International street bands 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 8rd, 2012, aka Indigenous People's Day ("Columbus Day") the sounds and sights of street bands from here and around the country will fill our fair city as part of the fifth 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 Carnival Band from Vancouver, Environmental Encroachment from Chicago, the Minor Mishaps from Austin, YoungFellaz from New Orleans, 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 and we'd be so grateful if you'd send what you can spare our way so we can all dance in the streets together again this October 8.
Also please join us for our benefit show, Friday September 14 at the Roots Cafe!
See Facebook for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/450726211627078/
"CCMFC" performed by the What Cheer? Brigade/Daniel Schleifer
Video by Jori Ketten
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