On July 12, enjoy the Motown-inspired Nickel Jukebox playing everything that's good – including steel drums! – during our West Side Thursdays summer concert series in partnership with the City of Providence. This event also welcomes Providence Children's Museum, bringing loads of fun kids activities to Dexter Park.
Set against the backdrop of the Armory Farmers Market, West Side Thursdays – now in its 15th year – is WBNA's free and family-friendly destination event that takes place over several Thursdays in early summer, and features live music, activities for kids, the Armory Market Beer Garden, rentable bocce ball and chess sets, food trucks/vendors, and more!
West Side Thursdays bring neighbors together while showcasing local artists and musicians, and are a great way to let off a little summer steam. For a full schedule of performances and events, go here.
July 12 Schedule
Nickel Jukebox + Providence Children’s Museum Activities for Kids
Armory Farmers Market
about Nickel Jukebox
Nickel Jukebox is a 6 piece “Mostly Motown” band fronted by the engaging Angela B and Becky Bass, and backed by seasoned pros on bass, guitar, drums, and keyboards/sax. The tunes of Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Temptations and many others are joyfully brought to life. Some of the numbers are done faithfully, but others might contain elements of country, rock, blues, gospel, jazz, jam band, and funk. Becky Bass's superb steel drum playing adds a Caribbean sound to some of the numbers as well. Rhode Island based, Nickel Jukebox is Angela B, Becky Bass, Allan Raskin, Dave Mealey, Jeff Jacobson, and Mark Vadnais.
West Side Thursdays is made possible by a grant from the City of Providence and with support from our sponsors, and is part of Mayor Jorge Elorza's 2018 Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative. Poster design by Jimmy Lazer.