Booking Policy


Booking information: Contact Russell Gusetti, Executive Director/Booking 

Blackstone River Theatre predominantly books professional ethnic, folk, acoustic blues, roots and traditional musicians with a focus on Celtic artists and the music of those ethnic groups that have settled in the Blackstone River Valley. Although we occassionally book contemporary singer-songwriters, jazz, bluegrass and classical performers, these genres are presented much less frequently.

Blackstone River Theatre books from mid-September through mid-May and puts on its annual Summer Solstice Festival on the third Saturday of June. Because of a seven-day-a-week class schedule at BRT, concerts are presented only on Saturdays with very occasional Sunday concerts by extremely well-known acts only. We are currently booking 5 to 9 months out.

While BRT is dedicated to presenting the best of regional and local performers, the majority of our bookings are with professional artists with strong national and/or international reputations. If you are a local musician who plays many other local venues in the area, or an out-of-state musician with little or no Rhode Island/Massachusetts fan base, it is unlikely that we will be interested in a booking.

If you feel that your music may be a fit with BRT's programming after looking at our schedule and past performers, we ask that you contact Russell Gusetti first by e-mail to check on our level of interest. 

AFTER contacting us first by e-mail (please do not call regarding booking), if you are asked to send out a CD/promo, you may send your materials to:

Blackstone River Theatre
Att: Russell Gusetti
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864