Riverfire in Wakefield starts this week

RiverFire is a series of FREE live music concert events starting this week and running through the end of August, every Thursday evening at the stage at the river’s edge and Saugatucket bridge in Wakefield.

Enjoy the serene views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets, and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Live music from area bands will perform on stage at the river’s edge and Saugatucket Bridge. Starting at 8:00 PM, a “RiverFire Cabaret” will continue into the evening at The Contemporary Theater Company outdoor stage. On Main Street, local artisans and vendors will be selling goods. Local shops and restaurants and the adjacent elementary school playground will be open.

Do you have a burning passion to support and celebrate local businesses and the community? Visit and experience what authentic downtown Main Street is all about. WVA is working with local and state officials to keep things safe for everyone of all ages and is excited to bring back other events in the future. Vendors and visitors will be required to follow up-to-date state guidelines for face coverings, social distancing and other measures.

Admission to Wakefield RiverFire is free. A non-perishable food collection site will be provided to benefit the Jonnycake Center For Hope. Jonnycake’s mission is to provide basic needs, resources, and hope to our community members. Their vision is a community without hunger and poverty where everyone can reach their full potential and improve their quality of life.

Join RiverFire events via the South County Bike Path or drive downtown and park at either of the two, free municipal parking lots. For live music schedules, additional event information, or if you’re interested in becoming a vendor, please visit or email

All bands donate their performance as part of their mission to help end hunger, please help us by bringing a food donation for the JonnyCake Center of Hope, there will be a food collection basket at the end of the Bridge!

Come early and stroll Main Street, visit our shops, check out what local vendors have to offer, grab a bite to eat, and walk across the Saugutucket River Bridge while enjoying live music from the from the gazebo amidst the ambiance of the fires glowing along the river. 

This week:

June 24, 2021 (6-8pm): Combined with SK Pride Event (3-8pm)
Doctor Brenda’s Rythm Army 

Peace Collective kicks off at 6pm.  A  three-piece ensemble show casing songs from their newly released self-titled EP Album.

Details on other week’s themes and entertainment can be found on their site at:

Riverfire is one event of this volunteer group bringing people and businesses together to organize events to enjoy the liveliness and charm of Historic Main Street Wakefield.

About the Wakefield Village Association:

The Wakefield Village Association is a non-profit organization which promotes the livability, walk-ability and viability of Historic Main Street in downtown Wakefield in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. The association is comprised of downtown merchants, artists, non-profits, residents and local stakeholders. The mission is to build on the already-strong sense of community, while further promoting local shops and restaurants, as well as a theater, bike trail and other establishments, all along the beautiful Saugatucket River and bridge. Several annual events and fundraisers are promoted to the public and enjoyed by residents and tourists, alike. Events include: Wakefield RiverFire, Endless Summer, Oktoberfest, Holiday Stroll, Winter Wonderland and more.

When: Every Thursday Evening, June 24 to August 19, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Downtown Wakefield, RI – Main Street, Saugatucket River and Bridge
Address for GPS: 327 Main St, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879 – Center of Main Street
Parking: Free – Wakefield town municipal parking lots and street parking
Admission: Free – A non-perishable food collection site to benefit the Johnnycake Center of Hope
Contact/Organizer: Wakefield Village Association – Stephen Maciel, Coordinator and Volunteer
Phone/Email 401-368-1325,

1 Comment

  1. Stephen M Maciel on June 22, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    “All bands donate their performance as part of their mission to help end hunger, please help us by bringing a food donation for the JonnyCake Center of Hope, there will be a food collection basket at the end of the Bridge!”

    If you meet any of the performers, please give them a big thanks!

    Steve Maciel, RF Volunteer