Kristi's Tour Dates - 2005

Tour Diary

2/3 (Cumberland RI) The Blackstone 129 Mendon Rd 401-726-2181, my amazing guitarist friend Kevin Silvia will be accompanying me again at this excellent club, 9pm (Missi Ryan and Granian will be performing after us), FREE

2/13 (Providence RI) A Rhode Island Peace Mission fundraiser and tribute to St. Valentine featuring WomanSpiritRising: A Feminist Chorus at Central Congregational Church 296 Angell Street, info: 401-724-7700 Ext. 6. Lively music, refreshments, and an opportunity for us to share our love for each other and the world. We welcome contributions of refreshments: juice, chips and dips, cheese and crackers, desserts, veggies, fruits. 4pm, $10 adults/$5 children/$25 family

2/20 (Franklin MA) THE NEW SONG CIRCLE...a circle of singer songwriters...featuring Bob Alonge, Robin Huer, me, and TBA at MelDiva Coffee 22-24 East Central Street 508-541-7333 2pm

3/4 (Cumberland RI) Made From Scratch 3755 Mendon Rd 401-658-2824, join me once again for yummy homemade food, cozy couches, and sweet piano and voice provided by me! 7-10pm

3/6 (Providence RI) Imani Jubilee/Faith Service in the chapel to kick off Brown's Women's History Month celebrations. WomanSpiritRising will be singing some of our spiritual songs. 6pm

3/10 (Cumberland RI) The Blackstone 129 Mendon Rd 401-726-2181, my amazing guitarist friend Kevin Silvia will be accompanying me again at this excellent club, 9pm, FREE

3/12 (North Smithfield RI) Village Haven Restaurant's Waterford Room (please use the back entrance and proceed downstairs) 90 School St 401-762-4242, with the Silvia Brothers. Donations to benefit Amos House as it welcomes the poor and provides safety, food, and fellowship for its guests. More than 2 million meals have been served at Amos House since it opened in 1976. $50 per person includes dinner, donation, and all entertainment. Please email for reservations and tickets. Doors open at 6pm; Dinner starts at 7pm.

3/13 (Providence RI) at the Hi-Hat 3 Davol Square. Check out some of the best women musicians in RI at the Annual Goddess Show: Becky Chase Band, Jen Minuto, Ellen Flemming, Heather Rose, Marcy Lang, Emily Smith, Mary Day Band and Me! There will be a cash bar and a menu available throughout the show. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the year round programs of RI Pride.

3/13 (Providence RI) Girl's Night Out at RISD Auditorium. WomanSpiritRising will be singing, 7pm, TBA

3/24 (Kingston RI) URI-Kingston-Multi-Cultural Center... The RI Young professionals (an auxilliary of the Urban League) is honoring 3 women (Bela Teixeira, Jimetta Alston, and Grace Diaz) to celebrate Women's History Month, and WomanSpiritRising is going to sing for them! 6pm

3/26 (Providence RI) Splash - New England's Largest Lesbian Dance Party @ Pulse, 86 Crary St, 401-272-2133, the doors will open at 8:30pm, i will sing my heart for you from 9:30 - 11:30pm, and then you can dance your *** off for the dj until... $5 for 21+/ $10 for 18+

4/7 (Newport RI) The Area Venue 3 River Lane 401-849-2315 10pm

4/8 (Durham NH) University of New Hampshire 8pm TBA

4/10 (Providence RI) Songwriters in the Round at AS220 115 Empire St 401.831.9327. This songwriters series is unique in that each of the four songwriters writes a new song on a theme specifically for the event! This Round's theme is "envy." Come to see how Jerry Balchunas, Paul Pasch, me, and our faithful host Ryan Fitzsimmons deal with this topic in song! 7 - 9pm, $5

4/14 (Cumberland RI) The Blackstone 129 Mendon Rd 401-726-2181, with Kevin Silvia, 9pm, FREE

4/22 (Rockland MA) New Song Arts Center 51 Maple Street 781-335-0249, This is a cool, homey little room that focuses on artists and their songs, 7:30 pm, donation

4/29 (Cumberland RI) Made From Scratch 3755 Mendon Rd 401-658-2824, join me once again for yummy homemade food, cozy couches, and sweet piano and voice provided by me! 7pm

5/7 (Bethlehem NH) The Highlands Inn off Rte 302, 603-869-3978 or 1-877-LES-B-INN or email to take the weekend off for a getaway with me at this award-winning inn! 8pm

5/13 & 5/14 (Providence RI) VMA Arts and Cultural Center 83 Park Street 401-222-1467 The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents Carl Orff's Carmina Burana! The program includes Haydn¹s Symphony No. 92. I will be a guest singer as The Providence Singers join the Rhode Island Philharmonic for two guest performances of a grand, exotic favorite. Larry Rachleff conducts. Tickets for these concerts are available only through the Philharmonic online or by phone: (401) 831-3123. Ticket Prices: Adults $26-$57; Seniors/Students $21-$57, 8pm

5/19 (Providence RI) I will be performing as part of Cirque Du Singe Brisé at Tazza Cafe 250 Westminster St 401-421-3300 with ARI, CHRIS CUBETA, RYAN FITZSIMMONS, THE KIERAN RIDGE BAND, JOSEPH BELLAMY, ERIC FONTANA, ROD WEBBER, & MARY BUE doing her last area appearance, 8:30pm, $5 cover (a steal!)

