Three events, chock full of entertainment, Culture Shock Block Party, River Bend East Songwriters Festival and the Wayback Stage and Antique Auto Show keep the party going into the evening, making up the key events to Downtown LIVE! A day of music and celebration, which will showcase a broad range of styles and featuring performers/acts with local and regional ties to the community, arts installations, street performers, a regional beer garden, highlighting beverages from local breweries and an outdoor food court located right on Main Street. Through the medium of message-positive hip hop and related performance, the Culture Shock Block Party will offer a multi-genre, outdoor concert event aimed at bridging generations and cultures. With music as the medium to unite the city’s contemporary cultures, the Pawtucket Arts Festival looks to Culture Shock as the driver for a city-wide “family reunion” with music as the main destination on the map. “The Sea The Sea”, Vance Gilbert and Catie Curtis headline the River Bend East Songwriters Festival as a variety of songwriters perform along the beautiful Blackstone River. Dance the day away to the hits of yester-year at the Wayback Stage while touring rows of pristine antique cars and other wares from a bygone era.
RIVER BEND EAST 12 PM - 7 PM
Featured acts include: The Sea The Sea, Vance Gilbert, Catie Curtis , Michael Graham, Ryan Fitzsimmons, Kim Moberg, Bernard John, Grvcelyn and much more.
CULTURE SHOCK 2 PM - 7 PM
Featured acts include: STL GLD, Jon Hope, Cam Bells, Israel Wusu, Alexus Lee, J.Depina, Joe Bruce, Ink the Urban Myth, NEED, Tomasina, Dirty Durdie, Cuphasol, Kwon Rabbit, Big Rush, Sean Sinatra, SK, Marlon Orlando, Freddie Black, Serina, Project 401, Shea Fashion Show, I.P.C. Dance Team, Plus many more.
THE WAYBACK STAGE 2 PM - 6 PM
Featured acts include: Dance the day away to the hits of yester-year at the Wayback Stage while touring rows of pristine antique cars and other wares from a bygone era.