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Terrastock 6 Venue and Travel Information

 
         
   

Terrastock 6 took place in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Click here for a Location Map

The event was staged in two centrally located neighbouring buildings in downtown Providence.

 

The main stage was at Pell Chafee Performance Center, a beautiful old bank building constructed in 1929. This is the lit-up building you can see  in the photograph on the left.

 

Pell Chafee is an amazing open space with a three story tall high-vaulted ceiling.

Click here for a photo of the inside of Pell Chafee
 

AS220 hosted the second stage, highlighted in this photograph by an ORANGE square. AS220 is a wonderful community arts centre that has been promoting art, music and culture from Rhode Island, national and international artists, for over 20 years.


Also shown here, a BLUE square indicating the AS220 bar and Taqueria cafe, and a RED square indicating the Perishable Theatre which was our merchandising area. More details of each follow below.
 

   
   
   
   

TICKETS & SECURITY

 

Note that it is VERY IMPORTANT that you hold on to your ticket for the ENTIRE Terrastock weekend.

 

Performances take place in adjacent buildings and people will have to go outside to get from one stage to the other. This will include re-entry each time, and while this might be just a bit tedious, there is no other way of ensuring everyone's safety and security. So, PLEASE hold on to your tickets, so that they may be displayed every time you re-enter the festival.

 

Of course, you will want to hold on to them anyway, as each and every ticket is a hand-screened piece of art, printed + illustrated by local artist Alec Thibodeau. Click here to purchase tickets if you haven't done so already!

   
   
   
   

MORE ABOUT THE TERRASTOCK 6 VENUES

 

AS220 is located at 103-115 Empire Street.  The AS220 performance  space will be STAGE 2 for Terrastock 6.  You enter through the AS220 bar which also contains the Taqueria Pacifica café.  The bar and  Taqueria are normally open to the public, but for T6, both will be only serving festival goers.  There will be plenty of beer, booze,  tacos, burritos, tostadas, coffee and the like for sale all weekend. Really good food and drink - The prices are very good, as well.  Again, you must show your T6 ticket to enter the bar and café.  Entry to the performances on  STAGE 2 is just past the bar.  There are restrooms at the rear. http://as220.org/

 

Directly next door is the PERISHABLE THEATRE, located at 95 Empire Street. This space will be the Terrastock 6 merchandise area filled with record vendors and T6 band tables, as well.  There are additional restrooms in this space.  http://perishable.org/

 

Directly next door to Perishable is the PELL CHAFEE PERFORMANCE  CENTER, located at 87 Empire Street.  This is the main Terrastock 6 venue, STAGE 1.  This space is a huge, beautiful old building.  Several restrooms are in here, as well.  We will be setting up a limited beer bar close to the front entrance – bottled and can beer only.  Go to  AS220 (STAGE 2) for the full bar.

  http://www.trinityrep.com/about_us/venues/pell_chafee_center.php

 

 

 

Note:  As we all are walking back and forth down the sidewalk between sets and stage changes, PLEASE do NOT take beer or booze outside with you.   There will be recycle bins in each of these spaces near the front doors.  Chug.

 

All of these spaces are on the ground floor and completely handicap-accessible.

 

 

There is NO SMOKING inside public buildings at all according to Rhode Island state law.  Step outside to smoke and be sure to have your T6 ticket for re-entry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
   
   

FOOD and DRINK

 

AS220 Bar, 103 Empire Street. 

 

Taqueria Pacifica, 103 Empire Street. Inside AS220 (STAGE 2). Cheap west-coast style Mexican food.

 

Cafe La France. 73 Empire St. Next door to Pell Chafee (STAGE 1). Cheap sandwiches, soups, coffee.

 

Trinity Brewhouse 186 Fountain St.  One block from AS220.  Full dinner and pub-style menu.  Plus, the best beer in Rhode Island.  All beer is brewed on the premises.  http://www.trinitybrewhouse.com/

 

The Cuban Revolution, 149 Washington St.  One block from AS220.  Pressed sandwiches, wraps, veg/vegan friendly. http://www.thecubanrevolution.com/

 

Muldowney's Pub 121 Empire Street. Next door to AS220.  No food, but this is the place for all the real T6 barflies.

 

There are plenty of other restaurants and bars all over downtown, most within a 5 minute walk.

   
   
   
   

GETTING HERE

 

Fly to Providence T.F. Green Airport (PVD) or to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

 http://www.pvdairport.com/

 http://www.massport.com/logan/

 

T.F. Green Airport is a 15 minute taxi ride.  Or use the RIPTA public transit bus Route #12 or Route #66 for service to Providence. 401-781-9400, 800-244-0444.

 http://www.ripta.com/

 

Bonanza Bus has regular service from Logan airport to the Providence bus terminal. You will want to look at the Logan-Foxboro-Providence schedule. There is also Bonanza service from New York City.

 http://www.bonanzabus.com/

 

Of course, everybody loves Greyhound:  Greyhound Lines, 102 Fountain Street, Providence, 401-454-0790, 800-231-2222.

 http://www.greyhound.com/

 

The main Providence downtown bus terminal (Kennedy Plaza) is 4 or 5 blocks from Terrastock 6, a five minute walk. Local buses (RIPTA) and Greyhound use this terminal.

