Music in the Garden – Becky Bass

Photo by Curtis Desmarais

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy Music in the Garden, a series of summer early-evening concerts in an historic Colonial Revival garden, presented in partnership with the Mile of History Association. Tucked behind the John Carter House (also known as the Shakespeare’s Head building) this series of intimate, hour-long performances will help support the restoration of this charming pocket park.

Music in the Garden takes place on select Wednesdays every month from May through September and features an eclectic mix ranging from steel pan and jazz to bluegrass and soul.

On Wednesday, June 21 we welcome Caribbean Soul vocalist and steel drummer Becky Bass. A two-time New England Urban Music Award winner, Becky’s beautiful, angelic voice and skillful steel pan playing can now be heard while performing her Caribbean Soul music as a solo artist as well as with several bands all over the New England area.

Space is limited and advance registration is recommended. Guests are welcome to bring lawn or beach chairs. Seating is not provided.

Purchase Tickets

$15 general // $12 PPS and MoHA Members
Gates open at 6:00 pm // Music at 6:30 pm
21 Meeting Street

Music in the Garden is presented in partnership with:

Don’t miss our full slate of Music in the Garden concerts:

May 24Hawthorne (Indie-Americana)

June 21Becky Bass (Caribbean soul and steel pan)

July 19Greystone Rail (bluegrass)

August 16 – Soul Circle (a collaborative of Mixed Magic Theater musicians)

September 13 – Phil Sanborn Jazz trio (jazz classics)

About the Garden

The 1938 Colonial Revival-style garden sits behind the John Carter House, which was built in 1772. In addition to serving as the home of John and Amey Carter and their twelve children, the building also accommodated Carter’s various businesses, including the Providence Gazette, a book and stationery shop, and the local post office. These literary pursuits were advertised on a sign hung outside the building depicting a bust of William Shakespeare. The current garden, designed by landscape architect James Graham, was added over 150 years later following the 1938 hurricane.

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