WaterFire Providence announces the addition of a full lighting of WaterFire to the 2023 WaterFire Season Schedule on July 8, 2023, supported by Dunkin’.
“We are excited to have Dunkin’ as the lead sponsor for our newly added July 8 lighting.” says Peter Mello, Managing Director + coCEO of WaterFire Providence. “By teaming up with iconic brands like Dunkin', we can continue to enhance our events and activations, offering unique opportunities for both the local community and visitors to immerse themselves in the magic of downtown Providence.”
Ed Cabral, Director of Sponsorships and Corporate Relations at WaterFire Providence, further emphasizes the exciting collaboration, stating, "This Summer, Dunkin' will not only be supporting our event but also showcasing their new iced beverage line-up with a fun and interactive mixology event amidst the captivating WaterFire installation. We hope to announce future additions to our schedule soon once financial support is secured.”
July 8, 2023
Full Lighting of WaterFire
Sunset (8:22 pm) - Midnight
Supported by Dunkin’
Saturday, June 3
Supported by Rhode Island School of Design
Sunset ( 8:15 pm ) – Midnight
Sunday, June 18
Supported by The 28th North American Catalysis Society Meeting
Partial Lighting, Waterplace Basin
Sunset ( 8:23 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, June 24
Supported by Textron Charitable Trust
Sunset ( 8:24 pm ) – Midnight
Friday, July 14
Supported by Check the Stigma Hockey Classic to benefit Horizon Healthcare Partners
Partial Lighting, Waterplace Basin
Sunset ( 8:19 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, July 22
Supported by Amica Insurance & Bank of America
Sunset ( 8:13 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, August 19
Supported by Cox Business & Cox Media
Clear Currents Fire Community Paddling Night
Sunset ( 7:40 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, September 2
Labor Day Weekend
Sunset ( 7:17 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, September 9
Supported by Providence Tourism Council & Fidelity Investments
Full Lighting, PVDFest
Sunset ( 7:05 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, September 30
Supported by Rhode Island Department of Education, XQ Institute, Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation
Sunset ( 6:29 pm ) – 11:00 pm
Saturday, November 4
WaterFire’s Salute to Veterans
Sunset ( 5:36 pm ) – 10:00 pm
NEWPORT, RI — The Newport Jazz Festival unveiled its lineup for its 2023 festival, and it includes some legends.
From Aug. 4 to Aug. 6, the 69th annual Newport Jazz Festival will see Herbie Hancock, Jon Batiste, Thundercat and Joe's Russo's Almost Dead with Kamasi Washington hit the stage at Fort Adams State Park.
Other notable performers include Big Gigantic Diana Krall, Charles Lloyd, Vijay Iyer, Samara Joy, DOMi & JD Beck, Arooj Aftab, Big Freedia and DJ Pee.Wee (aka Anderson .Paak.)
Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Thursday and can be purchased online. The Newport Jazz Festival will offer specially priced tickets for all three days. Two-day and one-day passes can also be purchased.
After fifteen years of producing pop culture events in Southeastern New England, including events such as Southcoast Toy and Comic Show, Terror Con, and its flagship Rhode Island Comic Con, as well as Colorado Springs Comic Con, the owners of Altered Reality Entertainment, LLC, Steven and Connie Perry announced this week plans for a major expansion in their calendar of scheduled events.
In addition to celebrating the 7th Annual Colorado Springs Comic Con August 25-27, 2023, and the 11th Annual Rhode Island Comic Con November 3-5, 2023, owners of the event management company plan the return of the horror and paranormal themed Terror Con, moving it to a new home at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, MA. The event is scheduled for September 15-17, 2023. Tickets for these events will go on sale November 25, 2022. Vendor registration for Terror Con is currently open at www.theterrorcon.com.
With this expansion comes the creation of a new brand of events for Altered Reality Entertainment—Contropolis. The brand will span multiple cities in 2023 and expand to more in future convention seasons. Included in this new brand are the following:
Contropolis Pennsylvania, scheduled for May 5-7, 2023 at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Ticket sales and vendor registration is currently open at www.contropolispa.com.
Contropolis Massachusetts, scheduled for June 16-18, 2023 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, MA. Ticket sales and vendor registration is currently open at www.contropolisma.com.
Contropolis New Jersey, scheduled for July 8-9, 2023 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. Ticket sales and vendor registration is currently open at www.contropolisnj.com.
At Contropolis, fans of pop culture will enjoy meeting stars of stage, screen, wrestling ring, and comic book page. Watch them on stage as they tell stories of their careers and experiences. Bring home a lifetime of memories with autographs from, and photographs with, your favorites. Shop for comic books and collectibles with some of the best vendors in the country. Cosplay favorite characters and compete for prizes at the event’s costume contest.
Rounding out the expansion, Altered Reality Entertainment has launched its first anime-focused event, Rhode Island Anime Con, scheduled for July 29-30, 2023, at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Tickets and vendor registration is currently open at www.rianimecon.com.
A link to each event can be found from Altered Reality Entertainment’s main website at www.alteredrealityentertainment.com
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