Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Four laughing women in colorful dress

LADAMA

LADAMA
Four sisters in song, rhythm and spirit

Harnessing music from their respective countries of origin –Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the United States, the group utilizes traditional and non-traditional instruments from across the Americas, but with a modern twist.
Five musicians pose in fancy dress in front of a large mossy tree

Ranky Tanky

RANKY TANKY
Gullah music from the Carolina coast

The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this band of native South Carolinians who mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B.
Two acrobats swing from poles mounted to a raised boat

Australia’s Sway Poles

AUSTRALIA’S SWAY POLES
Tall Tales from the High Seas

Expect astonishment as these world-renowned acrobats perform atop incredible sway-pole masts as their vessel “The Fabulist” pitches and rolls above the crowd!
Man plays guitar atop a stage powered by a cyclist

Squonk Opera – Cycle Sonic

SQUONK OPERA
Cycle Sonic

FirstWorks presents Squonk Opera’s celebration of “all things bicycle,” featuring human-powered stages propelled by original chamber rock music!
People hold illuminated umbrellas in a rainbow of colors

Pilobolus

PILOBOLUS
The Umbrella Project

A participatory interactive art experience from the legendary performance group, The Umbrella Project is a colorful spectacle in which audience members wield lighted umbrellas devised by Pilobolus in collaboration with MIT.
PVDFest crowd of spectators cheering

BOX OFFICE: PVDFest Opening Night Party

PVDFEST OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Add your name to an impressive list of Providence Champions for the Arts by joining our host committee for the PVDFEST Opening Night VIP Party! Get tickets here:

PVDFest 2018

ABOUT OUR 4TH ANNUAL PVDFEST

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transformed the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Discover more about the Creative Capital’s signature summer arts festival!

Curriculum – Gershwin

AMERICAN RHAPSODY: THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK

For a special student matinee celebrating the enduring music of composer George Gershwin with a live performance by The Gershwin Big Band, led by bandleader and vocalist Michael Andrew with guest vocalist Michelle Amato.