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Starts at Sunset #1

30aug7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Starts at Sunset #1Presented by WaterFire Providence

Event Details

Starts at Sunset presented by WaterFire Providence
Starts at Sunset presented by WaterFire Providence

Starts At Sunset is a new community gathering on the Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Pedestrian Bridge sponsored by the Providence Tourism Council.  This unique activation invites artists and observers to experience a night of immersive placemaking with living tableaus set against the backdrop of a picturesque sunset. WaterFire volunteers will be illuminating the bridge with the glow of five braziers.

The lower deck of the bridge will be transformed into a dedicated performance area, hosting acoustic music and other performances that will accompany the event’s overall ambiance. Adding an element of excitement, a fire spinner or flow artist will captivate the audience with their performances on the bridge piers.

In addition to the activation and gathering of artists on the bridge, there will be a variety of push carts offering tasty treats organized by the Providence Parks Department including the Guild Beer Garden which will be located in 195 District Park on the cityside of the bridge and Tizzy K’s Cereal Ice Cream which will be open on the east side of the bridge.

August 30th
Artists gather from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Sunset: 7:22 pm
Live music: Becky Bass – Becky’s beautiful, angelic voice and skillful steel pan playing can now be heard while performing her Caribbean Soul music as a solo artist as well as with several bands all over the New England area.
Other activities: PechaKucha PVD in 195 District Park, Gif-O-Graf on the bridge, WaterFire tableaus on the river, and more to come!
Food/beverage: Guild Beer Garden, Tizzy K’s Cereal Ice Cream, Plant City, other pushcart vendors TBA

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Event Times

(Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Bridge

365 S. Water Street


WaterFire Providence

WaterFire Providence® is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.
475 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02908

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