THE TIDE IS HIGH
Head to Misquamicut tonight when Will Evans and Rising Tide croon to the crowds at a free concert, part of Monday Night Jams. The fun begins at 6 p.m. at Westerly Town Beach. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.
The Stonington Players, a group that's been entertaining locals for 55 years, will present “Hot Enough for Ya?” a series of short new plays by local playwrights, beginning Tuesday night 6 p.m. in Wadawanuck Square, 20 High St. in Stonington. There is no charge for admission, but donations will be accepted. Bring a blanket and a picnic and make an evening of it. For more information, visit facebook.com/Stonington-Players-Inc.
THAT BIG BLUE THANG
Get ready to sing the blues when Ed Peabody and The Big Blue Thang perform Wednesday night at the final summer 2019 concert for the Blues on the Beach series at Westerly Town Beach. Concerts are free and held rain or shine with the rain location at the Windjammer Lounge. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.
TAKE ME TO THE FAIR
Hot foot it to Richmond this weekend for the 53rd annual Washington County Fair featuring concerts (Hardy, Jimmie Allen, Lonestar, Danielle Bradbery and Matt Stell,) special events, agricultural contests and shows, exhibits and displays, tractor and horse pulls, a farm museum, a giant midway and kiddy land area and more. For ticket prices and schedule, visit washingtoncountyfair-ri.com.
CHUCKY'S IN LOVE
Catch a concert with the legendary Grammy award winner Rickie Lee Jones of "Chucky's in Love" fame on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Jonathan Edwards Winery, 74 Chester Maine Road in North Stonington. Tickets are $55 and available at jedwardswinery.com.
SPICE IT UP
The Stonington Vineyards Summer Music Series will host a performance by Ben Freiert & Friends. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and light bites to enjoy on the lawn. Brick n’ Basil Pizza Truck and Spicey Fusion Food Truck will be on site and picnic dinners are welcome. Cost is $10 per car. Stonington Vineyards will donate a portion of proceeds from the parking to the Ocean Community YMCA.
STEP UP AND CELEBRATE
Join folks from the Westerly Armory and members of Westerly's Daughters of the American Revolution on Saturday for a ribbon cutting party celebration taking place to mark the completion of a big project at the armory on Railroad Avenue. The 118-year-old granite front stairs of the have been returned to their original position and the community is invited to attend a program that will begin at 2 p.m. on the front walkway.
Head to the Knick Friday when Johnny Nicholas and the Texas All Stars, featuring Cindy Cash Dollar, Scrappy Jud Newcomb and John "Morocco" Chipman, perform cuts from the album "Too Many Bad Habits," a Grammy nominee for "best boxed set or special limited edition package." Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 advance or $22 at the door. Visit knickmusic.com to purchase tickets or for more information.
Join the divine crowd Saturday at the Knick when members of the Divine Providence Festival host an evening featuring music, art installations, vendors, poetry, food and drinks from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $16. Visit knickmusic.com for more information.
Events are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events/updates/changes, call the individual organization or visit www.thewesterlysun.com/events.
— Nancy Burns-Fusaro