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Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival takes place Friday through Sunday in Charlestown

On the one hand, having a big event over Labor Day weekend makes perfect sense, as it's the last big holiday of the summer. At the same time, every other event-holder in the world is thinking the same thing — meaning that the average Fun-Haver must choose between myriad cool things going on simultaneously.

It's hard to go wrong, though, with the annual Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, R.I. Taking place Friday through Sunday across four stages, R&R features some of the biggest and up-and-coming names in roots music, along with dance and music lessons, craft and family events, food and beverage, and more.

A complete schedule is available at, and here's a quick-hit guide to choice acts for each day.

Friday: Pine Leaf Boys (4:30 p.m.), Son Volt (6:30 p.m.)

Saturday: Music of The Band with Dust Bowl Revival and Hot Tub of Cowtown (7:45 p.m.), The Mavericks (9:30 p.m.)

Sunday: Marcia Ball (6:30 p.m.), Railroad Earth (9:30 p.m.)

Rhythm & Roots Festival, noon-midnight Fri.-Sun., Ninigret Park, 5 Park Lane, Charlestown, R.I.; $75 adults daily ($37 for teens), $210 weekend pass ($105 for teens);



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