 

The Bonanza Bus terminal is located at One Bonanza Way, just off Exit 25 of Interstate 95. Telephone: 401-751-8800.

 

Flying to Boston can be cheaper than flying to Providence, but flying directly to Providence will usually be significantly cheaper than flying to Boston, if you are travelling from a city served by Southwest:

 http://www.southwest.com/

 

Trains: Amtrak has regular service to Providence.  Boston is 30 minutes away by Amtrak.

 http://www.amtrak.com/

 

The Mass Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) also runs commuter trains to Providence from Boston; these trains take about 60 minutes.  The MBTA is significantly cheaper than Amtrak, but MBTA trains to Providence are infrequent.

 http://www.mbta.com/

 

The Providence train station (Amtrak or MBTA) is less than one mile from Terrastock 6 and is an easy 10-15 minute walk.  Taxis are also available and take less than 5 minutes.

 

   
   
   
   

PARKING

 

Directions to 115 Empire Street:

 

From the North

RT 95 south to Exit 21 (Atwells Ave); At the top of the ramp take your first left; Go Left at 2nd light (after Holiday Inn) and go straight through 2 lights; AS220 is on Left after 2nd light.

 

From the South

RT 95 north to Exit 21 (Broadway); At the top of the ramp go Right Go through 3 lights; AS220 is on left after 3rd light.

 

From the West

Take RT 6 to downtown Providence. After exiting, you will pass the Westin Hotel on your right. Take a right, and then another right on Sabin Street. Follow Sabin past the Convention Center until you must take a left onto Empire; follow Empire through two lights, AS220 is on the left after 2nd light.

 

From the East

RT 195 West to RT 95 North; RT 95 North to Exit 21 (Broadway); At the top of the ramp go right; Go through 3 lights; AS220 is on left after 3rd light.

 

Note however that parking is very, very difficult in downtown Providence.  The good news is that the on-street parking meters are not in operation from 5pm on Friday until 8am Monday morning. So, don’t pay the meters!  However, Providence has a ban on overnight parking, which is a big problem.  No street parking –anywhere – from 3am until 6am.

 

If you are staying in a hotel, they will provide you with private parking. If you don’t need to rent a car, don’t.  Providence is a very small city anyway and everything is in easy reach by foot or a short taxi ride.  If you are driving to Terrastock 6, your best option would be to leave your car where you are staying for the weekend (hotel or with your local friends or wherever you are staying) and take a bus or a taxi to get downtown.  Finally, there are many, many public parking lots all over downtown, but they can be very expensive. 

 

Here is a map of downtown parking lots (Terrastock 6 is marked in RED on this map – the block of Empire Street between Washington and Westminster):

 

http://secreteye.org/pvdmap.jpg

 

NOTE: The above Parking Map also indicates the train station, the downtown bus terminal (Kennedy Plaza), and several of the hotels we recommend. Talking of which....

   
   
   
   

Hotels

 

Note: as at 19th November we are very close to, and will soon be announcing, a special, discounted GROUP RATE for Terrastock 6 bands and festival-goers. You are welcome to go ahead and book your own accommodation just in case the hotels all fill up quickly, but we (Terrastock) cannot be held responsible if a cheaper rate for the same room is subsequently announced here....

 

Check out the Visit Rhode Island website, and click on ACCOMODATIONS, GREATER PROVIDENCE http://www.visitrhodeisland.com

 

Here are some individual hotel listings (THE FIRST FIVE ARE WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE):

 

 Holiday Inn - Downtown

 21 Atwells Avenue, Providence

 Phone: 401-831-3900

 http://www.holiday-inn.com/pvc-downtown

 

 The Hotel Providence

 292 Westminster Street, Providence

 Phone: 401-861-8000

 http://www.thehotelprovidence.com/

 

 The Biltmore

 11 Dorrance Street, Providence

 Phone: 401-421-0700

 http://www.providencebiltmore.com/

 

 Westin Hotel - Providence

 One West Exchange Street, Providence

 Phone: 401-598-8000;  1-800-937-8461

 http://www.westinprovidence.com/

 

 Courtyard by Marriott

 32 Exchange Terrace, Providence

 Phone: 401-272-1191

 http://www.courtyard.com/pvddt

 

Further afield:

 

 Motel 6 Providence-Warwick

 20 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, Rhode Island, United States, 02888

 I-95 at Jefferson Boulevard, Exit #15;  Phone: 401-467-9800

 http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.asp?MotelId=1282

 

 Comfort Inn - Airport

 1940 Post Road, Warwick

 Phone: 401-732-0470

 http://www.comfortinn.com/

 

 Comfort Inn - Providence/Pawtucket

 Two George Street, Pawtucket

 Phone: 401-723-6700

 http://www.choicehotels.com/

 

 Days Inn - South Attleboro

 1116 Washington Street, Rte. 1, So. Attleboro, MA

 Phone: 508-543-1000

 

 THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL HOTELS IN SEEKONK, MA – ABOUT 5 MILES FROM TERRASTOCK 6.

   
   
   
         
     

 

   
   

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