As America’s oldest ice cream truck company that started in Pawtucket, RI, Palagis Ice Cream has been serving RI kids of all ages with summertime treats for over 100 years.
Three generations of the Palagi family would run the company for 102 years by way of the signature fleet of Palagi Ice Cream trucks. In 1998 the business was acquired by Alejandro (Alex) Arteaga, a longtime employee of the company. Alex has continued to keep the iconic Palagis Ice Cream truck fleet rolling for over twenty successful years. In 2021 the company celebrated their 125th anniversary.
In 2020, Alex opened a free-standing ice cream shop adjacent to the company headquarters called Palagis Ice Cream Shack. The Ice Cream Shack offers everything that can be found in their trucks plus a whole lot more. The shack offers Palagis famous frozen lemonade in a variety of flavors in addition to scooped ice cream for cones, cups, sundaes, banana splits, shakes and other concoctions. All this in a clean inviting environment with tables to relax and enjoy ice cream treats.
To give back to the community Alex has launched a “Free Thursday Night Music Series” that runs from June through September from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. The free event is designed for adult music listening but of course remains family friendly. Alex has put together a great lineup of top shelf regional artists performing outdoors under a gazebo. * Events are weather permitting.
Palagis Ice Cream Shack is located at 55 Bacon Street, Pawtucket, RI (next to McCoy Stadium).
The August Thursday Night Music Series Lineup
Thursday, August 4th / Steve Rodrigues
Palagis Ice Cream Shack is pleased to have the return of Steve Rodrigues to the Thursday Night Music Series. Steve will be performing your classic rock favorites such as Beatles, Petty, Young, Stones and more…..
Thursday, August 11th / Robert “Pip” Pippins
Palagis Ice Cream Shack is pleased to have Robert Pippins performing at Palagis Ice Cream Shack’s Thursday Night Music Series. Keyboardist Robert Pippins will be performing a wide array of hits from many genres.
Thursday, August 18th / John Fuzek
Palagis Ice Cream Shack is pleased to have the return of John Fuzek to the Palagis Ice Cream Shack’s Thursday Night Music Series. Last time John joined the shack was the 4th of July, so he had to slip his tunes in between some big booms coming from next door at Mcoy Stadium! John will be performing his special brand of classic rock for all to enjoy.
Thursday, August 25th / Mutt & Jeff – Featuring Manny Vincente & Jeff Stanhope
Palagis Ice Cream is pleased to welcome Mutt & Jeff back to the shack! Manny and Jeff are veterans within the New England music scene and have been involved with numerous music projects. The duo features Jeff on guitar and Manny on vocals and harmonica. The boys will perform some old school blues with a twist.
All performances run from 7:00pm – 9:00pm and are weather permitting. Palagis Ice Cream Shack can be reached at (401) 728-0180.
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