BRT hosts Matt and Shannon Heaton
Blackstone River Theatre will present its first 2022 Take It Outside concert featuring Matt and Shannon Heaton on Sunday, May 15, from 4-5 p.m., at the new outside concert space located behind Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI. Admission is $15.00 for the 60-minute concert. Capacity is limited; to reserve tickets order online or call Blackstone River Theatre at (401) 725-9272. Folding chairs will be provided but audiences can bring a chair or blanket if preferred. No outside food or drink is allowed. In event of rain, show will be held inside. Enter the performance area via the gate at the back of BRT’s parking lot.
With an engaging stage presence and masterfully-crafted music, Boston-based Matt and Shannon Heaton offer well-travelled Irish music from the heart. Steeped in sessions in County Clare and brewed in the acoustic music scenes of Chicago and Boston, their flute/guitar/bouzouki instrumentals and husband-and-wife harmony singing draw deeply from the Irish tradition.
The Heatons are an integral part of Boston’s vibrant trad music scene. Shannon co-founded Boston’s Celtic music fest and was named Massachusetts Traditional Artist Fellow in 2016 and she hosts the culture podcast “Irish Music Stories.”