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in Providence

Nas with the Rhode Island Philharmonic at Providence Performing Arts Center

Nas with the Rhode Island Philharmonic

In 1994 Nas released his debut album Illmatic. One of the defining records of '90s hip-hop, the album showcased the rapper's meticulous rhymes and cutting social commentary over loose, jazzy beats, on tracks like the iconic 'NY State of Mind'. The album received universal acclaim and is frequently named as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time, cementing his status as one of the genre's most talented voices. Witness legendary tracks from this and the rest of his groundbreaking back-catalog in the grandest fashion, as the seminal rapper performs live with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra!

Glenn Miller Orchestra at Stadium Performing Arts Center

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Glenn Miller Orchestra has been consistently touring since forming in 1956, and now is your chance to witness one of the most popular bands in the world as they come to a town near you. The band's unique jazz sound and arrangement make them highly sought after, even more so now that they're bringing a night of nostalgia and swing.

Brett Goldstein at Providence Performing Arts Center

Brett Goldstein

Emmy award-winning actor, director, writer, and comedian Brett Goldstein is bringing his stand-up to you on the second leg of the tour 'The Second Best Night of Your Life'! The tour, being a hit and selling out venues in 2023, he's decided to continue into 2024. A true jack of all trades, you'd be a fool to miss his return to the comedy stage.

Ben Platt at Providence Performing Arts Center

Ben Platt

Best known for originating the role of troubled teen Evan Hansen in all three of Dear Evan Hansen's Washington, Off-Broadway and Broadway productions, Ben Platt's star is on the rise! Not only winning a Tony but also a Grammy for his title role, Platt's powerhouse vocals and acting chops have rightfully found their way to a collaboration with Lin Manuel Miranda, as well as roles on 'Pitch Perfect' and the newly released DEH movie. It comes as no surprise that the multi-talented performer is hitting the road once again in 2024 to tour his latest album 'Honeymind'!

Patton Oswalt at Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Patton Oswalt

Comedian, writer and actor Patton Oswalt has spent the last decade headlining comedy clubs and theaters all over America in addition to nine seasons playing the role of Spence on CBS's hit show, King of Queens. He also voiced "Remy the Rat," the lead voice in Pixar's blockbuster hit, Ratatouille. From pop culture trivia to politics, there is rarely a subject on which he isn't well-versed and guaranteed to make his audiences consider, long after the laughter has finished.

Cirque Du Soleil - Ovo at Amica Mutual Pavilion

Cirque Du Soleil - Ovo

OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects' home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion. Be drawn into this incredible world of color and mystery!

Jason Mraz at Providence Performing Arts Center

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz's success has taken him from playing coffee houses in San Diego to concert halls around the world, his good looks and affable nature a perfect partner to his laid-back, soulful musical style. Mraz will be hitting the road once again with his The Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride Summer Tour 2024! We are sure you'll hear all your favorite Mraz hits, which are sure to summon those nostalgic feelings.

Rosanne Cash at Greenwich Odeum

Rosanne Cash

She may have a legend for a father, but Rosanne Cash is iconic in her own right. As a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, she has forged a career on her own terms for over three decades. Exploring the country that belies her roots, but also finding success as a crossover artist, taking folk, blues, and gospel influences and winding them into an incredibly strong back catalog.

Blue Oyster Cult at Ballys Event Center

Blue Oyster Cult

Formed in New York all the way back in 1967, rock band Blue Oyster Cult still have a dedicated cult following today, even after 47 years after the release of their self-titled debut album. The band saw much success in the late '70s and have sold over 24 million records worldwide and 7 million in the United States.

Killers of Kill Tony at Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Killers of Kill Tony

Tony Hinchcliffe's one-of-a-kind podcast, Kill Tony is going on tour this summer to a town near you. In a show like no other, amateur comics and audience members will have a chance to have their names pulled out of a bucket to perform a sixty-second set, and after will be critiqued by the panel of guest judges. The podcast regularly has huge guests, with people like Dr. Phil, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, and Post Malone making appearances. If you want to see comedy in the making, this is the night for you!

Gregory Alan Isakov at Providence Performing Arts Center

Gregory Alan Isakov

Farmer and indie-folkster Gregory Alan Isakov is hitting the road on his latest jaunt across the country. Fans of the South African native are sure to be enthused by a further opportunity to see the man live on stage, presenting songs from both Evening Machines and his six other albums, including 'The Stable Song', 'Big Black Car', and 'If I Go, I'm Goin'.

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