We need people power to make PRONK run! If you are interested in volunteering in any way – pre, post, or during PRONK – we have a job for you! Get an inside look at this all volunteer-led festival and get to know some of the amazing musicians to boot. We need help picking up donated food, passing collection buckets, directing the parade goers and much more! If interested in volunteering, fill out THIS VOLUNTEER FORM!


In just a few weeks hundreds of musicians will be descending upon Providence to fill our streets with music and merriment and they need a place to stay!  If you are able to host, please fill out THIS HOUSING QUESTIONNAIRE!


PRONK! is a grassroots, community event made possible by the support of local residents and businesses. Bands are not paid, and the organizing committee is volunteer-run, but the event still costs money to run.

Please consider donating to our KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!  Every contribution helps and we’d love to add your name to our support team.


Watch the 2018 PRONK film HERE!


In non-Kickstarter season, tax-exempt donations can be made to our non-profit fiscal sponsor, What Cheer Art Company, Inc., Tax Exempt # 05-0480604.

Mail checks to:
Providence HONK
c/o What Cheer Art Co.
PO Box 23011
Providence, RI 02903

Official donation letters can be provided upon request!

A huge sousaphone-sized thanks to the following businesses, organizations, and people that are already signed up to support PRONK or have helped us out in other ways. Please contact us if you’d like to support us this year!

Special Thanks:

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Providence Tourism Council
Hot Club
Big Nazo
The Avenue Concept
RISD Office of Student Life
What Cheer Art Company
Environmental Justice League of RI
Fellini’s Pizzeria
Equal Exchange
Yacht Club Soda
Seven Stars Bakery
United Parking LLC
Gerry Puleo
Extraordinary Rendition Band
What Cheer? Brigade
Kickin Brass Band
Scratch Farm
Tony Pacitti (Kickstarter video)
Beth Nixon
Lily Whelan
Jori Ketten (Committee member, problem solver, Pronk! champion, Kickstarter queen, official Pronk! documentation & promotional photography 2009-2014)
Craig Johnston (Pronk 2014! photography)
Stephen Crocker (Pronk 2013! photography)
Dwight Wilkerson (Pronk 2013! photography)
Providence Youth Student Movement
Resources for Human Development-RI
Direct Action for Rights and Equality
Providence Student Union
English For Action
Sojourner House
New Urban Arts
Jobs with Justice

our volunteers, community artists/ groups
and everyone who supports the benefits and has donated to our Kickstarter campaign!

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