Gemini Wolves, Anehdonia, Octobrists, Sugar Cones, and Steve Volkman and Robert Dumont @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 1:00 am
AS220’s Estival Festival! @ 115 and 95 Empire Street
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 1:00 am

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Poster by Walker Mettling



AS220’s Estival Festival: a summer-heat-art-fair-extravaganza and music fest fundraiser for AS220’s All Access Campaign to make improvements to Empire Street

Here is a list of performers in order of the English alphabet:

Aura, baby;baby BoringBrother, Burr, Cherry PitDavey HarmsDirty DurdieDropdeadFine.Funeral ConeGertrude AthertonJesse the TreeKris Fame, Sin Seven w/ 825GHOST, Slitty WristsThe QuahogsTwin FoxesVisibilitiesXR TabsHairspray QueenVideo Shoppe

This summer, together forever, we shall celebrate the ginormous renovations at AS220’s Empire Street complex. Come participate in the AS220 All Access Campaign fundraising efforts through the power of ALL DAY LONG PARTYING! Over twenty performers will rollick the Main Stage and Black Box. An art fair will convene in Psychic Readings and outside on the street with over twenty vendors who will peddle their miraculous wares. There will be food and drink specials like “watermelon sangria” or an “Oh-boy-oh-boy-oh-boy that’s a good clam margarita” (the latter one’s made up). It’s the summer so let it be known that there will be an outdoor bar and seating and some fun-time summery installations. Bring a bathing suit, because we’re busting out the inflatable pools. Experience “windoughnuts” where residents of Floor 3 send down doughnuts in a basket to the street. Get wet. See friends. Shake hands with strangers. Become a stranger to yourself. Just have some fun, ok?

If you are interested in vending your original art at our art fair, please email



Generously sponsored by:

Blick Art MaterialsDBVW ArchitectsPezzuco ConstructionCornish AssociatesMcLaughlin & Moran, Inc.Revival Brewing Co.von Trapp BrewingCisco BrewersAbitaNarragansettPinnacle Plumbing & HeatingRegency Plaza

Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AS220 Life Drawing has been going strong since 1995. Our rotating roster of models are talented and diverse, many of them are artists themselves.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our friendly and dedicated sessions.  Early arrivals can snag a table, but a chair is provided for all.  Non-toxic materials please.  Enjoy music, and a drink from the bar while you draw!

Searchlight Souls, Truth Bypassed, and The Dick Derry Band @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 1:00 am


Searchlight Souls 4

Searchlight Souls is an new alternative rock band hailing from Lincoln, Rhode Island. The group has just finished recording their first EP to come out in April and has currently release two fantastic singles. Their music takes influence from each members favorite groups including artists like Tom Petty, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The 1975, The Band Camino, Primus, Pearl Jam and more.


Truth Bypassed is a band created by Jon Prata. Jon was hanging out with Devon DiGiacomo and they started jamming for a while. A little after they formed the band Truth Bypassed.


Although Dick Derry’s catchy, pop-rock tunes show the influence of artists
like The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Supergrass, and Cheap Trick, no
band has had more influence on him than The Beatles. “No other band has
the combination of beautiful, unforgettable melodies and great lyrics,” says
Derry. He has recently put together a new band with local musicians to
showcase his songs. The band is a four piece unit featuring Paul Amenta
on lead guitar, Dave Dunn on Bass, and Eric Hastings on drums. This band
will rock you and give some sweet melodies to sing-along with too!

Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 25 @ 1:00 am
Monkee Head, Brian 4 Ever, Keith JG McCurdy, Lefthand Man, and Eli Nixon @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monkee Head – Providence basement jams bubbling to the stage. We taste notes of rock, psych, dark rot, folk. Rabid monkeys throwing trash. 

Brian 4 Ever / Global entrepreneur – local financetier, money criminal and motivational speaker 

Keith JG McCurdy of Vudu Sister 

Lefthand Man – Synth + Poetry 

 Eli Nixon performs a clown work in progress called “Sloughing” ‍

Artists Benefit Gala @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wolf’s Milk , FINE.,Top Sugar, and Wavelength @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 12:30 am
on instagram @wavelength_band_Top Sugar
queer indie pop/folk band. soft boi nostalgia combined with hopeful, bittersweet pining.

FINE. and
Queercore Lovebath. “sometimes things that are expensive, are worse” ~ aunt freckle

Wolf’s Milk

SKETCHED Comedy @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Downcity Comedy and Liz Moniz are excited to introduce this new concept to the city of Providence. Sketched Comedy is a live stand-up comedy show with some crowd participation. Comedy meets Pictionary in this one-of-a-kind live show. When you hear the bell, grab your giant pencil (provided by us!) and start drawing the joke! You get to make our comedy come to life. The best (or funniest) work of art gets a free drink, two free tickets to the next Sketched Comedy event, and a high five. Your art will be displayed on the Downcity Comedy Facebook page in our Sketched Hall of Fame. There are 5 rounds total, so you have 5 chances to win. Seats are limited so be sure to reserve your spot now! Come laugh and draw with us! (Note: This comedy show will contain adult subject matters and is definitely not a family-friendly event. You’ve been warned!) Tickets are $10. Take advantage of our Plus-One deal, order before 7/10/19 for buy one get one!

