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THE KNICKERBOCKER MUSIC CENTER

35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly, RI 02891 (Misquamicut) | (401) 315-5070

Open Today: Open

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Live Music (8pm)

DINING: Brand new food menu for Tap Room and adjacent Knickerbocker Music Center.

NIGHTLIFE: The Tap Room at The Knickerbocker is an intimate listening room with a retro speakeasy atmosphere that hosts acoustic sets. The Tap Room features a house sound system playing exclusively vinyl records on non-performance nights.

DRINK DEALS: The Tap Room offers specialty cocktails, eclectic cordials, local craft beer, and more!

Age
21+

Cover
No Cover

Music
Acoustic

Atmosphere
Busy

Live Music

SPECIAL EVENTS: Sugar

DINING: The Best Fish and Chips.

NIGHTLIFE: Live Music. National to local acts. Visit www.knickmusic.com for more info.

Hours
1am

Age
21+

Music
Live Bands

Atmosphere
Busy

Live Music

SPECIAL EVENTS: Dave Fields

NIGHTLIFE: Live Music. National to local acts. Visit www.knickmusic.com for more info.

DRINK DEALS: Drink Specials Available.

Hours
1am

Age
21+

Music
Live Bands

Atmosphere
Busy

Live Music (8pm)

NIGHTLIFE: The Tap Room at The Knickerbocker is an intimate listening room with a retro speakeasy atmosphere that hosts acoustic sets. The Tap Room features a house sound system playing exclusively vinyl records on non-performance nights.

DRINK DEALS: The Tap Room offers specialty cocktails, eclectic cordials, local craft beer, and more!

Age
21+

Cover
No Cover

Music
Acoustic

Atmosphere
Busy

Live Music (8pm)

DINING: Brand new food menu for Tap Room and adjacent Knickerbocker Music Center.

NIGHTLIFE: The Tap Room at The Knickerbocker is an intimate listening room with a retro speakeasy atmosphere that hosts acoustic sets. The Tap Room features a house sound system playing exclusively vinyl records on non-performance nights.

DRINK DEALS: The Tap Room offers specialty cocktails, eclectic cordials, local craft beer, and more!

Age
21+

Cover
No Cover

Music
Acoustic

Closed Today

Live Music (7:30pm – 10pm)

SPECIAL EVENTS: The Cartells

NIGHTLIFE: Let's Dance Wednesdays. Live Bands from 7:30-10pm. Offering Free Dance Lessons starting at 7p. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Age
21+

Cover
10

Music
Live Bands

Atmosphere
Busy

Special Events

  • 18 January

    Sugar -

    Disco/Funk/Hip-Hop/R&B About Sugar: Performing together as a band for over 15 years, we've really seen and done it all. We've shared the stage with the likes of Bo Diddley, Rick Derringer, Tower of Power, The Go Go's, Kansas, Toto, Dick Dale, Eddie Money, Trick Pony, Men At Work, J. Geils, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, and Peter Frampton, to name a few. To sum it up in one word... EXPERIENCE. This experience comes complete with full back-line, lighting, and a pro sound company for all events as well as the availability to travel to any destination in the world. Whether you need top 40 high-energy hits from the first song of the night or a more relaxing atmosphere as we slowly ease your guests into a night filled with excitement and dancing, we've got it covered. The Sugar music catalog boasts an enormous repertoire of material that spans a multitude of genres, styles and generations, past and present, old and new. We are ready to satisfy the broad musical tastes of you and your guests. Sugar will deliver with our unique blend of musical variety, vitality and class. We guarantee your event to be remembered by all who attend! Sugar consists of: Marcy Kelly - Vocals, Natalia Mortrude - Vocals, Joe Michael - Guitar, Israel Malek - Keyboards/Vocals, Andrew Chaney - Bass/Vocals, Ric Haddad - Drums, Matthew Dean - Percussion, & Klyph Johnson - Saxophone/Keyboards. Show: 9p | Doors: 8p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 19 January

