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PVDFest schedule: June 2-5

ERB-sidebar-logoLive music, dance, food, and visual art installations will transform the city during PVDFest, a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages!  Artists from across the globe will join with the Ocean State’s finest for a free outdoor party that inspires the soul, fires the spirit, and has thousands dancing in the streets!

Plan ahead! Download the detailed schedule for Saturday, June 4th, along with a schedule for all 4 days and a map showing downtown street closures on Fri. and Sat. You’ll also find up-to-date info including FAQs on the event site,

Note that during the festival on June 4th, RIPTA routes will be rerouted and bus stops will be temporarily relocated. For parking suggestions, visit Expect heavy traffic at times, and know that some parking lots will be transformed into stages, and therefore, won’t be accessible for parking. Others–like the Arcade Garage and Freeway Garage–will be open for this event, and will offer an all day rate of $10 (until 1 AM).

Highlights include:

  • Close Act Theatre: Friday, June 3rd, 6-6:30 PM. (15 LaSalle Square). Saturday, June 4th, 5:30-6 PM, 7:15-7:45 PM, 9:15-9:45 PM. (Kennedy Plaza)
  • Plena Libre: Saturday, June 4th, 3:30-4:45 PM. (FirstWorks Plaza Stage/Kennedy Plaza)
  • Extraordinary Rendition Band: Saturday, June 4th, starting at 4:30 PM (roaming downtown streets)
  • Rocky Dawuni: Saturday, June 4th, 5:45-7 PM. (FirstWorks Plaza Stage/Kennedy Plaza)
  • Chachi Carvalho: Saturday, June 4th, 7:30-8:30 PM. (FirstWorks Plaza Stage/Kennedy Plaza)
  • Red Baraat: Saturday, June 4th, 8-9:15 PM. (Festival Rink Stage/Alex and Ani City Center)
  • Afro-Cuban All-Stars:Saturday June 4th, 9-10:30 PM. (FirstWorks Plaza Stage/Kennedy Plaza)
  • Newpoli: Saturday, June 4th, 9:15-10:30 PM. (Grants Block Stage, 250 Westminster Street)
  • Salsa y Gaitas: Saturday, June 4th, 9:30-10:45 PM (Festival Rink Stage/Alex and Ani City Center)
  • Sidy Maiga and Afrimanding: Saturday, June 4th, 11 PM-12:30 AM. (FirstWorks Plaza Stage/Kennedy Plaza)
  • Lakou Mizik: Saturday, June 4th, 11:30 PM-12:30 AM. (Festival Rink Stage/Alex and Ani City Center)