Kidoinfo has 20 tickets to give away to 2013 Foo Fest. Want a chance to win? Tell us your kid’s favorite band/artist in the comments below. We’ll randomly select 10 winners on Wed., August 7th at Noon.
Foo Fest, AS220’s annual summertime block party bash, returns to Empire Street in downtown Providence on Saturday, August 10th, 2013 to bring you twelve hours of music, art, performance, kidÂ andÂ family-friendly activities, DIY technology, foodÂ andÂ drink,Â andÂ much more!
Foo Fest highlights the incredible arts, music, creativeÂ andÂ cultural scene brewing right here in Providence. Kidoinfo is proud to sponsor such a cool creative happening that inspires kids of all ages to make and experience art in the heart of the city.
FOO FEST HAPPENINGS
KIDS & FAMILIES:
Foo Fest is completely kidÂ andÂ family friendly from 1pm until sunset!
NEW this year, children under 10 are free with an adult!
This year, families will enjoy hands-on artsy, crafty,Â andÂ techy activitiesÂ andÂ demos courtesy ofÂ Kidoinfo, theÂ Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire (see details below), the AS220 Industries, theÂ Rhode Island Museum of ScienceÂ andÂ Art, Â CityArts,Â Girls Rock RI,Â andÂ more!
RHODE ISLAND MINI MAKER FAIRE:
Celebrate new England D.I.Y. withÂ Rhode Island’s own Mini Maker Faire, featuring hands-on making, building & hacking, crafting, garage technology, artsÂ andÂ creativity for sale,Â andÂ robots, right in the middle of Foo Fest, located at the Pell-Chafee Performance Center! Sponsored byÂ Maker Media. Read an interview with Brian Jepson, co-producer of the RI Mini Maker Faire.
FEST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE:
For the second consecutive year, Foo Fest will have an official Artist in Residence. Last year’s artist, Dennis McNett of Wolfbat Studios, designedÂ andÂ built a life-sized viking ship, complete witha viking horde, that set sail for the main outdoor stageÂ andÂ ushered in the arrival of musical act Thrillhouse.
This year, we’ve chosen local-but-internationally-known artistÂ andÂ former Managing Director of AS220,Â Xander Marro! Xander will be putting her distinctiveÂ mark on all things Foo, from the posterÂ andÂ ads, physical elements on display the dayÂ andÂ night of,Â andÂ interactive performancesÂ andÂ activities at the Fest. Rest assured, much like last year’s viking ship, big things are planned!
Music happens all afternoon and evening. In addiiton to the headliner SSION, Foo Fest hosts two dozen ProvidenceÂ andÂ RI-centric acts who will be performing throughout the dayÂ and night! Click here for lineup.
FOODÂ ANDÂ DRINK:
Once again, the street will be jam-packed with food trucksÂ andÂ vendors from the cityÂ andÂ neighboring communities offering a veritable smorgasbord spanning many culturesÂ andÂ diets (yes, carnivores, vegetarians, vegans – we’ve got you all covered!), includingÂ AS220 FOO(D),Â Julian’s,Â Like No Udder,Â Poco Loco Tacos,Â Providence Pudding Pops,Â Tina’s Jamaican,Â andÂ more to be announced!