The 10th Annual NIMFest Concert Series, which takes place at the Gazebo on Wellington Avenue in King Park, will get underway on Sunday, June 26th.

The series is presented by the City Of Newport with a gift from Mrs. Dorrance H. Hamilton. All concerts are scheduled on Sundays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., there are no rain dates.

Bring a chair or enjoy the lawn seating at the park, shows are free and open to the public of all ages!

2016 NIMFest Schedule

  • June 26th –  Randy Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction and Skinny Millionaires
  • July 3rd – Slackwater String Band and Four Bridges
  • July 10th –  JP Jones, Outer Earth and Gumption & Glory
  • July 17th – Allysen Callery and Bob Kendall Band
  • July 24th – Cherish The Ladies
  • July 31st La Mechante et le Connard and Mac Chrupcala
  • August 7th – Tribute to Newport Slim – Leslie Grimes & Matt Bruneau, Caboodle and Big Cat Blues Band
  • August 14th –  Joyce Katzberg and The Gnomes
  • August 21st The Kane Brothers and Abbey Rhode
  • August 28th  ZanRicky and Chelley, Bill & Dyl

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