Rock Icon Carmine Appice and his new drum show SLAMM! will headline the fifth year of Bright Night Providence.

PROVIDENCE, RI., 11/29/07
This year Bright Night Providence, the artist-run New Year’s Eve Festival now in its fifth year, will really start the new year with a bang. That’s because Carmine Appice, the drummer for groups like Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, and others, will bring his newest group SLAMM! to the Providence Performing Arts Center for three shows on December 31.

The group, which has been described as “Stomp on steroids”, features Appice and four hot young drummers who use garbage cans, trampolines, oil drums, drain pipes, ladders, and even dixie cups to create an exhilarating physically combustible high energy show that is perfect for all ages.

“They can drum on just about anything,” says Adam Gertsacov, festival director for Bright Night Providence. “Carmine has really brought together some amazing drummers from all over to create this show. I’m so pleased that their schedule worked out, and we are able to bring them here for New Year’s Eve.” In 2008, SLAMM is expected to go on a national and international tour.

“Providence is such a wonderful city to play,” said Appice. “The audiences are always great. We love how the artists of Providence have organized this festival, and are really looking forward to doing our family-friendly all ages show for Bright Night, and rocking out on New Year’s Eve in Providence.”

SLAMM! will perform three shows in Providence as part of Bright Night. Their shows will be performed at 6, 8, and 10 pm. Your Bright Night ticket (a Tyvek wristband) will guarantee you admission to one of those three performances, plus more than 50 other performances at 17 other venues throughout the day (on a space available basis).

Some of the other artists on the Bright Night bill include local legends Big Nazo Puppets, Celtic group Pendragon, bebop great Greg Abate, Grammy winner storyteller/singer Bill Harley, a blues swing/dance party featuring the Black and White Blues Band and the Superchief Trio, dance troupe Fusionworks, Peruvian band Inca Son, and a host of other artists. A full schedule will be available in early December on the Bright Night website,

Tickets and complete schedules to Bright Night will be available in early December online at, and available in person at all BankRI locations. all OOP! stores, and at the EastSide Marketplace starting December 6.
For more information about tickets call 401-621-6123 or visit

Tickets are $10 each if purchased in advance, $15 on the day of event. Family fourpacks for $50 will also be available. There are a limited amount of tickets, so purchase early to avoid getting closed out.

To find out more about Bright Night Providence, visit

To find out more about Carmine Appice’s SLAMM!, visit

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