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Perpetually rained-on East Coast residents can be forgiven for not knowing that summer started this weekend, but showers or not, summer music season is officially in full gear.
Coming up this week, Rhode Island, a state that might not be first come to mind when you think of "rock and roll," gets its music on with Newport’s 12th Annual Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series. The Fest brings big-name acts to an awesome waterfront setting, starting this Thursday with Huey Lewis and the News, but don't worry, it gets more hip and less square later in the summer, with Los Lobos and Guster.
Also coming up in the Ocean State this summer, there's the annual Providence Sound Session, a quirky "genre-defying music festival" that brings up-and-coming DJs, hip-hop, jazz, and odder acts to downtown Providence from July 5 to 11.
And of course, RI's most famous music scene is the notorious George Wein’s Folk Festival 50, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary fest with Pete Seeger and Joan Baez, both of whom performed here half a decade ago, now joining fresher acts like the Decemberists and Fleet Foxes at Fort Adams State Park. Is it ok to bring glow sticks to a folk festival? Just asking.
[Photo: Providence Sound Session]