The “Music on the Porch” series at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park continues July 12th with the Kane Brothers.

The inaugural launch of the “Music on the Porch” concert series at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park premiered with the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet on June 29th with over 200 attendees.

July’s free concert will feature the area renowned brothers performing for two hours on the House’s porch from 5 – 7 PM along with refreshments from Newport Storm Breweries as well as, special cuisine from Blackstone Caterers’ A Fork in the Road food truck. The concert series is for all ages and children can play on the Eisenhower House lawn as parents enjoy the music.

“The “Music on the Porch” popularity has been incredible,” stated Jen Chapin, Director of Events for the Fort Adams Trust. “It’s a wonderful family gathering with the opportunity for children to play soccer and more on the lawn as parents listen to the music,” she added.

“The concert series is complimented with excellent cuisine and beverages from our trusted partners’ A Fork in the Road food truck and Newport Storm Breweries,” said Sandy Kristiansson, Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Fort Adams Trust. “Our partners really help out to make for an all-encompassing summer evening with beautiful views and great music,” he further offered. The next concert is scheduled for August 17th with the Elderly Brothers.

The next concert is scheduled for August 17th with the Elderly Brothers.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

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Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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