Booking Policy


UPDATED 03/18/2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Blackstone River Theatre has cancelled all concerts in April and May. We will continue to monitor public health guidelines with hopes of offering a Fall 2020 season and beyond. For now though, please DO NOT contact Blackstone River Theatre about any upcoming booking. We simply cannot responsibly plan or respond to your request at this time. Thank you and be safe!

Booking information: Contact Russell Gusetti, Executive Director/Booking 

Blackstone River Theatre predominantly books professional ethnic, folk, 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, acoustic blues, 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 six-day-a-week class schedule at BRT, concerts are presented only on Saturdays with very occasional Friday or Sunday concerts by extremely well-known acts onlyBlackstone River Theatre is 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