Apples, Cotton Candy, Popcorn
Haven Brothers - Chicken Tenders, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Onion Rings, Mozzarella Sticks
Incred-A-Bowl - Rice Bowls, Noodle Bowls, Salads, Soups
Just Dogs - Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Smoothies, Pretzels
Rhody Roots - Farm to Table Tapas. Gluten Free & Vegan Options.
Golden Gate Foods - Gyros, Chicken Pita, Greek style Steak Pita, Chicken Kabob, Fried Chicken-On-A-Stick, Foot Long Corn Dogs, Funnel Cake, Mac-n-Cheese, French Fries
Saugy Inc. - RI’s Famous SAUGYS Frankfurters
Stanley’s Famous Hamburgers - Burgers, Hot Dogs, Lobster Salad Rolls
Mindful Maia’s Juice & Tea - Smoothie Bowls, Smoothies, Herbal Juices & Teas
The Sausage King - Italian Sausage & Peppers, Kielbasa, Steak Sandwiches
What’s the Scoop - Soft Serve Ice Cream, Sundaes, Root Beer Floats, Frappes
Casa Tia Rosa - Portuguese Food, Chourico & Peppers, Cacoila, Portuguese Chicken
Art & Craft Vendors
Greenwich Bay Glassworks - Original hand blown glass items, pendants, pens, glass straws, incense burners, honey dippers, wine stoppers
Beautiful Bathing By Betsie - Homemade soaps & bath products, sugar scrubs, bath bombs, lip balm
Fashion For Empowerment - Wearable Fiber Art Creations fusing European & Asian techniques employing organic mediums, Egyptian cotton, fruit & vegetable dyes, bamboo, leather & sheep’s wool.
Gail’s Glitter - Fine Jewelry from around the world, hats, scarves & hair accessories
Ardour Accessories - Handmade home décor, fashion accessories, chakra items, precious stone jewelry, children’s clothing and pet accessories
Carmen’s Cultural Creations - Handmade quilts, crochet afghans, cultural craft items
Babesofitaly - Handmade graphghans, pillows, amigurumi
We Be Jammin - Jam, Salsa, BBQ Sauce, Pickles, Beets & Marinades
Usborne Books & More - Children’s Books
Henna by Heather - Henna Body Art
Chalk Couture - On site chalking for adults & children
Pampered Chef - Kitchen Tools, Food Products, Cookbooks
Lady Pendants - Hand Bags, Fashion Jewelry
LuLaRoe - Women’s & Children’s Clothing
MK’s Sports Merchandise
Tattoo Mania - Temporary Airbrushed Tattoos
Hel-Lo-Dolly - Doll Clothes for American Girl, New Generation, My Life, Doll Jewelry & Tooth Pillows
Ed’s Crafts - Assorted Costume Jewelry, Beanie Babies, Hats, Shirts
Wonderland of Pearls - Pick a Pearl Jewelry
Joan Smith - Handmade children’s toys
Wicked Awesome Creations - Custom tumblers, personalized & unique gifts
PartyLite - Candles & accessories
Face Paint & Body Art by Linz - Face Painting and glitter tattoos for adults & children
AliCat Jewels - Customized charm bracelets, gemstone pendants, sterling silver rings
Rita G’s Accessories - Handmade Keyfinder
Carol’s Creations - Wreaths & paracord crafts
Miss Priss Clips - Handmade pacifier clips, teething clips & infant items
Maverick, The Collection - Women’s clothing boutique, sizes S-3X
Teacher/Mom Designs - Designer key chains, mugs, tumblers
Susan Palumbo - Fleece items, animal pocketbooks, ponchos, lanyards
Renewal By Andersen - Replacement Windows & Doors
Affordable Cabinet Refacing - Kitchen Cabinet Refacing, Quartz counter tops
JCS Enterprises - Vacation Club
TechniArt Inc. - National Grid Program, discount/wholesale priced LED Lighting
Captain Cruise & Crew - Travel Info
Altered Reality Entertainment - Promoting RI Comic Con
Mambo Pa Ti - Dance School Info
RI Fashion Week - Designer Clothing
Eastgate Nursing & Rehabilitation Center - Informational
Adecco Staffing, USA - Recruitment & Staffing Services
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI
Washington Trust Co.
East Providence Elks Lodge # 2337
Children’s Friend - Foster Parenting Info
Falun Dafa Association of RI - Teaching the craft of origami lotus flower, info on Falun Dafa advanced system of mind and body improvement
Refugee Dream Center
Roll Out The Black - Traveling Museum of Black Memorabilia
Trinity Tabernacle Church, Inc. - Calendar Raffle, giving away small toys to children
Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI
Elks-East Providence Lodge#2337
Washington Trust Co.
East Providence Reporter
Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & O’Gara, LLC
B 101-WWBB FM 101.5
94HJY-WHJY FM 94.1
RI Comic Con
Law Office of Gregory S. Dias
Perry McStay Funeral Home
Rebello Funeral Home Inc.
Rob Levine & Associates
Braided Products Co.
Chaput & Feeney CPA’s
Colonial Mills Inc.
East Bay Refreshments Inc./Del’s Lemonade
Eastgate Nursing & Rehabilitation Center LLC
EP Professional, Managerial & Technical Assoc.
Law Offices of Robert M. Brady
Law Office of Sen. William J. Conley Jr.
O Dinis Restaurant
Pawtucket Credit Union
Phil Gasbarro Liquors
Rep. Gregg Amore
S&W TV & Appliance Co.
2019 Booster Club
Barlow Designs Inc.
Consolidated Concrete Corp.
Guardian Pest Control Inc.
James Auto Co.
Smith Family Dental Associates Inc.