BREAKING NEWS! PRONK! 2015 to start at Kennedy Plaza/ Burnside Park.

PRONK! 2015 to start at Kennedy Plaza/ Burnside Park.

Folks, after much deliberation, we’ve decided to move the day time portion of Pronk! to Kennedy Plaza. We are SUPER excited and we hope you will be too. We want to include more of our neighbors and take our Pronk! parade straight through the heart of the city! We’ll march together along South Water Street and end the night with our traditional Hot Club, Amphitheater, and Hurricane Barrier stage sets. Help us SPREAD THE WORD and stay tuned for maps and transportation information!

3-5:30pm Kennedy Plaza sets by local, national, and international acts
5:30pm Parade
6:30pm Night time sets begin

Image: Craig Johnston




This year, we’re bringing pre-PRONK! fun to the Providence / Armory Farmers Market on Thursday, August 27, 4-7pm.

Make masks and instruments for the PRONK parade (materials will be provided); instrument petting zoo; face painting; hula hooping, RI Latino Arts traveling exhibit, Café Recuerdos, and more!

Live music by:
Extraordinary Rendition Band
What Cheer? Brigade
Student Musicians from Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts
Drumming and dance by Lydia Perez and Yoruba II
Acoustic sets + drum circle
Lemonade, coffee + popcorn!

This event is FREE and open to the public! We do appreciate your donations in our buckets! Your bucks help to feed and transport Pronk! musicians. We couldn’t do it without you.

Please note: This event bring our PRONK! families together to get pumped for the main PRONK! event—that happens on Monday, October 12, 2015.

PRONK! returns Monday, October 12, 2015

We can hardly stand the wait. Until then, you might enjoy honking in these fine cities:

HONK! Fest West
June 18th-21, 2015 in sunny Seattle, WA

Crash Detroit
July 17-18, 2015 in Detroit, MI

HONK! Boston
October 9-11, 2015 in the city that started it all

HONK! NYC was held October 14-17, 2014 –; HONK!TX was held on March 27-29, 2015 in Austin –; Pittonkatonk joined the scene on May 2, 2015 in Pittsburgh –

HONK! Oz 2016 is already scheduled for January 8-10, 2016 in Wollongong, Australia –

Pronk 2014 wrap-up coming soon, but first, enjoy these Flickr pics!

Les Muses Tanguent

Images by Craig Johnston

Pronk! in our schools – First Pronk! Tuesday programming

First-ever Tuesday PRONK programming – Seattle, WA’s Chaotic Noise Marching Corps making NOISE with Reservoir Elementary School students. Thank you Chaotic—Ridiculous fun!!! Check back soon for more Tuesday sets! See more photos on the Pronk Facebook page.???????????????????????????????.

Today’s the day – time to PRONK!


Stage BFull schedule is posted here

Volunteers & bands check in at the Hot Club welcome tent and visit Deep PRONK here!

We can’t wait to HONK with you!

Pronk 2014 Schedule is posted!

Check out the schedule page for the full list of performances!

Be sure to say hello to our festival and parade participants:

TAPA students / Extraordinary Youth Ensemble
Resources for Human Development RI
Environmental Encroachment
Accessible Health Care
Urban Pond Procession
Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band
Liberation Banners
Big Nazo
Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society
English For Action
Pakava It
Sojourner House
Les Muses Tanguent
Providence Youth Student Movement
New Creations Brass Band
Direct Action for Rights & Equality
Jobs with Justice / RMO
Chaotic Noise Marching Corps
Providence Student Union
Minor Mishap Marching Band
Roosevelt Academy
Artesian Rumble Arkestra
Dirty Water Brass Band
Roller Derby/ Vartan’s School of Fish
Kickin Brass
New Urban Arts/ Youth Pride Inc.
What Cheer? Brigade
Image: Jori Ketten

Image: Jori Ketten