There should be plenty of foot-stomping and hand-clapping this Sunday, Sept. 15, at Haines Memorial State Park.
The third annual Fiddle ‘n Folk Fest returns to the park on the Barrington-Riverside line from noon to 6 pm. Hundreds of music lovers attended the first two festivals.
The nearby Bay Spring-based Local Brew Coffeehouse crew is planning the event. There was some concern about moving the event to September from August, said Sydney Monstream-Quas of Local Brew.
But the weather is expected to cooperate and the park area near the the Bullock Cove boat launch is a great spot for the festival, she said.
There is plenty of parking, lots of shade under the trees and abundant space for people to sit and dance when the spirit moves them, she said.
Th festival also includes two fiddle workshops that will give you a chance to play the instrument Sunday morning before the first musicians take the stage.
The free music festival features a lineup of musicians from throughout southern New England. Here is the lineup of this year’s musicians:
- Bob Drouin & Rich Horwitz
- KC Moaners
- Janos Perge
- Bluegrass Invitation Band
- French Roast with Michelle, Alan, and Rachel
- Elwood Donnelly
- Andy Grover
- Hollow Turtle
- Bob Elliott
- Emmalee Holmes-Hicks w/ Rachel Panitch
- Bay Spring Folk
- Pat McGee
- Old Fiddlers Club of Rhode Island
The musicians will be joined by a variety of craft vendors, food trucks and activities for kids.
Sponsors for the festival include the RI State Council on the Arts, the RI Department of Environmental Management, Wildflour Vegan Bakery, the Barrington Public Library, The BAY Team substance abuse prevention coalition, the Bay Spring Community Center, and the Barrington Parks and Recreation Department.