    Dave Fields -

    NY Blues Hall of Famer and Fodera Guitar Artist Dave Fields w/Dan Cazio NY Blues Hall of Famer and Fodera Guitar artist Dave Fields present a night of blues-rock and beyond at The Knickerbocker Café with special guest “The Belting Badman” Dan Cazio. Dave Fields live is an electrifying experience of either a power trio (guitar, bass and drums) or a quartet (guitar, bass, B3 organ and drums). Dave Fields soulful singing is punctuated with a performance of guitar virtuosity, blues, rock and beyond. His song writing stylings will keep you reeling as well as his power as an entertainer. Each performance is unique unto themselves and is a scintillating, mind bending, uplifting event. Dave Fields has performed and continues to perform all over the US and the world. His awards include: Best Self Produced CD 2006at the IBCfor producing BACK IN BLUESVILLE, 2009-2010 Mojo Boogie Award, Big City Blues Magazine Happy To Have The Blues Lifetime Achievement Award. Legendary British bluesman John Mayallrecorded Dave’s song “Train To My Heart” on his CD “TOUGH”.Dave’s CD’s TIME’S A WASTIN’, ALL WOUND UP, DETONATION, ALL IN and UNLEASHED have all garnered international success. Bleecker Street NYC blues-rock-soul legend Dan Cazio returns to his native state. He’s a powerhouse that will delight any audience. BLUES HALL OF FAMER / Hubert Sumlin “When I first heard him I knew he had something special. When Dave plays he plays with such passion.” GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE “…an enjoyable listen for both blues acolytes and casual club jumpers … an exhilarating concert experience if you ever get a chance to see Fields live.” DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE Frank-John Hadley “Fields stand apart as a flamboyant entertainer.” Dave Fields proudly uses Fodera Guitars, D’Addario Strings and Red Plate Amps Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $10 advance / $15 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.) Visit Website: http://www.davefields.com
  • 23 January

    The Cartells -

    Let's Dance Wednesdays! Jazz/Swing/Motown/R&B/Rock n Roll. Doors open at 6:30pm. Free dance lessons starting at 7p. Music from 7:30-10p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 25 January

    Neal Vitullo and the Vipers -

    Blues/Rockabilly/R & B/Surf American Roots Rock and Roll About Neal and the Vipers: NEAL & THE VIPERS are a Rhode Island based band who play American Roots Music encompassing blues, rock & roll, rockabilly, and surf, that will get you up out of your chair to dance all night long! When the show is over, you will feel full of energy and looking forward to catching the next show. The Vipers are professional musicians; all experts in their instruments with decades of playing experience that is one of the the keys to their amazing performances. You can feel the chemistry between them as they play hits from their many original songs off their CD's as well as covering classic songs such as "Little Wing", "Hey Joe", "Right Place Wrong Time" and instrumentals like "Sleepwalk" and "Pipeline". The Vipers always put their own spin on these classic songs, making them their own. Some fans even say that they enjoy hearing their versions better than the original. Maybe you're thinking, how did it all begin? Neal Vitullo, lead guitarist and Dave Howard, lead vocalist are the original founders of what started as "Young Neal and the Vipers" in the early 1980's. Steve Bigelow joined the band a few years later and they played all over the north east and regularly in New York City and that was where they caught the attention one night from the Atlantic Record founder & president Ahmet Ertegun, who signed them to their label in 1989. That same year they were signed to Atlantic Records they played 300 shows. Their first CD, "Hooloovoo" ended up being released on "Big Noise" records in 1991, where it went on to be the best selling CD in 1991 and 1992 by "TheNicePaper" as well as the 1991 Critic's Choice Award from "The Providence Journal". "I'm Finally Alone", their second CD also released by "Big Noise", went on to be the best of 1993 from "The Providence Journal" and the best selling CD of 1994 from "TheNicePaper". They continued to win awards from "Best Music Poll" from "The Providence Pheonix" to the "Best of Bands" and "Best of Blues Acts" from the "Hartford Advocate". Steve Bigelow and Dave Howard decided to leave the Vipers back in the early 90's to pursue other projects and Neal continued on as lead vocalist and lead guitarist, playing as a trio with The Vipers. Neal never stopped recording CD's and touring as far west as Texas and also all over Europe. Neal was signed by Bob Greenly to King Snake Records for the next 4 albums, and 2 self-produced Live CD's between 1991-2012, The Vipers also have tracks featured in 9 other compilation albums released by Big Noise from 1992-1998. Current drummer Mike LaBelle joined the Vipers in 2003 when The Vipers were still a trio until Dave Howard and Steve Bigelow reunited with Neal in 2010, coming "full circle". October of 2010, after 20 years of not sharing the same stage together, Neal, Dave, and Steve reunited together with Mike on drums to play at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly, RI. Soon after, they recorded the 8th CD "Full Circle". Today, NEAL & THE VIPERS continue to play shows every week and they finished their 9th CD, "One Drunken Kiss" that was released June 1, 2018 and is available for sale on this website online store and at all shows. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 26 January

