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October 17, 2018

2018 Bridgefest will feature 19 events, 14 venues, and dozens of local artists


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Newport Festivals Foundation announced via press release today the schedule for their 2018 Bridgefest.

Bridgefest,  the annual celebration of Jazz, Folk and Newport’s rich musical community, returns to Newport from July 30 – August 2 and will feature local artists performing at 19 events at 14 venues over four days.

Produced by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., Bridgefest bridges the gap between the iconic Newport Folk Festival (July 27-29) and Newport Jazz Festival (August 3-5).

The 2018 schedule includes:

Monday, July 30
Presenter: Empire Coffee
Venue: Seamen’s Church Institute
Sea Shanties with Mike Goddard
2:00 – 3:00 pm
FREE
401-847-4260 |www.seamensnewport.org

Presenter: Bowen’s Wharf Co.
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
Busking at Bowen’s featuring Panoramic View (Steel Drumming)
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
401-849-3478 | www.bowenswharf.com

Presenter: Newport Dinner Cruise
Venue: The Mermaid Star at 26 Waites Wharf
Bridgefest Hors d’oeuvres Cruise featuring Mike Fischman Bluegrass Duo
6:30-8:00 pm
$50.00
401-835-2843 | www.newportdinnercruise.com

Presenter: DeBlois Gallery
Venue: DeBlois Gallery
Live Music with Tim May (Guitar, Vocals)
7:00 – 8:30 pm
FREE (Donations Appreciated)
401-529-2617 | www.debloisgallery.com

 

Tuesday, July 31
Presenter: Rory and Ric
Venue: Artful Lodger Inn
Live Music with Rory & Ric & Friends
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: A pizza to share (BYOB, some refreshments provided by Artful Lodger Inn)
954-815-3175 | www.artfullodger.com

Presenter: Bowen’s Wharf Co.
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
Busking at Bowen’s featuring Daisy Briggs (Guitar, Vocals)
6:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
401-849-3478 | www.bowenswharf.com

Presenter: La Forge Casino Restaurant
Venue: La Forge Casino Restaurant
Live Music with Dave Manuel and the La Forge All-Stars
FREE
6:00 -10:00 pm
401-847-0418 | www.laforgenewport.com

Presenter: Channing Memorial Church
Venue: Channing Church Parish Hall
Live Music with Farm Dog and The Geezers (Folk Music)
6:30 – 9:00 pm
$10.00
401-846-0643 | www.facebook.com/events/210757363058881/

Presenter: Lorri Shankar Music Productions
Venue: Newport Playhouse
Newport to Nashville Songwriters Showcase featuring Retro Country Experience with Bill Bartholomew (Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals), JoAnn Svendsen (Lead Vocals)
8:00 pm (Doors Open at 6:30 pm)
$10.00
401-848-7529 | www.newportplayhouse.com

 
Wednesday, August 1
Presenter: Trinity Memorial Church Inc.
Venue: Trinity Memorial Church
Music, Movement, and More featuring Christopher Kavi Carbone
10:00 -11:00 am
FREE (Family event)
401-846-0660 | www.trinitynewport.org

Presenter: Aquidneck Growers’ Market
Venue: Aquidneck Growers’ Market
Music from The Newport String Project
2:00 – 6:00 pm
FREE
401-256-6627 | www.aquidneckcommunitytable.org

Presenter: Friends of the Waterfront and City of Newport
Venue: King Park Gazebo at Wellington Avenue
Alan Bernstein Jazz with Alan Bernstein (Bass) Nicolas King (Vocalist), Mike Renzi (Piano) and Mike Coffey (Drums)
4:00 – 6:00 pm
FREE
401-845-5800 | newportwaterfront.org

Presenter: Newport Festivals Foundation
Venue: Fort Adams State Park
Local Bridges: A Celebration of Rhode Island’s Music Community featuring Girls Rock! RI and The Copacetics and Special Guests
6:00 – 8:00 pm (Gate opens at 5:30 pm)
FREE
401-848-5055 | www.newportfestivals.org

Presenter: Bowen’s Wharf Co.
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
Busking at Bowen’s featuring Aidan Keating (Guitar, Vocals)
6:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
401-849-3478 | www.bowenswharf.com

Presenter: Jane Pickens Theater and Event Company
Venue: Jane Pickens Theater
Captain Blood Party with Live Music from The Little Compton Band
6:30 pm – Live music with The Little Compton Band
7:30 pm – Screening of the classic pirate film, Captain Blood
$12.00
401-855-8695 | www.janepickens.com/shows/captain-blood

Presenter: Jo’s American Bistro
Venue: Jo’s Bistro
An Evening of Jazz featuring Joanne Rodino (Vocals), John Monllos(Guitar), Steve Johnson (Bass) and Stefan Griffin (Drums)
7:00 – 10:00 pm
FREE
401-862-0362 | www.josamericanbistro.com

 
Thursday, August 2
 
Presenter: Newport Dinner Cruise
Venue: Mermaid Star
Bridgefest Hors d’oeuvres Cruise featuring Lois Vaughan Jazz Duo with Bryan Rizzuto
6:30 – 8:00 pm
$50.00
401-835-2843 | www.newportdinnercruise.com

Presenter: Bowen’s Wharf Co.
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
Busking at Bowen’s featuring Dan Pelletier & Matt Fehr
6:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
401-849-3478 | www.bowenswharf.com

Presenter: What’sUpNewp
Venue: Newport Playhouse
The Greg Abate Uptown Jazz Quintet featuring Greg Abate (Saxophone), Phil Grenadier (Trumpet), Matt DeChamplain (Piano), Paul Del Nero (Bass) and Luther Gray (Drums)
8:00 pm
$20.00 in advance; $25.00 at the door
401-662-1653 | www.whatsupnewp.com

Schedule Subject to Change
More information on the four-day celebration is available atwww.newportbridgefest.com.
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