Bright Night Providence is always a magical night for audiences and performers.  This year international illusionist Brad Ross takes the stage for 3 shows at the RI Convention Center.

Ross is an international magic sensation.  He has appeared on every major US television network, and on over 500 television programs around the world. He just finished six consecutive years starring in Disney LIVE! presents Mickey’s Magic Show, the biggest touring family illusion show in the world.  He estimates that he’s performed for literally millions of people in his lifetime.  And in 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Merlin award by the International Magician’s Society.  Previous recipients include Sigfried and Roy, David Copperfield, and Criss Angell.  And – Brad is only in his late 20’s!

“We’re really excited to be presenting Brad Ross,” says Adam Gertsacov, Festival Director of Bright Night Providence. “This is our ninth year, and we wanted this show to really be something special.  Brad’s show has universal appeal, for kids and adults alike.  He’s got a goofy humor that kids adore, and combined with his  boy-next door charm and his magical virtuosity and his showmanship- well, let’s just say there’s something for just about everybody in this show.  By the end of the night people will be wowed. ”

At Brad Ross's Illusion Show, there's plenty of audience participation. Photo courtesy of

Brad will perform three shows in Providence as part of the ninth edition of Bright Night. The shows will be performed at 6, 8, and 10 pm at the RI Convention Center. Your Bright Night ticket (a Tyvek wristband) will guarantee you admission to one of those three performances, plus more than 40 other performances at 12 other venues throughout the day and evening (on a space available basis).

Other artists on the Bright Night bill include local legends Big Nazo Puppets, Grammy-winning storyteller/singer Bill Harley, bebop sensation Greg Abate, the Extraordinary Rendition Band,  a blues swing/dance party featuring the Black and White Blues Band, mentalist Rory Raven, storyteller Mark Binder, and a host of other artists and events.  New this year is a showcase of winners of the Bright Night’s Got Talent Competition, a kid-friendly talent competition.  A full schedule will be available in mid-December on the Bright Night website,

Tickets to Bright Night are available online and in person at all BankRI locations and at the EastSide Marketplace.

For more information about tickets call 401-288-1231, or visit To purchase tickets via telephone call the Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 ticket hotline: 1-800-838-3006

Tickets are $15 each through December 30.  On the day of the event tickets are $20 each ($15 for children and seniors)

Donation and corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Major sponsors of the event to date include the city of Providence, the State of Rhode Island, AAA, Lite Rock 105, Lamar, Motif Magazine, Bank RI, Empire Guitars, and Open MRI of New England. To become a donor, visit