Summertime in Newport is synonymous with outdoor festivities. From al fresco eats and drinks to live music and free concert series, you'll find us in the sun as much as possible. These live music series are everything you need to keep your fun-in-the-sun time upbeat.
EASTON'S BEACH FAMILY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Live music with an ocean view is the agenda for Easton's Beach Family Night Concert Series every Tuesday through August. All shows begin at 6:00 PM and last for approximately an hour and a half. In the event of rain, shows will be rescheduled.
|JUNE 27||The Driftwoods||
The Driftwoods are a Beach Boys Tribute Band.
|JULY 11||Fast Times||
Fast Times is an 80's dance band. Sponsored by Easton's
|JULY 18||Brass Attack||
Brass Attack is a 10-piece band that plays songs from
|JULY 25||Sh Bop||
Sh Bop is an oldies band. Sponsored by Easton's Beach
|AUGUST 1||Swingland -- The Larry Brown Band||
The Larry Brown Band is a seventeen piece Swingland
|AUGUST 8||Downcity Band||
Downcity Band is an 8-piece band that plays oldies to today.
Sponsored in memory of Ralph Gizzi by his loving family.
|AUGUST 15||Dick Lupino Band||
The Dick Lupino Band plays a variety of genres including
MUSIC ON THE PORCH
Hosted by The Fort Adams Trust, the Music On the Porch free concert series will be held at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park this summer. All concerts start at 5:00 PM and go through 7:00 PM, featuring live musical performances from a variety of artists and performers, plus refreshments from Newport Storm and Blackstone Caterers' A Fork in the Road food truck. Bring a blanket and enjoy performances for all ages accompanied by Narragansett Bay in the backdrop.
- Thursday, June 29: Lois Vaughn Quartet
- Wednesday, July 12: United States Navy Band
- Thursday, August 17: TBA
SINGING OUT AGAINST HUNGER EVELYN'S DRIVE IN SERIES
Evelyn's Drive-In in Tiverton once again hosts Singing Out Against Hunger concert series through September. SOAH was created in 2003 to provide nutritious food for those in need and to raise awareness of their ongoing plight. Savor award winning food, raffles and local musicians on their Nanaquaket Pond patio.
Performances to be announced.
- Friday, July 14, 5:00 PM
- Friday, August 11, 5:00 PM
- Friday, September 8, 5:00 PM
MUSIC MONTH AT BALLARD PARK
Jenkins Construction Company of Middletown presents Music Month at Ballard Park. The series includes four free concerts by a diverse group of bands including The Navy Band Northeast, The Ubiquitones, the Toe Jam Puppet Band and Chelley, Bill & Dyl.
All of the Jenkins Construction Music Month concerts will be held in Ballard Park’s quarry meadow off of Hazard Road. Seating for all concerts is on the grass so event goers are advised to bring a blanket or lawn chair on which to sit. There is rugged terrain so sturdy shoes are also recommend. Picnic dinners are welcome and parking is available on Hazard Road. Allow fifteen minutes to park and make your way into the quarry meadow.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Details: Aquidneck Island’s Johnny Cash tribute band pays homage to Johnny Cash’s music as well as the influence his music has made on modern country music. Up tempo songs and contagious enthusiasm will get you up and dancing.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19
Band: The Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Details: The popular seventeen piece Swingland Orchestra is a group of professional musicians playing jazz, swing and big band music that is wonderful to dance to and easy on the ears. Bandleader Don Chilton.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26
Band: Toe Jam Puppet Band
Time: 10:00 AM
Details: Bubbles, hula hoops, squirt guns and costumes will get kids movin’ and groovin’. Offering a special brand of hands-on children’s entertainment, the Toe Jam Puppet Band encourages kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs and storytelling.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26
Band: The Ravers
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Details: They’ve been rocking Rhode Island for 29 years! Newport’s favorite reggae band: The Ravers! Carey Bowman will be rocking the vocals with Adam Alechio on guitar, Ray Gennari on bass, Doug Ernest on drums, Mike Dansereau on keys, Dan Moretti on sax and Doug Woolverton on trumpet.
SWEET BERRY FARM SUMMER DINNER & CONCERT SERIES
The 100-acre post and beam farm market in Middletown is hosting their annual summer dinner and concert series featuring a dinner menu to complement the provided live music.
Admission to all concerts is free. Specialty dinners prepared by Chef Scott Amaral are available along with many other food items from the café. Picnic tables are reserved for meal ticket holders only and on a first come basis. Meal tickets can be reserved by calling ahead. 401.847.3912. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Concert goers must park in designated parking lot only. Please do not park in front of farm market.
Tuesday evenings in July and August. Schedule coming soon.
NIMFEST AT KING PARK
NIMFest at King Park will take place in the park gazebo on Wellington Avenue offering unparalleled views of Newport Harbor. Presented by the City of Newport, concerts are held on Sundays from 3:00 - 6:00 PM through August. All concerts are free of charge, just bring your lawn chair or a blanket!
Cee Cee & The Riders
Ladies of Blues & Soul
Alan Berstein All Star
Down City Band
Jon Monllos Jazz Band
Chelley, Bill & Dyl
NEWPORT VINEYARDS CONCERT SERIES
Newport Vineyards presents their live music series among the vines. Savor their locally crafted wine during a wine tasting or purchase a glass and sit outside on the patio. All music is offered on Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
|JUNE 3||Briana White|
|JUNE 4||Steven Allain|
|JUNE 10||Pat Cottrell|
|JUNE 11||Tom Burgess|
|JUNE 18||John & Joanne Monnllos|
|JUNE 24||Colby & Keila|
|JUNE 25||Brian Scott|
|JULY 1||Orange Whip|
|JULY 2||The Z-Boys|
|JULY 8||Leslie Grimes & Matt Bruneau|
|JULY 9||Mike Baez|
|JULY 16||Tom Burgess|
|JULY 22||Colby & Keila|
|JULY 23||Brian Scott|
|JULY 29||Briana White|
|JULY 30||Grayson Ty|
|AUGUST 5||Yacht Club Rejects|
|AUGUST 6||Leslie Grimes & Matt Bruneau|
|AUGUST 12||Orange Whip|
|AUGUST 13||Mike Baez|
|AUGUST 20||Tom Burgess|
|AUGUST 26||Briana White|
|AUGUST 27||Brian Scott|