Enjoy this week's West Side Thursdays summer performances with children's music artist Lindsay Meehan followed by rollicking jug band K.C. Moaners as part of the City of Providence's 2017 Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative.
Set against the backdrop of the Armory Farmers Market, West Side Thursdays – now in its 14th year – is WBNA's free and family-friendly destination event that takes place over three Thursdays in July. These public performances bring neighbors together while showcasing local artists and musicians, and feature activities for kids as well as the Armory Farmer's Market Beer Garden by Laughing Gorilla Catering and Revival Brewing Company.
At this event on July 20, kids can build their own creations with West Side Play Space's Imagination Playground, known by its "big blue blocks."
about Lindsay Meehan & K.C. Moaners
Lindsay Meehan is a children's music artist who founded Music for Children in Rhode Island in 2011 after six years of working with Mary Ann Hall in Connecticut and New York City. In addition, she now brings the program to Moses Brown and Lincoln School and performs throughout the state. Lindsay has degrees in music performance and theatre/dance and has studied and traveled around-the-world, collecting instruments and songs to enrich her teaching.
K.C. Moaners is a five member jug band that has been entertaining folks around Southern New England with music that has a solidly authentic feel and a fresh and light-hearted approach that together provide a rollicking good time every outing. Drawing on old-time blues, jazz and folk sources, the band's blend of traditional (fiddle, guitar, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, ukulele) and non-traditional (kazoo, jug, washboard, washtub, two styles of mouth harp and more) instrumentation lends a free-wheeling style that gets toes tapping and hands clapping every time.
K.C. Moaners is Jim Chapin, Greg Andreozzi, Collete Fournier, Dave Haller, Kevin Collins and Deck Nieforth. Moaners member Dave Haller and his family are long time Hudson Street residents, have participated in WBNA and neighborhood events over the years, and continue to be an important part of our west side community. David is also an avid gardener tending a plot at the Bridgham Community Garden and a West Side Compost Program participant.
West Side Thursdays is made possible by a grant from the City of Providence and is part of Mayor Jorge Elorza's 2017 Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative.
Poster design by Jimmy Lazer