Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra performance and fireworks display highlight BankRI Independence Day Celebration in India Point Park.
Mayor Angel Taveras, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Providence Tourism Council will host the BankRI Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 5 at India Point Park.
The event will take place one day after it was originally scheduled due to the storm forecast to impact the area on Friday, July 4. The Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra will provide entertainment during the celebration, which will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks display is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. on Saturday.
"The BankRI Independence Day Celebration is a highlight of the summer season in our Capital City," said Mayor Taveras. "I look forward to joining families from across Providence and Rhode Island at India Point Park to celebrate the Fourth of July with a free concert from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra and our signature fireworks display."
Additional sponsors of the celebration include the Department of Parks and Recreation, Lite Rock 105, the Providence Federation of Musicians, the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau and Narragansett Beer.
"We are pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the BankRI Independence Day Celebration, which brings the community together for one of our country's most important holidays," said Mark J. Meiklejohn, President and CEO of BankRI. "Our involvement in this family event represents the Bank's commitment to giving back to the communities we serve."
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra is led by Conductor Francisco Noya, a well-known figure in the New England music scene. He served as Music Director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in Boston for 12 seasons and is a prominent member of the Conducting Faculty at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. As Resident Conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Noya conducts the education concerts, POPS-PHIL-PPAC concerts, and Summer Pops concerts.
"The musicians of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and the Providence Federation of Musicians believe in free public concerts for the people of Rhode Island, and have helped make this program possible by reducing performer's fees 33% for this performance. They are honored to be a part of Providence's July 4th Celebration," said Philharmonic Executive Director David J. Beauchesne.
July 5 Safety + Traffic Plan
We are working closely with our public safety agencies to ensure that this year's event is fun and secure.
The City will also be observing the following traffic plan to ensure easy access in and out of India Point Park on July 5: