Fête is New England’s boutique live music venue dedicated to providing innovative music programming to an audience as diverse as New England itself. Fête’s mission is to rejuvenate the relationship between music and revelry; create a haven where both artists and audiences engage in a unique and gratifying cultural experience and actively participate in the revitalization of Olneyville, a unique and historic Providence neighborhood.
The Ballroom, Lounge, and Bistro (2013) at Fête will have a lasting impact upon The Creative Capital’s vibrant art, culture and tourism industry. Fête will create employment opportunities for various education and skill levels. Our culturally diverse programming will provide thousands of visitors the opportunity to visit, shop, and dine while experiencing the unique charms of Providence.
Many bands with significant followings by-pass Rhode Island for other metro areas such as Boston, causing missed revenue streams for our state. With three unique rooms, Fête will tap into the local, regional, and national music scene, actively working to stimulate and support the artistic community.
A Unique Program
Fête is committed to developing thoughtful and unique programming that honors our rich musical past, while supporting the cutting edge, experimental, commercial and non-commercial trends. Fête celebrates all types of music and we believe music can bring people together.
Nicolas Bauta, Fête President, Co-Owner, Fête/ Archetype LLC. is a sculptor, interior designer and art entrepreneur and Rhode Island School of Design graduate. Guided by his creative spirit, resolve, and vision, Nicolas has been a lighting rod in the establishment of several venues and institutions in Providence. He is the cofounder and principal investor in a diverse portfolio of non- profit and commercial ventures since 2000: Art Recreation Center, Firehouse 13, Millhause, Steelyard, One Sims Avenue, and Archetype LLC d.b.a. Fête. By harnessing his passion for art, working with his hands, and affinity for historic and unique spaces, in addition to a family legacy philanthropy and environmental advocacy, Nick continues to be a pioneering leader of the creative entrepreneurs of Providence.
Donald King, Fête Vice President, Co-Owner, Fête/ Archetype LLC. is a creative director, socio-musicologist, brand strategist, event producer and builder of cultural institutions. A graduate of Brown University, Don has been a driving force in the establishment of the arts, culture, and tourism movement in the Creative Capital. The founder and artistic director behind successful brands such as The Providence Black Repertory Company and Providence Sound Session, a seven day, multi-staged and multi-venue, genre defying music festival that booked regional, national, and international artists and delivered upwards of fifty-thousand people into the city annually. Don has been heralded as a true connector and visionary.