Providence. The RIHS announces its summer concert events for 2012. Concerts are held on the lawn of the John Brown House Museum at 52 Power Street in Providence on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Guests may bring a picnic to enjoy on the beautiful grounds, or new this year, purchase Bravo wood-fired pizza, made on location.

June 28 - the American Band. Patriotic music and "pops" repertoire
July 12 - the Carlos de Leon Latin Jazz Band. Original and traditional Latin jazz
July 19 - Duke Robillard Band. Classic blues, R&B, and swing
July 26 - Magnolia. Cajun dance music
August 2 - Pendragon. Celtic-inspired music
August 9 - Greg Abate Jazz Quartet. Swinging melodic jazz standards and originals

Concerts made possible with generous support from Amica, Brown University, BNY Mellon, Washington Trust, Partridge, Snow & Hahn, Bank of America, Esten and Richards Insurance, and Granny Squibb's Iced Tea.

About the Rhode Island Historical Society
Founded in 1822, the RIHS is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States and is Rhode Island's largest and oldest historical organization. In Providence, the RIHS owns and operates the John Brown House and Museum, a designated National Historic Landmark, built in 1788; the Aldrich House, built in 1822 and used for administration and public programs; and the Library of Rhode Island History, where archival, book and image collections are housed. In Woonsocket the RIHS manages the Museum of Work and Culture, a community museum examining the industrial history of northern Rhode Island and of the workers and settlers, especially French-Canadians, who made it one of the state's most distinctive areas. To learn more visit