    Christina Holmes -

    With special guest Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise Christina Holmes: When Christina Holmes sings, walls, barriers, and boundaries disappear. In the classic troubadour tradition, the New Jersey-born and Rhode Island-based songstress shares a piece of herself in every composition, welcoming listeners closer. Finding a sweet spot in the middle of acoustic, folk, reggae, rock, and pop music, she represents the same values and vision on stage and off. ​Simply put, what you see is what you get… “I’m always just very honest and real,” she exclaims. “We’re all human. I allow listeners into my life by going deeper. I’m not afraid to show my vulnerable side. I have a message. I’ve gained so much confidence through music, and I hope I can inspire others to chase their dreams too.” ​Holmes began chasing her dream as a kid. Inspired by Bob Marley, Tracy Chapman, The Beach Boys, and The Beatles, she quietly wrote songs in her bedroom and sang in the shower, hiding this burgeoning skill from mom and dad. It took college friends pushing the budding talent to hit the stage during an open mic night in freshman year, but she eventually became hooked on playing out anywhere and everywhere. Between regular open mics around Rhode Island and dive bar gigs in New York City, she linked up with the charity Musicians On Call and performed for countless bedridden hospital patients. 2012 saw her take the stage for the world famous “Amateur Night” at the Apollo and leave with a standing ovation. In 2014, she released her full-length debut Peace, Love, & C. Holmes and joined Trevor Hall for a sold-out North American tour over the course of 2015. Everything led up to the next move. Launching her own label Cove House in 2017, she dove headfirst into her sophomore effort with producer Warren Huart [Colbie Caillat, James Blunt]. After only two-and-a-half weeks in a Los Angeles studio, she emerged with Stand Up. For the first time, a studio recording captured the prowess of the vocalist’s powerhouse presence on stage. “Whether I had a band or not, my goal for the album was to bottle the live energy,” she goes on. “That’s how I’ve always connected with others. The sound, vocals, and guitar needed to be urgent. I think we accomplished that.” Fittingly, the artist introduced the album via marathon of touring alongside the likes of Hall, Xavier Rudd, and Nahko & Medicine for the People. Her live energy shines through the 2018 single “Bring The People Together.” Driven by lithe acoustic guitar and simmering reggae grooves, it presents a concrete mission statement loud and clear. “The words are super powerful,” she remarks. “The title says it all. I want to bring people together and help them. I want to empower others to spread peace and know the same peace no matter what they’re going through. When they listen to what I’m doing, I hope they feel like they can stand up and defeat anything in their path. It’s my upbeat anthem offering unity to the world.” From the plaintive lyrical poetry and wind-swept soul of “Let My Music Free Your Soul” to the clarion call of “Stand Up,” her voice resounds with power and passion. However, the final track “Always” tugs at the heartstrings the most. Written after the passing of her dad David Holmes, Sr., it incorporates the last voicemail he left Christina. “The chorus is comprised of words in a birthday card that he wrote me on my 21st birthday,” she recalls. “I found that card a month after he passed away in one of my guitars. The verse and bridge are my words. The song ends with a voicemail he left me. It’s the love I have for him and the loss I feel not having him anymore. His words are how I feel. I would’ve said the same thing he did.” In the end, Christina has only just begun to bring people together. ​“When you hear my records or see me live, I want you to feel something, whether it’s happy or sad,” she leaves off. “I’d love for you to let go of anything that’s holding you back. Music did that for me.” • • • Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise: MC/ Poet/ Songwriter Kuf Knotz and classically trained Harpist / Guitarist / Pianist / Vocalist Christine Elise have combined forces to create a new album. The unlikely pair connected and built the project with a similar vision, wanting to create positive, forward-thinking music driven by a strong message. Both individuals are intrinsically motivated to foster community growth through musical expression. Along with live performances among the nightlife, Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise offer motivational creative arts workshops and performances at various settings such as hospitals, schools and community centers. Their mission is to use the power of music, personal experience and empathetic relation to help individuals grow to meet their fullest potential. Christine Elise has a strong background in music therapy having delivered music therapy services to children, adults, and seniors with developmental delays, special needs and those needing emotional support. Finding a passion for community music therapy, she has facilitated group sessions for professionals and clients in the USA, South Africa, Peru and Jamaica. She has presented at national and regional music therapy conferences, with a focus on her community music therapy work, as well as written three scholarly articles published by Music Therapy Perspectives. Kuf Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists which has led him to open for top acts - Ms Lauryn Hill, The Wailers, The Roots, Common, G-love, Wyclef Jean, Robert Randolph, Arrested Development, Robert Glasper, Inspectah Deck, Steel Pulse, Rising Appalachia, Zac Deputy, Josh Ritter, B.O.B, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Kabaka Pyramid, Yellowman , Soulive , Easy Star Allstars, & Bruce Springsteen, . In addition to his musical talent, Kuf has a strong passion for supporting the community by participating and facilitating fundraising events such as food drives, clothing drives, cancer benefits, and disaster reliefs. He is also a member of the WXPN program Musicians on Call, bringing live music to the bedsides of patients throughout Philadelphia. With the new album coming out, the pair will be hitting the road this summer, available for full band or smaller acoustic duo shows. Kuf and Christine are very excited about the tour ahead and looking forward to experiencing how the positive journey unfolds. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.) Visit Websites: http://www.christinaholmesmusic.com https://www.kufknotz.com/k-c-project
  • 30 January

