CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WJAR) — Labor Day Weekend is often called the unofficial end to summer, and what better way to send it off than another uniquely Rhode Island festival.
The Rhythm and Roots Festival kicked off at 1 p.m. Friday, where there will be thirty musical acts across four different stages from Friday to Sunday night.
This is the 22nd iteration of the festival at Ninigret Park, and it has attracted musicians both local and from across the country who love Rhythm and Roots music.
"It encompasses the kind of music we have. It’s for a lot of deep rhythm to it and it’s got roots that are buried in all different kinds of music that are out there," said Producer Chuck Wentworth.
"I'm so glad to be here. I can't believe we haven’t been here sooner, thank you so much. Folks that are watching this, you should come down to this festival whether you've been here or not in the past. Rhythm and Roots!" said Joe Craven of "Joe Craven and the Sometimers."
Craven flew to Rhode Island all the way from Northern California, which just goes to show you the reach a festival like this can have."