2023 Herreshoff Summer Sunset

Music Series

Presented by BankNewport

Weekly on Thursdays from July 13 to August 31



August 3, 2023 6:00 pm

Greg Piccolo

Greg Piccolo is a multi-talented musician who has made a name for himself with his unique blend of blues, jazz, and roots music. Equally skilled on tenor saxophone, guitar, and vocals, Greg’s performances are characterized by his soulful playing and powerful vocals. He is joined on stage by the talented organ and piano player Shinichi Otsu, who adds depth and texture to the trio’s sound with his expertly crafted keyboard work. Together with percussionist Steve Langone, they create a pared-down yet dynamic musical setting that is both intimate and energetic. Greg Piccolo’s musical journey began in the late 1960s, when he co-founded the renowned Rhode Island-based blues band, Roomful of Blues. After a decade of touring and recording with the group, Greg embarked on a successful solo career that has seen him perform with some of the biggest names in the business. He has released several acclaimed albums, including the 2016 release, “Out of the Blue,” which showcases his dynamic range as a musician and songwriter. In addition to his musical career, Greg is also an accomplished educator and author. He has written several instructional books and videos on saxophone and guitar playing, and is passionate about passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of musicians. With a career spanning over five decades, Greg Piccolo continues to inspire audiences with his soulful playing and heartfelt performances.

Concerts will be held under the tent on the HMM Waterfront, rain or shine. You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs, but we also provide tables, chairs, and picnic tables on-site for your convenience. Restrooms are available as well. Please note that online ticket sales close at 3:30 pm on the day of the event, but you can also purchase tickets at check-in. Full series passes are available for Museum Members Only. Reliance Society and Afterguard Members can attend at no cost by RSVPing ahead of time. For more information, check out our Music Series FAQ.

Food Vendors will be available during most concerts.

BYOB Welcome: Bring Your Own Booze

Please drink responsibly.