    The Keepers -

    The Keepers, Playing Swing, R&B, Blues and Jazz. LET'S DANCE WEDNESDAYS! Offering Free Dance Lessons starting at 7p. Doors open at 6:30p. Music from 7:30-10p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 01 February

    No Recall Farewell Show -

    Well this is not easy to say, but after being a band for 6 years, playing hundreds of shows, releasing 4 EPs, and writing 20+ songs, it is time that we put this chapter of our lives to an end. We are playing one last show at the same venue we played our very first show at 6 years ago and we have some of our favorite bands around the local scene to come support. Thank you so much to everyone who has ever supported this band over the years. This band would not have been together for as long as it has if it wasn’t for all the amazing emotional connections we’ve made with people through our music along the way. You all inspired us in so many ways. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Let’s all scream our hearts out to these songs one last time ❤️ Show: 7:15p | Doors: 6:30p | All Ages Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 02 February

    Ward Hayden and The Outliers -

    Westerly Sound presents: Ward Hayden and The Outliers and JP Harris For its first show of 2019, Westerly Sound presents a co-headline show with JP Harris (from Nashville) and Ward Hayden and The Outliers. Respectively, the musical outfits of JP Harris and Ward Hayden have been traversing the modern roots-country circuit for years now, becoming staples of the new “Americana’ movement and livening honky tonks from East Nashville to East Providence and everywhere in between. Westerly Sound brings this two band country music billing to the Knickerbocker on February 2nd for the first time. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p | All Ages Tickets: $17 advance | $20 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 06 February

    Johnny & the East Coast Rockers -

    Let's Dance Wednesdays! with Johnny & the East Coast Rockers Swingin' Rhythm and Blues Free Dance Lessons starting at 7p. Music from 7:30pm-10pm. Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 08 February

    New England Winter Blues Festival -

    Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Brothers, Joe & Nick Moss, Rick Estrin, Nick “Mr. Nick” David and Jason Ricci Sugar Ray & the Bluetones Sugar Ray & the Bluetones have been playing their unique style of blues the world over for almost forty years. Not limited to one style, but able to play Chicago Blues in the style of Muddy Waters. Little Walter and Billy Boy Arnold; Kansas City Swing in the style of "Big" Joe Turner; Texas Blues like "T" Bone Walker and Freddie King; and the swampy Louisiana sounds of "Lazy" Lester-all played with the distinctive originality of band leader Sugar Ray Norcia, vocals and harmonica, guitarist Little Charlie Baty, Anthony Geraci at the piano and Hammond Organ, Michael "Mudcat" Ward playing acoustic and electric bass, and drummer Neil Gouvin. All of the members of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones have been featured on other Artists recordings which include Hubert Sumlin, John Hammond, Johnny Winter, Otis Grand, Pinetop Perkins, The Mannish Boys, Sugaray Rayford, Debbie Davies, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl and many more. Joe & Nick Moss Luther Johnson has taken ill and will not be playing in this years New England Winter Blues Tour. Luther will be replaced by two real deal Chicago Blues guitarists, the Brothers Moss, Joe & Nick Moss. "Joe is one of our favorite performers at Buddy Guy's Legends" (Buddy's world famous club) "He is Energetic, A Strong Guitarist And Always A Crowd Pleaser." -Buddy Guy "Moss' muscular, electric energy combines jaw-dropping guitar, gruff, soulful vocals and impassioned songwriting." - Living Blues This brotherly team has only ever occurred on one other festival, so please enjoy the great chance we all have to experience this rare treat! Thank you for your understanding and look forward to sharing this great music with you all. Rick Estrin With his wily and unforgettable original songs and his hipster, street-smart vocals, no one on the blues scene writes or sings like Rick Estrin. No one looks like him either, as Estrin is always dressed to the nines, sporting his trademark pencil-line mustache and pompadour haircut. DownBeat says, “Rick Estrin sings and writes songs like the brightest wiseguy in all of bluesland and blows harmonica as if he learned at the knee of Little Walter.” Live, the band is simply unbeatable. They deliver a high-energy show capable of bringing any audience to its feet. According to Living Blues magazine, they play “captivating, powerful blues and roots rock with a wickedly cool and otherworldly twist on tradition...intelligently conceived and executed...hugely entertaining.” Nick “Mr. Nick” David The heavily sought after Blues shouter and unorthodox harmonica ace Nick “Mr. Nick” David (Producer and host of the show) will be on hand to guide you through the show and make sure you all flip your lid. Jason Ricci Jason Ricci is one of the most popular harmonica players on the planet today. Listed in almost every top ten list of players on the internet today Jason Ricci is a polarizing force always in the spot light and on the tips of critics, artists and fans tongue’s everywhere. Through two plus decades of endless touring, TV appearances, recordings and the internet Jason Ricci’s style of playing is so revolutionary and influential that there exists an entire younger generation of players imitating his music, clothes, gear, and even stage presence. Nick named “Moon Cat” (a street name he once used in Nashville and New Orleans to avoid police detection) Jason has been an almost constant force for decades in the studio, festivals, club dates and press. Love him or hate him, through performing, singing, song writing, teaching, harmonica playing and activism in the fields of L.G.B.T., mental health and addiction, it is not an overstatement that this young, white, queer, skateboarding, punk rock loving, multiple convicted felony having Moon Cat from Maine is currently changing the world through music and education. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 09 February

