Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

BOX OFFICE: Artistic Icons Series

FIRSTWORKS ARTISTIC ICONS AT THE VETS

Get into the swing of the season with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and “Big Band Holidays”, celebrate the muscular energy and weightless flight of BalletBoyz, experience the raw exuberance of the electrifying Urban Bush Women, journey with Rosanne Cash through her Southern roots – you’ll revel in every extraordinary FirstWorks moment.

BOX OFFICE: American Rhapsody: A Gershwin Songbook

AMERICAN RHAPSODY: THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK

A unique concert produced by the Gershwin Family Foundation celebrates iconic American music by one of the most indelible composers of the 20th century! Part of FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series at The VETS.
TICKETS: $28-88 (includes $3 restoration fee)

Billy Siegenfeld Dance Residency

FROM OUR PARTNERS AT BROWN UNIVERSITY

The Emmy Award-winning founder, artistic director, principal choreographer, vocal arranger, and ensemble performing member of JUMP RHYTHM® Jazz Project.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Bill T. Jones

BILL T. JONES/ ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY – STORY/TIME

BILL T. JONES/ ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY – STORY/TIME

FirstWorks presents Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones, who commands center stage for an exhilarating full company performance of 70 stories in 70 minutes.

Bike to Beer

BIKE TO BEER WITH CHRIS LASHUA OF CIRQUE MECHANICS

Grab a beer and a delicious homemade pretzel while chatting with Chris Lashua, Artistic Director of Cirque Mechanics. Find out about his biking background, which led to a stint with Cirque du Soleil. Hear about his troupe Cirque Mechanics, who will be kicking off our FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series at The Vets on October 29 with their performance Pedal Punk.

Big NAZO Intergalatic Creature Dance Party

BIG NAZO INTERGALACTIC CREATURE DANCE PARTY

Providence’s favorite puppets from another planet will touch down at PVDFest for an extraterrestrial public spectacle and space-funk dance party!

BIG NAZO

BIG NAZO

Big Nazo has been delighting Rhode Islanders for decades with their signature brand of puppet weirdness and extraterrestrial absurdity. Now they invite you to their home at the Big Nazo Lab in Downtown for an evening of music, dancing and generally bonkers entertainment.

BIG BAND HOLIDAYS FAMILY 4-PACK

FAMILY 4-PACK – JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Get in the swing of the season with the greatest large jazz ensemble working today! SAVE 20% with a Family 4-Pack. Good on $48, 58 and 68 ticket levels. For phone sales call 401-421-ARTS and reference code JAZZ4.

Big Band Holidays

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Ring in the season with a night of swinging holiday favorites, New Orleans inflections and jazzy good cheer featuring the vocal stylings of special guests Denzal Sinclaire and Audrey Shakir.

Bettye LaVette

BETTYE LAVETTE

Bettye LaVette is a true legend of blues and soul with a career spanning more than 50 years – but it’s only within the last decade that she has truly earned recognition as one of America’s finest vocal talents. Huffington Post dubbed her “the High Priestess of R&B.”