Meet & Greet to feature Awards Presentation to Eagle Scouts who donated time, energy, instruments and funds to the Instruments for Children Program -- Sunday, October 29th @ the Temple. 

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Annual Meet & Greet

Sunday,  October 29th  /  5 - 9 o'clock

FEATURING

Student Performers 

Trinity Academy for the Performing  


     The Temple, 883 Eddy  Street         Free / Donations Accepted

     Providence RI / 401.461.0012

 



2017 Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame

           Inductee ---  Billy Osborne

                    

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Our Corporate Sponsors & Supporters


        Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation

        Society Founder:   Dr. Ed "Prof" Coates

Programs / Services

*  Preservation Hall Band

*  Instruments for Children

*  Oral History Project

*  Local Performer Support

*  R&B 'News of Note' Newsletter

​*  R&B Educational Programming

*  International Blues Challenge

*  Member Discounts / Events

​*  Last Chord (Recognition) 

Rhode Island

Rhythm & Blues

Preservation Society 

Mission

Welcome !

 

Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts

            Youth Concert Highlights

​                    November 2015 

                    

R&B Festival Allstars

   Phil Pegg All StarsPhil Pegg (guitar), Wayne Manning

        (bass), Austin Brown (drums), Angella Kronillis (vocals)

   Special Artists:  Dick Willner (guitar/vocals), Randy Ashe

        (Sax), Max Whiting (bass), Paul Williams (Guitar/vocals),

        Jan Schmidt (vocals), Billy Black (drums)


Photos by Sylvia Whiting, Photography

www.swhitingphotogallery.com / 617.539.3951

To preserve and promote Rhythm & Blues through activities, events, and education;


To preserve and promote the heritage, legacy, and historical connections of Rhythm & Blues music in the evolution of American popular Music;  and


To improve public awareness and acceptance of Rhythm and Blues as a musical art form.

The Rhode Island Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society (RIRBPS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 2003 by Dr. Edward A. 'Prof' Coates.  An affiliated member of the National Blues Foundation, RIRBPS strives to preserve and promote Rhythm and Blues in Rhode Island, an indigenous African American tradition and one of the most identifiable and significant contributions to American Culture.