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The Naval Station Newport MWR will be hosting a Salute to Summer Free Concert and Fireworks Show on Saturday, August 25th at Dewey Field on Naval Station Newport.

This event is open to active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, eligible family members, DoD civilians and contractors with base access, and the general public.

Field gates will open at 2 pm for patrons with base access and Gate 1 at 4 p.m. for the general public, pedestrians only, no unauthorized cars. Navy Health Clinic New England parking lot located on Third Street, will be available for the general public to park until filled.

Navy Band Northeast’s rock band, Rhode Island Sound, will close out Naval Station Newport’s annual Salute to Summer day of family fun with a free concert at 7:45 PM.

Entertainment Lineup

  • Ben O’Connor – 3 p.m.
  • The Driftwoods – 5 p.m.
  • Navy Band Northeast – 7 p.m.
  • Fireworks ~ 9:15 p.m.

For more information on the event, visit Navy MWR Naval Station Newport page.

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Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

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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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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