AS220 is extremely excited to announce the return of FOO FEST, our annual summer block party all-ages fundraiser, to Empire Street in downtown Providence on Saturday, August 18th2018

From 1 PM to 1 AM, outside on Empire Street and inside AS220, people of all ages will delight in 12 incredible hours of music, art, performance, kid and family-friendly activities, hands-on interactive art experiences from local artists, makers, and like-minded arts and cultural organizations, delectable food and drink, and much more, all highlighting arts, culture, and creativity in Providence and the Ocean State! While we’re now announcing the musical lineup and some of the all-ages activities, rest assured that we will be making more announcements throughout the summer about FOO FEST 2018!

Get advance tickets now for $10 at foofest.as220.org, $15 at the gate on the day of, or…..$25 (also online)!

Why a $25 ticket? 2018 marks 25 years since AS220 opened our Empire Street complex. No other single building in downtown Providence contains as much varied and dynamic arts and cultural programming, with programs spanning music and performance, theatre, dance, visual art, youth arts education and affordable housing. However, this humble building requires long overdue upgrades, and AS220’s programming needs sustainable support to continue meeting the needs of Rhode Island’s creative community. We have now embarked on a $5 million dollar ALL ACCESS fundraising campaign to make comprehensive improvements to the building’s entire ecosystem – you can read about that here: as220.org/campaign. With your purchase of a $25 ticket in advance, you’ll not only be supporting out regular yearly Foo Fest fundraiser – you’ll be supporting our ALL ACCESS campaign for Empire Street too!

Kids 10 & under are FREE, as always! Not a kid? Foo Fest is powered by volunteers, and anyone who signs up for a 3-hour volunteer shift at foofest.as220.org receives FREE ADMISSION to the entirety of Foo Fest, plus a free shift drink and official volunteer patch!