BRT Homecoming Concert & Silent Auction fundraiser featuring
Atwater~Donnelly, Cathy Clasper-Torch & Shelley Katsh, Stefan Couture, Andrew McIntosh & Kyle Forsthoff, Torrin Ryan, Ed Sweeney, and Kim Trusty
Masks are required for all patrons and staff until further notice. Patrons will also be asked to show their vaccination card or a photo of their vaccination card when they enter the club. Patrons will be asked to show proof each time they attend BRT. Call in your reservations for our November 27, 7 p.m. Homecoming Concert to 401-725-9272.
With family and friends in town for Thanksgiving, BRT's 21st annual fundraiser will feature some of the best of Rhode Island's homegrown talent as well as others who now live in the Ocean State. Starting at 6:00 p.m. and during intermission, Blackstone River Theatre will also hold a silent auction featuring CDs, jewelry, original artwork, Christmas items and gift certificates. 100% of the proceeds from both the concert and the silent auction will go to support Blackstone River Theatre's programming and operating expenses. This is not only BRT's one big fundraiser for the year but it also serves as an excellent sampler as audiences get to see many different acts in one evening, all who will be performing concerts in the coming year.
NEW THIS YEAR! A very generous donor has offered to DOUBLE any donations made to Blackstone River Theatre at the Homecoming Concert or money raised during the Silent Auction raffle!
Featured performers, who are all donating their time, include Atwater~Donnelly who will perform Appalachian, original and Celtic-inspired folk music and clogging. Kim Trusty will play a set of her jazz and blues-based original music and Blackstone River Theatre also welcomes the return of Stefan Couture, a soulful singer-songwriter from northern Rhode Island. Andrew McIntosh and Kyle Forsthoff, both of Fellswater, will play a set of Scottish music on pipes and percussion and Ed Sweeney will focus on his guitar and 5-string banjo playing. Cathy Clasper-Torch, on fiddle and cello, will be joined by accordion/keyboard player Shelley Katsh and All-Ireland champion Torrin Ryan will perform a solo set of traditional Irish music on uilleann pipes and whistle. Many of tonight's performers are also instructors at Blackstone River Theatre and offer many of our Heritage Arts Studio classes so we are showcasing them in hopes you'll be inspired to join a class in 2022!
*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge