About the 2021 Season
We are so excited to welcome the community back for our the 24th season of our much-loved Concert Under the Elms!
This year’s series will feature some new elements, including required pre-registration, a lineup of ALL NEW bands, and the option to pre-order picnic boxes from Pranzi or beverages from Bottles Fine Wine for pick-up on site upon your arrival.
But other traditions remain unchanged. Concerts will still begin at 6:30pm, guests will still be welcome to bring their own chairs and coolers, and the evening will still be filled with great music and great friends like you!
How to Register
With protocols rapidly changing as the pandemic wanes, we will frequently be updating our safety procedures for Concerts Under the Elms to ensure the comfort and safety of guests, staff, and performers. Currently, part of those procedures is required and limited pre-registration for all attendees. You can register today by clicking the button below.
Concert admission is free for RIHS members and $10 for non-members.
If you are not a member but are a fan of our Concerts, you may want to consider joining! Memberships start as low as $40 and also include benefits like free admission to our museums, discounted or free admission to programs, a subscription to our RI History Journal, and more! Join today by clicking here.
The Vox Hunters
With a pair of oft-harmonizing voices tastefully garnished with fiddle, free-reeds, and tenor guitar, The Vox Hunters offer an all-natural connection to the living tradition of folk music.
New Providence Big Band
A 17 piece band playing everything from Benny Goodman and Harry James to Bette Midler and Michael Bubble’. Our featured vocalist is Katie Kleyla, an East Coast phenomenon.
Elise Testone and Michael Sullivan will be covering a variety of music from originals to soul/r&b/classic rock covers, with the addition of some Jazz-influenced material as well.
Eight to the Bar
Drawing its musical influences from American roots music — swing, boogie-woogie, and Motown, Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and vocal arrangements.
The band has all seasoned musicians who enjoy playing music that audiences love to hear from artists that include; Tom Petty, Billy Joel, Lynryd Skynyrd, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughn and other great classic rock and contemporary artists.
Latin Essence Jazz Band
Latin Essence Jazz Group combines elements of traditional latin music and rhythms with an eclectic repertoire of jazz standards and pop/fusion classics.