How’s About Charlie, Timothy-Anne, Ben Shaw, Prateek @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 1:00 am



Ben Shaw
“Ben Shaw is a Rhode Island based composer and multi-instrumentalist who, as a singer/songwriter, digs into the uniqueness of American music and seeks to blend all its facets together for a rich experience where the sounds of old folk ballads and raging second line rhythms can be heard alongside lush harmonies and contemporary styles, all with the craft of a honed musician.”

Cameron Hawkins (Timothy-Anne)is a restless pile of dreads and owner of 18 army green jackets. They’ve played in and around the Boston and Providence area for a couple years and even opened for Kimya Dawson last year at AS220. Their songwriting style can be described as sweet wandering chords befriending slight existential-crisis lyricism.

Prateek (100% of proceeds from bandcamp go to Planned Parenthood!!)
Sad folk for sad folk

How’s About Charlie (streaming on spotify!)
How’s About Charlie (formerly “The Fates) is an acoustic vocal trio from Providence, Rhode Island. Uniquely characterized by tight harmonies and easy acoustic instrumentals, this band has been enrapturing listeners since its formation in 2015.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AS220 Life Drawing has been going strong since 1995. Our rotating roster of models are talented and diverse, many of them are artists themselves.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our friendly and dedicated sessions.  Early arrivals can snag a table, but a chair is provided for all.  Non-toxic materials please.  Enjoy music, and a drink from the bar while you draw!

Let’s (Not) Go for a Drive: travel stories from Rhode Island @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Come out to AS220 to hear some wild tales of traveling Rhode Island without driving. Our performers will share their stories of getting around a place that’s very much slanted toward driving. Suggested admission $6, but pay what you can! Proceeds to to benefit Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition.
James Paternostro, Greta Stroebel, Thomas Moorecroft, and Anthony Mattera @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 31 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 1 @ 1:00 am

James Paternostro resides in Providence, Rhode Island but originally hails from the sleepy town of Essex, Connecticut where he grew up mesmerized by all things music. He parlayed a combination of this and his love of writing stories and poetry into deeply personal songwriting as a means of therapeutic and cathartic self expression. James’ musical tastes span a wide range of artists, from the stylings of Joni Mitchell to the Wu Tang Clan and everything in between. Among his biggest influences he cites Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Jeff Buckley, and Alice in Chains’ 1996 MTV Unplugged performance as but a mere few of the dozens of cornerstones of his sound.

Greta Stroebel is a folk, singer-songwriter with roots in the New London, CT area music scene. Greta’s tortured melodies and lyrics are very moving and often unraveling with sadness, but her songs always seem to resolve with a promising light at the end of the tunnel. A strong 60’s folk rock influence is undeniable in Greta’s sound, vocals, and writing. Fans of Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Grace Slick will rejoice with Greta’s channeling of the aforementioned legends, along with a splash of contemporaries like Jewel and Sarah McLachlan.

Thomas Moorecroft has been in the music game for many years.  His newest self-titled album on 75orLess Records reflects the single influence that has marked his storied career.  Namely, Rock and Roll.  Whether screaming out melodies or quietly strumming the acoustic guitar, Thomas is at his best when he sounds like Chuck Berry in a street fight with Husker Du.  Some have said his newest songs are the best of his career (Thomas’ response to this was that the bar was set pretty low).  His current solo-acoustic show quiets him down a bit but still retains his love of making a racket.

Free Speech Thursdays: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

10380005_2034433896511_5825485343033422930_oProvidence Poetry Slam. Welcome to all poets, writers, rappers, musicians, and fans. / @providenceslam

7:30–doors open/ sign-up sheet is posted
8pm–open mic

$1 for age 19 and under
Free with Brown/RISD ID

Burn Mixtape Presents Next Up @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 2 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 3 @ 1:00 am

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Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AS220 Life Drawing has been going strong since 1995. Our rotating roster of models are talented and diverse, many of them are artists themselves.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our friendly and dedicated sessions.  Early arrivals can snag a table, but a chair is provided for all.  Non-toxic materials please.  Enjoy music, and a drink from the bar while you draw!

Is This Jazz? Casale/Goldman/Kowal/Mazza/Shaw and T Rex Smash @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 6 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 1:00 am
The Daily Note @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 8 @ 12:00 am
Darsombra (MD), Ruckzuck (PA), Orh (PVD), DHIM (PVD) @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 7 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 8 @ 1:00 am



Darsombra (MD)
Wall of psychedelic soundscapes on Translation Loss Records and more.

Ruckzuck (PA)
Retro psyche/kraut/dreamy fuzz

Orh (PVD)
Bunghole Bodysurfers (Hector 3/Xerxes/Kintaan)

Vomit Arsonist & LVMMVX being scary as one. Chapter II


The Sad Joys (fka MJTDP), Bedbug, Casper Friendly @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 9 @ 1:00 am

The Sad Joys (VT)
(Fka Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass)
The ongoing experiment of giving birth to the music in his heart, something akin to audible catharsis that will remind you to smile and hold it together definitely cannot be missed.

Bedbug (MA)
soft nostalgia bathed in warm, bubbly sound that you’ll wanna move around to. rocking FULL BAND which will be beautiful to see. definitely cannot be missed

Casper Friendly (Pvd)

spooky ghost kid that wants to get stuck in your head