Samaritans of Rhode Island presents Jonathan Edwards in concert Sept. 15

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The Samaritans of Rhode Island’s Forget-Me-Not Gallery welcomes singer/songwriter Jonathon Edwards to the Pawtucket Arts Festival on September 15. The concert is presented as part of The Samaritans yearlong 40th Anniversary.

Mr. Edward’s hits include “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Emma,” “Everybody Knows Her,” “Athens County” and “Shanty.” One of his most notable songs, “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” released in 1971, still connects with faithful followers and new fans alike.

“Participating in the Pawtucket Arts Festival has enabled The Samaritans to connect with Rhode Islanders in ways we never imagined,” said Denise Panichas, executive director.  “That is why we are excited Mr. Edwards will be joining us for this special celebration of the arts in the city and for The Samaritans’ 40th Anniversary.  He is a thoughtful, down-to-earth artist who has inspired audiences across the ages. We know this will be a magical night for everyone.”

The concert will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket. Tickets are $30 per person until September 8 and then $40 until show time. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a concert start time at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited to 200 patrons. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. One hundred percent of net proceeds benefits The Samaritans of RI.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.samaritansri.org or by calling The Samaritans of RI business line at 721-5220.

Established in December 2011, the mission statement of The Samaritans of RI’s Forget-Me-Not Gallery and Community Education Center is to partner with Rhode Island’s creative community to foster hope, inspiration and commemoration of the lives of our loved ones who have fallen victim to suicide. For more information about The Samaritans’ suicide prevention programs, visit www.samaritansri.org or call the business line at 721-5220. For more information about this and other Pawtucket Arts Festival events, visit www.pawtucketartsfestival.org. For more information about the artist visit www.jonathanedwards.net.

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