After fracas, Ballard’s Beach Resort cancels Roots and Rhythm Festival

Updated at 4:26 p.m.

SUMMER DRAWS: Ballard’s hotel and beach club in Old Town is one of Block Island’s oldest and most popular businesses.  / PBN PHOTO/K. Curtis
AFTER AN ALMOST six-hour public hearing, the New Shoreham Board of License Commission voted unanimously to suspend Ballard's Beach Resort's liquor and entertainments licenses for 14 days. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS
NEW SHOREHAM – Ballard’s Beach Resort on Block Island has canceled its upcoming Roots and Rhythm Festival after a fight broke out at its venue on Aug. 8. The resort confirmed that the festival, scheduled for Aug. 21, will not happen. The news comes two days after a series of fights broke out at a…

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