Mayor Hopkins Announces Free Summer Concert Series sponsored by Cranston Parks & Rec, Cranston Public Library

June 28, 2024

CRANSTON - The Free Summer Concert Series will run on Thursday evenings from July 11 through Aug. 22. The concert series is free to the public and is sponsored by the Cranston Parks and Recreation Department and the Cranston Public Library.

"I can’t wait to see everyone at our annual free summer concert series,” Mayor Ken Hopkins said. “It's a wonderful opportunity for families, friends, and neighbors to gather, enjoy great music, and create lasting memories under the open sky. We look forward to seeing everyone for an unforgettable summer of music and joy!"

All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs. The full concert schedule is as follows:

  • July 11 – Billy Shears Band at Itri Park.
  • July 18 – Kelly and the Poor Boys at the William Hall Library.
  • July 25 – Stone Cold Gypsies at the William Hall Library.
  • Aug. 1 – Jesse Liam Band at Itri Park.
  • Aug. 8 – Aftershock Allstar Big Ban at the William Hall Library.
  • Aug. 15 – To Be Continued Big Band at Itri Park.
  • Aug. 22 – Smug Honey at the William Hall Library.

Family-friendly concerts are planned for Tuesday, July 23 and July 30, at the William Hall Library.

  • July 23 – Toe Jam Puppet Band.
  • July 30 – Cool Banana Wig.

For more information on all programs, including tentative concert rain dates, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 401-780-6169.