The lineup has been announced for the first annual Providence International Arts Festival. Part of the idea is branding the city as a national cultural destination.
The festival will take place over four days this June, and will feature more than 500 artists. International headlining acts include African singer Angelique Kidjo and the Mexican Squonk Opera.
Even with international headliners, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza stressed that festival will showcase dozens of local acts.