2023 Herreshoff Summer Sunset

Music Series

Presented by BankNewport

Weekly on Thursdays from July 13 to August 31



August 31, 2023 6:00 pm

Roomful of Blues

Roomful of Blues is an iconic band that has become synonymous with blues and swing music revival since its inception over 50 years ago. Founded in Rhode Island, Roomful of Blues has toured extensively around the world and recorded countless albums, earning them numerous accolades and a dedicated fan base. The band features the exceptional talents of Bristol’s own Carl Gerhard, who adds a unique flair to their sound. Roomful of Blues’ music is characterized by its high-energy and infectious rhythm that has earned them a reputation for being a powerhouse live act. Their live performances have been described as nothing short of electrifying, with audiences being transported back in time to the golden era of blues and swing. Critics have praised the band’s impeccable precision, energy, and swagger, as they expertly blend together blues, jazz, and swing into a sound that is entirely their own. Roomful of Blues’ impact on the blues and swing revival scene cannot be overstated, and their legacy continues to inspire new generations of musicians and fans.

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.