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Music at Sunset Summer 2013 Concert Series                                                               at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road in Bristol                      Spread out a blanket, unpack the picnic basket, and feel the warmth of the summer sun setting over Narragansett Bay, all while soaking up a kaleidoscope of musical performances. Our exciting musical line-up this year includes jazz, swing, boogie-woogie & blues, folk and Cajun. “Music at Sunset” is a perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family! Grounds open at 5pm for pre-concert picnic set-up, croquet and lawn games; concert begins at 6pm. Visit their website for ticket prices and more details.

June 26th: Michelle Cruz                                                                                                          July 10th: Rick Costa                                                                                                                 July 24th: Superchief Trio                                                                                                         August 7th: Atwater-Donnelly                                                                                            August 21st: Magnolia Cajun Band

The Coffee Depot                                                                                                                            501 Main Street in Warren                                                                                                            Friday night is (usually) Open Mic Night at The Coffee Depot, from about 7pm ’til 10pm.  Bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit Bristol Good Neighbors food pantry in support of “Singing Out for Food” for the Artist Hunger Network.                                      Visit The Coffee Depot’s Facebook page to check the schedule for upcoming Open Mic Friday Nights.

Stone Church Coffee House                                                                                                          at the First Congregational Church, 280 High Street in Bristol                                                  all shows start at 7:30pm; doors open at 6:45pm (seating is limited)                                    For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 253-4813 or 253-7288
Tickets are $15 for adults; students are half price; children 5 and under are free.

Church Street Coffeehouse                                                                                                            at the First United Methodist Church, 25 Church Street in Warren                                 Founded in September 2001 by accomplished singer/songwriter Eric Behr, the Church Street Coffeehouse is the place where local and regional musicians perform before small to medium-sized live audiences. A small room with great acoustics, with audiences of 25-30 people on average, sometimes more, it is a nice comfortable setting where you are close to the performer, and where you can enjoy a good cup of coffee as well as some tasty baked treats. Shows start at 8pm; doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 and are only available at the door. For more information on upcoming concerts, visit the Coffeehouse website or call 245-8474.

Community Concert Series @ St. Michael’s                                                                    399 Hope Street in Bristol                                                                                                               Now in its sixth year, the Community Concert Series @ St. Michael’s is a self-sustaining entity in  partnership with St. Michael’s Church in Bristol, Rhode Island, committed to enhancing the cultural environment of our community.  We accomplish this through an annual series  of concerts, drawing from the bounty of talent throughout Rhode Island and southeastern New England, and encouraging young musicians to develop their talents through performance and education. Tickets to all concerts are $20 ($15 for seniors, $10 for students). Dinner/Concert packages are available for the fall and spring concerts only; click here for more information.

Note: Nightlife options are plentiful in Bristol and Warren; in fact, too plentiful for me to maintain an updated list!  I suggest you step away from your computer and go pick up a copy of the Bristol Phoenix or the Warren Times-Gazette, open the East Bay Life section and turn to the Nightlife page(s).

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