    Delta Generators -

    The Delta Generators is excited to release a new live album, “Live at the Spire”. The new album was recorded this past Spring at The Spire Center in Plymouth, MA in front of a sold out crowd. This will be the first Delta Generators album with new singer/ harmonica player, Brian Templeton. Many know Brian from his former Boston-based band, The Radio Kings or from his great solo albums. The Delta Generators have accomplished a lot since forming in 2008. In 2009 they were a top 10 Finalist out of over a hundred bands in the International Blues Challenge. Also in 2009 the Delta Generators won an Independent Music Award for Best Blues Album for their debut album, Devil in the Rhythm and were voted Best Blues Band in Worcester Magazine. In 2010 the DG’s were nominated for Best R&B Act in the Boston Phoenix. In 2011 the Delta Generators’ 2nd album Hard River to Row was selected by the Blues Foundation as a Top 5 Finalist (out of entries worldwide) in the Best Self Produced CD competition at the International Blues Challenge. This album also placed nationally at # 8 on the JamBand Radio Chart, # 17 on the Living Blues Radio Chart and #25 in the Roots Music Report. In 2011 the DG’s were nominated for Best Blues Act by The Boston Music Awards. In 2013 they were nominated for Best Blues Band by Worcester Magazine Music Awards. In 2014 the DG’s 3rd album Get On The Horse won (another) Independent music Award for Best Blues Album. In 2016 the band was nominated for a New England Music Award for Best Blues Band. In the last few years, the Delta Generators have shared the stage with such acts as Robert Cray, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Three Dog Night, Jimmie Vaughn, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Johnny Winter, Walter Trout, Popa Chubby, Bonerama, Candye Kane, Michael Burks, John Lee Hooker Jr. and Sonny Landreth, among many others. Notable musicians have also sat in with the Delta Generators on stage, including Brad Whitford (Aerosmith). Watch for a new Delta Generators new full-length studio album in 2018. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $12 advance / $15 door
  • 13 February

    The Chris Leigh Band -

    Last Let's Dance Wednesday before the fall! Progressive Blues-Rock Doors open at 6:30pm. Free dance lessons starting at 7p. Music from 7:30pm-10p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 15 February

    Dan Lord & the Big Shots -

    Blues/Rock Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 16 February

    Jason Cardinal -

    Rock with a touch of blues and soul Singer Songwriter, multi instrumentalist, and vocalist, Jason Cardinal has just released his latest album "Five Stars." It's an all original five track rock/pop album with a soulful edge. He is both an original and cover artist. He is also traditional one man band with a modern twist. He performs guitar, drums, vocals, harmonica, and percussion, and does it all at the same time. For many of his shows, he redefines "cover music" mashing up and rearranging hits to keep audiences enthralled. In the past 7 years Jason has performed around 200 shows a year, including many cover-one-man-band performances. He has sang and performed at 60,000 seat arenas and has opened for major national acts. He has recently made a major push towards releasing and performing more of his original works. His latest release "Five Stars" is the beginning of a new step in his career. Show: 9p | Doors: 8p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 22 February

