Parade Style Workshop – Home

PARADE STYLE WORKSHOP
with Celebrity Costume Designer Machine Dazzle!

Famed costume designer Machine Dazzle will lead a workshop for budding designers in developing a glam look for the PVDFest Parade – Family Friendly! All materials provided.

Grupo Niche – Home

SALSA SENSATION GRUPO NICHE AT PVDFEST!

Get ready to dance the night away to some hot salsa music! Founded 40 years ago in the “world salsa capital” of Cali, Colombia, Grupo Niche is a legendary Pan-American salsa band with a fanbase that spans the globe.

Sona Jobarteh – Home

KORA VIRTUOSO SONA JOBARTEH AT PVDFEST

Africa’s first female kora virtuoso! “A griot for a new generation of west Africans”
— BBC Radio 3
PVDFest logo over a photo of a diverse crowd of festivalgoers enjoying a performance

PVDFest 2019

FIRSTWORKS ARTIST LINEUP!

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city for a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Artists from across the globe join the Ocean State’s finest for a free outdoor party that inspires the soul, fires the spirit, and has thousands dancing in the streets. Produced by the City of Providence with founding partner FirstWorks.

Impacting the Community

IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH ARTS LEARNING

FirstWorks Arts Learning Program reaches over 4,000 K-12 students at more than 30 public, charter and private schools each year. Click here to learn more.
We deliver firsts!

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