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October 16, 2018

Summer Sunday concerts return to King Park gazebo on July 1st


The twelfth annual NIMFest music series will begin Sunday, July 1 from 3:00-6:00pm and consecutive Sundays through August 26 at King Park, Wellington Avenue, Newport. Concerts are free and feature local or regional performers in a variety of musical styles. Brunch Belly food truck and lawn seating available, bring a chair or blanket.

 

The kickoff concert is Sunday, July 1 from 3-6pm with Irish folk duo, Ramblin’ Rhode and guest vocalist Carrigan Nelson; singer/songwriter/guitarist Grace Morrison; and acoustic folk music trio the Slackwater String Band.

Award-winning singer/songwriter Grace Morrison performs on the national festival circuit and her song video broadcast on the American Idol finale. Her set is 4pm at the NIMFest Kickoff Concert, Sunday, July 1, 3-6pm at King Park, with folk music duo Ramblin’ Rhode at 3pm and the acoustic masters Slackwater String Band at 5pm.

 

The following performers are scheduled through the summer: July 8 original pop/rock with Radios Islands, Melissa Chaplin Family; July 15, Blues with John Hillman Band, Cee Cee & The Riders; July 22, Classic rock with Zoink Zulag & Galactic Shag, Island Rockers; July 29, Folk music with Otis Read Trio, Joyce Katzberg, The Gnomes; August 5, 50s-60s with Kane Brothers, bluegrass/country with Lizzie James & The Greystone Rail; August 12, Pop/ 50s-80s with Joe Colpitt, The Playboys; August 19, Soul/pop with Down City Band; August 26, Latin jazz with Julio Amaro, Reggae with The Ravers.

 

Presented by the City of Newport, the NIMFest series is made possible by a contribution from the Hamilton Family Foundation. There are no rain dates.

 

For more information, contact the Newport Recreation Dept., 845-5800, or visit Nimfest Newport on Facebook for updates.

 

Full Event Schedule

Sunday, July 1 – NIMFest kickoff concert from 3-6pm with Celtic folk duo, Ramblin’ Rhode and guest vocalist Carrigan Nelson; singer/songwriter/guitarist Grace Morrison; and acoustic folk-AmeriMento music of the Slackwater String Band. King Park, Newport. Free, bring chair or blanket. Contact Newport Rec Dept. 845-5800.

 

Sunday, July 8 – NIMFest presents two popular rock/folk singer/songwriter groups Radios Islands with Randy Robbins, and the Melissa Chaplin Family. 3-6pm King Park, Newport. Free, bring chair or blanket. Contact Newport Rec Dept. 845-5800.

 

Sunday, July 15 – NIMFest presents the best of the blues with the John Hillman Band and Cee Cee & The Riders with singer Leslie Grimes. 3-6pm King Park, Newport. Free, bring chair or blanket. Contact Newport Rec Dept. 845-5800.

 

Sunday, July 22 – NIMFest presents classic pop/rock music with Zoink Zulag & Galactic Shag and the new Portsmouth-based Island Rockers. 3-6pm King Park,
Newport. Free, bring chair or blanket. Contact Newport Rec Dept. 845-5800.

 

Sunday, July 29 – NIMFest presents a celebration of folk music with the Otis Read Trio, RI’s first lady of folk singer/guitarist Joyce Katzberg, and global fusion music of The Gnomes. 3-6pm King Park, Newport. Free, bring chair or blanket. Contact Newport Rec Dept. 845-5800.

 

Sunday, August 5 – NIMFest presents 50s-60s vocal/guitar duo The Kane Brothers, and bluegrass/country band Lizzie James & The Greystone Rail. 3-6pm King Park, Newport. Free, bring chair or blanket. Contact Newport Rec Dept. 845-5800.

 

Sunday, August 12 – NIMFest presents singer/guitarist Joe Colpitt, and The Playboys with pianist Jack Casey and guitarist Mark Gorman. 3-6pm King Park Newport. Free, bring chair or blanket. Contact Newport Rec Dept. 845-5800.

 

Sunday, August 19 – NIMFest presents soul music with the Down City Band; 3-6pm King Park Newport. Free, bring chair or blanket. Contact Newport Rec Dept. 845-5800.

 

Sunday, August 26 – NIMFest presents jazz guitarist/singer Julio Amaro, and reggae band The Ravers. 3-6pm King Park Newport. Free, bring chair or blanket. Contact Newport Rec Dept. 845-5800.

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