Street bands from around the country join PVD's finest music and mayhem makers in an unforgettable celebration of sound and community.
Coming soon to a street near you! On Monday October 3rd, 2011, the sounds and sights of street bands from here and around the country will fill our fair city as part of the fourth annual Providence HONK (PRONK) Festival.
And just who are these characters? We are a victory riot of local favorites like the Extraordinary Rendition Band and the What Cheer? Brigade. We are a cacophonous street celebration with out of town brass bands like the Springville All Star Marching Band from New York, Environmental Encroachment from Chicago, Titanium Sporkestra from Seattle, the Minor Mishaps from Austin, Texas and more. We are a street intervention like no other, with outfits and misfits from Rhode Island and beyond - musicians, artists, makers, and community groups - taking over Wickenden Street as part of the Providence HONK Parade.
PRONK is a grassroots, community event made possible by the support of local folk like you. None of the bands will be paid for participating in the festival. Instead, they are inspired to travel great distances at personal expense to joyously celebrate their music in public spaces. Your contribution of dollar$ will go directly to feeding, housing, and hospitalizing (er, showing hospitality to) the bands.
Our goal is to raise $1250… so throw us some cash and some dance moves and we will see you on the 3rd!
"Bun" performed by the What Cheer? Brigade, written by Larry Mauk and Dan Schliefer of the What Cheer? Brigade
Video edited by Jori Ketten, footage shot by Keith Heyward
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,250 goal
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Aug 25, 2011 - Oct 10, 2011
Pledge $10 or more
Big smiles and high fives from PRONK musicians!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $25 or more
A signed Providence HONK poster!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $50 or more
A signed Providence HONK poster and gift cd from PRONK local band!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $100 or more
"Backstage pass" to have a drink with the bands during the nighttime performances!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $250 or more
Get to wear drums while someone plays them during nighttime set!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $500 or more
Get a special serenade by the band of your choice during the festival!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $1,000 or more
Be the marshal at the head of PRONK parade! Plus the undying love and gratitude of PRONK musicians and the organizing committee.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011