Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

PVDFest

ABOUT PVDFEST
JUNE 2-5, 2016

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island.

Afro-Cuban All Stars

AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS

The 17-piece Afro-Cuban All Stars are a dream team of Cuba’s hottest musicians. Musical director Juan de Marcos González, who arranged the famed Buena Vista Social Club, leads a multi-generational line-up drawn from some of the island’s most beloved bands.

Close-Act Theatre

CLOSE-ACT THEATRE

The biggest beasts that ever walked the earth stomp their way through Downtown Providence as Close-Act Theatre, a multi-disciplinary street theater company from the Netherlands, makes its East Coast debut with Saurus.

Lakou Mizik

LAKOU MIZIK

A rich musical stew of Vodou chants and drumming, Rara horns fashioned from sheet metal, Carnevale rhythms, gospel ballads, and folk songs that is hard to describe, but easy to love.

Opening Night Party–PVDFest 2016

OPENING NIGHT PARTY–PVDFEST 2016

Be a champion for the arts in Providence! Help to kick off Providence’s cultural event of the year, enjoy downtown bites and celebrate the arts.

Rocky Dawuni

ROCKY DAWUNI

Rocky Dawuni is a truly unique force in music: he was named one of “Africa’s Top 10 Global Stars” by CNN and was the first artist from Ghana ever nominated for a GRAMMY Award.

Newpoli

NEWPOLI

Newpoli carries on a tradition so old that it’s hard to date, performing music from the south of Italy that soaks up the diverse influences of surrounding regions.