Providence’s own award-winning, activist street band

June 4, 2016 4:30 PM-*
Parade and roaming the festival!

An open band of brass, reeds and drums, there are over 30 musicians and dancers in the ERB family.

Their musical influences range from New Orleans jazz to Middle Eastern klezmer, Spanish revolutionary songs to funk, rhythm & blues. They have been performing locally and nationally since 2009 in support of community programs, nonprofits, schools and arts organizations who fight for peace, justice and equality. In 2013, the ERB launched a music education program called the Extraordinary Youth Ensemble (EYE), and band members currently offer music lessons and courses on arts and social activism to students at Providence’s public schools.

Produced by the City of Providence
Founding Creative Partner: FirstWorks
*Schedule and stages are subject to change. Visit:
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