Music at Sunset - Bruce Hopkins " Dress Up Your Picnic" Contest!
5:00 pm - Grounds open for pre-concert picnic set-up, croquet, & lawn games
6 - 8:00 pm - Concert
Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances over the summer. Our exciting musical line-up this year includes jazz, swing, boogie-woogie & blues, folk and Cajun. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!
Blithewold's First Annual Dress Up Your Picnic Contest
Make this an evening to remember! The most elegant of picnickers will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place plus bragging rights as the best picknickers in Rhode Island!
July 23 - Ivy Leaf
July 30 - Super Chief Trio
August 6 - Atwater Donnelly
August 13 - The Mikado, Opera Providence
August 20 - Steel Drum Cote Percussion
Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner, and chairs or blankets.
Member $7, Non-Member $10
Purchase a Music at Sunset Season Pass and save:
Member $50, Non-member $60
To register for this event click here.
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- Sunday, May 17
Tuesday, April 14
- Friday, May 15
Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room
Wednesday, April 15
- Wednesday, October 07
Wednesday Walk-Around, a Guided Tour of Blithewold
Tuesday, April 28
- Tuesday, May 12
Sogetsu Ikebana 3-Part Course at Blithewold
Thursday, May 07
A Taste of Gilded Glamour: Afternoon tea, talk, and book signing with Bettie Pardee
Friday, May 08
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