Black Violin is lead by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom," to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.
Black Violin is currently writing and recording their next studio album, "Take the Stairs," available November 1, 2019. Their last record, Stereotypes, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album and band, saying “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” Some of their creative collaborations include Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, and Alicia Keys.
Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), or at the PPAC Box Office located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. Box Office Hours are M-F, 10A–5P; Sat 10A-2P. Summer hours are M-Th 10A-3P. The VETS on-site Box Office is only open on show days. Children under the age of six are not permitted to attend performances unless it is designated as a family show. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-2787 to see which shows are appropriate for younger children. All persons regardless of age are required to have a ticket for family shows. Ticket pricing subject to change without notice.
Special group pricing for groups of 10 or more.
Enhance your experience at The VETS with VIP ENCORE Lounge access. Enjoy private amenities and complimentary offerings. Access includes food and drink in the intimate and elegant fourth-floor lounge, private restrooms, merchandise (when available), and exclusive first notice of upcoming future events. Passes must be purchased to enjoy ENCORE Lounge access. Passes are show specific.
Our guests' safety is our top priority. Due to enhanced security, walk-through metal detectors are now used at all performances. Firearms, weapons, backpacks, suitcases, briefcases, and laptops are not allowed in the building. All bags will be searched upon arrival. Please arrive 35-45 minutes early for entry into the building.
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