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Bridgefest, the annual celebration of Jazz, Folk and Newport’s rich musical community, returns to Newport Monday through Thursday and will feature local artists performing at 19 events at 14 venues over four days (scroll down for full schedule)

Monday, July 30th

Newport Bridgefest Throughout Newport

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11 am – No Tell Motel at The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

4:30 pm – Leave No Trace at Jane Pickens Theater

7:30 pm – Heal Documentary at Jane Pickens Theater

8 pm – Laughter For Locals with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater


Tuesday, July 31st

Newport Bridgefest Throughout Newport

10:30 am – Newport String Project at Newport Public Library

11 am – No Tell Motel at The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

4:30 pm – Leave No Trace at Jane Pickens Theater

6:30 pm – Retro Country Experience at The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

7:30 pm – Beatles Yellow Submarine Singalong at Jane Pickens Theater


Wednesday, August 1st

Newport Bridgefest Throughout Newport

11 am – The Eaddo & Peter Kiernan Research Fellows Lectures at Rosecliff.

4:30 pm – Leave No Trace at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – A Perfect Storm: The Collision of Hurricanes and Climate Change at Newport Historical Society

5 pm to 9 pm – Fireside Wednesday Music Series presents The Z Boys at Newport Vineyards

5:30 pm – Historic Summer Residences of Salve Regina at Redwood Library

6 pm – Newport Craft Brewing Beer Dinner at Smoke House

6 pm – Spirits & Stogies at Hotel Viking

7 pm – Family Friendly Funnies with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

7:30 pm – Captain Blood Party at Jane Pickens Theater

Thursday, August 2nd

Newport Bridgefest Throughout Newport

11 am – Family Programs at the Rose Island Lighthouse

12 pm – Lively Lunches: Public Lectures in the Park at Touro Park

4:30 pm – Leave No Trace at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 pm – Sammy Davis Jr: I Gotta Be Me at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 pm – Jasper Johns: Pictures within Pictures, 1980-2015 at Redwood Library

5:30 pm – GENE SMITH’S SINK AND THE MID-CENTURY UNDERGROUND JAZZ SCENE at Rough Point

7:30 pm – What’sUpNewp presents The Greg Abate Uptown Jazz Quintet at The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

8:10 pm – Studio 54 – newportFILM Outdoors 8/2 at Rosecliff

Friday, August 3rd

10 am – 2018 Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Three Identical Strangers at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – No Tell Motel at The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

8 pm – Newport Jazz Festival Friday Night Concert at the International Tennis Hall Of Fame

Saturday, August 4th

8 am – Cars & Coffee at Chateau Sur Mer

10 am – 2018 Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park

1 pm – 4 pm – Weekend Music Series presents Orange Whip at Newport Vineyards

2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Three Identical Strangers at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Newport International Polo Series at Glen Farm

6 pm – No Tell Motel at The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater


The 2018 Bridgefest 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

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

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

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

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

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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