Performances & Events

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Downtown Providence 25 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture+ Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will once again host PVDFest, Providence’s free outdoor signature arts festival, June 10-12, […]

PVDFest Opening Night VIP Party

Graduate Providence 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903, RI

Welcome to the PVDFEST Opening Night VIP Party A Gathering of Champions for the Arts in Providence! Mayor Jorge Elorza, Director of Providence Art, Culture and Tourism Lizzie Araujo and […]

$65 – $500

Summer Beats Concert Series: Flawless

Roger Williams Park Bandstand Providence, RI

Rhode Island’s own rap and hip-hop phenomenon is back to lay down the real talk at The People’s Park! From opening for Wu Tang, Ludacris and other giants, to his […]

Summer Beats Concert Series: DakhaBrakha

To Be Announced

“From the first moment the group starts performing, it's hard not to get caught up in the magic it weaves. … utter brilliance.” -NPR’s Bob Boilen A sonic feast as […]

Summer Beats Concert Series: William Cepeda Afro-Rican Jazz

Roger Williams Park Bandstand Providence, RI

Celebrate the heritage of Puerto Rican music and its African roots. William Cepeda is a cultural icon of Puerto Rico. The four-time Grammy-nominated trombonist brings his revolutionary seven-piece Afro-Rican Jazz […]

The Telling: Daniel Bernard Roumain

WaterFire Arts Center 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI

“The Telling” is a new collection of original live works by renowned Haitian-American composer, violinist,  and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain. Through instrumental solos, dance, and chamber music, the artists reflect upon and […]