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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sole Food, Teysha Weaves the Way

There are always so many intriguing vendors at Newport Folk Festival. You can find anything from hand drawn and embossed stationary to jewelry made of sterling cutlery. What caught my eye most this year was a booth selling crafted boots made from handwoven textiles. The company is called Teysha (Tay-sha), based in Austin, Texas and sells footwear


Photo Gallery: Day #3 of 2016 Newport Folk Festival

With Alabama Shakes closing day #3 ,the 2016 Newport Folk Festival is now history. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite photos and memories from day #3, photos on day #3 by Patrick Murphy. Follow him on Instagram at  @thekingslens. ICYMI –  Photo Gallery Day #1 & Photo Gallery Day #2  

Now Hiring In Newport: 40+ Local Companies (July 25)

Looking for a job in Newport, RI? Here’s our weekly roundup of job opportunities that are currently available in and around Newport, RI. All jobs posted within the last 7 days; Amazing Intimate Essentials & Smoke Shop – Retail Store Manager APG Security – Security Officer Arianna Skincare – Assistant Manager/ Logistics Balanced Books – Bookkeeper Castle Hill Inn – Breakfast Server

This Week: Best Things To Do Around Newport (July 25 – 29)

Newport Folk Festival has come to a close and now it’s time for Newport BridgeFest before we welcome Newport Jazz Festival. Monday, July 25th Throughout The Day – Newport BridgeFest (schedule below) 6:35 p.m. – Newport Gulls Home Game at Cardines Field 8 p.m. – Laughter For Locals at Firehouse Theater Entertainment Fastnet: Live music

Newport Folk Festival: Set Lists for Sunday, July 24th

After three beautiful and epci days, the 2016 Newport Folk Festival came to a close with Alabama Shakes wrapping up the weekend. If you were at Day #3 of the Newport Folk Festival, here’s who and what you heard. SUNDAY FOLK QUAD RIVER WHYLESS The Hunt Bath Salts Life Crisis Widows Walk Baby Brother All Day

Festival Speak with Matthew Logan Vasquez

This has been quite the calendar year for Matthew Logan Vasquez, former member of Delta Spirit, and member of Middle Brother since 2010. In November of 2015, Matthew released his first ever solo EP, The Austin EP, shortly followed by his second release in February of 2016. A full length LP, called Solicitor Returns, representative of his


Photo Gallery: Day #2 of 2016 Newport Folk Festival

Day #2 of the 2016 Newport Folk Festival got underway today at Fort Adams State Park with Cactus Blossoms opening the day and Patti Smith closing out the day around 7:30 pm.   Here’s a look at day 2 of the 2016 Newport Folk Festival… All photos by Ryan Belmore

What To Drink in Newport This Weekend

  Sarah Fimple is the Beverage Manager at The Wharf Pub on Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, RI. Fimp’s Fave Five is back, Fimp’s Fave Five is here to tip you off on five new and/or great craft beers that are worth picking up at the liquor store, searching for around the city or stopping into

Credit: Morgan Macia

Newport Folk Festival: Set Lists for Friday, July 22nd

If you were at Day #1 of the Newport Folk Festival, here’s who and what you heard. HARBOR STAGE JP Harris California Turnarounds Badly Bent Two for the Road Amarillo South Oklahoma Home Is Where the Heart Is Maria Hard Road When I Quit Drinking Gear Jammin Daddy Shelly Colvin Guest – vox Mark Sloan-guitar

Photo by Morgan Macia/What'sUpNewp

This Weekend: Great Things To Do In and Around Newport (July 22 – 24)

Discover the best events, activities and things to do during this Newport Folk Festival weekend in and around Newport, RI. As a note, we didn’t list any of the Newport Festival After Parties that are already sold out. Where To Find Live Music, Comedy and Entertainment This Weekend Ongoing 48th Annual Newport Music Festival – July 8


Credit: Morgan Macia

2016 Newport Folk Festival Schedule & Lineup

The 2016 Newport Folk Festival is set to take place this weekend out at Fort Adams State Park. From site map to schedules and what to bring to the Festival, Newport Folk Festival has it all laid out for you in this year’s Official Folk Handbook. Be sure to read it over before hitting the

Q&A with Newport BridgeFest Artist Thatcher Harrison

We first met Thatcher Harrison at the 2016 Art’s and Cultural Alliance of Newport County Annual Meeting earlier this year. The 14-year-old was among the entertainment for the evening at the Newport Art Museum, his performance left us a bit speechless. Thatcher is returning to Newport very soon to participate in Newport BridgeFest, we caught

Photo Gallery: Day #1 of Newport Folk Festival

The 2016 Newport Folk Festival got underway today at Fort Adams State Park with JP Harris opening the day and Flight Of The Conchords closing out the day around 7:30 pm. Here’s a look at day 1 of the 2016 Newport Folk Festival… Photos captured by Morgan Macia, follow him on Instagram at @MaciaPhotography.  

Photo by Morgan Macia

Raury, Unplugged and Unfiltered

Last week, when I talked with Jay Sweet he said to me, “Raury … is something we haven’t really done in the past, I am pretty excited about that.” I was excited, too, but did not get my hopes up. I knew that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to get any face time with Raury during

Hillary Clinton’s Running Mate Attends Fundraiser in Newport on Friday Night

Hillary Clinton took to social media on Friday to announce that her running mate would be Virginia’s Senator Tim Kaine. I’m thrilled to announce my running mate, @TimKaine, a man who’s devoted his life to fighting for others. -H — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 23, 2016 Just a few short hours later, Senator Kaine arrived

Rhode Island Foundation Awards $30,000 to Help Newport Jazz Festival Continue Offering Third Day of Performances

The Newport Festivals Foundation Inc. announced today that it has received a $30,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to stage a third day of music featuring emerging artists and future icons at the historic Newport Jazz Festival on Friday, July 29, at Fort Adams State Park. After a two-decade hiatus, it is the third

Agenda for July 27th Newport City Council Meeting

The following items of business, filed with the City Clerk under the Rules of the Council, will come before the Council at its regular meeting to be held on July 27, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Newport City Hall. For links to any documents, head here. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG   CITIZEN’S FORUM: (Speakers