Performances & Events

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PVDFest

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

10th Annual Afrika Nyaga Drum and Dance Festival

City Hall Stage 25 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

Now in its 10th year, Afrika Nyaga showcases the incredible music and dance of Africa and the diaspora. The "festival within a festival" will be headlined by award-winning South African […]

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 […]