WATERFRONT PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE THE PROVIDENCE EVENT SERIES PRESENTED BY ROB LEVINE & ASSOCIATES

Waterfront Productions, LLC/Rhode Island Waterfront Events announce The Providence Event Series presented by Rob Levine & Associates, The Heavy Hitter®.

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THE PROVIDENCE EVENT SERIES PRESENTED BY ROB LEVINE & ASSOCIATES,

WATERFRONT PRODUCTIONS AND CITY OF PROVIDENCE ANNOUNCE

THE HEAVY HITTER® AT THE ALEX AND ANI CITY CENTER

- Tickets to go on sale for all events this Friday, June 24 th -

PROVIDENCE, RI, June 22, 2016 – Waterfront Productions, LLC/Rhode Island Waterfront Events and the City of

Providence announce the formation of The Providence Event Series presented by

Rob Levine & Associates, The Heavy Hitter®. The concert and festival series will take place in the heart of

downtown Providence’s Kennedy Plaza at the ALEX AND ANI City Center in late summer and fall and features

the following line-up to date: Chase Rice, Friday, August 19 th , $34 advance/$44 day of event; the Celtic Rock

Festival, Saturday, September 10 th , $25 advance/$35 day of event; Ziggy Marley, Friday, September 23 rd , $32.50

advance/$42.50 day of event; and the International Oktoberfest, the weekend of September 24 th and 25 th , (Sat.)

$20 advance/$25 day of event and (Sun.) $17 advance/$20 day of event. The general admission tickets with no

reserved seating will go on sale for all events starting this Friday, June 24th at Noon and can be purchased online

at www.riwaterfrontevents.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745- 3000 or at the Waterfront Productions box

office located at 4 Commercial Wharf in Newport (box office hours available at riwaterfrontevents.com). Tickets

will be available on the day-of the event at the ALEX AND ANI City Center box office located at 2 Kennedy Plaza,

Downtown Providence, at the event entrance. See the most up-to- date box office hours by visiting

www.riwaterfrontevents.com.

The Providence Event Series was realized after ongoing talks resulted in the eventual collaboration between

Waterfront Productions/Rhode Island Waterfront Events, the City of Providence, the Providence Parks and

Recreation Department and the ALEX AND ANI City Center. The parties involved were already familiar with each

other as Waterfront Productions/Rhode Island Waterfront Events had produced an entertainment series at

Providence’s India Point Park last year in conjunction with the City of Providence which included the Waterfront

Reggae Festival, a J Geils concert, Festival Latino de Providence, Collie Buddz reggae concert and the

International Oktoberfest while ALEX AND ANI is the name sponsor of Waterfront Productions’ Newport Skating

Center in downtown Newport. Waterfront Productions/Rhode Island Waterfront Events is once again producing the

Waterfront Reggae Festival featuring The Wailers at India Point Park on August 13 th .

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“We want to thank the City of Providence for helping us bring an open air event series to downtown this summer

and fall,” said Michele Maker Palmieri, President and CEO of Waterfront Productions. “When identifying unique

venues, the ALEX AND ANI City Center presented a dynamic urban setting in the heart of the city which is sure to

bring a vibrant energy to our events. Our focus was on a well-rounded entertainment schedule to attract a variety of

audiences and demographics to downtown.” Palmeiri noted that there are plans to add a few other events to the

line-up with details to be announced soon.

“Providence is known for its arts and culture scene and the Alex and Ani City Center serves as the perfect venue to

display the creative passion of our City,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “Located in the heart of our downtown

neighborhood, I look forward to a diverse summer concert series throughout the season and encourage visitors to

explore all that the Creative Capital has to offer while they are here.”

The Providence Event Series presented by Rob Levine & Associates, the Heavy Hitter®, will feature country

singer-songwriter Chase Rice on Friday, August 19 th whose 2014 CD, Ignite The Night, debuted at #1 on the

Billboard Top County Albums. The Celtic Rock Festival, featuring the musical star of Riverdance, founding

member of Cherish the Ladies and Grammy award winning fiddle player, Eileen Ivers, as well as Tartan Terrors,

The Town Pants and Pendragon, is up next on Saturday, September 10 th . Ziggy Marley, multi Grammy award

winner and eldest son of reggae legend, Bob Marley, will take the stage on Friday, September 23 rd and then the

24 th annual International Oktoberfest featuring seasonal brews, savory German cuisine and live Bavarian music

on the weekend of September 24 th and 25 th , an earlier date for this popular annual festival. More events will be

announced in the coming weeks.

The ALEX AND ANI City Center, located at 2 Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence, is managed by the

Providence Parks and Recreation Department and operates all year-round. The summer event season extends

from April through October with rental space available for public and private events. The winter ice skating

season begins in November and continues through March. Visit alexandanicitycenter.com or call 401.331.5544

for all summer event information as well as details on ice skating reservations and advertising opportunities.

Waterfront Productions, LLC, headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island, specializes in event

management/production and venue operation and is the parent company of Rhode Island Waterfront Events and

Newport Waterfront Events. The events Waterfront Productions owns and manages include the Great Chowder

Cook-Off at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, the Waterfront Reggae Festival at India Point Park in Providence

and The Providence Event Series presented by Rob Levine & Associates, The Heavy Hitter®, at ALEX AND ANI

City Center. In addition, Waterfront Productions owns and operates the Newport Skating Center in downtown

Newport. The Waterfront Productions team has co-produced a variety of other events over the past ten years,

including the Newport Comedy Series, the WBRU Concert Series at Providence Piers, the Food Truck Festival,

the Newport International Boat Show and the Newport Charter Yacht Show, and offers event management

consulting services.

For more information, please visit www.riwaterfrontevents.com or contact Michele Maker Palmieri, President and

CEO of Waterfront Productions, LLC 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,

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