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
6:30pm Night time sets begin
Image: Craig Johnston
3rd ANNUAL PRONK! FAMILY FUN DAY
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 4-7pm
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.
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
July 17-18, 2015 in Detroit, MI
October 9-11, 2015 in the city that started it all
HONK! Oz 2016 is already scheduled for January 8-10, 2016 in Wollongong, Australia – honkfest.org.au
Images by Craig Johnston
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..
Full 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!
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|
|Accessible Health Care|
|Urban Pond Procession|
|Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band|
|Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society|
|English For Action|
|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|
|Artesian Rumble Arkestra|
|Dirty Water Brass Band|
|Roller Derby/ Vartan’s School of Fish|
|New Urban Arts/ Youth Pride Inc.|
|What Cheer? Brigade|