This year’s AS220 Foo Fest reminds parents even though we may have children we can still take part in cool fun things happening in the city of Providence. AS220 Foo Fest 2009 is a summer celebration of Rhode Island’s vibrant arts community that will once again fence off and transform Empire Street into a lively party – with 21 music acts on two stages (indoor and outdoor), dancing, eating, interactive art installations, homemade games and local artists showcasing their creations and original tunes.
To make this event more accessible to families with young children Foo Fest will start earlier than in past years, with music and activities geared toward the younger crowd from 1PM to 6PM. The afternoon will offer several very popular children’s music acts like Keith Munslow and Joe’s Backyard Band and interactive programming that includes a giant exquisite corpse drawing, mask-making, homemade pinball arcade games, a giant piÅˆata and mini-golf on Empire Street. So cool!
Kidoinfo is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s event. We will be hosting a children’s activity space, along with Providence Children’s Museum, where your kids can experiment with bubbles and explore making instruments with recycled materials. They can play their homemade music-makers in the What Cheer Style street band with AS220 youth, which takes place at 5:30, marking the end of children’s activities and the beginning of the adults-only fun.
In the evening, Foo Fest will get more mature (making a great date night) with an impressive lineup of several of New England’s most popular bands, including Lightning Bolt and a special band we know you will love, and culminating in a celestial blast from special guest headliner Sun Ra’s Arkestra, the 20-member legendary electronic jazz ensemble.
So mark your calendar and bring your family to play at this year’s Foo Fest 2009!
AS220 Foo Fest 2009 – 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Hours: 1:00PM – 1:00AM.
Family Programming 1:00 – 6:00PM.
Admission: $5. Children aged 3 and under admitted free.