East Providence, RI – Rhode Island Waterfront Events and music promoter, Live Nation, announce that KIDZ BOP, the #1 kids’ music brand in the country, will be bringing its “KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018” North American Tour to the Bold Point Park outdoor venue on the East Providence, Rhode Island waterfront on Friday, August 24th with the gates opening at 3:00 p.m. and the music starting at 4:00 p.m. Tickets for the show will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, January 19th at 10:00 a.m. and prices start at $30 for general admission and $40 for reserved 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 so excited for our second season at Bold Point Park to begin and plan to at least double the number of events we hold at the waterfront venue this coming season compared to our first season,” said Michele Maker Palmieri, Founder and President of Waterfront Productions, the parent company of Rhode Island Waterfront Events.  “We jumped at the chance to book ’KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018’ as it is the ultimate family concert experience featuring today’s biggest hits sung by kids for kids.  The multi-talented Kidz Bop kids headline each show, which also features innovative stage design, special effects, fan interaction, and even a parent lip-sync battle to 90’s hits. It can be the highlight of the summer for kids and parents alike.”

KIDZ BOP – Billboard magazine’s #1 Kids’ Artist for eight consecutive years (2010 – 2017) – connects with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live tours.  KIDZ BOP has sold over 18 million albums and generated over 1 billion streams since the family-friendly music brand debuted in 2001. The best-selling series has had 24 Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 Chart; only three artists in history — The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Barbra Streisand — have had more Top 10 albums. For more information, visit kidzbop.com.


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Waterfront Productions is in the second year of a three–year lease of land 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. 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, visit www.riwaterfrontevents.com

Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

He is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.