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Rhode Island Waterfront Events and music promoter, Live Nation, announce the hard rock bands PRIMUS/MASTODON will kick-off the concert season at its Bold Point Park outdoor venue on the East Providence, Rhode Island waterfront this Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26th with the gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the music starting at 7:00 p.m.  The band, All Them Witches, will open for the headliners. Tickets for the show will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, February 2nd at 10:00 a.m. and prices start at $50.75 for general admission seating.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.riwaterfrontevents.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or by visiting Jordan Liquors at 199 Taunton Avenue in East Providence during regular store hours.  On the day of the event, tickets will also be available at the RI Waterfront Events box office at Bold Point Park at slightly higher prices.

 

“We are definitely starting our 2018 concert series off with a bang by booking both PRIMUS and MASTODON on the same evening,” said Michele Maker Palmieri, Founder and President of Waterfront Productions, the parent company of Rhode Island Waterfront Events.  “Expect an eclectic line up at Bold Point Park this year to appeal to all musical tastes. This one’s for all the hard rockers and metalheads out there.”  Palmeri added that the other show scheduled to-date is KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018 scheduled for Friday, August 24th with more announcements to come.

 

Starting as an underground phenomenon in San Francisco in the early 1990s, PRIMUS’ cult following grew rapidly as the band’s first three rock-metal albums went either Platinum or Gold, they toured with rock heavyweights U2 and Rush, and headlined the third Lollapalooza festival. PRIMUS will be touring in support of its first album featuring original music since 1995, The Desaturation Seven, which also marks the return of the band’s definitive line up – singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander – and the sounds and styles of the group’s earlier days.  MASTODON, the rock-heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2000 and the four main members of the group have been together ever since.  The band has released seven albums, the last of which, Emperor of Sand, debuted #1 on the Billboard Rock Chart and its single, Sultan’s Curse, won a 2018 Grammy for “Best Metal Performance”.

 

Waterfront Productions is in the second year of producing events at Bold Point Park in East Providence.  The seasonal, open-air, waterfront entertainment venue features concerts, music festivals and other events by national, international and local artists along with food and beverage options including full bars, lounge areas and local food trucks.  Event-goers enjoy beautiful views of upper Narragansett Bay, the Providence and Seekonk Rivers and the Providence skyline.  Bold Point Park is located at 600 Waterfront Drive in East Providence, Rhode Island off Veteran’s Memorial Parkway and next to Tockwotton on the Waterfront.  It is directly across the river from India Point Park in Providence.  Parking is available close to the venue and can be reserved in advance when purchasing tickets. Please visit www.riwaterfrontevents.com for more information on parking.

 

Waterfront Productions and Bold Point Park partners to-date include: The City of East Providence, the East Providence Waterfront Commission, Tockwotton on the Waterfront, East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce and Jordan’s Liquors.

 

Waterfront Productions LLC, headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island, specializes in event management/production and venue operation and is the parent company of Newport Waterfront Events and Rhode Island Waterfront Events.  Formerly the event management team at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Waterfront Productions LLC started in 2015 after the Newport Yachting Center was sold to Peregrine Group in 2014.  Waterfront Productions owns and manages the Great Chowder Cook-Off, now held at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island, a summer/fall concert series that originated as the Sunset Music Series/Newport Concert Series and migrated to other venues in the Providence area until finding a home last year at Bold Point Park and a number of festivals, including the Waterfront Reggae Festival, the Blues & BBQ Festival and Oktoberfest, which are now also held at Bold Point Park. In addition, the Waterfront Productions team owns and operates the Newport Skating Center, an outdoor skating rink in downtown Newport open annually December through February.  Other events Waterfront Productions has co-produced over the past 12 years include the Volvo Ocean Race concerts at Fort Adams State Park in 2015, Newport Comedy Series and the Newport International Boat Show.  Waterfront Productions also offers event management consulting services.

For more information, please visit www.riwaterfrontevents.com, contact Michele Maker Palmieri, Founder and President of Waterfront Productions via email at mmaker@newportwaterfrontevents.com or call (888) 900-8640, Ext. 709. To receive future Rhode Island Waterfront Events and Newport Waterfront Events announcements, presale opportunities or exclusive packages, sign up at riwaterfrontevents.com and become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/RIWaterfrontEvents, Instagram/RIWaterfrontEvents, Twitter/RIWEvents and Snapchat/boldpointpark.

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