2020 Winter Bash

Our 2020 Winter Bash category is: Studio 54! On Saturday, February 29, we’re using the leap day to boogie like it’s 1979 at the historical Bucklin Plaza. Shake your groove thing at Rhode Island’s party of the year, featuring music, live entertainment and complimentary bites. Don’t get left out in the cold — get your tickets early and save!

Want to feel like a dancing queen? Our VIP ticket-holders gain access to an exclusive lounge with seating, bottomless bubbles, and gourmet treats from Rhode Island’s most popular restaurants. If you’re coming with a posse, buy your tickets in bulk with our Party Pack!

Date: February 29

Time: 7:30 – 11:30 pm (6:30 pm Sponsor Preview Hour)

Place: Bucklin Plaza, 69 Bucklin Street, Providence

Tickets: $45 – $110 in advance. Get your tickets early and save!

Get a FREE Bash ticket by signing up to volunteer! Or show how much you love the nightlife by becoming a Bash sponsor.


Check out pics from the 2019 Bash here.

About the Venue:

The forthcoming Bucklin Plaza in the West End seems to encompass an entire city block under one roof, but it is actually a complex of several structures. The buildings date from the late 1920s and have housed several manufacturing endeavors over the years.

The one-story building at the corner of Bucklin Street and Bellevue Avenue (69 Bucklin Street), featuring a distinct yellow bracketed overhang, has been home to Acme Tackle Co., Goodyear Tire Co. & Rubber Co., Phillips Baker Rubber Co. (maker of rubber footwear), W.P. Hamblin Inc. (storage), Automatic Canteen Co. (vending machines), Spencer Plating Co., and Vanguard Metals.

The attached one-story building (77 Bucklin Street) at the corner of Bucklin and Peace Streets with a stepped parapet at the roofline was likely built by Samuel Bomes of the nearby Bomes Theater at 1017 Broad Street. Briefly, it was occupied by a couple of bottle manufacturing companies followed by Narragansett Paper Co., Vanguard Metals, paper warehouse, and a restaurant and shops.

Current plans are to reactivate the complex as a mixed-use commercial center at the prominent convergence of Bucklin and Dexter Streets.

The 2020 Winter Bash is generously sponsored by:


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