Mayor Angel Taveras and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, Lynne McCormack, Director, are pleased to announce a summer of fun in the Creative Capital with free events happening every week including the Friday Night Concert Series at Waterplace Park (June 7 - July 12), the BankRI Independence Day Celebration @ India Point Park (July 4) and the Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative (July 1 - August 31). All performances are free and open to the public
The BankRI Independence Day Celebration
kicks off on July 4th
at India Point Park
with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops
. The Pops is conducted by Francisco Noya, a well-known figure in the Boston-New England music scene. He served as Music Director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in Boston for 12 sea¬sons and is a prominent mem¬ber of the Conducting Faculty at the Berklee College of Mu¬sic in Boston. As Resident Conductor of the Rhode Island Philhar¬monic Orchestra, he conducts Pops and Educa¬tion concerts and the Summer Pops Se¬ries. The celebration comes to an awe-inspiring end at 9:15pm
when the sky lights up with a spectacular fireworks display
set to music that can be heard in the park and live on the radio.
For the 4th summer in a row the City teams up with 95.5 WBRU
to bring some of the nation's hottest up and coming acts during the Friday Night Concert Series at Waterplace Park
taking place every Friday night at 7:30pm from June 7 to July 12.
From music and dance to Opera In the Park, Mayor Angel Taveras' Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative
showcases the art of local neighborhoods in city parks from July 1 to August 31. The Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative is an annual summer-long performing arts series that encourages Providence-based non-profit organizations and artists to create public programming for the city's diverse neighborhoods.
For more information please visit: http://www.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism/