PVDfest celebrates its 5th year in Downtown Providence! This was a vision of our Mayor, Jorge O. Elorza to “combine world-renowned art, culture and culinary community from around the corner and across the globe to deliver a once in a lifetime experience” and it has! There is so much going on in every nook and cranny of the downtown area that we suggest you walk around and let it surprise you but to help a bit here is some our top highlights!

 

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Eh Shawnee

‘full of Regguaeton, Mereguen, Bachata, and Salsa. Come and join us at the dance floor and enjoy our culture.’
featuring performers  DJ Goerge, the XDance Group, and Shawnee
WHERE: Major Leage Eating Stage @ Fulton & Exchange st.
TIME: 5:45 – 6:45 pm

Africa’s first female kora virtuoso

WHERE: The City Stage @ 25 Dorrance st.

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

eVenti Verticali

aerial dance performance from a crane-suspended wall

WHERE: The Spectacle Stage @ 2 Kennedy plaza

TIME: 8:30 pm

Circus Dynamics

“Providence’s local circus and fire entertainment company. Circus dancers will parade the city with glowing LED wings, hoops, poi, staff, and juggling props and fire dancers will perform mesmerizing skills and daring stunts in choreographed routines.”

WHERE: The City Stage @ 25 Dorrance st.

TIME: 8:45 pm

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Grupo Niche

“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. Their impassioned sound ranges from vigorous, up-tempo dance rhythms to smooth, irresistibly romantic songs. Known for their high-energy live performances, Grupo Niche speaks to music fans of all ages and backgrounds.”

WHERE: The City Stage @ 25 Dorrance st.

TIME: 9:30 pm

 

 

 

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Eastern Medicine Singers

Noon Prayer Song and Grand Entry

WHERE: World Music Stage @ 44 washington st.

TIME: 12:00 pm

 

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TROOP presents LOVE RULES in the Valley

one of Providence hippest restaurants takes over the “Mural Lot” featuring hip hop, rock n roll, reggae and ending with Extraordinary Rendition Band! 

WHERE: Mural Stage @ 120 Matthewson st.

TIME: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Color Me Chill

“an interactive event featuring music by Providence-based DJ Kris Fame and a coloring billboard asking what makes Providence special to you! Producer Michy Lopez hosts this mellow coloring party with six personal images drawn from her reflections on Providence’s special vibe”

WHERE: Snow st.

TIME: 12:00 – 4:00 pm

eVenti Verticali

aerial dance performance from a crane-suspended wall

WHERE: The Spectacle Stage @ 2 Kennedy plaza

TIME: 3:15 pm, 9:00 PM

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DJ KILLA

“New School / Old School R & B / Hip Hop / Commercial / Trap / Reggae / Dance Hall”

WHERE: Stage 88 @ 143 washington st.

TIME: 12:00 pm

Pre-Parade Hat and Sash Making Workshop with Costume Designer, Machine Dazzle

Machine Dazzle Hat and Sash Workshop

“Get fabulous and freaky with the help of celebrity costume designer Machine Dazzle”

WHERE: Dark Lady Bar @ 19 Snow Street

TIME: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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STAGE 88

“Featuring a full evening showcasing 30+ artists on the rise. Rappers, singers, djs , producers, live painting, vendors + more!!”

WHERE: The Dean Hotel @ 122 fountain st.

TIME: 12:00 – 10:00 pm

Mi Querida Providencia

“An interactive bilingual monologue/poem about the diversity of Providence.”

WHERE: Pop up stage @ 250 westminster st.

TIME: 12:30 pm

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BLOCK PARTY 

Outdoor Tents, Games, Bars, Food, Lights, Dancing, and tons of great music by Wicked Petty, The Silks and more

WHERE: The Rosendale @ 55 Union St

TIME: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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SARA AZRIEL BALLAD TENT

“an eclectic singer and songwriter whose music combines the universality of pop, the sincerity of folk, and the richness of soul music. “

WHERE: Fulton Street Stage @ 1 Fulton st.

TIME: 30 minute sets at 1:pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm

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ALLEY PARTY 3.0

House music all day and all night with a slew of local djs

WHERE: Middle st. & Eddy st.

TIME: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am

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BARTHOLOMEWTOWN PODCAST LIVE! 

The program seeks to connect Rhode Islanders with their leaders and influence’s through conversation.

with live performance by Silverteeth at 4:30 pm

WHERE: Arcade st. @ 25 dorrance st.

TIME: 3:00 pm

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ROARING NICE

Hip-hop artist

“NICE pushes the hip-hop culture forward with his captivating lyrics, emphasis on his syllables, play on words, and his metaphors. His goal is to inspire change in people to reach their fullest potential. Ultimately, he wants peace and happiness across the world. “

WHERE: Pop Up Stage 4 @ 79 washington st.

TIME: 1:00 PM

 

 

 

 

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aerial dance performance from a crane-suspended wall

WHERE: The Spectacle Stage @ 2 Kennedy plaza

TIME: 1:15 pm

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TAI CHI FUNK SQUAD

funk,/reggae/ rock band

WHERE: Arcade Stage @ 65 weybosset

TIME: 12:30 pm

 

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KiSSiNG KONTEST

full bill or rock n roll 

12:00 School of Rock

1:30 Yesenia

2:00 Xr-Tabs

2:30 Baylies Band

3:00 Dopey Lopes

3:30 KiSSiNG KONTEST

4:00 Kooked Out

4:30 Towanda

5:00 The Cult

5:30 Echo Rider

WHERE: Major League Eating Stage @ Kennedy Plaza

TIME: 12:00 – 5:30 pm

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A Matter of Pride Providence!

Lgbtq+ Pro Wrestling 

WHERE: AS220 @ 95 empire st.

TIME: 4:00 pm

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