The Narrows Center is celebrating fourteen years of music that matters and art that inspires with a four-day concert series you don’t want to miss. The Narrows Center for the Arts is a non-profit, charitable organization on a mission to present exciting ways to engage, entertain and unite its community. It is a fully accessible venue, comprised of two visual art galleries, a performance theater and visual artist studios. It is air-conditioned, with a BYOB policy and free parking.
Conveniently located on the scenic waterfront of Fall River, the Taunton River has become the beautiful backdrop for this region’s top entertainment destination.
Founded by a small group of volunteers, the Narrows began as an art gallery with a small performance space. While it has seen many changes and improvements, one thing remains: the invaluable role of its loyal volunteers and staff members, who keep the venue running smoothly on a daily basis.
Another vital component to the venue’s continuing success is the generosity of the Friends of the Narrows, a group of individuals who contribute a significant portion of funds that keep it operating. In turn, the venue rewards them with benefits, including reserved tables to any show of their choice.
Over the last fourteen years, the facility has held over 1,400 concerts, more than 100 art exhibitions, 14 festivals and hundreds of community events.
The music venue holds a capacity of 280 people, giving audience members an intimate and up-close view of their favorite musical artists, and often times the opportunity to meet and chat with them after the show.
While it may be best known for its unbeatable, high quality musical performances, the Narrows Center for the Arts has humbly offered its community much more over the last fourteen years.
The Narrows offers educational programming and dedicates approximately 10 hours a week to People Incorporated, an organization that provides services to people with developmental disabilities. These classes give the students an informative, hands-on experience in the subjects of music and art. It also provides the artists who rent these studio spaces an outlet to teach and share their deep passion for the arts.
The venue also holds school tours of its art exhibits, and hosts the free annual Narrows Festival of the Arts and the Block-a-Palooza. These festivals attract thousands of music fans each year, eager to enjoy an entire day of fine music, food and artistry.
The Narrows Center’s 14th Anniversary concert series begins on November 4th with the California Guitar Trio, captivating audiences with their technical genius and a unique combination of rock, jazz, classical, and world music. This show is $25 in advance; $28 day of show.
On Thursday, November 5th, country and bluegrass musician Tim O’Brien takes the stage for a rare and memorable solo performance. $25 in advance; $28 day of show.
On Friday, November 6th Charlie Hunter, Bobby Previte and Curtis Fowlkes will join together as the Charlie Hunter Trio, performing songs from their latest album that is gritty, greasy and downright celebratory. $25 in advance; $28 day of show.
The Anniversary series will conclude with music legend, folk revivalist and no stranger to the Narrows, Tom Rush performing on Saturday, November 7th. $40 in advance; $45 day of show.
For those of you who have never visited the Narrows Center for the Arts, hundreds of patrons will agree that you are truly missing out. There is an electric energy inside the mill building that connects performers with the people who appreciate their work, and sparks life to the art that resides inside.
The Narrows Center has put Fall River on the map as a cultural destination. It is an economic engine for the City of Fall River attracting over 30,000 patrons to Fall River. Many of those patrons frequent local restaurants, hotels and other service related businesses.
Please join the Narrows Center in celebrating fourteen successful years of music and art, and the many more to come.
The Narrows Center is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River, MA. For more information, call 508-324-1926 or also visit narrowscenter.org. You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @narrowscenter.