Can’t rain on our parade. Newport just got brighter with Umbrella Sky Newport, a unique art experience with 500 colorful umbrellas suspended in the sky above Brick Market Place. Admire this magical site now through early October with pop-up live music and events happening weekly beneath the colorful hues. 

Fast Facts

What: Umbrella Sky Newport
Where: Brick Market Place
When: On display until early October (weather depending)
 

Umbrella Sky

About Umbrella Sky Newport

A floating display of 500 colorful umbrellas with hues of yellow, pink, orange, and red. Umbrella Sky Newport is produced by ArtScape, a non-profit dedicated to transforming public spaces into inspiring works of art. 

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Can't Miss Events

Johnny Juxo & Friends - Americana & New Orleans Blues

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Where:
Brick Market
When:
Saturday, June 1, 2024
Time:
12:00 PM 3:00 PM

Johnny Juxo and Friends will get things kicking playing Americana to New Orleans Blues. His 2017 release Long Distance Driver won the Motif Award for Americana Album of the Year. In 2020 John recorded his next album, Get Off of My Lawn, a collection of songs written by local songwriters he’s worked with over the years. Johnny’s latest release is Rocket Wine, with Lisa Marie, A collection of Lisa's original songs that mix New Orleans-inspired blues and R&B.

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Jimi Blacksheep - Rock & Funk

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Where:
Brick Market
When:
Saturday, June 8, 2024 & Saturday, July 20, 2024
Time:
1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Come listen to Jimi Blacksheep. Jimi’s electric guitar will have you rocking. This singer and producer performs alt-rock. funk, hiphop R&B, neo soul & jazz.

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Luca Simeone - Acoustic/Singer -Songwriter

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Where:
Brick Market
When:
Sunday, June 9, 2024
Time:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Luca Simeone is a 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and composer. His acoustic performances converge the genres of jazz, folk, and soul and include popular covers as well as his own originals. Outside of his solo work, Luca is a part of various groups around RI including Guess Method, Smug Honey, DudeManBro, Quick Hits and where he plays trumpet, keys, guitar, and more.

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Danielle Miraglia - Blues Shining Star

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Where:
Brick Market
When:
Sunday, June 23, 2024
Time:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson and an infectious stomp-box rhythm with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. Her latest “Bright Shining Stars” debuted at #15 on the Billboard Blues Charts. Cascade Blues Association calls it "... tough as rawhide, but smooth as blended whiskey." "Straddling the line where folk/roots meets rock/blues, Miraglia has a voice that can go from a raspy come-hither purr to an Etta James-esque powerhouse belt, although she may be best known for her lead thumb — a heavy, thumping strike on her Gibson that’s backdrop percussion in itself." - Lauren Daley - The Boston Globe. Don’t miss this rising star.

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La Méchante et Le Connard - Standards, French & Pop Charts with a Swing Twist

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Where:
Brick Market
When:
Saturday, July 6, 2024
Time:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

La Méchante et le Connard are a Franco-American duo of ukulele, double bass, and voice… did you say ukulele? Yes, ukulele. Casey Jayne and Cyril spend the year in Sancerre, France, touring the country for concerts, festivals, and events, everything from the Cannes Film Festival to local concerts.  Each summer, they travel to Newport, Rhode Island, Casey’s hometown, playing more festivals and concerts. The acoustic duo plays warm and fun music, all with an elegant French touch.  The repertoire is a mix of jazz-age standards and popular hits, arranged specifically for the instrumentation.  Unique arrangements and fresh takes on all the songs you already love will have your toes tapping, your face smiling, and singing along. For those who are not francophone, please do google the name, but don’t worry… on est gentils!

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Ilana Katz - Blues and Appalachian Fiddler

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Where:
Brick Market
When:
Sunday, July 7, 2024 & Saturday, August 3, 2024
Time:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ilana Katz is a Blues and Appalachian fiddler, singer, and songwriter whose musical versatility has her performing solo, leading bands, and lending her fiddling prowess to a who’s who of Blues musicians from the Delta on up. Her latest record, In My Mind, (October 8, 2021) debuted at #3 on the iTunes National Blues Chart. It’s been a mainstay on the national Blues/Contemporary Blues Roots Music charts. It was in the top picks for the entire year 2021 by Blues Music Magazine. Come see Ilana perform under the Umbrella Sky NPT @ Brick Market

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The Berger Boys - Father & Son Acoustic Duo

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Where:
Brick Market
When:
Sunday, July 21, 2024
Time:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jimmy Berger and Lou Berger are in perfect sync. The father and son team are known for their tight harmonies. They are aptly named the Berger Boys. They play a mix of original tunes and obscure covers that the audiences love. The hard-working Berger Boys have been playing together for two years and pride themselves on their craft. Jimmy Berger is the dad of the musical duo and the bass player for the legendary RI band the Schemers., his son Louie loves singing and performing. Don’t miss this musical duo!

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