After much deliberation, we announced last june that the 2020 Boulevard Summer Concerts have been cancelled. Given the concerts are held at the Trolley Shelter in a relatively small area there were too many challenges around controlling maximum crowd size the required social distancing and ensuring safe conditions for musicians.
Providence Parks and Recreation Superintendent Wendy Nilsson and representatives for the city’s permitting department were most helpful with this decision sharing that most summer concerts citywide have been cancelled with uncertainty as to when larger gatherings will be permitted.
Performers Miss Wensday, Latin Jazz with Wendy Klein and Robertico Arias, Classical Gas and Nickel Jukebox were hopeful as was the Board that things would improve in time to allow for the concerts and were all gracious enough to hold the dates. We offer thanks for their patience and understanding.
We will miss the wonderful and diverse music this year – since the first season in 2009 the concerts have become a celebratory summer tradition that is enjoyed by Providence locals and our neighbors from other locales. We will also miss topping the evening off with a specialty hot dog by Muzzled Hot Dogs followed by a delicious treat from Palagis Ice cream and a frozen lemonade from New England Lemonade.
We thank you for your support of the concerts and look forward to seeing you next year. Here are some photographs and videos from previous seasons.
Miss Wensday kindly shared with us two videos from previous seasons. Enjoy!