The Weekend Rundown: September 1-3

The Rhythm and Roots Festival returns to Charlestown, RI Philharmonic takes the stage in Bristol and WaterFire lights up Providence

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September 1-3: Spend Labor Day weekend dancing your heart out at the Rhythm and Roots Festival in Ninigret Park in Charlestown. Celebrating its 20th year, the three-day music festival is bringing in major talent, including Roseanne Cash, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Mavericks and The Squirrel Nut Zippers. There’s also a Cajun Music Camp for kids, and a Family Stage with kid-friendly performers. All that, plus an international food court and an artist marketplace.

September 2: Soak up the last of the summer sun on a Sunset Cruise on Narragansett Bay, which includes 10 lighthouses and 10 islands, plus views for days.

September 2: It’s the last month of the season for Newport Polo at Glen Farm in Portsmouth. Bring a cooler, some lawn chairs and your biggest hat to watch USA face England this Labor Day weekend.

September 3: The Rhode Island Philharmonic brings its free Summer Concert Series to Independence Park in Bristol. The program includes selections from Broadway legends Leonard Bernstein and Richard Rogers, as well as Tchaikovsky and modern classics from Batman and Star Trek.

September 3: Get ready to get scared. Bucket Brewery in Pawtucket will be hosting everyone’s favorite terrifying clown with a screening of the original adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Grab a pint and relive the horror before the remake drops next week.

September 3
: The Scurvy Dog in Providence is throwing a Labor Day weekend bash with the return of the Parking Lot Mega Show. Catch Alec K. Redfearn, Tall Teenagers, Cannibal Ramblers and other local performers in the all-day parking lot jam. Bonus: Poco Loco will be on hand for tacos.

September 3: Well, September’s here so you may as well send summer off with one of Providence’s favorite summer traditions. Catch this weekend’s full WaterFire lighting and hold on to those precious summer feels.