    Johnny & the East Coast Rockers -

    Swingin' Rhythm and Blues Where people are swinging in Rhode Island and Connecticut, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers are playing. A premiere Rhythm and Blues dance band in the Northeast for over 28 years, Johnny MacLeod and his band perform original tunes and favorite covers from the 40's, 50's, and 60's in an eclectic mix, that combines elements of traditional blues, swing, jazz, R&B, and roots rock. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 23 February

    Spirit Family Reunion with Ian O'Neil -

    Spirit Family Reunion with Ian O'Neil (from Deer Tick) Spirit Family Reunion began singing together on the street corners of New York City in 2009. Since that time they have travelled the highways of America delivering raw, high energy, honest music. They have shared the stage with musical heroes such as Pete Seeger and Levon Helm, and have given notable performances at festivals including Stage Coach, Austin City Limits, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and the legendary Newport Folk Festival three times. The band has self-produced and self-released two full-length studio albums - “No Separation” (2012) and “Hands Together” (2015) - along with multiple songbooks and other collections of recordings. They are currently working on a new record. Ian O'Neil Ian O’Neil is a Providence, RI based musician best known for his role in Deer Tick. Ians debut solo album will be released in 2019. https://youtu.be/Ut14QJZk1xs "When you play in a band with a frontman as colorful as the always outspoken, John McCauley, it is easy to get overshadowed. But Deer Tick guitarist, co-singer and songwriter Ian O’Neil has slowly emerged from McCauley’s shadow. During the past few years, the band has naturally grown from a McCauley solo project into a true band with multiple voices and personalities. Deer Tick’s new studio album Divine Providence features two O’Neil-sung tracks, “Walking Out That Door” and “Now It’s Your Turn,” and contributions from several of the band’s other members. Since relocating to New York, O’Neil has also played sporadic shows under his own name and will perform at Brooklyn, NY’s Glasslands this Wednesday, December 7. In addition to Deer Tick material, O’Neil will deliver material from his forthcoming solo project and other scattered songs that may work their way into his future repertoires. Shortly before the show, O’Neil discussed Deer Tick’s dynamics, his previous band Titus Andronicus and how we got to be so rock and roll." -Mike Greenhaus, Jambands.com Show: 9p | Doors: 8p Tickets: $17 advance / $20 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 01 March

    Kabaka Pyramid -

    Westerly Sound Presents Kabaka Pyramid Jamaica’s newest root-reggae sensation Kabaka Pyramid is a conscious revolutionary lyricist with a unique musical style; blending the power, energy and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip hop. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica this Bebble Rock Music artist uses his liquid and hypnotizing delivery to spread positive messages of spiritual evolution that forces you to listen. The name "Kabaka" is Ugandan for "King" and the long lasting survival of the Pyramids of ancient Africa represent his desire for longevity in the music and deep connection to Kemetic roots; leaving messages for generations to come. This Award winning artist has developed a solid global fan-base that connects deeply with the messages in his music, touring extensively over the past 5 years to the largest of Reggae stages around the world. Aided by his excellent “Bebble Rockers” band; he has brought his message and power to tens of thousands of people in North America, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean. Hitting stages such as “Reggae on the River” (US), Rebel Salute (JA), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (US), “Rototom Sunsplash” (Spain), Musa (Portugal), SummerJam (Germany), Reggae Sumfest (JA), Reggae Sundance (NE), Reggae Sun Ska Festival (FRA), South by South West (US), BoomTown (UK) as well as headlining multiple 20+ multi-city club tours; Kabaka is well known for delivering an electrifying and entertaining live performance. He has just recently concluded the 30 show, United States “Stony Hill” tour with Damian Jr. Gong Marley to rave reviews. Following the global success of his impactful hit single "Well Done" in 2015; Kabaka released his "Accurate" mixtape presented by music superpower Major Lazer and Walshy Fire to tremendous reception with the mixtape proving to be an instant classic amongst reggae/hiphop fans. In 2017 he topped the Global Reggae Charts with the anthem “Can’t Breathe” the first single off his soon to be released debut full length album “Contraband”. The project is being executive produced by Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and is a joint release with Bebble Rock Music and Ghetto Youths International. In fact the Pyramid has released a powerful catalogue over the years including the critically acclaimed "Rebel Music EP" and the Billboard top 10 charting "Lead the Way EP"; singles such as “Never Gonna Be A Slave”, “No Capitalist”, “Mi Alright” with Chronixx, and “Free From Chains” as well as music videos for the popular “Warrior” featuring Protoje, “World Wide Love, “Liberal Opposer” and “High and Windy” with Sara Lugo; he has achieved regular rotation on local and international airwaves. Kabaka Pyramid is touted by many as a leader in the new wave of powerful reggae artists coming out of Jamaica. Kabaka has achieved recognition both locally and overseas, placing #1 on the BILLBOARD Next Big Sound Charts and also featured by the popular music conglomerates, TheFader, MTV Iggy, Okayplayer, Reggaeville amongst many others in the media landscape. In 2013 he was awarded breakthrough artist of the year by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association. He is also a three (3) time nominee for Song of the year 2013, 2014 and 2015 for the tracks “No Capitalist”, "Mi Alright" and "Well Done" respectively. The lyricist has in addition won the award for best reggae recording by Canada’s highly respected Juno Awards with Exco Levi. With a mission to steer future generations towards harmony and unity Kabaka Pyramid is primed and focused on bringing a righteous and conscious way of thinking to the masses through Reggae Music. Show: 9p | Doors: 8p Tickets: $22 advance | $25 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 02 March

