The Sounds of the Season
Exciting variety of live musical performances to sweep Newport
in the summer of 2005!
Newport, R.I.--Whether you have an
ear for contemporary or classical, jazz or good old folk, the
sounds coming from Newport this summer will surely be music to
your ears when four major music festivals boogie their way through
The city-by-the-sea's summertime musical
showcase kicks off at the Newport Yachting Center with the Snapple
Sunset Music Festival on June 23-July 3, when festival-goers
come out to tap their feet to a variety of popular artists all
performing in the backdrop of the magnificent Newport Harbor
sunsets! The lineup always features an enticing mix of pop, rock,
alternative, folk, and soul and in the past has included Better
Than Ezra, Cheap Trick, The Bacon Brothers, Blind Boys of Alabama,
Ben Folds, and the long time Newport favorite, Livingston Taylor.
Newport sunsets, great music, and a spectacular fireworks display
on the Fourth of July- what a way to celebrate the summer! Learn
more about the Sunset Music Festival online at www.SunsetMusicFestival.com.
The Newport Music Festival, July 8-24,
brings a change of pace to Newport's scene, when music lovers
relax in the grandeur of breathtaking Gilded Age mansions and
listen to fine performances featuring 19th century chamber music,
vocal repertoire and the Romantic-era piano literature, creating
one of the most unique and extraordinary festivals in the world.
The festival will present more than sixty concerts, three to
five each day set in Newport's famed mansions with American and
international artists performing. For additional information
and a complete concert schedule, please visit www.NewportMusic.org.
Summertime is the best time to enjoy
the sun and sea of Newport's great outdoors, making Fort Adams
State Park the perfect locale for two Newport traditions- Dunkin
Donuts Newport Folk Festival (August 5-7) and the JVC Jazz Festival-Newport
(August 12-14). Thousands of music fans flock to this giant outdoor
fort on the coast annually to listen to the sounds of some of
the industry's greatest.
The Dunkin Donuts Newport Folk Festival
(www.NewportFolk.com), one of Newport's most appreciated and
anticipated events returns to scenic Fort Adams on August 5-7.
Featuring the industry's best talents, the festival is a weekend
musical extravaganza with on-going performances on multiple stages
overlooking scenic Newport Harbor. This year's event will feature
and expanded schedule of events with a newly added Friday night
concert performance by Arlo Guthrie and Nanci Griffith on August
5 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The music plays on through the weekend
of August 12 -14 at the JVC Jazz Festival-Newport (www.FestivalProductions.net).
An icon in the world of jazz music, the JVC Jazz Festival-Newport
is always a memorable experience for jazz connoisseurs and can
be an ear-opening experience for new fans! That will certainly
be the case this year when the festival welcomes Eartha Kitt
for a Friday evening event at the International Tennis Hall of
Fame, and then the fun continues on Saturday and Sunday with
world-class performers including Wynton Marsalis, Patricia Barber,
Carla Bley, Dave Bruebeck, Chick Corea, and Christian McBride.
From jazz and classical to folk and
rock, Newport is bursting with must-hear music this summer! To
be sure not to miss a note, get advance tickets and plan your
trip to the city-by-the-sea today. For a packed calendar of festivals
and special events, information on fantastic Newport getaway
deals, and additional Newport information check out
The Newport County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to the promotion of the City of Newport
and the five townships of Newport County as a destination for
leisure and business travel. For further information, please
contact the NCCVB Marketing Department at 401- 845-9151 or www.GoNewport.com.
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