6/4 (Coventry RI) The Apeiron Institute's 4th Annual Rhode Island Sustainable Living Festival and Renewable Energy Expo at Apeiron's 55 acre, workshops, children¹s activities and vendors, 11am - 7pm. WomanSpiritRising will perform at noon. Single Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show; Family Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 day of show.

6/11 (San Francisco CA) Bazaar Café 5927 California Street, between 21st & 22nd Avenues 415-831-5620 Please come to this rare solo acoustic appearance in the Bay! I may even have demos for my new cd available at this show! 6:30 doors, 7pm show, $5 - $20 Donation

6/15 (Cranston RI) WomanSpiritRising will once again perform for Rhode Island's Women's Prison Mentoring Program. While this is not a public performance, it is one of our most meaningful, for it is the purest fulfillment of our commitment to empowering women. We are privileged to honor both the women who are about to be released from prison as well as those who serve as their mentors as they transition to freedom.

6/18 (Providence RI) Catch me solo and with WomanSpiritRising at Rhode Island PrideFest 2005 in Station Park, across from the Providence Place Mall! The festivities go from noon until sundown, but Kristi and WSR will be performing between noon and 1pm. Rhode Island Pride is a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing, promoting and celebrating the diversity and successes of the glbt community.

6/18 (Pawtucket RI) Catch me solo at the RISA stage at 6:25pm and directing WomanSpiritRising at the East Bank Stage at 4:30pm as RiverSing on the Blackstone celebrates River Day in Pawtucket with many choral groups and soloists singing along the river at Slater Mill Historic site. FREE. Contact Blackstone Valley Visitors¹ Center at 401-724-2200 for more information.

7/27 (Providence RI) I have made it to the Semi-Finals of the NEMO Emerging Songwriter Competition!!! I will be performing with 4 others at Starbucks on Angell St in Providence. Judges will decide which one of us goes on to the Finals at Paradise Lounge in Boston on September 14th. Please come show your support!!! 6-8pm FREE

8/18 (Cumberland RI) The Blackstone This is the debut of my new TRIO!!! Nisha on percussion and Tony on bass! Should be a blast! 129 Mendon Rd 401-726-2181, 9pm, FREE

8/25 (Providence RI) RI Songwriters Association Showcase at Borders Books in Providence Place Mall, 401-465-6066 for more info, 7pm, FREE

9/17 (East Greenwich RI) RI Pagan Pride Mabon Festival at Westminster Unitarian Church 119 Kenyon Avenue, 9am (I think I perform at 11am), Admission is a non-perishable food donation that will go to RI Food Bank

9/18 (Peacedale RI) WomanSpiritRising performing at the Johnnycake Storytelling Festival - Sacred Tales, an annual family-friendly event sponsored by South Kingstown Parks and Recreation, 325 Columbia Street, 401-789-9301, 9:30AM, $8

10/7 (Providence RI) RI Songwriters AssociationRISA Showcase at Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House 209 Douglas Ave 401-575-2284, 8pm

10/15 (Raleigh NC) Bosendorfer Hall, i'm so happy to be invited back to this wonderful event! i'll be playing 3 new-to-me Tori covers (!) at the Tori Amos Tribute/RAINN Benefit, 8pm

10/16 (Durham NC) 305 South 305 South Dillard St, Tori Amos Tribute Show After Party, where the tribute performers are performing their original songs, 2pm

10/26 (Fall River MA) Narrows Center for the Arts Open Mic Feature, 16 Anawan St, 508-324-1926, 7pm, $3

10/27 (Warren RI) WomanSpiritRising will be performing at an amazing Hurricane Fundraiser sponsored by India Restaurant and many other businesses and volunteers. At this fundraiser 100% of the proceeds, including the wait staff's wages and tips(!), ticket sales, bar sales, & silent auction, will go to Habitat for Humanity's new project "Operation Home Delivery" to help rebuild New Orleans. India is located at 520 Main St. Your $20 ticket includes dinner buffet and all music and dancing. The event is from 5 - 10 pm. They need volunteers: please contact Amar at 401-641-2600 for more info.

11/5 (Pawtucket RI) Stone Soup Coffeehouse at the Arts Center of the Boys and Girls Club in the old Slater Trust/Fleet Bank building, 210 Main Street. I'm opening for Cliff Eberhardt!!! 8pm, $12

11/18 (Cumberland RI) The Blackstone River Theatre RISA concert...549 Broad St, 401-725-9272, me, Anna's House, Jackie O'Brien, Heather Rose, Keith White, Jacquleine Bartlett, Ray Jorgenson, and Michelle Cruz. 8pm, $10

12/16 (Warwick RI) WomanSpiritRising Whalin' Coffeehouse/Jonah Community Center 830 Oakland Beach Ave 401-739-1359, 7pm, $5

12/17 (Brooklyn NY) Vox Pop 1022 Cortelyou Road (Q to Cortelyou or F to Ditmas) 718-940-2084, me and Denise Barbarita will be singing our hearts out for YOU! 8pm $5

12/31 (Providence RI) WomanSpiritRising: a feminist chorus will be performing at Bright Night Providence in Grace Church 175 Mathewson Street 401-331-3225, 7pm & 8pm;
and then, from 9 - 10:30pm MY TRIO (me, percussionist Nisha Purushotham, bassist Kurt Meyer, plus special guest backup vocalist Angela Romans) will be making its Providence debut!!!

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