    Hiss Golden Messenger (solo) -

    Westerly Sound presents Hiss Golden Messenger (solo) with special guest Elvis Perkins and opener Erin Rae From Newport Folk Festival to Pitchfork Music Festival, and dozens of other great music festivals in-between, Hiss Golden Messenger has brought his songs of hope and reality to the people in the form of true American songcraft. On March 2nd, Westerly Sound presents a very special solo acoustic performance with M C Taylor, a showcase of his songwriting in the most stripped-down form. An intimate engagement from one of the best modern songwriters around. Please buy your tickets in advance. Up and coming Nashville crooner Erin Rae opens the show. About Hiss Golden Messenger: Hallelujah Anyhow is the latest studio album from Hiss Golden Messenger, out September 22 worldwide on Merge Records. Its ten new songs, penned by HGM principal M.C. Taylor, were recorded with Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Chris Boerner, Josh Kaufman, Darren Jessee, Michael Lewis, and Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Tift Merritt, Skylar Gudasz, Tamisha Waden, Mac McCaughan, and John Paul White provided vocal harmonies. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p | All Ages Tickets: $20 advance | $25 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 06 March

    Dan Lord & the Big Shots -

    LET'S DANCE WEDNESDAYS! Blues/Rock Offering Free Dance Lessons starting at 7p. Music: 7:30-10p | Doors: 6:30p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 09 March

    Stephane Wrembel -

    Westerly Sound and The Knick Present A night with Stephane Wrembel Featuring Thor Jensen "Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today, Mr. Wrembel plays the guitar with a rich and colorful lyricism." - The New York Times Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.) Visit Website: https://www.stephanewrembel.com Social Medias: - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StephaneWrembel - Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephaneWrembel - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/swrembel New York, NY – Award-winning guitarist STEPHANE WREMBEL, specialized in the Django Reinhardt style, released The Django Experiment III on his own Water Is Life Records on January 23, 2018, which marks the 108th anniversary of the birth of Reinhardt, who is widely considered one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century. On The Django Experiment III, Wrembel is once again accompanied by long-time collaborators Thor Jensen (guitar), Ari Folman Cohen (bass), Nick Anderson (drums) and special guest Nick Driscoll on saxophone and clarinet. In addition to 3 songs composed by Django Reinhardt, the 9 songs include compositions by Joseph Reinardt, Titi Winterstein, Georges Ulmer, Tony Murena and 2 traditional songs. The Django Experiment III was recorded, and mastered by Eric Ritter at The Windmill Recording Studio in New York City. Stephane Wrembel is best known for “Bistro Fada”, the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar winning film, Midnight In Paris and "Big Brother", the theme song from another successful Woody Allen's film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Wrembel is most known for his Grammy Award winning composition “Bistro Fada,” the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar Award-winning movie, Midnight In Paris (2012 Grammy Award winner for best soundtrack). Subsequently, Wrembel was hand-selected by award winning composer/producer Hans Zimmer to perform at the 2012 Academy Awards® as part of his “All Star Band.” Wrembel has contributed music to two other Allen films, commercials, and TV and has both a Clio Award and Grammy Award under his belt. In March of 2017, Wrembel released two new recordings, The Django Experiment I and The Django Experiment II, in conjunction with the Wrembel-produced Django A Gogo, which was held at Carnegie Hall on March 3, 2017! Other performers included Al Di Meola, Larry Keel and Stochelo Rosenberg. Both recordings primarily feature Wrembel’s interpretation of the songs of Reinhardt as well as original compositions by Wrembel and a few other writers in the same vein of music. The two CDs earned rave reviews in Jazz Times, Acoustic Guitar, New York City Jazz Record, Jazz Weekly and more!
  • 23 March

