Inaugural Summer Concert Series set to begin at Meehan Overlook

Inaugural Summer Concert Series set to begin at Meehan Overlook

Ron Giorgio kicks off the series this Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A schedule of events has been announced for the first Summer Concert Series at the new amphitheater built next to the Meehan Overlook at Notte Park off Douglas Avenue, with more performances possible in early September.

Here is the list of free performances, according to a schedule provided by Deputy Recreation Director Jeannie Vickers.

• This Thursday, Aug. 8, Ron Giorgio will play from 6 to 8 p.m. in a show sponsored by the town of North Providence.

• On Aug. 15, the World Premiere Band will play from 7 to 9 p.m. in a show sponsored by the Golden Crest Nursing Centre.

• On Aug. 22, Reminisce will play from 6 to 8 p.m. in a show sponsored by the town.

• On Aug. 29, Steve Smith & The Nakeds will play from 6 to 8 p.m. in a show sponsored by the town.

Residents are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets and join family and friends for a night of music and fun. Various food trucks will be available on site for the nights of performances.

The new Meehan Overlook Amphitheater is located at 2 Governor Notte Parkway.

Mayor Charles Lombardi says this limited schedule of summer concerts is a great way to kick off a new era of summertime entertainment at the amphitheater, which he sees as a premiere venue for the town on a revamped former camp property. He says he wants this to be a place where community comes together for common enjoyment, and he’s “happy and excited” to see what it can become.

He said he “absolutely” sees the likelihood of expanding the concert series next summer and beyond, and expects further announcements for the early part of September.

Creation of the new amphitheater space, completed last fall, was funded through a $420,000 grant from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. The purchase and transformation of the former Camp Meehan land next to Notte Park has been accomplished almost entirely through grant funding since 2012.