Culture Shock is an annual music and arts festival that was created to bring people
together, celebrate the many vibrant cultures that exist in this unique area, and offer a
sense of connectedness as we adapt to a new normal. This event has been a huge
success within this culturally diverse, tight knit, urban community since it’s inception. It
would not be possible without the support of local businesses, community based
organizations, and all of the beautiful people.
Pawtucket has always been a city on the rise. It has it’s own unique identity. The best
way to continue to build on that identity is to find ways to celebrate the many differences
that make us one. Culture Shock is doing just that. We are bringing together different
cultures, different genres of music, different mediums of artistic expression, and putting
them all on display on one stage to shock the globe with an explosion of music, art,
excitement, and love.