    Thor Jensen -

    Westerly Sound Presents Thor Jensen Thor Jensen is a New York based guitarist with a unique sound that seamlessly integrates his masterful technique with the styles that influence him, allowing him to blend styles from Gypsy Jazz to Rock and Roll, Blues, and Country. A multi-faceted and versatile player, Jensen is artfully adept as an improvisor and studio performer, and as an ensemble player, bandleader and soloist. In August 2015, Jensen was invited to join modern guitar master, Stephane Wrembel’s band as the second guitarist. As a member of the SWB, he has performed around the world, from the US Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, to the Django A Gogo festival at Carnegie Hall. Prior to joining SWB, Thor was lead guitarist for Quiet Life, a traveling rock band described by The Daily Beast’s James Joiner as “the audio equivalent of a warm, hazy, sunlight-and-nostalgia-drenched photo of the best road trip you’ve ever had.” Thor is currently working on a new record, original songs inspired by American roots music and the electric guitar. Due out this fall, featuring Ari Folman-Cohen and Nick Anderson. Show: 9p | Doors: 8p Tickets: $14 advance | $17 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 30 March

    Freestyle VS 90's feat. George Lamond -

    Freestyle VS. 90's Featuring George Lamond by DJ Jay R One Saturday March 30, 2019 it's the 3rd edition of the Freestyle VS. 90's party and this years event will feature a live performance by none other than George Lamond!! George will take the stage and perform all of his hits including Bad of The Heart, Look Into My Eyes, Without You, and more!! DJ Jay R One will get the night started off right as he plays the best of Freestyle music AND the best of 90's dance/pop/R&B music! The event takes place at The Knickerbocker Music Center located at 35 Railroad Ave in Westerly RI. Doors open at 9:00pm and the party goes until 12:30am. The tickets are $25.00 in advance/$30.00 at the door and can be purchased online at georgelamondattheknick.eventbrite.com. Show: 9:30p | Doors: 9p Tickets: $25 advance / $30 door
  • 13 April

    Ballroom Thieves -

    Westerly Sound Presents Ballroom Thieves with special guests “The Thieves find new ways to blend the old-school pop and country sensibilities of Etta James and Willie Nelson with gang harmonies and rumbling folk for a sound that’s bigger and sturdier than ever before.” - Consequence of Sound Show: 9p | Doors: 8p Tickets: $17 advance | $22 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 11 May

    An evening with Booker T Jones -

    Westerly Sound Presents An evening with Booker T Jones “This is an amazing album.” – LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON “…Tight urgency that is the foundation of the entire album, driving the funky guitar and bass lines through a brilliant reinvention of the M.G.’s soul chemistry, ramped up for the 21st century.” – MOJO “After all these years, he remains so soulful, and so good.” – NPR “A showcase for Jones’ ever-sinuous way around his Hammond B-3, which sings, purrs, moans and shouts with often near-human expressivity, under his skilled touch.” – LOS ANGELES TIMES “Transports listeners to the ’60s heyday of Stax, where [Jones] and the MGs defined soul music.” – USA TODAY “Joyous a satisfying return to Booker T.’s classic instrumental soul and funk.” – BOSTON GLOBE “The Road From Memphis shifts to funk and R&B, with Philly’s own the Roots as his backing band. It’s a perfect pairing stellar.” – PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER “The funk here is deep and solid. The punishingly unpredictable twists and turns all manage to punch your gut with a groove.” – PASTE MAGAZINE Show: 9p | Doors: 8p Tickets: $45 advance | $50 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)

Hours

Sunday: Open

Monday: Open

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Open

Thursday: Open

Friday: 1am

Saturday: 1am

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Scenes: Dance Venue, Live Music, Club, Restaurant, Bar

Cuisines: American, Burgers, Pizza, Seafood

Music: Blues, Live Bands, Rock

Crowd: 21+, Casual Crowd, Locals

Best Food: Burgers / Sliders, Salads

Best Drinks: Beer Selection, Martinis

Dancing: Always

Highlights: Dancing, Drink Deals, Live Performances

Avg. Entree: $10 - $15

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Capacity: 250

Dress Code: Casual

Parking: Plenty of Street Parking

TVs: TV's only in the Tap Room

Other Features Include: Beer Selection, Catering, Seating, Takeout, Dance Floors, Gift Cards

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