Booking Policy


UPDATED 08/06/2022

As we monitor what we hope will continue to be a lessening Covid presence, Blackstone River Theatre re-opened to indoor performance (with masks and proof of Covid vaccination required) in September 2021. As of 4/03/22 BRT relaxed our masking/vaccination policy based on CDC, State, and Town guidance. Masks and showing vaccination cards are no longer required.

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. We also present 4-5 concerts each summer as part of our Take It Outside Concert Series held behind the theater building. Because of a five-day-a-week class schedule at BRT, concerts are presented on Saturdays with very occasional Friday or Sunday concerts by extremely well-known acts onlyBlackstone River Theatre is currently booking 4 to 8 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