Summer Preview – Cooler Because It's Warmer

WBRU Summer Concert Series

Some of the hottest local and national bands performing every week for free? Yes please.


There is nothing more quintessentially summer than the WBRU Summer Concert Series. What started as a smattering of music events around the city has become one of our most beloved summer traditions. Thousands of people gather at Waterplace Park on Friday evenings, listening to up and coming musical acts as the sun goes down. Presented in partnership with Mayor Elorza and the City of Providence, this year's series kicks off on July 8 with Rock Hunt winners Le Roxy Pro, and ends on August 12 with boozy Brit rockers The Wombats. Every concert pairs a local opener like Math the Band and Wild Sun with a national indie act like Lucius and Aurora. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t heard of the band – all that matters is that you’re outside on a beautiful summer evening, appreciating all of the awesomeness that is Providence.