PVDFest Opening Night Party


Tickets: $35-100 to purchase click "Attend" button. See below for ticket level benefits and information.
PVDFest Opening Night Party

PVDFest Opening Night Party

Join us for the kick-off to PVDFest 2023 at the Opening Night Party on Friday, September 8th from 7-9pm! Come down for programming on the District Park Main Stage and stick around for a party! Hosted by Barbara Morse Silva, and Mario Hilario of WJAR NBC 10, the party will overlook District Park and provide unbeatable views of the new PVDFest footprint.

Catch the sashing ceremony for our 2023 Parade Grand Marshals! This year’s Grand Marshals are civic leaders dedicated to supporting and elevating Providence’s revered arts culture. Join in celebrating Helen Baskerville-Dukes and Gonzalo Cuervo!

Don’t miss the unveiling of the PVDFest 2023 limited edition Commemorative Poster designed by Julio Berroa!

With food, cash bar, and entertainment, this party is the place to be to rub shoulders with artists, local champions, and community leaders as we celebrate the kick-off of PVDFest 2023.


You’re a showstopper! You know how to turn heads and draw a crowd! Your passion and commitment makes possible a Festival full talent and wonder. Tickets include a signed and numbered, limited edition commemorative poster, and two (2) complimentary drink tickets.

Festival Fan
You’ve got an eye for entertainment! Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned attendee, you know that Festivals are the place to be for one-of-a-kind experiences, and memorable encounters. Tickets include one (1) complimentary drink ticket.

Community Culturist
You are the bedrock of the Festival! You know that Festivals are vehicles to anchor place and build community, and we are thrilled that you’re here!

Featured Act: Empress

Empress is a singer, songwriter, and performer based in Rhode Island. Her music delights audiences with her smooth, soothing vocals and a range and style often compared to Jewel, Etta James, and Adele. Her style is soulful and enigmatic, and mixes rhythm, blues, jazz and folk. Lyrically, Empress’s songs reflect her life and the people she meets along her journey.  As an artist, survivor of domestic violence, and mother, she aims to bring awareness to issues facing families, single parents and those affected by familial abuse and poverty in her community and around the country.

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