On July 26, behold the awe-inspiring The American Band – a 60+ piece symphonic concert band playing classical to modern – during our West Side Thursdays summer concert series in partnership with the City of Providence. This event also welcomes Providence Children's Museum, bringing loads of fun kids activities to Dexter Park.
Set against the backdrop of the Armory Farmers Market, West Side Thursdays – now in its 15th year – is WBNA's free and family-friendly destination event that takes place over several Thursdays in early summer, and features live music, activities for kids, the Armory Market Beer Garden, rentable bocce ball and chess sets, food trucks/vendors, and more!
West Side Thursdays bring neighbors together while showcasing local artists and musicians, and are a great way to let off a little summer steam. For a full schedule of performances and events, go here.
July 26 Schedule
The American Band + Providence Children’s Museum Activities for Kids
Armory Farmers Market
About The American Band
The American Band is a symphonic concert band comprised of over 50 adult musicians. Their repertoire is both versatile and traditional with works ranging from classical to popular, marches and operatic overtures to modern works for band. A number of smaller ensembles are also formed within the band. The band has a long and colorful history extending back to 1837, making the American Band one of the oldest continuously active bands in the United States.
West Side Thursdays is made possible by a grant from the City of Providence and with support from our sponsors, and is part of Mayor Jorge Elorza's 2018 Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative. Poster design by Jimmy Lazer.