Two R.I. Concerts Will Raise Money to Fight Gun Violence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- There will be two concerts, one in Providence and one in Tiverton, on Sept. 25 as part of a national 150-show "Concert Across America to End Gun Violence."

The Providence show will be at the Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway. It will be hosted by Jeff Prystowsky of Low Anthem, and feature Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, Penn Sultan of Last Good Tooth, the Hott Boyz (Roz Raskin, Sarah Greenwald, Kate Jones), singer/songwriter Ian Fitzgerald and poet Muggs Fogarty and the Providence Poetry Slam. State Representatives Aaron Regunberg and Edith Ajello, both Providence Democrats, are scheduled to speak.

The Tiverton show will be at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way. It will be hosted by Grammy award-winner Bill Harley, and will also feature Kim Trusty, Ken Lyon, Bay Spring Folk and storyteller Len Cabral.

Both shows start at 7 p.m., with tickets at $20. Proceeds will benefit the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, and Artists for Safe Kids at the Sandywoods concert. Tickets are available at for the Columbus concert, for the Sandywoods concert.


Providence Journal - Andy Smith


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